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2013 Lexus RX 350 2012 Infiniti FX
   
FWD 4dr
  • FWD 4dr
  • AWD 4dr
  • AWD 4dr F Sport
Base
  • Base
  • AWD
  • Limited Edition
  • AWD

Prices

MSRP $39,660 $43,700  
Invoice $37,083 $40,469
Avg. Paid N/A $29,581

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.6 7.7  
Critics' Rating 8.6 7.5
Performance 7.7 8.6
Interior 8.3 7.7
Safety 9.3 N/A
Reliability 4.5 3.0
Operating Cost N/A 7.4

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Attractive, comfortable interior
  • Less-complicated navigation than rivals
  • Smooth, coddling ride in base trims
  • Good fuel economy
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Nimble handling
 
Cons
  • Performance isn’t sporty
  • Harsh ride
  • Less cargo space than rivals
  • Cramped back seat

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/211 Gas V6 3.5L/213
MPG 18 City / 25 Hwy 16 City / 23 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door SUV  

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 107.900 113.6  
Length, Overall (in) 187.800 191.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.200 75.9
Height, Overall (in) 67.700 66.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Privacy Glass Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Standard  
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4178 4156  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional  
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 99.700 102.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.000 39.3
Front Leg Room (in) 43.100 44.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.900 57.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.500 54.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.700 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.800 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.500 57.4
Second Hip Room (in) 54.500 54.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 80.300 62.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 40.000 24.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Standard
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard  
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional  
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard  
Leather Seats Optional Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Optional Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard  
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/211 3.5L/213
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 270 @ 6200 303@6800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 248 @ 4700 262 @ 4800
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 38.800 36.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 23
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.200 23.8

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Double Wishbone  
Suspension Type - Rear Double-Wishbone Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer bar

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard