Beneath the sheetmetal
The 2023 RX is out there in numerous trim degrees with 4-cylinder powertrains of gasoline-driven, hybrid and plug-in hybrid varieties. The base $48,550 RX 350, accessible with entrance- or all-wheel travel (for an added $1,600), uses a new turbocharged 275-horsepower 4-cylinder gasoline-powered motor with 317 lb-ft of torque. The conventional hybrid RX 350h, a replacement for last year’s 450h, has an electric motor coupled to a 2.5-liter four-cylinder for a complete of 246 horsepower and 233 lb-ft of torque. It begins at $50,150. Pricing and powertrain information for the plug-in hybrid RX 450h+ have but to be announced, however we be expecting it will pack much more electrical power than the 350h. Ultimately, the hybrid RX 500h F Activity Effectiveness AWD (still a mouthful) pairs its turbocharged four-cylinder with an electrical motor for a grand total of 366 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque, or more than most RX drivers will ever require.
The RX’s interior is, luckily, fully overhauled for 2023 and features Lexus’ new touchscreen infotainment process, a large enhancement about the hard-to-use mouse set up the company was insistent on for so lots of several years. In addition, over-all design and components are significantly-enhanced. Foundation designs get a 9.8-inch touchscreen, though a 14-incher is obtainable. Wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are in each and every RX, as is Lexus’ suite of security features which includes adaptive cruise control, intelligent significant beams, lane departure warning with steering guidance, and a lot more. Additionally, niceties like a bumping 21-speaker Mark Levinson sound procedure and a head-up display are also available.
Presented that the 2023 Lexus RX is a large advancement more than its predecessor without a huge boost in cost, it’s likely to stay a big seller in the very competitive midsize luxury SUV section.