6/25/2012—While in Newberg, Oregon a few weeks ago to test drive the new 2013 Lexus ES, I managed to score a quick run with the RX 350 F SPORT:
While it retains the same V6 engine and 270 horsepower, the RX F SPORT is equipped with an impressive eight-speed transmission complete with paddle-shifters—other modifications include an F SPORT-tuned suspension, 19-inch Dark Graphite-finished wheels, and some cosmetic exterior upgrades like the mesh grille.
Even with my limited time in the driver’s seat, I was very impressed with the F SPORT upgrades—the suspension is firm but not jarring, and paddling through the eight gears really brings out another side of the RX. Definitely worth checking out when it reaches dealerships.
—KEVIN WATTS, THE LEXUS ENTHUSIAST
 19-in performance tires are expected to experience greater tire wear than conventional tires. Tire life may be substantially less than 15,000 miles, depending upon driving conditions.