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2013 and earlier Lexus RX 350 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • Soon. There is an announcement yesterday from Toyota. The rumor is as early as May 5th. End of May is probably more possible...

    Lexus Announces Pricing for All-New 2010 RX 450h and 2010 IS Convertible
    TORRANCE, Calif. (April 23, 2009) – Lexus today announced the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the all-new 2010 RX 450h hybrid luxury utility vehicle and the 2010 IS250C and IS350C retractable hardtop convertibles. The original RX400h was the world’s first luxury hybrid vehicle when it debuted in 2005, and the all-new second-generation RX 450h once again raises the bar for design, engineering and luxury innovation in the segment. The 2010 RX 450h carries a base MSRP of $41,660 for the front-wheel drive (FWD) model and $43,250 for the all-wheel drive (AWD) version.

    Continuing the performance and styling trends set by the IS luxury sport sedans, the ISconvertible provides the expressiveness of a convertible and the sporty styling of a coupe while expanding Lexus’ strong presence in the entry luxury segment. The 2010 IS250C will have a MSRP of $38,490 when equipped with a six-speed manual transmission; the IS250C with a six-speed automatic transmission will be $39,660. The IS350C will have a MSRP of $43,940.


    The 2010 RX 450h introduces an updated version of Lexus Hybrid Drive, featuring a 3.5-liter V6 Atkinson-cycle engine, lighter electric motors, a smaller and lighter power-control unit and other fuel-saving innovations. It offers up performance similar to V8s with better combined fuel economy than the average four-cylinder mid-size sedan. With an EPA-estimated 32 mpg city and 28 mpg highway (30 mpg combined) –30 mpg city, 28 mpg highway (29 mpg combined) for the AWD – it earns 16-20 percent better fuel economy than its acclaimed predecessor. While achieving improved fuel economy, the new RX450h produces 295 total system horsepower, 27 more than the current generation RX400h. It will achieve Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) certification in California (Tier 2-Bin 3 in other states), producing nearly 70 percent fewer smog-forming emissions than conventionally powered vehicles.

    Active safety features include the available Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM), which governs all of the vehicle’s standard dynamic handling systems – the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRAC) – employing them collectively and seamlessly to make corrections while allowing higher dynamic capability. The new RX adopts Hill-start Assist Control, which uses brake pressure to help prevent the vehicle from moving backward when starting out on an incline. The RX450h also has the available new Intelligent Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), and the Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

    The 2010 RX450h is equipped with a segment-leading 10 standard airbags, including side curtain airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags, rear side airbags (for the outboard seating positions) and knee airbags for the driver and the front passenger.

    It features new wider standard 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, which were designed to appear as if carved from a single block, and 235/60R18 tires. Optional unique 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 235/55R19 tires are available.

    Lexus’ available next-generation Hard Disc Drive (HDD) navigation system eliminates the need for DVD map discs and offers a unique voice recognition system, which can work using casual-language inputs on certain functions. A distinctive Remote Touch controller allows the user to operate the navigation system, climate, audio, phone controls and more. The screen menus are selected with the controller, eliminating the need to reach out or avert eyes from the road. The attribute that most distinguishes Lexus’ navigation controller from other devices in other luxury models is its “haptic”-feedback technology, which provides a tactile response to the hand.

    The new RX450h accommodates a variety of music sources, providing auxiliary and available USB inputs, Bluetooth® Audio wireless connectivity and standard XM® satellite radio capability (requires subscription), which is also joined by XM NavTraffic® and XM NavWeather®.

    An optional rear-seat entertainment system includes two high-definition seven-inch screens, one on each of the front seatbacks. The available wide-view side monitor and backup monitor each help provide the driver with a wider range of visibility.

    The all-new RX450h is now available with a Heads-Up Display (HUD) that offers displays for speed, navigation, and audio. High-intensity LEDs project high-contrast white figures onto the windshield, which are easier to read – and easier on the eyes – than the typical green-colored readouts.

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  • tyler70tyler70 Posts: 82
    does anyone know if Lexus makes the following combination ??
    Premium package with Nav + heated/ventilated seats + wood trim + parking assist ?
  • Yes they do will be picking wifes up tomorrow
  • hal56hal56 Posts: 94
    Thanks bigboss:

    it appears the HTC will be available in May but the release is saying mid summer for the hybrid RX (when we started this the RX was coming out in Jan and Hybrid in April--now we are looking at 3-4 months later-prob late July. I wonder if something is wrong with the Hybrid)

    I am thinking that if I can get a decent discount on the regular 2010 RX I will just do that and not wait. Our old car is literally falling apart so I may not have a choice.
  • chk1144chk1144 Posts: 5
    How do you think
    msrp 49500.
    dealer offers 45k. is it good deal?
  • It's generally better to work up from the invoice you build on Edmund's or elsewhere, but $4,500 off MSRP is pretty decent as long as they don't try to add on any other charges to it. For instance, the transportation charge that's in the MSRP should not be repeated. Nor should anything else. Your $45K should be the final price before taxes, tags and any doc fee (but you can try to get that reduced or eliminated also). And then don't fall for all the crap that the finance guy tries to add on. I paid $1K over invoice, but that was on a less expensive MSRP than yours. Sounds like you are very close to that.
  • rparisrparis Posts: 368
    I think $4500 off invoice is quite good, assuming there are no other charges aside from taxes, registration, etc. However, an earlier post indicated the price that person paid was $800 under invoice which is the best I have heard of. In what state are you located?

    Was a trade involved?

    Please keep us informed.
  • chk1144chk1144 Posts: 5
    no trade
    in manhatan ny

    invoice is 43500. may be i 'll be happy go down to 44k.
    i got time 2-3 wks
  • rparisrparis Posts: 368
    It seems regularly the prices are dropping. Maybe the dealer will contact you and offer to go down more or maybe Lexus will come out with an incentive.
  • hal56hal56 Posts: 94
    I am hearing second week of June for RX450h
  • Hi hal56,

    June is probably more realistic for the US market. I read about May 5th on an Asian Lexus message board. European opened their order book in February prior to the Geneva Auto show. See
  • ezjc1979ezjc1979 Posts: 4
    My lease on my 2006 Murano will be ending in September and I really like the RX 350. I would like to lease this car, but currently the monthly figures are just too high for me. Does anyone feel that the leasing programs will improve by September? I am hoping to get the base model with the premium package. Am I realistic in thinking that the pricing couold go as low as $510.00 per month with $2k down on a 39 month lease with 15K miles by then? Or am I just nuts?
  • ach8888ach8888 Posts: 8
    Hi, can anyone provide me with the residual and money factor lexus is offering on the RX350 with navigation? I got a selling price of 41,137 plus tax and license on the front wheel drive, is this a good deal. I am looking for a price for a all wheel drive, wondering how much more for an all wheel drive. Can someone help?
  • hal56hal56 Posts: 94
    big boss--thanks for the club lexus link:

    I am going to hold out for the 450h basically loaded except for rear entertainment (no kids)

    I want the vehicle with higher milage cause in my heart I know the US will have less oil at its disposal in the future--I think Peak Oil will do it but it also could be political especially knowing china is cornering the market on natural resources.

    I also think politically the current administration is going to force hi mileage green cars on us which wil include higher oil taxes.
  • Hi Hal56,

    I am in the same boat...waiting to see the 450h and if I can get a deal like these folks getting their RX350s, $4K below MSRP, I'll order one right away. I think you are right about the energy, I am with you 100%, the gas is going to go up when the economy is back up. I am getting the 450h to replace my wife's old RX300 which still runs great just I think she deserves something better. Besides I would like to have another new toy to play with...;-) Sorry about my comment on BMW vs Lexus loaners earlier(msg #2325). I am actually more a Bimmer guy than a Lexus guy with a heavy foot. How is your 335i cabrio? There is an excellent message board about Bimmers I visit all the time about my E92 M3 I thought you might be interested in...:
  • hal56hal56 Posts: 94
    we looked at the x5 which is obviously a different kind of car. But the mileage was sub 20 and I think we would get 25 ish or more with rx450h

    I think things are changing in the US and in a few years oil will not be as plentiful.

    google peak oil to see the issues--Mexico has a field--Cantrell, which used to pump over 2 mil barrells a day till 2005--now sub 1 million and actually closer to 600k a day--china and India ramping up usage as they industrialize (you do not and will not see and cap and trade there so we are screwing ourselves royally when our competition uses coal extensively and nuclear extensively--

    our country is already non competitive cost wise and it is gonna get worse.

    we prob will see rationing in a couple of years--as well as much higher prices. I toyed with getting a smart car --a cheap hi mileage car

    but my 335htc gets over 20 mpg but its small--so we needed a larger all purpose car and the RX450h seems to be the only one right now in that segment that gives great mileage and is high quality and safe.

    Venza nice but does not get the mileage--MDX the same story--

    on the payback issue--watch suv values drop again when gas gets to 5 bucks and its rationed--
  • hal56hal56 Posts: 94
    Bythe way--when i negotiate car deals I do not squeeze every dollar out of the dealer and saleman.

    I find later on when I need something (like work done out of warranty) the dealer goes out of their way taking care of me. Or prioritizing my service or as what happened recently, my BMW dealer did a spring clean up detail at no charge. Just thanking me as a good customer. My partner receives the new nav disk each year just because..

    so its worth it to work win win deals
  • sep2sep2 Posts: 9
    just purchased 42.700 love it so far. does anyone know if you can get the navtraffic and weather without the sirous radio. if so at what cost per month.
  • nb7920nb7920 Posts: 3
    Any one getting good deal in Chicago area ?
  • ach8888ach8888 Posts: 8
    Just got a quote of 41500 on an 2010 RX350 AWD with navigation, is this a good
    deal in orange county, california? Can someone help me out with a good lease on this selling price? Thanks
  • rparisrparis Posts: 368
    What is the MSRP? Is there a trade involved? I assume the $41500 is without taxes, title, etc?
  • ach8888ach8888 Posts: 8
    no trade, of course, without taxes, title, and etc. msrp is 44500
  • houmihoumi Posts: 21
    I ended up getting the rx350 4wd (2010 model). bargained it from 46.5k to 44k, it has navigation, leather, ventilated/heat seat , etc and is black/black. I thought it had parking assist, but it doesn't but no biggie, but the rear view cam is neat nonetheless.

    I traded in a 2001 camry with 60k miles. and bargained it upwards to 7k approximately.

    and I bargained the apr from 6 -> 5%, I coulda probably done it lower on all three counts, but I really wanted it.

    My experience was pretty nice with the dealer, nice people (don't understand the bad reviews people write), but overall it was great.
  • hal56hal56 Posts: 94
    There appears to be minimal inventories right now in Chicago so that makes negotiating tough--especially when the color and some options you want are not in stock.

    I am a believer in supply and demand determing price. When the dealers have supply, the buyer rules--vice versa--when there is no inventory, the dealer rules.

    As one salesman once told me--go buy a car nobody else wants--you will get a great price.

    One way to find out is to play chicken with the dealer--if you are willing to walk and they let you--that is when you know you have the best price.

    What part of Chicago are you in?

    I am traveling the next 3-4 weeks--I am going to find dealers in the cities I am at and see what I can do--I wil be in South Florida next week which should be fertile as the snowbirds have gone home and there should be inventories and slow sales down there.
  • timtaniumtimtanium Posts: 6
    What dealership? I'm in Orange County and looking for a similar RX and even have a similar trade in.
  • sep2sep2 Posts: 9
    to hal56. i live in jacksonville and was very dissapointed they think they have a captive audience. so i went to miami and saved 17 hundred bucks, kendall west lexus. 45.700 msrp and bought for 42.700. plus taxes.
  • nb7920nb7920 Posts: 3
    I am in north side of Chicago, been told by one of slaes person who I known for while to wait few months.

    Ya let us know the deal in Florida.

  • houmihoumi Posts: 21
    I am in Seattle (went to Bellevue Lexus)

    As far as Chicago, since I lived there and bought our RX 2001 there, I'd recommend the Naperville location, but I think it's easier to get better deals in larger cities (more dealers to deal with and price compare and more car units), here in WA, choices are limited...
  • rparisrparis Posts: 368
    Did the sales person know anything about possible incentives in a few months from Lexus Corporate or was the sales person assuming dealer discounts would increase then?
  • just went to Lexus dealer to check out the new RX350, and noticed that most of the models don't come with HID headlamps anymore... (unlike on the previous generation). Did anyone notice this as well? Hard to believe that most of the new RX350 comes only with regular headlamps...
    Is it true that HID light is only available with the heads-up display package on this year's RX350? Thanks in advance!
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