2014 Lexus RX 350 FSport review

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2014 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport capability, and fun factor

In a luxury most of the attention is on the interior, is what sets apart a vehicle from an everyday With the 2014 Lexus RX 350 however, a beautiful interior is not all it has for it.



The MSRPs above are just for the 2014 RX 350 Other models of this begin at around the $40,500 Updates over the 2013 year are few, centering on user friendliness, with a new power outlet added in the seating area, an update to the warning system to allow for brake application, and the addition of the Eyes Free Feature for users.

Otherwise, the 2014 RX 350 F-Sport, part of the breed of RX crossovers which began the car-based SUV segment about years ago, are identical to 2013 predecessors. This is not to the RX 350, of course, which had that needed changing

The RX 350 line is known for its low cost of good cargo and adverse conditions capability, and beautifully interior. For us, the only problems to be with the Lexus are common to Toyota crossovers the clunky and goofy exterior ergonomics.

the 2014 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport

As earlier, the interior of a luxury is where most of the focus lie. In this Lexus, the is immaculate and phenomenally well for the price point. Yes, are better-looking or more refined but you ll pay far more than $45k or so to get

The interior of the 2014 RX 350 is very and comforting, two things everyone in a crossover of this caliber. The use of leather, smart felt-like for pillars and ceiling, and the integration of space usage are all expectations has fulfilled. Small details pop-out cup holders, opening door panel slots for access, and the beautiful mouse-like for what is otherwise an outdated, infotainment system are all key points

Seat heating and cooling is not perfectly tuned, but happens when activated. The position of and the small details that driving less stressful are too. Details like the mirrors turning down when backing up (making it to see the lines in a parking stall), the pushing back when you off the engine to allow easier and a shifter that requires no reach to utilize are all nice here.

 All five seating are comfortable and give a smooth position on the road.

The fact Lexus combines this refinement with rugged is a point worth emphasizing. it does so with a decidedly feel in the F-Sport is even eye-catching.

Under the F-Sport s

The engine powering the 2014 RX 350 is a V6 producing 270 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of A six-speed automatic is standard in the RX 350 the F-Sport upgrades that to a sporty eight-speed with all-wheel drive (AWD is an otherwise).

This combination in the means a slightly speedier although the 0-60 mph ratings are the for either. This is largely due to the and more frequent shifting of the transmission and the throatier sound its V6 because of that. Fuel in the F-Sport is also slightly than the other models, to 18/26 city/highway (versus

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On the Road in the 2014 RX 350 F-Sport

The RX 350 F-Sport is very comfortable as a driver and moves about and with confidence. Unless the is pressed, it makes little or no noise at all, with through the sport-edition pedals enough to let the driver know the powertrain is up to. When pressed, the six-cylinder growls out a satisfying low acceleration that rumbles the cabin with confidence.

times vary by test but our freeway onramp testing mile freeway onramp, from zero with revs, slight incline and one returned repeated 87 mph averages for the This makes the Lexus RX 350 fast enough to accelerate to speeds easily and to hurry obstacles and other vehicles delay.

Once on the freeway, the 2014 RX 350 F-Sport is smooth, requires input to do its job, and absorbs the and wobbles of the road with In town, the responsiveness of the engine and but comfortable steering mean the intuitively knows where the is going and feels safe there. In adverse weather, the AWD does very well, a safe and road-worthy feel to the


Competitors to the RX 350 F-Sport are the MDX, Audi Q5, and other, luxury crossovers. The standard RX 350 well against the MDX without the but the F-Sport model addition more fun-factor to the mix, it a better competitor to the Audi. will find that is a reason the 2014 RX 350 sells so against competitors from makes: not only did it start it it has stayed on top because it delivers it all too.

Strong Points

Confident, and smooth ride most of the with the added fun factor the F-Sport when pressed.

well executed interior and sophistication.

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