The Lexus RX is by far the most popular Lexus model to-date. You’ll see just about every type of person driving one – from the original soccer moms to up and coming Millennials to retired Airforce pilots, engineers, and Instagram bloggers. The Lexus RX defies generational culture wars since it routinely delivers one thing that anyone from any age group can agree is important: an exceptionally smooth ride. What else makes the Lexus RX the preferred choice for so many drivers today? Find out here as we list some of the best updates and features that you can find now on the 2018 Lexus RX.
Versatility: Introducing the First-Ever Seven-Passenger RXL
The addition of the RXL is a gamechanger for the Lexus SUV model line-up and delivers added versatility to the RX line. The first-ever RX 350L and RX 450hL will provide the same uncompromising styling with added passenger capacity. Featuring power-folding third-row seats with a 50/50 split, the new 3rd-row seat on the RX 350L and RX 450hL promises easy access, simply tilt and slide the second-row seat and step in. The RXL also features dedicated climate control for passengers in the third rows to help ensure all occupants of the RX is cool and comfortable.
Cutting-Edge Safety Technology
The 2018 RX is built with the advanced Lexus Safety System+ as standard equipment and features Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Lane Keep Assist, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Intelligent High-Beam Headlamps. Providing even more confidence while on the road, the updated 2018 RX features the available Blind Spot Monitor with Rear-Cross Traffic Alert and Cross-Traffic Braking. The BSM system is designed to detect and warn you of vehicles approaching or positioned in the adjacent lanes. For added peace of mind, Rear-Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Cross-Traffic Braking can even help you when backing out of a parking space since it can detect approaching vehicles from either side. What’s better is that the system can automatically brake for you if it senses a potential collision. Awesome.
The RX lighting systems are not only intuitive but beautiful. One of our favorite lighting features found on the RX is the available Ambient Lighting that brightens or dims based on whether the vehicle is parked or moving, adding to the intrigue and sophistication of the vehicle.
Another little-known lighting feature is the LED cornering fog lamps. The LED cornering fog lamps feature an exclusive integrated design and thanks to the LED’s, improves visibility when cornering by automatically illuminating in the direction of the turn.
The woodwork and amazing attention to detail bring another wow-factor to the Lexus RX. One example is the stunning design of the available Matte Linear Dark Mocha wood trim which combines the organic feel of natural wood with a modern layered look. The Matte Linear Dark Mocha wood is the result of 67 steps of fine craftsmanship that takes over 38 days. Made of many layers of thinly cut wood, the unique wood trim is bonded together and meticulously shaped and buffed for an exclusive grained appearance.
What else makes the Lexus RX great? All of the standard features. The following features can be found on every single 2018 Lexus RX:
- Power-tilt and telescopic steering column
- Subscription-free Traffic and Weather updates via HD Radio
- Drive Mode Select
- Rear Power Door
- Leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob
- Lexus Display Audio with color multimedia display and Scout GPS Link with TurnStream. Complimentary for the first 6 years of ownership
- Voice Command with Bluetooth and USB Smartphone connectivity
- Siri Eyes Free
- Power-adjustable front seats
- 40/20/40-split folding, reclining rear seats
- Auto-Dimming inside mirror with power adjustable, heated outside mirrors
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Back up Camera
- 10 airbags
- Bi-LED headlamps, LED fog lamps and daytime running lights
- Electronic parking brake
- Lexus Enform Safety Connect and Service Connect – complimentary for the first 10 years of ownership
- Lexus Safety System+