2015 Lexus RX 350 News — If You Expected A Redesign…
As one of the luxury crossovers, the 2015 Lexus RX 350 will have a demanding task when it comes to the market performance. Within its market segment, there are such glorious crossovers, such as Cadillac SRX, Acura MDX, Lincoln MKX and Audi Q5. Although, the 2015 Lexus RX 350 changes may seem to be insufficient, no one will be surprised if it achieves an incredible number of sales, like all the previous generations did. The manufacturer’s policy regarding the improvements isn’t based on numerous and surprising changes. The 2015 RX 350 had one radical redesign since the first introduction in 2010. The 2014 model year RX 350 got a new grille, new taillights and LED daytime running headlights. The people at Toyota work hard to keep the sales high, not by introducing new improvements, but by providing high-quality vehicles with mild refreshments, which seems to be the most important aspect of the Lexus brand. That’s why the 2015 Lexus RX 350 refresh is done by some modest changes, which make a difference, but doesn’t affect the overall feel. If you expected a redesign, you’ll be disappointed, but take a look and reconsider whether this crossover needs it at this moment.
2015 LEXUS RX 350 EXTERIOR
That being said, it’s not hard to guess the 2015 Lexus RX 350 will look almost the same. There are some changes, but those come as options only. We should mention new 19-inch wheels which come with Premium or Luxury trim. Also, there are HID and LED headlights, as well as LED fog lights. No need to mention those aren’t part of the entry trim. So, the 2015 Lexus RX 350 appearance will remain the same. This crossover will look sporty and elegant as the 2014 model year version did. It is 178.8 inches long, 74.2 inches wide and 66.7 inches high. More important dimensions when talking about a crossover are wheelbase and ground clearance. The 2015 RX 350 wheelbase is 107.9 inches long, while its ground clearance is 7.3 inches high.
2015 LEXUS RX 350 INTERIOR AND COMFORT
As for the interior, the 2015 Lexus RX 350 won’t suffer much changes. The inside will provide a level of comfort which will be just what’s expected of a luxury vehicle. There are 10-power front seats, with lumbar adjustment, a great feature for long rides. Leather-wrapped steering wheel has a lot of controls mounted, so the safety and comfort are granted. There is a new 7-inch display screen which you can use for audio system settings and rear-view camera. Both the display screen and the rear-view camera were optional until the 2015 model. Now, they are standard. Like every other luxury crossover, the 2015 Lexus RX 350 offers great connectivity — it has a Lexus Enform connectivity system. There’s a SiriusXM Internet Radio and a navigation system as an option. As for the entertainment, the 2015 RX 350 comes with a 12-speaker Lexus Premium Audio System. If you’d like something more than a standard audio system, there is an option to install a 15-speaker Mark Levinson Surround System. There are HomeLink, SmartAccess and other useful gadgets as a standard. Unfortunately, only the F Sport trim comes with a Cabernet leather upholstery option.
2015 LEXUS RX 350 ENGINE IS CARRIED OVER
The 2015 Lexus RX 350 engine isn’t exactly a secret. It’s a 3.5-liter V-6 VVTi engine, which delivers up to 270 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. It has almost the best acceleration within its market segment. It sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds. This crossover has a 6-speed automatic transmission. This transmission has a torque converter and an Intelligent Shift Control. The standard drive is FWD, but there is an option of AWD. If you choose the RX 350 AWD, you will get an Active Torque Control system. The 2015 Lexus RX 350 F Sport comes with an 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission. This transmission improved EPA fuel economy from 22 mpg to 24 mpg.
2015 LEXUS RX 350 PRICE
The 2015 Lexus RX 350 price is around $42,000 for the entry version. It’s a little bit higher than the 2014 model MSRP, but this one comes with a new display screen and a rear-view camera within the standard package, while these were optional before.