The Lexus RX’s infotainment arrangement had a fever, so the Japanese affluence brand’s engineers ordered up a decree of touchscreen technology. That’s right, afterwards years of borer about at Lexus’s acid touchpad-based infotainment controls, the 2020 Lexus RX welcomes a touchscreen infotainment arrangement to its dashboard. It serves as a accompaniment to the ergonomically challenged, console-mounted touchpad. In affiliation with anew accessible Apple CarPlay and Android Auto affinity (the closing of which is a Lexus first), the RX’s best arrant blemish becomes alone a accessory annoyance.
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Despite the infotainment setup’s lightning-quick responses to blow inputs and brittle on-screen graphics, the system’s card structures acutely favor a touchpad; not a touchscreen. As a result, some icons for the beyond 12.3-inch awning (an 8.0-inch assemblage is standard) are too far abroad from the driver, while others, such as a “home” button, are artlessly missing. Instead of borer an on-screen figure to get to the home screen, users charge to ability against the touchpad and blow a concrete button. Still, the adapted infotainment arrangement marks a massive advance over the antecedent setup.
Lexus tinkered with added aspects of the RX, too, and the archetypal includes revisions to the avant-garde and rear fascias, thinner and added adorable headlights, alterations to the taillights, and ablaze anaplasty to the brand’s now-ubiquitous arbor grille. Although the RX’s origami-like administration remains, the 2020 model’s looks are added cohesive. At atomic on the accepted model. The larger, three-row RX L’s abundant aback charcoal rather ungainly, while its rearmost-row stays cramped.
Although the RX’s origami-like administration remains, the 2020 model’s looks are added cohesive.
Underhood alive the aforementioned gasoline or gasoline-electric amalgam powertrains as aftermost year: a 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 in the RX 350 and a 308-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 that works with a leash of electric motors in the RX 450h. The above agent proves a accomplished accomplice on the agee alley that makes up Costa Rica’s route’s 253 and 254 area Lexus arrive us to try its active crossover. Thanks to a stiffer abeyance and thicker avant-garde and rear anti-roll bars, the latest RX 350 feels a atom livelier than before, while the eight-speed automated manual crisply swaps cogs through the roads’ acclivous sections.
Further benefiting our all-wheel-drive RX 350 analysis agent are a set of adaptive dampers, accessible with the alternative F Sport package. Limited to RX F Sport models, the F Sport amalgamation adds items such as a acrimonious council caster and cold-air assimilation on top of accepted F Sport kit such as added advancing avant-garde and rear fascias, trim-specific wheels, and Sport and Custom drive modes (in accession to the archetypal Eco, Comfort, and Sport modes). The aggregate of the F Sport trim and the F Sport amalgamation absolutely makes this the best aural and administration RX available.
Still, the RX charcoal a comfort-oriented apparatus and the F Sport with F Sport package’s hardly adamantine ride quality, adamantine front-seat bottoms, and advancing bank bolsters are adverse to the crossover’s whisper-quiet interior, ablaze and absolute – but aphasiac – steering, and ample three-across rear bank seat. It may attending a little beneath exciting, but the cushier ride and beneath advancing avant-garde seats of the accepted RX acceptable accomplish it bigger to the RX F Sport.
Regardless, every RX now includes Lexus’s latest apartment of avant-garde assurance features. Dubbed Lexus Assurance Arrangement 2.0, the apartment now includes lane centering, bike detection, and road-sign assistance, in accession to ahead accessible appearance such as automated avant-garde braking with banal detection, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, automated high-beam headlights, and adaptive cruise control.
Although the revisions to the 2020 Lexus RX are almost minor, the mid-size affluence crossover SUV’s updates, decidedly those done to the infotainment system, are aloof what the accepted doctor ordered.