If you listen to my radio show for a half hour or so, you probably hear me recommend the Lexus RX 350 at least once. It amazes me how people who buy or lease one, seem to do it time and time again, they never seem to defect. You also hear me add that it has a very soft ride which some will love, and others will not. Now comes the 2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport. It is the hopped up version of the regular RX, and it rides and drives very differently from the regular version. New is an 8-Speed automatic transmission with shift paddles, 19” Graphite wheels that look awesome, and Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system. The VDIM system ties together all the on-board chassis electronics like ABS, brake assist, traction and stability control, drive-by-wire throttle, and puts them under the simultaneous command of a single computer module, which improves performance and control. This is one of the biggest reasons for the change in the way it feels and handles. At first, I thought maybe they went too far with the suspension, it’s really tight, but as I drove it more and experienced the handling, I came to the conclusion that it was actually quite enjoyable. The F Sport comes in all-wheel drive only and it sports a 270-horse 3.5-liter V6. Outside, the F Sport looks tough and aggressive, very un-Lexus like and it works. The front end is bold, and the body changes Lexus made with flares look awesome. Inside, you get the level of luxury you expect in a Lexus, except with really sporty leather heated and cooled seats, a leather steering wheel, Maple trim, and aluminum pedals. Being an RX, you can count on a large level of standard equipment, but options on my test SUV includes blind spot monitoring, upgraded stereo, navigation system with Lexus Enform, intuitive parking assist and my favorite, a heads-up display that puts your speed in the windshield so there is no need to look down. Everything on the color monitor works from a mouse on the center console that is easy to operate (once you get used to it). If you want the soft, more traditional Lexus ride, get the regular RX and save yourself $6000 or so. If you want a unique, sporty, really exciting SUV get the F Sport. What I liked most: The exterior and suspension changes. What I would change: Would like to get it up over 300-horses to go with the looks. MSRP: $47,000 base price, this one comes in at $53,885. Fuel Economy: 18 in town, 26 on the highway. Warranty: 4 year/50000 bumper-to-bumper, 6 year/70,000 powertrain. 2013 Lexus RX F Sport in a few words: An exciting SUV from Lexus. Car Pro Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.