Only a year after its launch, this three-row crossover will get few novelties for the 2019 Lexus RX L model. Although widely popular, the base version of this excellent SUV always had one big disadvantage compared to the competition – lack of the third row of seating. After years of waiting, we have finally seen this additional feature last year, with the introduction of the new, stretched version. Considering this recent arrival, it would be logical for 2019 RX L to come with no changes. Still, if we consider that the base 5-seat version is going to get few novelties, there is no good reason why this one wouldn’t go in the same way. According to latest reports, we should see some minor visual updates. Also, many reports suggest a new powertrain option.
2019 Lexus RX L Changes
When it comes to 2019 Lexus RX L changes, we don’t expect to see anything significant. Most likely, we will see the same novelties as on the base two-row model. This version has been spotted on the road recently and it wears camouflage on certain areas, so it is easy to conclude where the novelties will be applied. The most important novelty will be a new pair of taillights. Few minor tweaks to the rear fascia are also expected. Interestingly, there is no camouflage at the front, which indicates that we are going to see a familiar face on the 2019 Lexus RX L. Still, we can’t be 100% sure.
On the other side, 2019 Lexus RX L interior probably won’t feature a single change. We are about to see the same cabin, characterized by an attractive look and plenty of hi-quality materials. This version comes with additional third-row of seats, which brings an improvement in terms of practicality. In terms of equipment, it features the same trim level organization as the base model. There are two versions in the offer – Base and Luxury. The list of standard equipment mirrors the base two-row model.
How Spacious Is Lexus RX L?
The additional third row of seats definitely makes this crossover more attractive to family-oriented drivers. Still, the company decided to go with some interesting design solutions. Surprisingly, there is no wheelbase stretching. This is highly beneficial in terms of driving dynamics, but also a big compromise when it comes to the interior space. The legroom in the first and second row has been reduced, while the third row leaves just enough space to squeeze in. Adults definitely won’t feel comfortable here.
2019 Lexus RX L Powertrain
Speaking of the powertrain, base models will continue with a familiar 3.5-liter V6 engine. This naturally-aspirated unit is good for about 290 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque and comes in pair with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, while AWD is also available.
Of course, 2019 Lexus RX L Hybrid will be available too. This one combines V6 engine with an electric motor for the total output of 308 horses. It also uses an 8-speed automatic transmission but provides much better fuel economy.
2019 Lexus RX L Is Getting a New Engine?
There is a great chance to see 2019 Lexus RX L with novelties under the hood. According to the latest reports, a 2.0-liter turbo inline-four will come to the North American market, finally. This unit delivers around 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
2019 Lexus RX L Release Date and Price
Speaking of the 2019 Lexus RX L release date, we expect its arrival late in the year, probably in December. Changes in price are not expected, so base models should go around 43.500 dollars. Competition in the segment is tough. There are models like Audi Q7, Acura MDX, Volvo XC90, Mercedes-Benz GLE and many others.