2016 Lexus RX Review – The First of a New Generation

While the 2016 Lexus RX is already the 4th in the line of one of the best-selling premium midsize crossover SUVs in today’s market, it is certainly the 1st in a new generation of its kind. This is one of the earliest to use the unibody approach instead of an old-school body-on-frame construction. This makes for a more refined ride, and the RX line has been defining that trait ever since. For those who have already owned and driven a Lexus, most of them tend to forget about any other cars from other manufacturers. As such, they would just update their existing models to newer ones. Such is the loyalty of that this brand of automobile inspires as this would also be the case with the new RX.  Since Lexus hasn’t messed around with the car’s formula too much, they’ve redefined their older models into something new but still has that RX touch. Oh, and it has new features and technology added in as well.

2016 Lexus RX Review - The First of a New Generation

The 2016 Lexus RX Brings the Meaning of the Word “Update”

The 2016 Lexus RX series starts with the RX 350. This model has the F Sport treatment as there is the addition of sport seats for great lateral support while still maintaining comfort for drivers and passengers. It also has special gauges, different mats, and an adaptive suspension. There is also a hybrid version which is the Lexus RX 450h. There are those that find the decision of the company to create a hybrid type is illogical as hybrids will usually avoid performance chops. Still, there is the F Sport RX 450h that will have the same design and hardware add-ons.

Looking at the RX’s basic form, it uses a front-wheel drive. There is also an all-wheel drive available for the standard RX and its hybrid counterpart. The all-wheel drive will come as a standard in the F sport models.  The design of the RX line is conservative, even with its other older models. However, it does this really well. Overall, the look of the SUV is hardly subtle. Those who are fans of the Lexus make will immediately adore this car as eye-candy, whereas those other individuals may prefer to look somewhere else.

As with some features of the models of the 2015 Lexus RX line, they also differ in engines and fuel economy. For the RX 350, it has a 3.5-liter V6 engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 450h, on the other hand, also uses a 3.5-liter V6 engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission but it is not exactly the same as the 350 model since it has the 450h has a higher horsepower and torque.


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