2012 Lexus RX 350  -  $39,950


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $39,950
Base Invoice: $37,412
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 21 | City: 18 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: FWD 4dr
Transmission: 6-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission w/intelligence
Engine: 3.5L DOHC SFI 24-valve V6 engine

Pros

Smooth ride; Lexus-worthy quiet cabin; plenty of room for people and cargo


Model Highlights

The 350 and 450h both carry a 3.5L V6 under the hood. The 350 is rated at 275 horsepower, while the 450h can do a combined 295 horsepower, thanks to the assistance of the hybrid powertrain's electric motor. The 350 uses a conventional 6-speed transmission, but the 450h comes with a continuously variable transmission.

The 450h hybrid system includes a 288-volt battery pack that sits under the rear seat, sending power to the front mounted motor-generator that drives the front wheels. In all-wheel drive trims, a second motor-generator drives the rear wheels. Both models also carry an engine-driven generator to functions as a starter and a charger for the battery pack.

Lexus boasts a handling system called Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM); it's standard on the 450h and optional on the 350. If the system detects a loss of control, it uses an array of electronic systems ? anti-lock brakes, brake assist, traction control, stability control and throttle control to help the RX get back on track.

Further safety options include adaptive headlights and a pre-collision system with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control to set the RX's speed in relation to the car ahead. The RX has 10 standard airbags, a rollover sensor to inflate side curtain airbags and active front headrests. Inside, the RX features push-button start, 10-way power seats with memory, steering-wheel mounted controls, Bluetooth connectivity, and the Lexus Premium Audio system. Options include a smog detector, leather seats, rear-seat entertainment system, 15-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound system, navigation system and back-up camera.


Model News

An Appearance Package is new for 2012, and includes 19-inch wheels and black headlamp trim. Otherwise, the RX is virtually unchanged from the 2011 model.


Value Writeup

The RX 350 and RX 450h are categorized as full-sized luxury SUVs, and they carry the amenities and horsepower to back it up. The 450h features a hybrid drivetrain that can run on batteries alone for short distances to save fuel. The 350 does all right on its own, achieving 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, but the 450h really shines with 28 mpg city and 32 mpg highway.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
345.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
480.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/211

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4700

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.40

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
100.9 ft³

Front Head Room
39.1 in

Front Leg Room
43.1 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.0 in

Front Hip Room
55.6 in

Second Head Room
37.7 in

Second Leg Room
36.8 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.6 in

Second Hip Room
54.5 in

Wheelbase
107.9 in

Length, Overall
187.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.2 in

Height, Overall
67.7 in

Track Width, Front
64.2 in

Track Width, Rear
63.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
7.3 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
80.3 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
40.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4178 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
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18

Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.8 ft

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
40.0 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
12.9 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 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

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V054000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 12, 2014

Component
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL , SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected
261,114

Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 Toyota Tacoma and Lexus RX350 vehicles and certain model year 2012 Toyota Rav4 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the brake system contains a brake actuator that adjusts the fluid pressure of each wheel cylinder. An electrical component within the actuator may experience an increased resistance resulting in the illumination of various warning lights, including those for the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system, Antilock Brake System (ABS), and Traction Control system.

Consequence
If this occurs, these systems could become inoperative, reducing the directional control assistance, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and Toyota and Lexus dealers will update the software for the Skid Control electronic control unit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin early April 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
17.9%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

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

Push button start

6-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission w/intelligence -inc: snow mode

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension -inc: coil springs

Independent double wishbone rear suspension -inc: coil springs

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Pwr rack & pinion steering w/pwr assist

Pwr front ventilated & rear solid disc brakes

Tool kit

18" x 7.5" 5-spoke alloy wheels

P235/60R18 all-season tires

Compact spare tire (2011)

Roof rails

Rear spoiler

Rear bumper protection

Automatic on/off headlamps w/delay-off feature

Integrated front fog lamps

LED brake lamps

Heated pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals

Acoustic noise-reducing windshield glass (2011)

Water-repellent front door glass

Rear privacy glass

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Intermittent rear wiper/washer

AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer -inc: MP3/WMA/iPod audio port, Bluetooth audio streaming, (9) speakers, auto sound levelizer, integrated SiriusXM satellite radio w/90 free trial subscription

FM-diversity antenna

Shark-fin antenna

Cloth seat trim

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

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

Center console -inc: storage bin, dual pwr outlets

Carpeted floor mats

Leather wrapped 3-spoke pwr tilt/telescoping steering wheel -inc: audio/phone/display controls

LCD multi-info display w/outside temp gauge

Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) multi-information display in gauge cluster

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

Pwr door locks -inc: anti-lockout feature

SmartAccess remote entry system -inc: multi-function remote, remote window down, rolling code technology

Lexus personalized settings

HomeLink programmable garage door opener

Cruise control

Vehicle theft-deterrent & immobilizer system

Automatic dual-zone climate control -inc: dust & pollen air filter

Rear air conditioning vents

Rear window defogger

Wood trim

Chrome inside door handles

Front door map storage pockets

Electrochromic rearview mirror w/compass

Dual sliding sun visors -inc: illuminated vanity mirrors, slide extensions

Lighting -inc: LED glove box, center console box, incandescent dome light w/white LED spot lights, incandescent foot lights, door courtesy lights, front cupholders, front/rear map lights, cargo area (2011)

Remote-activated & key-linked illuminated entry

Leather wrapped shift knob

Dual front/rear assist grips (2011)

Front/rear cupholders

Front seatback pockets

Coat hooks (2011)

Cargo area pwr outlet

Rear storage compartment under cargo area floor (2011)

Tonneau cover

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

Smart stop technology brake override system

Vehicle stability control (VSC) w/cutoff switch

Traction control (TRAC) -inc: electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Side-impact door beams

Enhanced side-impact protection

Front/rear crumple zones

Daytime running lights

Dual front advanced airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) -inc: passenger twin-chamber airbag, crash severity & occupant detection sensors

Front/rear seat-mounted side-impact airbags

Front/rear side-curtain airbags w/roll sensor

Dual front knee airbags

Dual front seat active headrests w/whiplash protection

Safety connect -inc: automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle location, emergency assist button (SOS), enhanced roadside assistance, 1 year trial subscription

3-point front seat belts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters, anchor height adjusters

3-point rear seat belts -inc: outboard pretensioners

Rear outboard child restraint seat tether anchor brackets

Child safety rear door locks

Tire pressure monitoring system

Collapsible steering column

Collapsible brake pedal

First aid kit

 
STARFIRE PEARL
$0

 
TUNGSTEN PEARL
$0

 
NEBULA GRAY PEARL
$0

 
OBSIDIAN
$0

 
STARGAZER BLACK
$0

 
MATADOR RED MICA
$0

 
SATIN CASHMERE METALLIC
$0

 
CERULEAN BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PARCHMENT, SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PARCHMENT, SMOOTH PERFORATION LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, SMOOTH PERFORATION LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, SMOOTH PERFORATION LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PARCHMENT, SMOOTH PLAIN LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, SMOOTH PLAIN LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, SMOOTH PLAIN LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PREMIUM PKG
$2,400

 
LUXURY PKG
$4,900

 
COMFORT PKG
$1,950

 
SPORT PKG
$1,300

 
APPEARANCE PKG
$790

 
TOWING PREP PKG
$238

 
19" 7-SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS
$660

 
BI-XENON HIGH INTENSITY DISCHARGE (HID) HEADLAMPS
$875

 
PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM
$110

 
PREMIUM AUDIO W/REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$610

 
MARK LEVINSON AUDIO
$1,610

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,465

 
DUAL-SCREEN REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM W/NAVIGATION
$5,005

 
HEATED & VENTILATED FRONT SEATS
$640

 
WOOD & LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL & SHIFT KNOB
$330

 
HEADS UP DISPLAY
$1,200

 
120V AC PWR OUTLET
$100

 
PRE-COLLISION SYSTEM
$1,500

 
INTUITIVE PARKING ASSIST
$500

 
BACKUP MONITOR
$350

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$255

 
REMOTE ENGINE START
$429

 
TOWING HITCH RECEIVER W/BALL MOUNT
$650

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$81

 
PAINT PROTECTION FILM
$429

 
PREMIUM FLOOR MATS
$280

 
DOOR EDGE GUARDS
$115

 
ASHTRAY
$26

 
CARGO MAT
$105

 
CARGO NET
$59

 
CARGO SPIDER NET
$49

 
GLASS BREAKAGE SENSORS
$205


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