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2018 Lexus RX L Review


The new Lexus RX model is just going to be superior having a seven-seat passenger SUV look with 2018 Lexus RX L model. The L symbol changes the midsize RX into a larger SUV. This new model of Lexus is going to be presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new Lexus RX L will be available in two variants RX 350L and RX 450hL. It is going to give competitions to cars like Cadillac XT5, Acura MDX, and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class.

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2018 Lexus RX L

2018 Lexus RX L Exterior

The all-new 2018 RX L will have a unique styling coupled with performance and luxury. There are some sharp creases to make the appearance more prominent. It features a Lexus signature chrome plated spindle grille. The roof gives a floating roof due to C pillars in black color. It also has Bi-LED headlights. The standard RX length has been increased 4.3 inches to transform it into RX L variant. To make enough headroom for the 3rd-row passengers the rear window is made bit steeper as compared to the XL variant. The LED taillights are in L shape and extended toward the back fenders. Upgraded LED headlights will have 3 L shaped elements and can be optionally taken with premium and luxury package. This new variant will be running on 18-inch alloy wheels, with all-season 235/65R18 tires, while 20 inches aluminum wheels are available.

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Lexus RX L 2018 Interior

The interior of the 2018 Lexus RX L is as elegant as its outer look. The form fitted seats are upholstered with leather and will be available in colors like brown, parchment, stratus gray and traditional black. The base model will get a 3d embossed patterned Striated Black trim for the interior finish. The second-row seat can be split into 40/20/40 manner and it can be folded flat via the lever to access the third-row seats. If you want a six-passenger SUV, the second row has captain seats for maximum comfort. The 3rd-row seats have power folding option and its passenger will get separate vents for heating and ventilation.

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The Premium and Luxury package owners will get a Head-up display and wooden interior trim. There are numerous options available for the wooden trim including laser etched Gray Sapele Wood with Aluminum, Linear Dark Mocha Wood, Espresso Walnut and Matte Bamboo. There is good news for the vehicle owners that instead of one-year complimentary service now the Enform Safety and Service Connect is complimentary for the beginning 10 years.

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2018 Lexus RX L Interior

Tech and Multimedia features

The new SUV is upgraded with top of the class features, the standard features include Audio system with 9-speakers, 2 x USB ports, Scout GPS Link, HD Radio along with voice recognition, Bluetooth audio, and an 8-inches screen with navigation. The middle row passengers can also enjoy and charge their smart devices with the help of the USB ports provided for them.

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There are plenty of options available for customers. The customers can even get HD display with 12.3 inches screen through Navigation Package. It has premium audio system supported by 12 speakers. The screen can be split to display climate controls or navigation map. Moreover, for those who want to upgrade their SUV with more luxurious features can optionally get the Mark Levinson Surround System with 15 speakers of 835 watts along with Clari-Fi and navigation system.

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Engine

The new 2018 Lexus RX 350L will be having a D-4S fuel injection system V6 3.5-liter engine, which is able to produce an output of 290-horsepower and a torque of 263 pounds-feet. The RX 350L will be available in the front-wheel-drive as standard, however, customers can get the all-wheel-drive system as an option. The transmission is an eight-speed automatic one (Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)). The hybrid version 2018 Lexus RX 450hL will be powered by two electric motors in combination with a V6 3.5-liter D4-S injection gasoline engine and the output generated is around 308 horsepower. Furthermore, SUV uses 37 kW nickel metal hydride battery. It is available in the all-wheel-drive system and mated with the continuously variable automatic transmission.

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Safety feature

Both the models 350L and 450h of the new Lexus SUV will be equipped with latest safety features which include the following:
• All 3 rows side curtain airbags
• Rear Cross-Traffic Braking
• Intelligent High Beams
• Panoramic view monitor
• Blind spot monitoring
• Pre Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
• Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
• Lane Parking Assist
• Lane Keep Assist

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Price and Release date

The Lexus RX 350L will be available at the dealerships in the first month of 2018 and the starting price will be $48,665 for front wheel drive system whereas the all-wheel-drive version will cost around $50,065. The hybrid variant Lexus RX 450hL will go not go on sale along with the RX L, it will take some time and will be available to the customers by spring 2018. Its pricing will also be disclosed near the release date.

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