2018 Lexus RXL Gives RX Owners The Third Row They’ve Been Yearning For

Lexus has pulled the wraps off their new RX L, a three-row version of their popular luxury SUV that can hold up to seven passengers.

The addition of the third row was made possible by extending the rear of the body by 4.3 inches (110mm) with Lexus also using a steeper tailgate window angle in order to ensure good headroom for third-row passengers.

As standard, the 2018 Lexus RX L will come with seven seats and a 40/20/40 split bench-type second row seat. The optional six-seat setup comes with second-row captain’s chairs that allow for easier access to the third row.

Standard features include a power-folding third-row bench, power tailgate and leather upholstery for the first and second rows. A tri-zone climate system gives third-row passengers separate heating and air-conditioning vents.

The longer Lexus RX L is available in petrol RX 350L form, powered by a 290hp 3.5-liter V6 paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and in the hybrid and AWD RX 450hL version, which pairs the 3.5-liter V6 with two electric motors for a combined 308hp. Petrol models are available with both front- and all-wheel drive.

Base models come with an eight-inch infotainment display but choose the Navigation package and then you get the 12.3-inch high-resolution system along with a 12-speaker premium audio system. Audiophiles will also get the option to choose the available 835-watt, 15-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Surround System.

The 2018 Lexus RX L is expected to hit the dealerships nationwide late this year, with a starting MSRP of $47,670 for the FWD model and $49,070 for the AWD one.

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  • Comp1

    Is that not a Highlander? Oh wait, it is but with a few pieces of wood trim and a cow catcher grille. Sorry my mistake.

    • no25

      you’re so funny. ha. ha. ha. it may be the same size of the Highlander but its nothing like the Highlander at all. but why would you know? you’re probably 15 years old dreaming of owning a luxury VW – oops I mean Audi.

    • Karl

      Do ignore that troll below

      • no25

        *goes out of his way to call me a troll. doesnt realize he’s the troll* go to hell, Karl.

        • Karl

          Can’t handle the truth huh? Keep doing what trolls do best,keep trolling dipstick!

          • no25

            what truth? lmao. heres a truth: i got likes on my comment and you got 0. trolls never get likes because they’re trolls.

          • Karl

            Up voting your comments again huh! Research has shown that you are not the only troll alive bud! Keep laughing at your own jokes dipstick! A mind is a terrible thing to waste! Ignorance is indeed bliss…

          • Status

            It’s true. Ignorance is bliss. That’s why you think so highly of Lincoln.

          • Karl

            How insignificant could Lincoln be if you have invested so much of your time talking about them? Obviously you do admire them from afar.. You can come out of the closet now bud! I won’t tell if you won’t! Let me find out that you are a secret lover…

          • Status

            Not as much time some one who bought one.

            Truly, I don’t care for Lincoln. I just find you, personally, disgusting to accuse others of trolling when they simply disagree with you.

            What the hell is wrong with you anyway?

          • Karl

            Oh come on,remember confessions are good for the soul..

          • no25

            how about you do your own research and see that i have never upvoted my own comment. get a life and stop responding to every comment i post loser. go get a job. get a girlfriend. get a life. you dumbass keyboard nazi.

          • Karl

            Pretty good self description you have there bud! You must live awful dreary and pathetic life

  • mick

    The third row is only a few inches off the floor and the legroom for the third row is very minimal. It’ll do in a pinch and technically they now have something to market but honestly it’s not a full fledged 7 seat crossover. The question is, will they slot another, larger crossover on top of this model? My guess is that yes, they eventually will. Too much money to be made.

    • RDS Alphard

      There was rumour few years ago suggest there’s something called TX to slotted between RX & LX which would eventually replaced the seriously outdated GX (Prado-based V8 SUV)

  • WM sap

    its so tight back there there better off without the 3rd row smh.. i wish these companies realize kids are not always gonna be small and adults have to sit in 3rd row also

  • Yobobjm

    This is one of those cars where: Do I like it? No not really. Would I buy one? Almost definitely no. Does it make sense for both the producer and consumer? Yes

  • Brandon

    Love the shot of the sunglasses holder… that sold me.

    • Knotmyrealname

      What about the dual height cupholder or the drunken lines across the dashboard?

  • Craig

    I love the dash. In fact – I like everything about it. I think Lexus is best by far when it comes to luxury. Mercedes and [especially] Audi have become sterile and cold. And BMW is just… old.

    • Steve-O

      The difference is the euros sell. Lexus is a nothing in the world stage and is only bought by Americans because their models are cheaper than the euros

      • getoffme

        In case you forget. the U.S. is a world stage.

    • Knotmyrealname

      You’re joking right? Have another look at the picture that looks dead on to the dash. The centre portion looks like it’s about to fall off.

      • Craig

        Nope! I’m not even slightly joking.

  • Gerald Michael

    Still ugly, and now more of it.

  • jsz00

    Genesis G70 dash. Perfect for soccer moms.

    • ediotsavant

      This generation RX has been out a few years now, with that same dash. You must have meant Genesis G70 has Lexus RX dash.

    • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

      Check the dates
      You will see this dash is 2 years old with the RX

      It’s not Lexus fault that Hyundai take it

  • Ilbirs

    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-U_tBFeCzlVY/Wh76l2e-7xI/AAAAAAASjAM/qQpF9As7mzIDmQiKo5WrGS-MOg6aC8HCQCLcBGAs/s1600/2019-Lexus-RXL-9.jpg

    OK, there’s a third row, but not only the H-point is too low and these side windows are powerful claustrophobia inducers.

    • KNEES UP AROUND YOUR EARS, CAN’T LOOK OUT THE WINDOW BUT THEY PUT POWER FOLD ON THE RIGHT AND SOME KIND OF CONTROL ON THE LEFT AND TRACKS FOR THE SECOND ROW SEATS AT YOUR FEET.

      COZY.

  • Logan Frank

    Genesis G70 dash. Perfect for soccer moms.

    • ediotsavant

      This generation RX has been out a few years now, with that same dash. You must have meant Genesis G70 has Lexus RX dash!

    • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

      It’s always the RX from 2 or 3 years away

      You can say Hyundai have it from Lexus

    • getoffme

      Were you born yesterday?

  • Honda NSX-R

    Time to see the GX sales drop…

  • ediotsavant

    A few more years and Lexus will reveal a true 3rd row cuv based on this platform. A longer wheelbase and length for more legroom and cargo room.

  • klowik

    This ultra modern styling doesn’t match this longer body. It only looks good in a shorter body. I guess Lexus should take some cue from Audi Q7 or the BMW X8.

    • no25

      theres a “BMW X8” wow who knew? dumbass.

  • getoffme

    Another half-***ed attempt by Lexus. No facelifts either? I’m pretty sure the RX is due for one. Never mind, it would still sell easily.

    Toyoda should hurry up with the firing squad.

  • Knotmyrealname

    Lexus pushes out a longer turd.

  • Trackhacker

    Oh, god no! My EYES! T__T

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