Lexus designers have been working overtime to close the gap between their RX 350 midsize SUV and its competitors. The RX 350 has always been reliable to a fault and meticulously put together, and the Lexus nameplate bespeaks quality and luxury. In past years, however, the RX 350’s styling, handling and performance were on the bland side. These deficiencies largely have been cured, and the RX 350 has a chance to break its sales record this year.
Slotted between the compact NX and full-sized GX lines, the RX 350 and hybrid RX 450h are the “right-sized” luxury SUVs — big enough for a small family, and versatile enough to serve capably in most circumstances. The base RX 350 is priced at $44,150, or $45,550 for the all-wheel-drive version. Our 2020 test car, in F Sport performance trim with all-wheel drive and several options, had a sticker price of $61,130.