The Lexus RX was recently redesigned to have a more extravagant look and feel inside and out. The Lexus RX is available as either the gas-only RX 350, the hybrid RX 450h or a special F Sport trim level. The 2017 Lexus RX gained as standard some previously optional features such as automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and automatic windshield wipers. The Lexus RX 350 may be better than ever with its bold crossover design, making it a great option for a lease deal.
Leasing is just another method of financing, so it is an excellent possibility for many customers. In a lease agreement, the actual vehicle is never paid for because payment goes to the use of the vehicle plus the finance charge. Customers who enjoy trying out whatever the latest vehicle is may choose to lease over purchasing because, with a leasing agreement, the car is never purchased.
The inside of the Lexus RX 350 has many of the benefits of a sedan. The Lexus has a well-organized, extensive display of climate control and basic audio buttons. Materials in the Lexus RX feel classy and luxurious. There is a much larger amount space in the front seats than in previous models. Unfortunately for some, the Lexus RX only has seats and seat belts for five passengers because there is no third row.
The Lexus RX 350 is powered by a 295 horsepower and is available as a front-wheel drive model or an all-wheel drive model. One new benefit is that all models can be ordered with the F-Sport performance package. The RX is tuned primarily for comfort; therefore, the suspension does give it a more composed feel. The Lexus RX 350 is not an off-road vehicle, but it does now include automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, pedestrian detection and a system that can nudge the crossover back into its lane should it start to drift. With all its new features, the RX has been awarded the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick+ award.
The Lexus RX 350 does have a rear-seat entertainment system available. This system consists of 11.6-inch screens at the back of the front headrests, and an enormous panoramic moonroof for skylight above front and rear passengers. For those who are more economic conscious, the RX 350 is EPA rated at 20 mpg city, 28 highway, 23 combined with front-wheel drive, or 19/26/22 mpg with all-wheel drive.
The Car Connection expert reviewer Andrew Ganz listed many of the pros and cons of the Lexus RX 350. The things Ganz listed as things that are likable about the RX is its “eye-catching design, refined interior, solid power, standard safety tech and it is available as a hybrid.” Ganz also stated some of the disadvantages of the Lexus RX 350 including, “polarizing looks, expensive with options, no third row and the F-Sport rides very firmly.”
Edmunds expert reviewers had their own pros and cons list. The reviewers felt that the Lexus RX 350’s advantages included its “impeccable cabin finished with top-quality materials and construction, ride quality makes almost any road feel smooth, advanced safety features come standard and the wide cargo bay makes it easy to load luggage and groceries.” The Edmunds reviewers did not hold back on their cons of the Lexus RX. They felt the cons were that there is “less overall cargo capacity than competitors and no third-row seat, acceleration is merely average and the optional tech interface is clever, but distracting to use while driving.”
The redesigned, extravagate crossover Lexus RX 350 has been well received. With its many available models, add-ons and new standard features, the Lexus RX could be better than ever before. The daring design of the Lexus RX 350 and all its incredible incentives make it a great lease deal option for many bold customers.