The 2012 Lexus RS 350 is a relatively safe choice in the crowded premium mid-size crossover segment.
It is aimed at those buyers who appreciate luxury and quality and aren’t too concerned with performance and handling.
That’s not to say that the RX is a dud to drive but if you like to carve up a winding road every so often, the BMW X5 or Volvo XC60 may be more to your liking.
Where the Lexus really shines is its smooth and refined drivetrain, pleasant looks, and a reputation for dealer service and reliability.
The RX 350 as well as its RX 450h hybrid twin are unchanged for 2012 as a heavily facelifted model is just around the corner, so unless you’re in a huge hurry to get a new car or are being offered a great deal we’d suggest holding out until the new 2013 model arrives.
The current 2012 RX range was introduced as a brand new model in 2010. It’s currently in its third generation and offers the choice of a gasoline V-6 or a gasoline-electric hybrid...