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Test Drive the 2007 Lexus RX350
In this video I give a short tour and test drive of a 2007 Lexus RX350. I
take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this suv
while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling
cues to the vehicle itself. I show the suv idling as well as take it on a
thorough test drive through the city and highway on various surfaces. A
thorough drive of this suv designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
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► 2012 Lexus RX 350
The Lexus RX 350 teams a 3.5-liter V6 engine with a six-speed
Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) for an
output of 270 horsepower at 6,200 rpm.
Intake and Exhaust manifolds have been
tuned for enhanced performance and fuel economy. Lexus maximized the
torque output to better meet the needs of luxury crossover drivers. Ninety
percent or more of the 248 lb.-ft. of peak torque is available from 2,300
to 6,100 rpm, an optimal range where torque is most utilized. An insulated
engine cover, styled in the shape of two cylinder banks, conceals the V6 to
help ensure a quiet cabin; easy-access points facilitate routine service.
Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) is used to control
both intake and Exhaust camshafts
independently, optimizing engine performance at all speeds and loads.
Refinements to the valvetrain, including roller rocker arms and slimmer
valve stems, reduce friction and weight to improve fuel economy. Also
helping to enhance torque is the improved Acoustic Control Induction System
(ACIS), which varies the intake runner length in response to engine speed
and throttle position. The ETCS-i (Electronic Throttle Control System with
intelligence) softens throttle response during initial acceleration for
smoother takeoff and to help reduce wheel spin.
The RX 350's six-speed automatic transmission yields a quick shifting
response with help from miniature high-flow linear solenoids that control
transmission-fluid line-pressure. The torque converter uses a low-speed
lockup damper to enable lock-up from second to sixth gear to help improve
the fuel economy.
When applying the accelerator pedal rapidly during kick-down, the
direct-downshift control allows the transmission to directly shift from
sixth to third or fifth to second, skipping the intermediate gears to
achieve the quickest response. Under normal kick-down pedal application,
downshift control uses the intermediate gears to ensure the smoothest shift
is attained. "Shift shock" is further reduced.
The Multi-Mode Sequential Shift Automatic Transmission allows the driver to
shift manually when desired by first moving the gated shift lever to the
"S" slot and then pushing it forward ("+") to up shift and backward ("-")
to downshift. An Intelligent Shift Control sets shift patterns based on
the vehicle speed and throttle position and estimates road conditions and
driver input to automatically control the shift pattern. For example, when
driving in hilly areas, this system can prevent unnecessary shifting. When
descending inclines, the transmission prevents up shifts to achieve more
The RX 350 AWD model features an electronically controlled Active Torque
Control AWD system. Active Torque Control AWD uses an electronically
controlled coupling ahead of the rear differential to vary torque
distribution anywhere from 100:0 to 50:50 front to rear, depending on
driving dynamics and road conditions. When accelerating, or starting off on
a low-grip surface, torque is quickly provided to all four wheels. At
steady speeds, torque is sent only to the front wheels, enhancing fuel
To help provide handling agility and control, the AWD system increases
rear-wheel torque when the vehicle's front tires start to lose traction and
decreases rear-wheel torque when the vehicle's rear tires start to lose
traction. On rough or sandy terrain, an AWD LOCK switch provides enhanced
traction performance for low-speed maneuvering (if in LOCK mode, the system
reverts to AUTO mode when speed exceeds 25 mph). To help prevent a tight
corner-braking condition (shuddering) during low-speed cornering, the
system reduces rear wheel torque.