As the very first luxury crossover, the Lexus RX invented a language of its own. With its innovative approach to design, safety and utility, the RX translated the needs of discerning drivers into a new expression of luxury. And for 2013, Lexus continues to evolve the RX, adding the RX F SPORT.
The dynamic and exhilarating F SPORT comes to the RX Line, with bold styling cues inside and out to match the energy of the enhanced performance features.
The dynamic design of the front, highlighted by stylish mesh grilles, gives the RX F SPORT a more aggressive personality.
The inside of the RX F SPORT is trimmed with black leather with white contrasting perforations and white stitching, as well as a black headliner and ebony birds-eye maple wood.
A strong axis with a twisted spoke design emphasize the assertiveness of the exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels [*] with Dark Graphite finish.
The display screen is designed to sit high and deep into the dashboard so your eyes don't have to shift as far from the road to see it as on competitive systems.
The available Remote Touch [*] device sits where your hand naturally rests and operates just like a computer mouse
Audio, phone and display controls are mounted on the steering wheel for easy access.
What can the RX do? You name it. With luxurious seating for five, split rear seats that fold effortlessly with remote levers, and vast cargo space [*], your RX is ready to help you do whatever your busy schedule demands.
There's luxury, and then there's luxury that's focused on you. Throughout the RX, comfort and convenience greet you in every corner. For example, the available heated and ventilated front seats can also be personalized using three separate settings each for heating and cooling.
Available front-seat power cushion extenders make long drives far more comfortable, but they work just as well on short commutes, too.
At the push of a button, the available Lexus Memory System automatically adjusts the power driver's seat (except lumbar), the outside mirrors and the steering wheel to your personal settings.
Available Lexus Enform [*] and Safety Connect [*] offer more than the convenience of live, 24-hour navigation assistance and the peace of mind of knowing emergency services can be requested at the press of a button. With the App Suite [*] you can use your RX to make dinner reservations and order movie tickets on the fly.
With available Fuel Prices, you can search for stations by price, brand, distance or grade. And, once you make a selection, it can display the destination on your navigation screen.
Available NavTraffic™ [*] provides real-time traffic information, including speed and estimated travel time, and can reroute you to avoid accidents or construction.
Available NavWeather™ [*] provides continuously updated local weather reports and five-day forecasts for specific cities, and it can even automatically alert you of severe weather ahead.
Available Sports and Stocks [*] offers access to the schedules, scores and news of your favorite sports teams, as well as personalized stock quotes and related information.
The available Heads-up Display system on the RX can project simple navigation directions, audio information and vehicle speed onto the windshield in front of you, so you can spend more time focused on the road ahead. And unlike other systems, it includes a distance countdown and an animated arrow that guides you intuitively through turns.
The placement and angle of every speaker and the careful consideration of every component were essential in the development of the Lexus Premium Audio System in the RX. The result is a system that immerses the driver and passengers in remarkably vivid sound. For the true audiophile, an available 15-speaker Mark Levinson® Premium Surround Sound Audio System [*] uses 7.1-channel architecture and pushes 330 watts of power, immersing the entire cabin in sound quality that was once only reserved for six-figure home-audio systems.
The center channel coaxial speaker consists of a 90-mm metal cone midrange speaker and a 16-mm tweeter, widening the scope of supported frequencies to produce sound with a greater degree of precision compared to a conventional system. In addition, it also matches harmonics with the front right and left channels.
Mounted in the rear of the RX, a 20-cm Mark Levinson subwoofer with enclosure is powered by a 100-watt Mark Levinson amplifier. This allows it to produce extremely deep bass with remarkable ease and clarity.
A 65-mm Mark Levinson speaker is built into both rear pillars of the RX to provide the right and left surround sound channels. The diffusion of sound has been optimized in order to allow each occupant to enjoy the same level of audio quality.
Every piece of technology in the RX-from easy, intuitive controls to the various entertainment options-is designed to focus on you, the driver.
Voice Command enables you to place compatible Bluetooth®-enabled [*] phone calls and operate climate, audio and navigation functions using normal, everyday speech
Lexus Bluetooth® audio technology [*] offers the convenience of wireless control of your compatible player's entire music library and the ability to stream audio from websites.
The available dual-screen Rear-Seat Entertainment System (RSES) [*] allows the left and right rear-seat passengers to enjoy separate entertainment. With seven-inch LCD screens located behind the driver's and front passenger's headrests, each system features a pair of wireless headphones [*] and can be used as a DVD player, audio player or game console via audio and video input jacks.
For drivers who want to get the most out of every curve, the RX F SPORT has arrived. It's the only RX that offers an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, and together with its sport-tuned suspension it delivers exhilaration at your command.
The 3.5-liter V6 Atkinson-cycle engine is able to convert more of the energy generated during combustion into mechanical energy than conventional engines. This innovative system contributes to low emissions and enhanced fuel efficiency.
The RX Hybrid captures, cools and reuses exhaust gas, reducing emissions and providing best-in-class fuel economy [*]. A portion of these gasses are used to warm up the engine, significantly shortening the time it takes the RX to reach a temperature at which it can function on battery power alone.
The RX Hybrid is the first hybrid vehicle to feature Intelligent Shift Control, a system that can estimate whether you are traveling uphill or downhill and automatically provide the optimal engine response. Or you can manually shift for greater responsiveness and maneuverability.
The RX is engineered to deliver agile and dynamic handling like that of a luxury sedan. It features a low powertrain, a fully independent MacPherson strut front suspension and a completely unique double-wishbone rear suspension that took 30 separate tuning sessions to develop. The system not only helps to improve handling grip, it also intrudes less into the cargo area, freeing up floor space.
Available on the RX and RX F SPORT, the Active Torque Control all-wheel drive (AWD) system monitors vehicle and road conditions to predict your path. Then it maximizes efficiency by automatically delivering up to 50% of available torque power to the rear wheels only when you need it. And on the AWD RX Hybrid, an electric motor delivers instantaneous torque to the rear wheels automatically when you need it, and with no friction loss.
While an ordinary crash test dummy can provide 119 data points, Lexus goes beyond that by using digital models comprised of millions. The results of this innovative approach to safety in the RX include a class-leading [*] 10 airbags [*], active front headrests [*] and an available Pre-Collision System [*].
Visionary technologies are constantly monitoring your RX and the road around you to help bring you peace of mind. One example is the available Blind Spot Monitor [*], which is designed to alert you if it detects vehicles in adjacent lanes.
The available Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system [*] monitors and coordinates the braking, drive power and steering systems to optimize the RX's driving, turning and stopping performance to help keep you connected to the road.
When you place your RX in reverse, the view from the available backup camera [*] is displayed in full color on the multimedia display to assist you with parking or other maneuvers.