Luxury utility of the Lexus RX 350

Luxury utility of the Lexus RX 350

Lexus created the blueprint for its luxury crossover utility vehicle more than 15 years ago with the original RX models. Today, Lexus continues its success in this segment with the 2015 RX 350, which has a starting MSRP of $40,795.

For 2015, the RX 350 has front-wheel drive and all-weather drive models, along with the F SPORT model. A smooth 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine with 270 horsepower and 248 foot-pounds of torque powers each model. Additionally, the standard model (FWD and AWD) uses a six-speed automatic transmission, while F SPORT uses eight-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel economy ratings for the 2015 RX 350 are as follows: 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway for AWD models, 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway for FWD models and 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway for F SPORT models.

Luxury interior

With seating for five, the Lexus RX350 treats its passengers to space and comfort. In back, rear passengers have 36.8 inches of legroom, 57.6 inches of shoulder room and 54.5 inches of hip room. Additionally, cargo volume is 40 cubic feet with the rear seats upright and 80.3 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.

Luxury details can be found throughout the cabin, including Espresso Walnut or Black Bird’s Eye Maple wood trim, fabric roof lining, carpeted floor mats (carpeted trunk mat optional), automatic dual-zone climate control and much, much more.

The RX 350 upholds another Lexus tradition, the inclusion of premium audio as standard equipment. The nine-speaker Lexus Premium Audio System offers a multitude of music source choices, including a CD player and SiriusXM Satellite Radio capability with a 90-day trial subscription included.

For the ultimate in mobile sound, Lexus exclusively offers Mark Levinson audio systems. The RX 350’s optional 15-speaker Mark Levinson Surround Sound system delivers 330 total watts of power through a 15-speaker system.

Stylish exterior

With a wheelbase of 107.9-inches, the RX 350 is available in nine exterior colors, including Nebula Gray Pearl, Deep Sea Mica, Satin Cashmere Metallic, Claret Mica, Stargazer Black and Ultra White (F SPORT exclusive color).

Lexus’ attention to detail continues on the outside with details such as lower door chrome plating, 18-inch five-spoke wheels, an integrated rear spoiler as well as the brand’s signature spindle grille. F SPORT models features 19-inch split-five-spoke wheels and a unique front grille.

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To learn more about the stylish and elegant 2015 Lexus RX 350, visit www.lexus.com.

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