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Lexus RX300 2020 review: snapshot

The Lexus RX 300 is the entry-point to the luxury SUV line-up.
EXPERT RATING
7.8

The Lexus RX 300 2020 model is the entry-point to the large luxury SUV line-up. 

The RX 300 delineates the engine offered in this model, which is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine with 175kW of power (at 4800rpm) and 350Nm of torque (at 1650-4000rpm). It is front wheel drive only, and comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel consumption is rated at 8.1 litres per 100 kilometres on the combined cycle. 

The RX 300 is available in three trim levels: the entry-level Luxury, mid-grade F Sport and top-spec Sports Luxury. Unlike the other powertrains which have a seven-seat option, the RX 300 is only sold as a five-seater.

The RX 300 Luxury grade is priced at $71,920 plus on-road costs. It comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and daytime running lights (with auto on/off function and auto high-beam), front cornering lamps, rains sensing wipers, and a power tailgate with kick-to-open function. 

Inside, Luxury models have the new 12.3-inch touch screen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with a GPS navigation system (sat nav), DAB digital radio (as well as CD player and AM/FM radio), Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, a 12-speaker sound system, six USB ports (four front, two rear), wireless phone charging, smart key entry and push-button start, power adjustable steering column, climate control air-con and rear privacy glass (tinted windows). It runs a fake leather trim standard.

The RX 300 is available in three trim levels. The RX 300 is available in three trim levels.

The step up to F Sport ($86,800) and Sports Luxury ($92,700) grades sees adaptive “blade scan” LED headlights and 20-inch wheels. These models gain adaptive variable suspension, plus leather interior trim (with sports seats in the F Sport) with heating and cooling for the front seats. The rear seats have retractable sunshades.

The F Sport features additional bracing front and rear for “an even more dynamic character”, with sports suspension, a Mark Levinson sound system with 15 speakers, and a 360-degree camera display.

Top-spec Sports Luxury versions include the audio-visual upgrades, but also add power-adjustable rear seats, second-row seat heating and semi-aniline leather upholstery.

Pricing guides

$92,980
Based on 59 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$68,999
Highest Price
$110,888

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
RX450H F Sport Hybrid 3.5L, Hyb/PULP, CVT AUTO $84,400 – 106,700 2020 Lexus RX 2020 RX450H F Sport Hybrid Pricing and Specs
RX350 F-Sport 3.5L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $77,000 – 97,350 2020 Lexus RX 2020 RX350 F-Sport Pricing and Specs
RX300 Luxury 2.0L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $58,900 – 74,470 2020 Lexus RX 2020 RX300 Luxury Pricing and Specs
RX350L Luxury + Enhancement Pack 3.5L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $72,600 – 91,740 2020 Lexus RX 2020 RX350L Luxury + Enhancement Pack Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
7.8
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