Like other Lexus vehicles, the RX's front end is now graced with the sportier "spindle grille," and LED running lights and a power rear liftgate are standard. The RX F Sport is a new trim level with stiffer suspension and 8-speed transmission.
Buyers who found something to love in the 2011 RX 350 won't be disappointed by the vehicle's successor. The 2012 model carries on much the same, though the vehicle's 3.5-liter V6 engine now operates using 87-octane fuel for the first time.
Based on the company's popular RX 350 car-based SUV, the full-hybrid Lexus RX 400h Lexus combines a 3.3-liter V6 engine with two electric motor-generators (three in all-wheel-drive models) and a large battery fitted beneath the rear seat. All together, the system combines to deliver quicker acceleration, significantly improved fuel economy and a warm, fuzzy, green feeling.