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Lexus RX - Crossover

The 2010 Lexus RX has been redesigned making this the SUV's third generation. The new model doesn't represent a radical change; instead Lexus has refined one of its bestselling vehicles by adding a few needed elements to keep it fresh and modern. The 2010 RX continues to offer one of the best combinations of powerful performance and interior luxury in its class. All this is keeping in line with Lexus' commitment toward providing luxury.

Changes for 2010 include a sleeker exterior, more spacious interior, a new six speed transmission and double wishbone rear suspension, and five more horsepower for the V6 engine. The RX 350 comes in front or all wheel drive and a 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 275 horsepower, a slight increase over the previous model. It is also available as a hybrid. The 2010 RX stands out for its smooth performance and especially good fuel economy. A new six speed automatic transmission replaces the 2009 model year's five speed. Most find that the new powertrain has plenty of power.

Fuel economy with the RX is also quite an advantage. The RX 250 achieves excellent ratings, and according to the EPA is can achieve 18 miles per gallon in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. There has also been plenty of praise about the RX's smooth ride. Some have complained that the RX isn't sporty enough, but those seeking that quality should look at the Acura MDX. The RX has a few styling modifications. The vehicle has a clean look, even though it only had a conservative change from the previous model. Inside, the RX's interior is high quality, comfortable and extremely high tech.

The RX offers seating for five, and all reviewers state that both rows of seats are extremely comfortable. Heated and ventilated front seats add to the RX's luxurious nature.

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