The Luxurious 2016 Lexus RX in Crossover segment: Overview, Specs, and Price
The new 2016 Lexus RX made a drastic remake than its previous version. Lexus seems to determine in taking a crossover segment to a whole new different level. Lexus RX does not only emphasize on functionality but also in design for sport car fans who have limited budget. Lexus RX is the fourth redesign since its first release in 1998. What drastic remake exactly Lexus prepare to surprise auto fans? Let’s see the 2016 Lexus review below.
2016 Lexus RX is mid-size five-passenger luxury utility vehicle with welded-steel Uni-body with total length 192.5 in and curbs weight 4,222 lb. It is built with Eight-speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission, complete with Electronic Power Steering (EPS) system. The engine is powered by 3.5 liter V6 engine coupled with 4–cam, four valves per cylinder, and dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i). What makes Lexus RX differs than its predecessor is its tendency to utilize electronic based system like what found in the braking system. The braking system uses four-wheel power-assisted discs along with four-sensor, four-channel of ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) perfected with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution )as well as Brake Assist.
Exterior and Interior
2016 Lexus RX focuses on bringing luxury car in midsize class without abandoning the idea of convenience five-seat passenger of typical SUV. As for the exterior of the car, the front end is dominated with large front grill, creating sharp and unconventional look that not many people may agree easily. The sides of the car are also dominated by sharply designed pattern like creases and sharp lines coupled with floating roof line. 2016 Lexus RX definitely is not made to look feminine. For the interior of the car, RX Lexus is a result of big improvement, knowing the gap of the three previous version, the change of interior strikingly very different. It has aluminum trim, premium leather and 12-inch center screen for navigation and entertainment. The rear seats now have more legs space as the result of the little expansion. The interior is also complemented with Mark Levinson sound system that promises of entertaining quality of sounds.
Performance and Price
2016 Lexus RX has been tested with following result: The speed is 0-60 MPH in just 7.7 seconds with 38.8 feet turning circle. The fastest speed of the car ever tested is around 124 Mph, a speed enough for regular driving but not as promising to be considered as performance car. The score of aerodynamic drag coefficient is 0.33. This is a big step Lexus take compared to the older version of RX model. It still keeps its faith in the typical performance of a midsize SUV/crossover vehicle. The perfected braking system has accelerated the accuracy of the wheeling system. The crossover taking on the modern V6 engine with 3.5-liter capacity, making it passes the Certified Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV). The machine is smoother and feeling more solid. The 2016 Lexus RX price is starting around $42,000 depend on the model with optional fee for additional AWD.