2017 Lexus RX

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Design

Chiselled Exterior

Every feature is chiselled and sharpened to enhance RX's road stature and aura of rock-solid stability. A precisely honed character line runs from front to rear, creating an arrow-like profile with the flowing roofline to minimize drag, reduce noise and lend stability at high speeds.

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INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR FEATURES

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Sublime Interior

Immerse yourself in a realm of sublime comfort and superb craftsmanship, complete with comforts like heated leather steering wheel, 8-way power adjustable front seats, power reclining heated rear seats, and elegant touches like a hand-stitched leather dash and choice of Walnut, Shimamoku, F SPORT  or Laser-Etched Wood trim.

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Panoramic Glass Roof

At the touch of a button, RX’s panoramic glass roof opens up a window on the sky -- while its unique outer-sliding design opens up more interior headroom than a conventional moonroof. Available on Executive, Executive Plus, and F SPORT  Series 3 packages.

Interior Colour Schemes

Interior colours, like the deep warmth of Noble Brown and striking F SPORT -exclusive Rioja Red cloak RX in an added level of sophistication.

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Spindle Grille

RX’s chiselled exterior includes the largest spindle grille yet and blacked-out C-pillars that make it appear as if the roof is floating on air.

Luxurious Colours

From stunning favorites like Nightfall Mica and Matador Red Mica, to the sparkling new Atomic Silver, the 2017 RX offers a palette of luxurious finishes.

LED Lights

Framing the largest spindle grille yet are stylish L-shaped LED head lamps and redesigned fog lamps. The wide L-shaped wrap-around LED brake lamps impart an authoritative presence, their brilliant glow spanning laterally from the body to the back door.

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F SPORT  Refinements

Both RX 350 and RX 450h are available with F SPORT  packages that infuse RX with even sportier style, including an attention-grabbing mesh grille and exclusive 20” aluminum alloy wheels. On the inside, F SPORT  steering wheel, shift knob and scuff plates, and a LFA-inspired instrument cluster enhance your sense of being immersed in a truly driver-focused cockpit.

Performance

Powertrain

Thrill to the power of commanding performance. RX's 3.5-litre V6 has been tuned to 295 HP on gas models, while hybrid models generate 308 Net HP in combination with an advanced electric motor and an Atkinson-cycle V6. RX 350 – and, for the very first time, RX 450h – are both available with dynamic F SPORT  packages.

Drive Mode Select

Lexus RX’s Drive Mode Select gives improved acceleration and steering performance with three distinct drive modes – Eco, Normal, and Sport S – to match your mood and the terrain. F SPORT  3 package adds an additional Sport S+ Mode as well as Customize Mode, which let’s you adjust the operation of the powertrain, chassis and air conditioning functions to suit your personal preferences.

F SPORT  Performance Enhancements

Available exclusively on RX F SPORT  packages, Steering Wheel-Mounted Paddle Shifters offer quick shifts and instantaneous response, further enhanced by Sport S+ Drive Mode. F SPORT -exclusive Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) makes automatic and continuous adjustment to shock absorber settings, helping to keep the vehicle planted to the driving surface for exceptional handling and cornering performance.

Exceptionally Responsive

A nimble ride and agile handling have always been a hallmark of the Lexus RX. The fourth generation lets you experience even greater comfort thanks to its longer wheelbase. The strategically fortified chassis provides exceptional straight-line stability and turning control, and a robust body structure enhances handling response while reducing cabin noise.

Active Torque AWD

RX's Active Torque All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system gives you the traction performance that only an AWD system can provide, while featuring the ability to efficiently distribute torque between the front and rear wheels. The result is a crossover that achieves enhanced fuel efficiency while faithfully following your intentions.

Technology

Head-up Display

Harmonious interaction and intuitive control are hallmarks of the 2017 RX experience. With a wide, full-colour Head-Up Display (HUD) available with select Option Packages, RX projects real-time driving information on the lower driver-side windshield, including speed, gear selection and turn-by-turn navigation.

Intelligent features at a glance and at your fingertips.

Safety

Enhanced safety

The 2017 RX features its most comprehensive safety technology yet – from standard Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, to now standard Lexus Safety System+ (LSS+).

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LSS+ integrates a portfolio of active safety technologies to support your awareness and decision-making under a variety of traffic conditions and contingencies.

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  • Pre-collision Safety System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Lane Keep Assist
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Automatic High Beam

Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert

LSS+ complements RX-standard comprehensive safety features — such as Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Backup Camera with Back Guide Monitor, as well as the available Panoramic View Monitor.

Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management

Seamlessly integrating an array of handling and traction control systems to deliver unparalleled straight-line stability and precise cornering performance, Lexus Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) is standard on RX 450h and available on Lexus RX 350 F SPORT  Series 2 and F SPORT  Series 3 packages.

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1. Navigation System
The Navigation System is designed to assist in locating an address or point of interest. Discrepancies may be encountered between the system and your actual location. Road system changes may affect the accuracy of the information provided. Rely on your common sense to decide whether to follow a specified route. Detailed coverage not available for every city or roadway. Periodic updates available at an additional cost. See your Navigation System Owner's Manual for further details. Navigational systems in some vehicles are available with bilingual capability.

2. Backup Camera
The backup camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the rear area of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance.

3. 835-watt
Continuous average power, all channels driven, at less than 0.1% THD; 20–20,000 Hz.

4. Satellite Radio
Functioning Satellite Radio requires a compatible receiver and monthly service fee. Please see your Lexus Dealer for further details. Reception of satellite signal may vary depending on location.

5. Net HP
Maximum output indicates engine plus HV battery output.

6. Horsepower @ RPM, Torque @ RPM
Ratings achieved using the required premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher.

7. Top Track Speed
Performance figures are for comparison only and were obtained with prototype vehicles by professional drivers using special safety equipment and procedures.

8. Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and if applicable Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) are electronic systems designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. They are not substitutes for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether VSC and VDIM will be effective in preventing a loss of control. Please see your Owner's Manual for further details.

9. Brake Assist
Brake Assist is designed to help the driver take full advantage of the benefits of ABS. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake-system maintenance and tire and road conditions.

10. Pre-Collision System
The Pre-Collision System is designed to help reduce the crash speed and damage in certain frontal collisions only. It is not a collision-avoidance system and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such as speed, driver input and road conditions. Please see your Owner's Manual for further information.

11. Tire Pressure Monitor
The Lexus Tire Pressure Monitor alerts the driver when tire pressure is critically low. For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge; do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Owner's Manual for details.

12. Airbag Systems
All the airbag ("AB") systems are Supplemental Restraint Systems. All ABs (if installed) are designed to inflate only under certain conditions and in certain types of severe collisions: frontal and knee ABs typically inflate in frontal collisions; side and side curtain ABs in side collisions; Roll-Sensing Curtain ABs at a severe tilt degree, roll or lateral G-force. In all other accidents, the ABs will not inflate. To decrease the risk of injury from an inflating AB, always wear seatbelts. Do not use a rearward-facing child seat in any front passenger seat. Please see your Owner's Manual for further information/warnings.

13. SmartAccess
The SmartAccess system may interfere with some pacemakers or cardiac defibrillators. If you have one of these medical devices, please talk to your doctor to see if you should deactivate this system.

14. Smart Stop Technology
Smart Stop Technology operates only in the event of certain simultaneous brake and gas pedal applications. When engaged, the system will reduce engine power to help the brakes to bring the vehicle to a stop. Factors including speed, road conditions, driver input can all impact stopping distance. Smart Stop Technology is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving and does not guarantee instant stopping. Please see your Owner's Manual for further details.

15. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control was designed to assist the driver and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving practices. Please see your Owner's Manual for important cautions and instructions.

16. Driver Attention Monitor
The Driver Attention Monitor is designed to alert the driver if a potential hazard is detected ahead and the driver's face appears to be turned away. It is not a collision-avoidance system and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors. Please see your Owner's Manual for further information.

17. Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL)
Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) front seats can help reduce the extent of whiplash in certain types of rear end collisions.

18. Night View
Night View is designed to alert the driver to objects beyond the projected light of the low-beam headlamps. Driver should only glance at image occasionally. Factors including cold weather and the vehicle's air conditioner may limit the effectiveness of the system.

19. Blind Spot Monitor
Do not rely exclusively on the Blind Spot Monitor System to determine if a lane change is safe. Always look over your shoulder and use your turn signal before changing lanes. There are severe limits to the function, detection range and clarity of the monitor system. For a complete list of limitations and directions regarding use of the monitor system, please see your Owner's Manual.

20. Mark Levinson®
Mark Levinson is a registered trademark of Harmon International Industries Inc.

21. iPod®
iPod is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. All rights reserved.

22. Bluetooth®
Lexus tests certain Bluetooth® capable phones for compatibility with Lexus vehicles. Please see your Lexus Dealer for details. Note that the recommendation of Lexus is not a warranty of the performance for any phone and that some problems may occur with any type of handset based on the phone software version or the service coverage available in your area. Some vehicles equipped with Bluetooth® technology are available with bilingual capability.

23. HomeLink®
HomeLink® is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls.

24. HAC & DAC
DAC is designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control and speed on steep downhill descents. HAC is designed to help minimize backward rolling on steep ascents. These suggestions are not a substitute for safe driving judgment and practices. Factors including speed, grade, surface conditions and driver input can all affect whether DAC and HAC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. Please see your Owner's Manual for further details.

25. Dual Screen Rear DVD Entertainment System
A single disc DVD player is standard on vehicles equipped with the dual-screen Rear-Seat Entertainment System. A separate DVD player or game system utilizing the centre console's video/audio inputs is required in order to use the split-screen function.

26. Wireless Headphones
Headphones are for passenger use only. Do not use while operating vehicle.

27. Wide-view Front and Side Monitor
The Wide-view Front and Side Monitor does not provide a comprehensive view of the front and side areas of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm clearance. Cold weather will limit effectiveness and view may become cloudy.

28. TORSEN®
TORSEN® is a registered trademark of Zexel Torsen, Inc.

29. Roof rack (LX)
Roof rack capacity is 130 lb. Crossbars are not recommended for luggage.

30. Towing
Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up properly and you have any necessary additional equipment. If gross trailer weight is above 5,000 lb (2,268 kg), it is necessary to use a weight-distributing hitch with sufficient capacity. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions and cautions from your trailer-hitch manufacturer and vehicle Owner's Manual. The maximum amount you can tow depends on the total weight of any cargo, occupants and available equipment.

31. Intelligent High Beams
The Intelligent High Beam headlamps can help improve vision at night. However, conditions such as a dirty windshield, rapidly changing light conditions or hilly terrain will limit effectiveness so the driver may need to manually change the high beams from on to off.

32. Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Do not rely exclusively on the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert System. There are limitations to the function, detection and range of the system. You should also look around outside your vehicle, over your shoulder and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance. For a complete list of limitations and directions, please see your Owner’s Manual.

33. Lane Departure Alert (LDA)
Lane Departure Alert: Lane Departure Alert is designed to read the lane markers under certain conditions, and provide visual and audible alerts when lane departure is detected. It is not a collision-avoidance system or a substitute for safe and attentive driving. Effectiveness depends on many factors. See Owner’s Manual for more information

34. Automatic High Beam (AHB)
Automatic high beam feature can help improve vision at night. However, conditions such as a dirty windshield, rapidly changing light conditions or hilly terrain will limit effectiveness so the driver may need to manually adjust the highbeams from on to off. Please see your Owner’s Manual for details.