Since the model’s launch in 1998, the Lexus RX has proved immensely popular. The all-new 2016 Lexus RX ’s mix of sharp creases and curves represents a bold evolution in the model’s styling. Sophisticated safety features coupled with new convenience and technology features, make this one of the best Lexus luxury utility vehicles to date.
The front view of the new RX is characterized by an emboldened version of the Lexus brand’s signature spindle grille, featuring a chrome-plated border and triple L-shape-LED headlamps.
The spindle design theme of the front of the RX also defines its rear design, providing a high level of aesthetic balance and consistency to the vehicle’s overall demeanor.
The LED rear combination L-shaped taillights envelope the tailgate while wrapping forward around the rear fender sections, resulting in a powerful and wide stance.
Of particular note are the blacked-out C-pillars, which provide a floating-roof effect never before seen on a Lexus product.
Other new exterior features are flush-fitting headlight washers, panoramic moonroof design, solid roof rails, redesigned SmartAccess door handles and convenient door handle illumination.
Like the exterior, the interior of the new RX reflects an impeccable balance of functionality.
With an interior space optimized for five passengers, the new RX’s lowered rear floor section helps provide seating position comparable to that of the rear-seat passengers in the flagship Lexus LS luxury sedan.
The new, 2016 Lexus RX features enhanced rear cargo space—larger than competing crossovers within the segment—with room enough to fit large items including up to four large suitcases or multiple golf bags.
New for this model year is the available Touch-Free Power Rear Door, a Lexus first, which allows users to open the rear hatch by placing a hand near the Lexus emblem. Also, three new exterior colors have been added: Caviar, Autumn Shimmer and Nightfall Mica.