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The 2009 Lexus RX 350 offers the luxury features buyers expect from a Lexus—and one of the best audio systems on the market. Edmunds notes, “a stunning Mark Levinson audio system and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with wireless headphones” are offered, "but the Mark Levinson system is only available as part of a pricey package.”

Expensive packages are about the only way to upgrade the RX 350. According to Automotive.com, "the Premium Package includes leather upholstery, power tilt/telescope steering wheel, a roof rack, power moonroof and entry lights that illuminate the ground below the doors," while "the Premium Plus Package...adds high-intensity discharge headlamps that turn in the direction of travel...the Lexus RX 350 2009 Performance Package includes 8-inch graphite-colored aluminum alloy wheels with wider tires, height-adjustable air suspension, sequential-shifting transmission, and rain-sensing wipers." This source also notes that "heated front seats can be ordered as a stand-alone option" for every Lexus RX 350.

The 2009 Lexus RX 350 gets a good roster of features, but many of the best options are bundled into expensive packages.

When it comes to standard equipment, Edmunds says, "The Lexus RX 350's level of standard equipment is impressive and includes a power rear liftgate, auto-dimming mirrors all around, wood interior trim, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, four one-touch power windows and second-row seats that slide and recline." According to Automotive.com, "cloth upholstery, automatic dual-zone climate control, a 132-watt AM/FM/cassette stereo with eight-speakers and an in-dash, six-CD changer, cruise control, privacy glass, automatic headlamps, 10-way power adjustment for both front seats, and leather trim for the steering wheel and shift knob" are all standard equipment.

"Available Lexus RX 350 2009 features such as a rearview camera, adaptive headlights (which swivel slightly in the direction you are turning) and a voice-activated navigation system mean that this midsize luxury sport-ute gives up nothing to the more expensive prestige-brand SUVs when it comes to technology," reports Edmunds.

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