As Ford Authority previously reported, the Lincoln Aviator is set to receive a mid-cycle refresh for the 2024 model year, one that will bring forth some styling updates, as well as some new tech, at the very least. To date, Ford Authority has spotted a couple of 2024 Lincoln Aviator prototypes, giving us an early look at the luxurious crossover’s exterior and interior. However, it certainly won’t be alone in that space, as this segment just gained another brand new competitor – the 2024 Lexus TX.
The big news is that the 2024 Lexus TX is a proper three-row crossover, something that the luxury brand hasn’t really offered in the U.S. before, save for the cramped RX L, which was discontinued with the arrival of the redesigned model in 2022. The TX shares a platform with the Toyota Grand Highlander, but is obviously better appointed with nicer materials and luxurious features.
This also means the 2024 Lexus TX shares powertrains with its Toyota counterpart, a lineup that includes the standard turbocharged 2.4L inline-four in the TX350 that delivers 275 horsepower and is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and either front- or all-wheel drive. Meanwhile, the hybrid TX500h – which is only offered in F Sport trim – pairs that same gas engine with two electric motors to produce 362 horsepower, with a six-speed gearbox and all-wheel drive standard.
Unlike the Grand Highlander, the TX can also be had in PHEV form with the TX550h+, which utilizes a 3.5L V6 gas engine and generates a combined 406 horsepower, along with a CVT gearbox, all-wheel drive, and 33 miles of all-electric driving range. Inside the cabin, notable features include a 14-inch touchscreen, as well as an optional digital gauge cluster and head-up display.
The 2024 Lexus TX is available in base, Premium, Luxury, and TX500h F Sport Performance trim levels, though the new crossover will be launched in a staggered manner, with the PHEV model arriving after the rest of the lineup, which is slated to debut this fall. Pricing for the new TX hasn’t yet been announced, however, though that information should be available in the next few months.