Lexus debuted the third-generation RX in 2012 and offers it today in three trims; standard ($40,670), F Sport ($48,360) and 450h hybrid ($47,320).
Key third-gen updates included an AWD system that could send up to 50 percent of torque to the rear wheels, electrically assisted steering and a new rear suspension that improved handling and boosted cargo space.
Our 2014 RX 350 F Sport tester brought a number of pricey options (dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system; Mark Levinson audio; parking assist; but not Siri) and rang the bell at $56,534.
The standard features list grew to include keyless entry and start, electrochromic heated side mirrors, U-V reducing glass, Bluetooth, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power 10-way driver and passenger seats, sliding and reclining rear seats and a power rear hatch.
For 2014, Lexus takes a deeper step into cabin technology, with the availability of Apple’s Siri Eyes Free Mode technology. Compatible with iPhone 4S and forward, Siri Eyes Free allows hands-free calling to iPhone contacts, iTunes access and turn-by-turn navigation. Siri can read calendar events and notifications and accept spoken input.