The Lexus RX 350 is a luxury mid-size SUV Crossover. Introduced into the United States in 1998, it has historically been the best-seller in its class, perhaps due to its fairly moderate starting price for a luxury vehicle.
It may be a mid-size crossover, but it still feels like a Lexus. This car moves smoothly over rough roads and features an interior that’s as quiet as it is luxurious. Enjoy multi-zone climate control, power-adjusted front seating, USB equipped center console, power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel and exterior glass with UV reduction. Of course, the sport and luxury packages ramp up the wow-factor, with available panoramic glass ceilings, heated and ventilated front seats, and even a third row of seating to make the standard 5-seater into a 7-seater.
Under the hood, the standard 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers plenty of power, churning out 295 horsepower and smooth shifting. Gas mileage is very good for its class, with the 5-seater getting about 20 miles per gallon in the city and 27 mpg on the highway; the 7-seater gets slight less. A hybrid version is also available.
Extra safety features like the panoramic view monitor make the Lexus RX 350 even more appealing. Monitor systems tell you when cars, people or other objects are getting too close. Smart-stop technology and vehicle stability control are other helpful features. There’s also a direct tire pressure monitoring system, rain sensing wipers and more to help keep you and your loved ones safe when on the road.
Tires for the Lexus RX 350
Speaking of safety, having good tires on your car is a must. When it comes to staying safe as well as enjoying the ride, here are a few of our top recommendations for Lexus RX 350 tires.
The Lexus RX 350 base and F Sport models can fit tires ranging from a 17” radius to 20” radius. Of course, the other numbers in your tire size matter, too—not all 19” tires, for example, are guaranteed to fit your Lexus. If you need help finding your tire size, click here.
There are plenty of options, but here are a few popular tire choices for your Lexus RX 350:
- Continental CrossContact LX20– This is a popular and affordable all-season tire from one of the best known and most reliable tire producers. This tire fits both models across the last five or six years, but type and size doesn’t fit every year or model. Again, check your tire size for confirmation. Contributing to a quiet ride, which should already be pretty quiet as this is a Lexus we’re looking at, this tire also employs Continental’sEcoPlus technology which lengthens tread life and increases road grip in wet weather. It’s built to handle snowy conditions well, and the steel belts add to overall strength for good performance all around.
- Michelin Premier LTX– This tire, from another well-known brand, is an all-season tire designed to contribute toward a safe, luxurious and smooth performance. Enhanced traction and excellent braking in wet or dry conditions due to the tire’s EverGrip technology make for a comfortable ride. Sunflower oil aids in keeping the tire flexible during winter’s lower temps, aiding in improving cold weather handling and performance, especially in snowy and icy conditions. This tire also comes with a 60,000-mile limited tread wear warranty.
- Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season –This is a strong tire from another top brand. In the important categories, this tire shows very good marks in handling, performance and responsiveness. It performs well in all kinds of weather, including winter conditions. You can drive confidently (but, of course, carefully) in the inclement weather you’re likely to encounter in your travels. You’ll also be glad to know that this tire offers a comfortable and quiet ride.
- Nitto NT421Q CUV SUV– This tire from the popular Nitto brand comes equipped with a 60,000-mile warranty. This all-season tire is designed to perform well in wet conditions, handling snow confidently thanks to an asymmetric tread design that enhances grip, and wide grooves that push rain and snow away. Aside from sure traction, this tire provides a quiet ride to increase comfort in your already comfortable Lexus RX 350.
This gives you an overview of just a few of the top tires you can find at Tire America to fit your Lexus RX 350. When you search for tires by brand or size, you’ll see instantly whether it’s compatible with your car’s model and year, making the shopping process an easy one.