The second (current 09) gen started out as RX300. The old 3.0L V6 was ranked one of the best by Ward. 3.0L V6 was used by Toyota for a long time.
Then it changed to 3.3L. RX330 for only two years. It was the corporate V6 and used on the Hybrids too. Then it was replaced by 3.5L as the RX350. 3.5L is now the corporate V6 and will continue into the future 2010+. 3.5L is in just about car larger than a Corolla.
Granted that Toyota build great engines, why the 3.3L life cycle was so short?
Was there "something wrong" with it?
Wife like an (used) 2nd gen RX. Since the RX looks the same, I'm not sure if maybe I should skip the RX330. Get the older RX300 or pony up for the RX350. I know newer is aways better, but that's not the point of this question.
As the vehicles got heavier the larger engines were needed to keep the car competitive with the rest of the class. I used to work for a auto dismantler and I can tell you the 3.3 is a much better motor than the 3.0 it replaced. The 3.0 in 92-93 actually had problems with the heads cracking....
Originally Posted by kobeballer96
in JDM terms i had the cleaness car there besides my friend in his s2k and my other 2 friends in a srt4 and a turbo ek hatch lol. we left
My guess is that the 3.3 was a refined 3.0 where as the 3.5 has had significant improvements over the original 3.0 platform? Imho, they're all very nice. I've driven all of them including all the hybrids.
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