2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport is the sportier version of one of the most popular luxury crossovers on American market. This is the first luxury crossover on the market and during time it received a lot of competitors made by various luxury divisions.
Some of its main rivals are: Cadillac SRX, Acura RDX, BMW X3, Infiniti QX50 and Audi Q5. Some of these competitors are better in segments of price, performance or even interior luxury, but as complete Rx is definitely on top of this class. It has great handling and maneuverability and also very functional interior that includes the large cargo room.
F Sport comes with smarter driving options and there is also an RX hybrid model for people who are searching for a luxury car with better fuel efficiency.
Design – Inside and Outside look
New model comes little bit refreshed when it comes to exterior, it has the standard Lexus “spindle” grille and full LED daytime running lights. Its design is not only made so the crossover can be stylish, every line has its purpose and that’s what we used to in several decade long Lexus history. In the back for example Rx comes with slopped rear window line that offers nice view in the back.
Regular RX models come with 18 inch wheels, while the F Sport model comes with larger 19 inch alloys. Sport model also comes with unique bumper badges and it looks little bit more sporty and aggressive than other trims in RX range.
|Overall length||192.5 Inches|
|Overall width||74.6 Inches|
|Overall height||66.5 Inches|
New model comes with some fantastic interior changes. 2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport is going to have backup camera in the standard version, its 6 piece CD player will be replaced with single disc unit and it will receive the new touch screen made for audio system that is 7 inch big. Depending on the buyers preferences this vehicle can be bought with 9 or with 12 speaker Bose sound system. Inside the cabin we can find a lot of natural materials including premium Alcantra and a real wood.
When it comes to cargo room it comes with nice space and for buyers that want additional cargo space this model will be separated in 40/20/40 manner and it offers very pragmatic cargo area that is 40 cubic feet big without folding the seats.
Under the Hood
When it comes to performance F Sport model comes with the same engine as the regular RX. Although this sounds a little bit disappointing, we should point out that F Sport is not the high performance model, and that it only has better maneuverability and it is a little bit edgier than the regular RX. Both trims come with 3,6 liter V6 that is able to produce 270 horsepower and 248 pound feet of torque.
When it comes to fuel efficiency F Sport model that comes with rear wheel drive and different transmission system comes with 18 mpg in the city conditions and 26 on the highway which is better than both front and wheel drive regular model version. One of the biggest changes that comes with F Sport model are another two gears of transmission. This means that it comes with 10 speed automatic, while the regular models come with only 8 speed.
2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport Price details
When it comes to price 2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport can be bought for little bit less than $50,000. This is little bit more than the standard RX version that costs around $42,000. If buyers choose some additional options the price of the vehicle can grow for around $10,000, so the full equipped regular model would cost around $51,000.