So a new front-drive Lexus RX 350 will now set you back $40,185, but that's really not the most interesting pricing news from Lexus. That would be the RX 350 F Sport, which debuts for the 2013 model year in July, carrying a base sticker of $47,875.

While all versions of the RX get the new spindle grille, the F Sport packs Lexus' eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and a performance-tuned suspension that employs Lexus Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management, akin to what's available on the GS line. Cosmetic enhancements include a mesh grille and F Sport badges, aluminum pedals and black leather seats with contrasting white stitching. A unique set of 19-inch wheels completes the package, which we look forward to getting our hands on.

Lexus has also announced the base price of its hybrid RX, which will start at $46,805, and the hybrid GS. When the 2013 GS 450h goes on sale in May, it will be priced from $59,845. Additionally, the 2012 Lexus IS will see the price bumped $200 across the board. Scroll down to read the full press release.
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Lexus Announces Pricing for All-New 2013 GS 450h, Updated 2013 RX 350, RX 450h and RX 350 F SPORT, and 2012 IS Sedans
  • GS 450h Price Remains Unchanged From Previous Model
  • 2013 RX 350 and RX 450h to Begin Arriving in Dealerships in April
  • RX F SPORT Arrives in July With Eight-Speed Transmission and Sport-Tuned Suspension
TORRANCE, Calif. – April 6, 2012 – Lexus today announced the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the all-new 2013 GS 450h hybrid luxury sport sedan, the complete 2013 RX luxury utility vehicle line, and a price adjustment to the 2012 IS luxury sport sedan.

Equipped with the second generation Lexus Hybrid Drive system, the 2013 GS 450h delivers 338 total system horsepower, while achieving 31 combined city/highway mpg. Arriving in dealerships in May, the 2013 GS 450h will have a base MSRP of $58,950, unchanged from the model it replaces.

The updated 2013 RX once again raises the bar for design, engineering, and luxury innovation in the segment it created. Arriving in dealerships this month, the 2013 RX 350 carries a starting MSRP of $39,310. Offering V8-like performance and fuel economy similar to a four-cylinder sedan, the 2013 RX450h will also arrive at dealerships this month with a starting MSRP of $45,910.

Featuring an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and a sport-tuned suspension with performance dampers, the RX F SPORT was designed to engage driving enthusiasts. When it arrives at dealerships in July, the RX 350 F SPORT will have a base MSRP of $47,000.

The 2012 Lexus IS luxury sport sedan will receive an increase of $200, representing a percentage increase of 0.5 on a model-by-model basis.

MSRP does not include a delivery, processing and handling fee of $875.

GS 450h
The 2013 GS 450h will complete the GS lineup when it joins the recently launched GS 350 and GS 350 F SPORT at Lexus dealerships in May. With a total system power output of 338 horsepower, the GS 450h not only has the power of a V8, but also exceeds most V6 engines in fuel economy with best-in-class EPA estimated ratings of 29 mpg city, 34 mpg highway, and 31 mpg combined. The GS 450h is certified as a Super-Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV).

Like the GS 350, the new GS hybrid also features Lexus Drive Mode Select. In addition to the Normal, Eco, Sport S, Sport S+ modes available on the GS 350, the GS 450h adds an EV mode, which allows the driver to travel a short distance at low speed using only the hybrid battery pack.

Available options to help further enhance occupant safety include a Pre-Collision System, which uses the radar sensors shared with the Dynamic Cruise Control System to provide early warning of upcoming objects that might result in a collision as well as to apply braking force in the case of an impending collision, a Night Vision System, Heads Up Display, Blind Spot Monitor, and Lane Keep Assist (LKA) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW). LKA and LDW provide a small amount of active steering torque to help maintain course and alert the driver if the system detects that the vehicle is beginning to drift out of the lane.

Next-generation Lexus multimedia brings a host of entertainment and connectivity enhancements, including the Lexus Enform® App Suite (one-year trial subscription included) and standard enhanced Bluetooth® capability with automatic phonebook download and streaming audio.

RX 350 and RX 450h
The RX, the top-selling luxury utility vehicle in America for 14 years, raises the bar even higher in 2013 with numerous interior and exterior upgrades. The RX 450h with Lexus Hybrid Drive also receives these enhancements.

The bold new face of Lexus, the signature spindle grille, is complemented by a new headlamp design, LED daytime running lights, distinctive fog lamp bezels, and an aggressive new bumper. Updated taillamps and the rear license plate surround complete the exterior enhancements.

The luxurious and spacious RX receives numerous interior enhancements for 2013. The steering wheel has been redesigned with a sportier look and a more comfortable and relaxing grip. A metallic accent enhances the look of the glove box. The center console has been redesigned for versatility and easy accessibility.

The cabin of the 2013 RX also gets new available Ebony Bird's-eye Maple wood trim and available Saddle leather interior. Rich, detailed contrast stitching is used on the seats, center console and door-mounted armrests of the available leather trim. Four new exterior colors are available for the RX: Silver Lining Metallic, Claret Mica, Deep Sea Mica, and Fire Agate Pearl, replacing Tungsten Pearl, Matador Red Mica and Cerulean Blue Metallic.

RX 350 F SPORT
This 2013 RX 350 F SPORT (AWD only) was designed to engage driving enthusiasts with performance and styling enhancements including:

Eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters;
Newly designed 19-inch alloy wheels with dark graphite finish with 235/55R19 tires front and rear;
New and unique sport front bumper with mesh grille;
F SPORT tuned suspension with front and rear performance dampers; and
Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM).

F SPORT exterior and steering wheel badging further differentiates this vehicle from the rest of the RX line.

The RX 350 F SPORT also comes with black leather-trimmed seats with white contrast stitching, black headliner, and aluminum pedals and footrest. The RX 350 F SPORT also comes standard with all features from the Premium and Comfort packages. The eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is a first for the RX line.

Model Year Model Name, MSRP, Price Increase $, Price Increase %
2013 RX 350 FWD, $39,310, $235, 0.6%
2013 RX 350 AWD, $40,710, $235, 0.6%
2013 RX 350 F SPORT AWD, $47,000, n/a, n/a
2013 RX 450h FWD, $45,910, $675, 1.5%
2013 RX 450h AWD, $47,310, $485, 1.0%

IS 250 and IS 350
The 2012 Lexus IS luxury sport sedan received a price adjustment which will become effective with May production. All IS models receive a $200 price increase. The model-by-model adjustments reflect individual percentage increases ranging from 0.5 to 0.6 percent. The MSRP does not include a delivery, processing and handling fee of $875. A complete list of model-by model price adjustments is below.

Model Year Model Name, MSRP, New MSRP, Price Increase $, Price Increase %

2012 IS 250 (MT), $33,595, $33,795, $200, 0.6%
2012 IS 250, $34,765, $34,965, $200, 0.6%
2012 IS 250 AWD, $37,225, $37,425, $200, 0.5%
2012 IS 350, $40,020, $40,220, $200, 0.5%
2012 IS 350 AWD, $42,480, $42,680, $200, 0.5%

All prices listed above exclude the Delivery, Processing, and Handling (DPH) fee


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      Vincent Teron
      • 2 Years Ago
      That thing needs to come standard with a pair of oars.
      JESSE
      • 2 Years Ago
      My eyes literally hurt from pulling in and trying to process all of the different lines and shapes of this car to somehow figure how they were able to come up with that price for something Huyndai could design better.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JESSE
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      Starkeesha
      • 2 Years Ago
      I thought no vehicle could become more bland than the new Acura RDX...but I think we have a winner here!
      markman767
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow is that thing ugly.... Inside and out. Whats with the shifter up on the dash? Pass.... Hand over the numner 1 spot over to the SRX why don't you.
        Famsert
        • 2 Years Ago
        @markman767
        LOL SRX is not exactly the runner up
          briefsecret
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Famsert
          SRX is so better than an RX. Looks alone not to mention 308hp motor? Who would buy a Lexus.. some old lady like you???? LOL
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Famsert
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        Connor Murphy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @markman767
        The shifter is moved forward to create more room in the center console for drinks, operating the navigation system, etc. It also is out of the way for less chance of bumping it while driving and dropping it into neutral.
          markman767
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Connor Murphy
          Dropping it into neutral????? Oh yeah... it's a Toyota that can happen! Better bolt down those floor mats too.
      rusler64
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is ugly alright, what were they thinking? Great, now boring, poor handling and ugly!!!
      Maddoxx
      • 2 Years Ago
      Audi Q5 Infiniti FX35 Acura MDX Mercedes GL all better than this car
        superchan7
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Maddoxx
        I think you need to be talking about the Audi Q7 and the Mercedes ML, and still none of them are better than the RX in any definitive way. Check out the sales numbers.
          Maddoxx
          • 2 Years Ago
          @superchan7
          If you were talking about sales then the Camry is the greatest car in the world, which it isn't. The RX is the Camry of luxury SUV's. Predictable and uninspiring. The RX is not on par with the Audi Q7 or the ML. Thats out of the RX's league. The RX competes with Acura MDX, Q5, FX35, X5, Jeep Grand Cherokee, And it loses to all of them. The only reason why you'd drive an RX is because you lost your nuts or never had any to begin with.
        miketim1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Maddoxx
        Is that why the Lexus out sells them all ?
        cinoiem
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Maddoxx
        You even included MDX in there? for real?
      nsxrules
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice pricing! That's a lot of car/SUV for the money. Lexus is on a serious roll.
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        @nsxrules
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        kontroll
        • 2 Years Ago
        here is a typical average dumb american suburbanite soccer mom...I wonder what you're a "pro" in??? LOL
          JDM
          • 2 Years Ago
          @kontroll
          Hey prick get lost. Or I'll show you what I'm a pro in. You're not going to like the outcome.
      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      RX is the market leader in it's segment. Hyundai had a good chance beating it, and they lost it.
        :)
        • 2 Years Ago
        @desinerd1
        The word is WAS...............
        • 2 Years Ago
        @desinerd1
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          BG
          • 2 Years Ago
          "luxury CUV..." What a dumb concept. Not a car, not a van, not a truck, but a compromise with lots of frou frou features that the suburban set thinks they must have for their social status. "A luxury car has to have leather seats." Why????
      JDM
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow. Very nice looking. Kudos for bringing the 8 speed tranny to FWD.
        cinoiem
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JDM
        Actually, RX350 F sport is AWD only. I think it's fair enough to charge close to 7K for AWD, 8 speed, and other goodies.
          JDM
          • 2 Years Ago
          @cinoiem
          I agree. But what I meant to say is that the 8 speed transmission is mated to a transverse style setup as opposed to RWD. It's a step in the right direction and the transmission is all new. http://www.trucktrend.com/features/news/2012/163_news120404_2013_lexus_rx_350_f_sport_gets_8_speed_transmission/index.html
      billfrombuckhead
      • 2 Years Ago
      As Mike Wallace would say, "Come on!" This is another one of those emperor has no clothesmobiles that is just another commodity car gussied up with a distorted face. The Grand Cherokee makes this Lexus look strange and weak.
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        @billfrombuckhead
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        John Montgomery
        • 2 Years Ago
        @billfrombuckhead
        @ HK thank you. Bill you definitely are a useless individual. I've read many of your post and all you do is rant about Chrysler. By all means enjoy whatever brand you choose to, but seriously do you have to be such a narcissistic a**hole? Let others enjoy what they want to enjoy without your nasty comments. And knolltroll lol your name says enough.
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