2017 Lexus RX 350 – 450 Review

In a class of the luxury crossovers, Lexus has made a big breakthrough making the 2017 Lexus RX with many differences in term of the exterior design. It is interesting that, even though this type of the car had been interested in the buyers in past couple of the years, design and equipment has not much improved, like the manufacturers had lost the ideas what to offer next. Well, Lexus is not among those manufacturers, changing the important and visible things, and keeping the things which buyers loved on last models.

Exterior

Aside from the popular rhomboidal mesh front grille, there is a combination of the metal and plastic on the bottom of the front end, as the protection and decoration as well. 2017 Lexus RX has a sharp front end, with lines and shapes of the lights and air intake as supports of that look. Rhomboidal LED front lights, with sharp edges, stand below the almost cubic-like hood, well incorporated in the edge of the front grille. Even the fog lights are sharp in shape of the triangle. The line on the bottom of the front doors is almost invisible, and flat roof ends with a thin spoiler on the top of the truck door. Rear end, on the other hand, has slightly rounded and soft edges, but still trapezoidal taillights. Below them is a plastic protection between double exhausts.

Interior


The inside of the 2017 Lexus RX looks more like on sedans than on crossovers, thanks to their wideness and modern and luxury materials used there. There is a luxury fabric in combination with the leather in all trims, and dark leather on the steering wheel and dashboard. It was a big mistake, according to the comments, putting a functional touchpad above the air vents, away from the driver’s hand and hardly reachable during the driving. However, there are many devices and systems which were found on last models, like navigation system, automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control in the base model.

Engine

There will be offered two options in term of the engine strength and type in 2017 Lexus RX. First one is basic 3.5-liter V6 with 295 horsepower and the second one, prepared only for Lexus cars hybrid engines on their technology for better fuel economy and stable driving. There will be also two options with front and all-wheel driving system and eight-speed automatic transmission.

2017 Lexus RX Prices and Competition

The starting Lexus official price for RX 350 is $43,120 , RX 350 F Sport $49,020 , RX 450h – $53,035 and RX 450h F Sport – $56,495. Prices will go up depending on the trim level.

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