2019 Lexus RX 350L

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2019 MODEL
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Detailed Review

2019 Lexus RX 350 is a very simple luxury 5-seater midsize SUV. The RX 350L is an extended wheelbase version of this midsize SUV, and the extra bit of real estate inside is used to harbor 2 more passengers, bringing up the total to 7. Rest of the features remain the same, like the lovely 3.5-liter V6 hat belts out 295 horsepower. The safety equipment list is quite impressive, as is the standard equipment list.

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Pros

A very distinct design

Good power from its naturally aspirated V6

An impressive list of safety features

Ride quality

Cons

The design is a hit-or-miss kind

The price rise in subsequent trims is very steep

F-Sport variant does not offer additional horsepower

Lack of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

The third row is quite cramped

What's New?

Smartphone connectivity via Lexus Enform App

No mechanical changes


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$47770

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

7

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

211 cu. in.

horsepower

290 hp @ 6300 rpm

torque

263 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

four wheel solid disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

109.8 in.

length

196.9 in.

width

74.6 in.

height

67.3 in.

curb weight

4464 lbs.

ground clearance

8.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

38.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

39.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

1433 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/22/26 mpg

highway range

499.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

6 years/70000 miles

corrosion warranty

6 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

no



Styles

 2019 Lexus RX 350L in Atomic Silver color  2019 Lexus RX 350L in Autumn Shimmer color  2019 Lexus RX 350L in Caviar color  2019 Lexus RX 350L in Eminent White Pearl color  2019 Lexus RX 350L in Matador Red Mica color  2019 Lexus RX 350L in Ultra White color
Atomic Silver

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Lexus RX 350L Base

Base

power
290 hp @ 6300 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
22 combined

$48,020 - $49,420


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $48,020 MSRP (19 mpg/22/26 mpg) 290 hp @ 6300 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 7
4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $49,420 MSRP (18 mpg/21/25 mpg) 290 hp @ 6300 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 7

 2019 Lexus RX 350L Luxury

Luxury

power
290 hp @ 6300 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
22 combined

$53,035 - $54,435


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $54,435 MSRP (18 mpg/21/25 mpg) 290 hp @ 6300 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 7
Luxury 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $53,035 MSRP (19 mpg/22/26 mpg) 290 hp @ 6300 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 7

Top Lexus Cars

2017 Lexus RC 200t
9.5/10

Engine: 241 hp @ 5800 rpm, 2 L I4

MPG: 26 combined

2017 Lexus RX 350
8.3/10

Engine: 295 hp @ 6300 rpm, 3.5 L V6

MPG: 23 combined

2017 Lexus GS 350
8.7/10

Engine: 311 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.5 L V6

MPG: 22 combined

2018 Lexus GS 350
8.3/10

Engine: 311 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.5 L V6

MPG: 22 combined

2018 Lexus RX 450h hybrid
8.8/10

Engine: 308 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.5 L V6

MPG: 30 combined

2017 Lexus RX 450h hybrid
8.8/10

Engine: 308 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.5 L V6

MPG: 30 combined

2018 Lexus GS 300
8.1/10

Engine: 241 hp @ 5800 rpm, 2 L I4

MPG: 26 combined

2017 Lexus ES 350
8.6/10

Engine: 268 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L V6

MPG: 24 combined


Expert Review


CARHP Editorial April 5, 2019

Lexus is to Toyota what Acura is to Honda; a luxury brand subsidiary. Also, like Acura, Lexus is the best of what the Japanese have on offer. Extremely luxurious, comfortable, practical, reliable, and available at a smarter price tag than the German rivals, Lexus cars have always been the smarter, albeit a little boring, choice.

2019 Lexus RX 350L Features

Lexus is to Toyota what Acura is to Honda; a luxury brand subsidiary. Also, like Acura, Lexus is the best of what the Japanese have on offer. Extremely luxurious, comfortable, practical, reliable, and available at a smarter price tag than the German rivals, Lexus cars have always been the smarter, albeit a little boring, choice.

The 2019 Lexus RX350L is what you get when you want more out of your regular luxury soft-roader; a 7-seater luxury soft-roader. There isn't much to complain about, but there isn't much to be excited about either. So, should you put your money on this car?

Trims and Pricing

2019 Lexus RX350L has just a single trim.

Trims

RX350L

MSRP (FWD)

$48,870

MSRP (AWD)

$49,270

Key Features

Lexus Enform Connectivity

 

Captain's Chairs In Second-row Seats

 

Panoramic View Monitor

 

Head-up Display

 

Three-row Seats

 

LED Cornering Foglamps

 

Rain-sensing Wipers

 

Stability Control

 

Direct Tire Pressure Monitor System

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Owing to the lack of trim choices, you will have to buy the only one that's available. There are optional packages too, so be sure to read the brochure to understand if you need to get those or not.

2019 Lexus RX 350L Engine

The mechanical substance of the RX350L hardly differs from that of the regular RX350. That means it's powered by the same 3.5-liter V-6 found in many Toyota and Lexus models.-The Car Connection

Engine and Transmission

The 2019 Lexus RX 350L offers a lovely V6 engine, which churns out 295 horsepower. Although the power output is plenty, the engine itself isn't as exciting. You get fine performance, but none of the drama associated with a V6. Put your foot hard down on the throttle, and the car quietly starts building speed.

The F Sport trim offers a bit more flair, with synthesized engine noise playing in the cabin via the speakers, BMW style. Horsepower figures remain the same, which is quite disappointing. Transmission duties are handled by 8-speed automatic transmission coupled with either a Front or an All-wheel drive system. To aid with the sporty feel, the F Sport gets paddle shifters behind the wheel as well.

Models

Lexus RX 350L

Land Rover Discovery

BMW X5

Acura MDX

Infiniti QX60

MSRP

$54,285

$59,400

$60,700

$44,300

$47,600

Engine

3.5L V6 Regular Unleaded

3.0-Liter V-6 Premium Unleaded

3.0-Liter Inline-6 Premium Unleaded

3.5L V6 Premium Unleaded

3.5L V6 Premium Unleaded

Transmission

8 Speed Automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

9 Speed Automatic

Continuously Variable Automatic

Horsepower

295 hp@ 6300 rpm

340-hp @ 6,500 rpm

335-hp @ 5,500 rpm

290 hp@ 6200 rpm

295 hp@ 6400 rpm

Torque

268 ft-lbs@ 4700 rpm

332 lbs.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm

330 lbs.-ft. @ 1,500 rpm

267 ft-lbs@ 4700 rpm

270 ft-lbs@ 4800 rpm

Most of the competition offers 2-liter inline-4 mills, along with turbochargers for better power ratings. With a naturally aspirated V6, the Lexus SUV offers a much better response from the engine, although modern tech has made the reduced the gap between these two configurations.

Acceleration

While Lexus may look quite sporty, that isn't really the case here. The car isn't particularly fast but does well for itself, the exact figures haven't been tested yet, so the final comments will rest until then. The 2018 Lexus RX AWD took under 7 seconds to go from 0-60 and considering that this uses the same engine, drivetrain, etc., the figures will probably remain the same. The naturally aspirated V6 though has quite a lot of power, which helps move the two-ton-plus SUV.

Models

Lexus RX 350L

Land Rover Discovery

BMW X5

Acura MDX

Infiniti QX60

0-60 MPH

6.8 sec

7.1

4.9

6.3 sec

7.1

Quarter mile

15.1 sec

15.5

13.6

14.8 sec

N/A

Engine

3.5L V6

3.0L V6

3.0L I-6

3.5L V6

3.5L V6

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.0

9.8

8.0

8.0

8.0

Braking

Braking is quite nice as well, mainly due to the pair of 13.3-inch disc brakes in the front, and a pair of 12.9 in the rear. The curb weight of the car is quite generous in numbers, well over 2 tons, but it is well masked and does not hinder the braking at all.

Model

Lexus RX 350L

Land Rover Discovery

BMW X5

Acura MDX

Infiniti QX60

Brake Front (in.)

12.9

14.3

15.2

12.6

12.6

Brake Rear (in.)

13.3

13.8

13.6

13

12.1

Curb weight (lbs.)

4,464

4,751

4,813

4,032

4,390

70-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

183

170

N/A

N/A

Ride and Handling

Lexus RX is laid back, luxurious car. Its primary job description is to ensure a smooth and comfy ride, and as such does not really pay much attention to the handling. The body roll isn't well contained, and spirited cornering is sure to unsettle your nerves more than the car. The steering has next to no feedback, and even in Sport and Sport+ modes, things don't get much better. Still, due to the light steering, leisure driving is this car's forte. The AWD version has better traction, though the FWD isn't too bad either.

2019 Lexus RX 350L Fuel Economy

Even with the added bulk and the big V6, the RX 350L turns out to be quite an efficient car. It isn't the tree-hugger like hybrid version, the 450hL, but it's quite impressive nonetheless.

Model

Lexus RX 350L

Land Rover Discovery

BMW X5

Acura MDX

Infiniti QX60

MPG (city)

19

16

20

20

20

MPG (highway)

26

21

26

27

27

MPG (combined)

21

18

23

23

22

Tank Capacity (gal)

19.2

23.5

21.9

19.5

19.5

2019 Lexus RX 350L Interior

The 2018 RX 350L is essentially a carbon copy of its two-row sibling, with almost all of the same standard and optional equipment and with many of the same virtues. That means high-quality materials, a quiet interior and excellent build quality. The main difference is the additional third-row seat.-Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

The 2019 model has had no changes over the 2018 one, but that may not necessarily be a bad thing. The car has a brilliantly insulated cabin, which shields out the road and wind noise. The quiet cabin is complemented by great fit and finish as well. Seats are well cushioned and comfy, both in the front and rear, and the space inside is extremely generous as well. Coupled with easy ingress and egress, this SUV races ahead in terms of seating and comfort.

You get a third row of seats as well, although it seats only children. You might not think much of it, but if you ever want to meet your parents, take your kids along, and then go for a short drive to some tourist spot, you'd find the inclusion of these extra seats a life saver. You get the option of real leather on the seats as well, in case you want complete luxury to surround you.

Model

Lexus RX 350L

Land Rover Discovery

BMW X5

Acura MDX

Infiniti QX60

Passenger capacity

7

7

7

7

7

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.4/57.8/44.1

39.4/60.4/42.4

40.8/60.0/39.8

38.1/61.1/41.4

40.7/60.3/42.2

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.1/57.6/38.0

39.0/59.5/37.6

38.7/58.1/37.4

38.3/59.1/36.6

38.2/60.4/41.7

Third

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

N/A

37.9/47.1/47.1

N/A

35.6/54.7/28.1

36.5/57.1/30.8

Infotainment

The 2019 Lexus RX 350L offers a slightly-difficult-to-learn infotainment system with an 8.0-inch display as standard. You have the option to upgrade to a better, wider 12.3-inch display too, which is much easier on the eyes as well. You also get:

  • Voice Command
  • Lexus Enform Remote Smartphone integration
  • Traffic and weather service via HD Radio
  • Siri Eyes free system
  • Scout GPS link navigation
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • HomeLink System
  • SmartAccess key
  • Bluetooth Technology

Optional equipment includes:

  • Full-color heads-up display
  • Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio System
  • Remote touch
  • Lexus Enform location assist

Sadly, Lexus RX 350L gives a miss to both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, just like the regular RX 350.

Cargo

Cargo capacity is pretty decent with the second and third row up, but fold them down and it becomes amazing. You can carry pretty much everything in the trunk, and if your family loves weekend excursions, you can also pack enough luggage for everyone.

Model

Lexus RX 350L

Land Rover Discovery

BMW X5

Acura MDX

Infiniti QX60

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

7.0

9.1

N/A

15.8

16.0

Cargo Volume with the last row folded

N/A

40.2

N/A

43.4

32.2

Cargo Volume with up to second row folded

N/A

85.0

N/A

90.9

76.2

2019 Lexus RX 350L Exterior

Gone are the egg-like Lexus RXs of yore, and here to stay is the angular, angry jet-like design with its intricate details. It remains unique, but not necessarily in a good way, as many of the older and more reserved buyers of former models have turned to competitors with subtler styling.-The Car Connection

Weight and Dimensions

The RX 350L model carries larger dimensions than the regular RX350, but the same as the 2018 Lexus RX 350L, and is a mid-size SUV. Even though the length is longer, wheelbase remains the same at a rather compact length of almost 110 inches. The weight, however, is a bit too much. The FWD model is 4,464 pounds, and the AWD is heavier at a 4,619 pounds.

Model

Lexus RX 350L

Land Rover Discovery

BMW X5

Acura MDX

Infiniti QX60

Curb weight (lbs.)

4,464

4,751

4,813

4,032

4,390

Length(in)

192.5

195.7

194.3

196.2

200.6

Width(in)

74.6

78.7

78.9

77.7

77.2

Height(in)

67.7

73.0

69.0

67.4

68.6

Ground clearance (in)

8.2

N/A

8.7

7.3

6.5

Wheelbase (in)

109.8

115.1

117.1

111.0

114.2

Track width (in) F/R

64.4/64

66.6/66.3

66.1/66.9

66.3/66.3

65.7/65.7

Design and styling

Lexus used to be the most conservative styled, and if you are a Jeremy Clarkson fan, utterly boring cars as well. Gone are those days, and now Lexus cars have more shapes and curves than a children's coloring book. The design philosophy is extremely daring and, sadly, polarizing. You either like it, or downright hate it, but you can never ignore it. The hourglass front grill is an eyeball magnet, and the longer side profile carries the same sharpness as the shorter RX 350 but is better proportioned here. If you love attention, this one will bring you a lot.

2019 Lexus RX 350L Safety

2019 Lexus RX 350L also gets a slew of safety features in its arsenal. Standard features include the following:

  • Lexus Enform Safety Connect
  • 10 Airbags
  • Smart/Stop Technology
  • Backup camera with dynamic gridlines
  • Vehicle Stability Control
  • Rigid Body with crumple zones
  • Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Brake assist and electronic brake force distribution
  • Rain sensing wipers

Apart from all these, you get optional safety tech as well

  • Windshield wiper de-icer (optional)
  • Premium triple beam headlamps (optional)
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Braking (optional)
  • LED cornering Foglamps
  • Panoramic View Monitor

2019 Lexus RX 350L Competition

Lexus RX350L vs Lexus RX350

The only reason to buy the larger and more expensive' version is if you need the extra 2 seats in the trunk. So, before you go out and buy one, ask yourself; are the extra seats worth it? If you don't really need them, you'd be better off with the regular RX350, which easier to live with.

Lexus RX350L vs Acura MDX

Both the two brands, Lexus and Acura, are top Japanese luxury brands owned by top Japanese brands ( and arch-rivals) Toyota and Honda, respectively. Both the RX350L and the MDX offer a good amount of space inside. You get seating for seven, with the Lexus inching ahead of the Honda in terms of space offered. In terms of pricing though, the MDX wins hands down.

Lexus RX350L vs BMW X5

Japanese luxury against German luxury! Two heavy hitters of the Automobile world face-off against each other! The Lexus hits hard with its balanced approach to everything. It's priced lower, is cheaper to maintain, and offers plenty of features. The Beemer, on the other hand, offers uncompromised luxury and is not shy to ask you to pay more, both to buy and run. Unless you need to flaunt your purchase to your friends and family, get the Lexus and save a little money.

2019 Lexus RX 350L Final Verdict

Final Verdict

With a brilliant combination of fuel efficiency and luxury, the 2019 Lexus RX SUV is a lovely passenger car. What the car misses in terms of handling and driver involvement, you gain in terms of ride comfort. Your family will love the car, especially the interior space in the first and second row. The third row may be cramped, but fold it down and you get even more cargo space! If only it looked better, this would have been a no-brainer. Still, it's a pretty solid package that doesn't cost a lot of money.