Lexus raises the bar with the all-new RX 330 luxury utility vehicle. Highlights include: an Adaptive Front lighting System that swivels the headlights independently to improve visibility on curving roads; a power rear liftgate operated by the key remote or an interior switch; an adaptive cruise control system; a rear backup camera that projects an image from behind the vehicle onto the navigation screen.

The RX 330 has more room afforded by a 6.1-inch longer body and a wheelbase that is almost 4 inches longer. Width has grown by 1.1 inches while height has grown by under half an inch. A 3.3-liter V6 provides increases in horsepower and torque and is backed by a new 5-speed automatic transmission.

Improved suspension systems, 17-inch wheels and tires, and a stiffer body structure provide better steering and handling while maintaining a supple ride. A sport package includes an adjustable-height air suspension system with 18-inch wheels and tires to further improve ride and handling, and provides automatic load leveling.

The new instrument panel features electroluminescent gauges and a redesigned center stack. Genuine wood trim and optional leather surrounds the occupants. A dual-zone automatic climate control is standard and is complemented by an available moonroof.

SPECIFICATIONS

VEHICLE TYPE……………..4WD SUV

POWERPLANT……………….3.3-liter V6

OUTPUT…………………..230 horsepower, 242 torque

EPA MILEAGE RATING………..18 mpg city, 24 mpg highway

MSRP…………………….$35,600


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