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2020 Lexus RX - All you need to know

  • Nov 07, 2019
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One of the best-selling premium SUVs available in the United Arab Emirates, Lexus RX recently received its 2020 model year update. Toyota’s renowned reliability, premium design, and feature-laden interiors are some of the reasons contributing to the popularity of the 2020 Lexus RX. The outgoing model of Lexus’ flagship SUV now gets an extended range of features and revised styling cues.


Lexus RX


Exteriors


We first got a glimpse of the current generation Lexus RX at the 2015 New York international auto show. The silhouette of the SUV remains broadly unchanged since its introductory model and continues to feature a ‘floating roof’ design and a revised version of the Lexus ‘spindle’ grille. Lexus has revised the design of the headlights and taillights to make them sleeker than as compared to the earlier model.


Dimensions


2020 Lexus RX is 4890 mm long, 1690 mm high and features a 2790 mm wheelbase. The third-row seat offered in the compact SUV is incredibly cramped for adult occupancy. Thanks to its well-equipped cabin the 2020 Lexus RX is also incredibly heavy and gets a 1915 kg curb weight. Behind the wheel, this translates into the car feeling underpowered when accelerating from 0 to 100 kmph.





























Dimensions Measurements
Length 4890 mm
Width 1895 mm
Height 1690 mm
Wheelbase 2790 mm
Ground Clearance 8.25 inches

Lexus RX


Interior


The interiors of the new Lexus RX have also been tweaked and the Japanese carmaker has focused on also making an ergonomically-challenged infotainment system more responsive. The touchscreen unit is not incredibly intuitive but it is much more user-friendly than its predecessor. As far as the front two rows of the car are concerned, Lexus RX offers incredible cabin space while making some discounts for the sloping roof design. Interiors of the Lexus crossover feature attractive and soft-touch plastics and leather panels and the design can be best described as tastefully understated.


Features


The outgoing Lexus RX model now comes equipped with an updated infotainment system. Buyers get the option of selecting from the standard 8-inch unit or a much larger 12.3-inch touchscreen display. Lexus offers both infotainment units with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as standard. The crossover’s cabin is very practical and comes with 6 USB ports.


Lexus RX


Specifications


Under the hood, the 2020 Lexus RX is powered by 3.5-liter, DOHC 6-cylinder petrol engine which produces 296 bhp of power and 370m of peak torque. This is one of the most powerful motors available in the market today, but because of the crossover’s heavy build, it takes the SUV 7.7 seconds to accelerate from a standstill up to the 100 kmph mark which happens to be one of the slowest in the price bracket. The outgoing model of Lexus RX is only offered with a single engine option which comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 2020 Lexus RX is only available with an all-wheel-drive type and as far as the fuel economy is concerned, the crossover only takes 9 liters of petrol to drive 100 kilometers.


2020 Lexus RX specs sheet include:





















Engine 3.5- Liter DOHC 6-cylinder Petrol
Power 296 bhp
Torque 370 Nm
Transmission 8-speed Automatic

Lexus RX


Variants and Price


Have a look at 2020 Lexus RX  price sheet -

















Variant Price
350 Prestige AED 230,000
350 Platinum AED 275,000

Competition Picks


Considering its price bracket and claustrophobic third-row seating, the 2020 Lexus RX competes with the likes of Alfa Romeo Stelvio and the Mercedes Benz GLC-class. The Italian managers to undercut the Japanese crossovers price tag by a considerable margin but the more expensive German AMG 43 4MATIC SUV posts the fastest 0 to 100 kmph time of 4.9 seconds.


Lexus RX


2020 Lexus RX Versus Mercedes- Benz GLC-Class 250 4MATIC


The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 250 4matic and the 2020 Lexus RX both offer unwavering quality. The scales, be that as it may, tip in the support of the German contender if we talk about speed yet with regards to space and mileage, Lexus RX offers top tier efficiency, however, that alone doesn't legitimize the AED 25,000 cost difference. We are as yet inclined toward the Italian SUV, as Alfa Romeo Stelvio offers the best 0 to 100 run time and simultaneously offers frugal fuel efficiency that is just shy of that of the Lexus RX by a bit (1ml/km, to be exact).


Safety Features


Some standard safety features offered in the 2020 Lexus RX include an Anti-lock braking system with EBD, brake assist, vehicle stability control system, parking sensors, crash sensor, and traction control.


Lexus RX


Verdict


When it comes to affordability both Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class manage to undercut the prices of Lexus RX by a wide margin. The cost of ownership of the Japanese crossover SUV.


Also read: 2020 Lexus RX: How it stand against Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

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