What is the best year for a used Lexus RX 350?

I really love the look of Lexus cars, so I think I’m going to buy one. I’ve budgeted for a used car, but I’m not sure which model year is the best one to get. What’s the best year of the RX 350?

Brittni Brinn · Answered on Jan 19, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It’s exciting that you’re getting a new-to-you car! What makes a model year the best is a little subjective, but the 2018 Lexus RX 350 is generally considered one of the best years to get. With an 86/100 rating from JD Power and a Top Safety Pick accolade, it’s one of the most reliable Lexus SUVs out there!
Some other years of the Lexus RX 350 to consider are:
  • 2009, an upscale experience and 3,500-pound towing capacity
  • 2017, with more up-to-date tech and a reliability rating of four out of five
Some years you may want to avoid are models from 2007 and 2008. They are not as well-reviewed and have a history of dashboard issues and terrible fuel economy.
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