'RX 350'

Lexus tries to make RX 350 a sports car, and fails

Lexus injected its brand, which had taken the place of Cadillac among AARP members, with a little excitement when it introduced the LFA and the IS-F. While those models have legitimate sport cred, the F-Sport line of cars, exemplified here by the 2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport, comes off as much less convincing.

In colloquial terms, F Sport is all hat and no cattle.

On its own, the Lexus RX 350 works as a solid luxury SUV. Seating for five, flexible cargo space, and an easy driving character have made it a strong seller for Lexus, and a success … Read more

XM available as factory-equipped option on new Toyota and Lexus models

Sirius XM Radio announced that the XM Satellite Radio service is now available as factory-equipped standard equipment on 2010 Camry vehicles with premium audio, while model year 2010 Camry vehicles with standard audio will continue to offer XM service as a dealer-installed option.

XM Satellite Radio will also launch as a factory-installed option on many other Toyota vehicles throughout 2009. The company estimates the number of Toyota vehicles on the road by the end of 2009 available with XM Satellite Radio will exceed one million.

In addition to XM Satellite Radio, XM NavTraffic will be standard equipment on all Camry … Read more

2010 Lexus RX gets update, new Remote Touch controller

We were just commenting yesterday, as we piloted our 2009 Lexus RX 400h down California's HWY 5, that the crossover SUV was getting a bit long in the tooth. Starting February 2009, that will no longer be the case because the new 2010 RX 350 will be available, followed shortly by the RX 450h hybrid.

Lexus unveiled the updated RXs at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. The new vehicles feature updated powertrains, new designs, and a much needed cabin tech refresh.

At the center of the cabin tech experience is the hard-drive-based navigation system with a new "… Read more