Overview & Reviews
After a complete redesign last year, the 2011 Lexus RX 350 returns essentially unchanged.
- Premium cabin design and materials, plush ride, composed handling, energetic acceleration, comfortable seating front and rear, top crash test scores, user-friendly multifunction controller.
- No third-seat option, expensive options packages, not as entertaining to drive as sportier rivals.
User Reviews:Showing 1 through 10 of 18.00
Feeling of Disappointment. - 2011 Lexus RX 350
By barcelonafcfan - July 24 - 8:58 am
Having some experience with Toyota (used to work for the company), I'm pretty familiar with their technology and at the same time must say that I'm disapointed. Me and my wife bouhgt the car fully loaded with the tow package and after 1300 miles the transmission went out, wow that was a shock to me. Please don't get me wrong, I still think it is a great car but for over $40K I expect a lot more. Of course it doesn't happen every day with Lexus products but when it does happen to you I'm sure all of us would have doubts. The drive is OK, but if you are for more sporty style of driving go with the German car, mainly Audi Q5 which I drove and it blew me away, it's handling and resposivness.
I hope the new ones ride better. - 2011 Lexus RX 350
By jamiedaniel - February 2 - 1:50 pm
I got my RX in Feb this year with 9,000 miles on it. Now I think I know why the original owner traded it. The suspension is way too stiff, and noisy. You feel every bump and the rear suspension lets you know with loud booms. This thing rides like a Mercedes ML. That's not good. Also, with all the bouncing around, the back seat emits all kinds of noise. Keeping it folded down seems to help. I don't want a car so soft it wallows and has tons of body roll, but this is just ridiculous. Other than that, I'm ok with the rest of the car. The leather and other materials feel good. It's fairly quiet. I'm getting 23mpg on premium.
Happy as can be! - 2011 Lexus RX 350
By Alex Kolesnikov - December 30 - 4:53 pm
I recently traded my 2008 BMW X5 in for this 2011 Lexus RX350. The main reason I got rid of the BMW was because of the horrible and I mean horrible reliability, and everyone knows if you wanted a reliable luxury car you choose a Lexus. We've had the car now for a couple days and the transition was much easier than expected. The Lexus has many more features than the old BMW and it's MUCH more comfortable, the ride is smooth, the interior is well appointed and the cabin is very quiet when driving. Very happy that we chose to buy the RX350, you won't regret it.
Love it - 2011 Lexus RX 350
By G.Sohi - July 8 - 10:00 am
My First Lexus , I have this Suv for almost a month, I absolutely love it. Very quite, pure luxury, Love the Navigation with mouse, Bluetooth, the style and the performance.
new vs. old - 2011 Lexus RX 350
By busseyky - June 22 - 10:51 pm
the 2010 rx is not as driver friendly as the older models. I should have spent a few dollars on my "99 with 150k miles and kept it
Disappointing - 2011 Lexus RX 350
By simsim_23341 - December 28 - 4:09 am
I had high hopes for this vehicle but sadly it didn't deliver. It's built like a toy. Never again.
Previous RX Owners Might Be Dissapointed - 2011 Lexus RX 350
By maggiemae1 - September 20 - 7:41 am
I traded in my 2002 RX with over 130,000 and I0,000 miles and I miss it. Previous RX owners might want to spend a weekend with this car before making a decision. My main complaint is the poorly designed interior. When you can't fit your owners manual in the glove compartment - poor design. When you have to take your eyes off the road to turn on the seat heater - poor design. The driver has to reach behind to get something out of the storage compartment. The list goes on. Feel the weight of the glove compartment door or the weight of the carpet - they don't come close to previous models. This is my third Lexus in ten years, I feel let down by a friend. They can do better than this.
ARCHAIC NAV SYSTEM - 2011 Lexus RX 350
By mnorth509 - June 7 - 1:29 am
First of all, why hasn't Edmunds talked about the archaic nav/radio system in any of their reviews???? I come from the world of Ford/Sirius/SYNC and I was shocked when I realized how old-fashioned the Lexus system is. Yes, I know, I should have kept it for a weekend to discover what a terrible system it is - but I listened to friends who were already Lexus owners, and I read Edmunds reviews and NO ONE told me!!! Have these people never driver another brand of car? You have to jump to two screens to see the title of a song, and then jump BACK to get to the next channel. No color, no logos, just plain old letters that are truncated - you don't even see the whole song title.
Love it. - 2011 Lexus RX 350
By Sohi - August 30 - 10:00 am
I just picked Lexus RX 350 touring package 2 weeks ago and I am loving it. Fun to drive, the navigation, the back up camera and the interior is awesome.
Follow Up Of November Purchase of RX350 - 2011 Lexus RX 350
By maggiemae1 - May 30 - 5:20 pm
Since my initial review, the following has happened to my RX350. Passenger side window did not work and had to have the entire motor and electrical replaced. My bumper has popped off the body of the car not once, but twice. I have to have a new bumper ordered, painted and installed on a car with less than 10,000 miles. The caps on the windshield wipers have had to be replaced. I can't believe Lexus put its badge on this dog. Unfortunately I own this vehicle.