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2018 Lexus RX – Performance and Driving Impressions

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 8/9/2018 DREW DORIAN
Performance and Driving Impressions: Acceleration, handling, ride comfort, and braking: We put the RX and its rivals through their paces on the road and our test track.© Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc Acceleration, handling, ride comfort, and braking: We put the RX and its rivals through their paces on the road and our test track.

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The RX is not an athlete, even in F Sport guise. Acceleration is relatively relaxed, handling is a bit flat-footed, and braking performance is merely average. The RX glides along on the road, delivering a silky ride and pampering occupants inside its quiet cabin. And for many buyers, that’s probably exactly what they want.

What’s New for 2018?

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We expect the 2018 RX350 and RX450h to perform similarly to the vehicles we tested last year. The new extended-length L models both delivered slower acceleration times and longer braking distances than their two-row stablemates.

Test Results: Acceleration

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Test Results: Maximum Cornering Capability

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Test Results: Maximum Braking Capability

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To see how the 2017 Lexus RX performed, read our in-depth review of that model.

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Continue Reading:
• 2018 Lexus RX – Overview
• Engine and Transmission
• Fuel Economy and Driving Range
• Interior and Passenger Space
• Performance and Driving Impressions
• Audio and Infotainment
• Cargo Space and Storage
• Exterior Design and Dimensions
• Safety and Driver Assistance
• Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
• Video Overview: Interior, Infotainment, Cargo Space

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