Lexus RX350 F-Sport

Lexus RX350 F-Sport

model. 2020 Lexus RX350 AWD F-Sport
price. $50,975 (incl $1,025 dest)
as tested. $61,130 (incl dest)
seating/style. 5-passenger/4-door luxury CUV
powertrain. 3.5-liter V6 with 295 HP
transmission. 8-speed automatic
driveline. AWD tested; FWD avail
fuel economy. 19/26/22 city/highway/comb (AWD)
available. now
words. Rebecca Lindland
visuals. Rebecca Lindland

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After years of a sparse RX product lineup, today’s 2020 Lexus RX350 F-Sport is one of 12 different varieties. The RX350 F-Sport adds distinctive features inside and out, but most importantly, it offers specially tuned suspension, dampers, and steering, making the driving experience far livelier than other RX versions.

Even as the lineup expands, all models feature a 3.5-liter V-6 engine. The F-Sport includes 295 horses with a smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission, making this kid-hauler thoroughly engaging through the twists and turns while maintaining its refined livability.

Styling of the RX is classic yet modern. The F-Sport adds sharp aluminum trim and a power slide moonroof, plus heated and cooled seats. Two rows comfortably seat five, with plenty of flexibility for cargo. Key safety features like blind-spot monitoring, park assist, panoramic view, and rear cross-traffic alert cost $1,865, but it’s worth the investment.

The Lexus infotainment system isn’t my favorite, with a hyperactive square center-console touchpad needed for most functions. The Android Auto system interfaced easily with the enormous 12-inch screen available for $3,365, which also features a 15-speaker Mark Levinson audio system.

There’s tremendous competition in this luxury SUV space, but the RX350 F-Sport delivers on many fronts.

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