Flash Drive

2021 Lexus RX 350L

Model Tested: 2021 Lexus RX 350L AWD Luxury

The 2021 Lexus RX 350 is available in several different trim levels plus front wheel drive and all wheel drive.

Engine: 3.5-liter V-8 290 horsepower, 263 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 8-speed automatic, all-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 18-mpg city, 25-mpg highway, 21-mpg combined

Base Price: $55,300

As Tested: $63,525


Smooth V-6 engine

Good acceleration

Good fuel economy—we matched EPA at 25.2-mpg highway

The Lexus RX 350 is an excellent winter weather vehicle.

Drive modes: Eco, Normal, Sport

Button for locking differential

Excellent safety features

Smooth, composed ride


Stretch-out driver and front passenger legroom

Power lumbar and thigh support both front seats

Heated and ventilated front seats (3

Front row space, comfort and luxury features are ample.


Tall, soft headrests

Heated, contoured wood and leather steering wheel

Power tilt/telescopic steering column

Excellent head up display

Second row knee room a little tight

Second row Captain’s chairs are heated

Captain’s chairs slide forward and back

Flat rear floor

Power folding third row seats

Third row seating is snug


Power liftgate

Flat cargo deck

Reasonable space behind third row seats

Driver controls are excellent as is the large infotainment screen.

Large console storage bin with padded armrest

Big, wide infotainment screen

Medium size sunroof

Soft sun visors with ample side slide

Smart phone holder in center console

Large, hinged front door bins

Narrow open bin on passenger side of console

Medium locking glovebox but large owners manual

Rear cargo space is quite good in two row models and still OK in three row RX 350 models.

Pull-up rear sunscreens

Big rear seatback pouches

WOW Factors:

Excellent front seats with lots of power features

Great head up display

Large, wide info display

Power folding third row seats

Excellent safety features


Touch screen a little jumpy

Bottom Line:

The 2021 Lexus RX 350L AWD Luxury is a mid-size SUV that’s big on comfort and luxury. The three row

The 2021 Lexus RX 350 is a smooth, confident, safe touring SUV.

350L features a kid size third row with a neat power folding (up and down) operation. A comfortable, secure driving experience with strong reliability and excellent safety features make the Lexus RX 350L a worthy contender in this popular luxury SUV field.