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2001 Lexus RX 300 Overview

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Average User Score

4.65 stars

Based on 9 reviews

The Best Small Suv I Ever Owned by Adam
 — The car was a blessing to our family. Never failed to drive us from home to work or on vacation in any type of weather. Sound is excellent, like in a concert hall. Good classical music can be heard ... Read More
I Love My Rx300 by Katkee
 — She has never disappointed me. Started easily in 90 degree washer a well as 10 degree weather. Very comfortable for passengers a well as driver. Drove through snow, ice, rain mud, etc... With no is... Read More
 — Mid-sized family SUV, with a V-6 engine, leather interior, premium sound, moon roof, alloy wheels and a roof rack make the Lexus 300 a very comfortable and cozy ride. This car handles really well in a... Read More

2001 Lexus RX 300 Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 9 reviews

2001 Lexus RX 300

While Lexus had pioneered this once unique crossover between the luxury car and the SUV, they were encountering more competition by the third model year.  The Acura MDX and Infinity QX4 provided new options in the car/SUV niche. Originally based on the Japanese market Toyota Harrier, the RX would return to Toyota as the Highlander for 2001 in the United States.

The 2001 RX featured several changes.  Most notable was the standard skid control system which regulated braking and engine power to maintain sure-footedness in slick conditions.  A larger gas tank, water repellent front glass, and minor styling details rounded out the changes.  New options included a navigation system, heated seats, and wood steering wheel and shifter.  

Drivers who expected the RX to have the capabilities traditionally associated with SUVs were disappointed, and found the vehicle to be a poor value in that respect. However, those expecting a Lexus were not let down.  Drivers reported the RX as powerful, smooth, comfortable, and luxurious. The 3.0 Liter V-6 provides 220 hp and 222 lb.-ft. of torque, but the gas mileage is certainly acceptable at 19/24. Common issues included a tight interior, uncomfortable front seats, and poor steering radius (41.3 ft) and responsiveness.


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How Do I Know If The 2001 Lexus Rx300 Has A Rain Sensor Windshield

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Knock Sensor Lexus Rx300 2001

I have code po 330 knock sensor bank 2 but my problem its comes up sometimes and some time no check engine whithout any error i don't know why , Lexus rx 300 2001

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2001 Rx300-- The "vsc" Light On My Dash Is On..

my "vsc" light on my dash is on. what's it mean? what do i do to fix and how much will it cost?

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No Heat But The Air Conditioner Works But The Only Will Come Out Of The Ven...

Heater stopped working. I took the glove compartment and cover off to check the servo's. Neither servo's are moving the arm. Do I need to replace both servo's or does one cause the other to not work...

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