2020 Lexus RX 350

Rating6.9

Ranked #17 in Midsize Luxury Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$44,950 - $49,760

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Key Spec of 2020 Lexus RX 350
fuel economy

19/23/27

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

295 hp @ 6300 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Very distinct exterior design

Below average acceleration figures

Revised exterior styling.

Powerful V6 engine

Handling isn't the best in its class

A new 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard.

Long list of safety features

Mediocre cargo capacity

Tweaked suspension and chassis for sporty handling.

Comfortable ride quality

2020 Lexus RX 350 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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The 2020 Lexus RX 350 comes with a handful of changes this year which are mostly in the form of more standard features and a couple of feature addition on higher trims and optional packages. The 2020 RX 350 starts at $44,150 and for that money, you get a smooth V6 engine under the hood and plush ride quality.

2020 Lexus RX 350

The RX 350 is a 5-seater midsize SUV, which has sumptuous interiors. Safety equipment is also impressive, with every bit of modern features on board. On the exterior, you get a very aggressive and sporty styling but the same isn't reflected in terms of power delivery and handling. Instead, it's more of a comfortable and luxurious cruiser.

2020 Lexus RX 350 Latest Updates

  • Jun' 1, 2022 : 2023 Lexus RX Comes With Four Powertrain, Two New Trims, & A Complete Redesign Read More »
  • Jan' 4, 2022 : Lexus Brings In A New Badge And A New Multimedia Setup Read More »
  • Dec' 7, 2021 : Hydrogen-Powered Lexus ROV Concept Unveiled Read More »

Over All Rating

6.9

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Notable Rankings

#17 in Midsize Luxury Suv

#18 in Midsize Suv

#20 in Suv


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Trims

Premium$44,950 onwards

  • Alloy wheels with Superchrome machined finish
  • Driver & passenger seat power cushion extender
  • Manual rear-door sunshades
  • Matte Walnut or Matte Bamboo trim
  • Rear armrest storage compartment

Base$45,550 onwards

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Dual-Zone automatic climate control
  • Power liftgate

Luxury$48,360 onwards

  • Perforated semi-aniline leather?rimmed interior

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2019 Lexus RX 350
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Price Drop, $441
Previous Price: $3665511 Jun 2022

2019 Lexus RX 350

4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

$36,214
Est. $491/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,789 Below market
RMV: $42,003
Little Falls, NJ
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2019 Lexus RX 350Home Delivery
17
Price Drop, $1275
Previous Price: $3540019 Jul 2022

2019 Lexus RX 350

4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

$34,125
Est. $463/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,430 Below market
RMV: $39,555
Las Vegas, NV
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2020 Lexus RX 350
6
Price Drop, $974
Previous Price: $3997306 Jul 2022

2020 Lexus RX 350

4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

$38,999
Est. $529/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,937 Below market
RMV: $44,936
Oxnard, CA
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2019 Lexus RX 350
10
Price Drop, $373
Previous Price: $3754319 Jul 2022

2019 Lexus RX 350

4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

$37,170
Est. $504/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,250 Below market
RMV: $42,420
Little Falls, NJ
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2019 Lexus RX 350
10
Price Drop, $47
Previous Price: $3339710 Jun 2022

2019 Lexus RX 350

4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

$33,350
Est. $452/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,635 Below market
RMV: $37,985
Garden Grove, CA
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2019 Lexus RX 350Home Delivery
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Price Rise, $1000
Previous Price: $3689503 Oct 2021

2019 Lexus RX 350

4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

$37,895
Est. $514/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,102 Below market
RMV: $42,997
Atlanta, GA
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2020 Lexus RX 350

4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

$43,433
Est. $589/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,745 Below market
RMV: $49,178
Ocala, FL
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2020 Lexus RX 350
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Price Drop, $600
Previous Price: $3848824 Jul 2022

2020 Lexus RX 350

4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

$37,888
Est. $514/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,968 Below market
RMV: $42,856
Inglewood, CA
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2020 Lexus RX 350
23
Price Drop, $747
Previous Price: $4099726 Jul 2022

2020 Lexus RX 350

4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

$40,250
Est. $546/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,226 Below market
RMV: $45,476
Clearwater, FL
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Colors and Styles

2020 Lexus RX 350 in Caviar color
Caviar

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2020 Lexus RX 350 is a great luxury softroader, one that offers you the same level of luxury and sophistication as a typical luxury sedan. You get a good amount of space inside, but not much in terms of driver involvement.

2020 Lexus RX 350 Front View

Overall, there isn’t much to complain about, but there isn’t much to be excited about either. Stacking it up against the likes of the Acura MDX, Audi Q5, and the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class we would try to answer whether you should put your money on this Lexus or go for something else.

2020 Lexus RX 350 SUV front angle view
2020 Lexus RX 350 SUV rear angle view

Features
7.0/10

The 2020 Lexus RX 350 SUV can be had primarily in three trims RX 350, RX 350L, and F Sport. The F Sport trim as the name suggests is the sporty version of the regular RX 350, so we have covered it separately. The base RX 350 starts at $44,150 and charges $45,550 to replaces the FWD with AWD. While the RX 350L is the long wheelbase and three-row version of the base RX 350 which starts at $47,300 for the FWD model and goes up to $48,700 for the AWD one. That being said, except for the extra row of seats there is hardly any difference between the two trims. 

2020 Lexus RX 350 Front Three-Quarter View

Apart from the standard features listed below Lexus offer a few packages for the RX 350, a couple of those worth looking at is the Premium and Luxury package. The packages when had adds features like adaptive LED headlights, 20-inch alloy wheels, heated steering wheel, head-up display,20-speaker Mark Levinson surround sound system, 360-degree surround-view camera system, driver's seat memory function, panoramic sunroof, real leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, etc. 

Trims

RX 350

RX 350L

MSRP (FWD)

$44,150

$47,300

MSRP (AWD)

$45,550

$48,700

Key Features

8-inch touchscreen w/ 9-speaker sound system

Adds or upgrades to 'RX350'

 

NuLuxe simulated leather upholstery

Third-row seating

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Power liftgate

 

Rearview camera

Three-zone automatic climate control

 

Adaptive cruise control

 

 

Rain-sensing windshield wiper

 

 

Automatic high-beam headlights

 

 

Pre-collision warning w/ automatic emergency braking

 

 

Lane-keeping assist w/ lane departure warning

 

We Recommend

The base trim is well-equipped with features and the ones not on the standard list can be had via the optional package. So unless you need the extra third-row seat which is nevertheless cramped we suggest going for the base trim.

Engine and Performance
7.0/10

"The 2020 Lexus RX is not the sports car in SUV clothing its design suggests, but it gets the job done." -The Car Connection

The 2020 Lexus RX 350 offers a capable 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 engine that churns out 295 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. Although the power output is plenty, the engine itself isn't as exciting. You get a decent level of performance, but none of the drama associated with a V6. Put your foot hard down on the throttle, and the car builds up pace in a linear fashion. Transmission duties are handled by 8-speed automatic transmission coupled with either an FWD or an AWD system.

2020 Lexus RX 350 Engine Bay

While the Lexus RX 350 may look quite sporty, that isn't the case here. The car isn't particularly fast but does well for itself. The 2020 RX 350 takes under 7 seconds to go from 0-60 mph and just a tad bit more than 15 seconds to complete a quarter-mile drag race. The naturally aspirated V6 is capable enough to satisfy your daily acceleration needs, but there is no denying that it is nowhere close to being as fast as the German rivals.

2020 Lexus RX 350 Driving View

Lexus RX 350 is a laid back luxurious car. Its primary job description is to ensure a smooth and comfy ride and it excels in it. The cabin is pretty silent and the suspension does a great job of soaking up bumps and road imperfections. However, the same cannot be said about the handling of this Japanese luxury SUV. The body roll isn't well contained, and spirited cornering is sure to unsettle your nerves more than the car.

2020 Lexus RX 350 Wheel Design & Brake Rotor

The braking performance of the 2020 Lexus RX 350 is quite impressive, taken care of by the 12.9-inch disc at the front and a 13.3-inch disc at the rear. The curb weight of the car is quite generous in numbers, well over 2 tons, but it is well masked and does not hinder the braking at all. However, the nosedive is more than what is generally observed in the segment. 

Models

2020 Lexus RX 350

2020 Acura MDX

2020 Audi Q5

2020 Mercedes Benz GLC-Class

MSRP

$44,150

$44,500

$43,300

$42,500

Engine

3.5-liter V6 3.5-liter V6 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

7-Speed manual

9-Speed Automatic

Horsepower

295 hp @ 6300 rpm

290 hp @ 6200 rpm

248 hp @ 5000 rpm

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque

268 ft-lbs @ 4700 rpm

267 ft-lbs @ 4700 rpm

273 ft-lbs @ 1600 rpm

273 ft-lbs @ 1800 rpm

0-60 MPH

6.9 sec

6.1 sec

5.8 sec

6.0 sec

Quarter mile

15.3 sec

14.6 sec

14.5 sec

14.7 sec

Top Speed (MPH) 130 MPH 145 MPH 135 MPH 130 MPH

The rivals are split into two geographies with the Japanese offering a naturally aspirated V6 as standard while the Germans sticking with the smaller turbocharged inline-4 units. The Audi Q5 is the fastest accelerating car in the pack followed by the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 with the Lexus RX 350 being the slowest among all.

In terms of pricing, the V6 powered Lexus and Acura are pricier than the equivalent Audi and Mercedes-Benz SUVs. With the Lexus putting out the maximum power figures and the Mercedes-Benz and Audi both cranking out the highest torque figures from their respective turbo-four motor. 

Fuel Economy
4.0/10

Even though the engine is a big V6, the RX 350 turns out to be quite a fuel-efficient car when compared to the V6 powered Acura MDX. Under regular city conditions, the RX 350 will get you 20 miles for a gallon of gas. The figure goes up to 27 miles when cruising on the highway. The combined fuel economy figure of the Lexus RX 350 is 23 mpg, which is decent, but not the best in the segment. While the bigger 19.25-gallon fuel tank comes in handy in covering long stretches without needing many fuel breaks.

Model

2020 Lexus RX 350

2020 Acura MDX

2020 Audi Q5

2020 Mercedes Benz GLC-Class

MPG (city)

20

19

22

22

MPG (highway)

27

25

28

29

MPG (combined)

23

21

24

24

Fuel Capacity (gal.)

19.2

19.5

18.5

17.4

Range (city / highway) (mi.)

384 / 518

371 / 488

407 / 518

383 / 505

The turbo-four powered Q5 and the GLC 300 surely lead the pack when it comes to gas mileage figures. Driving around town both the SUV return 2 mpg more than the RX 350 while on the highway the GLC 300 returns 2 mpg more while the Q5 returns only 1 mpg more than the RX 350. Having said that, the Acura MDX with the V6 and an extra set of seats in the third row remains the least efficient among all the SUVs here.

Interior
7.9/10

"Lexus has chosen fine materials for the RX's interior, including soft leather, textured metallic or wood trims, and soft-touch plastics." -Car and Driver

The Lexus RX 350 gets a well-crafted cabin, which offers not only a comfortable and luxurious feel but also shields out the road and wind noise. The quiet cabin is nicely complemented by a great fit and finish level. Seats are well cushioned and comfy, both in the front and rear, and the space inside is extremely generous. Coupled with easy ingress and egress, the RX 350 SUV races ahead in terms of seating and comfort. The suspension only accentuates the premium feel and comfort of this luxury SUV. Except for the minor grouse of not so ergonomic placement of a couple of switches and knobs the cabin is among the best you can get under fifty grands.

2020 Lexus RX 350 Dashboard

The 2020 Lexus RX 350 offers an all-new infotainment system with an 8.0-inch display as standard. You have the option to upgrade to a better, wider 12.3-inch display too, which is much easier to use and delivers crisp picture quality even under direct sunlight. You also get Voice Command, Lexus Enform Remote Smartphone integration, HD Radio, navigation, satellite radio, and Bluetooth for connectivity. However, the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto this year remains the talking point. Coming to the audio part you get a 9-speaker setup as standard while the bigger screen gets a 12-speaker set up both of which can be upgraded to a premium 15-speaker Mark Levinson surround sound system.

2020 Lexus RX 350 Cargo

Cargo capacity in the Lexus RX 350 is pretty great, with 18.4 cubic feet behind the rear seats. Fold the rear passenger seats though, and you will be greeted by an amazing capacity of 56.3 cubic feet. You can carry pretty much everything in the trunk, and if your family loves weekend excursions, you can also pack enough luggage for everyone. 

Model

2020 Lexus RX 350

2020 Acura MDX

2020 Audi Q5

2020 Mercedes Benz GLC-Class

Passenger capacity

5

7

5

5

First (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.4/ 57.8/ 44.1

38.1/ 61.1/ 41.4

41.7/ 57.7/ 41.0

37.8/ 57.3/ 40.8

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.1/ 57.6/ 38.0

38.3/ 59.1/ 36.6

39.3/ 56.5/ 37.8

38.5/ 56.5/ 37.3

Third (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) N/A 35.6/ 54.7/ 28.1 N/A N/A

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

18.4

15.0

25.1

19.4

The high seats make for a very commanding driving position and a good view of the road. There are also enough adjustments to find the perfect seating position aided by the available memory settings. The front seats are also heated and ventilated for added comfort and convenience. The cabin space inside the RX 350 is also among the best in the class while the MDX is the only exception here that offers seating for seven as standard. However, all other rivals except for the MDX offer a larger cargo capacity than the Lexus RX 350, with the Q5 leading the pack with a cargo capacity of 25.1 cubic feet and followed closely by the GLC 300 with 19.4 cubic feet of cargo space. 

2020 Lexus RX 350L Rear Cabin and Seats

Interior Features:

  • Power adjustable steering column
  • Simulated leather-trimmed seats
  • 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats
  • Dual-zone auto climate control
  • Available leather upholstery
  • Available heated and ventilated front seats
  • Available three-zone automatic climate control
  • Available head-up display
Exterior
6.0/10

"Lexus has moved away from its plain early styling and switched to shapes that are daring, dynamic and routinely complemented by a bold spindle-shaped grille." -Kelly Blue Book

Gone are the days when the Lexus cars used to be conservatively styled. Come 2020 and Lexus cars have more shapes and curves than most of the cars in their segment. The design philosophy of the 2020 RX 350 is extremely daring and, sadly, polarizing. The hourglass front grill and the sharp side profile are an eyeball magnet, and if you love attention, this one will bring you a lot. For 2020, the RX 350 has undergone some minor nips and tucks on the exterior and mostly to the front fascia.

2020 Lexus RX 350 Front Three-Quarter View

For 2020, RX 350 model carries the same dimensions as the 2018 Lexus RX 350 and falls under the mid-size SUV category. It is well under 200 inches in length, and almost 75 inches wide. The wheelbase is also quite compact, just under 110 inches. The weight, however, is a bit too much. The base model (FWD) is 4,222 pounds, and the others weigh in at a slightly higher 4,387 pounds. 

Model

2020 Lexus RX 350

2020 Acura MDX

2020 Audi Q5

2020 Mercedes Benz GLC-Class

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4222

4275 4045 3889

Length (in)

192.5

196.2

183.6

183.3

Width (in)

74.6

77.7

74.5

74.8

Height (in)

67.7

67.4

65.3

64.7

Ground clearance (in)

8.2

7.3

8.2

5.0

Wheelbase (in)

109.8

111.0

111.0

113.1

In this comparison, the Acura MDX is the longest SUV among all and thus can accommodate the third-row seats. Although you would be surprised to note that the GLC 300 even though being the smallest in length has the longest wheelbase of approximately 113-inches among all. While the Lexus RX 350 is no doubt the tallest SUV with the highest 8.2-inches of ground clearance. The Q5 also boasts a similar ground clearance and a slightly bigger wheelbase compared to the RX 350 yet the Lexus remains the most spacious on the inside.

2020 Lexus RX 350 Rear Three-Quarter View

External Features:

  • Bi-LED headlamps
  • LED DRLs and foglamps
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Power adjustable and heated outside mirrors
  • Power rear door
  • Keyless entry
Safety
9.0/10

The all-new Lexus RX 350 is a pretty safe car. It performed well in both the crash tests, conducted by IIHS and NHTSA. In the IIHS crash tests, it received the highest rating of 'Good' in most of the categories while in the NHTSA crash tests, it received an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars.

2020 Lexus RX 350 IIHS Crash-Test

Safety Features:

  • Backup camera with dynamic gridlines
  • Pre-collision warning w/ automatic emergency braking
  • Automatic rain-sensing wipers
  • Lane-keeping assist w/ lane departure warning
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Adaptive cruise control
Competition
6.0/10

2020 Lexus RX 350 vs 2020 Acura MDX

If you're looking for an SUV with a V6 and a luxury badge under fifty grands, then these two should be on the top of your list. Both these models bring to the table a lot of safety equipment and other features and offer an ample amount of power and torque. The fuel economy numbers for both of these cars aren't too bad either.

2020 Acura MDX

To match the MDX you will have to upgrade to the RX 350L as the RX 350 only gets two-row seats. Even then the MDX has more usable third-row seats and a comparatively more fun-to-drive than the Lexus, especially when had in the SH-AWD configuration. Thus between the two, the Acura MDX is more bang for the bucks.

2020 Lexus RX 350 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

While some would argue that a Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is the organic competitor to the RX 350 going by the opulent interior and plush ride quality. But both the SUVs are poles apart in terms of size and dimensions the RX 350 is surely bigger than the GLC-Class but the latter is wider and offers a longer wheelbase.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

While the GLC-Class gets better performance and you'd be better off with it in most of the driving conditions as it is also fuel-efficient over the RX 350. Ride and handling are kind of similar in both SUVs but the Mercedes-Benz offers a range of options in its GLC-Class catalog which can go from being a comfortable cruiser to a performance-packed SUV (AMG GLC-Class).

Final Verdict

With a brilliant combination of performance and luxury, the 2020 Lexus RX 350 SUV is a desirable vehicle. What the SUV misses in terms of handling and driver involvement, you gain in terms of ride comfort. Your family will love the SUV as Lexus's cabin quality is its forte. The decent fuel-economy figures also make this SUV a great daily driver and an easy on-pocket mile-muncher. Hence, if you do not want to take the usual road that leads to one of the German car dealerships, the 2020 Lexus RX 350 is a great alternative and you should one a serious look.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$46350

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

211 cu in

horse power

295 hp @ 6300 rpm

torque

267 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm

transmission

8 speed Automatic

dimensions
length

192.5 in

wheelbase

109.8 in

width

74.6 in

curb weight

4222 lbs

Height

67.7 in

Ground Clearance

8.2 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

99.8 cu ft

cargo volume

56.3 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

20/23/27 mpg


Lexus RX 350 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$55,443
5 Year Cost To Own
$70,326
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $70,326
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$8,757$4,641$3,837$4,271$3,704$25,210
Insurance$1,554$1,536$1,636$1,716$1,696$8,138
Fuel$2,223$2,344$2,380$2,453$2,498$11,898
Maintenance$374$1,121$718$2,655$3,273$8,141
Repairs$-32$-42$47$452$663$1,088
Financing Interest$3,476$2,806$2,116$1,283$440$10,121
Taxes and Fees$4,592$378$268$248$244$5,730
Total Cost-To-Own$20,944$12,784$11,002$13,078$12,518$70,326
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