2015 Lexus RX 350 Review — Not So Many Changes

By | 03/28/2014

The 2015 Lexus RX 350 is the third generation of this luxury midsize crossover. It was first introduced to the market in 2010, and since then, it had only one major redesign. That happened in 2014, when this car got a new spindle grille, which can now be seen in most of the Lexus’ models, LED daytime running headlights and a pair of completely new taillights. The 2015 model will keep its look. Since this car makes an excellent sale the way it is, it is easy to understand the manufacturer’s decision not to change to many things. In an all-time changing world, this decision seems a bit risky, but so far, no harm has been done to Lexus’ profit. This is a luxury car, and like every luxury thing in general, there are people that prefer it over anything else, regardless of the specs and other offers. Sometimes this is called taste, sometime devotion. Nevertheless, we expect 2015 Lexus RX350 to stay well ahead of the game even though not much has been changed.


2015 Lexus RX 350 Appearance

As for the exterior, the 2015 Lexus RX 350 will keep its former look. Some improvements have been made, but they are all optional. The new 19 inch triple-split, five-spoke wheel colored in light gray have a machined finish and can be ordered with Premium or Luxury Package. In addition, there are also HID and LED headlights and LED fog lights, but they don’t come with a standard package. So if you do want them, you’ll have to specify your wishes. Of course, it costs extra, but it’s a money well spend because this car looks amazing even without them. If you get them, the wow factor is ensured.  Other than that, the 2015 model will have the same aggressive look its predecessor had. For all those who loved the previous version, this is great news.

Inside Of 2015 Lexus RX 350

The interior of this SUV remains more or less the same. The front seats are 10-way power ones with a power lumbar adjustment, the steering wheel is sheeted in leather and has a multi-information switch that enables accessing many settings in a heartbeat. You can also adjust lights in the cabin and personal door-lock preferences. Furthermore, there is a standard Display Audio system with a seven-inch screen and a rear view camera.


Also, there is a Lexus Enform connectivity system for smartphones and an optional navigation package with and improved remote touch interface knob. As for the Audio System, the standard equipment is the 12-speaker Lexus Premium Audio system. With this you can play music any way you like, from CD player, to USB/iPod control to Bluetooth and SiriusXM Satellite Radio streaming. In addition, you can order you car with an optional 15-speaker Mark Levinson Surround Sound system if you think the previous one is not enough. Overall, the new 2015 Lexus RX 350 lacks in no application and gadgets that make you journey safe, pleasant and comfy.

2015 Lexus RX 350 Powertrain — V-6 Engine, Transmission & EPA Fuel Economy

The 2015 Lexus RX 350 comes with a well-known 3.5-liter DOHC V-6 engine which can generate 270hp and a 240 pound-feet of torque. It accelerates to 60mph from a standstill in 7.7 seconds, which is an excellent time for a car this class. As for the transmission, this SUV uses a six-speed automatic transmission with torque converter and an Intelligent Shift Control. The front-wheel drive is a standard, but the all-wheel drive is offered, too. The latter also comes with an Active Torque Control system which is a big plus if you choose this option.  The F Sport model will have an 8-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. It is estimated that this powertrain will improve fuel economy from 24mpg to 26mpg.

2015 Lexus RX 350 Price

The 2015 Lexus RX 350 will cost $41,705 and up, depending on the equipment desired. This price is a bit over the one previous model had, but that is due to the fact some of the equipment the new model has was optional back then. We expect this car to make an excellent sale, like usual, and that all the Lexus lovers will enjoy it as much as they did all these years

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