2013 Lexus RX
When the 2013 Lexus RX first made its debut in the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, it immediately set the standard in the mid-size luxury crossover car segment. With its loyal following that dates back to its first release in 1998, the 2013 Lexus RX continues its proud legacy as a premium choice for a luxury car. This model’s notable features range from its upgraded comfort and entertainment features to its economical and reliable performance.
The 2013 Lexus RX 350 is available in one trim, which is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces a 270 horsepower and 248 lb-feet of torque in either a six-speed auto transmission and front-wheel drive (standard) or an optional all-wheel drive. In 7.1 seconds, the 2013 Lexus RX rises from zero to 60 mph, which is decent for its class.
It is available in several packages: the Luxury Package, the F Sport Package, and the Navigation Packages, each with a few improvements here and there. For instance, the Luxury Package adds 19-inch wheels, upgraded leather upholstery and LED headlamps. The F Sport package has noticeable variations in exterior styling and a more sports-tuned design. The Navigation package has a head-up display and an upgraded dual-screen rear entertainment system. From the onset, it’s apparent that visual flair is one of the foremost innovations of the 2013 Lexus RX. Its front-end design looks progressive and more aggressive, with a steep rear window that’s hard not to notice.
As expected, the 2013 Lexus RX doesn’t compromise on comfort and reliability. Its performance is as firm as always, with handling, acceleration, and braking as responsive and tactile as its predecessors. Aside from its performance, the interior design of the Lexus RX promises upscale and exceptional comfort with its use of high-quality leather and authentic wood trim,. Both the front and rear seats are comfortable, with optimum reclining and seating adjustments. There is more than enough luggage and cargo space, providing as much as 40 cubic feet extending to 80 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.
The high-tech features of the new Lexus RX are anything but lacking. Among its cutting edge features is the navigation system equipped with the Lexus Remote Touch interface, which makes use of a controller with surprisingly responsive feedback. There’s also a Lexus Enform, which features a collection of innovative apps, like the Pandora, Open Table, MovieTickets.com, and iHear Radio. Through this system, you can also get real time traffic updates and a Bluetooth phonebook download capability.
The 2013 Lexus RX comes with standard safety features including antilock brakes, front and rear side airbags, side curtain airbags, front knee airbags, and a stability and traction control system. For optimum safety, it is also equipped with the Safety Connect emergency communication system, an all-in-one system that includes an automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle location services, and emergency assist system. An optional safety feature is the adaptive cruise control system that has a pre-collision warning system. In terms of crash tests, the 2013 has received commendable scores of four out of five in overall protection, a perfect five stars in side-impact protection, and four starts for frontal impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has likewise given it a perfect rating of “Good” in side and roof strength, and frontal-offset tests.
Standard pricing for the 2013 Lexus RX starts at $40,000 for the front-wheel drive, with an additional $1,400 for the all-wheel drive. A fully loaded Lexus RX can reach as much as $50,000.Cat : Lexus,