- Redesigned for 2016
- Bold, aggressive styling
- Safety System Plus Package available for the first time
The redesigned 2016 Lexus RX 350 is the fourth-generation of the luxurious, elegant midsize crossover. This time around, the RX features bold, aggressive styling and a plethora of safety options.
Two trim levels for the RX are available: the base RX 350 and RX 350 F Sport.
In the looks department, the RX is a head-turner with its muscular forms, blacked-out C-pillars, and dynamic L-shaped lines, which can be seen prominently at almost every angle. Standard features include LEDs in the headlights, fog lamps, daytime running lights, and taillights, as well as an integrated dual pipe exhaust. Color-customizable 20-inch wheels are available as well. The F Sport trim includes exterior badging, mesh grill, front spoiler and rear valance, and 20-inch dark graphite alloy wheels.
The RX 350 trims retains the same 295-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine from the previous generation, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Front- and all-wheel drive configurations are available.
Inside, the RX 350 is crafted with a variety of premium materials, featuring a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob and contrast stitching for the center console. The dashboard houses a 12.3-inch screen for navigation and music. Optional features include heated outboard rear seats and a 60/40-split power-folding second row seat. A head-up information display, a headrest-mounted 11.6-inch dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system, a Mark Levinson premium audio system, and a panoramic moonroof are also available.
Available on the RX 350 for the first time is the Safety System Plus, which can help avoid or mitigate collisions across a range of vehicle speeds under certain conditions. It integrates several safety systems including a pre-collision system that detects sudden stops and engages automatic braking, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning and an automatic high-beam system. Other available safety systems include a Panoramic View Monitor, blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert. The F Sport trim also has an integrated vehicle control software system, adaptive variable suspension, sport-tuned power steering, and rain-sensing wipers.