Adaptive Variable Suspension – Full-time All Wheel Drive – Blind Spot Monitor – Power Tailgate – Moonroof – Heated Steering Wheel – 12.3” Touchscreen Navigation – 15 Speaker Stereo by Mark Levinson – “Caviar” Metallic Black paint – White leather seating for five – $57,375.00, as equipped
Styling of the RX has always been a hallmark and this 2016 had a revised (substantially) look that was an eye-catcher . Chrome tailpipes were present at the rear, and a nice black cladding strip adorns the lower body panels. Up front the car features Lexus’ new “spindle”, pinched-in, somewhat massive, grill design.
Power for this car is provided by a 3.5 liter, 295 horsepower V-6 with an EPA rating of 19-city and 26-highway miles per gallon. I observed 25.1 mpg during my week driving around in the RX, predominately on the highway. Zero to 60 acceleration is reportedly 7.8 seconds. Behind the power plant is a eight speed automatic with manual shifting and snow mode. It, of course, is an all-wheel drive configuration, and the wheels are twenty-spoke black alloys fitted with P235/55R20 Michelin Premier LTX all-season radials.
It’s not a surprise that the Lexus RX is the top-selling luxury SUV; I can recommend the RX, as it was an enjoyable week with it in my possession.