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RX Model Details

2009
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RX 2009

Take exceptional performance out for an uncommonly smooth ride. For 2009, the RX 350 is available in some stunning new colors: Classic Silver Metallic, Smoky Granite Mica, Golden Almond Metallic, Matador Red Mica and Obsidian. Desert Sage Metallic, Savannah Metallic, Black Onyx, Flint Mica and Millenium Silver Metallic are no longer available. The RX 350 features a 3.5-liter V6 engine with dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) that helps promote improved performance and better fuel economy. A power rear door makes loading and unloading cargo a breeze. An available voice-activated DVD Navigation System [1] with backup camera [2] makes maneuvering easier and more convenient and a DVD Rear–Seat Entertainment System (RSES) is available for rear passengers' viewing pleasure.


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Engine
RX 350 AWD RX 350 FWD
Type 60o V6, aluminum block and heads   60o V6, aluminum block and heads  
Displacement (L /cu in) 3.5 liters (210 cubic inches)  3.5 liters (210 cubic inches) 
Valvetrain Four cam, four valves per cylinder, with dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)  Four cam, four valves per cylinder, with dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) 
Compression Ratio 10.8:1  10.8:1 
Horsepower at RPM 270 hp @ 6,200 RPM [5]  270 hp @ 6,200 RPM [5] 
Torque at RPM 251 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM [5]  251 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM [5] 
Emission Rating Certified Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV II)  Certified Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV II) 

All specifications in this category are the same for all models.

 
Performance
RX 350 AWD RX 350 FWD
0-60 MPH Acceleration 7.4 seconds [5] [6]  7.3 seconds [5] [6] 
1/4 Mile Acceleration 15.7 seconds [5] [6]  15.5 seconds [5] [6] 
Top Track Speed (electronically limited) 112 mph [5] [6]  112 mph [5] [6] 
EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
(city/highway/combined)
17/22/19 mpg [7]  18/23/20 mpg [7] 
Aerodynamic Drag Coefficient 0.35  0.35 
Turning Circle 37.4 ft  37.4 ft 
 
Drivetrain
RX 350 AWD RX 350 FWD
Transmission Five-speed automatic, Electronically Controlled Transmission (ECT)   Five-speed automatic, Electronically Controlled Transmission (ECT)  
Drive Wheels All-Wheel Drive (AWD Front-wheel drive 
 
Chassis
RX 350 AWD RX 350 FWD
Suspension (front) Independent, MacPherson struts with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar  Independent, MacPherson struts with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar 
Suspension (rear) Independent struts with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar  Independent struts with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar 
Steering Engine-speed-sensing power-assisted rack-and-pinion  Engine-speed-sensing power-assisted rack-and-pinion 
Brakes Four-wheel power-assisted discs with four-sensor, four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist [8]  Four-wheel power-assisted discs with four-sensor, four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist [8] 
Brake Size 12.6-in ventilated front, 11.3-in solid rear discs  12.6-in ventilated front, 11.3-in solid rear discs 
Wheels and Tires 17 x 6.5-in six-spoke alloy wheels [9] with 225/65SR17 all-season tires [9]. Compact spare tire/wheel.  17 x 6.5-in six-spoke alloy wheels [9] with 225/65SR17 all-season tires [9]. Compact spare tire/wheel. 

All specifications in this category are the same for all models.

 
Body / Dimensions
RX 350 AWD RX 350 FWD
Type Five-passenger luxury utility vehicle  Five-passenger luxury utility vehicle 
Construction Welded-steel unibody  Welded-steel unibody 
Overall Length 186.2 in (4,729 mm)  186.2 in (4,729 mm) 
Width 72.6 in (1,844 mm)  72.6 in (1,844 mm) 
Height 66.1 in (1,679 mm)  66.1 in (1,679 mm) 
Wheelbase 106.9 in (2,715 mm)  106.9 in (2,715 mm) 
Ground Clearance 7.48 in (190 mm)  7.09 in (180 mm) 
Approach Angle 29.0o  28.9o 
Departure Angle 23.5o  22.8o 
Cargo Capacity (behind rear seats) [10] 38.3 cu ft (1,085 L)   38.3 cu ft (1,085 L)  
Cargo Capacity (max) [10] 84.7 cu ft (2,399 L)   84.7 cu ft (2,399 L)  
Curb Weight 4,090 lb (1,855 kg)  3,870 lb (1,755 kg) 
Tow Capacity (max) 3,500 lb (1,588 kg) (with optional Towing Prep Package) [11]  3,500 lb (1,588 kg) (with optional Towing Prep Package) [11] 
Fuel-Tank Capacity 19.2 gal (73 L)  19.2 gal (73 L) 
Headroom 39.3/38.6 (998/980 mm) (w/o moonroof) (front/rear)   39.3/38.6 (998/980 mm) (w/o moonroof) (front/rear)  
Legroom 42.5/36.4 in (1,080/925 mm) (front/rear)  42.5/36.4 in (1,080/925 mm) (front/rear) 
Shoulder Room 57.9/57.1 in (1,471/1,450 mm) (front/rear)  57.9/57.1 in (1,471/1,450 mm) (front/rear) 
Hip Room 55.6/55.1 in (1,412/1,400 mm) (front/rear)  55.6/55.1 in (1,412/1,400 mm) (front/rear) 
 
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[1]The Navigation System is designed to assist in locating an address or point of interest. XM® Radio, XM NavTraffic®, XM NavWeather™ and XM® Sports and Stocks require a monthly service fee and hardware. XM NavTraffic is designed to provide real-time traffic or alternative routes of travel; XM NavWeather is designed to provide real-time weather and forecasting information in your general vicinity and along your route of travel. Discrepancies may be encountered between the system and your actual location. Road system and weather changes may affect the accuracy of the information provided. Rely on your common sense to decide whether to follow a specified route. Detailed coverage not available in every city or roadway. Periodic Navigation updates available at an additional cost. Please see your Navigation System Owner's Manual for further details. [2]The backup camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the rear area of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance. Cold weather may limit effectiveness and view may become cloudy. [3]MSRP does not include delivery, processing and handling fee of $910. Excludes taxes, title, license and optional equipment. Dealer price may vary. Does not include accessory options installed by dealer. [4]Delivery, processing and handling fee is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Lexus provides, as well as Lexus' overall pricing structure. Lexus may make a profit on the delivery, processing and handling fee. [5]Ratings achieved using the required premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher. If premium fuel is not used, performance will decrease. [6]Performance figures are for comparison only and were obtained with prototype vehicles by professional drivers using special safety equipment and procedures. Do not attempt. [7]EPA MPG Estimates. Actual mileage will vary. [8]Brake Assist is designed to help the driver take full advantage of the benefits of ABS. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake-system maintenance, tire and road conditions. [9]18-in performance tires are expected to experience greater tire wear than conventional tires. Tire life may be substantially less than 15,000 miles, depending upon driving conditions. [10]Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. [11]Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up and loaded properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions in your Owner's Manual. The maximum you can tow depends on the total weight of any cargo, occupants and available equipment. Back to top