Passengers have become accustomed to engaging in seat battles, vying for the most desirable positions. However, Lexus has put an end to this struggle by introducing a remarkable three-row vehicle that ensures every seat is the best seat. Today, Lexus has heralded a new era of opulence with the global debut of the groundbreaking TX, a vehicle meticulously tailored to meet the needs of the North American market.
With the growing demand for three-row SUVs offering ample space and seating, Lexus has risen to the occasion to enrich its vehicle lineup and provide a luxurious experience that caters to the diverse requirements of its esteemed customers.
The 2024 Lexus TX envelops occupants in a tranquil interior space, boasting a serene and hushed cabin ambiance. Even when fully occupied, the TX ensures ample room for luggage. Offering a blend of advanced safety features, cutting-edge technology, and potent performance from a diverse range of powertrains, the TX guarantees an exhilarating journey for the driver and a pleasurable ride for up to seven individuals.
Building upon the success of the NX, LX, and RX models, the TX propels the Lexus SUV lineup into the next phase, characterized by refined Lexus Driving Signature principles. Meticulously tuned to provide a seamless yet exhilarating driving experience in every row, the TX does not compromise on the luxurious amenities that Lexus customers have grown to cherish.
In its pursuit of a distinctive three-row SUV profile, the TX embraces Lexus’ present design vocabulary while incorporating captivating and unique design elements.
When crafting the TX, the Lexus Design team prioritized aerodynamic performance. This endeavor not only enhanced efficiency and handling stability but also led to the development of the new Lexus “Unified Spindle,” which integrates early design language from Lexus. The headlights are connected by a slender opening that extends beneath the front edge of the hood, while a low-positioned grille forms a seamless spindle shape. This sleek front fascia was meticulously designed to enhance aerodynamic handling, conveying both a sense of solidity and efficient cooling.
The 2024 TX will be available in four trim levels:
F SPORT Performance
The vehicle’s driving performance is realized through a wide and grounded stance accentuated by 20-inch wheels on the Standard, Premium, and Luxury trims. For those seeking a more commanding appearance, 22-inch wheels are an option for the TX 350 Luxury trim and come standard on the 550h+. The 500h F SPORT Performance variant also rides on standard 22-inch wheels with an exclusive design.
At the rear, the TX showcases a slim signature L-shaped light bar that echoes the modern and resolute impression of the front, contributing to a commanding silhouette. The cabin silhouette, featuring a blacked-out rear pillar and arrow-shaped accents, exudes a sleek and refined design.
The 2024 TX will be available in seven exterior color options, depending on the trim: Cloudburst Gray, Wind Chill Pearl, Caviar, Matador Red Mica, Nightfall Mica, Incognito, and Celestial Silver Metallic.
Inside the TX, the driver-focused cockpit design and the optional 12.3-inch multi-information display establish a deeper connection, instilling confidence and control in the driver. With a touch of the Digital Latch, passengers are welcomed into the TX, where they can enjoy the available multi-colored illumination accents and a range of door trim options. Driver controls, such as the available head-up display (HUD), promote a clear line of sight to minimize distractions. The TX comes standard with Lexus Interface, featuring a 14-inch Multimedia Touchscreen Display that offers user-friendly controls and clear information for the driver and front-seat passengers. Wireless Apple CarPlay® Integration and Android Auto® compatibility are also standard features on the 2024 TX. Catering to all powertrain options, the TX cabin is equipped with a 21-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound System, delivering exceptional audio quality.
To ensure comfort and convenience for all occupants, the TX offers comprehensive utility and usability in every row. All rows feature accessible storage options, while seven charging/communication ports and three power outlets are scattered throughout the vehicle, enabling passengers to use their smartphones or tablets at any point during the journey. The removable cupholders in the TX can accommodate various cup and bottle sizes, catering to different usage preferences.
In the front seats, a dual-opening console lid allows the driver and front-seat passenger to open the left and right sides independently. The second row offers two configurations, depending on the trim: captain’s chairs or a 60:40 split-folding bench. A slide-assist walk-in mechanism facilitates easy access to the third row. By pressing a switch on the seat shoulder, the seat tilts forward, and the slide assist spring smoothly slides and folds the second-row seats.
Furthermore, the TX provides ample storage areas throughout the cabin, including an available center console for the second row when equipped with captain’s chairs. This removable semi-console box is ideal for storing small items or a digital device like a tablet. It can also accommodate cups or bottles by installing removable cupholders. For passengers leading an active and on-the-go lifestyle, the TX offers generous cargo capacity. In the rear of the vehicle, there is room for seven carry-on suitcases, ensuring ample space for all travel necessities. Folding down the third-row seats increases the cargo capacity to 57.4 cubic feet, while folding both the second and third rows expands it further to a remarkable 97 cubic feet.
The TX goes beyond being a mere mode of transportation; it ensures that the journey itself is an enjoyable experience with its serene cabin quietness. High-damping door and roof mastic seals, along with increased silencer material beneath the rear cargo and floor area, effectively reduce rear seat noise vibration, creating a tranquil ambiance for all occupants.
The 2024 TX will be available in three interior color options, depending on the trim:
Lexus has truly taken the concept of a three-row SUV to new heights with the TX. Its striking design elements, focus on aerodynamic performance, and luxurious interior amenities make it a compelling choice in the competitive luxury SUV market. Whether it’s the confident driving dynamics, the advanced technology features, or the versatile and spacious cabin, the TX aims to exceed the expectations of discerning customers seeking both practicality and opulence in their automotive journeys.
To cater to the diverse needs and lifestyles of its esteemed customers, the all-new TX will be available in three powertrain options. These choices offer a range of performance capabilities while aligning with Lexus’ commitment to reducing carbon emissions and advancing toward a carbon-neutral society.
Among the powertrain options is a Lexus-first 3.5L V6 plug-in hybrid, which exemplifies the brand’s dedication to sustainable mobility. This electrified unit, combined with a plug-in hybrid system, contributes to a significant reduction in carbon emissions, allowing the TX to play its part in creating a greener future.
For those seeking an elegant and refined driving experience, the TX 350 (available in both FWD and AWD) boasts a responsive 2.4L turbocharged inline-4 engine. This powertrain, known for its prowess in models like the RX and NX, delivers a harmonious blend of performance and sophistication.
Exclusively available as the F SPORT Performance variant, the TX 500h (offered with DIRECT4 AWD) showcases a 2.4L turbocharged Parallel Hybrid system. This cutting-edge technology, first introduced in the 2023 RX, combines with DIRECT4 and Dynamic Rear Steering (DRS) to provide remarkable maneuverability and enhanced vehicle stability. The innovative DIRECT4 system, previously witnessed in the 2023 RX and 2023 RZ, employs instant electric control to all four wheels, enhancing dynamic performance by adapting to driving conditions and driver input. At higher speeds, the DRS enables the rear wheels to turn in synchronization with the front wheels, ensuring precise and stable turning response. During low-speed maneuvers, the rear wheels can seamlessly turn in the opposite direction of the front wheels, enhancing maneuverability and agility.
Introducing another groundbreaking option, the TX 550h+ (offered with DIRECT4 AWD) represents a milestone as Lexus’ first-ever plug-in hybrid vehicle. This remarkable powertrain combines a potent 3.5L V6 engine with the DIRECT4 system. With this electrified setup, guests can experience a distinct driving experience characterized by serene quietness, seamless acceleration, and an estimated EV range rating of approximately 33 miles. Notably, this will be the first Lexus PHEV to be assembled in North America, reflecting the brand’s commitment to local production and sustainability.
By offering these three powertrain options, Lexus ensures that the TX appeals to a wide range of drivers, accommodating their preferences while delivering exceptional performance, efficiency, and a glimpse into a greener automotive future.
Technology and Convenience for All
The 2024 TX models come equipped with Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 as standard, providing drivers and passengers with an added layer of reassurance and peace of mind.
This comprehensive suite of cutting-edge active safety technologies offers the highest level of driver support. It includes advanced features like the Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection, All-speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Road Sign Assist (RSA), and Proactive Driving Assist (PDA). These intelligent systems are specifically designed to enhance safety by detecting potential hazards, such as pedestrians or vehicles in front of the vehicle, and alerting the driver accordingly. Moreover, they help maintain a preset speed or a safe following distance from the vehicle ahead, promoting a secure driving experience.
For added convenience and confidence during parking maneuvers, the TX offers the available Advanced Park feature. This technology assists drivers in safely navigating perpendicular and parallel parking scenarios, ensuring a secure and seamless parking or exiting experience.
Furthermore, with an active Drive Connect trial or subscription, the TX provides the available Traffic Jam Assist feature. This intelligent system is designed to monitor the traffic conditions in congested, low-speed driving situations on limited access roadways. It automatically adjusts the vehicle’s speed and braking as needed to maintain a set following distance behind the preceding vehicle, facilitating a stress-free and seamless journey through traffic.
By incorporating these advanced safety technologies, the 2024 TX prioritizes the well-being and security of its occupants, exemplifying Lexus’ commitment to providing state-of-the-art safety features that contribute to a safer and more confident driving experience.
The TX Platform
Lexus continues its SUV evolution with the TX, joining the esteemed lineup of Lexus models built on the advanced GA-K platform. This platform, renowned for its low center of gravity and optimal weight distribution, sets the stage for enhanced performance and comfort in a three-row SUV. To achieve this, meticulous attention was given to bolstering the TX’s body rigidity and mitigating noise, vibration, and harshness, resulting in a refined driving experience that surpasses expectations. Furthermore, the TX inherits the esteemed Lexus Driving Signature fundamentals and takes them to new heights.
In the pursuit of exceptional structural integrity, the TX incorporates advanced welding techniques and strategic use of adhesives. These measures effectively increase joint strength and overall rigidity across the main framework components of the chassis. Furthermore, both the steering system and rear section undergo reinforcement to further enhance the vehicle’s stability and responsiveness. Complemented by the introduction of a rear multi-link suspension design and widened front and rear tracks, these enhancements establish a profound connection between the driver and the road. The TX delivers an engaging driving experience characterized by direct feedback through the tires, precise steering control, and a confident brake feel.
With the GA-K platform serving as its strong foundation, the TX exemplifies Lexus’ unwavering commitment to pushing boundaries and elevating the driving dynamics of their SUV offerings. By combining advanced engineering and meticulous craftsmanship, Lexus ensures that the TX delivers a driving experience that transcends the ordinary, captivating drivers with its seamless blend of performance, handling prowess, and refined comfort.