Move Over Jaguar F-Pace, 2017 Lexus RX350 Is A Tough Act To Follow According To Experts

Mar 09, 2017 04:10 AM EST | Paul Urban

The 2017 Lexus RX350 is considered a luxury mid-sized SUV which boasts of features expected out of a Lexus. It is also considered as the best-selling Lexus model and it is easy to understand why. The 2017 Lexus RX350 may not be as famous as its other competitors but it is selling slowly but surely because of its reputation as one of the best, even putting up a good fight against Jaguar F-Pace.

According to Car and Driver, the 2017 Lexus RX350 is available in well-equipped base or a sportier F Sport trim which comes in with 20-inch wheels, adaptive damping, engine sound enhancer, quilted sport seats with more bolstering, and much more. It is also available in either front or all-wheel drive option.

The 2017 Lexus RX350's safety features are more beefed up as it now comes with a pre-collision warning system, automatic high-beams, automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and much more. Safety is definitely an important factor and the 2017 RX350 is teeming with it.

The 2017 RX350 is also solid which makes for a smooth and tranquil ride. Materials chosen are also top-of-the-class which oozes class and style- something that is a characteristic of any Lexus vehicle. It also comes with 12.3-inch infotainment display which is the largest of its kind. It also provides a roomy rear-seat giving passengers space and comfort they deserve.

The 2017 Lexus RX350 also runs seamlessly because it is powered by 3.5-liter V-6 mated with automatic eight-speed transmission responsible for producing 295-horsepower. The F Sport also has an adaptive damping which modulates the body movement without sacrificing its ride quality.

As added by The Car Connection, the 2017 Lexus RX350 comes with MacPherson strut front and double-wishbone rear suspension setup. The suspension is responsible for the RX350 to be more stable and sturdy compared to its predecessors. It makes for a smooth ride. However, it is important to note that the RX350 is not made as an off-roader. The suspension system will not perform its optimum, so if one plans to take this off-roading better think twice.

In addition to the RX350's safety record, it passed the IIHS crash tests with flying colors. It is also awarded Top Safety Pick+ Award. Not only are passengers treated with ultimate luxury, they are also enveloped inside a safe and top notch cocoon.

To even further solidify the competition between 2017 Lexus RX350 against Jaguar F-Pace, Forbes shared that it is compact, sharp, and a pleasure to drive. In conclusion, for Jaguar fanatics, stick to the F-Pace. However, for those who are not particular with the brand but wish to splurge on luxury and solid performance, then the RX350 is a great option. Jaguar F-Pace may win in many aspects but 2017 Lexus RX350 is one tough competition that is never to back down.

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