The all-new 2016 Lexus RX is a big departure in terms of styling from the previous-generation model. It has sharper, more aggressive lines, but as Consumer Reports’ Tom Mutchler noticed, there are few downsides to the new styling.
The driver will have to face big blind spots in the rear corners and a shrunken rear window. However, the interior remains roomy and practical, with rear passengers benefiting from more legroom than before.
The all-new 2016 Lexus RX remains as comfortable as its predecessor, while its handling capabilities have improved.
However, CR tested an F Sport model with 20-inch wheels, which means standard models may not be equally sharp in terms of handling.
Overall, the Lexus RX left a positive impression on the reviewer, although he couldn’t help but notice the Japanese SUV does not offer a third row of seats like some of its competitors.