1999 Lexus RX 300 Review

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High Gear Media Staff High Gear Media Staff  
May 10, 1999
Side view of 2001 Lexus RX 300 4dr SUV 4WD Green

Side view of 2001 Lexus RX 300 4dr SUV 4WD Green

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Lexus is still riding high over the success of the refined RX 300, which was introduced last year along with the new LX 470 full-size sport-utility vehicle. But Lexus is not resting completely on its laurels this year.

The most significant changes in the Lexus lineup are to the ES 300 sedan, which gets a new engine and other features found previously only on more expensive Lexus models. The engine is the 210-horsepower 3.0-liter V-6 with variable-valve timing that was introduced last year in the RX 300. The variable-valve timing makes the new engine extremely flexible, which means a stronger response — particularly at low engine speeds — than with the old V-6. The new engine is not available on any Toyotas, which could help further distinguish the ES 300 from its less prestigious sibling, the Toyota Camry. The new engine replaces a 200-hp 3.0-liter V-6.

In addition, the ES 300 will now be available with Vehicle Skid Control, which uses sensors and a computer to try to automatically correct a skid.

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For 1999 Lexus RX 300

Lexus put together a benchmark in quality that was years ahead of it competitors. 2015 competitors still mostly inferior.

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Our RX300 has served us faultlessly for 16 years and 86,000 miles. Our was one of the very first, shipped in from Japan And at $ 35k represented a major expense for our family. Now 16years later the car still... + More »
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