Lexus RX300 (2003–2006)
Longer RX300 for 2003 with 7-seat option in some markets, new 5-speed autobox, Euro IV emissons, more power, better economy and same Lexus reliability.
In UK from 16-5-2003, priced from £28,950. Top models have Active Front Lighting System; power tailgate, drivers knee airbag, colour rear view CTV.
SE with Navigator costs £35,100. SE-L with wood finish pack costs £38,100. Engine still belt-cam.
Has reversing camera with colour screen and special marking to guide you into parking spaces. Very luxurious interior. Strong competitor to road-oriented SUVs like the X5. Less 'aggressive' than X5. Genuinely nicer to drive and handle on the road than a Range Rover. Top marque in 2004 J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Survey. Top marque in 2006 J.D. Power UK Customer Satisfaction Study, earning the 2006 Gold Award for a sixth successive year with 873 points out of 1000, well above the industry average of 791 points.