Shopping for a new car isn’t always easy; it’s a process that requires diligent research and a thorough comparison of options from different brands before one finally decides to spend money on any particular model. However, we have noticed that many Nigerians only pay attention to the price tag on cars, and sometimes after purchasing a particular model, they might never make use of its handy features. This is the reason why we felt the need to point out 9 cool features of the Lexus RX 350 SUV, which is currently a “hot cake” in Nigeria.
The Lexus RX 350 SUV is currently one of the most popular models in Nigeria
9 amazing features of the 2017 Lexus RX 350 SUV
Even though the features below are particularly found in the 2017 Lexus RX 350 SUV model, you will also find a similar set of features on most other Lexus RX 350 SUV year-models. Maybe just one or two could be missing or sometimes implemented differently on older models though. But all other model years after 2017 mostly come with the below cool features as standard;
1. Vibrating Steering Wheel (Lane correction)
This is a very good feature that can make some people panic, Lol. You will basically feel the steering wheel vibrating whenever you switch to the wrong lane when driving. This is just a lane correction driver assist feature to keep you on track.
2. Locking Fuel Door
The little metallic door covering the tank opening in the Lexus RX 350 SUV usually locks with all other doors of the vehicle. This means that no one can access the opening of the vehicle’s fuel tank until the automatic door lock is disabled. Or simply put, when you lock all the doors of the SUV with the key fob, the fuel tank door is also locked as well.
The metallic door for accessing the Lexus RX 350’s fuel tank locks automatically with other doors
3. Touch-free Power rear door
This feature is probably the coolest of them all. The rear door or tailgate door or “boot” like Nigerians love to call it, can be opened and closed without your lifting a finger. Yes, that’s right; you can either use your key fob to control it or place your hand close to the sensor and it will open by itself. Likewise, it can close by itself at the push of a button.
4. Power up the car with a smartphone
You can “Wow” your friends and family by connecting your smartphone to your 2017 Lexus RX 350 SUV through a dedicated app, and play the “cool” guy trick. Meaning the app lets you start and stop the engine using your mobile phone alone.
You can power up or power off the engine of your Lexus RX 350 SUV using a smartphone
5. Double-Paned Acoustic Glass
You don’t need to spend millions on an overly expensive luxury car anymore before you can have a silent cabin space. The 2017 Lexus RX 350 and most other later models feature double-layered glass windows and windshield that decently prevents outside noise from bleeding back into the cabin.
6. It can help you find food
Technically this feature might have some hiccups here in Nigeria but if you do have a good internet connection and most restaurants in your area are well-mapped on Google, then you can enjoy this feature. It’s a cool feature that allows you to literary tell your LRX 350 “I’m Hungry” – and the vehicle’s A.I assistant will by itself find the nearest restaurant as well as set its map to that destination for you.
The voice assistant feature of the Lexus RX-350 infotainment system is super cool
7. Triple Beam LED headlights (with cornering lamps)
The 2017 Lexus RX 350 particularly comes with cornering lamps that lighten up blind spots for you to make turning at sharp corners easier when driving in the dark. That’s additional lighting supporting its already bright Triple Beam LED headlights.
Super bright Triple Beam LED headlights and additional cornering lamps makes driving the Lexus RX 350 easy at night
8. HD Radio (with iTunes Tagging)
When listening to the HD radio of a Lexus RX 350, this feature lets you Tag a song being played on the radio for your iTunes. Meaning that you can hear a song on the radio and have your car tag it for you so that you can enjoy it later on your iPad, iPod or iPhone.
9. Very deep Cupholder
Party rockers will surely love this one. The Cupholder space in the 2017 Lexus RX 350 has a button you can push to make it even wider for bigger or longer cups.
With these types of amazing features coming as standard in most Lexus cars being rolled out in recent times, it is becoming obvious that Lexus will soon outpace Mercedes-Benz in the Nigerian luxury car market.
Can I see a demonstration of all these cool features?
Of course, you can. To even spare the hassle of searching online we have added a video below where each of them is demonstrated;
9 Things you never knew about the Lexus RX 350
Now, that you have seen why everyone is rushing the Lexus RX 350 SUV, you should just navigate to our huge listings of Lexus RX cars for sale in Nigeria to grab the best deal today. And if you still wish to know more about the Lexus brand itself, we recommend you read up our article on 7 mind-blowing facts about Lexus.