2012 Lexus RX 350 Trims

Need a midsize luxury crossover that also packs some practicality, a posh ride and plenty of cachet? Take a look at the 2012 Lexus RX 350. This family-friendly ute totes over 80 cubic f... Read More

Need a midsize luxury crossover that also packs some practicality, a posh ride and plenty of cachet? Take a look at the 2012 Lexus RX 350. This family-friendly ute totes over 80 cubic feet of cargo (with the rear seats folded), proffers a pleasingly spacious cabin packing a ton of standard high-end features and sports a peppy V6 drivetrain.

Standard appearance and cabin amenities include a rear spoiler, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated power-adjustable outside mirrors, cloth upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and a generous helping of wood and alloy interior trim accents. Cruise control, telescoping tilt-wheel steering, dual-zone climate control, remote power door locks and power windows all come standard, as does a universal remote garage door opener. Entertainment, meanwhile, is provided by an MP3-capable 6-CD changer with 9 speakers, satellite radio and a USB connection. Finally, Lexus’ Enform-interfaced Safety Connect telecommunications is bolstered by standard Bluetooth hands-free technology.

Options for this top-shelf ute are decidedly package-heavy, with the Rear-Seat Entertainment System with Navigation Package being the most elaborate. This techno-heavy bundle includes a GPS-based navigation system, enhanced Bluetooth music-streaming capability, a rear-view camera and rear-seat DVD entertainment, all managed through the touted Remote Touch user-friendly dash-mounted display screen. The Luxury Package, meantime, throws in leather-trimmed upholstery, driver memory settings, a side-view camera and a power liftgate, while the Sports Package adds 19-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension and some added traction with the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system. Finally, the Towing Prep Package boasts heavy-duty transmission cooling and a beefed-up alternator, the new Appearance Package boasts 19-inch alloy wheels and black-on-black headlight bezels and the Comfort Package offers heated front seats, high-intensity-discharge (HID) headlights and rain-sensing wipers.

Standalone options, by the way, include 19-inch aluminum wheels, remote engine start, a head-up display, heated front seats and a kickin’ 12-speaker Mark Levinson audio system.

Powering this suitable ute is a variable-valve-timed 3.5-liter V6 engine. Matched with the standard 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, the six-banger puts out 270 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque, good enough to tow up to 3,500 pounds with the proper equipment. The 2012 RX 350 Base is front-wheel-drive (FWD) only, thus gas mileage is estimated at 18 mpg city/25 highway. Meanwhile, this year Lexus has tweaked the V6 to burn cheaper 87-octane regular unleaded gas, with only a marginal decrease in performance.

Standard safety features aboard the 2012 RX 350 Base include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head-restraint whiplash protection. Additionally, this top-shelf crossover boasts standard daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights, turn-signal-integrated mirrors, a post-collision safety system and a remote antitheft alarm.

Finally, available radar-interfaced dynamic cruise control is bolstered by a pre-collision braking system aboard this high-end ute, while Intuitive Parking Assist and a sensor monitoring glass breakage are also optional.

Powertrain: 3.5L 270 hp V6 Engine, FWD, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission, MPG: 22
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Knee airbags: dual front · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front and rear · Side curtain airbags: front and rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · In-Dash CD: 6 disc · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: SiriusXM · Total Number of Speakers: 9
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.9 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.2 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Reading lights: front and rear · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Assist handle: front and rear · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with armrest and storage, rear console with armrest · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Easy entry: power driver seat · First aid kit · Glove compartment: light · Keyless ignition: push-button start · Multi-function remote: keyless, illuminated entry and panic alarm, proximity entry system · Power outlet(s): two 12V front · Power steering: electric · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls · Storage: cargo area under floor, accessory hook, door pockets - front, front seatback · Tool kit · Universal garage door opener: Homelink
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: recline, 10
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper protector · Rear spoiler: roofline spoiler · Rear spoiler color: body-color · Window trim: chrome
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Compass · Warnings and reminders: maintenance reminder
Lights Daytime running lights · Door courtesy lights · Footwell lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off, Auto on/off · Tail and brake lights: LED
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: anti-lockout feature
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: integrated turn signals, heated · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating with sliding extensions
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: recline, 10
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage, with cupholders · Folding: one-touch fold flat, flat folding · Rear heat: vents · Reclining · Sliding · Type: 40-20-40 split bench
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer · Rolling code security: rolling code remote
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 14.8 · Turns lock-to-lock: 2.8
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone
Telematics Hands-free communication system · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth · Satellite communications
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Wheels Rim type: aluminum · Wheel spokes: 5
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Laminated glass: infrared-reflecting · One-touch windows: 4 · Power windows: with safety reverse, remote operation · Privacy glass: rear · Rear wiper: intermittent
EY Dual-Screen Rear Seat Entertainment System W/Navigation $5,005
LL Luxury PKG $4,900
NV Navigation System $2,465
PM Premium PKG $2,400
CP Comfort PKG $1,950
ML Mark Levinson Audio $1,610
PS Pre-Collision System $1,500
SP Sport PKG $1,300
GF Heads Up Display $1,200
HL Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge (Hid) Headlamps $875
AP Appearance PKG $790
FT 19" 7-Spoke Alloy Wheels $660
DH Towing Hitch Receiver W/Ball Mount $650
HS Heated & Ventilated Front Seats $640
ER Premium Audio W/Rear Seat Entertainment System $610
PA Intuitive Parking Assist $500
3P Paint Protection Film $429
V4 Remote Engine Start $429
EC Backup Monitor $350
WU Wood & Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel & Shift Knob $330
PF Premium Floor Mats $280
Z1 Preferred Accessory PKG $255
TO Towing Prep PKG $238
V2 Glass Breakage Sensors $205
D5 Door Edge Guards $115
EK Premium Audio System $110
C1 Cargo Mat $105
JC 120V Ac PWR Outlet $100
WL Wheel Locks $81
GN Cargo Net $59
C6 Cargo Spider Net $49
A6 Ashtray $26
LA20 Black, Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim $0
LB20 Black, Smooth Perforation Leather Seat Trim $0
LC20 Black, Smooth Plain Leather Seat Trim $0
FA10 Light Gray, Cloth Seat Trim $0
LA10 Light Gray, Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim $0
LB10 Light Gray, Smooth Perforation Leather Seat Trim $0
LC10 Light Gray, Smooth Plain Leather Seat Trim $0
LA00 Parchment, Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim $0
LB00 Parchment, Smooth Perforation Leather Seat Trim $0
LC00 Parchment, Smooth Plain Leather Seat Trim $0
Average Price:$36,589
Add traction-heavy all-wheel drive (AWD) to the already well-wrought 2012 Lexus RX 350 to behold the RX 350 AWD. In addition to boasting 80 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats... Read More

Add traction-heavy all-wheel drive (AWD) to the already well-wrought 2012 Lexus RX 350 to behold the RX 350 AWD. In addition to boasting 80 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded, this 5-passenger midsize luxury crossover boasts 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, a roof rack and heated power-adjustable mirrors enhancing its already handsome profile. Inside this useful ute is graced with cloth upholstery, power-adjustable front seats and a leather steering wheel, as well as plenty of leather, alloy and wood cabin accents. Remote power door locks and windows, cruise control, telescoping tilt-wheel steering and a universal remote garage door opener manage convenience tasks, with dual-zone climate control to help keep everyone comfortable. The Lexus Safety Connect telecommunications system uses Enform/Bluetooth hands-free technology, while tunes are presented by an MP3-capable 6-CD player with 9 speakers. Satellite radio and a USB connection also come standard.

Options, many of which are tossed in a number of packages, include remote engine start, a head-up display, heated front seats and a Mark Levinson audio system boasting 12 premium speakers.

Packages include the Rear-Seat Entertainment with Navigation grouping that stars a GPS navigation suite with a rear-view camera, music streaming and the touted Remote Touch module and dash-mounted display to control navigation, communications and audio functions. The Luxury Package boasts leather-trimmed upholstery, a power liftgate, driver memory settings and a power moonroof, while the Towing Prep Package features heavy-duty transmission cooling and a larger alternator. Finally, the Sports Package offers a sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels and Lexus’ traction-boosting and driver-selectable Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) technology, while the new Appearance Package flaunts 19-inch chromed wheels, upgraded headlights and black headlight bezels.

The ubiquitous 3.5-liter V6 powerplant mates with the standard 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission to produce 270 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque, good enough to tow up to 3,500 pounds with the proper equipment. With variable valve timing (VVT), mileage is estimated at 18 mpg city/24 highway, while the AWD system is geared to front-wheel drive (FWD) for normal driving, but transfers power automatically and instantly from the wheels that slip to the wheels that grip when conditions warrant.

Standard safety equipment aboard the 2012 RX 350 AWD includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights, turn-signal-integrated mirrors, a post-collision safety system and a remote antitheft alarm also come standard with this useful ute. Safety options, meantime, include dynamic cruise control with pre-collision brake preparation, a glass breakage sensor and Intuitive Parking Assist, which is just that.

Adds to Base:
Enhanced Powertrain: AWD
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Knee airbags: dual front · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front and rear · Side curtain airbags: front and rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · In-Dash CD: 6 disc · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: SiriusXM · Total Number of Speakers: 9
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.9 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.2 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Reading lights: front and rear · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Assist handle: front and rear · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with armrest and storage, rear console with armrest · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Easy entry: power driver seat · First aid kit · Glove compartment: light · Keyless ignition: push-button start · Multi-function remote: keyless, illuminated entry and panic alarm, proximity entry system · Power outlet(s): two 12V front · Power steering: electric · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls · Storage: cargo area under floor, accessory hook, door pockets - front, front seatback · Tool kit · Universal garage door opener: Homelink
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: recline, 10
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper protector · Rear spoiler: roofline spoiler · Rear spoiler color: body-color · Window trim: chrome
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Compass · Warnings and reminders: maintenance reminder
Lights Daytime running lights · Door courtesy lights · Footwell lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off, Auto on/off · Tail and brake lights: LED
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: anti-lockout feature
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: integrated turn signals, heated · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating with sliding extensions
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: recline, 10
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage, with cupholders · Folding: one-touch fold flat, flat folding · Rear heat: vents · Reclining · Sliding · Type: 40-20-40 split bench
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer · Rolling code security: rolling code remote
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 14.8 · Turns lock-to-lock: 2.8
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone
Telematics Hands-free communication system · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth · Satellite communications
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Wheels Rim type: aluminum · Wheel spokes: 5
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Laminated glass: infrared-reflecting · One-touch windows: 4 · Power windows: with safety reverse, remote operation · Privacy glass: rear · Rear wiper: intermittent
EY Dual-Screen Rear Seat Entertainment System W/Navigation $5,005
LL Luxury PKG $4,900
NV Navigation System $2,465
PM Premium PKG $2,400
CP Comfort PKG $1,950
ML Mark Levinson Audio $1,610
PS Pre-Collision System $1,500
SP Sport PKG $1,300
GF Heads Up Display $1,200
HL Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge (Hid) Headlamps $875
AP Appearance PKG $790
FT 19" 7-Spoke Alloy Wheels $660
DH Towing Hitch Receiver W/Ball Mount $650
HS Heated & Ventilated Front Seats $640
ER Premium Audio W/Rear Seat Entertainment System $610
PA Intuitive Parking Assist $500
3P Paint Protection Film $429
V4 Remote Engine Start $429
EC Backup Monitor $350
WU Wood & Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel & Shift Knob $330
PF Premium Floor Mats $280
3T Cross Bars $259
Z1 Preferred Accessory PKG $255
TO Towing Prep PKG $238
V2 Glass Breakage Sensors $205
D5 Door Edge Guards $115
EK Premium Audio System $110
C1 Cargo Mat $105
JC 120V Ac PWR Outlet $100
WL Wheel Locks $81
GN Cargo Net $59
C6 Cargo Spider Net $49
A6 Ashtray $26
LA20 Black, Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim $0
LB20 Black, Smooth Perforation Leather Seat Trim $0
LC20 Black, Smooth Plain Leather Seat Trim $0
FA10 Light Gray, Cloth Seat Trim $0
LA10 Light Gray, Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim $0
LB10 Light Gray, Smooth Perforation Leather Seat Trim $0
LC10 Light Gray, Smooth Plain Leather Seat Trim $0
LA00 Parchment, Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim $0
LB00 Parchment, Smooth Perforation Leather Seat Trim $0
LC00 Parchment, Smooth Plain Leather Seat Trim $0