The RX L is a three-row version of the Lexus RX, creating an alternative to customers who might otherwise buy an Acura MDX.
The L has the comfortable ride, slick powertrain, and the good fit and finish of the standard-length RX, but it also gets the original's clumsy handling and distracting controls.
The standard RX L configuration seats seven; the optional second-row captain's chairs limit seating to six.
A single lever folds and slides the second-row seat forward, allowing a tiny path to the third row from either side.
But that seat is tiny, and best for grade-school children; buyers will enjoy the extra cargo room more than the added seats.
The L also comes as a hybrid, and all versions have the standard Lexus Safety System+, which includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane keeping assist.
Blind spot warning and rear cross traffic warning are now standard on all trim lines for the 2021 model year.