The Toyota Company has decided to reveal the all-new 2018 Lexus RX 350L. This model has been one of the Company`s best-selling vehicles in the United States and the plan is to keep it that way. The fourth generation of the Lexus RX has been presented last year when it was improved with new technology, more comfort and refreshed exterior. So, although there was no need for changes, Japanese car maker will still give it some minor but noticeable upgrades.
The new Lexus will offer latest safety systems, good acceleration and great handling. Moreover, its exterior design will be attractive as always. The cabin will be luxurious and very quiet. As for the powetrain, the new RX 350L will use the same engine as its forerunner. Its main rivals include Mercedes-Benz GLE –Class, BMW X5, Audi Q7 and Acura MDX.
2018 Lexus RX 350L engine and performance
The 2018 Lexus RX 350L will use the same engine which powers the current model. It is a 3.5-liter V-6. This unit will be able to develop 295 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated to an eight-speed transmission. The front-wheel drive will standard. However, the all-wheel drive configuration will be offered as well.
As for the fuel economy, the new RX 350L with front-wheel drive is rated at 20 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg combined. With optional all-wheel drive, the numbers are 19 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg combined.
Design of exterior and interior
When it comes to exterior, the 2018 Lexus RX 350L probably won`t undergo any major changes since the fourth generation has already been revised. Its whole body still features angles and sharp lines. It looks elegant, powerful and very handsome. The recognizable, massive spindle grille occupies most of the front fascia and looks very attractive. The headlamps are sharp, slim and narrow and give it a slightly aggressive appearance. Moreover, on the rear we will notice attractive LED taillights and dual chrome exhaust pipes. The new Lexus will ride on 18-inch seven-spoke alloy wheels. However, it will also be available with optional 20-inch wheels.
Inside, the 2018 Lexus RX 350L will be quiet, luxurious and very spacious. All the seats are supportive and very comfortable even at long rides. The space for the back passengers is excellent as well. Furthermore, the rear seats can split and fold if you need more cargo space. The base model comes with standard synthetic leather upholstery and power front seats too. However, the leather upholstery will be available as well. The dashboard is nicely designed too and features an 8-inch touchscreen with infotainment system.
Some of the optional equipment include 12.3-inch display, heated and ventilated seats, a panoramic sunroof, Mark Levinson audio system and so on. As for the safety, some of the standard features are active lane control, forward-collision warning, a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control and automatic high beams.
Release date and price of the 2018 Lexus RX 350L
The 2018 Lexus RX 350L should go on sale this fall. As for the price, it is expected to start at round $44,000.