The 2022 Lexus RX Redesign is a solid entry in the midsize SUV class, offering a roomy and comfortable cabin and typically excellent build quality, as well. We have been let down by this generation's anonymous driving experience and poorly thought-out infotainment system controller, too. The improvements it made to this year's RX will rectify these shortcomings, Lexus hopes.
It retuned the suspension and stiffened the body structure to give the RX a slightly sportier feel when driven around turns while still keeping ride comfort paramount, Lexus says. Has been modified as well, the F Sport's sport suspension, which previously resulted in a far harsher ride in exchange for minimal performance gains.
Lexus has swapped out the mouse-like controller for a new trackpad, inside the cabin. Can still be overly distracting to use while driving, but it's better. The display screen is new also. Meaning you can avoid using the trackpad by touching the various menus and buttons, it's now a touchscreen. Repositioned the screen to be nearly 6 inches closer to the driver, so reaching the screen doesn't require a stretch, Lexus also. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also on board this year as standard equipment, finally. To improving the RX 350's tech cred, these changes go a long way toward.
With drastic quality-of-life improvements that make it a more appealing buy than last year's model, the 2022 Lexus RX Redesign is more competitive than ever. Before an also-ran in the midsize luxury crossover segment, the RX has graduated to become a respectable offering in the class, as well.
Which RX 350 does we recommend?
We prefer the F Sport's more aggressive yet still comfortable sport seats, the base Lexus RX Redesign 350 is more well-rounded and appeals to a broader set of buyers. Because it adds the sharp-looking 12.3-inch display, an upgraded audio system, and onboard navigation for when your adventures take you to locales with spotty cellular service, so the Navigation package is worth getting.
Lexus RX Redesign 350 models
Is available in base and F Sport versions, the 2022 Lexus RX Redesign 350. So, they both come with a 3.5-liter V6 engine (295 horsepower, 267 lb-ft of torque) paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission, too. All-wheel drive is optional and front-wheel drive is standard.
Than, the base is equipped with features such as a power liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated leather upholstery, adaptive cruise control, a suite of driver safety aids (Lexus' Safety System+ 2.0), an 8-inch touchscreen, and a nine-speaker sound system, as well. Also standard this year is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
Premium and Luxury, a couple of packages, are available to boost up the RX's features list, too. A sunroof, bigger wheels, heated and ventilated front seats, and leather upholstery, notable additions from them include. The F Sport includes the Premium package's contents plus sportier exterior styling, a sport-tuned suspension, sport front seats, and unique interior. Than, the optional F Sport Performance package adds adaptive suspension dampers and specially tuned steering. Lexus offers a Navigation package, which gets you a navigation system, a larger 12.3-inch touchscreen, and either a 12-speaker sound system or an optional 15-speaker Mark Levinson system, for both versions. Than, other worthwhile options to consider are blind-spot monitoring, power-folding second-row seats and a hands-free liftgate, as well.