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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Premium SUV

The third generation Lexus RX came out at the Los Angeles Auto Show held in 2008, with the first concept model unveiled by the parent company in 2007 at the same event.

Assembled at two Lexus factories, Ontario, Canada and Kyushu, Japan, the new RX was powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine capable of developing a maximum power of 275 hp. According to the figures provided by the car manufacturer, the new RX was due to reach mass production in February 2009 for the United States and in mid-2009 for the European countries, Japan and others.

In November 2008, Lexus launched at the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show the hybrid version of the RX which will have the same 3.5-liter V6 engine, but will be named RX 450h. The RX hybrid was sold in the US and in the Japanese markets starting with mid-2009.

The Lexus RX was among the first luxury crossovers produced, an all-purpose & versatile car.
Many features were offered as standard, such as keyless start, heated side mirrors, SmartAccess, bluetooth, a telescopic steering wheel, power 10-way seats and UV reducing exterior glass.

The optional features available were a better sound system (15 speakers), dual screens for the rear seats to be used for entertainment, 19-inch alloys, navigation, heated and ventilated front seats and others.

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LEXUS RX 2008 - 2012
  2 gasoline engines
  • 350 AWD 6AT (277 HP)
  • 350 FWD 6AT (277 HP)
  2 hybrid engines
  • 450h AWD CVT (299 HP)
  • 450h FWD CVT (299 HP)

LEXUS RX 350 AWD 6AT (277 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  350 AWD 6AT (277 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3456 cm3
Power
204 KW @ 6200 RPM
277 HP @ 6200 RPM
274 BHP @ 6200 RPM
Torque
257 lb-ft @ 4700 RPM
348 Nm @ 4700 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
19 gallons (71.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
124 mph (200 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/60 R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
187.7 in (4768 mm)
Width
74.2 in (1885 mm)
Height
66.3 in (1684 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.1/63.7 in (1,628/1,618 mm)
Wheelbase
107.8 in (2738 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.88 in (175 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.5 cuFT (496 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
Turning circle
40 ft (12.2 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4343 lbs (1970 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5610.7 lbs (2545 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
16.4 mpg US (14.3 L/100Km)
Highway
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
Combined
22.1 mpg US (10.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
250 g/km / CertifiedUltra-LowEmissionVehicle (ULEVII)

LEXUS RX 350 FWD 6AT (277 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  350 FWD 6AT (277 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3456 cm3
Power
204 KW @ 6200 RPM
277 HP @ 6200 RPM
274 BHP @ 6200 RPM
Torque
255 lb-ft @ 4700 RPM
346 Nm @ 4700 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
19 gallons (71.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
124 mph (200 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/60 R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
187.8 in (4770 mm)
Width
74.2 in (1885 mm)
Height
66.3 in (1684 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.1/63.7 in (1,628/1,618 mm)
Wheelbase
107.9 in (2741 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.3 in (185 mm)
Cargo Volume
40 cuFT (1133 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
Turning circle
40 ft (12.2 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4178 lbs (1895 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5610.7 lbs (2545 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
16.4 mpg US (14.3 L/100Km)
Highway
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
Combined
22.2 mpg US (10.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
250 g/km

LEXUS RX 450h AWD CVT (299 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  450h AWD CVT (299 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3456 cm3
Power
183 KW @ 6000 RPM
249 HP @ 6000 RPM
245 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
234 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM
317 Nm @ 4800 RPM
Electrical motor power
122.8 kw (167 hp)
Electrical motor torque
247.1 lb-ft (335 Nm)
Total maximum power
168.4 kw (229 hp)
Total maximum torque
233.8 lb-ft (317 Nm)
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Hybrid
Fuel capacity
19 gallons (71.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
124 mph (200 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
eCVT
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/60 R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
187.7 in (4768 mm)
Width
74.2 in (1885 mm)
Height
66.3 in (1684 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.1/63.7 in (1,628/1,618 mm)
Wheelbase
107.8 in (2738 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.9 in (175 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.5 cuFT (496 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
Turning circle
40 ft (12.2 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4652 lbs (2110 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5952.4 lbs (2700 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
Highway
26 mpg US (9 L/100Km)
Combined
27 mpg US (8.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
148 g/km / Certified Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV II)

LEXUS RX 450h FWD CVT (299 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  450h FWD CVT (299 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3456 cm3
Power
183 KW @ 6000 RPM
249 HP @ 6000 RPM
245 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
234 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM
317 Nm @ 4800 RPM
Electrical motor power
122.8 kw (167 hp)
Electrical motor torque
247.1 lb-ft (335 Nm)
Total maximum power
219.9 kw (299 hp)
Total maximum torque
233.8 lb-ft (317 Nm)
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Hybrid
Fuel capacity
19 gallons (71.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
112 mph (180 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
eCVT
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/60 R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
187.7 in (4768 mm)
Width
74.2 in (1885 mm)
Height
66.3 in (1684 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.1/63.7 in (1,628/1,618 mm)
Wheelbase
107.8 in (2738 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.9 in (175 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.5 cuFT (496 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
Turning circle
40 ft (12.2 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4519 lbs (2050 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5952.4 lbs (2700 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
Highway
27 mpg US (8.7 L/100Km)
Combined
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
140 g/km
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