2008 Lexus RX 350 Overview

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4.55 stars

Based on 11 reviews

My Wife Loves It And Was Happy With The Purchase by soremjp
 — My wife loves the car and has no problems with it. The car drives very smoothly at lower speeds and has a lot of pick up if you want to push the V6 engine. She was worried that the car was too big but... Read More
Great Car by Joe
 — This car handles great and is built perfectly around the driver. It has some impressive acceleration for a car it's size. The car was obviously built for the driver and the backup camera is spectacula... Read More
Best Car I've Had by Jane
 — Great car. Easy to drive & handle. Comfortably seat 5 people now matter how large they are. This is my 3rd one. Lexus know how to treat its customers. Excellent service. If there are problems, which I... Read More

2008 Lexus RX 350 Overview

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Based on 11 reviews

2008 Lexus RX 350

Lexus's RX 350 midsize car-based luxury SUV moves into its third generation in the 2008 model year. It retains its refined powertrain, comfortable ride, and very quiet interior, but it has a freshened front grille, optional seven-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels, and new exterior chrome door handles. An additional wood trim color - Black Bird's-Eye Maple - and two new exterior colors are available.

Many reviewers emphasize the sophistication of the powertrain. The all-aluminum 3.5-liter V6 produces 270 horsepower by means of the latest in electronic wizardry. For example, the engine's electronically controlled sequential fuel injection is coupled with Electronic Throttle Control with intelligence, or ETC-i. That little "i" manages idle speed, cruise control, and traction and stability control. This enables the engine to make the 0-60-mph jump in 7.3 seconds (front-wheel-drive model) or 7.4 seconds (all-wheel-drive model) while receiving EPA figures of 18 mpg city/22 mpg highway (FWD) and 17 mpg city/22 mpg highway (AWD). All this technologically sophisticated power flows through a five-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission that achieves a good balance between performance and economy. Reviewers find it a responsive and smooth drive.

The interior is also a technological wonderland, with a standard six-disc CD changer. Options include a rear-seat 9-inch-screen DVD-based entertainment system and a Mark Levinson audio system. The optional navigation system is voice activated and comes with a rearview camera. Other options include a laser-based adaptive cruise control system and rain-sensing wipers.

The RX 350 also provides technologically advanced safety equipment, with seat-mounted side-impact airbags in the front, a driver's knee airbag, and roll-sensing side curtain airbags to protect the front and rear seats all standard. Electronic stability control and a tire-pressure monitoring system are also standard. An optional adaptive front lighting system features high-intensity-discharge headlights that automatically follow turns to improve cornering visibility.

And all of this comes with Lexus's superior reliability and great resale value. One owner commenting on the RX 350 called it a "classic Lexus ride in an SUV." The care that Lexus put into every aspect of this SUV has made it the luxury standard for this class.


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