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Lexus Finally Figured Out The 3-Row SUV


Lexus Finally Figured Out The 3-Row SUV
Spacious, comfortable, and quiet. The Lexus TX ticks all the right boxes.

Lexus tried to shove an extra set of seats in the standard-wheelbase RX, which resulted in a horribly cramped third row and even less usable cargo space than its two-row counterpart. So, Lexus ditched the RX L with the latest generation of RX. Ultimately, that was the right move.
The new Lexus TX is a proper three-row SUV. It has space for seven normal-sized adults and their luggage, with the premium fit and finish you expect from Lexus. Based on the also-good Toyota Grand Highlander, the Lexus TX has three powertrain options to choose from.

Quick Specs 2024 Lexus TX 350 AWD
Engine Turbocharged 2.4-Liter Four-Cylinder
Output 275 Horsepower / 317 Pound-Feet
Cargo Capacity 20.2 / 54.7 / 97.0 Cubic Feet
Towing 5,000 Pounds (Max)

The base engine is a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder making 275 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque. The next-up, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder hybrid, pushes out 273 hp and 339 lb-ft.

Lexus makes some of the best chairs in the business and that's mostly true here. The shape is great, the bolstering is excellent, and there's ample butt and back support. The second and third rows, though – relative to the class – are superb. 

Every TX comes standard with Lexus's Safety System+ 3.0 driver-assistance suite, which includes adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-keep assist, among others. And outside some of the true hands-free systems, Safety Sense is about as good as it gets. It keeps the SUV centered in the lane, without ping-ponging it from side to side, while delivering smooth throttle and braking inputs that react nicely to the flow of traffic.
 ENGINE Turbocharged 2.4-Liter Four-Cylinder
 OUTPUT 275 Horsepower / 317 Pound-Feet
 TRANSMISSION Eight-Speed Automatic
 DRIVE TYPE All-Wheel Drive
 SPEED 0-60 MPH 7.8 Seconds
 WEIGHT 4,575 Pounds
 EFFICIENCY 20 City / 26 Highway / 23 Combined
 TOWING 5,000 Pounds (Max)