2008 Lexus RX 350
There are 15 user reviews for the AWD trim shown below
- The RX 400h (Hybrid) has the same body and interior with better gas milage than the RX 300 or RX 350
- The RX 400h is a bit bouncy. They should lower it 2 inches and use a Tundra suspension for the 400h
If you're going to look at the RX 300 or RX 350 you might as well look at the RX 400h (Hybrid). The gas mileage is better and it's essentially the same in most all other respects except the breaks (which are larger). For 2009 the are making the Lexus wood style interior available in the 400h. The only suggestion I would have is that they consider using higher quality glass for the 400h windshield; for some reason it is difficult to clean (smears a lot) and it could use some tinting to insulate from heat. If you're ordering a vehicle have them tint the front and driver/passenger side front windows at least 25% and go with the smoke tint rather than brown....read morehide
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- interior design, cargo space
- seats, engine, handling in rain, too much noise in compartment
i have a 06 rx330 and have driven it for about 2 yrs now. I would have to say that it is the worst suv experience i have ever encountered. the transmision keeps slipping, seats are very uncomfortable for long drives, and most importantly the handling on rainy surfaces are beyond explainable. It feels like the car is on ice.
Truly noted, this will be the last time I will ever buy another lexus....read morehide
12 out of 18 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great ride. Very comfortable.
- Interior leather and exterior paint wear very poorly. Lots of rattles. Bluetooth buzzes.
Bluetooth on this car is not up to the prior RX standards. People on the other end of calls get loud buzzing noise, making it very difficult to use the bluetooth for phonecalls. Common problem among these cars. Exterior and interior don't wear well. Ride, however, is great.
9 out of 19 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Very nice car with a lot of features, good power
- Reliability and rattles...
Had a loud dash rattle after about 200 miles, had to have dash removed and repaired under warranty, engine started leaking oil badly at 4800 miles, engine had to be removed and timing cover re-sealed, transmission had complete failure at 14,600 miles, would not even move the car. I understand that the engine and transmissions are both new designs, but reliability seems to be an issue. Luckily, these repairs were covered under warranty, though from what I have heard these problems are actually fairly common to these cars. I want my RX330 back! It just had a rattle in the dash, no other problems with it in 46,000 miles, never left me stranded, unlike the RX350....read morehide
18 out of 21 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great Ride, good fuel economy, nice interior
Bought this car about 8 weeks ago for my wife. Traded a 2002 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD. Didn't like the new 2008 Highlander but love the new RX350. Gets great gas mileage on the highway- 31MPG. Just the right size SUV for two or up to 4 people. Much better ride than the Highlander and interior is much nicer. Not much difference in price. Style may have been around for a number of years but still one of the best looking SUV's on the road....read morehide
8 out of 17 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Good fuel economy, nice interior, roomy
- Ride is too comfortbale - does not feel the road and hence, feel monotonous in long drive
A good SUV. My experience was not that great though. Two tires blew out the same time - called Lexus and they told me they do not warrantly tires..I need to contact Micheline. I contacted Michelin and they told me to contact my insurance and take my tires to their dealer. I went in circles and finally gave up. Overall, the interior is great, rides well and very comfortable....read morehide
15 out of 21 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- smooth ride, fun to drive, luxury feel
- none so far
tranded in an '05 Murano for a '08 RX350. I loved my Murano, but the Lexus far surpasses in looks, quality, and performance. I wish Lexus would include a cargo tray, cargo net, and mudguards as standard features. Mudguards from a dealer costs $122 with a labor charge of $158 attached to it. That's just crazy!!!...read morehide
11 out of 24 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great pick up, sporty but luxurious, rear automatic gate feature comes in handy
- Can be hard to see in rear while backing especially at night because not much light
Wish the car had push button start and suggest the doors unlock when the key fob is near. Other than this, I am VERY happy with the Lexus RX. It is so much fun to drive.
16 out of 26 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Smooth Drive, Ultra-Comfortable, Good handling for an SUV, Techno gagdets are amazing
- Stereo isn't all that; Trunk is smaller than it looks; Narrow Arm Rests
I looked at 5 SUVs before I got my RX: Volvo x90, Land Rover LR3, BMW X5, the Acura MDX, Audi Q7 to name a few. All of them were either too small or uncomfortable. The RX350 was the last one I tested and loved. It really lives up to its name. Smooth handling, good suspension, easy drive. Its no suprise why this is bought more than any other SUV in its class.
I will admit--if you want to get a little sporty and take the RX down the beaten road or get a little crazy on the roads, than this is not for you. Go towards an MDX or the X5. The RX is not built to get beaten up. But if you want comfort, roadhandling and a superb quiet drive than I would suggest this, especially if you have kids....read morehide
16 out of 35 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Automatic liftgate, user-friendly features, good fuel economy
- No 3rd row seat
This car is the best-selling luxury SUV in America and I can see why--after a test drive (whoever wrote a review complaining of a small 3rd row in the RX is seriously mistaken--as the RX doesn't have a 3rd row at all!).
It's medium sized, making it easy to maneuver and park, and is convenient--lots of room in front and back, and gets pretty good fuel economy for an SUV. Very comfortable inside and out, with user-friendly controls and high-res navigation features.
My main issue is that it seats 5--there is no 3rd row. Salesman suggested that a new RX is coming which may have a 3rd row seating option, I'll check that out if it happens....read morehide
10 out of 25 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?