Upcoming 2018 Lexus RX will be the first seven seater version of their premium SUV. They will also offer 5 seat version as well. Current RX design is refreshed for 2016, so don’t expect to see any drastic changes for 2018 model. 2018 RX will run on 18-inch alloy wheels as standard, while 20-inch rims will be available as optional upgrade.in F-Sport package. This package also includes black mesh grille, black mirrors and more aggressive front fascia.
Inside the cabin, interior features leather, wood and aluminum details.2018 RX will also include Lexus Safety System Plus. Safety features are lane departure warning, radar cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, pre-crash warning, autonomous emergency braking and automatic steering correction. Other equipment includes heated mirrors, keyless entry, power liftgate, power front seats, dual zone climate control, rearview monitor, 8-inch infotainment system with Siri Eyes free connection and 12.3-inch navigation system. RX also has rain sensors, heated leather steering wheel and triple-beam LED headlights.
2018 Lexus RX engine and fuel economy
2018 Lexus RX engine lineup will probably remain same as on the current version. Standard engine will be 3.5-liter V6 unit, which is capable of producing 295 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes mounted along with 8-speed automatic transmission. 2018 RX450h will be powered by same V6 engine, combined with electric motor and CVT transmission, delivering maximum of 308 horsepower. Both front-wheel and all-wheel drive will be available. 2018 Lexus RX fuel economy specs won’t change for the model with 5 seats. Additional weight on L models will impact fuel efficiency. 2018 RX 350 will do 19/26/22 mpg with all-wheel drive and 20/27/23 mpg with front-wheel drive.
2018 Lexus RX release date and price
2018 Lexus RX release date is expected in the first half of 2017. Main rivals on the market are BMW X5, Acura MDX, Infiniti QX60, Buick Enclave, Lincoln MKX, Volvo XC90 and Mercedes GLE. 2018 Lexus RX price should range from $44,300 for RX 350 up to $57,650 for F-Sport version. Keep in mind that L version will certainly be a bit more expensive.