The 2018 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport, the most popular offering from the Japanese automobile manufacturer is expected to carry over the 2017 model. The RX is touted by Lexus as a 5-passenger, luxury utility vehicle. According to Lexus, the main competitors of the RX are the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, Cadillac XT5 and the Audi Q5. Although Lexus will be switching model names for other variants, there is no sign that something similar will happen to the RX.
The RX is the successor to Lexus’ most popular flagship SUV and received a number of feature updates last year. It is packed with premium hardware, ultra-modern technology and a dependable engine. Compared to previous generations, it has a lightweight chassis. The other main features of the 2018 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport are described below.
2018 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport – Exterior Body Styles and Interior Changes
The exterior design is quite eye-catching and polarising, although it is very similar to the LX series. Lexus has cranked up the styling of the 2018 RX 350 F-Sport to new heights with an outsized snout, floating-roof, 20-inch wheels, and an even more expansive front grille. The edgy headlight and taillight design have become a Lexus staple across all series. Overall the aluminium bodywork and metallic frame make the exterior sleek and elegant.
We expect a lot of changes coming to the interior design of the 2018 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport since there won’t be any changes in the technical specs and therefore more importance will be given to the outer design as well as the cabin features. The 12.3-inch infotainment screen is one of the largest among the competitors. Add to this superb material choices and presentation. The cabin including the front and rear seats are fairly roomy.
The standard seats are comfortable all day long. Some of the other main interior features include support for Bluetooth and wifi connectivity for your smartphone, smooth steering wheel, premium finish and upholstery. The automatic temperature control system is much more responsive than the previous generations and adapts quickly to the environmental conditions outside, helping you drive with ease even in extreme weathers.
All RX models now feature Lexus Safety System as a standard addition. This change adds a pre-collision system, lane-departure alert, auto-high beams, adaptive cruise control, automatic road discovery. Also, electronic access system, accident alarming devices, emergency brakes, airbags and more features for no additional charge.
2018 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport – Engine and Performance
Under the hood is a 3.5-liter V6 engine which produces 295 hp in tandem with 267 lb-ft of torque. The 2018 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport is powered by an 8-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode. The engine delivers an EPA city mileage of 19-20 mpg while it gives 26-28 mpg on highway driving.
2018 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport – Price and Release Date
In conclusion, the Lexus RX 350 F-Sport 2018 is expected to go on sale in the second half of 2017. We expect the base model to be priced at around $44,000 and will range up to $51,000 for the highest model, without adding any optional equipment. That said Lexus is known for sweetening the deal with financing, leasing, or cashback offers and the main December to Remember sales event.