Lexus RX350 (2006 – 2009) Review

Lexus RX350 (2006 – 2009) At A Glance


+Faster, more economical and better equipped than the RX300. A refined, enjoyable drive. Solid build quality.

-Lacks the off-road prowess exhibited by many of its rivals.

On average it achieves 89% of the official MPG figure

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Real MPG average for a Lexus RX350 (2006 – 2009)


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Average performance


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Can you recommend a ULEZ compliant vehicle?

"We have three dogs but I also drive to London twice a week so I need a car that’s practical, comfortable and ULEZ compliant. I also do at least one journey a fortnight of 150 miles plus. We own a Freelander for proper winter and fields etc but save that for short trips as it’s a 2007 model. Should I choose a Subaru, Lexus or Discovery Sport?"
The Lexus RX is worth a look. Its petrol-electric hybrid engine will save you money on fuel compared to its non-hybrid rivals and makes the Lexus very relaxing to drive. Lexus' build quality can't be bettered so you can buy a second-hand example relatively worry free. You'll get a serviceable car for around £5000, while £10,000 and above will buy you a really nice example. You'll need more than £40,000 for a nearly new example of the current car. We have reviews for each generation:
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"We are two pensioners who have not bought a car for 15 years and are considering buying a new Audi A6 2.7 diesel or a used Jaguar XF 2.7 diesel to provide refined, reliable motoring with some style for ten years or so. We require room for five from time to time and drive 7,000 miles pa, of which half is in France and almost all is on motorways. Our selection has been directed by what we are familiar with. What should we consider in making our choice and what are we missing?"
For 7,000 miles a year with a high proportion of short runs from cold starts a modern diesel will be more of a burden than a benefit, suffering EGR and DPF problems. Better to think petrol. Maybe a Toyota RAV-4 2.0 Valvematic Multidrive S CVT (lower CO2 and better economy than the RAV-4 diesel automatic), or a Honda CR-V 2.0i automatic, or, thinking bigger, a used Lexus 300h hybrid. If you prefer a saloon, then the Lexus GS450h. The A6 is currently on run-out at huge discounts because a new A6 is due soon.
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