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1997 Lexus LX 450
450 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$49,195
8 listings nationwide

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2017 Lexus RX 350
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$36,281
166 listings nationwide
13 GREAT deals
39 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

1997 Lexus LX 450
450 4WD

This was the second year of production for the first Lexus sport utility, the LX 450. The LX remained unchanged for 1997, but would undergo another revision for 1998. New competition...

2017 Lexus RX 350
AWD
Michael Perkins Test Drive Review:

With the new option of the F Sport package for front-wheel-drive RX 350s, the package is now available to the whole RX lineup. Likewise, standard inclusion of the Safety System + Packa...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

1997 Lexus LX 450
450 4WD
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SChapman25 1997 Lexus LX 450 450 4WDReview:

Awesome Dependable And Safe Ride. Really Fun To Drive! — This has been a great vehicle for my family. My children are at an age to have their own vehicles a...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

55
suemcgoo 1997 Lexus LX 450 450 4WDReview:

Recommend — Recommend this car for a family or vacation. Great for trips to the beach as it is very roomy. Must ...

Primary Use: Family transportation

135
James 1997 Lexus LX 450 450 4WDReview:

Big Hulking Monster Luxury Vehicle. — Hey it was alright. It had average performance for such a big hulking thing. And for sure the gas mi...

2017 Lexus RX 350
AWD
5heils writes:
Love love love! Drive is quiet and so smooth. Sport mode is tight and great too. Like the gear shift - Acura M...
Family Car Ranked 2017 Acura MDX worse.
"Such a big back seat. Obviously it lacks the third row...but unless you have young kids I can’t imsgine adults sitting in the third row. "
Value Ranked 2017 Acura MDX worse.
"Prices on used RX were better in my area than used MDX for the features. "
70
Guru9NP7S writes:
Comfortable, versitile.
10
Susan writes:
Great ride easy to use controls lots of space nice looking
Back Seats Ranked 2017 BMW X5 worse.
"Bmw back seats very hard unforgiving ride"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2017 BMW X5 worse.
"Easier to get into "

Specs

1997 Lexus LX 450
450 4WD
2017 Lexus RX 350
AWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
4WD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
12 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
14 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 25 gal 19.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
212 hp @ 4,600 RPM
295 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque
275 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM
267 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
11.8:1
Displacement
4,500 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
3.7 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Optional Standard
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.7 in 44.1 in
Back Legroom 32.8 in 38 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 18.4 cu ft
Standard Payload 1,433 lbs --
Maximum Payload 1,433 lbs 1,050 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 189.8 in 192.5 in
Width 76 in 74.6 in
Height 73.6 in 67.7 in
Wheelbase 112.2 in 109.8 in
Bed Length 46.7 in --

Available Options

1997 Lexus LX 450
450 4WD
2017 Lexus RX 350
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Autumn Shimmer
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Nightfall Mica
  • Obsidian
  • Satin Cashmere Metallic
  • Silver Lining Metallic

Option Packages

  • Running Boards
  • 12.3" Navigation System
  • 12.3" Navigation System with Mark Levinson Audio
  • 8" Navigation System
  • 8" Navigation System with Mark Levinson Audio
  • Luxury Package
  • Premium Package
  • Rear-Seat Entertainment System
  • Color Heads-Up Display
  • Panoramic-View Monitor with Blind-Spot Monitor
  • Premium Triple-Beam LED Headlamps
  • Blind-Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Intuitive Parking Assist
  • Power-Folding Heated Rear Seats
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Panoramic Moonroof
  • Power Tilt & Slide Moonroof
  • Tow Hitch with Ball Mount
  • Wheels: 20" X 8" Split 5-Spoke Dark Silver

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