2009 Lexus RX
There are 7 user reviews for the 350 AWD trim shown below
- decent fuel economy, cargo space, turning headlights
- transmission hesitates & shudders - not responsive -center console is chintzey
Purchased As New
I have had this car for 1 year and I have brought it to lexxus 5 times for the transmission issue plus weird rattling noises in the cabin and in the engine compartment almost like tht heatshield is loose. The dealer tells me there is nothing wrong with the car, the transmission is supposed to hesitate and shudder in traffic or upon acceleration after a turn. this is the way it is designed. Its computerized and it tries to anticipate your next move which causes the hesitation. I also called lexus about it. they said the same thing. nothing they can do. i wish I knew before I shelled out 40K. the console in the middle is chintzey.do yourself a favor and test drive tons of cars before you buy one of these and drive it in traffic....read morehide
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- too much trouble to program gps unessesarily complicated..
- ride much better than comp bmw
other than the lack of room in the drivers seat to put your right leg (it must lean on the tunnel cover and after about a half hour you get sore) and the inability for the temp control to hold temperature within 15 degrees of a setting the car is a nice ride, handles excellent in snow, is more than snappy, and gets good milage (altho you must use super unleaded fuel)...read morehide
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- Pretty Interior, Navigation Easy To Use
- Mushy ride - not safe on curves. Rattles and wind noise
It has a pretty interior and a nice navigation system that is easy to use. Be careful on curves like mountain roads - the mushy ride can get you in trouble (see the Consumer Reports review), but it also gives a very smooth ride - I would rather a bit less mushy ride for safety sake. The front seat is comfortable and the rear seats give good leg room. The instrument panel is easily laid out and also easy to use. The wood in the interior gives it a very nice luxury look. It sure could use some extra power and will undoubtedly have more in future cars (see the Hybrid, its a 400 which flies right by the 350 I have). The engine is fairly quiet and I get about 18 MPG average which is ok. I have the AWD - All Wheel Drive which I have read is much safer for my family. The heated seats are a good feature on cold days and nights, my kids love them. MAKE SURE TO GET THE BLACK FLOOR MATS, THE LIGHT COLOR MATS SHOW DIRT QUICKLY AND ARE NOT EASY TO CLEAN....read morehide
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- Very comfortable interior, good engine performance and gas mileage for a SUV
- slight humming noise from transmission that dealer says is standard for at least the AWD.
The sloped styling limits interior load capibility. My 4 runner had quite a bit more more inside due to the styling. MP3 plug in should be standard for this price, but don't think it is even available. The care is very comfortable in town and on longer road trips. Took 4 adults on a 12 hour road trip with golf clubs and we were all very comfortable. I really like the way the seats fold down without having to flip the rear bench seat forward. Would like to see seat cooling for this luxory brand. Leather gets very hot in our Sacramento summers. Overall a very satisfying vehicle and you can't beat Luxus service and reliability!...read morehide
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- Excellent driver visibility forward, interior comfortable and quiet for SUV, nice looking exterior
- Controls and NAV are not very intutive needs improvement, not confident taking curves at high speed
After owning an Infinity I decided to switch this year and check out Lexus. Huge difference in performance, handling and control. Lexus iinterior controls are not as intutive as other cars and SUV, the handling is similair to my 1997 Cheep Grand Cherokee which I love but not confident handling at high speeds especially around turns. If you owned a Tahoo it seems you are in love when you switch to Lexus. The jury is still out for me as I only have ahd this Lexus 350AWD for 2 weeks, so I may eventually come to like it, but I miss the performance and excitment of driving Infinity's and not sure how I will survive 3-years in this lease....read morehide
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- More power than the 330, Better Nav than the 330
Great car! this is my third... Started in 2000 with the 300 (85 thousand), 330 in 2004 (93 thousand) now have the 350. They work great in the snow as well as in nice weather. Great visibility... Love the blue tooth connectivity. Appears to get about 2 to 3 miles more per gallon yet it is a more powerful engine....read morehide
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- Luxury, luxury, luxury
I have had my RX for a month and I love it. I have the nav system with the backup camera. Ride is smooth, power when you need it, drives like a car but has room like an SUV.
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