The RX 350 is definitely the most beautiful SUV Lexus has ever made. With a global sales of over 2.1 million units, RX lineup is the most successful Lexus ever. Its share is 33 percent of vehicles sold by the Japanese company. These numbers are impressive and make us can’t wait for 2019 Lexus RX 350. Despite its success, the crossover always looks for improvements. Well, the competition is strong in the mid-size segment. Next season we will see new arrivals from Porsche, BMW, and Mercedes.
The front of the 2019 Lexus RX 350 will immediately attract attention. It is getting few changes for a huge grille. There are also some modifications to make front bumper more aggressive. Besides RX 350, Lexus will also launch RX 450. Finally, the first one will probably get a special edition – the F Sport model. Another possibility is a hybrid version.
2019 Lexus RX 350 engine
The 2019 Lexus RX 350 comes with a strong 3.5-liter V-6 engine. It returns 300 hp through an eight-speed automatic transmission. This drivetrain can also create 270 pound-feet of torque. Furthermore, mileage will get some improvements. Thanks to lighter body, Lexus RX 350 will go 20/27 mpg while using a 2WD mode. The crossover can also get all-wheel drive, which consumes more fuel.
It sibling RX 450 is a hybrid model. It is possible that 2019 Lexus RX 350 also gets its own version that will combine conventional engine and electric motor. However, it is not so likely to happen. The RX 450 hybrid is enough for this lineup since it pairs electric battery to standard petrol engine from RX 350. With it, the SUV gets a boost on fuel economy for city conditions.
Lexus RX 350 F Sport
The 2019 Lexus RX 350 F Sport will be the special edition of the crossover. There are many improvements comparing to the current model. However, the F Sport upgrades exterior, interior, and performance of the LX 350. For drivetrain system, there are special parts for better steering and handling. Suspension and paddle shifters will make a ride sportier.
2019 Lexus RX 350 exterior and interior
After the latest redesign RX 350 is one of the most exciting crossovers on the market. Mainly it is because of the eye-catching grille. This part will be carried over the 2019 Lexus RX 350. But, other parts are also very attractive as well. Lexus is not making boring luxurious crossovers anymore, and this SUV is the example of innovative design.
Inside the cabin, buyers can find many helpful features. We must mention Lexus safety system+ which is available even on the base model. In this package, all owners will get pre-collision and pedestrian alert, lane departure warning, and steering assist system. Among many accessories, the huge 12-inch monitor is dominating on the center console. Unique floor mats and heated steering wheel are standard on every trim level.
Dimensions and weight
The length of 2019 Lexus RX 350 will be 192.5 inches, as for its predecessor. Wheelbase takes almost 110 inches. The vehicle is 74.6 inches wide and 68 inches high. The new SUV could get a lift and see more ground clearance.
Thanks to the use of aluminum and carbon fiber for body parts, the 2019 RX 350 is going to diet. It will make a saving of around 30 pounds, and the crossover will drop under 1,400 lbs of curb weight.
2019 Lexus RX 350 price
The entry-level SUV is going to cost around $45,000. All-wheel drive vehicle costs around $1,500 more, while F Sport adds $5,000, making it over $50k. The 2019 Lexus RX 350 will see the competition in Acura MDX and Volvo XC60. Also, in premium class, there are a lot of fans of Infiniti QX50.