If the latest news appears to be true, the manufacturer is working on the newest version of its top-selling SUV. It is the new 2020 Lexus RX 350 which will most likely hit the market with just some small adjustments. So, generally it will be a carryover and this time it could get changes in the technology front and perhaps more color combinations.
Engine and performance of the 2020 Lexus RX 350
The 2020 Lexus RX 350 will return with the same powerplant as the current model. It is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine which is able to develop 295 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. The engine is linked to an 8-speed automatic transmission and it comes with front-wheel and all-wheel drivetrains. Connected to front wheels, this engine gets 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel drive variant is rated at 19/26 mpg in the city/highway.
Furthermore, there is also an RX 350L model which will use the same engine. However, because it comes with a single exhaust setup, this unit will be less powerful and it is capable of making 290 ho and the torque of 267 lb-ft. It will use the same gearbox and drivetrain setup. So, the FWD model will be rated at 19/26 mpg. The all-wheel drive version will be rated at 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
The design of exterior and interior
The 2020 Lexus RX 350 will feature an angular and aggressive design with prominent spindle grille and angular and sharp headlamps on the front end. Its futuristic design and many hard angles will be ornated with the large 20-inch wheels in the F Sport model which will give it even more aggressive appearance. The base model will ride on the 18-inch wheels. There is also an extended version of this model called the RX 350L which will be longer for around 4.3 inches from the standard version. But, in general, it won’t be different from the RX 350.
The cabin of the 2020 Lexus RX 350 will be luxurious, well designed with premium materials and finishes. It is modern and equipped with many advanced features. The two-row seating configuration will be standard and the RX 350L will come with three rows of seats. The space for all the occupants is very generous and the cargo space measures more than 18 cubic feet. When the second row folded down, it has the room of 56 cubic feet. On the other hand, the cargo room in the RX 350L is naturally more limited.
The standard equipment of the 2020 Lexus RX 350 will include synthetic leather upholstery, LED headlights, an 8.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment, power front seats,dual-zone climate control, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, rain-sensing wipers. Lexus Safety System+, and so on. The Premium package will add wood trim, real leather, and roof rails. The Luxury package will also include heated and ventilated seats, 20-inch wheels, and upgraded leather.
Release date and price
There is still no official information when the 2020 Lexus RX 350 will appear on the market. The price will probably stay close to the current which starts at around $43,600.