2008 Lexus RX 350 vs. Its Competition

2008 Lexus RX350
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The 2008 Lexus RX 350 competes against other mid-size SUVs and crossovers.

While the Lexus RX 350 reigns supreme in delivering on luxury, it's more of a Costco-style everyman's luxury.

At a sales rate of 100,000-plus per year, there's not much exclusivity in this choice.

2008 Lexus RX3502008 Lexus RX 350
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2009 Cadillac SRX2009 Cadillac SRX
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2009 Infiniti FX2009 INFINITI FX
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2008 Acura MDX 4WD 4-door Sport/Entertainment Pkg Front Exterior View2008 Acura MDX
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2008 Audi Q7 quattro 4-door 3.6L Premium Angular Front Exterior View2008 Audi Q7
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Quick Specs
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The 2008 Lexus RX 350 has a well-earned reputation for luxury, but fun is off the menu.
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The 2009 Cadillac SRX enters its last year as a good-looking and functional crossover, but tight third-row seating and poor fuel efficiency remain as blemishes on an otherwise solid package.
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The 2009 Infiniti FX offers a truly distinctive shape and sportscarlike acceleration. If you need to haul plywood or lots of kids, though, look elsewhere.
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The 2008 Acura MDX has a little more passion than most larger SUVs, with no less practicality.
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The 2008 Audi Q7 puts a sport-ute premium on its beautifully made interior, seven-passenger seating, and sedanlike acceleration.
MSRP From    
$37,400$40,460N/A$40,195$42,500
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas V6N/AGas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/AN/ASport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
FWD 4-DoorRWD 4-Door V6N/A4WD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 3.6L
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveRWDN/A4 Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55N/A75
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4-Door SUV4 DoorN/A4 Door4 Door SUV
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODN/AAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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