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2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport [w/video]

A Sporty Package Does Not Necessarily Make a Sporty Crossover To say that the Lexus RX crossover has been the brand's sales success is an understatement. Last month, the Japanese automaker sold 7,357 units out of the brand's 18,235 total sales – nearly every other vehicle leaving a Lexus showroom is an RX. Introduced in 1998, the RX immediately established a name for itself. While other automakers were still offering truck-like sport utility vehicles, Lexus built its new crossover on its ES sedan platform. Enthusiasts looked the other way, but the bulk of the marketplace embrac... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.5L V6
Power:
270 HP / 248 LB-FT
Transmission:
8-Speed Auto
MSRP:
$47,000 (base)
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