The 2016 Lexus RX 350 is a new design this model year. It has only been on sale for about two weeks, but it has already started to win awards. This newest award is Kelly Blue Book’s annual “Best Buy” award. The new Lexus RX 350 has was named the top vehicle by KBB in the Luxury SUV/Crossover segment.
In its summary of award winners, Kelly Blue Book said of the 2016 Lexus RX “The Lexus RX isn't just the best-selling model in the Lexus lineup, it's the best-selling luxury SUV in America. Buyers find great value in the comfortable, reliable, desirable RX, and a complete redesign for 2016 has helped it earn this year's Luxury SUV/Crossover Best Buy Award.”
Lexus created the luxury crossover segment in 1997 when it introduced the 1998 RX 300. The RX was originally a compact crossover about eh size of today’s Lexus NX 200t. It grew over the generations. The original 3.0-liter, 220 horsepower engine has also undergone changes. It was bumped up to 3.5-liters and a hybrid V6 drivetrain also was added as an option. Today the Lexus RX 350 boasts 300 horsepower.
As KBB mentioned in its accolades, the Lexus RX leads its sales segment and is also the top-selling premium SUV or crossover in all segments.