Lexus is now giving the RX an option with more room, but you wouldn’t be able to tell just by looking at it from the outside. The 2018 Lexus RX 350L is Lexus’ new 3-row crossover, and here are some stats on what it has to offer.
The RX 350L is equipped with the same 3.5-liter V6 as is the regular gas-powered RX. However, it has 290 horsepower, less than the regular RX 350’s 295. Both the all-wheel-drive and the front-wheel-drive options deliver around 25 miles per gallon on the highway. If you want a hybrid version, check out the 450hL. Its powerful hybrid engine has a total output of 308 hp and is only available with AWD.
4.3 Inches Longer
The 3-row RX 350L is 4.3 inches longer than the regular RX, giving you the ability to haul seven passengers. Standard tri-zone climate control keeps everyone comfortable, and the 50/50-split third-row power seats fold for easy access. Folding both rows gives you 58.5 cu ft. of cargo space.
32-mph Lane-departure Alert
Lexus is taking safety, especially standard safety, to a whole new level. The standard Lexus safety system includes adaptive cruise control and a pre-collision system that can detect pedestrians and apply the brakes if necessary. There is also a lane-departure alert that kicks in around 32 mph, and the lane-keep assist will slightly correct your steering if you don’t respond to the vibrations.
Lexus offers plenty of options and packages. We like the available 12.3-in split screen. The high-resolution screen can display 3-D city views, and it can even find the nearest gas station. If great sound is a necessity, opt for the available 15-speaker Mark Levinson Sound System. It has 835 watts that deliver crisp and dynamic sound.
Unfortunately, the third row is a little tight, especially for taller adults. It also takes a decent amount of legroom off the second row, so be sure to get a good feel for the amount of space it has when you test-drive it.
The RX is already a superb SUV, offering reliability, a sharp design and Lexus luxury. With the 2018 Lexus RX 350L, they’ve added more space with a third row. This car might just fit exactly what you’re searching for.