Toyota is a Japanese carmaker that delivers bold and innovative design, but it’s still a little bit behind its luxury division. Yes, Lexus’s toppers are definitely better options, and the 2018 Lexus RX 350 is expected to be the manufacturer’s best automobile yet. Originally introduced in the year 1998, the RX 350 has evolved over years to become an elegant and attractive package. The current variant of RX series is the firm’s flagship SUV and here is why:
2018 Lexus RX 350: Performance and Specs
Automobile enthusiasts across the globe are excited about this classy SUV. The automobile boasts of a strong build, but also a powerful performance, innovative design, and a hybrid engine. The vehicle has a sensational design and premium looks, perhaps the most handsome in the class.
There are two engines available with the 2018 Lexus RX 350. The first option is a 3.5-liter engine that will deliver up to 270 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. The engine will work in tandem with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The second variant is basically the same 3.5-liter, yet this one is capable of producing 295 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of twist. It’s also mated to the eight-speed gearbox, which gets a manual shifting mode. The SUV will be able to offer 28 mpg on the highway and up to 22 mpg in the city. It will be able to clock 60 mph in 6.9 seconds, while a towing capacity goes up to 3,500 pounds.
Design and Features
There is a pair of L-shaped LED headlights, a spindle grille, and chrome plating border. The manufacturer added an intelligent automatic high beam which adjusts itself when another vehicle is approaching. The design of the 2018 Lexus RX 350 has a great degree of aesthetic beauty, such as L-shaped tail lamps wrap around rear fender. Other features include door handles illumination, solid roof rail, and a panoramic moonroof.
The new dashboard looks more driver-centric and convenient. There is ample head room. Other features include a Wi-Fi system, a Bluetooth system, a pre-collision warning system, and a smooth steering wheel. The crossover also sports a large fuel tank, alloy based wheelbase, and powerful tires. LED lights are provided inside a cabin as well. Automatic temperature adjustment control and a system will be a part of standard features. This also refers to heated seats and steering, as well as heated side views mirrors and a panoramic sunroof. The Lexus RX 350 2018 will get two new color options, so you will be able to choose between Obsidian, Red Mica Matador, Grey Pearl Nebula, Nightfall Mica, White Pearl, Metallic Silver Lining, and Autumn Shimmer.
Price and Release Date
The 2018 Lexus RX 350 is expected to perform exceptionally well. The sporty design, healthy mileage, and premium interiors make the automobile a strong contender in the segment. The base model will have a price of $42,000, while the top trim will come with a sticker price of $51,000. There is no official word regarding the release date, but it should hit the showrooms in early 2018.