The all-new 2019 Lexus RX 350L has been spotted on the road under the light camouflage, and we can conclude that it will get just some mild revisions, mostly on the rear fascia. Inside, the RX 350L will come standard with three-row seating configuration. But besides that, there shouldn’t be any changes applied this time.
Engine and performance of the 2019 Lexus RX 350L
The 2019 Lexus RX 350L will return with the same engine as the current model. It is the same engine which powers the RX 350 but it will be less powerful. It is because the RX 350L has one exhaust outlet unlike the RX 350 which has dual exhaust outlets. So, it is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine which is able to produce 290 horses and 267 pound-feet of torque. In the base model, this unit has the output of 295 hp and the same torque of 267 lb-ft. This engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. It comes with front-wheel drive setup but it is also available with all-wheel drive layout.
Connected to front-wheel drive, it gets 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. With all-wheel drive system, this unit is rated at 18/25 mpg in the city/highway drive. There are also hybrid variants of this model which use the same engine in a combination of an electric motor.
Design of exterior and interior
The 2019 Lexus RX 350L will basically keep the same styling as before and it differs from the base model in length. Precisely, it is longer for 4.3 inches but it uses the same 109.8-inch wheelbase. The front end features a large spindle grille and angular headlamps. The new Lexus has been spied during its testing wearing just a bit of camouflage and mostly on the taillights. So, we assume that this time it will get some changes in that area only.
Moving inside the cabin, the 2019 Lexus RX 350L will come with a three-row seating configuration while the base RX comes standard with two rows of seats and it is able to welcome five passengers. The RX 350L comes with leather upholstery in first two rows. The front and second-row seats are very comfortable while the third row is most suitable for children because they are very tight. However, they can be folded down for more cargo space which measures 16.3 cubic feet with all three rows up. The dashboard is fitted with a standard 8.0-inch touchscreen with infotainment system while the larger 12.3-inch screen is also available.
Among standard equipment, there are several USB ports, AM/FM/XM/HD/CD audio system with nine speakers, Bluetooth, power front seats, LED headlights, power features, and 18-inch wheels. The options include Mark Levinson audio, head-up display, and a panoramic sunroof. Furthermore, there will be several packages available too. So, the Luxury package will add 20-inch wheels, nicer leather, and heated and ventilated front seats. In the safety front, the RX will come standard with a rearview camera, active lane control, adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, and automatic emergency braking.
Release date and price
The 2019 Lexus RX 350L should arrive later this year. Its starting price should be around $48,500.