2016 Lexus RX 350

2016 Lexus RX 350
2016 Lexus RX 350

2016 Lexus RX 350


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 19 mpg City, 26 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.5 L Regular Unleaded V-6, 295 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: All Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The Lexus RX has the savvy ability to do it all. It's both luxurious and sporty, all while maintaining an air of practicality. Lexus made the choice to sell the RX with only two rows of seats. The upshot is that the interior of the Lexus RX feels cavernous, offering up the kind of rear seat legroom that's more commonly found in luxury cars. All this, despite still offering plenty of cargo space behind the rear seats. Engine options are powerful and smooth, while its ample ground clearance allows for light off road duty when needed. With a base price below $42,000, the Lexus RX competes with other SUVs on the market from luxury manufacturers like BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz.

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What's New For 2016

The Lexus RX gets a complete redesign for 2016. Styling is even sharper than before, highlighting Lexus' bold front end styling language and sharp angles. It is an immediately recognizable shape that won't be confused for anything else on the road. Inside, the Lexus RX gets a bigger rear cargo hold with an available power rear lift door that can be operated by waving a hand near the Lexus emblem.


  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 6 Years / 70,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 4 Years / Unlimited Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Specifications for 2016 Lexus RX 350

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Safety Connect Emergency S.O.S
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • First Aid Kit
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
    • Concealed Diversity Antenna
    • Wireless Streaming
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD Lexus Display Audio -inc: 8-inch screen, 9-speaker premium audio system, Bluetooth hands free phone and automatic phonebook download capabilities, voice recognition, Cache Radio, ability to pause live AM/FM radio and HD Radio, traffic and weather data provided via HD Radio (free to all users while in HD Radio range), basic traffic map, weather forecast, Siri Eyes Free and Electro Multi Vision (EMV) display
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 18" x 8" 7-Spoke Aluminum
    • Tires: P235/65R18 M+S
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
    • Black Bodyside Cladding and Black Wheel Well Trim
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim, Black Front Windshield Trim and Black Rear Window Trim
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power w/Tilt Down Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
    • Deep Tinted Glass
    • Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
    • Lip Spoiler
    • Colored Grille w/Chrome Surround
    • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Front Fog Lamps
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • LED Brakelights
  • Interior Features
    • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power driver's and front passenger's seat w/fore-aft slide, fore-aft recline, front vertical height, rear vertical height, power lumbar support and driver's seat easy exit (auto away/return)
    • 40-20-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
    • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
    • Leather Steering Wheel
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Compass
    • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
    • Valet Function
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Power Fuel
    • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Digital/Analog Display
    • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Storage
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 4 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Trip Computer
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Tracker System
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Windows
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • Roll-Up Cargo Cover
    • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
    • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 4 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • NuLuxe Seat Trim
    • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Genuine Wood Door Panel Insert, Genuine Wood Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
    • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
    • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 3.5L V6 DOHC 24V VVT-iW
    • Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic
    • 2.277 Axle Ratio
    • GVWR: 5,864 lbs
    • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Sequential Shift Control
    • Automatic Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 19.2 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Permanent Locking Hubs
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Double Wishbone Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.9
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.3
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 56.3
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 18.4
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 18.4
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Regular Unleaded V-6
    • Displacement - 3.5 L/211
    • Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 295 @ 6300
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 267 @ 4700
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 109.8
    • Length, Overall (in) - 192.5
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 74.6
    • Height, Overall (in) - 67.7
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 64.4
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 64
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 19.2
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 121.3
    • Front Head Room (in) - 39.4
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 44.1
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 57.8
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 56.6
    • Second Head Room (in) - 39.1
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 38
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 57.6
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 56.1
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 22
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 19
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 26
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 45.2
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Lexus RX 350
    • Body Style - Sport Utility
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Double Wishbone
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P235/65VR18
    • Front Tire Size - P235/55VR20
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/65VR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/55VR20
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3500
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 350
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3500
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 350
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) - 3500
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - All Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 8
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 5.25
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.03
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.95
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.46
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.22
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 4.01
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 2.28
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.81
    • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.0
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4387
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 8
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

2016 Lexus RX 350 Photos & Colors


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Available Colors

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  • Caviar Eminent White Pearl Nebula Gray Pearl Nightfall Mica Obsidian Satin Cashmere Metallic Silver Lining Metallic
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Nightfall Mica
  • Obsidian
  • Satin Cashmere Metallic
  • Silver Lining Metallic

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Redesigned for the 2016 model year, the Lexus RX crossover adopts a more focused, fashion-conscious appearance. More curvaceous than before, this all-new fourth-generation RX is comfortable and refined, yet presents a more edgy tone.

The all-new 2016 Lexus RX delivers greater interior space, as well as a bolder, more lavish look than its jellybean-profiled predecessor. More driver-focused than before, the 2016 RX provides the quietness and comfort expected by owners of luxury crossovers.

The 2016 Lexus RX is the brand’s most adventurous design for a crossover model. Nearly five inches longer overall, the 2016 RX rides a wheelbase that’s gained almost two inches. Height and width have changed little. Long the brand’s most popular model, the midsize premium crossover is a five-passenger SUV with just two rows of seats.

Two versions are available: The 2016 RX 350 is powered by a 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V6; the 2016 RX 450h has a hybrid gas-electric powertrain making 308 horsepower. Performance-oriented F Sport variants with all-wheel drive are offered for both models. All RX models use an 8-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard; all-wheel drive is available.

Up front is a particularly dramatic version of Lexus’s spindle grille, flanked by triple-L headlights and LED foglamps, accompanied by LED daytime running lights. The floating roof design tapers near the back, above swooping, flared back fenders. More than most recent designs, this one fiddles with sheetmetal surfaces. Many observers herald the bold approach; others restrain their applause.

Suspensions are tuned to provide better responsiveness, without loss of ride comfort. The newly available Adaptive Variable Suspension (standard on F Sport) adapts both damper firmness and steering behavior. F Sport models get a Sport S+ mode with more aggressive settings.

Inside, the front compartment has been rearranged for an airier feel. The shifter has moved away from the instrument panel, which features a streamlined sequence of controls. An available 12.3-inch infotainment screen with full-size map may sit above the center stack. A new, bigger, more colorful head-up display is optional. Power folding is available for the 40/20/40 split rear seat.

A new rear-seat entertainment system is available, with 11.6-inch screens. The optional panoramic moonroof sits above front and rear passengers.


Gas-engine RX 350 and gasoline/electric RX 450h models are offered, with front-drive or all-wheel drive. F Sport variants have all-wheel drive.

Lexus RX 350 ($41,900) comes with leather upholstery, rearview camera, nine-speaker audio, eight-inch screen, HD radio, satellite radio, CD player, Bluetooth, 18-inch aluminum wheels. All-wheel drive adds $1,400.

RX 350 F Sport ($49,125) has all-wheel drive and features an Adaptive Variable Suspension, dark-mesh grille, more aggressive lower spoiler, heated/ventilated leather-trimmed F Sport seats, perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel, paddle shifters, aluminum pedals, F Sport gauges, and dark-metallic 20-inch alloy wheels.

Lexus RX 450h ($52,235) is equipped similarly to RX 350, adding a moonroof, navigation, blind-spot monitor, and 12-speaker audio. RX 450h F Sport ($57,045) is equipped similarly to the RX 350 F Sport.

Ten airbags are standard, including driver’s knee airbag and anti-submarining airbag for front passenger. Active-safety features are optional.


The 2016 Lexus RX tosses out the previous predictably elliptical shape for a more daring attitude, especially noticeable in the roofline, shunning sedateness while maintaining its comfort/utility orientation.

Likely a merger of separate design inspirations, the end result comes together well, resulting in an expressive appearance. Up front, various angles mix to create a geometric theme that might even be deemed menacing. C-pillars are blacked-out, impeding the visual continuity of the bodysides. Flared wheelwells possess dark matte-trimmed lips. Blacked-out lower body trim helps impart a more rugged note.


Complementing the new body, the interior is markedly sportier. Materials are welcoming, warmer-looking than in most German-brand rivals. The cockpit exudes calmness and precision.

Door trim and dashboard resemble those in Lexus sports sedans. Cabins feel neat and uncluttered. Subtle colors dominate, with matte trims.

Getting in and out is easy, and front-seat comfort excels. Back seats can accommodate passengers of nearly any size. RX 450h riders sit about an inch higher, as the nickel-metal hydride battery goes under the back seat.

Lexus lowered the driver’s seat height by 0.75 inch, seeking a sportier, more carlike posture. F Sport seats are more deeply bolstered.

Standard seat upholstery is vinyl-like NuLuxe. Natural leather is available in the Premium Package; semi-aniline leather in the Luxury Package.

As expected, an RX is quiet-riding. F Sport versions send some engine noise inside, but it’s barely noticeable. Visibility is helped by thinner pillars and a wider rear quarter window.

Driving Impressions

Reaching beyond daring good looks, the 2016 Lexus RX amps up the driving experience. Especially in F Sport form, it provides greater communication with the road. Still, there’s no doubt that RX aims primarily at comfort, utility, and practical virtues.

With its V6 developing 295 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque, a front-drive RX 350 can reach 60 mph in a brisk 7.7 seconds, delivering a smooth, nicely-controlled ride. A pre-loaded front differential on all-wheel-drive models helps stability and start-off performance.

Lexus softened the front suspension somewhat, seeking enhanced steering feedback about the road surface. New look aside, the RX 350 is still a pleasant-driving midsize crossover SUV.

The RX 450h hybrid uses a different version of the V6, making 259 horsepower. With its planetary drive system, the RX 450h is able to start off on battery power alone at low speed. All-wheel drive versions get a separate electric-motor drive unit for the back wheels.

Both the RX 350 and RX 450h get Normal, Eco, and Sport modes, which affect powertrain response, steering effort, and air conditioning operation. F Sport versions get additional driving modes. An EV Mode lets the RX 450h fall into quieter all-electric operation.

Fuel economy is about average for the RX 350, EPA-rated at 20/28 mpg City/Highway with front-wheel drive, or 19/26 mpg with all-wheel drive. The RX 450h is EPA-rated at 31/30 mpg City/Highway with front-wheel drive, 30/28 mpg with all-wheel drive.


In its transition toward boldness, the RX lost none of its space-efficiency and versatility. More comfortable than ever, it carries on Lexus’s well-deserved reputation for ride quality and passenger pleasure. Owning a luxury RX isn’t mere self-indulgence. This is a practical vehicle for daily drives.

Driving impressions by Bengt Halvorson, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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