When Lexus debuted the RX in the late 1990s, it was one of the original creators of the crossover market that has taken over auto industry in the past two decades. Today, it feels like there’s a new crossover announced every month, but it was a risk back in the day.
The move paid off, as the RX has been a top seller for Lexus for many years, leading sales charts in its class on a regular basis.
But something was holding it back from further success. Unlike some competitors, it only offered a two-row version (housing 5 passengers), and didn’t have a 3-row option for people wanting some extra room for the little ones in back. That has changed with the arrival of the RX 350L option, which boosts capacity to 7 passengers.
How does the three-row edition of the RX measure up to other luxury 7-seaters? Read on for a full report.