Essentially unchanged this year, the 2009 Lexus RX 350 luxury crossover SUV offers a roomy five-passenger interior that is an appealing balance of luxury and utility. Available with standard front- or all-wheel drive, the Lexus RX 350 is propelled by a 3.5L V6 engine pushing out 270 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque paired to a five-speed automatic transmission. EPA fuel economy estimates for the RX 350 are good for 18 mpg city/23 mpg hwy for the FWD, while the AWD version rates 17/22 mpg. RX 350 safety features highlight stability and traction control, antilock brakes with brake assist, front-seat side airbags, front and rear side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. Lexus RX 350 standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, a power rear liftgate, auto-dimming mirrors, 10-way power front seats, wood interior trim, dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-speaker stereo with a CD changer and steering-wheel-mounted controls and second-row seats that slide and recline. With the 40/20/40 rear seat folded, the RX 350 offers 84.7 cubic feet of cargo room.