Review of Lexus RX 2020
The Lexus RX is a big seller for the Japanese brand – in fact, this is the most popular model in the range in Australia, accounting for more than one of the four new Lexus models sold and is the popular luxury SUV. Tuesday in Australia, too.
So when an updated version of the RX comes out, you can expect to see some innovations worth noting. That is certainly the case for the 2020 Lexus RX.
You can choose a facelifted model by changing its styling, but only if you’re a train driver – the luxury large SUV has changed a lot since its launch in Australia in 2015.
Read on to find out what has changed, and whether the updated RX debates the strong case against its high-end rivals, ride high horses.
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 8/10
How much is the Lexus RX? Well, that varies depending on the model in the range, since there’s a generous price list to consider, here.
There are three classes of Lexus RX – Luxury entry-level, F Sport intended for sport and luxury Luxury Sports flagship
And then, you need to consider there are three different powertrains available – the four-cylinder RX 300, the RX 350 petrol engine, and the petrol-electric 450 hybrid.
And then there’s the question of how many seats are there – because depending on the type, you can choose the RX’s seven-seat version with an adjustable third-row seat setup.
So yes, it’s a bit complicated, but the table below will help you find the model comparison for yourself:
Wondering if you should compare Luxury and F Sport to your needs? Here, a list of trim levels and standard features in each level.
The Luxury version has 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and daytime running lights (with auto on / off function and automatic headlights), front corner lights, sensor wiper and tail light electric with start-up function.
Inside, the Luxury models feature a new 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with a GPS (sat nav) navigation system, DAB digital radio (as well as a head unit). CD and radio AM / FM), Bluetooth phone and audio transmitter, 12-speaker audio system, six USB ports (four front, two rear), wireless phone charging, smart key entry and start operated by push buttons, power steering, air conditioning and rear glass protection (tinted windows). It runs a standard faux leather trimmings, and yes, there is a glass holder.
Stepping up to F Sport and Sports Luxury levels now sees adaptive LED headlights that use the blade scanning technology – they don’t shine light on the road, but instead are a mirror with speeds up to 12,000 rpm and, according to the brand, increase brightness and reach compared to conventional LED units. These variants also run on 20-inch wheels.
The F Sport and Sports Luxury models also have adaptive variable suspension, in addition to the leather interior (with the sport seats in F Sport) with heating and cooling for the front seats. Rear seats have retractable sun visors.
As a sporty version, the F Sport has more front and back bracing for an even more dynamic character, with a sports suspension, a Mark Levinson sound system with 15 speakers and a 360-degree camera screen.
The luxury sports versions of the Luxury Luxury add electric rear seats, heated second-row seats and semi-aniline leather upholstery. There is no heated steering wheel or rear seat entertainment system, though.
Want more? There is a premium package – or an Advanced package, in the Lexus version – for the Luxury variants that adds a panoramic sunroof on five-seater models or a smaller window on seven seats, among other types. other vehicles. Additional costs and equipment vary depending on the model. You may need to shop around rough accessories like splints, bull bars, rubber floor mats or less shiny rims.
Color options (or colors, like your auto-correction can emphasize) across the RX range include black, white, red, blue, silver, gold, gray and brown (bronze), in addition to There is a lovely green color. You can also choose between four different interior color combos.
Safety levels are increased across the board – read below for more.
On the board there’s good value here, but that’s especially the case in the entry-level RX 300 Luxury.
Is there anything interesting about its design? 7/10
While some luxury SUVs play it relatively safe when it comes to styling, the Lexus RX plays from a different angle in the segment. The angled. Yes, there are many.
The style changes are subtle unless your eyes are adjusted to the finer details. Things like mosaic panels with different shapes for the spindle grille, the front bumper is a bit reshaped with integrated corner lights, new headlights inside but at a glance, it looks quite similar to in the past, though looked a bit wider due to the horizontal emphasis on the front design.
How does that translate to interior dimensions? The interior shots will give you an idea, but there’s a bit of work done for the three-row models to improve backseat space.
The rear has also seen minor changes, with an L-shaped taillight and revised lower bumper design to once again expand the look of the car.
There is a lot to say about the differences in profile, except for the new wheel design (18 on entry vehicles, 20 on high-end versions). Configuration shows the size difference when you compare five and seven-seat models. The five-seater vehicle is 4890mm long, while the L model is 5000mm from head to tail. Both models measure 1895mm wide and five 1690mm high seats – the same height as the 350 L. 450h model at 1685mm high and the L models 1700mm tall.
One thing is for sure – the smaller RX model pulls out its sharp metal plates that look a little better than the L versions. But what about interior dimensions? The interior shots will give you an idea, but there’s a bit of work done for the three-row models to improve backseat space.
How realistic is the inner space? 8/10
The biggest news here is that the media unit is now a 12.3-inch touchscreen. Joyful! You don’t need to use terrible trackpad controllers anymore but you can if you want to. It is capable for both. And now it has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which is new for Lexus.
Of course it works a lot easier than the old one, plus there are four additional USB ports added to the cabin for all variants – creating a total of six! – and all models also get paddle shifters on the steering wheel, too.