Lexus RX350 provides ride, power and style

page18.Lexus-RX350-BY H. THROTTLE
AUTO COLUMNIST

The RX350 is smaller, sleeker, faster and very nimble with a velvet ride with tuned suspension. What’s not to like about 295-horsepower V6 engine, along with an eight-speed transmission?

Lexus and Toyota have developed the best sequential transmissions in the world that is so adaptive to Colorado terrain. The RX has a choice of sport or eco on the all-wheel-drive vehicle.

Paddle shifters add to the four-door sports-car flavor of the five-passenger sedan.

The interior is plush with leather trim and the exterior a “Matador Red Mica” silky finish.

Not safety rated as yet, the RX350 has all of the latest safety features that include 10 airbags for the front seat, front, knee, side, rear-side and side curtains.

This vehicle has all of the latest safety equipment and a theft-deterrent engine immobilizer.

List price is $49,125 with additional options, such as moonroof and navigation system.

Large cargo space with reclining split rear seats 40/20/40.

The latest in electronic braking systems and LED headlights and integrated LED fog lights for winter storms.

Fuel economy can reach 26 mpg using the eco mode that provides plenty of power and economy. A knob turn engages the sports mode and a quick power surge.

The new RX is really enjoyable to drive, Lexus quality in design, craftsmanship and performance.

Something special for sporty drivers.

May 20th, 2016