The new model 2018 Lexus RX 350 combines the versatility of an SUV with the comfort of a luxury sedan. This best-selling automobile stands out with a theatrical combination of sharp curves and creases.
This time, all RX 350 models are set to come as standard with the Lexus System + equipment. It will include several features, such as pre-collision system, auto high beams, lane-departure alert, adaptive cruise control, and much more. All these features will be availed at no extra cost.
2018 Lexus RX 350 – Redesign Design and Technology
The front fascia bears the Lexus monogram spindle grille, Bi-led headlamps, and a stylish chrome-plated surround.
We also find premium L-shaped LED lights with three distinct L-shaped components on either side. The designers have repeated the spindle theme at the car’s back end, where the L-shaped LED taillights to seem to enclose and wrap the tailgate into fenders. A floating-roof effect occasioned by gracefully blacked-out C-pillars caps off the design. The next-gen Lexus RX 350 comes with 20-inch wheels with three diverse design options.
The 2018 Lexus RX 350 interior is designed with attention to detail. Its cabin highlights the satin-brushed aluminum trim, richly furnished wood trim and form-fitting seats. The RX models have ample space for five passengers. There is a depressed back floor that offers the same seating position as in the top-tier LS luxury sedan.
Lexus has never failed to surprise its fans. Keeping in mind their past records, innovations are highly likely as far as the interiors of the cabin are concerned. Lexus is known for the right cocktail of luxury, sophistication, and comfort. The interiors of the new Lexus RX 350 will possess just that. The seats will be extremely comfortable to make driving a real pleasure for all its passengers. As far as the technical specifications of the interiors are concerned there will not many changes. The car will have better-supported axles and a bigger wheelbase. The infotainment system will have Bluetooth as well as WI- FI connectivity. It is expected to have a bigger fuel tank and a smoother steering wheel. There will be different safety features like adaptive variable suspension, dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure assists with steering etc.
There will be two available trims in Lexus RX 350; the higher version will be F-Sport version and the base model.
2018 Lexus RX 350 – Drivetrain
The next-gen 2018 Lexus RX 350 edition is set to include two powerful engine options. The first one is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with the capacity of 295 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. This engine option is hooked to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The second engine choice is an RX 450h hybrid system which incorporates the V-6 with three electric drivetrains, a nickel-metal hydride battery pack, and a continuously variable transmission. The system produces a combined output of about 308 horsepower.
When it comes to the EPA fuel economy ratings, the front-wheel-drive 2018 Lexus RX 350 records around 20/27 mpg city and highway drive. Its all-wheel-drive equivalent is rated at 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The RX 450h, which comes as standard with all-wheel-drive, is the most efficient model with EPA ratings standing at 31 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
2018 Lexus RX 350 – Availability and Price
Lexus is yet to announce the pricing and expected arrival. However, the 2018 Lexus RX 350 is likely to go on sale this fall. Therefore, dealers are expected to begin taking orders in the next few weeks. The RX 350 starts at $44,215 including destination fee, about $120 increase over its precursor. The all-wheel-drive RX 350 models will add about $1,400 for a pricing of $45,615.
Key competitors include the likes of Acura MDX, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, BMW X5 and Audi Q7. We will be bringing you more news as regard to the inbound vehicle versions. Keep checking in for more feeds as they are availed in our newsrooms.