For 2017, more RXs will be equipped with the F Sport package as Lexus is now offering it with front-wheel drive models, instead of being available only on all-wheel drive models. Going with the F Sport package adds 20-inch wheels, a stiffer suspension, enhanced engine sound, paddle shifters, unique gauges, heated and ventilated sport seats, leather upholstery and unique interior trim. The F Sport package is still offered on all-wheel drive RXs.
As the name implies, the RX350 is powered by a 3.5 liter V6. Making 295 hp this engine is hooked up to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard with all-wheel drive being an option. While other markets get a turbo four-cylinder option (with the RX being called the RX200t), that option is not available here.
On the road it should come as no surprise that the RX delivers a serene driving experience. The ride is a little stiffer with the F Sport package, but for the most part, it still delivers a very smooth and quiet drive – in that typical Lexus tradition.
For 20 years now, the Lexus RX has been a best-seller. And it’s easy to see why. Good looks, safe, and equipped with a luxurious cabin along with the Lexus reputation of dependability and quality makes it hard to look past the RX350.