Last Updated on July 13, 2023 by Victor A
Lexus has been rolling out great cars in the past decade, they have recently refreshed some of the models of their SUV line-up, and new models will be coming soon. However, due to their line-up’s expansion, many people aren’t aware of which Lexus SUV models are available with 3 rows. Therefore, we’ve prepared this article for you.
First of all, Lexus has 5 different SUV models, the UX, the NX, the RX, the GX, and the LX; out of the five only two, the LX and the GX come standard with the 3-row seating, while the RX had an option to increase its size and allow another row of seating.
This option has been dropped for the new 2023 Lexus RX, however Lexus is preparing a whole new model with 3 rows of seating.
Lexus GX – Updated Looks
If you need great cabin room and storage space while having 3 rows as standard you might want to check the Lexus GX. One of the most beloved cars in Lexus’ line-up.
This Lexus SUV with 7 seats is quite capable, as it can tackle almost every off-roading situation, like driving in the snow, while being a comfortable ride on the roads.
Lexus recently updated the 2024 Lexus GX with an all-new boxy design, updated technology and new powertrains.
The 2024 Lexus GX packs a 3.4-liter twin-turbo V6 unit with 349 hp (354 PS) and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque; it comes standard with 4WD, and an impressive towing capacity of 8,000 lbs.
Lexus LX – The luxurious one
Similar to the GX, the Lexus LX is capable and quite comfortable. But it’s also way more luxurious than any other Lexus SUV model, we are talking about the range-topper model of Lexus’ line-up.
This model competes with full-size SUVs like the BMW X7, the Hyundai Palisade, and the Cadillac Escalade.
While the past-generation Lexus LX 570 came with standard three rows of seating in all versions, the 2023 LX600 comes standard with seven seats in the LX 600 Premium, F Sport Handling, and Luxury trim.
The entry-level trim only comes standard with two rows of seating, while the Ultra Luxury range-topper trim comes exclusively with four seats.
The LX comes with an impressive cargo room, great towing capacity, and a well-done design. But the LX is not just another luxurious SUV created to be limited to city driving, it can also perform quite well in off-roading conditions, being as capable as its sibling, the GX.
In the engines department the 2023 Lexus LX 600 uses a twin-turbo 3.4-liter V6, with 409 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. It comes with 4-wheel drive as standard, and it’s limited to a top speed of 130 mph.
Towing capacity is exceptional, 8,000 lbs, which is 1,000 lbs more of the previous generation Lexus LX 570, and it can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 6.9 seconds.
Since the LX is the most luxurious model, it also comes with the steepest price in the range. The 2023 LX 600 in Premium trim will set you back at MSRP $98,610, way higher than any of the other SUVs in the line-up. But you’re also getting one of the best 3 row luxurious SUVs in the market.
Lexus RX – No more 3 rows of seating
The new 2023 Lexus RX came with a new interesting design, but with bad news for many. Lexus stopped offering a longer wheel-base version with three rows of seating.
Lexus has no plans on launching a three-row version of the 2023 RX, which is unfortunate since this was a great option in the previous-model.
The previous generation Lexus RX, was the smaller out of the three SUVs that can fit over 7 passengers. This is an SUV that focuses on comfort and technology, it has a decent size, and it’s a car that would perform great in city driving conditions and highway driving. Don’t expect it to perform well off-roading, as it might not be able to tackle everything you throw at it.
The previous generation Lexus RX didn’t come standard with 3 rows, however, you could upgrade it to the Lexus RXL to fit seven passengers. The upgrade increased the cabin space, added the third row, improved storage space, and even increased the towing capacity.
The RX was available in either a petrol or a hybrid version, the petrol version, the RX350 came standard with a 3.5-liter V6 with 295 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque.
It could speed up from 0-60 mph in 7.7 seconds, while it had a top speed of 124 mph.
The Lexus RX450h combined three electric motors with the same 3.5-liter V6 as the RX350 to produce 308 hp, however, it came limited to a top speed of 112 mph, and it was slightly slower, achieving a 0-60 mph time of 7.9 seconds.
When it comes to pricing, the 2023 RX starts at an MSRP price of $48,550, making it slightly more costly than its predecessor.