The mid-size class of the Lexus SUVs is probably the most interesting one. Well, it makes the most profit to Toyota. The parent company is pretty successful in this area, especially in the hybrid segment. Regular crossover with this kind of drivetrain is Highlander Hybrid, and for the luxury class, it is 2019 Lexus RX 450h. But, that is not all. The SUV in premium segment won’t come only in the base version, but also RX 450hL and RX 450h F Sport.
Fans will wait for announcements of release date and pricing for 2019 Lexus RX 450h. The company is occupied with the promotion of the new subcompact crossover Lexus UX. However, buyers that are not keen on small vehicles don’t care about it. They want to see Lexus RX 450h for 2019 as soon as possible. The hybrid model will probably keep the price. Until the next edition, no big changes are on the way. The model for 2020 should bring the mid-cycle refresh.
2019 Lexus RX 450h Engine
The entire lineup of RX models is using the same drivetrain as the base solution. Well, a 3.5-liter V6 is the only one we can get. Its output depends on the model we want. For the entry-level RX 350, it can produce 295 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. The RX 350L detunes it for 5 ponies. Front-wheel drive is the default mode. Also, petrol versions are offering AWD as well.
On the other hand, the 2019 Lexus RX 450h hybrid will use all-wheel drive only. Also, the same petrol engine is the base of the hybrid system. The gasoline unit is paired with a 123-kW battery. Combined with an electric motor, this system can generate 310 horsepower. Nevertheless, torque level for hybrid powertrain drops to 250 lb-ft. The best mileage output we can get from the conventional engine is 27 mpg with FWD. The 2019 Lexus RX 450h hybrid returns 30 mpg combined.
2019 Lexus RX 450hL
The L in the name could mean this is Large version of 2019 Lexus RX 450h. Well, it could be it. As its petrol sibling RX 350L, this is a three-row version of the crossover. But, in this case, we are getting a hybrid. The good thing is that price difference is not significant. On the other hand, for about $3,000 buyers can get a hybrid engine and AWD drive. The same drivetrain and outputs are for this and regular hybrid. However, third row is making 2019 Lexus RX 450hL heavier, and the mileage drops to 29 mpg.
2019 Lexus RX 450h F Sport
The F Sport is the most luxurious trim Lexus is offering for their models. With it, buyers can count on more aggressive appearance, improvements in the cabin leading to increased comfort, and of course, better performance. Everything is sportier with 2019 Lexus RX 450h F Sport. Special suspensions will boost the handling and maneuvering. The same we expect from bigger wheels. However, these will also bring stylish appearance. Furthermore, mesh grille, bumper, and hood are renewing the entire front fascia. So, the 2019 RX 450h F Sport is with reason the most expensive model in the class with price starting from $51,000.