Lexus RX350 F-Sport review | carsguide.com.au

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Lexus RX350

F-Sport

With aggressive F-Sport bumper design and distinctive F badge this RX350 out.

Vlad Manu tests and reviews the Lexus F-Sport, with specs, economy and verdict.

Lexus RX 350 3.5

With the RX 350 F-Sport, Lexus is after car buyers seeking a family car with a bit more — but also sportier than average. This delivers in terms of luxury but not over the top like some of its rivals.

The entry level Luxury – from – kicks off the range the F-Sport as tested starting $85,400. The top of the range Sports starts from $93,900.

The standard features list is and includes features like traffic enabled satellite-navigation, camera with guide electric adjustable leather power rear tailgate, audio, 12-speaker audio 19-inch alloy wheels and running lights.

The RX 350 kicks up a notch from the 4-cylinder RX 270 the smooth V6 petrol engine out a very useful 204kW of and 346 Nm of torque. Thanks to multi injection power figures are and performance is respectable for an SUV weighing than two tonnes. The 0-100kmh can be done in 8 seconds according to — and it probably feels a quicker off the mark than figures suggest.

Fuel consumption is quoted at for the combined cycle but in predominantly traffic you can expect to chew about 15L /100.

The smooth is a highlight. It’s well-matched the engine and doesn’t sound or trashy when accelerating. insulation in the cabin obviously and it’s one of the things Lexus is for.

The revamped RX range shares the face of the rest of the Lexus With its spindle grille and aggressive F-Sport front design, mesh grille and F Sport badge this stands out.

The daytime lights also help to the front end look sporty.

The looks good and is comfortable and with plenty of room for and passengers. The dash design is with the new generation Lexus GS while the remote touch is easy to navigate. The F sport scores sports pedals and wheel to underscore its sporty

There are ten airbags, including airbags on the rear outer as standard. Additional safety include stability control and control, hill-start assist anti-lock braking and associated such as electronic brake-force and brake assist.

Also is the Lexus active cruise system employed in the RX range. works with the a radar detecting other vehicles up and adjusting speed accordingly. It for smoother more relaxed driving.

The engine responds to the pedal and has plenty of urge for the acceleration needed for overtaking 80-110kmh particularly considering the and weight of the car.

Lexus RX 300

This Lexus is equally at taking the family around the as well as relaxed travelling on but don’t expect it to tow a heavy or handle offroad terrain it be 4WD bit it just wasn’t designed for offroading.

While it does better than the entry RX – and the engine and transmission are a combination – fuel can be a bit disappointing in city driving but it up for that with its performance the size of the vehicle.

The Lexus RX 350 F Sport is a car that appeal for those looking for family transportation, a quality and better performance and handling your average SUV. As other Lexus cars one of the to consider it over some of its is the fact that most of the extras are included as standard.

RX 350 F-Sport

Price: from

Warranty: 4 years/100,000km, roadside

Service Interval: 6 months/10,000km

10 airbags, ABS, EBD, TC

Crash rating: 5 stars

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