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Compare 2020 Lexus RX 350 vs 2019 Lexus RX 350

2020 Lexus RX 350 vs 2019 Lexus RX 350
2020 Lexus RX 350 2019 Lexus RX 350


3.5L V6 3.5L V6


295 295

  MPG (City/Highway)

20/27 * 20/27 *

2020 Lexus RX 350 vs 2019 Lexus RX 350

Serving Westmont, IL

The 2019 and 2020 model years ostensibly represent the tail end of the fourth production cycle for the RX, which is the midsize crossover SUV from Toyota’s luxury brand, Lexus. Now known as the “RX 350,” this nameplate is substantially enhanced for the 2020 model year. Ultimately, however, both the 2019 and 2020 models are alike in overall value—with smooth ride quality, lots of power and acceleration ability, and outstanding predicted reliability. Included among the RX 350 trims are a performance-oriented F-Sport variant and a longer-wheelbase version called RX L.


Powering the 2019 and 2020 model years of the Lexus RX 350 is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that has an output of 295 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque. Pinned to the engine is 8-speed automatic transmission. Depending on the trim you choose and how it is configured, the RX 350 can go from 0 to 60 mph in as fast as 7.7 seconds. Front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are the available drivetrains, with fuel economy up to 20/27 mpg if you go with the former.


The 2020 Lexus RX 350 gets a new front and rear fascia to make it look slightly more aggressive than the 2019 model. The F Sport has unique exterior styling features such as trim-specific badging, signature upper and lower grille inserts, and a mesh-style grille.


Although typically a five-seater, the RX L variant has an additional third row of seats to accommodate two more occupants. Synthetic leather upholstery, 10-way power on the driver’s seat and 8-way power on the front passenger seat, power-folding and reclining ability on the second-row seats, and a driver-side memory system are standard. Optional are features such as semi-aniline perforated leather, front-seat heating and cooling, steering-wheel and second-row heating, and second-row captain’s chairs. Unique to the F Sport are bolstered sport seats and aluminum pedals. The 8-inch touchscreen display on the 2019 model gives way to a larger, 12.3-inch one on the 2020 RX 350, which also stands apart with standard Amazon Alexa virtual assistance and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Otherwise, the 2019 and 2020 models share standard comfort and convenience features such as a remote touchpad, multi-zone climate control, self-gripping cupholders, smart key access with push-button engine start, Bluetooth hands-free phone calling and audio streaming, Lexus Enform Remote connectivity, a universal transceiver, nine-speaker audio with AM/FM radio, HD Radio technology, a 90-day trial subscription to SiriusXM Radio, six USB ports, and a 10-year subscription to Lexus Enform Service Connect for being updated on the vehicle’s health. Available features include voice command, a panoramic view monitor, a navigation system, performance-inspired digital instrumentation (exclusive to the F Sport), a 15-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, and Lexus Enform Destination Assist for around-the-clock access to a live response center agent.

For safety, the 2019 and 2020 RX 350s start with features such as a 10-airbag system, a rearview camera, anti-lock braking with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution, Lexus Enform Safety Connect for roadside assistance, electronic vehicle stability, and traction control systems, smart stop technology, proximity notification, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, a pre-collision warning and braking system with pedestrian detection, and an anti-theft system. Optional or higher-level safety features include a color head-up display, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, and a surround-view camera.

Call us today at our dealership in Westmont, Illinois, to set up an appointment for a test-drive of the 2019 and 2020 Lexus RX 350 models today.

* 2020 EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.