Reliable and comfortable 5 seater family SUV
We have owned RX350 series SUVs for the past 11 years and upgraded to the next model in 2012 and then again in 2015. In all the years of ownership we have not had a single mechanical issue, just a battery that needed replacing (and was replaced under Lexus 3 year battery cover) and rubber boot opening cover ($50 fix completed by dealer at no cost, glue came off due to living in extreme Darwin heat and humidity for 2 years).
Love my car
what an luxury drive, love to drive and the navigation system. love the leather seats and how good they warming in winder. and always remember to service from lexus it may cost you bit more, but you will be treated as a god by lexus.. and you will get a good loan car
Best luxury family SUV
Lexus build quality dictates that everything works and does what it should more than effectively - cabin comfort levels are beyond anything on the market and the finish is world class, topped off by the Mark Levinson 15 speaker Audio system.
The F Sport is the best looking of the model range and it's little wonder Lexus sell more RX 350 F Sports than any other RX in the line up, such a good looking car from any angle !!
Perfect luxury SUV for a family
My husband and I have driven VW since we were uni students (over 20 years). We now have 2 young kids and we wanted a SUV that has all the luxury features without a price of European cars. Lexus came up top and many mechanics we spoke to told us that Lexus RX is a solid car.
It’s veen a year since we bought our RX and no problems unlike VW we had - we still love VW.
Great drivability and it’s vwry fuel economical - 13L/100km. It’s quiet and feels cocooned when driving.
Overall, it’s a great value car!
Perfect and Reliable - Always Lexus!
Bought a used RX270 from a Lexus dealer in Australia with 50,000kms.
Has been perfect. Reliable, comfortable, smooth and quiet. Will also have great resale value. Interior is fantastic quality.
Never buying a high-depreciating and unreliable European car again. Always Japanese.
Now I need to to pick another Lexus for our second car.
Extreme reliable car, comfort, reasonable cost to run.
Driving experience is superb comparing to German car that driven for 10 years. Performance wise good enough compare how much petrol it drinks. Handling bit soft compare to German car, but lot stress to drive.. noise pretty much the most quiet.. especially the put up and down window.
I like everything on this car, just the mouse control inforteinmant need improvement.. space excellent..
Running cost is reasonable..
RX 350 F Sport
What a dud. We purchased our 2017 RX 350 F Sport new. Several gearbox changes due to harsh shifting, steering issues requiring multiple visits to the dealer, an air-conditioner that makes persistent water trickling noises, which Lexus Australia states is a characteristic of the vehicle, plus creaking noises related to body flex that's unrelated to interior trim..... This model evidently has its quality control issues; a mass produced car in Luxury disguise. Lexus Australia has been difficult to deal with at the best of times. After nearly one y...ear of ownership having problems from day one and countless visits to the dealership amounting to multiple weeks of not having the vehicle, I can confidently say, look through the smiles and waves and avoid. Fuel economy around town is terrible, we average 17L/100km on the 1hr school run.
Perfect family car
Excellent for distance travelling as well as city driving. Very comfortable and easy to get in and out. Power and fuel economy are fantastic. Great leg room for front and rear passengers. Gopd parcel space in the back. A luxury ride for all passengers and all age groups. Extremely reliable.
Great Car and Brilliant Service
This has been my second Lexus - absolute pleasure to drive and have been extremely happy with the purchase. Drives very well and the car is well designed. The interior is impeccable, excellent trims and dashboard is very appealing. The vehicle is smooth to drive and very economical on the fuel.
Even better than previous model
My previous Lexus was the 2009 RX450h (hybrid) and I thought it was fantastic. Just purchased the RX350, it is even better, can't compare the fuel efficiency as obviously the previous car was hybrid and the new car I'm regularly towing a float however getting 13.5ltr to 100klm. Love everything about the new Lexus, so comfortable and the interior is top quality. Heads up display is fantastic, you can see the speed and GPS directions in the windscreen which is of great help when you have a 'L' driver. The new drive mode select, button on con...sole, allows you to go between Eco, Sport and Sport S+. All handle well, however you can really notice a difference in the Sport S+. Everything tightens up and handles really well. The sound system is so good, it's better than in my house. Plenty of room in the back for storage. Touchless power back door, great when hands are full of shopping. Super quiet, everyone comments on how quiet. 360 deg camera, no excuses for hitting anything when parking. Headlights go around corners with you. The mouse knob you use to change features etc is a little tricky/touchy at first however doesn't take long to get used to. Such a smooth car to drive - should be more of them used as hire cars. Fantastic car, lovely sales people and especially good customer service.
After 10 years of driving European cars and being treated like shit wanted a change
It's quite really quite. So far love the adaptive cruise and handling around bends is excellent it is really stable at high speeds.
Love thee fact that accessories like all weather mats don't cost a fortune.
The steering response is great and Lane keep assist works well accept it does prefer if you are more towards the right of the Lane.
It's not a full on impressive car like the European ones but I love that every thing just works .
Don't like the fact that enform software doesn't work with Android 7.0.
Haven't figured out why it warns ...
Can't find a thing to complain about
Bought my rx350 in 2008 from melbourne lexusand drove it to the gold coast where we now live Serviced by Southport Lexus an efficient dealer who charge a reasonable price and do an excellent job. There is not much to say about my Lexus 350 because it's never given the slightest bit of trouble. It handles and feels like new car even after 8 years. I'd like to buy a new car but my Lexus is so perfect I can't see any reason to change.
An Absolutely Fabulous Vehicle
Have owned this since new from 2003. It is an absolutely fantastic car/SUV. Nothing has gone wrong in 12 years. However, after all these years of faultless motoring it is time to move on - and I would loooove to buy another. And I would, would,would if the 2016 model was a consideration, but it ain't. UGLY, Ugly, ugly!! What a shame - What inspired Lexus to move from sophistication to Bling on steroids!!! I would be too embarrassed to be seen driving in the 2016 monstrosity. What a shame - so now driving the 2016Volvo XC90. So far, so good.
Been through a few premium brands and this is 100% the most reliable car I have driven.
I been driving it like a taxi for work (And I do drive around a lot for my work).
I put on average around 35,000KM per year.
always service it at Lexus and so far not a single problem!!
However, I wish I could put a 4.5 star as servicing at Lexus is very expensive and most mechanic can't handle hybrid.
I had 4 new tyre fitted balanced and a wheel alignment done just the other week and some sensor gone off. the tyre place couldn't fig out what's wro...
Toyota feeling with ordinary driving dynamic
Well, it's been awarded as best 4WD - luxury class for few time... Still believe it will last long time without much trouble compared to rival europeans. Quite pleasant cruising on highway on low idle.... can be thirsty on fuel in urban driving. purchased new in 2007 and owned since but don't wanna buy another Lexus 4WD because it's obviously Toyota with Lexus badge and paying quite a extra for it. Have been serived at Lexus dealer for first 7 years (warranty expired after 5 years?) due to high servicing cost, started taking it to local mechani...cs. so far, no trouble with running gears but recently, annoying noise is audiable its like rattling of screws when doors are closing. Not a bad look, electric rear hatch with remote access, low noise cabin, build quality, reasonable performance-RX350, great rear seat space Toyota shared part, pricey, vibration noise when sunroof is partially opened, easily scratchable plastic, poor radio reception, bit thirsty engine, no 3rd seat option
Smooth, lasting and reliable.
A Lexus RX like all Lexus models is a keeper. When you're ready to update, pass it on to a family member rather than accepting a fraction of its real value on the open market. My 2004 RX330 has 128,000 Kms on the clock and it drives and looks as well as when brand new and seems ready to handle another 200,000 kms easily.
Best build quality in the world. Safe. Extremely comfortable with lots of clever and luxurious appointments. Trend setting external aesthetics which still impress even today. Robust,ultra-reliable powertrain combination. Lexus ...
We have a 2007 RX 350 and had a similar problem with the 3 lights coming on. Dealer said it needed a new brake actuator at a cost of $7k. I did my own research and it appeared to relate to a brake light switch as brakes still worked fine. Purchased the switch at Repco for $42 and had my local mechanic install, it was such an easy job he did not charge me.
No more warning lights and brakes of course still work perfectly. Extremely disappointed with Lexus dealer as I feel that they would have known the real cause as it is a relatively common issue.!
I purchased a 2007 rx350 second hand with 60,000km on the clock and it has been almost perfect. Very reliable with ample amount of power and good handling for an suv style vehicle. It is a super luxurious vehicle with all the bells and whistles - the powered tailgate is great and there is a heap of room in the back for throwing a couple of bikes in. My partner had ruled out a couple of other 4wds while we were shopping around because they felt too big and were 'like driving a truck' (she is 5"1') but she loved driving the Lexus and I agree that...is really quick to adapt to and doesn't feel cumbersome to drive. The quality of the interior is generally on a par with the euro brands although there are some cheaper looking materials on the dash that give away its Toyota roots. The leather seats are a highlight though - good quality and comfortable. After 6 months of ownership there are only 2 negatives: - Driving range - highway driving might give 10l/100km but standard city/suburb driving will return around 13-14l/100lm (needs 95 ron fuel minimum). This means we are only getting around 500km per tank ( at over $80 a fill) which is not brilliant but the tradeoff for having permanent 4wd I suppose - the later models are front wheel drive with on-demand 4wd to save fuel. - The inbuilt GPS system is very average even with the latest version of the mapping software. The menu and inputting of information is not intuitive to use at all and very frustrating - my partner always got annoyed waiting for me to input the destination and had her phone ready to go in a fraction of the time. Additionally, while testing it out driving in areas I know very well it returned some just plain incorrect routes - in once case adding in an unnecessary toll road loop that added over 20 minutes to the trip and brought us to the same point I could have arrived at by simply exiting the freeway earlier, So despite persisting with it initially because it was there - we now just use our phones which are much more accurate and easier to use. Quality, power, all the included features fuel economy, GPS system poor
Think about the repairing cost
I own the rx350 since 2008, so far so good for the warranty 3 yrs, however, problem came after 3 yrs, the vsc light, slip light & engine light come on, even the dealer had turn off for me, time after time, light come back on again & again. After the yearly service, my dealer listed that there were major oil leak under the engine. I had a Toyota for 11 yrs, had no problem at all with the engine, now suppose lexus would perform better, b/c it cost more & developed by toyota, but it doesn't seem it is the case . So disappointed, for fixing the lig...hts problem, I approximately hv to pay around $3k, major oil leak cost around $ 6k. Hard to let go but I am thinking of buying another cheaper SUV as more engineer can fix instead of this has to be fixed by the dealer b/c of the computerized programming in the car . Nice sport SUV, good after sale service. Engine oil leak after 3 yrs warranty, huge repair bill
Luxury SUV - Ideal family urban vehicle.
My wife upgraded her IS250 to the RX 350. Boy that was the best "investment". After a few months using the IS250 for family duties (young baby, baby seat/capsules, extra gear, shopping, etc) we finally came to a realisation that we needed something with more space, something more practical. We looked at a number of other SUVs (X1, X3, X5, Tiguan, Outback), but finally settled on the Lexus after being impressed with the IS250.
The RX350 just fitted what we were looking for. Space, luxury features, refinement, looks. Handy features include - ...electric and memory seats, Sat Nav with reverse parking sensors, 18" alloys, refined 3.5 litre engined, sunfoof, heated seats, electric windoes/mirrors, loads of air bags, automatic climate control. Then engine is powerful and refined. Very few negatives for me. These include: - Lack of push button start (my wife's 2005 IS250 had it!) - All four doors must be unlock before the boot door can be opened - 3.5 Litre engine is not very efficient and required 95 RON fuel. - Rear and front parking sensors should be standard.
Questions & Answers
Can the interior av system be upgraded to the sat nav version on XU30 rx330
Thanks and kind regards
I had bought a Lexus 2004 RX 330 just yesterday and would like to know if the running/ Service costs in this car are expensive. Is the boot expensive to fix as the door does not close correctly after pressing the button from the back
I would like to hear an honest opinion on the Lexus RX (2007-2010) as I am looking to buy one. After my last car, BMW X5, had problem upon problem I am looking for as much information on the RX's as I possibly can so I do not make the same mistake.
The body Lexus RX is bigger . I feel relax at the seats, the engine is very good and the car run smoothly. we do the car service once a year, RX350 is good as same as RX270.
RAE sale manager, in Sydney City Lexus help me to buy a good car with the discount
So far, We are very happy with this car. Michael
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