Lexus has just given fans of its RX model more, with the introduction of the RX350L… with three rows.
After introducing the luxury crossover model 20 years ago to great success, one thing was always missing for larger families: MORE ROOM. Lexus solves that problem with the L edition.
With the new RX L models, Lexus drivers now have the option of a third row without compromising the sleek styling and easy maneuverability that they have long valued in the model. To do this, Lexus extended the body length 4.3 inches (110 mm) at the rear and used a steeper tailgate window angle than on the two-row models to ensure headroom for third-row passengers.
The standard seven-seat version uses a 40/20/40 split bench-type second row seat, with access to the third row via a touch lever that slides and folds the second seat forward. The available six-seat configuration features second-row captain’s chairs that make third-row ingress/egress easier with “walk-in” convenience.
The 2018 RX 350L model is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 for 290 hp and 263 lb.-ft. of torque, while the RX 450hL features the Lexus Hybrid Drive system, paired with the D4-S injection 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine with two high-torque electric drive motor-generators, producing 308 combined system horsepower.
Both models hit dealers this year, with the RX 350L starting at $47,670 USD.