The RX lineup of Lexus crossovers is the best-selling lineup. The upcoming season will bring some attractive updates. Well, most of the car will remain the same. Designers are not going to change the trademark grille which makes Lexus recognizable over the past few years. One of the most recognizable models will be 2019 Lexus RX 350.
At this moment, we know that the L version of 2019 Lexus RX 350 will get a new interior layout. The crossover will be able to take more passengers. Also, the first spy shots are available. According to these images, no big changes are on the way. Well, there are no reasons for Lexus to do that. The current generation of RX 350 dates back from 2016. It is still early to develop a new SUV. Also, while customers are happy, the company is not going to experiment.
2019 Lexus RX 350 Changes
Nevertheless, small updates and modifications are always needed. The 2019 Lexus RX 350 needs to keep up with rivals. The premium crossover must keep up the pace with Audi Q5, Land Rover Discovery Sport, and Acura RDX. Infotainment system is not at the level of other features in this vehicle. So, major upgrade could make it better. Besides this change, Lexus will probably revisit all safety features and add few more.
2019 Lexus RX 350 vs RX 350L
The 2019 Lexus RX 350 has a bigger brother. It is a RX 350L. These two are pretty much the same. However, the L version’s extended body offers more space for passengers. It will get a third row of seats. Also, increased size will make this crossover heftier at turns. Nevertheless, only experienced drivers will feel differences in handling between these two SUVs.
2019 Lexus RX 350 Drivetrains
The engine lineup remains the same for the 2019 Lexus RX 350. Proven 3.5-liter V-6 lays under the hood. However, buyers of the RX 350L will get a slightly different setup that produces 5 hp less. For standard model, a V-6 creates 295 hp. Torque is at the same level, 267 pound-feet. The RX lineup has a special hybrid line. There are the RX 450 and RX450L models.
The 2019 Lexus RX 350 is going to improve the mileage. Currently, the crossover returns 20/27 mpg in front wheel-drive setup. For the next model, we could see it jump to 25 mpg combined. Also, buyers have another choice in all-wheel drive. Of course, this mode is consuming more fuel, but 1 mpg worse gas mileage is not a dramatic loss. Extended 2019 Lexus RX 350L will return 2 mpg less in AWD drive.
2019 Lexus RX 350 Release Date
The L version of the 2019 Lexus RX 350 already debuted at the last LA car show. Now it is time to see the entry-level model. Whatsoever, it seems like the company is not planning a big premiere. With modest upgrades and changes, they will throw everything to other new models. Next season, we will see Lexus UX stealing the show.
The 2019 Lexus RX 350 will be available again from $45,000. However, its F Sport trim will make it cost over $50,000. Just slightly less expensive it the RX 350L crossover. Hybrids, RX 450 are not going to be under $55,000 for 2019 season.