2017 Lexus RX Release Date & Info

2017 Lexus RX Review

2017 Lexus RX Release Date, Review and Specs – The 2017 Lexus RX is near completion. The car is going to go through a complete makeover with the newest redesign that comes in the upcoming period. The car is supposed to become more competitive and very will manage to withstand the competition that it is supposed to face in the luxury segment this year. The car is in final stage of competition and the release date is pretty soon.

2017 Lexus RX side angle, alloy wheels

Why was the Lexus RX redesigned in the first place? Well for one thing it needed to hold its bar and compete against the vehicles that have started to offer much more in today’s auto industry. The vehicles in this field have started to get an upper hand and as Lexus is a reliable source of fine luxury cars they will not stand for this and have decided to primp up their car and produce a better setup for the upcoming year.

2017 Lexus RX front angle, grille and headlights

The first thing that thee designers are concentrating on is the design of the vehicle. The car is supposed to be as fashionable and as elegant as possible. Being eye-catchy is important for these type of cars, so this is one step in redesign the car. Other thing is making a better performance for the car. It will feature much more power and better specs from the previous car and it will show when you are on the road. Some leaked pictures have already started to appear on the net and you can check out all the latest info in this review. Also the 350 and the 450h are going to make a comeback with the 350 F Sport as a possible entry.

2017 Lexus RX rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Lexus RX exterior

Making the exterior of the 2017 Lexus RX much better is something that will attract many fans to the brand. What the designers are planning to implement here is to enhance the outer part of the car by making an evolutionary and not a revolutionary change. Choosing the way of evolution is like letting things to occur naturally and it is highly important to make it like that. This of course also means making the car lighter as they are planning to make the performance better. A contemporary way of doing things is going to be utilized here as in many modern cars meaning that the car is going to add some light weigh materials, like aluminum and carbon fiber, to its outer haul. One of their aims is to make the interior comfort better so they are planning to change the dimensions of the car. The dimensions are still not available but an increase in the wheelbase and overall length is something that is expected to happen.

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2017 Lexus RX exterior, alloy wheels and headlights

As the car is going to embrace a futuristic-like design, we expect to see some changes with the particular parts of the car. Perhaps the grille and the headlights are going to take some part in that and are going to go through a redesign that will make things much more contemporary looking. LED daytime running lights are a must here as well and they are going to come fitted just beneath the headlights. There is going to be an entirely new top cover placed on the car which will enable better air flow for the car and generally make the car much easier to cruise with. Speaking of cruising, the handsome details that are going to help you stand out in the market are going to also be the new bumpers which are going to account for a very futuristic appearance and a modern look for the car.

2017 Lexus RX exterior, white color


The 2017 Lexus RX is certainly going to experience a lot of changes on the inside. Being that we are entering into a much more modern era and with the already futuristic look on the outside, it is only fitting that the car also gets a similar kind of update on the inside. With the dimension changes a lot more room is expected to be available thus more comfort for the passengers on the inside. There are even some indications that say that a third row of seats is going to be available, but that rumor is still not confirmed yet, but it is possible given the fact that more room is being planned. But nevertheless, expect to feel much more comfortable and be much more at ease inside the new RX car coming out of Lexus.

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2017 Lexus RX steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

Some features that are getting updated also include the wheel. Something that will make the handling a lot better and updated the steering capabilities of the car is the new steering wheel that comes to the design of the newly appointed vehicle. It will also come with an entirely digitized system, with a LCD display on the central part of the dashboard and with the newly offered audio system. The improved system is going to make the car much more useful and be a lot easier to use. We come back to the comfort and the new high quality materials that will be added. Both the rear and the front seats get some soft and comfy materials with adjustable front seats for better ride quality.

2017 Lexus RX leather seats and gear shift knob


Being that the 2017 Lexus RX is announced with much better performance features, there are several speculations on which engine gets to be used. There are several powerful options which are going to come as possible for the new car. The 3.5 liter V8 engine making around 200 hp is one option, but there are rumors about a 300 hp 3.5 liter V6 petrol engine, which also adds 248 lb-ft of torque.  Transmission variants all point to an 8 speed automatic transmission system which can be very useful for the Lexus RX.

2017 Lexus RX engine

Price and release date

The new 2017 Lexus RX still does not have an official release date, but as we were able to find out the release date will come in 2016. Thus we assume that the later part of the year is going to be a more appropriate release than any other time here. The estimated cost of the car gives us a price label of $42,000. This model can certainly be regarded as cheap compared to the price that the competitions like the 2017 BMW X3 or the latest Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class are pulling.

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Wheelbase: 109.8 in
Length: 192.5 in
Width: 74.6 in
Passenger volume: 106 cu ft
Cargo volume: 18 cu ft
Curb weight: 4,387 lbs.
Top Speed: 124 mph
0-60: 6.9-7.2 sec
MPG: 19 / 26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Autumn Shimmer, Caviar, Eminent White Pearl, Matador Red Mica, Nebula Gray Pearl, Nightfall Mica, Obsidian…
Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs.

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2017 Lexus RX exterior, front view, headlights and grille

2017 Lexus RX side view, alloy wheels

2017 Lexus RX rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

2017 Lexus RX trunk

2017 Lexus RX interior, back seats

2017 Lexus RX 350 sport interior