Lexus RX350 Towers Above Competition
There are many reasons the Lexus name demands respect, and one of them has to do with its industry-leading RX Series. The Lexus RX Series vehicles have been known for quality and innovation at a reasonable price point, and we just can’t get enough of them here at Lexus of Highland Park.
The two-row, five-seater luxury crossover saves room and gains trunk space by opting away from a third-row of seating, a gamble that’s definitely paid off considering the line’s success. The RX line is renowned for its sleek and slim dimensions, with the 2016 RX350 clocking in nine inches shorter than its Buick competitor, the Enclave. Additionally, the RX350 is two inches thinner than the Infiniti QX60, meaning the RX350 can easily zip and maneuver around its bulkier market competition.
Under the hood, the RX350 has the ability to boast a 295-horsepower V6 engine and eight-speed transmission, making it one of the most powerful midsize luxury crossovers on the market. The ride is also velvet smooth, with options available for all-wheel-drive or sport or eco packages. The inside reveals everything you would expect from the luxury of a Lexus, with a cushiony leather interior highlighted with points of a silky “Matador Red Mica” finish.
Of course, the car is also on the cutting-edge of safety, with ten airbags that cover front seat, front, knee, side, rear-side and side curtains. LED headlights and a brand-new electronic braking system lets the RX350 shine in severe weather conditions, a fuel economy rating of 26 miles per gallon makes it a very economic option in the luxury crossover market.
Models like the RX350 shine even in the minor details, like the Lexus touch of simply tucking the rear-windshield wiper under the rear wing when not in use. This seemingly simple concept is absent in many competing crossovers, which means the Lexus RX350 can pull in and out of an automated car wash with no worries about breaking its rear wiper—a point not testifiable by many crossover competitors.
The base Lexus RX350 starts around the $42,000 range, but going the extra mile on features and packages can still make the vehicle a very affordable option, particularly when compared to similar beefed up luxury foreign crossovers that can easily slide past the $85,000 mark. We’ve got plenty of 2016 RX350 models available in a variety of options, so be sure to stop by and see us this summer at your Highland Park Lexus dealer so that we can match you with your Lexus!