2011 LEXUS RX 350

The 2011 Lexus RX 350 continues to raise the bar for design, engineering and luxury innovation in the luxury crossover segment. The RX coasts into 2011 with new Smart Stop Technology and additional exterior colors.
The RX 350 receives standard Smart Stop Technology as an additional measure of consumer confidence. The braking system enhancement will automatically reduce engine power when the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal are applied simultaneously under certain driving conditions.
New exterior colors are offered to complement the 2011 Lexus RX 350’s refinement. Satin Cashmere Mica replaces Golden Almond Metallic. Stargazer Black is also added to the palette.
The Lexus RX 350 teams a 3.5-liter V6 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission for an output of 275 horsepower and 256 lb.-ft. of peak torque.
The RX offers several additional luxurious amenities including a ventilation function for the front seats to help improve comfort on hot and humid days. A 12-speaker audio system comes with the optional Comfort Package or rear seat entertainment system and includes two-rear-door tweeters and a compact, L-shaped subwoofer in the rear-luggage compartment.
The Lexus RX creates a sleek profile that is accentuated by broad shoulders for an athletic yet elegant presence. The Lexus design cue of placing the grille lower than the headlights, along with sharper headlight graphics, yields a strong frontal expression.
The dramatically designed interior clearly separates the interior into two distinct zones — the “display zone” to provide information, and the “operation zone” for interaction with controls. Neatly sculpted metallic surfaces, especially on the asymmetrical center stack, showcase a bold contrast of shadow and light.
Base model estimated mpg: 18/25
Estimated starting price: $37,975
Compiled by Motor Matters

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