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    Ask This About the 2017 Lexus RX 350

    The Lexus RX 350 is one of Lexus’ best SUV models in nearly every regard. It has consistently offered excellent performance and great features, and all at a more affordable price when compared to other SUVs. For this model year, the F Sport trim is available with front-wheel drive, when previously unavailable. Best of all the Lexus Safety system is now standard in all trims. Though previous year RX owners may not have enough reason to upgrade, older RX owners and first-time buyers will find plenty to love about the 2017 Lexus RX 350. If you are interested in trying out the new 2017 Lexus RX 350, ask this to find out more.

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    What's the seating like?

    The Lexus features a luxurious interior that seats up to 5. Seats are leatherette upholstered, and are capable of being reclined and slid, even in the rear. The front seats are also power adjustable, so you get the most comfortable position possible. For the driver’s comfort is a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel. For drivers and passengers alike is plenty of headroom and legroom, so nobody feels cramped inside. For children who need car seats, the LATCH system is top-quality, making connecting car seats easy and accessible, which is ultimately the best thing for child safety. As a luxury car, the interior materials are high quality and look great.

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    How much cargo space is there?

    For those that frequently carry heavy loads, the RX 350 affords up to 53.6 cubic feet of cargo space when the seats are folded down. This is perfect for individuals who love getting out for the weekend or buy their groceries for the month, rather than week.

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    What's the infotainment system like?

    The Lexus RX 350 features an infotainment system with a 8-inch display. It is easily controlled via a knob and just three buttons. However, a more complicated 12-inch display infotainment system is also available, but some drivers may find it tricky to use.

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    What features come standard?

    Features are nearly as important as comfort when it comes to luxury vehicles, and when it comes to that, the RX holds little back. Features included with the Lexus RX are automatic dual-zone climate control, 9-speaker audio, satellite radio with traffic information, Bluetooth and USB ports. A rearview camera is also standard.

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    What is the Lexus Safety System?

    The Lexus Safety System is standard with the RX 350. It is composed of features such adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and lane departure warning along with lane keeping assist. Strangely, blind spot monitoring is not included.

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    What available features are there?

    The Lexus Rx 350 comes with a number of available features at an added cost. Among the features offered are a panoramic sunroof, navigation, smartphone integration, rear seat entertainment and 15-speaker upgraded audio system.

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    How is the performance?

    Performance is top-notch. All trims of the 2017 Lexus RX 350 line-up feature a 3.5 liter V6 engine that generates 295 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque, allowing for excellent acceleration and towing capacity. The engine is paired with a 8-speed automatic transmission. The RX 350 is available in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive. Overall the RX proves a smooth ride, and relatively quiet, allowing for a soothing weekend drive to the beach or through the mountains. The Sport F trim features sport-tuned suspension for improved performance, which may be the best option for thrill seekers.

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    What is the fuel economy like?

    Fuel economy can often be a problem area for many luxury SUVS, but fuel economy for the 2017 Lexus RX 350 manages to impress, getting 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.