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2018 Lexus RX350L Quick Drive | Consumer Reports

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The Lexus RX is now super-sized: the RX350L's added space includes a third row of seats, but some might find it more useful for hauling cargo, rather than passengers. Check out http://www.ConsumerReports.org for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1Nlb1Ez Follow Us on Social: Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1IQ2w5q Twitter: http://bit.ly/1Yf5Fh2 Pinterest: http://bit.ly/1P37mM9 Instagram: http://bit.ly/1I49Bzo Google+: http://bit.ly/1Md3gfQ
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Jon Doe (4 days ago)
I would NEVER buy a car with a grill like that! Hideous. It looks like it's puking. Which is what it makes me want to do. Until they get off the huge grill kick, I'll keep my 07 RX. It's never given me a problem! If I wreck mine, I'll get an older one that looks like it wasn't designed by a 12yo kid!
Gabriel G (5 days ago)
this model has an exahust flaw , it vibrates on low RPM beware
95thRiflesOCI (9 days ago)
I can't believe lexus rushed this. The highlander already had flaws with its 3rd row and 4runner and both had the same amount of leg room. Now They decided to do it in a cramp RX350. If u want to make a real 3rd row shift it as far back as u can so that it takes up most of the trunk. Even now the leg room in the 2nd row is not as luxurious / spacious. I think the first manufracturer that will do this will get alot of buyers. For these midsize crossovers u have to either choose to carry people or cargo. Not half of each and suck it up.
Samson Okoro (5 days ago)
95thRiflesOCI I have read a lot on this car and its technical data, there's no reduction in the normal back seat head or leg room from the regular Rx. I agree they could have made the 3rd row bigger to fit adults comfortably but you need to realise it's really meant for those who love the normal Rx and now have additions to the family and want slightly more room to accommodate them I.e young kids or teenagers not yet adults. An average sized 13-15 year old will fit in that 3rd row without problems. It isn't meant for kids older than 15 years in my opinion. There's the Gx and the Lx that can fit adults in the 3rd available for those who can afford the slightly more expensive Gx and the top range expensive LX.
Cayden Ludlow (9 days ago)
And there the complaining two year old is back
Max Wang (10 days ago)
3rd row looks useless
inane (10 days ago)
what the heck is that
Wade Higgins (12 days ago)
You shouldn't by this without FSport
MIQUEL AVERY (12 days ago)
The 5 passenger was just fine. I’d never buy this model.
Samson Okoro (5 days ago)
MIQUEL AVERY it's meant for those whose families are getting bigger and would love to have space for kids. If that isn't you this Suv isn't meant for you.
Greg Caesar (12 days ago)
What a hideous conception.
Blake Swan (13 days ago)
Snore
Edysin Simon (13 days ago)
Sadly, Lexus bandage solution to the RX does not exude the looks of a well thought out design for a 3 row SUV. I'd pass on the "L" part of the RX 350 equation.
John Ji (13 days ago)
lol... no android auto/apple play. What is this? a joke?
Sam S (7 days ago)
Added now to the 2019 Avalon and RAV4 - but only Apple Car Play and Alexa. Android Auto Toyota says is too expensive, and they don't adopt new technology first as they want the bugs worked out before they adopt it (none on these platforms, but they did not know that).
Tim Joseph (13 days ago)
Anyone thinking about getting this should reconsider the GX 460. Yeah it's tall, has a V8, and less fuel efficient, but it's slightly roomier than the RX 350L.
yiyangcheng (13 days ago)
What’s the point of getting this when you can actually fit in the third row of vehicles like Buick Enclave or Acura MDX. And no do not say reliability
Geoffrey Wan (8 days ago)
yiyangcheng just go for the fully loaded sienna. Badge snobs
Mrchevy baja (13 days ago)
lift the pen lexus.
Craig Merkey (13 days ago)
hmmmmm ;\ I think I will stick with my crossover without the "badge" that has Apple car play but only 2 rows for 25K less thx!
mmymhashemi (13 days ago)
It is not clear why CR and KBB are pushing the 3rd-row SUVs? How many people do really need the 3rd row in their normal life? Go and get a van guys!
Greg Caesar (12 days ago)
mmymhashemi Because vans are hideous, and most only need the third row to haul the carpool off to soccer practice every other week.
max audi (13 days ago)
Interior look alike my 2005 Acura MDX. Terrible
Samson Okoro (5 days ago)
max audi even the new mdx interior 2018 is rubbish compared to this then you want to compare this with your dead 05 model hahahhaha 😀
mountainhobo (13 days ago)
Punishment for people who whine they will never sit in a minivan.
Bill (13 days ago)
Darth Vader just got a sibling!
alliejr (13 days ago)
And UGLY at no extra charge.
roguedogx (13 days ago)
It really looks like a half effort by lexus.
albert7139 (13 days ago)
I already know what people are gonna say... but I'd rather just get a top trim Kia Sorento SXL .. has all the features that this would have and is cheaper.
Samson Okoro (5 days ago)
albert7139 has all.the features? R u kidding me, you think the features they mention in reviews is all there is to lexus? There r tons of luxury features and amenities lexus provides that is very unique and not available on its rivals talkless on a KIA. Then you can't even begin to compare the comfort and interior fit and finish to any thing from KIA. The interior design or styling is another major factor too. Then there's the top notch reliability, there's a whole lot of difference between a Lexus and a KIA. This Rx interior beats its German rivals in the same segment flat out then it's a KIA you want to compare it to?
Aufaan Romal (13 days ago)
and cheaper to maintain
Miguel Ircontar (13 days ago)
Pointless Lexus what a waste of money.
Samson Okoro (5 days ago)
Miguel Ircontar yet it's selling and adding to the numbers, but a random you tuber thinks his opinion makes a difference hahahaha 😀😉😜😒
Unknown Traveller (13 days ago)
Why can't Toyota / Lexus gut the Android auto and Apple car play sorted, some of the excuses I have heard have been laughable to say the least.
C Wu (4 days ago)
cuz, nobody give a fuck about it. it's not at all necessary.
Samson Okoro (5 days ago)
Unknown Traveller aren't u aware it's on all their new vehicles already? It's on the new Avalon and new Es and it would come to other models via OTA software update. There's no need overflogging the issue.
Sam S (7 days ago)
Because they are slow to adopt new technology - it keeps their reliability up. If you don't add new features first or in a rush, your initial quality out the gate goes up drastically. They are finally adopting it on new cars as they launch - the new Avalon and RAV4 in 2019 will finally have Apple Car Play, but not Android Auto because Toyota does not want to pay the license fees. They adopted Alexa capabilities instead in those two vehicles.
David Nacson (13 days ago)
This car would look better if the front smashes into a wall. Hideous!!!
John Schellhase (13 days ago)
Anyone notice the Tesla Model X at 1:45 ? Testing a newer model? (Last tested was a 2016 P90DL that was blue)
Greg Caesar (12 days ago)
Yes, it’s just that no one cares.
Right Lane Hog (13 days ago)
They should have made it 14 inches longer not 4.
aayonce4 (7 days ago)
Yeah this car is really stupid
Sam S (7 days ago)
Thumbs up for that comment - no point in having a third row with an additional 4.4 inches.
boniface njoroge (9 days ago)
Right Lane Hog yea...
Right Lane Hog (11 days ago)
The 3rd row should accommodate adults. If they could accomplish that goal with an increase of less than 14 inches then fine.
Kenimaru (12 days ago)
You realize that this would make it longer than the LX right...?
Douglas Adams (13 days ago)
Bring back Tom M. This guy isn’t terrible but these reviews need some personality! Tom, Gabe, John... Where are you guys
Norm T (13 days ago)
Damn plastic fender trim and along the bottom of vehicle looks like a $20,000 CX-5!
Paul FUN (13 days ago)
Or a $100,000 Land Rover... its lighter more dent resistant and won't rust. But ya it's reminiscent of cheap cars from back in the day. I think you still have the Acura and Cadillac you could buy.
Serge Vivier (13 days ago)
CR, Does it come with auto high beam headlights because most drivers who collide with animals at night never had their high beams on. If you wonder how I know this, it's because I was a cop in a rural province in Canada.
Right Lane Hog (13 days ago)
Merci Serge.
cadsux (12 days ago)
It's as if the focus groups said all they wanted was a 3rd row, because they were too snooty to get a Highlander or Sienna. The cargo room barely changes: behind the 2nd row, 15 cubic ft vs 18 cubic ft in the regular 350, and max cargo is 58 cubic ft vs 56 cubic ft in the 350.  I would suggest they square off the rear hatch to make it more usable.
cadsux (12 days ago)
Not necessarily. You can thank the 2004 Mazda3 hatchback for being the trend setter.
Robert LeBlanc (13 days ago)
cadsux Squared rear hatches are for the mainstream vehicles, while sloped rear hatches are common in the upscale vehicles.
lexusfan100 (13 days ago)
wow that 3rd row is not only cramped it also has no proper size 3rd row windows..very odd design
Samson Okoro (5 days ago)
lexusfan100 it's meant for kids, I can bet u regular Rx buyers who had no issues with the regular model would love the addition and it would even gain new customers as well. Even the 3rd row seats in its competitors like the Acura Mdx can't fit full sized adults for long trips. I just don't know why there's a fuss to something that wasn't there before and yet it remained the best selling luxury car in North America. This additional 3rd row seating will only boost its sales.
Brian Rosado (13 days ago)
Another day, another useless third row crossover
Lou (13 days ago)
I love Lexus, but that thing is ugly!

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