Video review: 2010 Lexus RX 350 gets cold, muddy, and dirty in Colorado’s high country


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A 100 years ago living in the Wild West of Colorado's gold mining towns was only for the tough, or the crazy who sought to make their money by mining by striking it rich.

Today all you need is a little bit of time and a Lexus RX 350 to visit some of Colorado's best kept secret gold mining towns.

But instead of mining for gold, town's folks now make their money selling coffee and homespun desserts.

So what kind of a car is best suited for visiting a 150-year-old gold mining town like Gold Hill, Colorado that is still thriving but hidden in the high valleys of the Rocky Mountains?

Normally the all new Lexus RX 350 is mostly seen in the low parking lots of America's malls. But how well does this king of crossovers do when it has to tackle the steep icy and snow-cover roads of Colorado high country?

Watch the video below and find out.

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2010 Lexus RX 350 AWD

Price as Tested: $50,700.00

Engine, Transmission: 3.5L 6cyl DOHC 24V V6 with 6 speed Automatic Transmission

Horsepower: 275

Lexus2  G-Tac Test Data

0-60 mph: 7.25

60-0 stopping: 128 feet

Max Acceleration: 0.85 g's

 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates

City: 18 mpg

Highway: 24 mpg

Combined: 20 mpg

As tested: 21.1 mpg

CO2 per year: 10,207 lbs