Review: 2018 Lexus RX 350L

Review: 2018 Lexus RX 350L

The Lexus RX has long been a favorite in the Los Angeles area, and this year introduces a new trim that gives drivers the ultimate luxury experience.

The 2018 Lexus RX 350L is one of the most comfortable luxury SUVs on the market, and you’ll know the minute you get inside. To get the full experience of this next-level Lexus ute, visit us in El Monte for a test drive.

For all the details, see our full review below:

Comfort and Convenience

The Lexus RX is a three-row SUV that seats up to seven passengers. All RX models are equipped with features to keep the whole crew riding in luxury, but there are a few elements unique to the RX 350L that elevate the experience. It comes standard with leather interior, three-zone climate control, power-folding auto-dimming outside mirrors, second-row captain’s chairs, a power-folding and reclining 50/50 third row, and the Lexus Memory System.

Additionally, the 350L has a power rear door, power front seats, auto-dimming rearview mirror, rain-sensing wipers, a backup camera, and SmartAccess with push-button Start/Stop. For your entertainment, the RX includes Lexus Display Audio with a color multi-media display and Scout GPS Link navigation, subscription-free traffic and weather, Bluetooth with Voice Command, and Siri Eyes Free.

The RX 350L is available with the following individual options: heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row outboard seats, a power moonroof, Touch-Free Power Rear Door, premium triple-beam LED headlamps with washers and dynamic auto-leveling, and a Heads-Up Display. The Premium Package adds your choice of premium wood interior trim (Espresso Walnut, Matte Bamboo, or Matte Linear Dark Mocha) and a power moonroof.

Safety and Technology

The nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the RX a 2018 Top Safety Pick. It earned best-possible scores for crashworthiness, including a Superior rating for crash prevention and mitigation.

Lexus equips all models of the RX with the Lexus Safety System+, which gives you a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, intelligent high-beam headlights, and Lane Departure Alert with Lane Keep Assist. Additionally, you can add a Blind Spot Monitor with Intuitive Parking Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Braking, and Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking as individual options.


The 2018 Lexus RX 350L has a 3.5-liter V6 engine with standard all-wheel drive, making 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque and going from zero to 60 in 8.1 seconds. The engine is mated to a smooth-shifting 8-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission.

The 2018 RX can tow up to 3,500 pounds and comes with the option for a tow hitch receiver, heavy duty radiator, and cooling fan, and engine and transmission oil coolers. The 350L also has standard aluminum roof rails for your cargo and recreational needs.


Starting at $52,685 MSRP