The 2011 Lexus RX is a class leading midsize luxury SUV. Roadfly reviews and road tests Lexus’ small SUV which was redesigned last year. New for 2011 is the brake override system as well as a number of new exterior color options.
The Lexus RX 350 seamlessly blends luxury and utility and is available in All-Wheel Drive and Front Wheel Drive models. The 3.5L V6 Produces 275 Horsepower.
The Lexus RX 350 teams a 3.5-liter V6 engine with a six-speed Multi-Mode Automatic Transmission for an output of 275 horsepower at 6,200 rpm. Intake and exhaust manifolds have been tuned for enhanced performance and fuel economy. Lexus maximized the torque output to better meet the needs of luxury crossover drivers. Ninety percent or more of the 256 lb.-ft. of peak torque is available from 2,300 to 6,100 rpm, an optimal range where torque is most utilized.
Other SUVs the RX compares to include the BMW X3, the Acura MDX, and the Volvo XC90.
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