What’s New for 2020: Lexus

Lexus followed its onslaught of new crossover SUVs over the past few years with a renewed commitment to sedans and sports coupes. For 2020 the major updates for Toyota’s luxury brand are muted, with a significant update of its best-selling RX350 mid-size crossover. Its large SUVs soldier on at nearly a decade old, and the underperforming GS sedan gets rid of its turbo-4 option. 

The most sweeping news across the Lexus lineup is the overdue addition of Android Auto functionality added to most models’ infotainment systems. 




2020 Lexus ES

– Blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alert are available with the Premium Package on base models.

– Standard power folding mirrors on all but base trim.

2020 Lexus GX

– New grille surround and insert in the front.

– New available wheel upgrades.

– Latest Lexus Smart Key.

– Four total USB ports.

– Lexus Safety System+ suite of active safety features comes standard.

– Blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alert is standard.

– New off-road package.

2020 Lexus IS

– New Blackline Edition.

2020 Lexus LC

– New Inspiration Series 3 grand touring trim.

– Blind-spot monitors are standard.

– Revised accelerator pedal.

– Revised rear bumper fasteners.

2020 Lexus LS

– Special dark red coat, standard 20-inch black wheels, and white leather interior with reflective Kiriko glass panels on the doors.

– F Sport gets white interior option, revised brake pads.

– 20-inch Vapor Chrome wheels available on base model.

2020 Lexus LX

– Three-row Sports Package

– Cool Box console cooler offered as standalone option.

2020 Lexus NX 

– Standard Lexus Safety System+ 2.0.

– Standard power tilt and telescoping steering wheel.

– Optional Mark Levinson/Navigation infotainment system on upper trims.

2020 Lexus RC

– New LED front indicators and DRLs.

– More available carbon fiber elements.

– RC F gets 5 horsepower more to 472-hp total.

– RC F gets rain sensing wipers.

– New RC F Track Edition.

2020 Lexus RX

– Revised front and rear

– F Sport Package with 20-inch alloy wheels, distinct bumpers and grille.

– New touchscreen and touchpad replaces remote touch.

– USB ports increase from two to six.

– Standard paddle shifters.

– Standard synthetic leather upholstery.

– Standard Lexus Safety System+ 2.0.

– Foot-activated hatch. 


2020 Lexus GS 

– GS 300 is discontinued.

– GS F has standard 19-inch black matte wheels.

2020 Lexus UX

– Rear cross-traffic alert included with blind-spot monitors.