The long-waited TX is finally here, as the first genuine three-row crossover from Lexus. There were some tries with the stretched version of the previous-generation RX, but this is the first model that can actually accommodate humans in the third row. But, that’s not its only quality. Typically for a Lexus, there is plenty of opulence, in combination with advanced technologies, and this base version stands as a variant that offers a bit of balance, by keeping things a little bit simpler than you would expect from a modern-day Lexus. What kind of changes to expect for the second production year, which will come in the form of the 2025 Lexus TX 350? We will try to find out in the following paragraphs.
But one thing is for sure. These changes will be minimal. Since we are talking about a very fresh, brand-new model, it’s obvious that, for the second production year, things are about to carry on in the same way. Still, we won’t exclude the possibility of seeing minor tweaks regarding standard equipment, which are things that typically come with yearly updates.
2025 Lexus TX 350 Design
Before we start with potential changes, a few words about the overall design. As mentioned, this is the first genuine three-row Lexus and the first thing you’ll notice is its size. This crossover is notably bigger than the RX, with a longer wheelbase, which ensures a more spacious interior design. Styling-wise, this is a typical application of the brand’s latest design language, a combination of style and elegance, something that looks less polarizing compared to some previous generations of Lexus models.
Under the skin, things are rather familiar. Of course, there are many things in common with the RX, but the closest relative is actually the Grand Highlander, another pretty fresh model, but with Toyota’s badge. The overall size is the same, just like the platform, and the TX primarily differs in terms of the suspension setup, which is adaptive and way more refined compared to its mainstream sibling.
On the inside, this is a typical Lexus. It may not look as flashy as its German rivals, but it is built better, with more precision and attention to detail. The dashboard layout is similar to the RX, with a clean design highlighted by a massive infotainment screen at the center stack, which is slightly oriented to the driver.
But, the main thing about the TX is, as mentioned, space. There are three rows of seats, with the last one being able to accommodate adults relatively comfortably, which isn’t something we’ve been seeing from previous three-row models with this badge. We are even more impressed with the cargo space, which goes around 20.2 cubic feet behind the third row, 57.4 cubic feet with the third row folded, and a maximum capacity of 97 cubic feet. That’s more than most rivals offer.
We have finally come to the part where we can talk about potential updates. Typically for yearly updates, the next year’s 2025 Lexus TX 350 might bring a couple of novelties on the list of standard equipment. We might see some tweaks, but they will be minimal. Because the current model is already well-equipped. It comes standard with goodies like a 14-inch touch screen, a 7-inch digital gauge cluster, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, a USB port, HD Radio, wireless device charging and the “Hey Lexus” virtual assistant. The list of standard equipment also includes keyless entry, push-button start, multi-zone automatic climate control and ambient lighting.
So, we may look for potential additions to the current list of options. That list includes various available upgrades, such as a Wi-Fi hotspot, satellite radio, a 21-speaker Mark Levinson premium stereo, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a digital review mirror and a head-up display. We presume some of them could become part of the standard equipment.
2025 Lexus TX 350 Engine
As mentioned at the beginning, this is a more straightforward variant of the new three-row crossover. While the rest of the lineup is hybridized, the 2025 Lexus TX 350 will continue as the only gas-only version on offer, powered by a 2.4-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 275 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission and the whole system feels very refined. Of course, this isn’t the amount of power that can blow your mind, but driving dynamics are actually pretty decent for an entry-level model. Also, the average fuel economy is pretty good for the segment and goes around 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
The same engine should find its place under the hood of the next-generation Toyota 4Runner.
2025 Lexus TX 350 Release Date and Price
We expect the 2025 Lexus TX 350 to hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2024, with a starting price of around 55.000 dollars.