Being one of the best SUV manufacturers on the planet, Lexus has come up with yet another world-beater model; the 2015 Lexus RX 350 with a tight construction and quality materials. Based on reliability and safety data, the 2015 model is way ahead of its competitors though some critics claim finding this model’s rivals to be more luxurious and comfortable.
2015 Lexus RX 350: Design and Features
The 2015 Lexus RX 350 is arguably one of the most comfortable SUVs with an average cargo room and spacious rear seats. The driving seat is said to offer a good and comfy driving position while the passenger seats have good space rooms for passengers of all heights. Some of the most outstanding features in this car’s interior include reclining and sliding rear seats, a push button start and a power lift-gate. On the entertainment part, the 2015 Lexus RX 350 has Wi-Fi connectivity, a DVD player, a rear view camera, a USB port, a 12-speaker audio system and Bluetooth. Other features include, a parallel parking assist, upholstery made of leather, heated front seats, blind spot monitoring, navigation with Lexus’ remote system, a moon-roof, head on collision warning, adaptive cruise control and a blind spot monitoring system. The new RX 350 is also equipped with a 15-speaker ML sound system. The only negative that has been publicly admitted to by test drivers is the fact that the remote system’s controller is not so accurate and can therefore be distractive during driving.
Just like an SUV should be, the new RX 350 has a large cargo space at the back. There are four cargo tie-downs that are good for storing for things such as bikes.
2015 Lexus RX 350: Engine Specifications
The 2015 Lexus RX 350 model is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and a V6 diesel engine. Test drivers say that the new model offers enough speed and power for confidence in highway passing. The new model has an estimated EPA of 18/25 mpg highway which is relatively average for SUVs. Test drivers have affirmed that the new vehicle comfortable and smooth ride is its advantage but has drawbacks in its dull and numb handling and steering respectively.
This is a 270-horsepower vehicle with a 3.5 liter V6 engine and a six speed automatic transmission for the front wheel and wheel models. It also offers and F sport that can transform the same engine to an 8-speed transmission. In overall, the vehicle has is best suited for long distance drives as its comfortable inside and light steering wheeling will not have you tired at the end of the journey. This too-light steering wheel, however, has its disadvantage in that it is hard to feel what the car is doing at high speed. It is a little bit dangerous turning too sharply or winding to the overtaking lane because with this soft steering there is nothing to suggest that, at the speed you are driving, you are turning the car too sharply. Sometimes you are left to make guesses on the same.
2015 Lexus RX 350: Release Date and Price
2015 Lexus RX 350 is valued to be between USD $ 37 700 and $ 41 000 which generally matches its features and quality.