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Lexus RX350 2020 review: snapshot

The Lexus RX 350 is the mid-point in the large luxury SUV range.
EXPERT RATING
7.4

The Lexus RX 350 2020 model is the mid-point in the large luxury SUV range, and it comes in a few different derivatives - including a five-seat model and a seven-seat version (RX 350L).

The RX 350 name relates to the powertrain it uses - a 3.5-litre petrol V6 engine producing 221kW (at 6300rpm) and 370Nm (at 1650-4000rpm) in five-seat guise. The seven-seater has slightly less power due to packaging constraints on the exhaust system - it has 216kW and 358Nm. 

The RX 350 name relates to the powertrain it uses. The RX 350 name relates to the powertrain it uses.

The RX 350 and RX 350L models have an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, and fuel consumption is rated at 9.6 litres per 100 kilometres for the five-seater and 10.2L/100km for the seven-seater.

As with the other models in the range, the RX 350 powertrain can be had in Luxury guise (list price $81,890 for the five-seater, $85,000 for the RX 350L seven-seater), or as an F Sport five-seater ($93,970) or in Sports Luxury trim ($99,870, or $101,600 with three rows of seats).

The RX 350 Sport Luxury grade has 20-inch alloy wheels. The RX 350 Sport Luxury grade has 20-inch alloy wheels.

The RX 350 Luxury grade has 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.

Luxury models have the new 12.3-inch touch screen infotainment display. Luxury models have the new 12.3-inch touch screen infotainment display.

Stepping up to F Sport or Sports Luxury 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 Lexus RX 350 2020 model is the mid-point in the large luxury SUV range. The Lexus RX 350 2020 model is the mid-point in the large luxury SUV range.

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.

There is a five-seat model and a seven-seat version (RX 350L). There is a five-seat model and a seven-seat version (RX 350L).

Pricing guides

$95,615
Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
Lowest Price
$81,890
Highest Price
$109,340

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
RX450h F Sport Hybrid 3.5L, Hyb/PULP, CVT AUTO $103,440 2020 Lexus RX 2020 RX450h F Sport Hybrid Pricing and Specs
RX350 F-Sport 3.5L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $93,970 2020 Lexus RX 2020 RX350 F-Sport Pricing and Specs
RX350 Luxury 3.5L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $81,890 2020 Lexus RX 2020 RX350 Luxury Pricing and Specs
RX350 LUXURY + ENHANCEMENT PACK 3.5L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $86,390 2020 Lexus RX 2020 RX350 LUXURY + ENHANCEMENT PACK Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
7.4
Matt Campbell
Senior Editor

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