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2018 Lexus RX – Engine and Transmission

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 8/9/2018 DREW DORIAN
Engine and Transmission: We test the performance of the RX on the track and in the real world. See how the RX’s powertrains compare with their competition.© Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc We test the performance of the RX on the track and in the real world. See how the RX’s powertrains compare with their competition.

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Two available powertrains-one of which is a hybrid-provide adequate but uninspiring motivation for the RX. Both are polished and efficient, which is perhaps what’s more important to luxury shoppers.

What’s New for 2018?

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The new stretched three-row RX350L makes five horsepower less than the two-row RX350 because the extended body and spare tire prohibit the use of the dual-exhaust system from the standard model. That lower power figure and the increase in overall weight might explain the RX350L’s slightly slower acceleration times in our testing.

Test Results: Acceleration

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The rest of the RX lineup’s engines and transmissions are unchanged for 2018. For more information, you can read our in-depth review of the 2017 Lexus RX.

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Continue Reading:
• 2018 Lexus RX – Overview
• Engine and Transmission
• Fuel Economy and Driving Range
• Interior and Passenger Space
• Performance and Driving Impressions
• Audio and Infotainment
• Cargo Space and Storage
• Exterior Design and Dimensions
• Safety and Driver Assistance
• Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
• Video Overview: Interior, Infotainment, Cargo Space

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