Toyota RAV4 and the Lexus RX350 aren’t your grandpas station wagon….
The 2018 RAV4 has become America’s go-to SUV. Dependable, maneuverable and sized for a growing family, the RAV4 makes driving in rush hour traffic a little more bearable.
The RAV4’s 2.5-liter I-4 engine may lack the zippiness of some of its competitors but who’s complaining about fuel efficiency? Getting 34 MPG-city and 30-highway, the little engine that could, does. It’s matched to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Front wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive is optional.
The shape of the RAV4 is familiar to most and is not one that says, “Hey, look at me!” Conservative, sellable styling have contributed to making it a fast mover at dealerships
Current pricing for the 2018 Toyota RAV4 starts at $24,660.
The 4th generation of the Lexus RX continues a tradition that started in 1999, a luxury SUV that strikes a chord with many fans of the Lexus brand.
Chances are that you or someone you know has owned an RX. This writer bought one of the first generation RX’s and I still have fond memories of it. A Small, luxurious runabout that fit our family of 4 perfectly.
Like most manufacturers, Lexus grew the RX in size to what you see today, a mid-size SUV, but owners still love it.
The polarizing spindle grille may be off-putting to some, but the overall design seems cutting edge. Coupled with the high-zoot lighting, this RX makes a statement.
A 3.5-liter V-6 delivers its 295-horsepower to the front wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel Drive is available.
The interior has plenty of luxury that you must check out but a joy stick controller for the infotainment system may be a deal-breaker for you.
Quality is a hallmark of the Lexus brand and if you a willing to pay a little more for your ride, chances are, you won’t regret it.
The Lexus RX350 starts at $43,470.