There are some vehicles that will forever leave an impression on you. Whether it was your first car, the first muscle car you dreamed of, or perhaps the shiny model you saw on the road. Some of us are brand loyal and that’s all it takes. And sometimes you just get to experience a vehicle for yourself and you want it to last. Let me introduce you to a vehicle that had that affect on us: 2017 Lexus RX 450h F Sport.
2017 Lexus RX 450h F Sport
After spending a month in the 2017 RX, even our girls were sad to see it go. Typically they get excited about finding out which new car is coming, but not this week. They were actually sad to see this incredibly luxurious SUV pull away. I can’t say as though I blame them. From it’s “aggressive luxury” to the most comprehensive safety system ever offered on the RX, I wasn’t ready to hand the keys back over either. Here are my 5 favorite features of the 2017 Lexus RX 450h F Sport:
Lexus Safety System+
I’m a mom. I tend to always start with safety and the 2017 RX has a remarkable safety system. In fact, as I mentioned above, the “most comprehensive safety system ever offered on a Lexus.” For example, the Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection is designed to detect a pedestrian or an imminent frontal collision. Next, the All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control uses radar technology to sense the speed of any vehicles in front of you and can reduce the speed of the vehicle. Once the road clears, it adjusts back to its preset speed. The intelligent high-beam headlamps offer added illumination when the road ahead is clear and temporarily switch to low-beam when they sense another vehicle ahead. Furthermore, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist can warn you if it determines you are beginning to drift and can even take corrective measures to help keep you within your visibly marked lane. Working together, each of the features help keep you and your family safe on the road.
There are times when the interior of a vehicle will completely blow me away and I rarely notice the exterior. Yet, stepping back and looking the 2017 Lexus RX 450h F Sport, you can’t miss the aggressive exterior styling. The F SPORT signature mesh grille gives the vehicle a distinctive appeal and I am a huge fan. Add in 20-inch Dark Graphite alloy wheels and a spoiler, and you have all the makings of a “not-your-mom’s'” SUV. The masculine F SPORT allure paired with it’s sporty handling had me wanting to take the kids anywhere they wanted to go! Oh, and I can’t forget to mention the panorama glass moonroof! The girls loved being able to sit in the back seat and have the ability to peer through their own piece of the moonroof up to the sky above.
When things need to get turned on, up, down, or switched in a car, I am the one to do it. Colby drives while I navigate and control all the tech features. I enjoy pushing buttons and trying to fully engage with each feature to see how it works. The 2017 RX has a premium suite of technology to play with and it’s both extensive and fun! For starters, the Lexus Enform App Suite offers access to your favorite mobile applications through your vehicle’s center-console display. In today’s world, having that smartphone app is everything. Additionally, Lexus Enform Safety Connect offers you peace of mind with Roadside Assistance, Lexus Enform Service Connect offers remote access to information about your vehicle’s status and maintenance needs, Lexus Enform Destinations offers convenient 24-hour access to a live response center agent to help you locate a specific business and more. Plus, Lexus Enform Remote mobile app can help you remotely start the engine, lock and unlock doors, check the status of doors and windows as well as your fuel level, and can help find your vehicle’s location in a parking lot. See what I mean? Beyond being convenient, the features are practical and… fun!
Panoramic View Monitor
Perhaps closely related to the safety features already mentioned, the Panoramic View Monitor offers a bird’s-eye view of the environment around the SUV. With four high-resolution cameras around the vehicle, driver’s get a much better idea of their surroundings. The RX also uses the Moving View and See-Through View options to create a composite image of the surroundings as on-screen guides to help assist with parking and tight maneuvering. When you live surrounded by kids and/or pets, this can be a truly life-saving feature to have.
Last but not least, the interior of the 2017 RX must be mentioned. It’s a beautiful design and offers both comfort and luxury. From the (optional) perforated leather to the aluminum pedals and heated steering wheel, there are plenty of features to notice once you climb inside.
- Dual-Zone Climate Control
- Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
- 10-way Power-Adjustable Driver’s and 8-way Front Passenger’s Seats
- Power-folding and -reclining Rear Seats
- Power Tilt-and-Telescopic Steering Wheel
- Self-Gripping Cupholders
- USB-Equipped Center Console
- Lexus Memory System
- Touch-Free Power Rear Door
The list could go on. The bottom line is the 2017 Lexus RX 450h F Sport has easily captured our family’s heart as one of our favorite vehicles. The safety, handling, styling, and gas efficiency are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to everything there is to enjoy about this Lexus SUV. Get behind the wheel with a test drive and see for yourself!
Find out more about the 2017 Lexus RX 450h F Sport at Lexus.com.
*interior images provided by Lexus
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