The brand’s best-selling crossover will come with several changes next year, as 2019 Lexus RX 350. This famous crossover is one of the best-known models from Lexus. It is also one of the first luxury crossovers that appeared on the market.
The original version of it came more than two decades ago and we have seen four generations so far. The current version came two years ago. So, if we consider it will come into the fifth year of production in about a year, it is clear that some changes will come. What exactly will undergo some modifications, it is still unknown.
For now, it is for sure that the new 2019 RX 350 will come with styling updates, but we also expect to see some changes inside. New engine option is also possible. This updated model is expected to come somewhere in the second half of next year.
2019 Lexus RX 350 changes
As we already mentioned, the company prepares an update for the 2019 Lexus RX 350. This will most likely be a classic mid-cycle refresh, which will besides visual updates also include changes inside and maybe even in mechanics. For now, it is for sure that the new model will come with revised styling. Just like it is usual for those updates, most of the changes will come at front. However, several reports suggest changes at the rear end as well. According to those sources, we will see new taillights and several other novelties at the rear end.
The 2019 Lexus RX 350 should also come with some modifications inside. It is hard to predict exact changes at the moment, but we could see some tweaks on the dash. However, biggest changes will surely be three row RX L version with seven seats.
2019 Lexus RX 350 features
A long list of standard features is definitely a big advantage of this model. Compared to the most of the competitors, this crossover comes with more equipment in the standard package. The 2019 Lexus RX 350 will continue in the same way and even add some more. The current model comes with standard features like 8-inch touchscreen, leather upholstery, power front seats, LED headlights, 18-inch wheels, 9-speaker audio system etc. This update will make some of the optional features standards. The current version offers plenty of optional equipment. There are things like wood trim, roof rails, heated and ventilated front seats, nicer leather, and 20-inch wheels. Also, there are things like a premium 15-speaker audio system, 12.3-inch touchscreen, panoramic roof, head-up display and many others.
2019 Lexus RX 350 engine
The 2019 Lexus RX 350 will continue with the same powertrain. It will feature a famous 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine, which has a max output around 300 horses. It comes in a pair with the new 8-speed automatic transmission. With this amount of power, expect nothing less than great performances. This crossover needs around seven seconds to reach 60 miles per hour, while a top speed is around 130 miles per hour. When it comes to the fuel economy, it returns around 22 miles per gallon in a combined drive.
2019 Lexus RX 350 other powertrain options
Besides standard gasoline version, the current model also comes with a hybrid powertrain in the offer. This model combines the V6 gasoline engine with an electric motor and battery and makes the total output of 308 horsepower. With this powertrain, you get similar performances, but better fuel economy, which goes up to 30 miles per gallon. Also, there are reports that 2019 Lexus RX 350 could come with another gasoline unit in the offer. It is a familiar 2.0-liter Turbo inline-four, which can be found in NX model.
2019 Lexus RX 350 release date and price
The 2019 Lexus RX 350 will come somewhere in the second half of the next year. We don’t expect bigger changes in price, so base models should go around 44.000 dollars. Main rivals will be models like Acura MDX, Cadillac XT5, Lincoln MKX and other models.