The Lexus RX is one of the most popular SUVs in its class, and it has been that way since its launch in the late 1990s.
Comfortable and luxurious, the Lexus RX also offers a lot of space and is particularly aimed at consumers who wish to obtain a strong and stable SUV with which they can travel long distances without getting tired.
The RX Series also offers several different versions, and this year, the addition to the range of the F Sport equipment package allows RX owners to stand out in traffic through aesthetic additions such as the bigger, more-aggressive rims and other body modifications.
Going back to the different versions, the Lexus RX is available with two engines including a hybrid engine that allows for all the comfort and luxury of the Lexus SUV without being penalized in terms of consumption. More specifically, the Lexus RX 450h is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that benefits from the Atkinson cycle and is mated to an electric motor for a total output of 295 horsepower.
On the road, the RX 450h stands out by offering all the comfort of the RX 350 (we will return to this version soon) with the added bonus of impressive performance. Red light departures are instant while on the highway, overtaking is done effortlessly. In addition, consumption is particularly impressive with a displayed consumption rating of 8.0 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 8.5 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway.
For its part, the Lexus RX 350 also offers noteworthy performance with its 3.5-liter V6 engine developing 270 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. This power is delivered to all four wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission. It works quite fluidly while being well-adapted to all kinds of situations. In addition, the consumption of the RX 350 remains reasonable with an average rating of 9.8 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway.
Whatever model one chooses, one obtains a silent SUV that is a pleasure to drive as much in the city as on the highway. The center console is modern and easy to use while the interior offers ample leg and head room both in front and in the back.
If you are looking for a luxury SUV that is both fun to drive and comfortable, discover the 2015 Lexus RX today!