Lexus has created two exquisitely luxurious vehicles: the 2023 RX 350 and the 2022 RX 350L. These SUVs are not only powerful and well-equipped but also offer ample cargo space and a host of standard and optional features. If you’re considering cruising around El Monte, California, you might be wondering which one is the better fit for you. Let’s delve deeper into this stylish SUV pairing.
Cargo Space and Interior Features
The 2023 Lexus RX 350 and the 2022 Lexus RX 350L differ significantly in terms of their seating arrangement. The 2023 RX 350 has two rows of seats, accommodating up to five passengers. It provides 39.5 inches of headroom in the front row and 38.6 inches in the second row. Concerned about legroom? The RX 350 offers 44.1 inches of legroom in the front row and 37.4 inches in the second row. Its cargo area measures 29.6 cubic feet with all seats up and expands to 46.2 cubic feet with the seats folded down.
On the other hand, the 2022 Lexus RX 350L features three rows of seating, accommodating up to seven people. It offers 39.8 inches of headroom in the front row, 38.5 inches in the second row, and 34.8 inches in the third row. If legroom is a priority for you, the RX 350L has 41.1 inches of legroom in the first row, 30.9 inches in the second row, and 23.5 inches in the third row.
In terms of cargo space, the 2022 RX 350L provides 7.5 cubic feet with all seats up, 30 cubic feet behind the second row, and an impressive 58.5 cubic feet with the seats folded down. If you require more seating and cargo space, the RX 350L is the way to go, though it does offer less legroom compared to the RX 350.
2023 Lexus RX 350 Interior Features and Options
The 2023 Lexus RX 350 comes with a range of standard interior features, including distance-pacing stop-and-go cruise control with steering wheel controls, power windows with one-touch up and down functionality, NuLuxe synthetic leather upholstery, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, a panoramic rearview mirror, an HVAC system with under-seat ducts, and black open-pore wood interior trim.
Additionally, it includes a 10-inch head-up display, dual-zone front automatic air conditioning, and 10-way power-adjustable front bucket seats with lumbar support. The interior paneling of the 2021 Lexus RX 350 features genuine wood, leatherette, and metal-look materials, while the gear shifter is adorned with leather trim.
One of the most striking interior options is the F SPORT trim level, which boasts black and rioja red stitching on the seats. Other interior options include a power tilting and telescoping F SPORT heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated versions of the 10-way power-adjustable bucket seats, aluminum interior accents, and door, mirror, and steering wheel memory settings.
2022 Lexus RX 350L Interior Features and Options
The 2023 Lexus RX 350L offers a wide range of standard interior features, such as three 12-volt power outlets, distance-pacing stop-and-go cruise control, eight-way power-adjustable front bucket seats, metal-look and chrome interior accents, a roll-up cargo cover, a leather steering wheel, an HVAC system with console and under-seat ducts, separate rear controls, and a valet function. This SUV also features NuLuxe seat upholstery, smart device remote engine start programming, one-touch up and down power windows, fade-to-off interior lighting, an auto-dimming day-night rearview mirror, and a leather and metal-look gear shifter.
Interior options for the RX 350L include metal-look and aluminum interior trim, semi-aniline leather seat upholstery, memory settings for the door mirrors, steering wheel, and driver’s seat, a two-way power-adjustable cushion extender for the front passenger seat, and heated and ventilated 10-way power-adjustable bucket seats.
The 2023 Lexus RX 350 offers a standard audio system with nine premium speakers, an HD radio, and voice recognition programming. Its 14.1-inch touch-screen infotainment system includes Bluetooth, Google Assistant, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa programming suites. Higher trim levels of the RX 350 even come with Siri Eyes Free programming. Music enthusiasts will appreciate the optional 21-speaker Mark Levinson surround sound system upgrade.
Meanwhile, the 2023 Lexus RX 350L comes with a nine-speaker sound system, Lexus digital audio service, and a 14.1-inch Lexus multimedia system equipped with Bluetooth, Alexa, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Lexus App Service programming suites.
Exterior Styling and Features
These Lexus SUVs share a remarkably similar shape, but their grilles differ significantly. The 2023 RX 350 departs from the classic money bag shape and features an isosceles trapezium design—a square-like shape with the sides angled inward and a narrower top line. The 2022 RX 350L, however, retains the classic money bag design.
Both models have headlights positioned at a diagonal angle, resembling razor-sharp diamonds. The air intake on the front of the vehicles follows an efficient double L-shaped configuration, although the RX 350 has more substantial covering components. The body lines on the 2022 RX 350L are deep and sharp, while the 2023 RX 350 boasts a smoother body.
Lexus RX 350 Exterior Features and Options
The 2023 Lexus RX 350 comes with deeply tinted glass, body-colored wheel well trim, 19-inch five-spoke aluminum wheels, automatic off-and-on high-beam headlights with integrated daytime running lights, LED brake lights, rain-detecting intermittent windshield wipers, chrome window trim, and a rear window defroster. Exterior options for this SUV include frontal fog lamps, power-folding auto-dimming heated side-view mirrors with turn signals, two special mica paint options with unique body badges, 21-inch 5-spoke dark graphite F-SPORT wheels, and a powered rear liftgate. Additionally, a hands-free power liftgate is available as an option.
Lexus RX 350L Exterior Features and Options
The RX 350L features standard exterior features such as chrome window trim, deeply tinted glass, 18-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels, heated body-color power tilt-down auto-dimming side-view mirrors with turn signals, LED brake lights, a rear window defroster, a lip spoiler, and a powered rear liftgate. Other features include roof rack rails, perimeter approach lights, body-color and metal-look bumpers, and 18-inch mud and snow tires. Exterior options for this larger SUV include machined 20-inch wheels with painted accents and mud and snow tires, an express first-row tilting sunroof, and clear-coat paint options with special badges.
You can find both incredible SUVs at Longo Lexus of El Monte, California—the premier Lexus dealership in the western United States since 1990. Our exceptionally knowledgeable and attentive staff will be more than happy to provide you with further details about the 2023 Lexus RX 350 and RX 350L. Contact us to schedule an appointment or feel free to visit us anytime during our business hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.
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