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2019 Lexus RX

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“Smooth, quiet and comfortable.” That effectively sums up the 2019 Lexus RX, which also boasts a sumptuous interior and a wealth of standard safety features. Looking for excellent fuel economy? Get the RX 450h hybrid. Or something sportier? The F Sport models are aptly named.


If you’re an understated sort of person, the aggressive-looking RX, with its massive grille, might not be suitable for you. Also, the 3-row Lexus RX is best suited for five passengers because its third row is tight.

What's New For 2019

Very little has changed with this luxurious midsize Lexus SUV for 2019. Intuitive Parking Assist, a sonar-based aid that minimizes bumper dings and scratches, is no longer a stand-alone option. Also, Lexus Enform Remote (which enables smart watch and Amazon Alexa skill integration) is now standard.

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2019 Lexus RX Pricing

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$44,695 - $52,480

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2019 Lexus RX Expert Review

It’s a carryover year for the luxurious 2019 Lexus RX, which continues to sell very strongly in the midsize-luxury-SUV segment. Two models remain available: the V6-powered RX 350 and the RX 450h hybrid, a fuel-economy class leader. The 3-row 7-seat variant that made its debut last year will continue to be sold in 2019. Folks seeking sportier looks and a more aggressive driving experience should consider the RX F Sport. In addition to a sport-tuned suspension, Lexus RX F Sport models get paddle shifters, a black headliner, larger wheels and tires, a bold mesh grille, sport seats and electronic gauges with additional instrumentation. Regardless of model, all 2019 RXs offer a silky-smooth ride, a remarkably quiet interior and proven Lexus reliability. The RX also leads its class with its high resale value. Competitors include the Audi Q5, BMW X5, Cadillac XT5, Mercedes-Benz GLE and Volvo XC90.

Driving the 2019 Lexus RX

The 2019 Lexus RX 350 emphasizes comfort and confidence more than hitting apexes. As such, the ride is smooth, the interior is quiet, and you’re pleasantly isolated from the harsh world outside. With its plush interior and acoustic glass, this Lexus SUV can be driven for hours without fatigue, and when the road does start to twist and turn, the RX impresses more with its composure than with its agility. If you want sharper reflexes, opt for the F Sport. Fitted with Lexus’ selectable drive-mode system, the F Sport adds a Sport S+ setting that increases steering feedback and quickens throttle response. The RX’s V6 is powerful and smooth, mated to a smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission. As for the RX 450h hybrid, it combines an electric motor with the V6 to produce more horsepower and torque while also improving fuel economy. The 3-row RX 350L drives much like the standard RX.

Favorite Features

The Lexus Safety System+ is standard on all 2019 Lexus RX models. The state-of-the-art system includes Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Steering Assist, Intelligent High Beam Headlamps (IHB) and All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

Standard only on the F Sport models, AVS automatically adjusts the shock damping according to driving conditions, which helps explain why this version of the 2019 Lexus RX feels so much more composed on twisty roads.

2019 Lexus RX Interior

We expect much from a Lexus interior, and the 2019 RX delivers with upscale materials, superb fit and finish and attractive modern design. The analog clock is an elegant touch. All models offer a large multimedia screen, which is operated by a console-mounted mouse-like controller that some find frustrating to use. A 12.3-inch split-screen multimedia screen is optional and part of the navigation package. The seats are plush, and there is plenty of head- and legroom in back. Cargo space is impressive, with over 18 cubic feet behind the rear seats and over 56 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. The RX 350L has standard seating for seven with a 3-across 2nd-row bench. Optional on that model and standard on the RX 450hL are 2nd-row captain’s chairs that reduce total passenger count to six. Be warned: If you regularly need to use a 3rd-row seat, the RX 350L’s power-folding bench is tight, best suited for small kids.

2019 Lexus RX Exterior

Lexus has moved away from its plain early styling and switched to shapes that are daring, dynamic and routinely complemented by a bold spindle-shaped grille. While no one will call the 2019 Lexus RX classically beautiful, it is chiseled and distinctive. What’s more, it will not be confused for a minivan. We like how the SUV’s blacked-out C-pillars give the roof a floating appearance, while 20-inch wheels lend the F Sport a welcome dose of aggression. Notable: The RX L models are only 4.3 inches longer than the standard 2-row RX, so it’s not easy to quickly identify them on the road.

2019 Lexus RX Standard Features

The 2019 Lexus RX is generously equipped. Consider what’s standard on a base RX: LED headlights, a power tailgate, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, 10 airbags, a power-adjustable steering wheel, a faux-leather interior, rain-sensing wipers, dual-zone climate control, a rearview camera, a HomeLink garage-door opener, 18-inch wheels, and Lexus Safety System+, which includes automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, auto high beams and lane-departure alert. Standard infotainment offerings include an 8-inch command screen, 9-speaker audio with USB, Bluetooth, Micro SD card slot and auxiliary input, and Siri Eyes Free for Apple iPhones. Unfortunately, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto remain unavailable. Lexus Enform Safety Connect, complimentary for 10 years, includes an SOS button, roadside assistance, automatic collision notification and stolen-vehicle notification. Lexus Enform Remote, complimentary for one year, lets the RX owner remotely lock or unlock the doors, start the engine, adjust climate controls and even check the fuel level via a smart watch or an Amazon Alexa-enabled device at home.

2019 Lexus RX Options

All-wheel drive (AWD) is optional on the new RX 350 and standard on the RX 450h hybrid. F Sport models come with front-wheel drive (FWD) as standard, but are also available with all-wheel drive. Other options, bundled in various packages, include leather seating, a sunroof, a heated steering wheel, heated/ventilated front seats, a touch-free tailgate, navigation, a larger 12.3-inch screen, and a fantastic-sounding 15-speaker Mark Levinson audio system. F Sport models add 20-inch wheels, paddle shifters and adaptive variable suspension, plus unique front and rear fascias. A rear-seat DVD entertainment system with dual screens, a Head-Up Display and a 360-degree Panoramic View Monitor are also available. There’s even an available towing-prep package, which includes a heavy-duty radiator and oil coolers for the engine and transmission. A hitch receiver is available as an accessory, along with running boards and roof-rack cross bars.

2019 Lexus RX Engine

The 2019 Lexus RX 350 uses the company’s proven 3.5-liter V6 that produces 295 horsepower on 87-octane regular unleaded gasoline. The stout but smooth V6 works with an excellent 8-speed automatic transmission, which gets paddle shifters on the F Sport. The RX 350L, of note, uses the same V6, but it produces only 290 horsepower because it has a single exhaust vs. the standard model's dual setup. As in 2018, the most efficient Lexus RX is the 450h hybrid, which delivers class-leading fuel economy. Available only as an all-wheel-drive (AWD) model, the RX 450h hybrid pairs the 3.5-liter V6 with a battery-electric powertrain and an electronic continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The RX hybrid does not need to be plugged in, but premium gasoline is recommended. Its EPA-estimated driving range of 516 miles compares favorably to the 422 of the standard AWD RX. The RX 450h and the RX 450hL have a total system output of 308 horsepower, and the 2-row hybrid returns 31 mpg in the city. Towing capacity (of the standard RX and the RX hybrid) is 3,500 pounds.

3.5-liter V6 (RX 350, RX 350 F Sport)
295 horsepower @ 6,300 rpm
267 lb-ft of torque @ 4,700 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/27 mpg (FWD), 19/26 mpg (AWD)

3.5-liter V6 (RX 350L, RX 350L F Sport)
290 horsepower @ 6,300 rpm
267 lb-ft of torque @ 4,700 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/26 mpg (FWD), 18/25 mpg (AWD)

3.5-liter V6 + 123-kW electric motor (RX 450h)
259 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm (gasoline engine only)
Total system horsepower: 308
247 lb-ft of torque @ 4,800 rpm (gasoline engine only)
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 31/28 mpg (AWD)

3.5-liter V6 + 123-kW electric motor (RX 450hL)
259 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm (gasoline engine only)
Total system horsepower: 308
247 lb-ft of torque @ 4,800 rpm (gasoline engine only)
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 29/28 mpg (AWD)

How Much Does the 2019 Lexus RX Cost?

The 2019 Lexus RX 350 has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of around $45,000 for a FWD model. AWD costs an additional $1,400, while the Lexus RX 350 F Sport begins at a touch over $50,000. Hybrid Lexus RX 450h models start at around $47,000. The priciest Lexus RX is the 450h F Sport, which starts at about $52,500. The 3-row Lexus RX 350L begins just below $49,000, while the 3-row Lexus RX 450hL hybrid starts at nearly $52,000.

While adding options can increase the bottom line by thousands, the Lexus RX still undercuts German rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz GLE and BMW X5 in price. The RX is in line with the 3-row Acura MDX, and it’s above the starting prices of the Infiniti QX50, Lincoln Nautilus and Volvo XC60. Always check the Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for their new RX.

In addition to having stellar reliability, the Lexus RX holds its value extremely well, winning a KBB 2019 Best Resale Value Award for the luxury SUV/crossover (2-row) segment. The RX also wins a KBB 2019 5-Year Cost-to-Own Award in that same vehicle class.

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2019 Lexus RX Consumer Reviews


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2017 Lexus RX

"Great dependable vehicle."

Good value, great mileage.
Front seat ok but not great in being comfortable.
Front seats are not as comfortable as expected. The rest of the suv is great. It gets great gas mileage; more than predicted. Our average highway miles is 39MPG.
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2019 Lexus RX

"Cargo space and high tech"

Good for price
Cargo space!!!
1. Major issue in this car is cargo space. Overall maximum cargo space is 56 cu-ft compare with average 70 cu-ft in this class. Most people confuse between midsize or compact size. Because of this mid size SUV is same compact SUV cargo space. 2015 RX have 80 cu-ft. 2019 RX have 56. If minimum 70 I don’t care that point. Not me. Every website around the world neglect that point. That’s why this SUV go down rate. Lost a lot of customer. I have a lot of friends change their minds after opening hatchback. Why Toyota kill their self. This is my second Lexus.I think this is my last Lexus.I will find new car within 2 years. Next time I will choose MB, BMW or Audi. Second I will go Acura, Infinite. Never come back Lexus again. Sorry 2. No apple play, no automatic self parking, no wireless charger. Compare with MB GLE, BMW X5. 3. Towing capacity. Just 3500 lb. I wish for up to 6000 lbRead less
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2016 Lexus RX

"My 3rd RX 450h.."

Ride, noise, quality, comfort, convenience
Can be irritating to use info system
..and I would buy another in a heartbeat. I have also owned an LS 430, a LS 600HL, and currently an LS 460 which I purchased after some texting idiot crashed into the back of my HL. I mention this because my experience over the years with Lexus has been exceptional and the reliability, ride comfort, and convenience has been outstanding so I stick to the brand I know and love. The RX is easy to drive, frustration free (except for the infotainment controls). You will easily get the hang of the system but my previous systems with touch-screen was much more intuitive. Folks need to understand that driving your RX hybrid at 80 and 90 miles an hour will NOT get you the stated gas mileage. Two things to consider, stay below 70 miles (on highways) and being easy on the climate temp, is the way to better gas mileage in ANY vehicle. Start off from a stop smoothly, slow down and do not keep stamping on the brakes. I average around 28-30 miles per gallon regularly in my RX traveling between 60-70 MPH and not running my AC lower than 77 in the summers. I even gain miles on my other cars by following this tried and true principle. You will not only be helping the environment but also your pocket!Read less
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2019 Lexus RX

"gas mileage"

Acquired just over three months ago. A little disappointed in gas mileage. Running about 17.3 mpg. mostly in town. Otherwise love this car.
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2018 Lexus RX

"best vehicle ever"

fun to drive and all the toys including the GPS
haven't found anything wrong
My 2018 350 RX is the best I have owned. I previously owned Buick Enclave, Lincoln MKT, Acura MDX. The vehicle is equipped with about every option there is, It drives great with excellent gas mileage. I never received complements about my other vehicles as I have for this one: quality and looks of interior and exterior ride and handling. The vehicle has 16,000 miles and has only been to dealer for oil change. I never purchased the same vehicle back to back, but I will this time.
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2019 Lexus RX Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.


  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - Lexus Enform
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - Lexus Enform with Safety Connect
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Audible Text Message Feature
  • Head-Up Display
  • Internet Access
  • Proximity Sensing Keyless Entry
  • Push-Button Engine Start
  • Real-Time Traffic Information
  • Smartphone Interface
  • Touch Screen Monitor
  • USB Port
  • Voice Recognition System


  • AM/FM Radio
  • Premium Radio
  • Satellite Radio
  • # of Speakers - 9 speaker
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio
  • CD Player
  • HD Radio


  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Dual Power Lumbar Support Front Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette/Vinyl Seats
  • Memory Driver's Seat
  • Power Driver's Lumbar Support Seat
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Folding Rear Seat
  • Power Passenger's Seat
  • Ventilated Front Seats

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front & Rear Air Conditioning
  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Integrated Garage Door Opener
  • Interior Ambient Lighting
  • Memory Steering Wheel
  • Power Close Liftgate/Trunk
  • Power Liftgate/Trunk Release

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 20 mpg
  • EPA Class - Small Sport Utility Vehicles
  • EPA Hwy - 27 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 23 mpg


  • Horsepower - 295 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 6300 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.27 inches
  • Torque - 267 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4700 rpm
  • 0 to 60 - 7.7 seconds
  • Top Speed - 124 mph


  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Aluminum Interior Trim
  • Compass
  • Power Outlet
  • Rear Window Shades
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel
  • Wood Interior Trim


  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Limited Use Spare
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Roof Rails
  • Side Steps - Port Installed
  • Spare Tire Type - Limited Use
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P235/65R18
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Aluminum Alloy
  • Adaptive Headlights
  • Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirrors
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Automatic Leveling Headlights
  • Fog Lights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED Headlights
  • LED Tail Lights
  • Memory Exterior Mirrors
  • Moon Roof/Sun Roof
  • Panorama Moon Roof
  • Power Folding Exterior Mirrors
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Rear Spoiler


  • Alarm System


  • Basic Miles - 50000 miles
  • Basic Years - 4 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 6 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 70000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 6 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 4 years
  • Scheduled Maintenance Miles - 10000 miles
  • Scheduled Maintenance Years - 1 years


  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - F&R Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - FWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 6 cylinders
  • Displacement - 3.5 liter
  • Bore - 3.70 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 11.8
  • Fuel Induction - Sequential Multi-Port Injection
  • Total no. valves - 24 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - V
  • Max Engine Speed - 6300 rpm
  • Emissions Rating - ULEV
  • # of Speeds - 8 speed
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Hill Start Assist

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 4222 pounds
  • EPA Passenger - 139.7 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 19.2 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 39.4 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 39.1 inches
  • Height - 67.7 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 44.1 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 38.0 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 5
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 8.2 inches
  • Overall Length - 192.5 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 57.8 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 57.6 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - 3500 pounds
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 56.3 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 38.8 feet
  • Wheel Base - 109.8 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 74.6 inches
  • Payload Capacity - 825 pounds
  • GVWR - 5666 pounds
  • Cargo behind last seat - 18.4 cubic feet
  • Hip Room: Front - 56.6 inches
  • Hip Room: Rear - 56.1 inches
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2019 Lexus RX Safety

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2019 Lexus RX Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Rear Side Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Blind-Spot Alert
  • Collision Warning System
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Knee Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Pedestrian Detection System
  • Rear Head Curtain Airbag
  • Rear View Camera


2019 Lexus RX Rankings

295 HP
MPG Combined
23 MPG
Consumer Ratings
3.9 Rating
2019 Lexus RX
295 HP

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