The 2005 Lexus RX330 comes with a 3.3-liter, V-6 engine that's rated at 230 horsepower, which provides for 242 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is an electronically-controlled five-speed automatic. The car is front-wheel drive with an optional all-wheel-drive model. Vehicle stability control and traction control are included. The RX330 comes with a front McPherson strut suspension system and a rear dual-link strut suspension system with coil springs. The front and rear both have stabilizer bars. The steering is power rack-and-pinion. The front brakes are ventilated as the rear brakes are solid disc.
The 2005 Lexus RX330 comes with standard ABS, driver and front passenger airbags, front-seat mounted side-impact airbags, roll-sensing front and rear side-curtain airbags, and a driver-knee airbag. Side-impact door beams, a collapsible steering column, front and rear crumple zones, daytime running lights, collision fuel cut-off, and an included first-aid kit all help increase the safety of the vehicle during a crash.
Lexus introduced the RX330 during the 1998 model year. The 2005 Lexus RX330 was equipped with a 3.3-liter, dual overhead cam V-6 capable of producing 230 horsepower and 242 foot-pounds of torque. The 2005 RX330 was also produced with the option of either two- or all-wheel drive. The 2005 RX330 has two drive belts on the engine. One drive belt is used to power the alternator and air conditioner pulley, and the other belt powers the power steering pump. Both belts should be replaced at the same time on this engine.