Engine and Transmission Rating:
Two available powertrains-one of which is a hybrid-provide adequate but uninspiring motivation for the RX. Both are polished and efficient, which is perhaps what’s more important to luxury shoppers.
What’s New for 2018?
The new stretched three-row RX350L makes five horsepower less than the two-row RX350 because the extended body and spare tire prohibit the use of the dual-exhaust system from the standard model. That lower power figure and the increase in overall weight might explain the RX350L’s slightly slower acceleration times in our testing.
Test Results: Acceleration
The rest of the RX lineup’s engines and transmissions are unchanged for 2018. For more information, you can read our in-depth review of the 2017 Lexus RX.