2019 Lexus RX 350 Review, Release Dates, Prices

This is a year without change for the 2019 Lexus RX 350, which continues to compete strongly in the midsize luxury SUV segment. Two models remain available: five passengers and 3-row seven passengers. There is also an F Sport version that offers a sportier look and a more aggressive driving experience. In addition to a sport-tuned suspension, the F Sport models get larger wheels and tires, a black headliner, paddle shifters, a bold mesh grille, electronic gauges with additional instrumentation and sport seats. Regardless of the model, all 2019 Lexus RX 350s offer a smooth ride, quiet interior, and proven reliability. The RX also leads its class with its high resale value.

The 2019 Lexus RX 350 is a five-passenger crossover SUV available in base and F Sport versions. The three-row 350L is available in base and Luxury versions. The base RX 350 is generously equipped. It’s come standard with 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, a power tailgate, rain-sensing wipers, 10 airbags, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, a faux-leather interior, a rearview camera, a power-adjustable steering wheel and a HomeLink garage-door opener. Standard infotainment includes an 8-inch display screen, Bluetooth, USB port, Micro SD card slot, Siri Eyes Free for iPhones, 9-speaker audio with and auxiliary input.

Also standard on every 2019 Lexus RX 350 is the Lexus Safety System+, which includes auto high beams, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure alert and more. Unfortunately, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto remain unavailable.

Engine Specs

The 2019 Lexus RX 350 continues to use the company’s proven 3.5-liter V6 that produces 295 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. This strong but smooth V6 works excellent with an 8-speed automatic transmission. On the F Sport models, the transmission comes with paddle shifters. The RX 350L uses the same engine, but it produces only 290 hp because it has a single exhaust. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available as an option. On the track testing, the 2019 Lexus RX 350 AWD sprinted to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds. Towing capacity is up to 3,500 pounds.

3.5-liter V6 with 8-speed automatic (RX 350)
295 horsepower @ 6,300 rpm
267 lb-ft of torque @ 4,700 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 20/27 mpg (FWD) and 19/26 mpg (AWD)

3.5-liter V6 with 8-speed automatic (RX 350L)
290 horsepower @ 6,300 rpm
267 lb-ft of torque @ 4,700 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 19/26 mpg (FWD) and 18/25 mpg (AWD)

Pricing Notes

The 2019 Lexus RX 350 is on sale and arriving now at dealers nationwide. It has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) around $45,000 for FWD model. The F Sport begins at over $50,000. AWD costs an additional $1,400. The 3-row RX 350L begins just below $49,000.

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