2021 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport – As you can probably tell by the sheer number of them out on the road, the rx has been and remains the best-selling luxury suv in the u.s. That makes even small updates important and coming off a major refresh. Last year we still get a few enhancements for 2021. So without further ado, let’s, go ahead and see what those changes are as well as what makes this a top pick year after year.
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What You Have to Get From 2021 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport
Start off with the 2021 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport exterior design. So, like i had already mentioned last year, this was refreshed to have a slightly different look to it, but you will continue to find the spindle grille across all the different trim levels, so here on the f sport. Specifically, we have the more aggressive look which uses a black mesh here in the middle and then traces the outside edge with a smoked chrome. In addition to that, the export does also revise the lower fascia here and these elements over here on the side.
Now, as far as your headlights, you will find led had light standard across all the models and last year they updated the daytime running light. Now. This is the standard version, so you will see. We actually have an incandescent turn signal, but you can get the advanced triple beam, led headlights if you want every single part of it to be led and then finally, you don’t have fog lights.
On any of the models, of course, another important element of the sports design are these special dark gray. Finish 20 inch alloy wheels. Now there are a lot of different options. You can get on the rx starting at 18 inches as standard, and there are some optional. 20 inch alloys for the premium and luxury models now coming on up here to your mirror. You will also notice that it is blacked out here on the f sport model and for 2021 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport has made some changes up here, so they’re. putting all the features as standard equipment on all the trim levels now, so you have heating power, folding, auto dimming and blind spot monitoring as standard equipment all right.
So here at the rear design of the 2021 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport. You’re, not going to see a ton of differences over a regular model, really the only thing that changes for the f sport is going to be this piece right here. It is a darkened chrome, as opposed to just a regular silver chrome.
Now, as far as the tail lights, lexus was nice enough to include mostly led tail lights. The brake light portion is led. However, the turn signal and reverse light is incandescent. I do also want to point out, though, that you can get a fully led tail light set up with those triple beam headlights in the front now dropping down to the bottom.
All of the models are going to have a dual exposed exhaust outlets, which i think really set off the premium design. Now, as far as the safety, lexus is always really good about throwing in all of their safety systems standard, and that does carry over for this 2021 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport. Since you’re, going to have the 2.0 system on all of the models, that’ll, of course, be pre-collision. Braking adaptive cruise lane, departure alert, auto high beam headlamps as well as advanced stuff like low light pedestrian detection.
So on the 2021 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport, you do continue to have a standard, smart entry system with the typical lexus key file and, of course, to get inside the vehicle itself. There is a sensor behind the handle so just grab it now taking a peek inside of this cabin.
Of course it’s, not really too much different from the last year’s model. However, last year we sampled the regular model, and this is the f sport, so you ‘ Ll certainly see some extra sporty elements compared to the normal model, but now let’s, go ahead and talk about your different interior, color and material options so standard on the rx is a new lux faux leather in your choice of black parchment or Birch, when you choose the f-sport model like we have here, you have the choice between black or a really cool circuit red.
We have aluminum trim, whereas the other models have different varieties of wood over. Here you will find standard three person, memory, seating and you have four fully automatic windows. Checking out these seats. Almost every 2021 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport will come with this 10-way power adjusting seat with two-way lumbar support, but if you have the luxury package that will also throw in a few more ways of adjustment, like i was already saying, this is the new lux faux leather um, but really really Realistic, i’ve, always been uh, always praised lexus for their leatherette quality and on the sport.
We have a leatherette material again with the color contrast, stitching detail and then one of my favorite elements about the 2021 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport. Cabin has always been this curved piece right here. Uh. Obviously we have the aluminum with the sport or you could have like bamboo or something like that and then finally, we have a piece of leatherette that runs across here for your knee to rest against and a typical lexus fashion.
Everything is going to fit together. Immaculately now start up every version of the rx. You have standard push button start. So obviously, if you’ve ever been in an rx of this generation or you’ve seen our past videos with rxs, you’ll notice that these gauges are not exactly the same thing: that’s, because the f-sport model does have a unique gauge cluster. So you’ll notice that it is mostly a display.
You have basically a 4.2 inch multi-function display right there on the left hand, side, and then you also have a reconfigurable display for the tachometer as well. Just be aware that, unlike in some of the other lexus models, that centerpiece does not slide back and forth for the rx now, in addition to that cool gauge cluster, we also have a head up display, which is available as an option.
Now, coming back to the steering, we have electric power assisted steering with a nice leather, wrapped wheel. We do have special perforation as well as export branding for the s4 model and then across the entire 2021 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport lineup. This is very nicely sized good and deep, really nice felt lining as well, and one thing i like about the rx is that you can actually remove the whole entire lining to go clean it or something like that.
I don ‘t really see that with any of the competition, you also have two usb ports and a 12 volt outlet. When we stick these coupons in here, as you can see, they fit absolutely no problem. So i’m very happy with that. Up in front of that, we ‘ Ve got two cup holders. We have a little slot where you could like stick your phone vertically, but the big news for 2021 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport is that lexus has kind of restructured this area here and made this a wireless phone charging pad.
If you choose that option, so that is new to the 2021 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport. For 2021 and then finally, you got your two more usbs and a 12 volt outlet. Now coming back to the shifter. This is just a traditional style shifter. It does have slightly different leather. For the f sport, you can pull back for drive. Of course, and go to the left, if you want to shift manually right here and on the sport, only we have paddle shifters and when you head into reverse.
So now that brings us on up here to our main infotainment system, so reiterating the updates that came last year. Basically, lexus made this a touch display. They also brought it about five inches closer, so you can’t touch it or use that same remote, touch controller that you may or may be used to. If you already have a lexus now, as far as the screens themselves, the 2021 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport does come standard with an eight inch display. However, you can get the optional 12.3 inch display with navigation, which is what we have on board.
With this specific model, you do have standard android, auto and standard apple carplay, though, even if you don’t get the navigation system now coming on. Up from that, we have the frameless, auto dimming, mirror with three homework universal remotes, then up at the very top, you will find a moon roof.
This is available as an option, and if you want to spend a little bit of extra money, you can also get a panoramic option, which is very impressive now here in the second row of the rx you’re, going to, of course, have a Very very comfortable rear seat area, because this is all about family now, as far as the leg room measures itself, it’s, going to come in at 38, inches of rear leg, room 39 inches of your headroom, which is very competitive figures, and behind Your seating position, i would say i have eight to nine inches of your leg room and my feet can slide up under the seat.
Although it is a little bit tight now as far as the features here in the 2021 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport, i will say this is an area Where lexus could certainly improve on for a luxury vehicle like this, because all you’re going to find back here are going to be vents.
Last But Not Least
Is the focus of the rx, and it continues to be here in 2020, so the engine is just really really quiet, really smooth power delivery, as well as a transmission. Another thing i’m really liking. Here is just how willing this transmission is to shift and get you up to speed. You know. Sometimes, when you have a comfort and luxury efficient kind of type of car. You know the transmission will be real, reluctant to shift and get you moving. But here in the rx it definitely is not sluggish.
It goes ahead and shifts as needed. We’re setting it. This red light is worth mentioning um, you do not have an auto start. Stop system on the rx, i mean um. You might almost think that it does because it idle so smooth at this red light. You might think that it’s off, but you can look at the rpm engine is running that’s. The only thing you can tell about it is that you can see it right there yeah, i mean just kind of just cruising down.
I mean this is what this car is mainly going to be doing is dr probably driving around in a city, suburban area um, and this car i mean it is definitely in the top luxury cars that we’ve ever driven as far as comfort Goes i mean there are very few cars i’m thinking. The gle is probably one of those cars that rides this smooth it’s. Just it’s, really quite remarkable that a car can ride this smooth. I mean you forget that you’re. Even in the car i mean it’s, just like take a nap and and then you see it’s like what the heck i mean.
This is a very isolated vehicle that’s, one of what has made this vehicle so popular year after year after year after year is uh, the rx it doesn’t it doesn’t pretend to be anything that’s, not um, it is a comfort oriented vehicle, and that is where the emphasis is put, and it does absolutely a fantastic job at that mission.
But overall the 2021 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport certainly has a great driving experience. Um, you know it. It is exactly what owners have been expecting and what they’ve enjoyed for gosh. What like 20 or 30 years um, you know.
So if you’ve ever experienced an rx before you know exactly what this 2020 is going to deliver and that’s. Why, year after year after year after year, this continues to be the best-selling luxury crossover in the entire market and that’s honestly, because so many customers repeat by well guys.