Every RX comes with automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control, but crash tests have found fault with its headlights. The exterior updates are subtle: The iconic spindle grille is now bigger, the front and rear fascias have been redesigned, and the triple-beam LED headlights are slimmer. Vehicle pricing and availability varies and dealers may sell for less than the MSRP; contact your local dealer for accurate stock and pricing information. On top of that, the design of the 2020 Lexus RX 450H is unique. Insurance charges are estimated based on your chosen vehicle and the other information you provide about yourself; actual rates will vary depending on your chosen insurer and coverage level. Car fanatic journalist living in the PNW covering all things automotive. The commanding driver's seat position provides good visibility. Thankfully, that mouse has been replaced with a touchpad that’s easier to use but not perfect as the cursor still snaps around the screen often skipping over what you want to select. We are still waiting for the official confirmation whatsoever. It also felt agile when we stepped on the gas and happily passed slower cars on the two-lane road.
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Alexa are compatible with the updated RX, and we found it very easy to use CarPlay through the touchpad. It’s a hallmark change that doesn’t change the RX’s excellent seats and storage. If you’re set on a Lexus RX, like the majority shopping in this segment, then the hybrid is the only logical choice. The one-up Luxury package adds some of the more desirable features you expect at this level like premium leather, 20-inch wheels, a larger 12.3-inch screen, and a navigation system. Under the hood, this SUV will offer the existing 3.5-liter V6 engine. Most of the changes are inside, where the crossover received a touchscreen, a few updates to its infotainment system, and six USB ports. The seats are supportive and feature lumbar support as well as thigh support to ensure you don’t go numb on long trips. While touchscreens aren’t the best way to interact with the various apps and systems, the old Lexus mouse was a sore point and made for a frustrating user experience. For that reason, this SUV will get mid-cycle refreshments. Tempting running costs for private and fleet drivers mean it’ll make a lot of shortlists Enlarge 106 photos. The RX 450h, as was our test vehicle, takes a similarly sized V-6 and pairs it with two electric motors and a battery pack for fuel economy gains. The RX is solidly above average but doesn’t do anything exceptionally better than the competition. With the 2020 update, Lexus has continued to stay on top with increased refinement, technology, and value. The standard 18-inch wheels sport a new design, and the 20-inch wheels on the Luxury trim have also received a style update. Buyers can choose between the standard 8.0-inch or the available 12.3-inch touchscreen; the latter can be had as a split screen and has a higher resolution than the smaller screen. The more popular front-drive RX 350 checks in at an EPA-certified 20/27/23 mpg, figures that fall to 19/26/22 mpg with optional all-wheel drive, and on front-drive RX 350L crossovers.