Why Buy A Lexus RX 350? We Answer Your Frequently Asked Questions

July 15th, 2023 by

For 2023 the venerable Lexus RX 350 is all-new, with a completely new design language, a completely redesigned infotainment system, and a whole host of other features and reasons to buy a new RX.

What’s new for 2023?

With its all-new design, completely revamped interior, and redesigned multimedia system, the Lexus RX 350 shows that its new-ness isn’t just skin deep. While the design language is similar to that of the Lexus NX, nevertheless, it sets itself apart by having a slightly larger overall front bumper and a fully unique c-pillar and rear ¾ glass.

The RX rides on the new GA-K Platform, which is in total 198 lbs lighter than the previous platform while being stronger and more rigid in the process. There is an all-new multi-link rear suspension for the rear of the vehicle that is attached to a more rigid rear frame that increases comfort, with more suspension travel and compliance during acceleration, deceleration, and cornering.

Unlike most vehicles today, which continue to grow in size every generation, the Lexus RX stays 192.5 inches long like its predecessor. With the GA-K Platform, the wheelbase has grown by 2.36 inches to 112.2 inches, and the front and rear tracks have been widened to 65 and 66 inches, respectively. All of this is to say that the rear passengers will have increased legroom, and the rear cargo capacity increase as well.

The interior is all-new, with a brand-new multimedia touchscreen display that features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

What is The Starting Price?

The all-new 2023 Lexus RX 350 has a starting MSRP of $48,550, not including destination and handling fees.

How Much Power Does The Lexus RX 350 Have?

The RX 350 features a new 2.4-liter Turbocharged Inline-4 that has an output of 275 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 317 lb-ft of torque from 1,700 rpm all the way up to 3,600 rpm. The engine is mated to a UA81E 8-speed automatic transmission.

Can The Lexus RX 350 Tow?

When properly equipped, the RX is able to tow up to 3,500 lbs.

What Kind of Fuel Mileage Can I Expect To Get?

With the RX 350 Front-Wheel Drive, you can achieve up to 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway, respectively. If you opt for the optional All-Wheel Drive, you can get up to 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway, respectively.

How Much Cargo Space Does It Have?

With the rear seats upright, the RX 350 has 29.59 cu.ft of space in the hatch area, and with the seats folded, that increases to 46.19 cu.ft.

Does The RX 350 Have All-Wheel Drive?

Front-Wheel Drive is standard on the RX 350, and All-Wheel Drive is optional.

Is The RX 350 Sporty?

The all-new 2023 Lexus RX can be optioned with the F-Sport handling package. With the RX 350 F-Sport, you will get 6-piston brake calipers for the front brakes. The F-Sport models also have Dynamic Rear Steering. At high speeds, the rear wheels turn in the direction of the front wheels to give the vehicle more stability in higher-speed cornering. At low speeds, the DRS turns the wheels in the opposite direction of the fronts to give you increase maneuverability in parking lots and around town. The DRS system allows the rear wheels to turn up to 4 degrees of extra steering angle.

If you are ready for next-generation luxury at an affordable price, talk to us today at Lexus of Las Vegas to schedule your test drive.