2017 Lexus RX 350 - Price, Photos, Reviews & Features

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2017 Lexus RX 350

MPG

City 19 - 20 MPG Hwy 26 - 27 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    4 - 5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    4 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

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Overall Rating:
4.6 (out of 5)
Value 4.4
Exterior 4.6
Interior 4.6
Comfort 4.7
Performance 4.5
Reliability 4.4
*****
This is my second Lexus, I love my car.

by Caroltutor from Mooresville, NC | June 30, 2020

I am delighted with my car. I do like the 350 headrests and grill better than the 330 models. I have problems with my neck and the headrests don't support my neck.

****
Great for long drives ...

by Suve from Nassau NY | June 30, 2020

Overall a very good Suv, looks great and a very comfortable ride. The handling could be a bit tighter. I like the looks of my SUV, aggressive and bold !!!

***
Transmission problem

by Mary from Fairfield, CT | June 29, 2020

Lexus RX 350 2017 - the exterior and interior design of the car is really good. Car is very luxurious, but unfortunately transmission and motor are very weird. Over 15 years I owned different cars, but this car is the worst of them. Something is wrong with transmission. After stopping at the stop sign or traffic light it is weird to start car moving. It is very slow, I don’t like the sound of motor. It seems like car has a difficulty in starting moving. On the high way it’s much better then in town. I brought car in the dealer 2 times for this issue and as they told me they erased program and installed it again. Also they told me car is learning how I drive and will adjust to my driving 🤦‍♀️😁. For the first 2 days car drives better, then it starts again. If I knew I would never buy this car.

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2017 Lexus RX 350 Overview

New/Notable

The 2017 Lexus RX 350 is the fourth-generation of the luxurious, elegant midsize crossover. It competes with the Acura MDX, Infiniti QX60, and Audi Q5. The RX 450h is the more fuel efficient hybrid version, which will be covered in a separate overview.

Two trim levels are available: the base RX 350 and RX 350 F Sport.

Exterior
In the looks department, the RX is a head-turner with its muscular forms, blacked-out C-pillars, and dynamic L-shaped lines, which can be seen prominently at almost every angle. Standard features include power/heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators, a power liftgate, a dual pipe exhaust system, and all LED lighting for the headlights, fog lamps, and daytime running lights. Color-customizable 20-inch wheels are available as well. The F Sport trim includes exterior badging, a mesh grille, a front spoiler, a rear valance, and 20-inch dark graphite alloy wheels.

Under the Hood
The RX 350 is powered a standard 295-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive (FWD). All-wheel drive is also available. Fuel efficiency for FWD models is an EPA-estimated 20/27 mpg city/highway. It slightly lowers to a 19/26 mpg rating for AWD models.

Interior
Inside, the 5-passenger RX 350 is crafted with a variety of premium materials, featuring a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob as well as contrast stitching for the center console. The center stack features a standard multimedia system that includes an 8-inch screen, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, and a USB port. It can be upgraded with a 12.3-inch widescreen display with touchpad control, a new Scout GPS Link navigation system, a Mark Levinson premium audio system, and the Lexus Enform App Suite system for emergencies, security, vehicle access, and diagnostics. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and a 60/40-split power-folding second row seat. Leather upholstery, a head-up information display, heated/ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system, and a panoramic moonroof are also available.

Safety
The Safety System Plus Package now comes standard. It is a suite of active safety features which can help avoid or mitigate collisions across a range of vehicle speeds under certain conditions. It integrates several safety systems including a pre-collision system that detects sudden stops and engages automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and an automatic high-beam system. Other available safety features include a blindspot monitoring system and rear cross-traffic alert. The F Sport trim also has an integrated vehicle control software system, adaptive variable suspension, sport-tuned power steering, and rain-sensing wipers.