If you are into 2 row, 5 passenger crossover SUVs then the fifth generation upgrade of the Lexus RX is definitely what you want. The 2017 Lexus RX is hard to beat in many ways, which is easy to believe because the RX series has become Lexus’ best-selling models. This wonderful upgrade has everything most of us would want in a car of the future.
2017 Lexus RX 350 – Exterior Body Styles and Interior Changes
Maybe you have had a glimpse of the vehicle from the numerous spy photos online. If you haven’t, this is what to expect; on the exterior is a lot more elegant and contemporary to allow for aerodynamic efficiency. The chassis is 3 inches wider than that of the predecessors thus giving the 2017 Lexus RX 350 a bossier look and a wider drive train. The grill is pretty much the same but there is a sharper edge to the upgrade. The rear fascia will, however, get a redesigned tailpipe and bumper. The lights have adopted the futuristic L-shaped LED with light intensity control.
The interior upgrades on the 2017 Lexus RX 350 make for a safer and more interactive driving experience. For starters, the vehicle is roomy enough to allow comfortable sitting with ample head space and leg room. Lexus has offered 2 rows of seats for the Lexus RX 2017 although 3-row options may soon be available in the market. There is an array of multimedia devices, safety features like electronic access systems, navigators, audio and video output, pre-collision systems and automatic road recovery. The seat belts are stronger and specially designed to impact respond. The 2017 Lexus RX 350 will have WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS connectivity. One thing is assured and that is the comfort. The seats are deep-pocketed and set to ensure an ergonomic design for superior lateral support. You will have to choose between Laser etched wood, Walnut, Shimamoku and F sports borders to go with the sewn leather draped dashboard in the massive cockpit.
2017 Lexus RX 350 – Main Power Production Unit
The Lexus offers two options for the new 2017 Lexus RX 350. The first option is a 3.5-liter V8 engine which is able to produce up to 200 hp. This engine is familiar reliable in respect to fuel efficiency. The second option is a 3.5 liter V8 with an output of 270 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. The engine has a 6-speed auto transmission for the front wheel drive and 8-speed auto transmission on the four-wheel drive. The V6 engine of the 2017 Lexus RX 350 will be capable of fuel consumption of 19 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highways. Word has it that Lexus will put out a hybrid version of a Lexus RX 350 but that is a case of wait and see.
2017 Lexus RX 350 – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
The Lexus RX 350 2017 is expected to release anytime between the end of 2016 and early 2017. The vehicle is much awaited especially now that its predecessors have displayed exemplary performance. The 2017 Lexus RX base trims will start at $42,000. You will have to fork out $51,000 for the higher trim V8 sports versions which put it against the top of the line crossover SUV vehicles.