Reviews: Three-Row Lexus RXL

Discussion in 'Lexus Lounge' started by krew, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. krew
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  2. Mohammed Taha
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    True, but why does it take so long? At sub-zero temperatures that could get annoying very quickly.
     
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    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:
     
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    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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  5. Mohammed Taha
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    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.
     
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    If anything, Lexus PR should be lining up the mommy bloggers to drive them first.
     
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    [offtopic]

    You have the best avatar on the forum. Here's a video just for you:



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  10. Mohammed Taha
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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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    When you're wearing a bright white shirt, a stain stands out.
     
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    According to the Lexus UK Media Site, it's not so much rushed development as gaining headroom for the 3rd row. Their release titled The New Lexus RX L: Every Millimetre Counts contains this paragraph:

     
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    As I said from even the spy photos time it will be dead from the start

    Why with God sake they didn't wait until the next-generation TNGA based and to be designed well from the beginning by the 3 rows mentality
     
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    My sales guy said the RX L is selling, but he'd like to see a new RX designed for 3 rows sooner rather than later in order to sell more.
     
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