The Lexus RX remains the top selling Lexus brand by a mile and this is because of the new direction taken as at 2016. The choice to target younger buyers has reflected in the car’s design and styling. And now, the 2017 Lexus RX model is set to proceed in furtherance of this with better styling and more safety features. The new model also taps into the latest technological advances. The 2017 RX redesign comes in RX 350 and RX 450h, and additional F Sports iteration for both types.
This review will cover what’s new, probable 2017 Lexus RX 350 release date, price, interior and external design, detailed specifications, and all other details that might interest you.
What’s new in the 2017 Lexus RX?
There are some new features as part of the 2017 Lexus RX redesign and all of it is focused on providing a more attractive car for the younger generation. In fact, most of the new modifications are technical in nature. For example, the SUV comes with Scout GPS Link, which enables smartphone integration for a better navigation experience.
Also, there are other features that automobile lovers can look forward to such as bigger fuel tank, alloy wheelbase, pre-collision system, and other features. Another interesting thing to note is that the 2017 Lexus RX 350 F Sport is now available in both front and all-wheel drive, which wasn’t the case in the last model.
The new model also brings touch-free technology to the 2017 RX rear doors. With this, owners need not touch the car to open the door, all they need to do is raise their hands.
Engine Specs and Capacity
The RX 350 engine packs a punch and comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. This engine comes with an eight-speed shiftable automatic transmission. Which in turn produces 295 horsepower as well as 248 lb-ft torque; two good metrics for top speed and acceleration. And in terms of speed, the Lexus RX does 0-60 Mile per Hour (MPH) in 7.7 seconds, which is not bad at all.
Furthermore, the fuel consumption of the engine in the city is 20 mpg and rises to 27 mpg on the highways and combined miles per gallons of 23 MPG. This compares favorably with other SUVs and crossovers in its range.
The interior of the Lexus RX 2017 model is comparable in nature to the 2016 model, with some subtle differences. For starters, the interior space in the 2017 RX is larger than all the RX from the previous years. The interior on the new model features a heated and leather-chiseled steering wheel. All the seats are also heated; with all having fine well-trimmed leather upholstery.
Additionally, the rear seats allows for two child seats with its 40/20/40 arrangement. In terms of accessories, the 2017 RX comes with standard features already introduced in the 2016 model such as nine-speaker sound system, an 8-inch display information and entertainment system raised above the dashboard for easy access.
However, new features in the 2017 RX include automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and the all new Standard Lexus Safety System, as well as other features. In addition to the aforementioned, there are extra features owners can choose to add like multi-angle camera, sport-tuned suspension and many more.
Exterior designs for Lexus RX 2017 model
The exterior of the RX 2017 model is available in 10 colors: Atomic Silver, Matador Red Mica, Satin Cashmere Metallic, Caviar, Eminent White Pearl, Obsidian, Nebula Gray Pearl, Silver Lining Metallic, Nightfall Mica, and Autumn Shimmer. The front of the 5-seater SUV has an expansive grille with the Lexus logo that’s you’ll notice from afar.
2017 RX Specs
- Wheelbase: 109.8 Inches
- Length: 192.5 Inches
- Width: 74.6 Inches
- Max Speed: 124 MPH
- 0-60 mph: 7.7 seconds
- Passenger volume: 5
- Storage volume: Not yet known
- Curb weight: 4,222 lb (1915.067 Kg)
- MPG (miles per gallon) for both city and highway: 20/27
- Available exterior colors: Atomic Silver, Matador Red Mica, Satin Cashmere Metallic, Caviar, Eminent White Pearl, Obsidian, Nebula Gray Pearl, Silver Lining Metallic, Nightfall Mica, and Autumn Shimmer
- Towing capacity: 3500 lb (1587.573)
2017 Lexus RX 350 release date and price
The price for the RX 2017 models starts at $43,020 and grow from there depending on other non-standard features buyers choose to add. On the other side of the RX cost is the RX 450h F Sport all-wheel drive with standard features that starts at $56,495. Additional price also include the destination charge that has risen by $25 to $975. The release date will be from the early parts of 2017.