The 2018 Lexus RX 350 is a direct descendent of a sneaky revolutionary, the 1999 RX 300 that pioneered the now-crowded luxury crossover segment. Thanks to a redesign for 2016, the RX 350 is more athletic-looking and well-tailored than ever before. And with that bold grille up front, it's undeniably distinctive.
Under the skin of the current-gen RX is a more comfortable, versatile interior that's spectacularly illuminated with ambient lighting. The leather-trimmed cockpit elegantly blends the best of a sedan's comfort with the usability of a utility wagon. There's plenty of legroom and headroom, plus enough onboard entertainment options to keep the kids amused until they have kids of their own.
Though it's hardly optimized for off-road work, Lexus lifted the RX's all-independent suspension slightly last year, allowing it to clear more obstacles than you might think. The engine is a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 295 horsepower and matched to an unobtrusive eight-speed automatic transmission. Both front- and all-wheel drive are offered. The RX 350's sibling, the RX 450h (reviewed separately), uses the same body shell and features a gas-electric hybrid drivetrain. There's also a new 350L version this year that's longer and has a third-row seat.
The EPA rates the front-wheel-drive RX 350 at 23 mpg combined (20 city/27 highway), and the all-wheel-drive model at 22 combined (19 city/26 highway). Those aren't ultracompelling numbers, but they're respectable considering the RX's capability and the class overall.
Compared to previous generations of the RX, this one handles significantly better. The standard RX 350 wheels are 18 inches in diameter, with the sportier F Sport model equipped with 20-inch wheels and more aggressive tires. The F Sport also gets an adaptive suspension, quicker and more responsive steering, and F Sport badges. Sporty, however, is a relative term since any RX 350 is more comfortable cruising on road than trying to set a track record. Ultimately, the RX is only modestly powerful, and the suspension is softly sprung. If you're looking for a smooth ride on the highway with your luxury crossover, you'll be happy to hear that the RX still has that in spades.
When the first Lexus RX went on sale way back when, it was the obvious choice in luxury crossovers. After all, it was the only luxury crossover. Now the market is overrun with the breed, so choosing the right one for you means doing some solid research. That's what we give you here at Edmunds. Use all of our tools to know you made an informed and confident choice.
2018 Lexus RX 350 Overview
The 2018 Lexus RX 350 is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 8A), 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A), and F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A). RX 350 models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2018 RX 350 comes with front wheel drive or all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2018 RX 350 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What should I pay for a new 2018 Lexus RX 350?
2018 Lexus RX 350 F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A)
The 2018 Lexus RX 350 F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $59309. The average price paid for a new 2018 Lexus RX 350 F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is trending $2808 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2018 Lexus RX 350 F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is 4.7% below the MSRP.
We are showing 22 F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) 2018 Lexus RX 350 F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
2018 Lexus RX 350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A)
The 2018 Lexus RX 350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $53248. The average price paid for a new 2018 Lexus RX 350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is trending $2807 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2807 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $50441.
The average savings for the 2018 Lexus RX 350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is 5.3% below the MSRP.
We are showing 158 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) 2018 Lexus RX 350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
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Review Exceeded my expectations at every level. Awesome car, great price, straightforward deal. This vehicle is so much more than the prior versions. Most notably, more powerful engine and EIGHT gears for VERY smooth acceleration.
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