What is the Three-Row Lexus Like to Drive?
What is the Three-Row Lexus Like to Drive? You may remember that the 350 RX-L comes with a 290-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine and 8-speed Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i). It also features available Active Torque Control AWD system uses an electronically controlled coupling ahead of the rear differential to vary torque distribution anywhere from 100:0 to 50:50 front to rear, depending on driving dynamics and road conditions. But what does mean and what is it like to drive the three-row Lexus?
Kelley Blue Book reviews the RX-L sharing, “While the V6 engine, 8-speed transmission and other hardware are taken from the regular RX 350, there is the matter of weight difference. With its extra capacity, this RX L has a base curb weight of 4,464 pounds for a front-drive version. That’s a 242-pound gain over the standard model. On the road, it translates to the feeling of extra heft and slightly more body roll. The standard Lexus RX isn’t all that athletic to begin with, nor is it intended to be. Lexus’ crossover SUV has always prioritized comfort over nimbleness, and that remains so. This larger version consequently feels more bloated when attempting to carve corners or otherwise wring it out, something most owners admittedly won’t be doing. For the rare times you might want a little more spice, you can rotate the driver-setting dial to Sport, which firms the steering feel and tailors shifting to be more aggressive.”
The Belfast Telegraph writes, “If quality and refinement is your thing, the Lexus RX L presents an appealing package. Thanks to its hybrid powertrain, it’s quiet at a cruise. Despite its size, wind noise is pretty low too. Suspension is also supple when in Normal or Eco modes.”