2017 Lexus RX Updates

August 18th, 2016 by

Lexus continues to raise the bar with it’s best-selling SUV.  Now in production, the 2017 Lexus RX will include new standard technology and safety features in addition to an updated model line up.

The Lexus RX, which was completely redesigned for the 2016 model year, offers a striking, chiseled exterior and enhanced driving performance that has impressed new and returning Lexus RX drivers over the past year.  We are certain that the updated 2017 model will continue, if not improve upon the success that the RX has seen for 2016 and continue the model’s reputation as being the number-one selling luxury SUV in America.


The Updates:

  • The Lexus RX350 F SPORT will now be available in front-wheel drive whereas the 2017 Lexus RX450h will no longer be available in a front-wheel drive making every 2017 RX hybrid AWD.
  • Both the RX and RX hybrid will come in the popular new color, Atomic Silver (we are very excited for this update).
  • All available wood-trimmed steering wheels as well as the F SPORT package leather-wrapped steering wheel will be heated for 2017.
  • Scout GPS Link app-based turn-by-turn directions will be standard on RX models equipped with Display Audio (all non-nav models).
  • Lexus Safety System+ is now standard.
  • Rear-seat seat-belt indicator added
  • Intuitive Parking Assist with new Auto Braking will now be available with Blind Spot Monitor or Panoramic View Monitor with Blind Spot Monitor.

The 2017 updates are all pretty self-explanatory but let’s look at the new Auto Braking feature added to Park Assist and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert…

Lexus explains that the Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking applies the brakes when an obstacle is detected during low-speed maneuvering.  Rear Cross-Traffic Braking applies the brakes when oncoming cross-traffic is detected. The brakes will release after holding for approximately 2 seconds for both instances.

What do you think about the updates for the 2017 Lexus RX?  Let us know with comments below or call 210-816-6000 for additional information on the 2017 RX release date.  To view our in stock RX inventory online, you can click here.


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