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RX Model Details

2012
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RX 2012

THE 2012 RX. TECHNOLOGY FOCUSED ON KEEPING YOU FOCUSED.

With a driver-inspired design, intuitive technology and an innovative approach to performance, the RX not only created the category, it's redefined it with each subsequent generation.

Equipped with Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) and a powerful 270-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine with dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), the RX 350 has excellent performance and fuel efficiency. A uniquely designed double-wishbone rear suspension improves handling while increasing usable room in the cargo area [1].

Inside, the RX has an available Remote Touch [2] device with voice command that can understand casual speech, plus available NavTraffic™ [3] [4] and NavWeather™ [3] [4]. And rear-seat passengers can enjoy a dual-screen DVD Rear-Seat Entertainment System (RSES) [5] that's capable of showing video from two independent sources.

Parchment, Light Gray and Black interior colors are offered with standard brown walnut or espresso bird's-eye maple interior trim. Nine exterior colors are available, including Cerulean Blue Metallic, Stargazer Black, Cashmere Metallic, Tungsten Pearl, Starfire Pearl, Obsidian and Nebula Gray Pearl.


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Engine
RX 350 FWD RX 350 AWD
Type 60o V6, aluminum block and heads  60o V6, aluminum block and heads 
Displacement 3.5 liters (211 cubic inches)  3.5 liters (211 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  270 hp @ 6,200 RPM 
Torque at RPM 248 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM  248 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM 
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 FWD RX 350 AWD
0–60 MPH Acceleration 7.7 seconds [8]  7.8 seconds [8] 
1/4-Mile Acceleration 16.1 seconds [8]  112 mph [8] 
Top Track Speed (electronically limited) 112 mph [8]  18/24/20 mpg [9] 
EPA Fuel Economy Ratings (city/highway/combined) 18/25/21 mpg [9]  0.33 
Aerodynamic Drag Coefficient 0.33  38.8 ft 
 
Drivetrain
RX 350 FWD RX 350 AWD
Turning Circle Six-speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) with Sequential Shift and Snow modes  Six-speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) with Sequential Shift and Snow modes 
Transmission Front-wheel drive  Active Torque Control all-wheel drive (AWD) with variable torque split and manual-locking center differential 
 
Chassis
RX 350 FWD RX 350 AWD
Drive Wheels Independent, MacPherson struts with inversely wound coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar  Independent, MacPherson struts with inversely wound coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar 
Suspension (Front) Independent double-wishbone with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar  Independent double-wishbone with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar 
Suspension (Rear) Electronic Power Steering (EPS) system  Electronic Power Steering (EPS) system 
Steering Four-wheel power-assisted discs with four-sensor, four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist [10]  Four-wheel power-assisted discs with four-sensor, four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist [10] 
Brakes 12.9-in ventilated front, 12.2-in solid rear discs  12.9-in ventilated front, 12.2-in solid rear discs 
Brake Size 18 x 7.5-in five-spoke alloy wheels with 235/60VR18 all-season tires [11]. Compact spare tire/wheel.  18 x 7.5-in five-spoke alloy wheels with 235/60VR18 all-season tires [11]. Compact spare tire/wheel. 

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

 
Body / Dimensions
RX 350 FWD RX 350 AWD
Wheels and Tires Five-passenger luxury utility vehicle  Five-passenger luxury utility vehicle 
Type Welded-steel unibody  Welded-steel unibody 
Construction 187.8 in (4,770 mm)  187.8 in (4,770 mm) 
Overall Length 74.2 in (1,885 mm)  74.2 in (1,885 mm) 
Width 67.7 in (1,720 mm)  67.7 in (1,720 mm) 
Height 107.9 in (2,740 mm)  107.9 in (2,740 mm) 
Wheelbase 7.3 in (185 mm)  7.3 in (185 mm) 
Ground Clearance 28.6o  28.6o 
Approach Angle 25.1o  24.9o 
Departure Angle 40.0 cu ft (1,132 L)   40.0 cu ft (1,132 L)  
Cargo Capacity (behind rear seats) [1] 80.3 cu ft (2,272 L)  80.3 cu ft (2,272 L) 
Cargo Capacity (max) [1] 4,178 lb (1,895 kg)  4,343 lb (1,970 kg) 
Curb Weight 3,500 lb (1,588 kg) (with optional Towing Prep Package) [12] [13]  1,500 without Towing Prep Package [12] [13]
3,500 lb (1,588 kg) (with optional Towing Prep Package) [12] [13] 
Tow Capacity (max) 19.2 gal (72.5 L)  19.2 gal (72.5 L) 
Fuel-Tank Capacity 39.1/37.7 (992/958 mm) (w/o moonroof) (front/rear)  39.1/37.7 (992/958 mm) (w/o moonroof) (front/rear) 
Headroom 43.1/36.8 in (1,096/934 mm) (front/rear)  43.1/36.8 in (1,096/934 mm) (front/rear) 
Legroom 58.0/57.6 in (1,473/1,462 mm) (front/rear)  58.0/57.6 in (1,473/1,462 mm) (front/rear) 
Shoulder Room 55.6/54.5 in (1,412/1,385 mm) (front/rear)  55.6/54.5 in (1,412/1,385 mm) (front/rear) 
 
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[1]Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. [2]Be sure to obey traffic regulations and maintain awareness of road and traffic conditions. [3]Availability and accuracy of the information provided by the Navigation System or any SiriusXM services mentioned (if installed) are dependent upon many factors. Use common sense when relying on information provided. Services not available in every city or roadway. Periodic Navigation updates available at additional cost. See Navigation System Owner's Manual or contact SiriusXM for details. [4]SiriusXM services require a subscription after trial period. Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement available at siriusxm.com. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of your complimentary trial, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates unless you call 1-800-967-2346 to cancel. Fees and programming subject to change. Available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. [5]A single-disc DVD player is standard. A separate DVD player or game system utilizing the center console’s video/audio inputs is required in order to use the split-screen function of the dual-screen system. [6]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. [7]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. [8]Performance figures are for comparison only and were obtained with prototype vehicles by professional drivers using special safety equipment and procedures. Do not attempt. [9]EPA MPG Estimates. Actual mileage will vary. [10]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. [11]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. [12]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. [13]Please consult your Lexus dealer or Owner's Manual for towing and load specifications. Back to top