While looking at new and exciting crossover SUV models announced for 2017, the luxurious new RX 350 undoubtedly strikes the viewer with its new design. Thrilling new looks, however, aren’t the peak of what the luxurious 2017 Lexus RX 350 has to offer, as it employs a plethora of modern technologies for both convenience and safety. The F-Sport also features an extensive upgrades list and a change of looks better suited for a performance-wide tweak.
2017 Lexus RX 350 – Design Updates:
This five-seater is a crossover for a good reason, as it looks and feels more like a regular car than its competitors in the alternative SUV segment. It has been announced that the 2017 Lexus RX 350 should offer an interesting choice of exterior colors. Silver Lining Metallic is complemented with both Satin Cashmere Metallic and Eminent Cashmere Metallic options. This range can be extended, as Lexus may decide to offer an even better choice of finishing for both RX 350 and RX 450h models.
The F-Sport’s wheels should be 2″ bigger than the regular 18″ size wheels of regular Lexus RX 350. Both RX 350 options ought to feature a rear privacy glass, and large LED foglights, as well as a rearview camera. Safety shouldn’t ever fall under question when it comes to this Lexus model. Everything just speaks for the intended premium segment, beginning with “NuLuxe” leatherette interior and dual-zone climate control. Remote touch controlled 12.3″ display is a convincing refinement of the earlier luxury-line policy, which was flawlessly executed with eight-way power front seats, keyless ignition and entry, and a sturdy steering wheel with both tilt and telescopic capabilities.
2017 Lexus RX 350 – Under The Hood:
This 16 feet long, 74.6 inches wide road jewel is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine. It is scaled to 267 lbs. ft. of torque and 295 hp. Maximum towing capacity is around 3,500 pounds, which shouldn’t be an issue to handle with the eight-step automatic transmission. Actual wheelbase is almost at the 110 inches mark with the next year’s model.
The new 2017 Lexus RX 350 is recognized performer when it comes to acceleration and speed. It is also leaning a bit on the economy side, with 20/28 mpg ratio for FWD, or 19/26 mpg ratio for city/highway consumption with the AWD model. Top speed is set at 129 mph, and it can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 6.9 seconds.
2017 Lexus RX 350 – MSRP and Release Date:
According to numerous sources, the upcoming model will have a basic FWD price of $43,000. The 2017 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport should be priced just over $50,000. We expect the new RX 350 to become available in the second quarter of 2017.