With a 3.5-liter V6 engine with direct and port fuel injection, the RX is specially tuned for fuel efficiency and low emissions. Engineered to tap into the power of the robust chassis, the optimized suspension offers precise handling with a strikingly smooth ride. For even greater control, an innovative dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence system (VVT-iW) offers precise engine performance as it reduces emissions and enhances fuel efficiency. VVT-iW monitors the engine's speed and load, increasing torque at lower speeds for improved acceleration, and boosts performance at higher speeds by adjusting intake and exhaust valve timing. Superior performance, increased horsepower and exceptional straight-line stability come together to deliver an SUV that does more than run the show. It stops it.
Stay in control and in style with the available Active Torque Control all-wheel drive. This intelligent system monitors road conditions in real time, automatically shifting engine power between front and rear axles, while 100% of the power goes to the front wheels during normal driving conditions for improved efficiency. Standard on the RX Hybrid models, electronic all-wheel drive features a rear electric motor that delivers instantaneous torque to the rear wheels automatically when you need it, with no friction loss.
Drive Mode Select enables you to make your vehicle more responsive or efficient. Sport mode alters the powertrain for faster and more dynamic throttle response and increased steering feel. Normal mode provides the optimal balance of fuel efficiency and engine performance. ECO mode moderates the throttle response, engine power output and climate settings for increased fuel efficiency. The RX 450h offers the added efficiency of an EV driving mode.* Making the vehicle more efficient with a simple push of a button, EV mode enables you to drive for short distances at low speeds on battery power alone. To amplify your exhilaration, the F SPORT–only Sport S+ mode adds steering and suspension system enhancements to help provide the highest level of responsiveness.
The first-ever RX 350L and RX 450hL offer the added versatility of power-folding third-row seats with a 50/50 split. For easy access to the third row, simply tilt and slide the second-row seat and step in.
Available extremely soft perforated leather is dyed all the way through, unlike leathers with conventional surface dyes. A higher grade of leather must be used since imperfections cannot be hidden.
Even the cupholders are advanced. Utilizing a unique grip design, they allow you to unscrew your beverage cap with a single hand.
This feature allows multiple drivers to personalize and recall the settings for the driver’s seat (except lumbar), the outside mirrors and the steering-wheel position.
Every Lexus is backed by a comprehensive warranty that should give you miles and miles of confidence. But in case you wanted to extend your peace of mind, you'll find a variety of plans available, including ones for longer-term care, one that covers accessories and another in the event of a total loss of your Lexus due to theft, fire or accident. Take a look below to learn more about your standard coverage, as well as additional coverage options.
To help you change lanes with confidence, the available Blind Spot Monitor is designed to detect and warn you of vehicles approaching or positioned in the adjacent lanes. For added peace of mind, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert* and Rear Cross-Traffic Braking can help you when backing out of a parking space by notifying you of vehicles approaching from either side. And, if it senses a potential collision, the system can automatically brake your vehicle to a stop.
This system can detect sideslip of the wheels while cornering, and helps to control it using modulation of engine power and selective application of individual brakes. It works in conjunction with the Anti-lock Braking System and Traction Control to help improve driver control under some adverse conditions.
The front-passenger seat is designed to detect whether the seat is occupied by an adult or a child, or is vacant. In case the system detects a child or empty passenger seat, the system prevents the passenger’s front, side and knee airbags from being deployed. The front passenger’s airbag features two chambers, creating an indentation in the center impact area that helps to provide occupant protection in a severe frontal collision.
Four available high-resolution cameras mounted on the front, sides and rear of the vehicle give drivers a bird’s-eye view of the near environment. Moving View and See-Through View options create a composite image of the vehicle’s surroundings as on-screen guides help assist with parking and tight maneuvering.