It may or may not be true that everything is bigger in Texas; but, we can confirm bigger three-row SUVs continue to have equally enlarged sales numbers. And now Lexus is giving buyers another option, the 2024 TX— a more luxurious kin to Toyota’s new Grand Highlander.

As far as we know, “TX” is not a play on the Lone Star State; however, that was our destination for this First Drive event.

You’d think three-rows would make the TX a behemoth, but that isn’t the case. It’s certainly big at just over 200-inches in length, but it uses a relatively short 116-inch wheelbase.

STEPHANIE HART: “The TX rides on the GA-K platform, which is shared by the Lexus RX and NX. As a result, the TX drives much smaller than you might think it would, which is a good thing. It’s nimble on the road, it’s a comfortable ride and it’s overall quiet.”

Fortunately, it doesn’t take nimble footing to climb into the third row, which has up to 33-and-a-half inches of legroom; the second row has roughly 40 inches. Speaking of, the TX can come with a 60:40 split second row or captain’s chairs, altering capacity between 6 and 7 occupants. Front occupants are greeted by a standard 14-inch touchscreen with smartphone integration.

Under the hood, the entry-level TX 350 packs a 275-horsepower turbocharged 2.4-liter inline-four, standard front-wheel drive with available all-wheel drive. The TX 500h also uses a turbo 2.4-liter inline-4, hybrid assisted for 366 horsepower, delivered through standard all-wheel drive. The TX 550h+ is all-wheel drive as well, powered by a 3.5-liter V6 paired to a plug-in hybrid system. This top performer generates 404 horsepower, and is capable of up to 33 miles of EV range.

The 2024 Lexus TX is expected to arrive at dealers early next year, starting just over 55-thousand-dollars and climbing close to $70K.

And we’ll have more Quick Spins…soon!