2019 Lexus RX 350
- Integration with Lexus Enform Connect smartphone app
- Part of the fourth RX generation introduced for 2016
- Attractive cabin with top-quality materials and construction
- Ride quality makes almost any road feel smooth
- Advanced safety features come standard
- Wide cargo bay makes it easy to load luggage and groceries
- Optional tech interface is distracting to use
- Less overall cargo capacity than competitors
2019 Lexus RX 350 pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which RX 350 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
The 2019 Lexus RX 350 is certainly one of the most appealing options for a well-rounded luxury crossover SUV. The Lexus RX we cover in this review is the simple, two-row non-hybrid model, but there are three other versions of the RX (reviewed separately): the three-row RX 350L, the hybrid RX 450h and the three-row hybrid RX 450hL. The RX's appeal owes partly to that wide variety of configurations but also to its long list of standard features, such as adaptive cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control and leather upholstery. There are lots of high-end options to choose from, too, such as a 12.3-inch center display screen, a 15-speaker stereo and a panoramic sunroof.
Comfort also plays a large role in the RX's appeal. The front seats are great for long-distance drives, and highway noise is nearly nonexistent. Combine all of this with a modern, well-built cabin, appealing value and Lexus' reputation for reliability, and you've got a car with a lot of curb appeal.
The RX certainly isn't perfect, though. The optional infotainment interface can be frustrating and difficult to use, which is definitely a distraction on the open road. And while the RX 350 is spacious, you'll have trouble fitting larger items into the cargo area because of the slanted rear roofline. Overall, though, none of these drawbacks would keep us away from the 2019 RX 350. We certainly recommend you take one for a test drive.
Trim levels & features
The 2019 Lexus RX 350 is a five-passenger luxury crossover available in base and F Sport versions. They both come with a 3.5-liter V6 engine (295 horsepower, 267 pound-feet of torque), an eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional.
The base is equipped with 18-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights (with automatic high beams), rear privacy glass, a power liftgate, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, a 40/20/40-split rear seat and a rear cargo cover.
Also standard is a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, Safety Connect emergency communications, a suite of drive safety aids (the Safety System+ package, including lane departure warning and intervention, as well as forward collision warning and mitigation with automatic emergency braking), Bluetooth, an 8-inch display screen, a smartphone-integrated navigation system and a nine-speaker sound system.
The Premium package is available on non-F Sport models and adds auto-dimming side mirrors, a sunroof, automatic wipers, driver-seat memory functions, leather upholstery, wood trim and a rear armrest storage compartment. The Luxury package (also only available on base models) includes the Premium package items and adds 20-inch wheels, a heated steering wheel, rear door sunshades, upgraded leather upholstery, and four-way lumbar adjustment for the front seats.
The F Sport is our pick in the RX lineup, and on top of the standard RX equipment it includes the Premium package contents, sportier exterior styling, 20-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, enhanced engine sound, transmission paddle shifters, unique gauges, heated and ventilated sport seats, leather upholstery and unique interior trim. The F Sport is also available with all-wheel drive.
Options are generally grouped into packages with the RX, but there are a few stand-alone items, too, and availability can depend on the trim level and region in which you live.
The Navigation package adds a navigation system, the Remote Touch tech interface, a larger 12.3-inch display, voice controls, the Lexus Enform App Suite and a 12-speaker sound system.
Other options include blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and automated braking, a panoramic-view backup camera, either a regular or a panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats, power-folding second-row seats, a towing package (with an upgraded cooling system), front and rear parking sensors, a hands-free liftgate, upgraded LED headlights (with 18 individual LED accent lights), a color head-up display, a heated steering wheel and a 15-speaker Mark Levinson sound system.
The RX 350 comes in just two versions, although it can be optioned in many ways. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Lexus RX 350 base model (3.5L V6 | 8-speed automatic | FWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2016, the current RX 350 has received some revisions to standard and optional equipment packages, but our findings remain applicable to this year's model.
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite RX 350 safety features:
- Lexus Safety System+
- Bundle includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation and automatic braking, and lane departure warning/lane keeping assist.
- Lexus Enform Safety Connect
- This system can automatically alert emergency services in the event of a crash or distress. Also includes a stolen-vehicle locator.
- Panoramic Rearview Camera
- Maximizing the 12.3-inch widescreen display, the panoramic rearview camera gives a broad look at what's behind you before you back up.
Lexus RX 350 vs. the competition
2019 Lexus RX 350
2018 Audi Q5
Lexus RX 350 vs. Audi Q5
The recently redesigned Audi Q5 is definitely a segment leader among luxury crossovers. It has one of our favorite interiors in the class, along with a comfortable highway ride and abundant standard features. The Audi is a bit smaller than the RX 350, meaning less front and rear legroom, but it tops the Lexus for rear cargo space.
Lexus RX 350 vs. Acura RDX
The current Acura RDX is a far cry from the previous-generation model. Redesigned for 2019, the RDX is now much more entertaining to drive. While many of the Acura's desirable features are buried in the upper trim levels, it still offers quite a bit of equipment for the money — a fully topped-out RDX is only a few grand more than a base RX 350. And compared to the RX 350, the RDX has much more rear cargo space.
Lexus RX 350 vs. Porsche Macan
If you're looking for a taught, sporty driving experience in your luxury crossover, the first vehicle on your list should be the Porsche Macan. Excellent steering, handling and on-road feel make the Macan the sports car of the luxury crossover bunch. The RX 350, however, is taller, longer and wider than the Macan. This gives the RX 350 more passenger and cargo space.
2019 Lexus RX 350 for Sale
2019 Lexus RX 350 Overview
The 2019 Lexus RX 350 is offered in the following submodels: RX 350 SUV. Available styles include 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 8A), F SPORT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 8A), F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A), and 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A).
What do people think of the 2019 Lexus RX 350?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Lexus RX 350 and all its trim types. 0 Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 RX 350.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
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Our Review Process
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What's a good price for a New 2019 Lexus RX 350?
2019 Lexus RX 350 F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A)
The 2019 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 $54,680. The average price paid for a new 2019 Lexus RX 350 F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is trending $2,312 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,312 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$52,368.
The average savings for the 2019 Lexus RX 350 F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is4.2% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 29 2019 Lexus RX 350 F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2019 Lexus RX 350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A)
The 2019 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 $46,635. The average price paid for a new 2019 Lexus RX 350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is trending $2,407 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,407 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$44,228.
The average savings for the 2019 Lexus RX 350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is5.2% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 175 2019 Lexus RX 350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Lexus RX 350?
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