- Lexus will add a new model called TX to its line-up for 2024.
- This is a new three-row SUV that will replace the RX L. It’s bigger and has more space in the third row.
- The TX350, TX500h, and TX550h+ hybrid plug-ins are available.
The fact that it has taken this long for Lexus to introduce a three-row luxury SUV in the U.S. is surprising. The 2024 Lexus TX is a new model more significant than the RX two-row SUV and the largest Lexus SUV other than the truck-based flagship. The 2024 Lexus TX shares the same platform as the Toyota Grand Highlander but offers more features and a better interior. It also has a distinctive exterior design.
The TX is a big car. It has a wheelbase of 116.1 inches and an overall length of 203.1 inches. It is more significant than its competitors, such as the MDX. The TX also has a more legitimate three-row design than the RX L, which only had a third-row seat suitable for occasional usage. The TX’s way back seats are much more comfortable than those of the RX L, and the second-row seat can be flipped forward with the touch of a button. Also, there’s more cargo room behind the last row.
The TX design has some exciting features, including the body-color treatment for the spindle-grille design, with a chrome bar at the center. Also, the headlights have an accent light inverted in an L shape. The slab-sided profile with a full-width LED rear light strip must be more distinct.
The TX offers two powertrains that are virtually identical to Grand Highlander’s. The TX350 comes standard with a 275-hp turbocharged, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. It is paired with either a front-wheel or all-wheel-drive transmission. Lexus claims to deliver a combined EPA fuel economy rating of 21 mpg. The hybrid TX500h is only available in F Sport Performance trim and comes with 362-hp, an all-wheel drive setup, the same turbo-four gas engine, six-speed transmission, and two motors. The TX500h also features 22-inch wheels and rear-wheel steering. It is equipped with adaptive dampers. The TX500h claims a combined fuel economy of 24 mpg.
The TX is distinguished by a plug-in-hybrid version called the TX550h+, which uses a V-6 3.5-liter gasoline engine. This combination claims to produce 406 horsepower, 30 mpg, and a driving range of 33 miles on electric power. Lexus has yet to reveal details about the battery size and charging capabilities. It features an all-wheel drive, a continuously variable transmission, and an all-wheel system.
Lexus also hopes the TX interior design will set it apart from its Toyota counterpart. The dashboard has a 14-inch touchscreen infotainment, an optional digital gauge, and an optional heads-up display. The interior is upscale and luxurious for a Lexus, but it’s also practical, with plenty of charging ports and outlets. There will be three interior colors: Birch, Black, and Peppercorn. Trim levels include base trim, Premium trim, Luxury trim, and the RX500h Sports Performance.