Lexus RX 300 vs Lexus RX 350 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2003 Lexus RX 300
CarGurus Instant Market Value
28 listings nationwide


2017 Lexus RX 350
CarGurus Instant Market Value
172 listings nationwide
8 GREAT deals
42 GOOD deals


Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2003 Lexus RX 300

This was the fifth and final year for production of the RX 300. It would reappear as the RX 330 for 2004. In this last offering, the only change from the previous year was a one-touc...

2017 Lexus RX 350
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.

2003 Lexus RX 300
MLMJDTX writes:
Fantastic car! It is as good today as it was the day I bought it!
james writes:
The Lexus has a quieter ride than the Jeep Grand Cherokee and far more features. The Lexus is head and shoulde...
Handling Ranked 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD worse.
"It corners better and handles more like a car than a truck. "
Front Seats Ranked 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD worse.
"The driver seat of the Lexus has better lumbar support than the Jeep. "
ajtidwell writes:
I drove this car for 10 years before deciding to upgrade to something new. Compared to what I drive now (2018 ...
2017 Lexus RX 350
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. "
Guru9NP7S writes:
Comfortable, versitile.
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 "


2003 Lexus RX 300
2017 Lexus RX 350
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
21 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19 gal 19.2 gal
Fuel Type
220 hp @ 5,800 RPM
295 hp @ 6,300 RPM
222 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
267 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
3,000 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.44 in x 3.27 in
3.7 in x 3.27 in
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars --
Front Passenger 5 stars --
Side Driver 5 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 5 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 3 stars --
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 Standard --
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Optional Standard
CD Changer Optional --
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
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 40.7 in 44.1 in
Back Legroom 36.4 in 38 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 39.8 cu ft 18.4 cu ft
Standard Payload 1,026 lbs --
Maximum Payload 1,026 lbs 1,050 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Length 180.1 in 192.5 in
Width 71.5 in 74.6 in
Height 65.7 in 67.7 in
Wheelbase 103.1 in 109.8 in

Available Options

2003 Lexus RX 300
2017 Lexus RX 350

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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