Safety

Packed with 10 airbags and the requisite safety features found in luxury cars these days, the 2010 RX was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in 2009. For 2010, those ratings will include a roof-strength test, which the RX has not yet undergone. The RX should, however, meet most car shoppers' safety thresholds.

Additional options — like a pre-collision warning system and a subscription service that contacts roadside assistance for tire changes and emergency responders for crashes — are peace-of-mind features we like to see in this class. The pre-collision warning system detects when traffic ahead is stopped or moving too slowly and sounds an alert in the cabin, and it initiates braking when needed. It's part of a $1,500 option package that also comes with speed-sensitive cruise control that adjusts your speed to match traffic in front of you.

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    Cup holders
    Cup holders Front To open, press down and release the front of the cup holder lid. Rear Using the cup holder (front) to store small items Remove the holder. The cup holder (front) can be ...

    Using the radio
    Setting station presets (excluding XM® Satellite Radio) 1. Search for desired stations by turning or pressing or on . 2. Press and hold the switch (from to ) the station is to be set to un ...

    Parking brake
    1. Sets the parking brake*. (Depressing the pedal again releases the parking brake.) *: Fully depress the parking brake pedal with your left foot while depressing the brake pedal with your rig ...