2020 Lexus RX Near Springfield MA

 

Overview

The 2020 Lexus RX has received some desirable upgrades for the new model year. Since it’s already one of the most popular luxury SUVs on the market, these changes will serve to make it even more appealing. It now boasts all-new front and rear fascias, new suspension components, an available 12.3-inch touchscreen, improved driver-assist technology, and both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There’s also an available F Sport Package that provides aesthetic upgrades for the front bumper and grille inserts, along with sport badging and unique interior elements.

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Versions and Powertrain

The ’20 Lexus RX is available in quite a variety of versions: the gas-only RX 350, RX 350 F Sport, and RX 350L, and the hybrid RX 450h, RX 450h F Sport, and RX 450hL. The RX models have two rows of seating, but the extra-long RXL versions have a third. Under the hood of the gas-only models is a 3.5-liter V6 (295 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque, which dips a tad to 290 hp and 263 lb.-ft. of torque on the RXL); that engine is joined to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive comes standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. The RX 450h and RX 450hL hybrid variations get AWD and a continuously variable transmission as standard equipment. Their power comes from the combination of a 3.5-liter V6 and a self-charging electric motor to make 308 total system horsepower.


 

 

Convenient Amenities

All versions of the ’20 RX receive SmartAccess with push-button start, multi-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats, power-folding/-reclining second-row seats, a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and a USB-equipped center console. NuLuxe seating materials are standard on all versions except for the F Sport trims, which get their own unique sport seats. Other F Sport exclusives include ambient interior lighting, power-folding auto-dimming outside mirrors, driver’s-seat memory functions, distinctive exterior styling, and racing-inspired interior touches such as aluminum pedals, a perforated-leather steering wheel, and F Sport-specific stitching.

There are also plenty of a la carte options for each RX trim, with the highlights being a heated leather-trimmed steering wheel and a power rear door with kick sensor. An F Sport Performance Package will include an adaptive variable suspension, an electronic power steering wheel, and Sport S+ drive modes. Heated and ventilated front seating can be added as an option to all RXs except for the 450h F Sport (which gets it as standard); a panoramic glass roof is standard for the RXL versions and optional for the rest.


Safety & Technology

Each of the RX versions comes with Lexus Safety System+ 2.0, which consists of automatic emergency braking, radar cruise control, automatic high beams, daytime bicyclist detection, low-light pedestrian detection, road sign detection, and lane-tracing assist. The options available for each version range from a panoramic view monitor to LED cornering fog lamps, plus blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

Every 2020 Lexus RX is set up with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, HD radio, and satellite radio. Buyers can add to any trim a panoramic-view camera system, Lexus Enform Destination Assist technology, a 12.3-inch touchscreen display with integrated navigation, a color head-up display, and a premium 15-speaker Mark Levinson audio system. The F Sport upgrades will add a performance-oriented digital instrumentation cluster.