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2001 Lexus RX 300 Overview
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Based on 10 reviews
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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Lexus RX 300 Questions
My 2001 Lexus 300rx Vsc Steering Wheel Keep Sticking. The Power Steering Fl...
2001 Lexus Rx300 Dashboard Lights On, Vsc, Check Engine, Trac And Oil Light...
My 2001 Lexus RX300 has following light on Check Engine,VSC, Trac and also the oil light it flickering. I already disconnect the battery cables and light came back on. Any help will be appreciate it. ...
2001 Lexus 300rx Check Engine Light
Bought car 2 days ago, have put 49 miles one since then. This morning the "check engine" light, "trac off" light and "vsc" lights came on all at once. I made an appointment with the dealership in th...
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?
I Have A Lexus Rx 300 Check Engine Code P0440 And Would Like To Know What A...
search engine light has been on since I bought a new gas cap almost 4 weeks ago and I had it checked and it gives trouble code: p0440 and a code definition: 0.04? EVAP leak OR EVAP leak and about 50...