2016 Lexus RX 350 Release Date, Price, Interior, Specs – Just like the current model in the market, the upcoming newLexus 350 will be an appealing luxury Sports Utility Vehicle that will certainly offer its users a luxurious interior and smooth ride as will be evidenced in the following review.

2016 Lexus RX 350
2016 Lexus RX 350

One thing that the automaker has underscored is the quiet and attractive cabin that has been splashed with high quality materials and technologies. These materials will be responsible for a plush ride and advanced safety technology. The vehicle also comes with decent features especially for the base model.

The only downside that might turn out to be costly for the automaker is the optional third row of seat which is possible but might be cramped. For the automobile giant, the RX clan of vehicles isn’t broken and doesn’t need a thorough fixing.

However, as the brand new 2016 Lexus RX 350 marks the SUV’s seventeenth year in production, we should expect some slight changes and styling, and an infusion of Lexus most revolutionary driver and safety technology.

Exterior Photos – 2016 Lexus RX 350

Teaser photos of the upcoming RX 350 model suggest the sides and panels will more angular, the front fascia will also manifest a family spindle grille. However the overall exterior styling will remain unaltered. This is, after all, the SUV that constantly makes sales in upwards of 100,000 units every year.

2016 Lexus RX 350 front
2016 Lexus RX 350 front

Next year’s RX 350 will become the fourth generation model in its line-up and continues to grow both larger and spacious. It is imperative to keep in mind that the RX family of cars uses the same chassis as the Toyota Highlander, the highlander itself grew by almost 3” in length last year.

2016 Lexus RX 350 back
2016 Lexus RX 350 back

The big question that remain unanswered is, is the new 2016 Lexus RX 350 third row of seat feasible? In such a case that it turns out to be feasibly then big families should expect something ideal capable of replacing its aging truck based GX model.

The highlander’s third row of seat isn’t as comfortable as it should be. However Lexus could try to enlarge the RX’s current cabin space for the tentatively called TX model. These are, however, our own thoughts as we await more details from the 2016 Lexus RX 350 unveiling during the New York Auto Show.

2016 Lexus RX 350- Engine Specs

Under the hood of the new Lexus RX will be a carryover of previous model’s engine. The most likely carried-over engine will be the V6 engine. The engine in the current model is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission system which transmit power to the front wheel drive. The AWD is optionally available.

With the V6 beneath its bonnet, the current RX manages to achieve 18/25/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the FWD drive system while the AWD system returns 18/24/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

A new liftgate and aluminium hood should help tighten the RX’s mass a bit and help increase its fuel efficiency to some extent. The F Sport model, on the other hand, will be offered in 8-speed transmission system and an AWD only.

A likely comeback would be the fuel efficient hybrid-electric version known as the RX 450h, but its details remained shrouded in obliqueness.

Interior Pics and Unique Features of 2016 Lexus RX 350

Similar to the current model in the market, we expect the new RX 350 to offer a well-equipped base trim model which is the F Sport trim and maybe the special edition one like the trending Crafted Line model.

2016 Lexus RX 350 interior
2016 Lexus RX 350 interior

Some of the standard equipment likely to be offered include a power liftgate, 18” wheels, a sliding and reclining rear seat, Bluetooth, a 7” display screen and a rear view camera. Safety features likely to be offered will include an automatic braking system and pedestrian detection system which will all be paired to a radar and camera based system which will detect an imminent collision.

Other luxury SUV’s will also offer several high tech features which will primarily depend on your needs. In case extra seating is a priority, you should check out the Acura MDX and Infiniti QX60 which offer three rows of seats. The MDX is more driver-centric and will prove fun to drive while the Infiniti offers more space for its passengers.

Price & Release Date of New Lexus RX 350, 2016.

The brand new Lexus RX 350 is slated to hit showrooms before the close of the year as a 2016 year model. Competition is expected to be tight and hence its price should be competitive.

2016 Lexus RX 350 release date
2016 Lexus RX 350 release date

Expect the F Sport price to be somewhere around 41,895 USD.