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2013 Lexus RX Models Sport Utility Crossover

MSRP Range: $39,660 - $47,350 | 18 MPG City - 24 MPG Highway

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2013 Lexus RX Models Sport Utility Crossover

Benefits of Driving a 2013 Lexus RX Models Sport Utility Crossover

The Lexus RX is categorized as a mid-sized luxury SUV, and it still carries enough amenities and horsepower to lead the segment a full 14 years after its 1998 introduction. The RX 450h features a hybrid drivetrain that can run on batteries alone for short distances to save fuel, which equates to 28 mpg city and 32 mpg highway. The RX 350 does all right on its own, achieving 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. With this mid-cycle refresh, Lexus has done more than enough to keep its popular SUV more than relevant in the luxury sport utility conversation.

What's new for 2013?

For 2013, Lexus has given the RX lineup a facelift, aligning it with the rest of the carmaker's model range. Changes include new headlights with LED running lights, a deep front fascia and a more aggressive shape to the grille. Subtle changes can be found inside as well, with improved form and function. A Sport Appearance Package joins the options list.

Model Strengths

  • Smooth ride
  • Lexus-worthy quiet cabin
  • plenty of room for people and cargo

Model Review

The 350 and 450h both carry a 3.5L V6 under the hood. The 350 is rated at 275 horsepower, while the 450h can do a combined 295 horsepower, thanks to the assistance of the hybrid powertrain's electric motor. The 350 uses a conventional 6-speed transmission, but the 450h comes with a continuously variable transmission.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Body Side Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Opt
Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Std
Intermittent Wipers Opt
Variable Inter. Wipers Opt
Rain Sensing Wipers Opt

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt
Handsfree Wireless Std

Security

Alarm Opt
Anti-theft System Std
Telematics Std
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2013 Lexus RX Models Sport Utility Crossover

FWD 4dr

Engine

Engine Type 3.5L Gas V6
Horsepower 270 @ 6200 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 248 @ 4700 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 19.2 gal
Fuel Economy 18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 480 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic Transmission

Wheels

Rims 18 x 7.5 in.
Tires P235/60R18
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 39.0 in. / 43.1 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 37.7 in. / 36.8 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 107.9 in.
Curb Weight 4178 lb.
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2013 Lexus RX Models Sport Utility Crossover

FWD 4dr

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Climate Control Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Dual Zone Climate Control Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Rear Air Conditioning Standard
Telematics Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Leather Seats Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Liftgate Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Optional
Navigation System Optional
Parking assist Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Wheel Locks Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Exterior

Rear Spoiler Standard