Toyota’s premium division finally updated its bestseller. At first glance, the 2020 Lexus RX doesn’t look too different from its predecessor, but there are a number of important improvements under the skin which will make the attractive mid-size luxury SUV even better without any doubt.
As you can see, cosmetic changes are mostly tied to the ends of the crossover. Truth to be told, the company decided to keep the spindle grille untouched, but regardless of the fact, the face looks definitely better thanks to a pair of thinner headlights and all-new fog lamps. At sides, the 2020 Lexus RX keeps profile unchanged, but it rides on newly designed 18- or 20-inch alloy wheels. Around back, the model shows just new and sharper-looking taillights and that’s pretty much everything regarding exterior changes. We’ve almost skipped saying that the automaker added two new colors: Moonbeam Beige Metallic and Nori Green Pearl.
New Infotainment Supports Apple CarPlay And Android Auto
Guess what? The 2020 Lexus RX finally offers proper multimedia. The mid-size SUV has got a standard 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, while potential buyers can upgrade the option to 12.3 inches. Besides it’s a touchscreen for the first time, the infotainment is also paired with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. That’s a big step for the RX because Toyota lacks behind the competition when we talk about connectivity. Plus, so far, the car’s infotainment was controlled by a small rectangular controller or via a touchpad, which is a disaster. Still, the “disaster” stays as an option for those that don’t like to touch screens.
Improved Chassis And Adaptive Suspension
The company claims improved handling thanks to chassis updates. The crossover reportedly gets stiffer anti-roll bars, improved dampers, and some extra rigidity in the car’s design. Still, the most evident changes regarding driving dynamics will happen with the F Sport model that’s getting an adaptive suspension.
Unfortunately, there’s nothing new under the hood of the 2020 RX. The crossover will keep a 3.5-liter V-6 in the RX350 and a hybrid system in the RX450h. The first one delivers 295 horsepower, while the hybrid powertrain kicks off 308 hp thanks to the aid of three electric motors.
Pricing And Availability
From our standpoint, the updated mid-size SUV will keep its pricing untouched irrespective of improvements. Meaning, the 2020 Lexus RX350 will start at $44,845, while RX450h pumps the cost up to $47,270. The model will hit dealerships this fall.