The Lexus RX is available as either a standard gasoline SUV or a hybrid. The range comprises eight trim levels, with gas-fed versions identified by the use of ‘350’ in the trims names, and hybrids denoted as ‘450h’ variants. The lineup for 2021 is RX 350, RX 350L, RX 350 F Sport, RX 350 F Sport Black Line Special Edition, RX 450h, RX 450hL, RX 450 F Sport, and RX 450 F Sport Black Line. Each vehicle is equipped with a V6 engine, developing 295 horsepower in the RX 350, 290 hp in the RX 350L, and 308 hp in the 450h thanks to the addition of three electric motors. An eight-speed automatic transmission does duty on the 350s, directing power to either the front wheels or all four, depending on the configuration. The hybrids get an ECVT and all-wheel drivetrain only.
Base-level equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels and automatic headlights, but 20-inch wheels and LED clusters are available. Inside, the cabin is dressed in NuLuxe leatherette, along with striated metal trim. Standard features include power-adjustable front seats, keyless ignition, cruise control, and automatic climate control. The Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 suite comprises pre-collision avoidance, sign recognition, lane trace assist, and lane departure warning. The eight-inch infotainment screen is programmed with full smartphone integration, HD Radio, and SiriusXM, which are all channeled through a nine-speaker sound system.
If you want more than the base model offers, you can add tri-zone climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a larger touchscreen, navigation, a head-up display, automated parking, and genuine wood interior trims.