2016 Lexus RX 350
Lexus has decided to make a combination of style and practicality with its Lexus RX 350 car for the upcoming 2016. It is going to be a stylish vehicle with various exterior changes to its design and it will combine that with practicality and usefulness making the car fir for every day driving affairs easily. The new RX 350 gets to be released by the end of the year and we will certainly get a release date pretty soon in the upcoming period, by then let’s check out the car through this review.
Generally speaking the Lexus RX is the brand’s prize vehicle and most popular model to date. It will enter in its fourth generation of production with its newest 2016 model which will be updated with an extravagant new look and more interior space and many technological and safety features as well.
The Lexus RX 350 will make its debut at the New Your show in 2016, which will mark its first unveiling to the public. It is announced that its release date to the dealerships is scheduled for this fall when you will have a chance to purchase the new RX 350 at a price which has already been established that promises to remain fairly the same as its preceding cars from the same branch.
2016 Lexus RX 350 exterior
As the actual Lexus RX 350 has not been officially released and we shall have to wait for it at the New York show, we will base our exterior review solely on the pictures that have already been provided to us which the Lexus has generously released before the official unveiling. It is easy to say that the look of the car is pretty bold, although this term is not frequently used when describing the outside look of the cars. We can without any doubt say that this is going to be one of the most adventurous designs that the Lexus RX will get and is a very nice update since the car was hoping to get one of late.
The front part is going to showcase a new spindle grille matted and its forecourt and will also include the triple L lamps, as they are called. The innovations are the added LED technology fog lamps and daytime running lamps as well. The roof is designed by adding the floating room on it with swooped and flared rear fenders. This ass gives the RX a sedan like look which is a head turner in any case and will present a great rival for many contenders in the market which look to venture in the sedan field, we are looking at you Nissan Murano.
The interior of the RX 350 does not include many changes. It will remain essential the same for the 2016 model year and will have almost the same width and height. The wheelbase will be enhanced a bit for 2.8 inches, in total to 109.8 inches, while the overall lengths makes it to 192.5 inches, a whole 5 inches longer. It will remain to be a five passenger vehicle for this year as well, but with more legroom and an easier and wider entrance for the people at the back. The seat split is 60/40 with power folding, which is an innovation for this year.
The new panorama moon roof is not the only innovation added to the car as the back seat entertainment system has been also greatly enhanced. 11.6 inch screens have been mated and the back headrests to provide the people at the back with as much as fun they need. The back part is also much roomier as a streamlined series of controls has been added and changed to make the whole front part of the car much more accessible and comfortable while riding. The shifter for instance has been moved a bit adding more space when maneuvering vehicle. You may also notice a new 12.3 inch infotainment screen that has been mated on the instrument panel.
There is a significant change under the hood of the Lexus RX 350, as all versions will now the engine which has, till last year, only been used in Sports trims. The 3.5-liter direct-injection V-6, is an excellent choice and it is a good idea to add this option to all trims as it well enhance performance for the better. The car will now make 300 horsepower and with the combination with the new eight-speed automatic transmission, which is in fact also available for all models, will generally fix the flaws in performance the vehicle has been criticized for the previous year.
Price and release date
The price is not subject to change and although many innovations to the new Lexus RX 350 were added, the price of the 2016 model will be similar to the 2015 year model as well. The base MSRP is set at 40.970 USD for the newest RX 350 vehicle while the official unveiling is coming to us at the next New York auto show as it was announced already. Expect the actual release and the possibility to purchase the car available to you this fall.