Lexus RX review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

Available fuel types:hybrid
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

The RX comes with five seats, which is two fewer than the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90 (or, indeed, the RX's seven-seater stablemate, the Lexus RX L). That said, unless you really need to ferry around more than four passengers, you’re not going to struggle for space.

There’s plenty of room in the front and the interior lay-out promotes a suitably airy feel. Big door pockets, multiple cupholders and storage cubbies mean you have plenty of places to put your phone, wallet and other paraphernalia.

In the back, there's room for three adults, but the passenger in the middle gets less head room than those either side because their seat is higher. There’s no floor hump tunnel to straddle, though, which helps make the RX more comfortable for the middle passenger than some rivals.

The boot is smaller than the ones in the Audi Q7, BMW X5 and Volvo XC90. It’s quite shallow and there aren’t many tethering points, but the 453-litre luggage capacity is still more than enough for a big weekly shop or a short family holiday.

The rear seats can be dropped using buttons in the boot to increase the load bay area if necessary, and the rear bench can slide forwards or backwards to increase passenger leg room or boot space. You can also recline the back seats for additional passenger comfort.

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