lexus rx 350 f sport 2020

Speaking of gas mileage, the 2020 Lexus RX 350 F Sport averages an EPA-rated fuel economy of 19/26 mpg (city/highway). While I've driven a ton. Lexus RX 350 F Sport. It has a more vivid look on the exterior than the other trims because of the sport appearance package, which adds 20-inch alloy wheels. The F Sport Black Line Special Edition will join the RX 350, RX 350 F Sport, RX 350L, RX 450h AWD, RX 450h F Sport AWD and RX 450hL AWD in. lexus rx 350 f sport 2020

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2020 Lexus RX 350: Changes and Updates Since 2019

The current generation of the Lexus RX was introduced in 2016. In 2018, Toyota's luxury division expanded its offering by introducing a seven-seater RX L, adding a third row to the best-selling Lexus family. For 2019, the hybrid-powered RX 450h got a new luxury trim package reminiscent of the gasoline RX 350. For 2020 The Made in Canada RX got an update to the fourth year on the market. This is like a little brushstroke to refresh the style and take the opportunity to slip in some new technological elements.

The RX model is the best-selling Lexus line-up and also one of the best vehicles made at Cambridge, the second car plant on the planet to receive the most awards for excellence in work, the first being another Lexus plant in Japan. That says a lot about the quality of this SUV.

Let's take a look at the 2020 Lexsus RX 350 and see what it has retained in 2020 and what's new this year.

No Change Under The Hood

The 2020 Lexus RX 350 still uses the same 3.5-liter V6 engine developing 290 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive. The RX 450h hybrid uses the same mechanics, adding a generator for 308 horsepower. In this configuration, the transmission becomes a CVT. All-wheel drive is also standard, with power to the rear wheels by one of the electric motors, the other being integrated into the transmission.

2020 Lexus RX 350 rear

The Tech Updates of Lexus RX

Toyota and Lexus enthusiasts will be happy to hear that the large Toyota family has finally gotten up to speed with the 2020 integration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems. Lexus is also upgrading its display to 12.3 inches (8 inches standard) in high-end models. Here is an interesting detail: the new screens are now touchscreen. By touching the screen, you can operate all the commands and even use the voice commands via the Google Assistant which works well. F SPORT packages include sportier electric power steering and heated steering wheel.

The 2020 Lexus RX Is a Rejuvenated Line

You have to be familiar with the brand to tell the difference between a 2019 model and a 2020. Lexus has retouched the front and rear fairings and redesigned the rims from 18 to 20 inches. The tapered triple-beam LED headlamps have also been redesigned for a different and more aggressive visual signature and are standard on Luxury and above trims. In the end, the car offers a more compact style and a slightly sportier look.

The brand's most popular vehicle also saw improved safety, in addition to showing minor cosmetic changes. Both the standard RX and the six- or seven-seater RX L, which appeared in 2018 with an elongated body, are still offered with a conventional gasoline or hybrid V6.

Behind the racy style of the RX hide virtues of comfort and reliability sometimes difficult to find elsewhere in the category.

In the 2020 RX 350 I particularly like the smooth ride and the soundproofing. In fact, when my family first got into this SUV, the soundproofing was the first thing they noticed, expressing their amazement. I recommend it without hesitation for those who like reliability and smoothness.

I can't say much about the maintenance of the 2020 Lexus RX because I had the car only for two week, but for the price-quality ratio I would give it 5 starts, for the performance and road handling, I would give it 5 stars and for gasolin or energy consumption I would give it a four star, as I would reserve the 5 start to its hybrid version.

The Interior Evaluation

The interior of the 2020 Lexus RX is relatively classic. The first two rows easily accommodate 5 adults. Once you get in the vehicle you will immediately appreciate the well-trimmed front seats. Only the wide and high center console "detracts" from the driving position, otherwise ideal for an SUV. The rear seat provides good support, and its 40-20-40 folding backrests enhance the cabin's versatility.

2020 Lexus RX 350 front interior

The cargo space is quite long and wide; moreover, one obtains an almost flat surface when folding the rear seatbacks. I made a trip to Sam's Club and got convinced in it.

The main weakness, however, is at the other front of the cabin. It's kind of irritating that the touchscreen (12.3 inch) is rather remote. Lexus does this in most of its models. Even one of my passengers, who owns an older Lexus, noticed this. But you can also rely on the physical buttons, which Lexus thankfully kept in good numbers on the dashboard and steering wheel. Or, use Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, which are finally appearing in 2020 models

On thing that I particularly liked in the 2020 Lexus RX 350 is that the traditional lever remains easier to handle than the competition's levers or switches. Lexus added USB ports this year (for a total of six) and a vertical mobile device locker, but storage is still more generous in a Highlander, the equivalent-sized SUV from parent company Toyota. Despite the off-putting on-board computer, the relatively classic interior layout could appeal to some buyers confused by the futuristic presentations of European competition. One thing is certain, the neat materials and the impeccable assembly always testify to a high quality of construction. I also wish Lexus added a wireless phone chargers.

2020 Lexus RX 350 back seat

The visibility in the 2020 Lexus RX 350 is good forward thanks to the relatively narrow roof pillars and small triangular windows in front of the mirrors. The wide side and rear pillars, as well as the tilted window, obstruct the glance in the other directions. The blind spot monitoring, standard, gives a good boost. Regarding the headlights: both the standard single LED headlamps and the triple LED beam units included in all optional packages have received an acceptable rating (3 out of 4) from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS); they usually illuminate a good distance, except in left turns in crossover mode.

Some of The Main Specs and Configurations of the 2020 Lexus RX 350

  • Model: 2020 Lexus RX
  • MSRP: From $44,150
  • Dimensions: 193-197″ L x 75″ W x 67-68″ H
  • MPG: Up to 20 city / 27 highway
  • Horsepower: 295 hp
  • Cargo volume: 6.22 to 18.4 ft³, 34.11 to 58.48 ft³ with seat area
  • Curb weight: 4,222 to 4,387 lbs
  • SUV: $44,150
  • 350 AWD SUV: $45,550

Armen Hareyan is the founder and the Editor in Chief of Torque News. He founded in 2010, which since then has been publishing expert news and analysis about the automotive industry. He can be reached at Torque News Twitter, Facebok, Linkedin and Youtube.

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2020 Lexus RX 350

The 2020 Lexus RX 350 provides as much room as it does comfort and luxury. Its five passengers enjoy ample space to sit back, relax and jam to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also provides enough cargo space for long trips to see friends or family. It features newly designed details in the front and rear as well as an updated suspension system. There is also an F Sport package available for even more capable suspension and improved safety equipment as well.

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Trim Levels (Exterior)

The RX 350 comes in several models, including the RX 350 SUV, the four-door SUV AWD, SUV, F SPORT, and F SPORT Performance. The non-AWD models come with front-wheel drive. Although each model is similar on the outside, they offer intriguing details on the inside to provide unique experiences to owners.

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Engine (Power)

The Lexus RX 350 comes with a 3.5-liter gas-powered engine that provides 295 horsepower at 6,300 RPM. It also has an eight-speed shiftable automatic transmission. The engine is more than capable of whipping drivers and passengers around town or on and off the highway.

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The 2020 RX 350 gives drivers plenty of control thanks to the shiftable feature of the transmission and the aggressive engine. While Lexus is known for its smooth, quiet rides, that doesn't mean drivers are limited to a tame experience with the 2020 RX 350. The pedal is responsive, helping the SUV leap confidently off the line.
The 2020 RX 350 also benefits from a stiffer body structure and improved suspension system. This gives it better, more responsive handling in the turns and a more stable take-off when the pedal is put to the metal. The RX also has a torque-vectoring feature which helps the vehicle maintain control by applying pressure to the inside wheel while it's navigating corners.

2020 Lexus RX


The interior prioritizes comfort with smooth, high-quality upholstery and tasteful accents inside the cabin to give the interior design a cohesive feel. It has a touch-screen infotainment display that allows users to freely access their entertainment without having to worry about confusing controls. The display comes in two sizes: 8 inches, and 12 inches. It's also been placed within easy reach of front passengers so they can take control of the entertainment while the driver focuses on the road.

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Safety Features

The Lexus RX 350 has incorporated several systems to help ensure a safer experience for drivers and passengers. It has a forward collision warning system that gives drivers a heads up if the car senses that a front collision is likely. It also has automatic emergency braking to help the vehicle stop if the driver isn't able to apply the brakes quickly enough. The 2020 RX 350 can also sense pedestrians and warn the driver so they can take corrective action in time. If the driver starts to swerve out of the lane, the RX 350 can both provide a warning and help the vehicle stay centered in the lane with assistive steering. To top off the list of safety features, the RX 350 also comes with adaptive cruise control that helps maintain a safe distance between you and the car in front of you.

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BOSTON — There’s a lot to like about most Lexus automobiles. They’re invariably well built, quiet and comfortable, (mostly) reasonably priced for the competition and what you get — and then there’s the infotainment system controlled by an awful trackpad.

If you haven’t used it, you might not understand just how annoying it is. I mean, how bad can it be? Let me give you an analogy:

It’s like winning a free all-expenses paid trip to Maui and then finding out that your flight out there has two layovers and you’re sitting at the back of the plane and your seat won’t recline. It certainly doesn’t ruin the trip, but it does put a damper on proceedings.

The Lexus RX is the company’s best-selling vehicle for a reason. In 2019, Lexus moved more than 111,000 RX SUVs in the US, almost twice as many as the next closest model (the slightly smaller NX).

It’s the right size, with the right amount of power and capability and with the right price. Nearly everything about the RX is just right, and has been for a couple of decades now.

And for the 2020 RX, finally, Lexus had seen fit to add a giant touchscreen to accompany (though not entirely replace) that trackpad. And, even better, the optional 12.3-inch touchscreen that I had in my tester this week is so big and beautiful that you can ignore the trackpad completely.

It supports Apple CarPlay and, also new for 2020, Android Auto. It’s also worth noting that the mediocre Lexus infotainment software remains and should be dispensed with immediately in favor of what comes with your smartphone.

Aside from the touchscreen, there’s much appeal in the rest of the RX as well. My test unit was a fully-equipped RX 350 AWD F Sport weighing in at $61,130 and including a $200 cold weather package; a $600 heads up display (worth it); LED headlights, turn signals and fog lights ($1,675); a must-have panoramic moonroof ($500); and hefty $3,365 package that includes a delightful Mark Levinson sound system and that all-important 12.3-inch touchscreen. Without that, you get a mere 8-inch touchscreen.

F Sport is, as the name suggests, the sporty trim for Lexus, though mostly these are visual tweaks and not anything super-performance oriented. Buyers get big 20-inch wheels, F Sport (the official nomenclature is “F SPORT”, but I don’t work for the Lexus marketing department) badging on just about every surface imaginable, and a bunch of other tweaks to make things feel very SPORTy. There’s a sound generator that pipes in a bit of extra engine noise, for example, which is a little absurd when I write it out, but sounds rather nice in practice.

The 3.5-liter V6 under the hood is paired with an 8-speed automatic complete with utterly pointless paddle shifters so you can change gear on your own, which you won’t.

The safety system is excellent, checking all the right radar cruise control /automatic emergency braking / lane centering boxes, and there’s an optional rear-cross traffic braking system that can automatically stop the car if you’re backing out of a parking spot into oncoming traffic — a particularly useful feature that would be standard equipment if I had my way.

Fuel economy with this engine isn’t terrific, hitting 19/26/22 city/highway/combined, but it’s adequate enough. If you’re concerned about being green or you just have a long commute, Lexus is happy to sell you a RX 450h that comes with a hybrid system and a much-more impressive 29 combined MPG.

Lexus is also happy to sell you some kind of extended warranty package I’m sure, though the car comes with a 4-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper and 6-year/70,000-mile powertrain coverage. It seems unlikely that your new Lexus will break down any time soon, but if it does, Lexus will also kick in for lodging if the breakdown occurs more than 100 miles from home. Lexus is nice like that.

However, it’s that touchscreen that still has me enamored. But should I be that impressed? Many other brands have included touchscreens for the better part of a decade, though BMW and Mercedes are latecomers to the party as well. No matter. It’s here now, and the biggest drawback to the Lexus has been fixed. Maybe Lexus will sell 112,000 this year as a result.


2020 Lexus RX 350 F Sport, Performance surrounded by Luxury

Time certainly does fly. My first experience with the Lexus RX series was back in 1998. I remember the day “Lisa from Lexus” called to tell me I would be getting a new RX model. I wondered, and even asked her, what was an “RX?” In my minds eye, it would be a sporty and sexy new Lexus.

Well, in the traditional sense of the word, perhaps that first crossover to join the luxury lineup of Toyota Motor Company, was not “officially” sexy nor sporty. But, in reality it was every bit of wonderful. With more room than the traditional Lexus of the day, it still provided all the accoutrements that supplied ultimate comfort while still providing the punch that I desired when I touched the accelerator.

Much has changed since those days, while much remains the same. Technological advances are so vast they cannot be understated, but leadership in luxury and comfort remain at the forefront of the Lexus lexicon.

My 2020 model was not “merely” a 350 RX, but an RX 350 all-wheel drive F Sport model. F Sport is the nomenclature that indicates even more pep is nestled under the hood than any traditional Lexus. Brace yourself, literally and figuratively.

F Sport Is More Than Appearance, Emphasizes Performance

A paragraph describing everything R Sport means on the 350 is longer than your arm:

“F SPORT denotes both an appearance package and a Performance package. Both F SPORT packages include unique steering wheel and shift knob, aluminum pedals, bumpers, grille, badges, front seats, meter, aluminum ornamentation and 20” wheels. Front and rear performance dampers, power folding EC mirrors with memory, LED ambient illumination, stainless steel rear door garnish, steering memory with seat memory call, and scuff plates are also included. The Performance Package includes the base F SPORT appearance package and adds Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), based on the Lexus LC500. Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) is added on RX 350 (standard on hybrid). Sound generator, Electric Power Steering (EPS) sport steering, moonroof and heated/ventilated seats are also included in the F SPORT Performance Package.”

RX 350 Favorite Features

One thing I particularly enjoyed is the 12.3 inch screen on my new test model. Much larger and easier to see at a glance when behind the wheel, I find it a much safer alternative to the older and smaller eight inch screen. Twenty-two years ago, eight inch screens were fine. Now, much older eyes demand something that older slower reflexes can focus on much quicker.

Many modern vehicles have audio controls that are near impossible to figure out. I found the controls on the RX 350 F Sport intuitive and easy to operate. Heated steering wheel, seats and other factors made those cold wet winter days much more palatable as well.

Of course, the speed freak inside me was very pleased as well. The 295 horses and 267 lb ft of torque more than answered my need to never lollygag as I pulled onto the freeway. At the same time, I found no need to buy any Exxon-Mobil stock since the miles per gallon still weighed in at a respectable 22 overall and 26 during highway driving.

My test model sported a base MSRP of $51,750. While the performance and luxury packages added a bit less than another 10k to the total. Yes, that’s more than the model I tested back in 1998. However, now that so much more is built in, the RX 350 still offers a lot of value.

Marlon Hanson

Marlon Hanson has been in the media since 1970, beginning with the New York Daily News. In 1988, he founded Focus Newspapers, expanding the paper from weekly to daily over the past 28 years. He has covered the automotive industry since 1995 and is a three-term president of the Texas Auto Writers Association.


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