Lexus finally released the RX fifth-generation model. This new model looks fascinating with its eye-catching grille design. It seems that Lexus wants to create a luxury SUV, along with new powertrains, a longer wheelbase, and a hybrid system.
At a glance, you are about to see a two-row crossover. Due to the design, this SUV will be compact and classified as a mid-size vehicle. The manufacturer claims that this SUV will have more rear-seat room, but they will build it in the same length.
The 2024 Lexus RX below will help you to understand its specifications, performance, and new things the brand applies in the car.
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Redesign Exterior & Interior (What’s New?)
Lexus designs this SUV in 5 different trim levels, which are base, Premium, Premium Plus, Luxury, and F Sport Handling. This manufacturer will focus on the F Sport Performance model by installing 19-inch wheels. Customers can also pick 21-inch wheels as an alternative.
I think that the redesigned interior is similar to the NX model. It has a 14.0-inch touchscreen to keep drivers easily controlling the infotainment system. It is great to know that Lexus offers more hues, such as aluminum trims, red and brown, bamboo, and open-pore wood. The exterior looks elegant and luxurious with the use of jewel-like headlamps and an LED Blade tail lamp.
Both driver and passenger will enjoy their time inside the car because it has a panorama glass roof. The size of the rectangle panorama roof is larger than the common moonroof on the inside.
I feel amazed with the installation of the roof since it is so smooth from the outside. I am even fascinated when opening the door because of the F-Sport interior styling. You are about to feel sports car chairs once you sit on them. The bold aluminum accents make it look sturdy and modern.
Indeed, Lexus offers a luxury SUV interior with dark graphite aluminum trim, leather sport steering wheel, and aluminum pedals. Even if sitting in the rear seat, I feel comfortable. Lexus adds heated and ventilated outboard to keep the passengers on the second row feeling pleasant.
Fold down the second row to have a larger cabin to bring more bags. Best of all, you can raise and lower the second-row seats using the Lexus Interface in the touchscreen system on the dashboard.
New Standard Features
It seems that I have a friend who has this car. Thanks to the Intelligent Assistant that allows drivers to control the car using voice commands.
You only have to say Hey Lexus and the car will activate the system. Use the voice commands system to control cabin temperature and navigation points, and adjust the audio.
I am glad that Lexus added the Available Advanced Park system. It helps me a lot to move in and out of tight parking areas. Imagine that this system will control the steering, acceleration, and even braking, and gear change when entering or exiting a crowded parking area.
Indeed, Lexus facilitates your need to access mobile phone devices comfortably and safely. That’s why this car has an Apple CarPlay integration system. This system allows you to access your iPhone through the vehicle’s multimedia display. It means that you can make calls, receive and send messages, listen to music, and listen to audiobooks without interrupting driving focus a lot.
Driving in a traffic jam is so uncomfortable. You have to increase your focus to control the speed, speed, and distance against the car in front of you. Lexus solves this problem by installing a traffic jam assist. It works by helping the driver to control the speed, move forward, and manage the brake to control the distance. You can even use hands-free steering assistance when driving in a traffic jam.
This manufacturer also introduces Lexus Safety System+ 3.0, along with a pre-collision system. It helps to alert oncoming cross traffic at an intersection. This feature can even slow the vehicle when detecting a pedestrian in its path.
Lexus supports this SUV with a variety of four-cylinder drivetrains, which are a gas engine and three hybrid systems. This car is about to have a 2.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine and a battery to power the front-mounted and rear electric motor. It works with an eight-speed automatic transmission. As a result, this SUV can produce up to 275 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque.
The hybrid engine can produce up to 367 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. The RX model with a turbocharged engine has a system that can automatically shift the engine power. The system can send up to 50 percent of the power to the rear wheels if it is needed.
2024 Lexus RX Release Date and Price
Lexus fans will be happy because the manufacturer will release this luxury SUV between January and March 2023.
How about the price of this car? Lexus offers this latest RX model at $65.315. It is $15.000 higher than the outgoing model. Indeed, it is worth it enough with the performance and features the RX model gives to its users.
Despite the price, this RX should compete with brands that produce similar SUVs, such as Acura, BWM, Cadillac, and Mercedes-Benz. Acura produces a midsize premium SUV known as MDX, whereas BMW comes with the X4.
Mercedes-Benz also wants to join the competition by releasing the GLE. It is also the same case with Infiniti which launches the QX60 and Lincoln Nautilus. It is so interesting to see which midsize premium SUV will get the highest sale and win the competition.