Lexus has always been a luxury car for the masses. The Lexus RX is a plush-riding premium crossover that they have been working on. The 2020 Lexus RX has an aggressive exterior design with performance to match. And the car is a great option for anyone who wants luxury and performance on a budget.
The RX models are not sporty in the slightest bit however they are comfortable and stylish. There are two-row or three-row L models that you can choose from and you can choose between the standard 3.5-liter V-6 in the RX350 or opt for the RX450h with a hybrid powertrain.
The 2020 Lexus RX provides for relaxed driving experience and the acceleration is smooth as well. Now if you are looking for extreme performance then this is not the car you should be looking into. The RX is a soft elegant car that glides silently on the road while providing comfort for its passengers in a well-equipped cabin.
Lexus claims that the RX has stiffened the SUV's structure and tweaked the suspension. So what’s new with the 2020 Lexus RX models? Well, that’s what we will discuss in the following passages in our 2020 Lexus RX review. So let’s get into it.
2020 Lexus RX Overview & Price
The Lexus RX comes in a variety of different trims and offers a lot of different options for its customers. Of all the trims we think the F sports models look the best. The 2020 Lexus RX350 F Sport is a cooler version of the car. The simple version for the RX is the best in our opinion and the only thing we would add to this would be the Navigation package.
The RX models feature a large 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display, in-dash navigation, a DVD/CD player, and a 12-speaker audio system. So you know it’s stacked with goodies for you to enjoy. The estimated prices for the cars will be in the following. Lexus is yet to send in the official pricing for the cars. So here we go.
The prices for the RX 350 is 45,175 dollars, RX 450h is 47,775 dollars, 350L is 48,325 dollars, RX 350 F Sport is 48,975, RX 450hL is 51,485, RX 350 Luxury is 54,325 dollars, and the RX 450hL Luxury is 57,485 dollars. Now let’s look into the engine, specs, and performance of the Lexus RX.
2020 Lexus RX Engine, Specs, & Performance
When you boil it down the 2020 Lexus RX comes in two different variants. The RX 350 variants come with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and the RX450h variants come with a V-6 plus two electric motors. Now if you get the RX350 all-wheel-drive version is a good car however it is a bit slow as it takes around 6.9 seconds to go from 0 to 60.
The 2020 Lexus RX450h is one of the hybrids that this model offers but this too is for slower than the average in the “0 to 60” test. Now what the Lexus RX lacks in performance it makes up for in comfort. The 2020 Lexus RX 350 and other models offer the best comfort in its class. With the cabin quiet and well isolated the Lexus RX makes for the best long-distance cruiser you can hope for.
With comfort and class, this is a crossover to look into. Now let’s get into the fuel economy of the 2020 Lexus RX. So the fuel efficiency of the RX is where it shines helped by the fact that it has a hybrid powertrain.
Now if you look at the “on-paper” EPA rating for the nonhybrid RX350 doesn’t look that impressive. However, in the real-world mpg test both versions the RX350 and the RX450h outperformed the EPA ratings and posted 31 mpg overall in each case in the 200-mile range.
2020 Lexus RX Interior, Connectivity & Safety
Now with the engine and specs are done, let’s take a look at the 2020 Lexus RX’s interior. Lexus has gone with high-quality material for the 2020 RX. The interior was built with soft leather, textured metallic or wood trims, and soft-touch plastics.
Now the driving seat has been positioned proportionately so you are comfortable when driving the car. However, you will find some ergonomic missteps. Things like the long awkward knob for the radio and the irritatingly inaccurate controller makes things a bit awkward.
Lexus has added a touchscreen capability to the 2020 RX’s infotainment system. While the 2020 Lexus RX wasn’t made for cargo hauling it does well. It holds about one less carry on suitcase than the best in class Cadillac XT5.
You can fold the rear seats from the side door or the back and when folded it holds as much as the XT5 with 24 cases. However, when you fold the seat it doesn’t completely provide a flat floor. The connectivity on offer for the 2020 RX models isn’t top of the class. It has the Enform infotainment system which is a bit hard to use.
Along with that, it lacks some of the most sought after features in modern cars. The 2020 Lexus RX models don’t come with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and onboard Wi-Fi which is a bad thing. The standard for the model is the 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen however you can have it upgraded to a 12.3-inch display. When you opt-in for the bigger screen it adds the in-dash navigation system right along with it.
For sound a 9 speaker system is standard and a 12 speaker option is available for whoever needs it. The 2020 Lexus RX comes equipped with a DVD/CD player, and access to the Lexus Enform App Suite. Now with the app, you are able to access emergency assistance as well as limited internet connectivity from the infotainment system.
Now there is another sound option that you can take up. A premium 15-speaker Mark Levinson audio system along with a rear-seat entertainment system with wireless headphones and dual 11.6-inch monitors can be an option to explore.
The 2020 Lexus RX is one of the safest cars in the market. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has rated all the models for the RX as a five-star pick. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has chosen all the models to be a “Top Safety Pick”. With this Lexus hopes to corner the market on families that care about the safety of their family more than performance.
The standard safety measures for the 2020 RX is better than most. It comes with automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. So that covers the interior, connectivity and safety aspect of the RX. Now let’s get into the warranties on offer for the model. The limited warranty on the 2020 Lexus RX covers 4 years or 50,000 miles.
For the powertrain, Lexus offers 6 years or 70,000 miles. Now with the scheduled maintenance, the Lexus RX falls short compared to its competitors. Now the Hybrid components are covered for 8 years or 100,000 miles which is a good offer. The Cadillac XT5 and the Volvo XC60 offer more years on the scheduled maintenance department with Lexus offering only 1 year or 10,000 miles.
A Good Crossover For The Family
So there you go, that’s our 2020 Lexus RX review. The RX is a good crossover with adequate features and amaZing safety functions and safety features. You will have a safe car for your family and is a solid family car choice. So you can look into this as an option for your family.
With that being said our review for the RX is done. Let us know in the comments below if you would consider the RX as an option for your family. Also, let us know if there are any other crossover options you prefer more than the 2020 Lexus RX. And that’s all folks, until next time, See Ya!