Lexus provides a few exterior enhancements like new headlights and taillights, as well as front/rear fascia tweaks. Some minor suspension changes target body roll and suspension vibration. One of two touchscreens join the twitchy touchpad to control the infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. See the 2020 Lexus RX models for sale near you
Since the F Sport improves both handling and ride quality (plus a handful of worthwhile luxury extras), we think it's actually the way to go -- even if you don't particularly care about getting something with "Sport" in its name. Now, choosing it does eliminate the lengthened L from consideration, but then its paltry amount of third-row space might take it out of consideration anyway. Find a 2020 Lexus RX for sale
The 2019 Lexus RX can seem like a gobbledygook of letters and numbers, so let's break this code down. First, 350 equals the gas-only model while 450h is the hybrid. The letter L indicates the lengthened 3-row version that seats either six or seven depending on whether you get a second-row bench or two captain's chairs. Without the L, the RX seats five people in two rows. FWD and AWD refer to FWD and AWD. The F Sport is a sportier variant of the 2-row model.
AWD is a $1,400 option. All prices include the $1,025 factory delivery charge.
Standard equipment is largely consistent regardless of the model. The basic RX ($45,175) includes 18-in alloy wheels, a power lift gate, automatic LED headlights, automatic high beams, forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, a backup camera, proximity entry and push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, 8-way power front seats, "NuLuxe" simulated leather upholstery, a power-adjustable leather-wrapped steering wheel, a cargo cover, an 8-in infotainment touchscreen also controlled by a center console knob, Bluetooth, two USB ports and a 9-speaker audio system with a media player interface, CD player, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HD radio and an auxiliary audio jack.
The Premium package adds auto-dimming/folding mirrors, driver memory settings and wood trim. The Luxury package includes those items plus 20-in alloy wheels, upgraded leather upholstery, front-seat lumbar adjustment, a heated steering wheel, power moonroof, and rear door sunshades.
The RX 450h ($47,775) is outfitted much like the 350, but with a gasoline/electric hybrid system and standard AWD.
The RX 350 F Sport ($48,975) and the RX 450h F Sport ($51,575) add to the base models 20-in wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, enhanced engine sounds, transmission paddles shifters, sportier exterior styling and interior trim, heated and ventilated front sport seats, unique leather upholstery, extra color choices and the Premium package contents. The Luxury package is not available, nor can you apply the F Sport to the L body style.
Available on every version is the Navigation package, which includes the Remote Touch interface (a 12.3-in central display, a joystick like center console controller), integrated navigation and a 12-speaker sound system.
Further option availability can depend on region, specifically in regard to certain options that can be available as either stand-alone items and/or within packages. These include blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic warning, a hands-free power lift gate, a choice of sunroofs (regular or panoramic), parking sensors, upgraded headlights, a power-folding second-row seat, the heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a head-up display and a 15-speaker Mark Levinson sound system.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||6 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||1 Years/10,000 Miles|
2020 Acura MDX -- The RX's closest competitor in terms of pricing and reliability reputation. It is 3-row only and available as a hybrid.
Used BMW X5 -- Stronger performance than the RX, along with better handling and cornering capabilities, plus the cachet of the BMW name. But prices are a lot higher, so a used model is the way we would go.