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Used Car: 2013 Lexus RX 350 Review

Review Last Updated: 10/29/14

The 2013 Lexus RX 350 gets good fuel economy, has lots of cargo space and test drivers said it has a velvety ride and an elegant interior.

The 2013 Lexus RX 350 has a V6 engine, and test drivers reported that there is plenty of power. A six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard, and all-wheel drive is available on higher trims. The F Sport model has an eight-speed automatic transmission and comes standard with all-wheel drive. The 2013 Lexus RX 350 gets an EPA-estimated 18/25 mpg city/highway, which is good for the class. Automotive writers reported that the RX 350 has a soft, composed ride, and it isn’t very engaging to drive. Several critics said that the performance-oriented F Sport model has an uncomfortably stiff ride and isn't much more fun to drive than the base RX 350.

Test drivers reported the 2013 Lexus RX 350’s cabin is appointed with lavish materials. The RX 350 seats five in two rows. Reviewers noted that the front seats are very comfortable and that there’s plenty of legroom in the back seat. The 2013 RX 350 can hold up to 80.3 cubic feet of cargo with the second row of seats folded, which is great for the class. The Lexus RX 350 comes standard with Bluetooth, proximity key and a USB port. Available features include a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, a 15-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, a rear-seat entertainment system, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and navigation with Lexus' Remote Touch control interface. Test drivers said the Remote Touch controller is intuitive, though it takes time to master. A few critics found that some of the controls on the dashboard are awkwardly placed.

The 2013 Lexus RX 350 was named our 2013 Best Luxury 2-Row SUV for the Money and 2013 Best Luxury 2-Row SUV for Families when it was new.

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The 2013 Acura MDX seats up to seven in three rows and test drivers said it has athletic handling and a comfortable ride. Automotive journalists liked the MDX's intuitive navigation system, and like the RX 350, the MDX has a lot of cargo space for the class.

Auto writers praised the 2013 Porsche Cayenne's superb handling and robust acceleration in V8-powered models. The Cayenne Diesel gets great fuel economy for the class, and reviewers liked the Cayenne's opulent interior.

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