Mechanically similar to the recently revealed 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander, the 2024 TX is actually a brand-new utility vehicle for Lexus, more or less replacing the three-row Lexus RXL in its lineup. At launch, there will be three powertrain options to choose, two of which are hybrid offerings. The engine choices include a turbocharged 2.4L I4 gasoline engine, rated at 275 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque, a 2.4L I4 plug-in hybrid, rated at 366 horsepower and 409 pound-feet of torque, and a 3.5L V6 plug-in hybrid, rated at 407 horsepower.
As for drivetrain configurations, the turbocharged 2.4L engine can be had with either FWD or AWD (in the TX 350 trim level), while the hybrid 2.4L and hybrid 3.5L powertrains are exclusively available with AWD (in TX 500h and TX 500+ trims, respectively).
One of the highlights of the 2024 Lexus TX is the third-row seating. In fact, Toyota claims that the luxury crossover will comfortably seat seven passengers, and boasts 57.4 cubic feet of cargo space with the rearmost seats folded down. In addition, with both the second- and third-row seats folded down, Toyota claims that the 2024 TX has a cargo capacity of 97 cubic feet.
As far as the interior amenities, the cockpit is driver-oriented, and is available with a 12.3 driver instrument cluster. Further features include the available head-up display, a 14-inch Multimedia Touchscreen Display as well as and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
In regard to active safety equipment, the 2024 Lexus TX features Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, All-speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Tracing Assist, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Road Sign Assist and Proactive Driving Assist. Additionally, in conjunction with an active Drive Control subscription, the TX is also available with Traffic Jam Assist technology.
“It’s only human to want the best seat in the house. And it’s only Lexus to make every seat the best seat,” Lexus Vice President and General Manager Dejuan Ross was quoted as saying. “This is a pivotal moment for our brand, creating an elegant and indulgent vehicle experience for every single passenger. TX prioritizes comfort in every row and embodies our steadfast commitment to electrification, technology, performance and design.”
Notably, the first 2024 TX units are expected to go on sale later this year.
As previously mentioned, the all-new 2024 Lexus TX is squarely positioned to compete with the 2024 Cadillac XT6. It’s worth noting that General Motors will not be introducing significant updates to the Caddy crossover, which has soldiered on relatively unchanged since its inaugural 2020 model year.
As far as the current model is concerned, the 2024 XT6 is available with two powertrain options, including the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, rated at 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, and the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque.
No matter engine choice, every XT6 unit is equipped with the GM nine-speed automatic transmission as standard, while FWD is standard and AWD is optional.