The Lexus RX is one of the first luxury crossovers to hit the markets. Since 1998 the luxury division of Toyota, produced this mid-size luxury SUV and generated big success in a market dominated by the competition. The 2015 Lexus RX will definitely have a tough job competing with the rivals such as Mercedes, BMW, and Audi, but the RX will gain ground thanks to reliability, resale value, versatility, and comfort. The 2015 Lexus RX is perfect for those who desire a 5-passenger luxury SUV, that has all the premium features one $40,000 crossover should have, but at the same time you stay true to yourself and appeal in a way that is not ostentatious.
2015 Lexus RX Exterior
The exterior of the 2015 Lexus RX will be very modern and it will bear a unique appearance. The vehicle will look very menacing, but at the same time, it will have a more modest look, unlike Cadillac SRX which looks very flashy. Exterior measurements of the vehicle are 187.8-inches in length, 66.7-inches in height, while wheelbase will be 107.9-inches.
Front of the car feature Lexus’ familiar “spindle” grille which looks very bold, fog lights and LED daytime running lights. Other refreshments include new rear taillights, sloped rear window line, panoramic roof and unique bumper. The 2015 Lexus RX will be available with 18-inch alloy wheels, while the F Sports model will have 19-inch wheels.
Compare it to the 2016 Lexus RX.
When it comes to the interior of the 2015 Lexus RX, it is known that only a couple of brands can match the level of luxury Lexus has. Within the cabin, wood and leather will be playing a significant role in enhancing vehicle’s comfort. The interior of the RX will have same design that divides driver controls visually from the passenger zone.
Plenty of space for the cargo will also be available, thanks to the rear seats that slide, recline and fold in a 40/20/40 split to the storage compartments. The 2015 Lexus RX will have many states of the art safety and infotainment features available, that will keep the passengers safe and entertained during the rides.
Engine and transmission
As far as the performance is concerned, the new 2015 Lexus RX will use a 3.5l V6 engine that is capable of producing 270 horsepower and 248 pounds-feet of torque. This engine will be paired to a six-speed automatic transmission featuring direct-downshift control, allowing for quick shifting when needed. This engine will be available on the base RX 350, and F Sport.
It offers fuel efficiency of 18/25 mpg in the city/highway (FWD), 18/24 mpg (AWD) and 18/26 mpg (F Sport). The second engine is a 3.5l V6 combined with 123 kW electric motor which will be equipped on an RX 450h. This engine has an output of 245hp and 234 pounds-feet of torque. It is paired to an 8-speed transmission and has significantly greater fuel efficiency.
Price and Release Date
The price of the 2015 Lexus RX is at range from $40,000 to $50,000 and it already hit the market in November 2015.
2015 Lexus RX
Curb weight: 4,178 to 4,652 lbs
Dimensions: 188″ L x 74″ W x 67″ H
MPG: Up to 32 city / 28 highway
Cargo volume: 40 ft³, 80.3 ft³ with seat area