TORRANCE, Calif., March 12, 2013 – Lexus earned a top honor in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Cars for Families Awards.  The RX 350 won 2013 Best Luxury 2-Row Midsize SUV for Families award for having the best combination of quality, features and space for today’s families. 

“The RX created the crossover utility segment”, said Mark Templin, Lexus group vice president and general manager.  “This award speaks to the unique combination of luxury and versatility that the RX350 delivers for our customers and their families.”

The Best Cars for Families awards combine quality, size and family-friendly, features into a composite score.  Quality is measured using a weighted average of scores from the U.S. News rankings at the time the awards are published.  The rankings compare cars on the basis of safety, reliability and a consensus of automotive critic’s opinions.  Size is based on a vehicle’s seating capacity and interior space.  For family-friendly features, we factor in the availability of features deemed to be helpful to families by U.S. News editors.  All 2013 winners are listed at

Note to Editors:  Press releases, specifications, and high-resolution images of the Lexus line-up are available at

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