The current generation of the pioneer of the luxury SUV segment is getting close to the end of a production cycle. The RX is one of rare Toyota models that still wait to get all the benefits of a new TNGA platform. Therefore, a complete redesign in the near future seems like a certain thing. Unfortunately, that won’t happen next year. The 2020 Lexus RX450h is about to continue in the same way, featuring the same design characteristics. Therefore, don’t count on any earlier arrival than usual, or changes in price.
- Stylish interior
- Comfortable seats
- Smooth ride
Good fuel economy
- Small cargo area
- Less athletic than most rivals
The last year has brought some interesting changes, so we have no reason to believe that 2020 Lexus RX450h will feature any important change. Like previous year models, the new one will also ride on a familiar K platform, while eagerly waiting to mount on a new TNGA architecture. The recent update has brought a new three-row version. It is a little bit longer but keeps the same wheelbase. In terms of the styling, this version isn’t too much different than the standard gasoline model, though there is a couple of details that accentuate its electrified character. Of course, the most notable is the grille, which comes with a different pattern, which actually largely changes the complete picture of the vehicle.
The RX may not be the most athletic crossover in the class, but it definitely features spectacular interior quality. There aren’t many rivals that can keep up with its cabin, both in terms of the style and quality. We have no doubt that the 2020 Lexus RX450h will continue to deliver hi-end quality on the inside, along with plenty of styles. Also, count on lots of legroom in all rows. There are two versions in the offer, with either two or three rows and you can count on a generous room in both cases. On the other side, cargo capacity is below-average for the class.
This crossover delivers pretty good performances mainly because of a powertrain that combines V6 engine with three electric motors. Such a combination provides plenty of power. A max output goes around 308 horsepower, which is more than enough for a smooth ride. Hybrids are meant to be economical and the RX450h plays this role pretty well. Not only that it is more efficient than gasoline models, but also delivers better fuel economy than most hybrid rivals in the class. You can count on 31 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
2020 Lexus RX450h Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2020 Lexus RX450h sometime late in the year. The price shouldn’t change, so count on a range between $46,000 and $55,000, roughly.