2017 Lexus RX 350 – a deep update


There is now lots of crossovers. They differ radically. Just look at the new generation Lexus RX, and understand what is at stake.

The car looks stunning and amazing. There does not even have to argue. As part of the International Motor Show in New York, the official presentation of new products. Lexus Stand companies attracted great interest, because it is not just a restyling and new high-grade, now the fourth generation of the RX crossover.

2017 Lexus RX 350 release date

The release date of updated Lexus crossover SUV will be scheduled on last quarter of 2016.

Release date: late 2016

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2017 Lexus RX 350 price

The pricing of 2017 model year Lexus RX will likely remains the same, starting at $43,000 for a basic verison in the North American market.

2017 Lexus RX dimensions

If we talk about the dimensions of the new items, there is a car shows an increase in almost all directions. The exception was the height to which the car lost 30 millimeters compared to its predecessor. In general, the actual dimensions in the figures are as follows: length – 4890 mm; width – 1895 mm; height – 1690 mm; wheelbase – 2790 mm; ground clearance – 180 mm.

2017 Lexus RX exterior

For starters we recommend to study the appearance of the car, looked at the photo and video materials. Now you can proceed to the immediate discussion of a body and not only. Externally, the predecessor caused a lot of criticism because of its exterior was considered boring and bland. The fourth generation is hardly anyone dares so characterized.

The front part is decorated with a monumental bumper, which is connected with a huge false radiator grille, made in the company’s Lexus style. We are talking about imitation hourglass. Complements this beauty is not less beautiful hood with powerful forges, extremely narrowed optics predatory squint and corners of LEDs, which plays the role of daytime running lights. In the body of the front bumper provide complex-shaped section, which is located inside the fog lamps are also working on the LEDs.

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On the side we see a large, comfortable doors, the rear of which have been quite original form. Compact and high glazing combines with solid wheel arches, within which are located not less than solid rims. Successfully complete the profile of the strut exterior mirrors and the very form of buildings. The domed roof can be very useful approaches crossover.

The back part is decorated with a new optics L-shaped, fully packed with LEDs. Also it should be noted a small tailgate, a large angle of inclination of glass, spoiler and rear bumper clipped. In general, the machine looks literally from all sides great and fascinating. Obviously, the exterior – this is a very powerful weapon in the fight for customers. Previous generations, despite their good design, even close can not be put together with the fourth generation Lexus RX.

2017 Lexus RX 350 interior

The interior space is decorated from the Lexus RX the envy of competitors. Good ergonomics, excellent quality of the finishing materials and decor, functional and comfortable seats front and rear.

The driving position begins with cozy seats, equipped with electric drive and other chips. Plus noticeable and pronounced lateral support. In the neighboring passenger seat similar. Then it comes to the compact, but very comfortable, stylish multi-function steering wheel. On the dashboard we see the modern solutions, a color trip computer, projection color display. The center console greets us at the top of a huge multi-media display, under which there are ventilation vents, as well as various control buttons.

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The central tunnel that separates the driver and front passenger, fit to not only handle the transmission, but also a joystick control the infotainment system, coasters, buttons for setting the transmission and powertrain.

Rear seats deserves special attention. The presence of a large space and do not even discussed. Plus there is a considerable margin over his head in her lap. Even three of us there will be more than comfortable to ride. However, the side seats have advantages in the face of warming. Manually add sections do not have to, because this provides the drive. If a client wish, he will be able to order two additional display, by which the rear passengers will watch movies on the go.

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2017 Lexus RX equipment

Needless to say how richly equipped Lexus RX premium crossover in face of the fourth-generation model. It is possible to note some of the most interesting pieces, but it is impossible to list all of the options. It will take too much time. So, there is such equipment provided for Lexus RX: a full set of airbags; leather upholstery; leather multi-function steering wheel; electric, heating, ventilation and massage front seats; electric folding rear backrest of the sofa; Heated rear sofa two sections; multimedia complex with a display on the touch screen of 12.3 inches; Head-Up Display; multimedia displays for rear passengers 11.6 inches;

dual-zone or four-zone climate control; adaptive head optics and so on. We should talk about the security system and various electronic assists. The list is not complete, but still distinguish the major: frontal collision warning system; warning system unauthorized crossing of the road strip; Automatic return system in the lane; active assistance system when driving in heavy traffic; Blind Spot Monitoring System; parking assistance system; panoramic view of the system; adaptive cruise control with automatic brake function; aid system at the start of the hill; assistance system of steep slopes. In fact, the car can do everything. It monitors the blind zones, observing that you move in the right lane, automatically brakes independently picks up speed, and so on.

2017 Lexus RX 350 video

2017 Lexus RX specs

The new chassis did not come up, and instead took on the basis of the previous generation and modernized it. Plus, it should be noted it is first RX use of adaptive shock absorbers. They allow the car to adjust to the current conditions on the road, as well as to reduce roll in corners. The frame became stiffer, insulation more efficient. The engine and gearbox can be operated in three modes – Eco, Normal and Sport. When buying a crossover version F Sport, there is a fourth mode of operation – Sport S +. Initially the car will present only in two versions equip the engine compartment.

Hybrid remains the same. It consists of a six-cylinder petrol engine of 3.5 liters, as well as an electric motor and a set of batteries. All this is combined with an automatic transmission.

The first version – it’s 2017 Lexus RX 350, which uses the former, but the revised powertrain with six-cylinder and 3.5-liter. Previously, it gave 277 horsepower, now increased to full power 300 horses. Changed and gearbox. Instead of the previously used six-speed automatic gearbox, the engine is now running with 8-speed automatic.

Even within the framework of the Shanghai Motor Show Lexus he showed a new modification, which was given the name RX 200t. It was a replacement of the former basic variation of the RX270. The composition of the new modification includes turbocharged gasoline engine capacity of 2.0 liters. Do not be fooled so small volume of the engine, because it provides an impressive 228 horsepower. For comparison, the old naturally aspirated 2.7-liter engine boasted 188 horsepower all the forces of power. An important fact is still a fact that the two-liter turbo engine is a first for Lexus RX engine design which provides turbocharging. All of the previous generation were available only with naturally aspirated engines.

2017 Lexus RX image gallery

2017 Lexus RX450h AWD F sport
Engine type DOHC 24V V6, direct fuel injection, hybrid
Displacement 3,5L
Power/torque 309 hp; 247 lb-ft
Transmission CVT
Wheelbase 109.8 in
Length 192.5 in
Height 67.7 in
Passenger volume N/A
Cargo volume 55.9 cu.ft (max)
0-60 7,1 sec
Top speed 115 mph
PRICE RANGE: $43,000-$58,000 (est)
Competitors: Jaguar F-pace, Porsche Macan, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC

  • robina brown

    any rich ,wealthy people out there!do you have your ears on!i want me a 17 lexas for my birthday!that is my wish to own one and i hope you make it possible for me to own one!that’s my wishes and desires for my birthday.i love yall and i hope you make my every wish come true,i am robina brown of montgomery,al email rbrown7000@yahoo.com.i want a fully equiped lexas ls.i want a black one with rims on it chrome rims.that is my wish.i want it black with leather brown seats,and a convertable.i want the wind to blow through my hair while driving.so anyone out there that can make a dream come true please email me.only rich and wealthy people only!thank you all with love and happiness!

    • Steve Lapinski

      Step 1. Get a good education
      Step 2. Get a job
      Step 3. Work hard at that job and learn all you can
      Step 4 Get a raise / promotion
      Step 5. Buy your own car

      • Thelma Turner-johnson

        I agree 100%. that said, I love my 2015 RX 350, plan to trade for the 2017. Yeah me.

    • Bill Ferguson

      It is not how much you make in life, it is how much you keep. If the man ask you to walk a mile with him, walk two. Work long and hard and save.

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Futuristic looking and nicely equipped - new Lexus RX is a good choice for a premium crossover SUV.

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