Is the Extra Room Worth $1,000 an Inch in the new Lexus RX L? [Video]

The new Lexus RX L is 4.4 inches longer than the two-row RX model, but can that third row fit two adults in the back?

Sometimes, it just helps to have more room. Larger families need three-row crossovers, and that’s why Lexus added 4.4 inches of extra length onto the RX to create the RX “L” model. At 196.9 inches, Lexus stretched the car out just enough to accommodate two more passengers. But there’s a potential problem: in a crossover originally designed for two rows of seats, how well do two people actually fit in the back? In today’s short video, we show you just how well two tall guys fit in the back of the Lexus RX L.

The 2018 Lexus RX L comes in two forms: the RX 350L or the RX 450hL hybrid. At $49,070, the RX 350 L AWD is $4,400 more expensive than the shorter-wheelbase RX 350, which works out to $1,000 per inch of additional length. The front-wheel drive version is a bit cheaper, starting at $47,670. The RX450hL is all-wheel drive only, and starts from $50,620. That’s $4,925 more than the RX 450h.

But how well do two adults fit in the back? While headroom and legroom are a bit of a squeeze, you can actually fit two tall guys (at 6’4″ and 6’2″) in the back! Check out the video above to see how that turns out. Would you pay $1,000 an inch for those two extra seats? Let us know what you think! Stay tuned to for more videos on the new Lexus RX L.

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