Lexus RX350

2014 Lexus RX350 Reviewed: Premium Luxury in a Small, Efficient SUV

The 2014 Lexus RX350 might not be the freshest small luxury SUV sold in America but with a plush cabin filled with modern high tech goodies and the same exterior design language that is featured across the entire brand lineup – the RX350 is still one of the best small luxury SUVs available in the American market.

As luxury vehicles go, the 2014 Lexus RX350 is getting a little old. This generation of the RX was introduced for the 2010 model year but an exterior refresh for 2012 has allowed the RX350 to stay fresh in a rapidly growing segment that brings versatility and premium luxury to the masses with a long list of options that includes names like BMW, Mercedes Benz, Acura and Cadillac. That refresh – combined with Lexus’ non-stop efforts to be the top dog in the luxury segment in terms of interior amenities – makes the RX350 one of the best options in a jam packed segment.

My test subject for this review was a 2014 Lexus RX350 All Wheel Drive model which carries a base MSRP of $41,160. Options included the Comfort Package ($1,340), the Mark Levinson 15 speaker Sound System ($995), the elaborate Lexus Navigation package that includes the Lexus Enform App system ($2,775) and the Premium Package that adds all sorts of high end goodies inside and out ($2,760). When you factor in the $910 destination fee, my RX350 test vehicle had an MSRP of $49,940 and there really aren’t many items that you can ask for in the new RX that wasn’t included in my test vehicle. “Nicely equipped” is an understatement.

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Excellent review and I agree having owned one of these. One thing I will say is that from my point of view the RX is a full size or large crossover. I don't think of it as a small SUV as you put it. I bet the buyers, largely female, don't consider it small in any way.
Definitely not small.
When I had my gs 350 f sport in for 10k service, they let me borrow the 2014 Rex 350. I was so impressed, as was my wife for sure, that I bought her one immediately. This is one perfect car for city and country living in Thailand which happens to be where we live.

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