Hi there. My name is Nick Shell and this is my family friendly car review of the 2014 Lexus RX 350.
Normally when I write an article it’s because I’m the daddy blogger of Parents.com, with my blog called The Dadabase. I write to my son on a near daily basis and have been doing so since 7 months before he was born. He’s nearly 3 and a half years old now.
You’re welcome to check out my main writing gig. But as for now, it’s time to catch a glimpse of what it’s like driving a 2014 Lexus RX 350… with wife and kid in tow.
If you’re here today because you’re curious about this vehicle and would like to “test drive” it online before heading to the Lexus dealership, then I think I might be able to help.
I’ve thrown together these photo collages so you can see what the vehicle looks like “with human life in it.” I’ve also included all the important stats.
Something I particularly appreciated about the Lexus RX is how easy it was to see out all the windows when passing other cars.
Have fun. Check it out…
Description: 2014/ 9426A RX 350 5-DR SUV
3.5 Liter 270 HP Four Cam 24-Valve V6 Engine
8-Sp Auto Transmission w/Paddle Shifters
Full Time Active Torque Control All-Wheel Driver
19″ Aluminum Alloy Wheels with All-Season Tires
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
F Sport tune Suspension with Front and Rear Performance Dampers
10 Airbags: Driver & Front Passenger: Front, Knee & Side (6), Rear Side (2), Side Curtain (2), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) & Brake Assist
Automatic Xenon HID Headlamps
LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
Vehicle Theft-Deterrent System with Engine Immobilizer
F SPORT Front Bumper and Spindle Grille
Safety Connect: Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Location, Emergency Assist Button (SOS), and Enchanced Roadside Assistance (1-year trial subscription included)
Rain Sensing Wipers
Lexus Premium Audio System, Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL), USB iPod/MP3 Control, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (90-day All Access trial subscription included)
Auto Dual Climate Control Sys w/Rear Vents
10-Way Power Heated/Ventilated Front Seats Driver’s Memory System
Power Tilt-and-Telescopic Steering Column
Recycling/Sliding 40/20/40 Split Rear Seat
Premium Roof Rails
Power Moonroof/Power Back Door
Rear View Mirror- Auto Dimming, Homelink Garage
F SPORT exclusive Leather Interior Trim, Aluminum Pedals, Steering Wheel, and Shift Knob
Blind Spot Monitor
Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound, Single DVD/CD Player, HD Radio with iTunes tagging & 15-spkrs
Navigation Sys w/Voice Command, Backup Camera, Lexus Enform w/Destination Assist & eDestination, SiriusXM NavTraffic, NavWeather, Stocks, Sports & Fuel prices (1 yr- trial subscription included), Subscription-Free Enform App Suite
Intuitive Parking Assist
Cargo Mat, Cargo Net, Wheel Locks
Total price as featured: $53,375.00
18 city/26 highway/21 combined
Annual Fuel Cost: $2500
Safety, According to Government 5-Star Safety Ratings:
Overall Vehicle Score: 5
Front crash: 4 Driver, 4 Passenger
Side Crash: 5 Front Seat, 5 Rear Seat
That’s it for today’s family friendly car review… Feel free to leave comments. I welcome this space as a place for conversations about the Lexus RX.
Stay tuned for my next family friendly car review on the 2014 Toyota Tacoma…
Disclaimer: The vehicle mentioned in this story was provided at the expense of Toyota, for the purpose of reviewing.
P.S. Here’s a collection of my Toyota family reviews so far; just click on title to read the full story:
2014 Lexus LS 460: 2014 Lexus LS 460 Review, From The Dad’s Perspective; Journey To Howard’s Chapel (The Church Built Into A Rock); Ironically Driving A Lexus To See A Dinosaur Named Junkasaurus Wrecks; What Parents Do When The Kids Are Asleep With The Grandparents; Grandma Regifts As-Seen-On-TV “Perfect Polly” To Great-Grandson; I’ve Heard Of Sleepwalking, But… Sleep-Eating And Sleep-Playing?
2014 Toyota Corolla: Surviving The Polar Vortex Of 2014, Icicles And All
2014 Scion tC: Lightning McQueen, Donatello, Batman, Play-Doh… Nuff Said!
2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid: 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review, From The Dad’s Perspective; A Family That Recycles Together Doesn’t Decompose
2013 Toyota Rav4: 2013 Toyota Rav4 Review, From The Dad’s Perspective
2014 Toyota Tundra: Dad Gives 3 Year-Old Son A Monster Truck For Birthday… Sort Of; Nashville Dad Introduces 3 Year-Old Son To Country Music; 3rd Birthday Monster Truck Road Trip: Build-A-Bear; 3rd Birthday Monster Truck Road Trip: Little River Falls, AL; 3rd Birthday Monster Truck Road Trip: Mountain Driving; 3rd Birthday Monster Truck Road Trip: Canyon Land Park; 3rd Birthday Monster Truck Road Trip: Canyon Mouth Park