In the class of mid-size luxury crossover, the RX 350 stands out for many reasons. Premium-built cabin, lots of standard features and powerful engine are just some of them. The current generation is on the market for more than three years. Therefore, talks about a facelift seems logical. However, some reports also suggest that the current generation is one of the rare models in Toyota’s lineup that still rides on the previous-generation K platform. That is the main reason why many believe that a redesign is about to happen soon. Still, we have no doubt that the current model will carry on for another couple of years. This leads us to the conclusion that the 2020 Lexus RX 350 is likely to arrive without bigger changes.
We count on a familiar styling and overall layout and the best we can get is probably nothing more than a couple of new standard features.
2020 Lexus RX 350 Design
As we already mentioned, the current generation is on the market for more than three years. This was one of the first models that received Lexus’ new design language, famous for a massive spindle grille. For a couple of years, the biggest complaint about this crossover was the lack of the third row. Last year, the company offered a three-row version as well. Two models are different in size since the new model is longer for about 4.3 inches. Still, the wheelbase has remained unchanged, around 110 inches. With such numbers, the RX is pretty much an average mid-size crossover. The current generation shouldn’t be in production for too many more years. Latest reports suggest that the next generation will come earlier than usual, most likely in about two years.
The reason is a new TNGA platform, which will definitely make this crossover better in terms of driving dynamics, handling etc. The 2020 Lexus RX 350 redesign definitely won’t happen, but some reports suggest a mild update that could eventually bring a couple of interesting styling changes.
2020 Lexus RX 350 Interior
If there’s a reason to praise the RX 350, that would be its interior. The overall layout looks spectacular. With hi-end quality materials and stylish dashboard, this crossover is definitely one of the class leaders in this aspect. There are only a few models in whole premium segment that could match its interior quality. Therefore, we are pretty sure that 2020 Lexus RX 350 interior won’t suffer too much. Besides great quality, the cabin is spacious as well. Even the third row offers a decent amount of legroom, which isn’t a common thing in this segment. On the other side, a big complaint goes to the cargo volume, which is below-average for the class. Two-row models offer around 56 cubic feet of overall cargo space, while three-row versions are just slightly better. Most rivals offer more.
2020 Lexus RX 350 Trim Levels
Most of the 2020 Lexus RX 350 changes should be in terms of standard equipment. Still, we are pretty sure that the base trim level organization will remain the same. Lexus keeps things pretty simple, so there are only two versions in the offer.
The base model already comes with tons of standard equipment. Some of the highlights are 18-inch wheels, LED headlights with automatic high beams, power liftgate, power-adjustable front seats and steering wheels, dual-zone climate control etc. Also, an 8-inch touchscreen is standard, as well as smartphone integration, navigation, 9-speaker audio system and a whole bunch of safety systems.
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Keep in mind that there are also several optional packages in the offer.
2020 Lexus RX 350 Engine
We could debate if it is about to come or not, but the potential 2020 Lexus RX 350 refresh definitely won’t bring changes under the hood. We are about to see a familiar 3.5-liter V6 engine, which delivers around 295 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque and comes paired with 8-speed automatic transmission.
Front-wheel drive is standard, while AWD layout is optional. In both cases, you can count on strong acceleration and good overall performances. This crossover needs around 7.0 seconds to get to 60 mph. On the other side, fuel economy goes around 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, which are pretty amazing numbers for the premium class.
2020 Lexus RX 350 Release Date and Price
Whether it receives changes or not, the 2020 Lexus RX 350 release date will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year. We also don’t expect bigger changes in price. Base models go around 43.500 dollars.