The second-generation Lexus RX (XU30 series) looks similar to its predecessor, but has a more dynamic design and eye-catching differences, such as a sharper front end, a powerful rear pillar, and a large rear spoiler. In the new generation, the RX has become 16 centimeters longer and 3.5 centimeters wider, the wheelbase has increased - from 2619 mm to 2715 mm, all this made it possible to make the cabin more spacious, especially for rear passengers. Being a representative of the elite class, the Lexus RX 330 offers premium comfort, which is facilitated by the quality of the trim, excellent sound insulation and equipment saturation. In this generation, the Lexus RX330 was produced together with the Lexus RX 300 and was the "senior" model for three years - until 2006, when the RX350 version replaced it.
Lexus RX330 provides a fairly rich equipment, which includes halogen headlights, front fog lights, door and bumper handles in body color, electrically heated and heated side mirrors, leather steering wheel braid, multi-function steering wheel with audio control, steering column with adjustable departure and tilt angle , large color display of the multimedia system, on-board computer, outdoor temperature sensor, wood-like inserts, front seats with electric adjustment in eight directions and two-way lumbar support adjustment, dividing armrest front and rear, dual-zone climate control. The second row of seats is divided in a proportion of 40/20/40. Options include air suspension, xenon headlights and daytime running lights, electric sunroof, leather upholstery, heated front seats, DVD instead of a CD player, premium audio system, etc. Under the hood of the Lexus RX330 is a 3.3-liter 3MZ-FE with a capacity of 230 liters. with. Fuel consumption varies from 9.8 liters per 100 km in the urban cycle to 13.1 l / 100km in the urban. As already mentioned, in different markets, this modification in combination with a five-speed automatic transmission existed in parallel with the three-liter RX300. When comparing the characteristics, the difference in power is 26 hp. The difference is not so great when compared with the RX350 model - in 2006, overseas and in the Russian market, the RX300 / RX330 gave way to modifications with a 3.5-liter 2GR-FE, which already has a capacity of 276 liters. with. With this engine, the RX350 has significantly more serious dynamics at high efficiency.
The five-door station wagon Lexus RX 330 is a classic crossover with a supporting body. The chassis includes independent suspension of all wheels with McPherson struts such as anti-roll bars front and rear, both mounted on separate subframes. The air suspension included in the package of additional equipment raises the body by 30 mm and increases the clearance to 220 mm. On ordinary springs, as on "pneumatics" in the normal position, the ground clearance is 190 mm. In addition, the RX330 is equipped as standard with a permanent all-wheel drive system. Natively, the car was equipped with 17x6.5J alloy wheels with 225/60 R17 tires. The brakes on both axles are disc (front ventilated). The Lexus RX330 safety systems include frontal, side airbags and curtain airbags, as well as airbags for the knees of the driver and passenger, cruise control, ABS, EBD, Brake Assist braking systems, and stability control. Optionally offered: parking sensors, as well as LED brake lights that appeared in the new generation and adaptive rotary xenon headlights controlled by Intelligent AFS (this solution is used for the first time on SUVs). When buying a second-generation Lexus RX, you may have a problem deciding between the RX300 and RX330. If we take into account the engine, then in fact these are two modifications of the MZ series motor with different displacement, but since we are talking about used cars, taking into account natural wear and tear, the difference in power becomes less obvious. Judging by the offer on the secondary market, the “300th” is almost double the number, but the RX330 will give more opportunities to meet the most complete configurations (electric sunroof, air suspension, electric trunk, “music” Mark Levinson, etc. d.).