The Luxury of Space
The iconic RX line is about to get extended. By a third row. The all-new RX 350L and RX 450hL feature three rows of uncompromising refinement for up to seven passengers. In addition to being offered in gas and hybrid variants, the models' alluring design shares the same powerful stance and signature floating roofline with the rest of the line. For the first time in an RX, second-row passengers can also enjoy the luxury of captain's chairs, which come standard in the RX 450hL and are available in the RX 350L. While the addition of a 50/50-split, power-folding third row with dedicated climate control and cargo space one would expect from larger SUVs proves innovation is at the heart of both models. The all-new RX 350L and RX 450hL arrive early 2018.
With the new RXL models, Lexus drivers will now have the option of a third row without compromising the sleek styling and easy maneuverability that they have long valued. With help through the mastery of vehicle packaging, Lexus extended the body length 4.3 inches (110 mm) at the rear and used a steeper tailgate window angle than on the two-row models – ensuring good headroom for third-row passengers.
The standard seven-seat version uses a 40/20/40 split bench-type second row seat. Access to the third row is made easy with the touch of a lever that slides and folds the second seat forward. The available six-seat configuration features second-row captain’s chairs that make third-row ingress/egress easier with “walk-in” convenience.
Lexus designed the third row of the RXL models to offer the same comfort and luxury as in the middle row. The positioning of the second row is slightly higher than the third row, creating more foot room for rear passengers. Standard leather-trimmed upholstery is standard for the first and second rows, in the choice of Black, Stratus Gray, Parchment or Noble Brown. A tri-zone climate control system gives third-row passengers separate heating and air conditioning vents, and for convenience, a power-folding third-row seat and power tailgate are both standard on the RXL models.
Details that enhance three-row versatility in the RXL models include a flat load floor behind the folded third-row, two third-row cupholders, an easily stowable tonneau and covered slide rails.