2008 Lexus RX 350  -  $38,275


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $38,275
Base Invoice: $33,974
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 18 | Hwy: 23
Body Style: FWD 4dr
Transmission: 5-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission
Engine: 3.5L DOHC SFI 24-valve V6 engine

Model Highlights

The 2008 Lexus RX is offered in two primary models: the RX350, which is powered by a 270-horsepower, 3.5L V6, and the RX400h, which has an advanced hybrid system combining a 3.3L V6 and an electric motor system, making a total of 268 horsepower together.

The 400h's Lexus Hybrid Drive is a "full hybrid" system, meaning it can operate on electric power in some low-speed stop-and-go conditions, greatly increasing fuel efficiency. The system recovers some energy to battery packs--which are located under the back seat--during braking and coasting, and the electric motors assist the gasoline engine with extra power for accelerating and passing.

Both RX models are offered in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive versions. In the RX350, the available full-time all-wheel drive system has a viscous limited-slip center differential and distributes power to the front and rear wheels with a 50/50-split in normal driving, sending more to the wheels with more traction when needed. In the 400h, an electric motor drives the rear wheels independently.

According to Lexus, both the front-wheel-drive version of the RX350 and the RX400h can accelerate to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds. The 400h, however has superior fuel economy ratings of 27 mpg city, 24 highway.

Extra attention has been paid to noise and vibration in the RX. Vibration-canceling engine mounts, an acoustic windshield, and extra sound insulation are used. There's also an available air suspension system, which has four ride-height settings, including a "high" mode for rough surfaces at under 30 mph. "Low" mode lowers ride height by 0.6 inches for improved handling, and there's also a lower "access" mode for easier entry, exit, and loading.

All RX models have five-passenger seating, with a 40/20/40 split folding rear seatback that both slides and reclines. With the seats folded down, the 28.3-cubic-foot cargo capacity can be expanded to nearly 85 cubic feet.

All RX models have safety systems aplenty, including vehicle stability control (VSC), anti-lock brakes with brake assist, side curtain air bags, front-seat-mounted side air bags, and a driver's knee air bag. On 400h models, there's also the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system, which seamlessly integrates many of the vehicles systems, including the ABS, VSC, traction control, and steering assist, to enable it to more quickly anticipate the loss of control and make corrections.

Both the RX350 and RX400h are available in a single very well-equipped model, which includes a power liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, ten-way-adjustable power front seats, real wood interior trim, and heated auto-dimming exterior mirrors.

The RX offers several other innovative high-tech features that aren't common on vehicles in its price range. An adaptive front-lighting system swivels the headlights up to 15 degrees in corners, and the dynamic laser cruise control will maintain a set distance from vehicles traveling ahead.

Other major options include a DVD-based navigation system with five million points of interest and an integrated Bluetooth calling interface, an illuminated entry system, a large moonroof, and an 11-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Audio System.


Model News

Both Lexus RX models get only minor appearance changes for 2008, including new chrome door handles and a revised front grille. A new design for the 18-inch alloy wheels is also available. The 400h gets new blue hybrid badges. Two new colors--Desert Sage Metallic and Brandy Wine Mica--join the palette.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Lexus RX350 and RX400h offer the comfort and refinement of luxury cars, combined with the spacious, versatile interior of utility vehicles. Several high-tech features are available--like adaptive front lighting--that aren't widely available in its class. The RX400h especially, with its advanced hybrid powertrain, stands out for its high fuel efficiency and 27-mpg city rating. The models also have a very strong reputation for quality; for 2007, the RX was the highest-rated midsize premium multi-activity vehicle in the J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS).


Pros

Comfort; ride and refinement; safety; available technology features; fuel-efficiency (400h).


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
23 MPG

Cruising Range - City
345.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
441.60 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/211

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 4700

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.24

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.29

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
102.5 ft³

Front Head Room
39.3 in

Front Leg Room
42.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.9 in

Front Hip Room
55.6 in

Second Head Room
38.6 in

Second Leg Room
36.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.1 in

Second Hip Room
55.1 in

Wheelbase
106.9 in

Length, Overall
186.2 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.6 in

Height, Overall
66.1 in

Track Width, Front
62.0 in

Track Width, Rear
61.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
7.1 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
84.7 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
38.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3870 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Dual-Link Strut

Front Tire Size
225/65SR17

Rear Tire Size
225/65SR17

Spare Tire Size
225/65SR17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
17 x 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.2 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
6

Drivetrain Miles/km
70,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.5L DOHC SFI 24-valve V6 engine-inc: dual variable valve timing w/intelligence (VVT-i)

5-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission-inc: OD, snow mode, gated shifter, shift logic control

Vehicle stability control (VSC) w/cutoff switch

Traction control (TRAC)

Front wheel drive

MacPherson strut front suspension-inc: coil springs, gas shocks

Dual-link MacPherson strut rear suspension-inc: coil springs, gas shocks

Rear stabilizer brace

225/65SR17 mud & snow tires

17" x 6.5" aluminum wheels

Full-size spare tire w/aluminum wheel

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front ventilated & rear solid disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)-inc: brake assist (BA)

Tool kit

Rear bumper protector

Integrated black rear spoiler

Auto-on/off headlamps w/delay-off

Integrated front fog lamps

Daytime running lights

LED brake lamps

Electrochromic pwr heated mirrors

Acoustic windshield

Water-repellent front door glass

UV ray-reducing window glass

Black privacy glass

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Intermittent rear wiper

Chrome door handles

Pwr rear liftgate

Cloth seat trim

10-way pwr front bucket seats-inc: pwr lumbar, adjustable headrests, integrated armrests

Reclining/sliding rear 40/20/40 split fold-down seat-inc: adjustable headrests

Sliding center console-inc: (2) illuminated cup holders, coin holder, illuminated storage bin, auxiliary pwr outlet

Rear center armrest w/(2) cup holders & storage box

Cut pile carpeting

Carpeted floor mats

Chrome scuff plates

Wood & leather-trimmed tilt steering wheel w/audio controls

3-pod electroluminescent instrument cluster

7" LCD multi-info screen w/adjustable brightness-inc: ventilation, outside temp, average MPG, current MPG, average speed

Tire pressure monitoring system

Scheduled maintenance indicator light

Vehicle theft-deterrent & immobilizer system w/in-key transponder

Pwr windows-inc: 1-touch auto-up/down, jam protection

Pwr door locks w/anti-lockout

Pwr fuel door release

Remote entry system-inc: remote window down, lock, 2-stage unlock, trunk open, panic feature, volume-adjustable tone, rolling code technology

Retained accessory pwr

HomeLink universal transceiver

Cruise control

AM/FM stereo w/cassette/in-dash 6-disc CD changer-inc: (8) speakers, sound positioning system, radio data system (RDS)

Short pole antenna w/in-glass FM diversity system

Dual-zone automatic climate control-inc: dust & air filters

Rear AC vents at rear of center console

Rear window defogger w/auto-off timer

Metallic accents-inc: center instrument panel, switch plates

Pop-out cupholder left of steering wheel

Maple or walnut wood trim-inc: door panels, shifter island, console

Chrome door handles

Front door storage pockets

Electrochromic rearview mirror w/compass

Overhead console w/sunglasses holder

Sun visors w/adjustable-illumination vanity mirrors, slide extensions

Front/rear assist grips

Lighting-inc: door courtesy, ignition ring, glove box, front map, cargo area, illuminated entry w/delay

Wood & leather-trimmed shift knob

Front seatback pockets

Coat hooks

Rear cargo area-inc: auto-retracting tonneau cover, auxiliary pwr outlet

(3) pop-up storage compartments under cargo floor

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)-inc: brake assist (BA)

Dual front advanced airbag system w/crash severity & occupant detection sensors

Front seat-mounted side-impact airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags w/roll sensor

Driver knee airbag

3-point front seat belts-inc: pretensioners, force limiters, height-adjustable shoulder belt anchors

3-point rear seat belts

All-position emergency locking retractor (ELR)

All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)

Child safety rear door locks

Rear seat ISO-FIX top tether anchors

Vehicle stability control (VSC) w/cutoff switch

Traction control (TRAC)

Side-impact door beams

Front/rear crumple zones

Impact-dissipating upper interior trim

Brake pedal regression prevention

Collapsible steering column

Collision fuel cutoff

Daytime running lights

First aid kit

 
5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
5-SPEED SEQUENTIAL-SHIFT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
CLOTH SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
PREMIUM PKG
$1,245

 
PREMIUM PLUS PKG
$2,060

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM/MARK LEVINSON PKG
$6,190

 
PERFORMANCE PKG
$4,055

 
MULTI-PANEL MOONROOF PKG
$2,840

 
TOWING PREP PKG
$160

 
DYNAMIC LASER CRUISE CONTROL
$600

 
ROOF RAILS W/RACK
$220

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$1,740

 
18" 5-SPOKE ALUMINUM ALLOY WHEELS
$495

 
18" 7-SPOKE LIQUID GRAPHITE-FINISH ALUMINUM ALLOY WHEELS
$605

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$540

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS W/RAIN-SENSING WIPERS
$665

 
HID HEADLAMPS W/ADAPTIVE FRONT LIGHTING SYSTEM (AFS)
$815

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,650

 
RAIN-SENSING WIPERS
$125

 
CARGO MAT
$95

 
TOWING HITCH RECEIVER W/BALL MOUNT
$415

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$81

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