Auto Review: 2011 Lexus RX 350 FWD

The 2011 Lexus RX 350 FWD is a nice blend of sport utility, luxury, and family comfort. Discriminating drivers will love it. Lexus fans will devour it. All the rest will marvel.

2011 Lexus RX350 RWD

The stated MSRP is $39,075, which is to be expected from a Lexus. Pricey? It depends on your perspective. It is a Lexus and it’s well worth every penny.

For fuel efficiency, you’ll enjoy driving the RX 350 with 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The engine block is a 275-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and the transmission is a 6-speed automatic. The drivetrain is your choice of front or all-wheel drive.

For standard features, you’ll enjoy:

  • Automatic climate control
  • Push button start with smart keyless entry
  • Automatic headlamps
  • 10 airbags
  • Active front head restraints
  • Leather trim on steering wheel and shift knob
  • Plus, a lot more

The 2011 Lexus RX 350 FWD seats up to 5 passengers comfortably. Max head room is 39″ in the front and 38″ in the rear. Both front and rear passengers have 58″ of shoulder room. Leg and hip room are 43.1″ and 56″, respectively, for front passengers and 37.1″ and 55″ for rear passengers. Maximum cargo capacity is 80.3 cubic feet.

Drivers will also be impressed with the handling features of the new Lexus RX 350 FWD, which include 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, speed sensitive steering, sequential shift control, and traction control.

If you want luxury with sport utility, then the 2011 Lexus RX 350 FWD is the vehicle for you.