On a long stretch of road, the Lexus RX300 zooms effortlessly as expected with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, making you feel like you can do anything and everything. 

With its edgy styling inside and out, the luxury vehicle definitely stands out on the road and like any other Lexus model, it highlights safety and comfort while riding in style.

When The Bruneian team took the SUV for a spin, we tested its power, agility and dynamics, and found that all three factors left a lasting impression.

Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman
Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

The drive and acceleration

Effortless and powerful are the exact words that come to mind while driving the RX because as soon as you step on the pedal, the drive is as smooth as butter while emanating power. 

Even under any of the three driving modes – Eco, Normal and Sport, users will still get to experience an easy ride but also enjoy the benefits each selection brings. 

If you’re looking for a relaxing, no pressure drive, choose the Eco mode while reducing fuel consumption.

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The Normal mode is perfect for daily drives to and fro work and home – giving you the right speed that ensures you reach your destination on time while driving safely.

For that ultimate weekend drive and elevated experience, opt for the Sport mode that promises high-power acceleration and fluid momentum. 

No matter which mode you decide to use, the drive is seamless even on rough roads, steep hills and potholes. 

Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman
Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

Comfort and style

For years, the Lexus brand has highlighted both comfort and style to co-exist therefore it is no surprise that the RX300 provides these two aspects despite its built and performance. 

The RX that we drove had comfortably padded leather seats and could easily accommodate five passengers, leaving more than enough legroom. 

Airconditioning is available throughout the car along with ample lighting for evening drives. 

Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman
Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

The exterior is sharper than the previous generations with sharp headlights and improved grille designs. 

Safety, a major priority

While some might find driving the RX intimidating due to its size, users are promised an overall pleasant experience with state of the art safety features surrounding every angle of the car. 

The first thing we were made aware of was that there were 10 airbags altogether, each specifically catering to different safety needs – a feature Lexus highlights for the user’s peace of mind.

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They’ve also included safety aspects on the side view mirrors that light up to alert drivers of incoming vehicles or nearby objects. 

This was an impressive attribute of the car that made driving it even better, we felt safe the whole time, at any speed. 

The car’s camera is so clear even when the surrounding area is dark. You can reverse or move the RX with ease in the evening without fear of hitting any objects. 

Additionally, the system alerts you of any changes through the dashboard. 

Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman
Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

Infotainment and accessories

Infotainment systems are key in new cars to provide entertainment and information to drivers.

The RX has an eight-inch screen that makes it easy on the eyes when driving, is touchscreen and can also be accessed using the Lexus touchpad. 

With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, every user can jam to their favourite tunes and constantly ride in a good mood!

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Bluetooth connectivity is seamless and can link to five different devices or via two USB ports located below the radio near the wireless charging station. 

Users will find two cupholders located in the front and back area of the car respectively and the armrest has ample storage space to place chargers and other items.

From the dashboard to the steering wheel, you will see the impeccable hand-stitched designs – a unique aspect that only Lexus provides. 

Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman
Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

The trunk is also spacious enough to fit four large luggage along with other items. 

Sophisticated ride for everyone

Overall the RX300 is an ideal car for individuals and families alike with features that cater to every need.

Individuals will enjoy the quiet, powerful ride while families can take advantage of the space and elaborate amenities it provides.

Make new memories with the Lexus RX300 today as the luxury car won’t only promise you comfort and style but the ride of a lifetime.

Test drive it today and visit the showroom for more information! 

Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

This article was first published on June 20, 2020 in our Weekly E-Paper issue 94

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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