The 2017 Lexus RX 350 is a luxury mid-size SUV that comes with a decent look, spacious and impressive interior, good power and attractive standard features. On the plus side, this five-passenger luxury utility vehicle has spacious and comfortable rear seats. The prices of the 2017 Lexus RX 350 begin from $43,120 for FWD and $44,520 for AWD. The SUV is available in two trim levels - RX and F Sport.

ENGINE AND SPECIFICATIONS

The 3.5-liter V6 engine of Lexus 350 produces 295 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque @ 4,700 RPM

The 2017 Lexus RX 350 comes equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which produces 295 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque @ 4,700 RPM. And it is mated to eight-speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission (ECT).



As far as mileage is concerned, the SUV has above average fuel economy for its class. It delivers 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway with front wheel drive, while 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway with all wheel drive models. Besides, the SUV has fuel tank capacity of 19.2 gal.

The SUV achieves the 0 - 60 MPH in just 7.7 sec. with a top track speed of 124 MPH. It comes with a turning circle of 38.8 ft. Moreover, the towing capacity of this SUV is 3,500 lb.  

EXTERIOR

The new Lexus 350 gets body-colored front and rear bumper along with 18 inch 7 spoke alloy wheels

The 2017 Lexus RX 350 is a nice looking car. The SUV comes loaded with many features like front and rear mud flaps, body-colored bumper, body-colored rear bumper, rear spoiler, black body side cladding, black wheel well, 18-in seven spoke alloy wheels with 235 /65-18 all-season tires and exterior mirror.

The SUV comes in these attractive exterior colors - Matador Red Mica, Ultra White, Silver Lining Metallic, Caviar, Atomic Silver, Eminent White Pearl, Autumn Shimmer, Obsidian, Satin Cashmere Metallic, Nightfall Mica and Nebula Gray Pearl. 

In terms of dimension, the 2017 Lexus RX 350 measures 192.5 inches in length, 74.6 inches in width (with mirrors folded in) and 67.7 inches in height with roof rails. At the same time, it has a wheelbase of 109.8 inches. 

INTERIOR

Interior is quite spacious with plenty of space for the rear passengers

The 2017 Lexus RX 350 comes with stylish and spacious interior. The cabin of the SUV is roomy. Seats are very comfortable and the rear seat has plenty of room. The rear seats slide and recline and there is ample leg-room and head-room.

The 2017 Lexus RX 350 comes packed with a number of features such as proximity key entry, power windows, redundant digital speedometer, automatic dual-zone climate control, driver and front passenger heated-cushion seatback, adjustable front headrests, leather/metal-look gear shift knob, rearview camera and front and rear intuitive park assist. Besides, the car has a maximum cargo volume of 56.3 cu.ft. 

In terms of comfort and conveniences, the 2017 Lexus RX 350 features auto dimming day-night rear view mirror, front and rear cup holder, air filter, front and rear reading lights, cargo light.

Other features include radio steering wheel controls, an infotainment system with an 8-inch display, SiriusXM AM/ FM/ HD /satellite radio with real-time traffic information, a nine-speaker sound system, Bluetooth and two USB ports. 

PERFORMANCE

Riding and handling is pleasant with safety features that comes with this car

The 2017 Lexus RX 350 is an excellent performer. The handling and riding of the SUV is pleasant. Front-wheel drive is standard and steering is responsive. In addition, it has Independent MacPherson struts with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar suspension. In terms of braking, the SUV comes with 12.9-in ventilated front discs and 13.3-in solid rear discs.           

On the safety front, the 2017 Lexus RX 350 comes equipped with Four-wheel power assisted discs with four sensor, four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist, center high mounted stop light, driver and passenger airbags, side head air bag, rear head air bag, rear body air bag, front and rear seat belt pretensions, panic alarm and immobilizer.

Other safety features of the SUV include daytime running lights, integrated turn signal mirrors, child safety locks, rollover protection system, front  and rear tow hooks, traction control, auto leveling headlights, night vision, emergency trunk release, blind spot monitor and lane departure warning.

ADVANTAGES

The 2017 Lexus RX 350 comes with impressive standard features. Its rear seats are spacious and comfortable. The steering and suspension provide a smooth ride. In addition, the SUV now comes with new standard Lexus Safety system.

DRAWBACKS

One of the major drawbacks of the 2017 Lexus RX 350 is its limited cargo space. It feels a little heavy in corners. Besides, the SUV does not have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

VERDICT

Lexus RX 2017 is a powerful sporty crossover SUV with improved suite of safety technologies.The infotainment system is difficult to handle and the car still misses a third-row seat.