The Sports Utility Vehicle or SUV as it is called has fast become the most popular and fast selling car in the American automotive market. The SUV combines the benefits of size, hardiness, cargo space, travel comfort, safety and options for off-roading. Little wonder that the manufacturers of the luxury cars segment have also entered the SUV segment with high end luxury SUV offerings.
At the top of most cars sales list, features the Lexus RX which comes with a price tag that is upwards of US$44000. Car sales reports indicate that over 100,000 units were sold in 2016 alone.
The Lexus RX comes with a 295 horse power turbocharged engine and offers 20 miles per gallon for in city driving and 27 miles per gallon on the highways.
The Lexus RX is a crossover SUV that is also available as a hybrid. It can seat 5 passengers comfortably. The Lexus is available in both a 350h and a 400h format with an eight speed auto transmission system.
Further, the Lexus RX offers passengers a very comfortable ride with room cabin space. For those who are also interested in appearances, Lexus has come up with a trendier and sporty looking model, the F-sport, which is fitted with larger tires and sleeker styling.
The latest model of the Lexus RX comes with New Scout GPS link navigation facilities as well. On the pricing front, the Lexus RX offers a wide range of amenities at relatively lower rates than its competitors in the midsize luxury SUV segment.
On the flip side, reviews indicate that the infotainment system installed on the Lexus RX is not very user friendly.
What makes it the most popular luxury SUV is the fact that it offers a very sturdy build and high safety compliance. Pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking systems, forward collision warnings, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assistance and lane departure warning are standard safety features on all models of the Lexus RX.