2018 Lexus RX 350L
- Impeccable cabin finished with top-quality materials and construction
- Advanced safety features come standard
- Wide cargo bay makes it easy to load luggage and groceries
- Third-row space is tight for anyone other than small children
- Less overall cargo capacity than competitors
- Optional tech interface is clever but distracting to use while driving
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Which RX 350L does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
While immensely popular, the Lexus RX has always been a five-passenger crossover SUV. In years past, shoppers needing something with a third row had to look at one of Lexus' traditional SUVs, like the LX 570, or shop a different luxury brand entirely. But that changes with this year's stretched-out 2018 Lexus RX 350L.
The 2018 RX 350L is essentially a carbon copy of its two-row sibling, with almost all of the same standard and optional equipment and with many of the same virtues. That means high-quality materials, a quiet interior and excellent build quality. The main difference is the additional third-row seat.
Lexus was able to fit the third row by making the RX 350L 4.4 inches longer than the regular RX 350. That length is all in the back of the vehicle, however; Lexus chose to keep the wheelbase of the RX 350L (the length between the front and rear wheels) the same as the standard RX's. This choice results in both positives and negatives relative to other three-row crossover SUVs.
On the upside, expect the same easy-to-drive nature with the RX 350L. It's not a lumbering beast like Lexus' LX 570 SUV. But the retained wheelbase means Lexus had only so much interior space to squeeze in a third row. Third-row seating is cramped, and adults will have a very difficult time fitting back there. The addition of the third row has also reduced legroom in both the first and second row, and there's only a minimal amount of increased cargo space.
No doubt the 2018 RX 350L, and its hybrid sibling, the RX 450hL, will be very appealing if you've always wanted an RX with the ability to occasionally take on a couple of extra passengers. But for a more dedicated family hauler in the luxury class, you'll likely be more satisfied with one of the RX L's three-row competitors such as the Acura MDX or Volvo XC90.
2018 Lexus RX 350L configurations
The 2018 Lexus RX 350L is a three-row luxury crossover available in base and Luxury versions. Each comes standard with seven seats, but the second-row bench seat can be switched out for optional captain's chairs, reducing seating capacity to six passengers. Both come standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine (290 horsepower, 263 pound-feet of torque), an eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional.
The base 350L model comes with 18-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights and high beams, LED foglights and running lights, rear privacy glass, keyless ignition and entry, tri-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, a 40/20/40-split rear seat and a power-folding third-row seat.
Other standard equipment includes 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, and 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 adds roof rails, a sunroof, auto-dimming side mirrors, automatic wipers, driver-seat memory functions, wood trim and a rear-armrest storage compartment. The Navigation package pads on an integrated 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. The Navigation package is also available with a 15-speaker Mark Levinson sound system.
The Luxury trim level (also referred to as the Luxury package) includes all the base equipment plus the contents of the Premium package, along with 20-inch wheels, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, rear door sunshades, upgraded leather upholstery, four-way lumbar adjustment for the front seats, and heated second-row seats.
Other options include a Cold Weather package, second-row captain's chairs, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and automated braking, a panoramic-view backup camera, front and rear parking sensors, a hands-free liftgate, upgraded LED headlights (with 18 individual LED accent lights), and a color head-up display.
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite RX 350L safety features:
- Lexus Safety System+
- Bundle includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation/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.
2018 Lexus RX 350L for Sale
The 2018 Lexus RX 350L is a three-row luxury crossover, based on the two-row family vehicle of the same name, the RX 350. The RX 350L is essentially stretched out without taking up much additional room. From bumper to bumper, the RX 350L is 4.4 inches longer than the standard RX and with some shuffling of the interior dimensions, Lexus was able to fit a third row of seating in that space. The RX L keeps the same wheelbase, meaning driving dynamics are likely to be very similar.
The RX 350L comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine (290 horsepower, 263 pound-feet of torque), paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional. There are two basic trim levels: base and Luxury. Essentially, Lexus offers options in large packages, but there are a few stand-alone options if you like to pick and choose.
Standard equipment on the base RX 350L largely mirrors that on its two-row brethren and includes items such as LED headlights and taillights, a rearview camera, tri-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable front seats, a power-folding third-row seat, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and intervention, forward collision warning and mitigation, and a nine-speaker sound system. Opt for the more generously equipped Luxury trim level (also known as the Luxury package) and you'll get items such as 20-inch wheels, roof rails, a sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats, and heated second-row seats. Additional lavish options, including a 15-speaker stereo or a 12.3-inch center touchscreen, are also available and certainly help class up the interior a bit.
While the standard RX is a bit of a bargain, the 2018 Lexus RX 350L is more expensive and, therefore, closer to being on a par with its luxury crossover rivals. With the RX L's increased price, equipment levels and pricing become a bit more average. The RX 350L isn't without its virtues, though: Build quality is certainly right at the head of the class. Unfortunately for the RX L, regardless of how nice the interior is, the third row is so tight that some shoppers could stray to competitors just to find usable space. First- and second-row legroom have decreased significantly in the RX 350L, and overall cargo space has gone up by only 2 cubic feet. So if you go for a test drive, don't forget to check out the back seat to see if you fit.
Whether you go with the RX 350L, its two-row brother or one of the longer-standing rivals in the field, be sure check out all the expert opinions on Edmunds. We'll help you find the perfect car, whatever your needs.
2018 Lexus RX 350L Overview
The 2018 Lexus RX 350L is offered in the following submodels: RX 350L SUV. Available styles include 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A), 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 8A), Luxury 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 8A), and Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A).
What do people think of the 2018 Lexus RX 350L?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Lexus RX 350L and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 RX 350L 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. 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 2018 RX 350L.
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Lexus RX 350L?
2018 Lexus RX 350L Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A)
The 2018 Lexus RX 350L Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $63,645. The average price paid for a new 2018 Lexus RX 350L Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is trending $5,784 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2018 Lexus RX 350L Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is9.1% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Lexus RX 350L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A)
The 2018 Lexus RX 350L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $54,609. The average price paid for a new 2018 Lexus RX 350L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is trending $5,266 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $5,266 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$49,343.
The average savings for the 2018 Lexus RX 350L 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is9.6% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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