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Video Tour of the 2018 Three-Row Lexus RX 350L

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Here’s a video tour of the new 2018 three-row Lexus RX 350L from Chad Deschenes of the Lexus USA College:

(Great to see this demonstration of how the third row folds down. Also nice to see the extra space afforded by going with the captain chairs in the second row.)

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As far as reviews go, Motor Trend gravitates towards negativity in minute detail. Concerns about usable space is one thing, but an entire paragraph slamming the 14-second time of the power-folding third row is unnecessary.
True, but why does it take so long? At sub-zero temperatures that could get annoying very quickly.
Mohammed Taha
True, but why does it take so long? At sub-zero temperatures that could get annoying very quickly.
For sure. Calling it slow is one thing, writing a 100 word complaint seems petty.

Or maybe I'm the one that's being petty? :cold_sweat:
With kids, groceries, gear and whatever else, I think 14 seconds is a little too leisurely. If you're planning ahead and putting the seats down for a road trip before you load the car, probably not a big deal, but in the moment, I can see that being fairly aggravating.

Similarly, Toyota/Lexus hatches seem to be slowest-in-class and that too can be annoying in the same circumstances.

I wish Lexus PR would do a better job of optioning up vehicles to send out to the media. This is one of their most important models and they sent it out FWD with base options and a base interior. I feel like an AWD model would have helped to negate some of the annoyances with torque steer, the 20" wheels would have surely helped the appearance and a better optioned interior never hurts either.
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krew
For sure. Calling it slow is one thing, writing a 100 word complaint seems petty.

Or maybe I'm the one that's being petty? :cold_sweat:
He wanted to make a point. I’m guessing he succeeded.
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Let's just cut the nonsense and point out the fact that Lexus even offers a POWERED 3rd row seat in a vehicle that does not even need one!!! 14 seconds?!? REALLY. 'OUTTA HERE with that!
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I'm surprised some auto press even bothered reviewing this vehicle and Lexus bothered sending out review samples. At least they need to write something other than 'sure this is the money printing machine that people buy no matter what we write here', so they picked up a somewhat valid and relevant criticism.
If anything, Lexus PR should be lining up the mommy bloggers to drive them first.
Mohammed Taha
He wanted to make a point. I’m guessing he succeeded.
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krew
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LOL. The avatar is just a reminder for everyone of that miserable day. - Extremely off topic
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MT's review is in line with my expectations. Usual strengths of the RX (smooth drive, quality interior) and weaknesses (Infotainment/tech, and tight 3rd row).

I do agree the time it takes to fold the 3rd row is long which is exacerbated by the fact that you need to hold the button the entire time. Rear hatch is a little slow too but I've grown accustomed to its 8-second close time on my 2-row RX and similar time when I had the NX.

Biggest surprise to me was the exposed rear window wiper which hints at the slightly rushed development of the L. Not a big deal, just an observation, but it is nicer, more refined concealed underneath the roof spoiler.
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In my video (go to around the 1:45 mark) where I show how long it takes for the seat to go down. I noted that to enable the seat to go flat it must raise first then fit into the rear shelf. That adds some time. Contrarily the MDX I had next to it was a manual seat which is of course fast but feels sub luxury compared to a power rear seat (note the GX and LX are power too).

Having a RX and LX now and using them with a kid the only time that would be a problem is in the rain or inclement weather when you want things to move fast. Otherwise it is SUPER PETTY to pick on it.
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mikeavelli
Having a RX and LX now and using them with a kid the only time that would be a problem is in the rain or inclement weather when you want things to move fast. Otherwise it is SUPER PETTY to pick on it.
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