2020 Lexus RX 450h: Facelift, Interior, Performance

The upcoming 2020 Lexus RX 450h will introduce mid-cycle refreshments. This SUV is relatively fresh in terms of design and performance. For that reason, Lexus will opt for not that drastic changes. The complete redesign will happen in the next two or three years. In the meantime, RX 450h will continue with its striking design and attractive look.

It looks unique and the interior is very upscale. There will be a couple of trim levels to choose and performance will be great. On top of that, the 450h L model is available too. Just like in the previous years, Lexus will offer its optional F Sport Package.

2020 Lexus RX 450h exterior

Exterior Improvements

The 2020 Lexus RX 450h looks both modern and stylish. The new model will continue with that tradition and design will be very unique. For 2020, this SUV will introduce a couple of minor upgrades. Some styling cues are taken from other company’s models. The front fascia will introduce revised bumper and spindle grille. Also, the bumper is larger than before. The LED technology is present once again, which includes LED headlights and LED fog lamps. The 2020 Lexus RX 450h offers auto high beams as standard.

Also, power liftgate and auto wipers are included too. Side profile comes with standard 18-inch wheels. 19-inch and 20-inch alloys are optional. When it comes to equipment, 2020 RX 450h is once again offering four cameras or 360-degree bird’s eye view. Lines that run over the doors are looking very stylish and sharper than before. The rear end will stay intact. Lexus also plans to offer new exterior paints.

2020 Lexus RX 450h facelift

Interior Design

Just like the rest of the Lexus’ vehicles, 2020 Lexus RX 450h also offers a very upscale interior. Comfort is great and the upcoming SUV will get further updates. Cabin design looks modern and elegant. Analog clock remains standard and it provides the real sense of tradition. Also, Lexus made some optional features standard now.

On the other hand, the seating layout and layout of the controls will largely remain. The 2020 RX 450h L is a larger model that comes with a third-row. Both models will offer ample legroom and overall, cabin space is generous. Cargo area is rated at 57 cubic feet of space in the base model. Lexus will also introduce some new safety aids and driver-assistance systems.

2020 Lexus RX 450h interior

Performance and Fuel Economy

Under the bonnet, the 2020 Lexus RX 450h comes with a standard 3.5-liter V6. This engine is already present inside the current model so the performance will stay intact. Powerful V6 is coupled with two electric motors. Together, this output generates 260 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque. Lexus offers a CVT transmission and sophisticated all-wheel-drive setup. Also, V6 powertrain comes with different driving modes.

You can choose between modes such as Eco, Sport or Normal. When it comes to fuel economy, the base 2020 RX 450h model provides 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The hybrid version offers significantly better mileage. To be exact, the hybrid drivetrain is rated at 28 mpg in the city.

2020 Lexus RX 450h Price and Release Date

The price of the brand-new 2020 Lexus RX 450h will stay intact. That means the mid-size SUV will start at $45,000. Thanks to the numerous trim levels, range-topping trims will be priced at over $60,000.

F Sport Package is optional once again. The RX 450h will hit the dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2019. This SUV will try to rival BMW X5, Volvo XC60, and Acura RDX.

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