2020 Lexus RX 350: Redesign, Changes, F Sport

The current RX 350 model was present for four years now and the current model came with literally zero changes. For these reasons, the upcoming 2020 Lexus RX 350 will arrive with plenty of updates. We would call these changes as a mid-cycle refreshment more than a redesign. Most of the upgrades are visual but some mechanical changes will happen as well. On top of that, the mid-size crossover will get more standard equipment.

The RX 350 is a strong seller, it comes with two rows and room for five passengers. The RX 350L is a larger model with three rows and room for seven. The exterior looks sportier than most of the competitors and the new model will be more aggressive. If that is not sportiness for you, the RX 350 F Sport model is available as well. It offers sport-tuned suspension and plenty of premium amenities. If you are looking for a comfortable and quiet mid-size crossover, look no further.

2020 Lexus RX 350 side

2020 Lexus RX 350 Will Continue To Ride On a K Platform

When it comes to exterior design, most of the visual stuff will remain. That means the 2020 Lexus RX 350 will keep its shape and dimensions. The crossover will continue to ride on a K platform, however, carmaker announced some chassis upgrades as well.

Styling will see some further changes that should provide more sportiness and aggressiveness. Headlights will be reshaped, just like the grille. The bumpers will suffer a redesign and the wheels will get a new design. More exterior colors are available as well.

2020 Lexus RX 350 interior

2020 Lexus RX 350 Interior Refresh

The forthcoming 2020 Lexus RX 350 will continue to offer extremely modern cabin. The interior will get significant technology-boost as there will be more standard equipment now. Safety rating will be maximized as well. Design-wise, the interior will see slight button reconfiguration and the change in layout.

The instrument cluster will get slight tweaks and more interior color schemes are now available. There will be plenty of legroom, even for the rear occupants and the comfort is on a high level like always before. Leather upholstery will remain optional.

2020 Lexus RX 350 engine

2020 Lexus RX 350 Powertrain

The all-new 2020 Lexus RX 350 is continuing to offer a well-known 3.5-liter V6 as the only powertrain option. It is a proven and reliable engine that can produce up to 295 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque.

The 8-speed automatic transmission is available and shifting gears feel smooth and quiet. The mid-size crossover hits from 0 to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds. Fuel economy is rated at 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

2020 Lexus RX 350 F Sport Review

The RX 350 model looks very sporty. However, for some customers that isn’t enough. That is where the 2020 Lexus RX 350 F Sport model kicks in. The “F” variant is Lexus’ high-performance version, but RX 350 F Sport won’t be performance-oriented. Whatsoever, it will offer the same engine with the same amount of power. Even the front-wheel-drive setup is standard like on the base model.

On the other hand, RX 350 F Sport comes with more sportiness, adaptive variable suspension, and larger wheels. Moreover, paddle shifters, bolder mesh grille, sporty seats, black headliner and many other features are providing an extreme feel and look. A special Sport S+ setting is increasing the steering feedback and quicker throttle response. The price will be around $5,000 above the base model.

2020 Lexus RX 350 rear

2020 Lexus RX 350 Price and Release Date

The 2020 Lexus RX 350 will arrive with a slight price increase. This SUV will cost around $46,000, while F Sport variant will start at around $51,000. Lexus’ newest crossover SUV will hit the markets later in 2019, probably in the last quarter of the year.

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