2020 Lexus RX 350 - How Does It Compare To The 2019 Model?

Between its world-class design, six distinct trim levels, and long list of innovative features, it's no wonder the Lexus RX 350 continues to be one of the best-selling luxury SUVs on the market. And while the RX 350 remains popular year after year, we are left to wonder what kind of changes are made with each model. Let's take a look at how Lexus improves on the already inventive 2019 RX 350 by exploring, in detail, what makes the 2020 Lexus RX 350 the most engaging model to date.
2019 Lexus RX
2020 Lexus RX
2019 Lexus RX vs 2020 Lexus RX

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Take one look at the 2020 RX 350 and you will notice a more refined version of the 2019 model. The sharp, angular lines are still there. The Lexus logo is still proudly donned on the front fascia. But the 2020 model improves on its predecessor by adjusting the SUV's overall shape and by making the decision to include an all-new grille. Accompanying these upgrades are more slender headlights, reconfigured fog lamps, and newly constructed air vents to make the 2020 RX 350 a handsome SUV built for the modern age.

Android Auto & Apple CarPlay Compatible

For the first ever, the 2020 RX 350 includes both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. This addition will allow drivers, regardless of the type of smartphone they carry, to seamlessly connect to Lexus' infotainment system. This welcome change will make it a piece of cake to access applications like Google Maps, Apple Music, Spotify, and texts without having to fumble around with your phone. When eyes are focused up on the road ahead, everybody wins and you don't have to miss out on what's happening with your contacts on social media.

2020 Lexus RX Interior


Powering the 2020 Lexus RX 350 is a familiar 3.5-liter 295-horsepower engine that was used in the 2019 edition. However, drivers can choose to mix and match between all of the 2020 style offerings depending on what is most important to that individual. For example, the base-level RX 350 beautifully captures the spirit of the vehicle while the F Sport has enhanced AWD capabilities. The RX also has hybrid and 3-row seating options, so you will get the strong RX-level of performance regardless of the type of style you choose.


The 2019 Lexus RX 350 came with a suite of handy new safety tech like automatic emergency braking, radar cruise control and automatic high beams, making it one of the safest SUVs Lexus created to date. While the implementation of these key features went smoothly, the 2020 RX 350 benefits by including the second generation of the same technology with even more safety features. The 2020 model includes daytime bicyclist detection, low-light pedestrian detection, road sign detection and lane-tracing assist in addition to what was included in 2019.

In Conclusion

While little can change from year to year on some models, this is simply not the case with the Lexus RX 350. In fact, it has never made more sense to upgrade to the newest Lexus RX 350 model. With so much added to the 2020 RX 350, drivers will feel confident that they have a fully modern SUV that will age well from both a design and technology standpoint. Between the upgraded styling, key new technology features, and steadfast safety, the 2020 RX 350 is set up for the long haul and will play its part as a reliable vehicle for years to come. See the new 2020 Lexus RX for yourself and schedule a test drive below or give us a call at 763-645-5706.

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