Her and His Reviews

July 2011

2011 Lexus RX 350 5 Door SUV
Lexus

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There are always two sides to everything, right? Well, the truth is there are many more than that! To keep our car reviews innovative and well-rounded, we are providing you with not just one, but two points of view on the same exact vehicle – Her and His perspectives.
 

Her: Anne Fleming, Car Buying Advocate,women-drivers.com
His: Don Hammonds, Writer, AutomobileJournal.com 

HER HIS
Price
MSRP:$50,234.00 MSRP:$50,234.00
Performance
3.5-liter V6 engine with a six-speed Multi-Mode Automatic Transmission. 275 horsepower at 6,200 rpm. 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.
Fuel Economy
18 city and 25 highway MPG 18 city and 25 highway miles for an estimated $2,400 annual fuel bill at $3.20 per gallon.
The Car
Truly top in its class, this quiet-riding SUV rides responsibly and effortlessly. This SUV handles like a gem while sporting one of the highest mileage ratings in this segment, With all the amenities expected in the Lexus brand, the RX 350 continues to be a hearty and reliable leader.

For those with larger families, this model does not have third-row seating so squeeze tight.
The 2011 RX 350 receives standard a brake override system as an additional measure of consumer confidence. The braking system enhancement will automatically reduce engine power when the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal are applied simultaneously under certain driving conditions.
Safety
Air bag and safety bags galore. Built with 4 wheel ABS brakes and new is the brake override system, which cuts engine power when the brake pedal and acceleration pedal are pressed upon. Latch anchors, stability control, keyless entry and push button starter. Power locks and theft deterrent system. Tire Monitoring System. Keyless Entry, Dual Advanced Airbags for Passengers and Drivers Knee Airbags, Front and Rear Side Curtain Airbags and more, Smart Stop Technology, Front Active Headrests, ABS, Electronic Brake force Distribution & Brake Assist, Stability Control, Theft Deterrent System, Tire Monitoring, Tool and First Aid Kit, Power lock and windows, Passive Entry System and Keyless Starter.
Technology
Designed with it all ?? although some of it is almost complicated. The console with NAV/mouse combo is too much for a driver and to be safe should be used while completely stopped or with assistance from the 'front-seat driver'. The Mp3, Bluetooth and Satellite radio are wondrous. So are the heated and air conditioned seats. Sound system is Lexus-esque leaving nothing to be desired with its 10 speakers. Power rear door ?? love this. This vehicle comes with the most standard of tech features and amenities on the market.
Aesthetics & Styling
The design is true to its roots ?? handsome and not daring. Little changed since last year's model was transformed. One challenge is the slope of the rear window. Certainly not just Lexus is taking this route ?? leaving the visibility mitigated and the blind spots growing with this angle. Inside the exterior is impeccable, with fine leather, trim and wood designs and touch points. New exterior colors are offered to complement the RX 350's refinement. Satin Cashmere Mica replaces Golden Almond Metallic. Stargazer Black is added to the palette, while Truffle Mica and Black Sapphire Pearl are discontinued.

Comfort abounds with this plush leather interior and 10 way adjustable seating for driver and passenger.
Warranty
4 Year/50,000 miles basic coverage
5 Year/70,000 miles Power train
24/7/365 Roadside Assistance
4 Year/50,000 miles basic coverage
5 Year/70,000 miles Power train
24/7/365 Roadside Assistance

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