The RX 350 is a good luxury midsize SUV. Its cabin is full of premium materials and there’s space. The RX 350 has a silky ride, even over bumps and dips in the road and it’s more fuel-efficient than many of its rivals. However, both the two-row RX and the three-row RX L have small cargo holds. Fuel-efficient, powerful, and comfortable, the Lexus RX checks most of the boxes for being an excellent commuter vehicle. Its list of standard safety features help make it a great family vehicle too. It has more athletic handling, and it rivals the RX for comfort and power. The RX 350 offers a standard V6 powertrain.
The RX 350 seats up to five people. Synthetic leather upholstery and power-adjustable front seats are standard. Heated and ventilated front seats are available, as are semi-aniline leather seats, power-folding and reclining second-row seats, heated second-row seats, and a heated steering wheel. There’s plenty of head- and legroom in both rows of the base RX 350, in part because the second row slides and reclines. The RX 350 has 18.4 cubic feet of space behind the second row of seats and 56.3 cubic feet behind the first. The RX 350L adds a little more room, reaching up to 58.5 cubic feet of space.. Additionally, the back seats don’t fold flat, which creates an uneven load floor. Standard equipment includes an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, Android Auto, a nine-speaker sound system, satellite radio, HD Radio, Bluetooth, and six USB ports. Lexus Remote Touch is available, as are a 12.3-inch dual-screen display, a 12-speaker stereo, a 15-speaker Mark Levinson stereo, navigation, and the Lexus Enform App Suite, which adds app connectivity services such as Slacker and iHeart Radio.
The Lexus RX has a silky smooth ride, even over rough pavement. It’s not particularly agile, although F Sport models get a retuned suspension system that provides a more controlled ride. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available. Under the hood of every RX 350 is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 295 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque. It’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine produces ample power for most driving situations and the smooth-shifting automatic transmission is responsive.