2000 Lexus RX 300 Overview

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2000 Lexus RX 300 Overview

This was the second model year for the RX 300, Lexus's car-based luxury SUV. By 2000, the RX 300 accounted for one half of all Lexus sold in the United States. Drivers were pleased that many of the negatives often attributed to SUVs and trucks were absent from the RX. Then again, so were many of the benefits.

Despite the addition of a new exterior color, the RX remains unchanged from 1999. The 3.0 Liter V-6 provides 220 hp and 222 lb.-ft. of torque. Gas mileage was 19/24 for the front wheel model and 18/22 for the AWD. The RX seats five and offers as much additional storage space as a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Since Lexus estimated that just 7% of RX buyers will venture off-road, the full time AWD continued to be optional. Ground clearance was bumped up 1/5 of an inch.

RX reviews for 2000 were a mixed bag. Some loved what others hated. The most common rave was the smooth and quiet ride that Lexus is known for. The RX's unibody construction provides a cushioned ride which was quite unexpected from an SUV. Frequent complaints were unfriendly ergonomics, including an awkward display screen disproportionately large for its functionality. The discovery that the RX is much more of a car was upsetting to many drivers expecting an SUV.


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    Will It Work

    So I bought my son a used 2000 Lexus Rx300 and within a month his brakes needed repaired the front passenger side caliper went bad so he went to The auto parts store and purchased a new caliper ...

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    Heater/ac Only Blowing Hot Air

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    Timing Belt

    Can i still drive my lexus 2000 rx300 if has a bad noise of the timing belt?

    12 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)
    Luis Rosa


    my 200 lexus rx300tran I changed the trany oil and filter it doesn't shift on revers or drive now on low gear once it rolls it catches gear only on low gear wat can I do I heard some pressure s...

    15 views with 8 answers (last answer 5 months ago)

    My Lexus Rx 300 Just Stopped Picking Speed Suddenly. Somehow Was A Able To ...

    my lexus rx 300 just stopped picking speed suddenly. somehow was a able to get the car on the side and got it towed. CAR starts up just fine but doesn't move when accelerator is given

    117 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 months ago)