Lexus RX for Sale in Nigeria
The luxury division of Toyota released a mid-size luxury crossover SUV in 1998 called Lexus RX which has till date three generations to its credit. The first generation SUVs were in the compact vehicle segment which was sold in the Japanese market as Toyota Harrier and in the foreign market as Lexus RX. The second and third generation were redesigned into a mid-size SUV and records over 2.5 million units’ total sales. The Lexus RX models debuted as the first luxury crossover vehicle is that segment of Lexus vehicles and has achieved to be successful in the markets.
Lexus vehicles are not official marketed in Nigeria but there is still a huge growing demand of Lexus cars in the country. Nigerian car private sellers and dealers tend to satisfy the general public by importing used Lexus RX cars which are sold at different prices. Nigerian used or tokunbo Lexus RX SUVs for sale are available at Carmudi Nigeria within reasonable price range.
The vehicle market in Nigeria offers all the following Lexus RX editions
- Lexus RX 220
- Lexus RX 240
- Lexus RX 300
- Lexus RX 330
- Lexus RX 350
- Lexus RX 450h
What to know when buying Lexus RX
Performance and Specifications of Lexus RX
There are six (6) different trim levels available for Lexus RX, but three are quite popular in the Nigerian automobile market.
- Lexus RX 350 uses a 3.5 liter V-6 VVT-i engine with 270 hp and 248 lb/ft of torque
- Lexus RX 350 F Sport uses 3.5 liter V-6 VVT-i engine with 270 hp and 248 lb/ft of torque
- Lexus RX 450h uses 3.5 liter V-6 engine mated with a 123-kW electric motor with 295 hp and 234 lb/ft of torque.
All trim levels have a standard front wheel drive and an all-wheel drive options with a six-speed Electronically Controlled Transmission. The hybrid model is designed with an impressive fuel economy of 12.75 km/L.
The RX has an excellent handling capability on every type of road surface and condition with the support of an active torque control all-wheel drive.
Lexus RX Fuel Consumption
The fuel consumption of the Lexus RX model has maintained a similar average over the generations, after the production of the first generation Lexus RX. With the release of the Hybrid variant, we have seen that the Lexus RX can achieve an impressive fuel consumption rating with the strength and perseverance the SUV is known to have.
- 2015 – Present Lexus RX Hybrid – 30 Avg mpg
- 1997 – 2003 Lexus RX – 15.2 mpg
- 2008 – 2015 Lexus RX – 20.2 Avg mpg
- 2003 – 2008 Lexus RX – 20.9 Avg mpg
How is the design of Lexus RX
In the mid-size crossover SUV segment, the Lexus RX competes with its unique and elegant exterior design that consists of a bold Spindle Grille, sharp front bumper and 19 inch alloy wheels. The front of the RX presents an "L" shaped High Intensity Discharge headlamps and LED fog lamps to enhance driving experience in dark or terrible weather conditions.
The Lexus RX interior is made up of high class quality materials that brings comfort and luxury experience to passengers. The ergonomically designed seats comes with height-adjustable headrests. The driver and front passenger seats are equipped with heating systems and the wood and leather trimmed steering wheel offers telescoping, that ensure that the steering wheel is adjusted in the right position of convenience. The Dual Zone automatic climate control gives an opportunity to have different temperatures in the same cabin. The Smog-Sensing Automatic Recirculation Mode is meant to protect passengers from harmful emission from other vehicle. The adjustable seating and multiple storage compartments provide maximum cargo capability i.e. 80.3 cubic feet. The top-notch technology features include Voice Activated Navigation System, Lexus ENFORM, Advanced Voice Command, Remote Touch System and Smart Access.
What are the best features of the Lexus RX?
The Voice Activated Navigation System, Smog-Sensing Automatic Recirculation Mode, Active Torque Control All-wheel drive and Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management System are all new standout features that the Lexus RX can boast of as well as its safety features.
Among its active and passive safety features are the Pre-Collision System which helps to avoid frontal collisions and the Blind Spot Monitoring System which gives a signal for approaching vehicles. There are also standard safety features such as the Regenerative Braking System with Brake Assist, Intuitive Parking Assist, Direct Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Front Headrests, Three-point seatbelts with pre-tesioners, 10 SRS Airbags and many more.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Lexus RX in Nigeria
This Lexus SUV is a very popular model in Nigeria and therefore a vehicle type that car dealers import mostly in the used condition state known as tokunbo. The tokunbo Lexus RX that are available for sale in Nigeria are often in good condition even if the vehicle was manufactured a few years ago. Another type of this used version Lexus SUV can also be found for sale which is known as Nig used Lexus RX with different local licensed plates according to the year of registration. The prices of the two used versions are different on the Nigerian car market since many factors are considered when pricing vehicles in Nigeria. Find out which cities has the most number of Lexus RX listings on Carmudi;
- Lexus RX for sale in Lagos
- Lexus RX for sale in Abuja
- Lexus RX for sale in Ibadan
- Lexus RX for sale in Port Harcourt
The Best Lexus RX year to Buy
People looking for the Lexus RX vehicle in Nigeria may consider to know they year of manufacture but also what other essential information that they may require will be the vehicle trim level or specs. The Lexus RX 350, Lexus RX 330 and the Lexus RX 300 happens to be the most commons specs that are available in this country.
Lexus RX Price in Nigeria
The most Lexus RX cars available in Nigeria are imported into the country and has a relatively high price due to import and custom charges. Nevertheless used or tokunbo Lexus RX price can be quite reasonable depending on the trim level, year model and general condition. The most common Lexus RX in Nigeria currently is the second generation Lexus RX, which was manufactured between 2003 – 2007. Below is an estimated price range of Lexus RX vehicles in the Nigerian automobile market, via Carmudi.
- 2007 Lexus RX – 2015 Lexus RX: ₦2.5 million – ₦6 million
- 2003 Lexus RX – 2007 Lexus RX: ₦1.7 million – ₦3 million
- 1997 Lexus RX – 2003 Lexus RX: ₦1.2 million – ₦2.2 million
Overall impression of Lexus RX
The Luxury crossover SUV is known for its reliability, performance and elegant design. It is fully loaded with luxury features that offer comfort and convenience in all aspects of the driving experience. The high class features and performance of the RX gives it an competitive advantage against the Mercedes Benz M-Class and BMW X3 in Nigeria.