A new challenger recently entered the three-row luxury crossover segment: the 2024 Lexus TX, which will compete directly with the Lincoln Aviator. Ford Authority has kept a close eye on the rival automaker’s new offering, snapping photos of a camouflaged prototype undergoing testing back in May, and now, our photographers spotted the new Lexus TX testing without any coverings at all, a first look at what the luxury crossover looks like in a real-world setting.
The 2024 Lexus TX fills the gap in the automaker’s lineup left by the Lexus RX L, a three-row crossover that Toyota discontinued in 2022. The TX features three roomy rows of seating, and shares a platform with the Toyota Grand Highlander. This particular model appears to be the 500h F Sport Performance model, evidenced by its 22-inch wheels with a design exclusive to the trim. This model harnesses the Lexus turbocharged 2.4L I4 hybrid engine, throwing 366 horsepower and 409 pound-feet of torque combined to all four wheels via its six-speed automatic transmission.
Inside the cabin, noteworthy elements include a 14-inch infotainment touchscreen, as well as an optional digital gauge cluster and head-up display. Its interior can be customized with colored illumination accents, while amenities such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard across the TX lineup.
For comparison, the current Lincoln Aviator makes use of the turbocharged 3.0L V6 EcoBoost engine, which is good for 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. There’s also a plug-in hybrid variant that utilizes the same engine, producing 494 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque combined. It’s not clear at this time if the refreshed 2024 Aviator will feature the same engine lineup.
Speaking of the refreshed 2024 Aviator, Ford Authority has spotted several examples undergoing testing that have given us a good idea of what’s headed down the road. It sports a fresh face with new LED lightning signatures and other cosmetic changes, while its interior boasts a wider touchscreen for infotainment controls and a cleaner center stack with fewer buttons.