2020 Lexus RX vs 2015-2019: Facelift changes & differences compared

The Lexus RX is one of the linchpins of the brand’s range, and has been refreshed for 2020. See what’s been updated in this side by side comparison.

2020 Lexus RX450hL facelift2020 F/L
2018 Lexus RX350L - front, silver2015-19
Externally, this is pretty minor facelift, so there are no sheetmetal changes. Both SWB (RX) and LWB (RXL) versions have been updated at the same time.
2020 Lexus RX450hL facelift2020 F/L
2018 Lexus RX350L2015-19
The facelift includes a new front bumper, and a revised spindle grille, which is marginally shorter, a slightly different frame and a more textured insert.
2020 Lexus RX450hL facelift2020 F/L
2018 Lexus RX350L2015-19
Lexus has also revised the headlight units, which are shorter and no longer feature a jagged inner edge. Triple beam LED units are available on top-end models.
2020 Lexus RX450hL facelift2020 F/L
2018 Lexus RX350L - side2015-19
For 2020, the RX has new look 18-inch and 20-inch alloy wheels.
2020 Lexus RX450hL facelift2020 F/L
2018 Lexus RX350L - rear2015-19
The rear bumper design is said to have changed, but it's rather hard to tell what the differences are.
2020 Lexus RX450hL facelift2020 F/L
2018 Lexus RX350L2015-19
The tail-light graphics are clearly new, though. Instead of the L motif stretching for the entire height of the tail-light units, they now only occupy the top portion.
2020 Lexus RX350 facelift2020 F/L
2015 Lexus RX200t - rear2015-19
These two photos are of the standard wheelbase model. Both the LWB and SWB models have the same changes applied. All the other exterior shots used in this comparison are of the longer L variant.
2020 Lexus RX450hL facelift2020 F/L
2018 Lexus RX350L - interior, dashboard2015-19
Just as with the exterior, there's no grand, sweeping overhaul of the interior. The dashboard is carried over pretty much unchanged, although there are new trim and colour options.
2020 Lexus RX350 facelift2020 F/L
2018 Lexus RX350L2015-19
The biggest overall upgrade is Lexus' new touchscreen infotainment system (available with either an 8- or 12.3-inch screen). The new system supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Finally!
2020 Lexus RX450hL facelift2020 F/L
2018 Lexus RX350L2015-19
Lexus has also upgraded the Remote Touch system, replacing the previous trackball-like device with the more recent trackpad system, but we think most people will use the touchscreen instead.
2020 Lexus RX350 facelift2020 F/L
2018 Lexus RX350L2015-19
For the US, the two powertrains are unchanged: a 3.5L V6 in the RX350, and a 3.5L V6 hybrid in the RX450h.
2020 Lexus RX450hL facelift2020 F/L
2018 Lexus RX350L - front seats2015-19
The standard safety package has been upgraded, and now includes low light pedestrian detection, road sign recognition, and lane keeping assistance.

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Derek Fung

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2020 Lexus RX vs 2015-2019: Facelift changes & differences compared