Lexus RX Review
The quiet and meticulously crafted cabin, plush ride and commendable performance with powerful and silent engine is the hallmark of Lexus which makes it earn the well deserved reputation which is set up by its parent company Toyota. Lexus began out of a desire by Toyota to create a world-class luxury car brand. Based on Toyota Camry platform the luxury crossover RX 350 was launched which shares the cues with Toyota Highlander. It was first in the crossover SUV market and became the best selling model with the huge amount of popularity and gave Lexus a platform to grow into a global powerhouse.
Engine, Mileage and Variants
Lexus RX 350 exudes the level of performance with its super comfort drive. In Philippines it is available in single variant which gets the power from V6 24 valve DOHC engine with dual VVT-i with 274 hp of power at 5600 rpm along with the peak torque of 346 Nm at 4700 rpm. The engine under the hood exudes elegance while mated with 8 speed automatic transmission and allows the car to achieve the top speed of 200 kmph while makes it cross the 100 kmph speedmark within 8 secs which is practically sufficient. The VVT-i engine allows to drive for 100 km with sipping 10.6 litre of petrol.
Lexus RX offers the huge amount of flexibility and reliability which maintain the synchronizing connection with consumers. The refreshed designs is capable to hold your glance as you go closer, the striking styling cues enthrals intensively. At the front, striking spindle grille and jewel like headlights makes the unforgettable appearance when the car ambles. Adding even more edge to aggressively styled and excitingly agile persona, crafted line by Lexus features the bold and contemporary designs with sharply contrasting accents. The remote linked power window and available moonroof opening with retained accessory power, power windows with one touch auto open close, power door locks, LED illuminated front door sills embellishes the car. Further rear spoiler roof rails and high mounted stop lamps increases the practicality and efficiency. The power rear door of RX offers remote key-less access top rear storage area. To help protect rear bumper, when loading or unloading cargo, the rear bumper protector is also included. The 18 inch five spoke wheels let you manoeuvre with great stability and ride quality to the crossover possessing the dimension of 4770 mm x 1885 mm x 1685 mm (L x W x H) with wheelbase of 2740 mm.
As you climb inside, many interior amenities are there to makes you relish your drive. The 10 way power-adjustable front seats, leather trimmed steering wheel and shift knob with height adjustable headrests shows the innate high class pleasure. RX offers the wood and leather trimmed steering wheel which makes you comfortable and offers the firm grip. Heated and ventilated seats comprise separate heaters and fans in seat cushions which provide comfort regardless of weather. To ensure the cabin as refreshed as it is, the smog sensing control system automatically switches into recirculation mode when it sense high level of pollutant. The bold styling inside matches the energy of enhanced performance features while the incorporation of semi aniline leather is extremely soft. The front seat cushions are easy to extend with the press of button providing additional thigh support. The convenience is taken to new level with rear armrest storage compartment and luxury memory system for front seats. The huge cargo space is offered with RX which amounts to 1133 litres.
Safety, Brakes and Miscellaneous
With Lexus safety is not just limited to incorporation of safety and protection features. Lexus also makes concern about making them intuitive and easy to use along with maintaining responsiveness. The automatically regulating engine power and braking force maintains the control and stability irrespective of driving conditions. The adaptive front light system monitors speed and angles then pivots headlights to illuminate upcoming turns. Further ABS , EBD, Stability Control System and airbags system makes it achieve the optimized safety.
The all new Lexus crossover looks fantastically updated while the structure posses the additional rigidity and engines offers the more power across lineup. When mated with eight speed transmission the crossover becomes alive.