2016 Lexus RX 350 Release Date, News and Rumors

2016 Lexus RX 350 Release Date, Price, Sport, Review, Specs – With the newly appointed 2016 Lexus RX 350 we get an overall better can than before. It terms of style, the car incorporates an overall edgier look, while regarding luxury it has a more style-conscious design which also enables the car to be useful and not only luxurious. The car is far more practical and looks good as it ever was, that is the bottom line of it all.

2016 Lexus RX 350 front angle, grille and headlights, white color

The RX has been the best-selling model from Lexus till now and the 2016 version is going to be their fourth-generation vehicle coming from this line. With some updates here and there we assume that the car is going to retain its popularity and will continue to break numbers in terms of sales. With more interior space, a modern tech upgrade and some high safety features, the car enters the new model year in a big way.

2016 Lexus RX 350
2016 Lexus RX 350

It has perhaps become a cliché to describe any new car that comes out as being bolder, but the thing is that we cannot use any other term to talk about the newest Lexus RX 350. It adds to the previous look that made the car already popular and expands on the previous design with some great features and terms. It makes for a much more attractive vehicle which will be appealing to a wide range of audiences. It also tramples the competition and leaves such models as 2016 Acura MDX, 2016 Cadillac SRX, 2016 Lincoln MKX and 2016 Nissan Murano back in the dust. The pictures of the car have been recently released and show us how good the RX 350 actually is, and if you want to find out about the specs, we suggest reading the entire review then.

2016 Lexus RX 350 exterior, side angle

2016 Lexus RX 350 exterior

The RX 350 vehicles of yesteryear were always predictably utilitarian but glossy with their details. They have always presented a good looking vehicle with a lot of usefulness to them and high-end details. The newest addition which is the 2016 Lexus RX 350 makes use of the details that were part of the look of previous cars and moves forward by adding some boldness to it. The car has been made to be a bit meaner but still useful and good looking, The cohesive design is the most important part of the new RX 350 as it kind of a looks like two or more different designs were incorporated to make one vehicle, which is in any case a bad idea but not here as the car all of that manages to keep together and prove that the vehicle has a lot of good things going for it like this.

2016 Lexus RX 350 back
2016 Lexus RX 350 back

The most obvious change that was made here was in terms of the roofline and the look of the car from the side and back. It has some very interesting angels to it and it has been revised in a way which is very strange for a Lexus. With the un-Lexus-like design that was made here, the car adds a different profile which is more arched and a bit of a coupe like, which also tapers at the back side. The front end of the car retains its spindle grille design and adds the triple-L LED headlights and LED daytime running lights. With the changes at the front the car has also been given some extra angels that make the car look generally much more aggressive and mean looking. The combination of all the new details makes the newest Lexus RX 350 the best design that it has ever had.

2016 Lexus RX 350 front
2016 Lexus RX 350 front


The interior of the 2016 Lexus RX 350 is very calm and organized. It manages to calm down the design of the previous cars and sets it right in so many ways. Perhaps the previous look of the inside was a bit wild and out of order the newest updated manages to bring everything down magnificently and brings some order inside the car. You may not even get the feeling that you are in a car that looks so aggressive on the outside when sitting inside this calm, cool and collected interior. The look is mostly borrowed from the GS and IS versions and combines well with a new horizontal dash design which incorporates some asymmetrical curves on it. The center stack and the center console have their own thing going on the as they also adopt some slick curves and stellar design cues which fits in perfectly with this design of the car.

2016 Lexus RX 350 interior
2016 Lexus RX 350 interior

The accents leans more to the driver this time and the decluttered interior feels really good as all of the unnecessary details have been removed. Even the subtle colors create this feeling of cleanliness as the car uses matte-black and matte-metallic trims to combine for an all-together luxury effect. The vehicle is also offered in a more performance orientated trim which is the F Sport version. Besides the obvious enhancements to the outside, this trim also adds sports seats, a unique steering wheel with paddle shifters, aluminum pedals and scuff plates and a special offer which is the exclusive Rioja Red interior leather color.

2016 Lexus RX 350 interior, backseats


Now all versions of the 2016 Lexus RX 350 car come powered with a 300-horsepower, 3.5-liter direct-injection V-6 engine. Also all models of this car will receive a newly appointed eight-speed automatic transmission as its primary choice. The RX 450h models get a Atkinson-cycle version of the V-6 which is made to produce less emissions than other models and gives the hybrid model a power of 308 hp. The F Sport is offered only with AWD and this year also marks the first time that the AWD drive system is added to the RX 450h trim.

2016 Lexus RX 350 engine


Wheelbase: 9 ft. 1.8 in. (109.8 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 0.5 in. (192.5 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.6 in. (74.6 in.)
Passenger volume: 140 ft³
Cargo volume: 18 ft³
Curb weight: 4222 lbs
Top Speed: 129 mph
0-60: 6.9 sec
MPG: 20/28 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Autumn Shimmer, Caviar, Eminent White Pearl, Matador Red Mica, Nebula Gray Pearl, Nightfall Mica, Obsidian…
Towing Capacity: 3500 lbs

Price and release date

2016 Lexus RX 350 white color, exterior

The new version of the Lexus RX350 is being offered by the end of the year or the least when we can expect the release date is at the very beginning of next year. The prices have already been in toned so you can buy the new 2016 version for a base MSRP price of 41,600 dollars. The F Sport trim comes a bit prices and is available at 49,125 dollars.

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