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Original MSRP: $37,700 - $39,100
MPG: 18 City / 23 Hwy
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Used Car: 2009 Lexus RX 350 Review

Review Last Updated: 12/28/12

The 2009 Lexus RX 350 combines great performance and interior luxury with excellent reliability and safety ratings.

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When it was new, reviewers said the 2009 Lexus RX 350 was one of the best luxury crossovers you could buy, and as a used model, it still sits near the top of its class. It has an especially well-made, upscale interior, a silky-smooth ride and an excellent reliability rating. Test drivers said it drives like a car, which is a big compliment for any SUV, and its fuel economy is fairly good. As long as you don’t need a luxury SUV with three rows, or one that can tow or go off-road, the 2009 Lexus RX is one of the best choices in its class.

The 2009 RX comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine and a five-speed automatic transmission. The RX is definitely not sporty, so if you’re looking for a luxury SUV that’s fun to drive, you should check out some of its competitors. However, if your priorities are comfort and a high-quality interior, the 2009 Lexus RX 350 is likely the right SUV for you.

A power liftgate, power front seats, dual-zone climate control and rear seats that slide and recline are among the 2009 RX 350’s standard features. Leather seats, a sunroof, navigation, an upgraded stereo and a backup camera were available as options when the RX 350 was new.

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Other Cars to Consider

The 2009 Infiniti FX is one of the sportiest luxury crossovers you can buy, with standout styling to boot. The FX has a much lower reliability rating, and it was never crash tested, but it’s available with a powerful V8 engine that can add some spice to your car pool duties or daily commute.

The 2009 Acura MDX offers fun-to-drive performance, nice comfort and good interior space. Plus, it has three rows of seating for shoppers who need more than five seats. However, like the FX, the MDX’s reliability rating can’t match the RX 350’s, and its fuel economy isn’t as good.

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