Lexus RX receives plug-in hybrid tech for its fifth generationPacks an all-new, U.S.-developed infotainment system for easier operationLexus RX plug-in hybrid expected lớn deliver an electric range of 40 milesTo begin reaching U.S. Dealers by the over of 2022

Update: ‘Lexus RX sales’ section updated & ‘ says’ section added.

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It’s been over seven years since Lexus took covers off the third-gen RX at the new york International tự động hóa Show (NYIAS 2015). In November 2017, the company introduced a three-row RX L, & then, in May 2019, it lent the oto a neat facelift. Now, a fully redesigned, fifth-gen, 2023 Lexus RX is replacing the 5-seat third-gen RX, elaborately discussed in this article.


The 2023 Lexus RX has a recognizable thiết kế with some changes inspired by the latest NX. Image Source: Toyota

Elsewhere, a blacked-out D pillar can be observed on the SUV along with a full-width horizontal LED taillamp. Above the LED bar, a slim gloss black strip houses bold Lexus lettering positioned on the center of the tailgate. The backglass looks slightly more raked, và that gives the redesigned mã sản phẩm a sportier stance than its predecessor.

For the first time ever in an RX, customers will be able to lớn select an F thể thao Performance grade that builds on the familiar F sport design package. The new grade gives the RX an even sportier and performance-focused styling. It features a mesh grille, 21-inch wheels, opposed six-piston brake calipers, F sport scuff plate, perforated leather-trimmed steering wheel with paddle shifters, suede-trimmed interior door trim, aluminum paddles, và more.


Lexus will offer the 2023 Lexus RX in the U.S. In ten colors:

Ultra WhiteEminent trắng PearlNebula Gray PearliridiumCaviarMatador Red MicaCopper CrestNori Green PearlNightfall MicaGrecian Water


On the inside, the Lexus RX has become a little more contemporary, with sleeker surfaces & a cảm ứng of minimalism in some elements. The most welcome change in the cabin is the introduction of a 14-inch Lexus Interface touchscreen infotainment system. Customers will be able to lớn choose six interior color options with four ornamentation styles as per the grade. Rioja Red, Macadamia, Pirch, Palomino, Black, và Peppercorn will be the colors & Dark Graphite Aluminum, Ash Bamboo, Black open Pore, & Black Cascade will be the ornamentation styles.

The 2023 Lexus RX features a standard 7-inch digital instrument cluster & an optional 14-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system. Image Source: Lexus

Popular YouTuber Doug DeMuro seems pretty impressed with the 14-inch touchscreen infotainment system. He says that it’s “tremendously easy lớn use with smartphone-like responses and it’s intuitive.” However, he points out an interesting downside, that there’s no split-screen function. It’s a missed opportunity, especially seeing the large kích cỡ of the touchscreen. Also, when using the 360-degree camera system, the projected image on the touchscreen rotates on its own. The user can pause it or change its angle, but can’t go left, right, up, or down with touch input, which is strange.

Seats’s Dave Humphreys (via YouTube) says that the 2023 Lexus RX’s interior is luxurious, with a layout very similar to lớn the latest NX. Lexus has used good quality materials và great seats in the all-new model. Humphreys also feels the rear seats offer a lot of space. Thanks lớn the extended wheelbase, there’s loads of knee room in the back. The rear seats come out quite far and offer good thigh support. The middle seat, even though typically firmer, is quite wide. Rear-seat passengers wouldn’t feel the sloping roofline compromising their space or visibility.


The fifth-gen Lexus RX rides on the GA-K platform that debuted in the Lexus ES. The new platform offers a low center of gravity and optimal weight distribution. Depending on the configuration, the redesigned SUV is as much as 198 pounds lighter than the outgoing generation, thanks to lớn material optimization in the main framework components of the chassis and the GA-K platform.

Ride comfort & quietness are better in the all-new model. Plus, the wheelbase is 2.36-inch longer, but as the rear overhang is 2.36-inch shorter, the overall length is the same as that of the fourth-gen model (192.5 inches). Also new for the fifth generation is an all-new multi-link suspension at the rear.

The charging port of the 2023 Lexus RX 450h+ is on its right-side quarter panel. Lexus makes it out of resin instead of steel lớn save weight. Image Source: Lexus

The RX 450h+ has the same plug-in hybrid system as the NX 450h+. It’s a combination of a 2.5-liter engine & two electric motors — one mounted at the front và one driving the rear wheels — that results in 227 kW (304 hp) of total power.

The engine produces 182 hp and 227 Nm (167 lb.-ft.) of torque. The front motor generates 134 kW (180 hp) & 270 Nm (199 lb.-ft.) of torque, while the rear motor that enables E-Four full-time AWD develops 40 kW (54 hp) và 121 Nm (89 lb.-ft.) of torque. Lexus is targeting a 0-62 mph acceleration time of 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 124 mph for the RX 450h+.

An 18.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack powers the electric motors. Lexus expects the RX 450h+ lớn be able khổng lồ travel more than 40 miles & achieve a top speed of 80 mph in EV mode. When the charging depletes, the RX 450h+’s powertrain defaults lớn hybrid mode. Lexus has fitted the RX 450h+ with a 6.6 kW on-board charger. Fully charging the 18.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack takes about 2 hours 45 minutes. All the performance và efficiency figures of the RX 450h+ mentioned in the story apply lớn the European units. Lexus will reveal the details of the US-spec RX 450h+ later.

The 2023 Lexus RX 450h+ should be able lớn accelerate from 0 to lớn 62 mph in 6.5 seconds. Image Source: Lexus

The RX500h’s 2.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine works with a 6-speed automatic transmission, an inverter, & an electric motor. An eAxle unit integrates a second electric motor, inverter, và reduction gearbox. The second motor powers the rear, wheels effectively making the RX500h an AWD SUV. The 2023 RX is the first Lexus equipped with a high-output electric motor và an e-axle at the rear.

The turbocharged gasoline engine of the RX500h produces 367 horsepower & 406 lb.-ft. Of torque. Jack Hollis, Senior Vice President – Automotive Operations Group, Toyota Motor North America, made an interesting chú ý during the announcement of the RX500h, that the torque output đầu ra surpasses that of even the Lexus LFA. Accelerating from 0 to lớn 60 mph in the range-topping performance variant takes just 5.9 seconds. Lexus is estimating a combined fuel economy of 26 MPG in this configuration.

The RX500h delivers faster acceleration và more evenly distributed torque for more power nguồn on demand, whether you’re running errands on the freeway or driving a scenic mountain road. It also adopts the same DIRECT4 all-wheel drive technology that we talked about earlier on the RZ that integrates the drive và brake force control that can only be found with Lexus Driving Signature.

Jack Hollis, Senior Vice President – Automotive Operations Group, Toyota Motor North America
Aspect2023 Lexus RX 350h Specification2023 Lexus RX 500h Specification
Length192.5 in.192.5 in.

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Width75.6 in.75.6 in.
Height67.3 in.67.3 in.
Wheelbase112.2 in.112.2 in.
Drivetrain LayoutE-Four AWDDirect4 AWD
Engine2.4L gasoline2.4L turbocharged gasoline
Front Motor TypePMSMPMSM
Rear Motor TypePMSMPMSM
Traction Battery Pack TypeNickel Metal HydrideNickel Metal Hydride
System Power246 hp367 hp
System Torque233 lb.-ft.406 lb.-ft.
TransmissionCVT6-speed automatic
0-60 mph Acceleration Time7.4 seconds5.9 seconds
Company-est. MPG (combined)33 MPG26 MPG
0-60 mph Acceleration Time7.4 seconds5.9 seconds
Top Speed112 mph130 mph
2023 Lexus RX Hybrid specifications (Source: Lexus)

2023 Lexus RX Release Date và Price

By kết thúc of 2022, TMNA will introduce more hybrid vehicle options; the all-new Toyota Crown hybrid, Lexus RX hybrid, plus four new Corolla hybrid grades

Toyota Motor North America’s announcement (via on October 3, 2022

The 2023 Lexus RX will go on sale in the U.S. By the kết thúc of 2022, although the 450h+ plug-in hybrid won’t be available at launch. The 2023 RX is one of the two biggest launches for the Japanese automaker in 2022, with the other one being the 2023 RZ. With the 2022 RX costing USD 47,070, the 2023 RX’s prices may start at just under USD 50,000.

Lexus RX sales

The 2023 Lexus RX’s 450h+ plug-in hybrid variant will become available in the U.S. At a later date. Image Source: Lexus

With 115,320 units sold in 2021, up from 101,059 units delivered in 2020, the RX was, by & large, the most popular Lexus car in the United States. The RX remained the brand’s best-selling model in the U.S. In the first three quarters of 2022. Lexus delivered 80,299 units in the country between January và September 2022. Compared khổng lồ January-September 2021, (84,625), that was a small decline of 5.1%. Sales should start growing once the company launches the 2023 model.

Buyer preference for hybrids increased in 2021 with the Lexus RX Hybrid recording 24.1% growth compared khổng lồ the previous year. In 2020, Lexus sold 14,411 units of the RX Hybrid, but this figure was significantly up in 2021 with the Japanese carmaker selling 18,981 units. Between January và September 2022, the company delivered 13,728 units of the hybrid SUV, 1.8% higher than in the same period in 2021 (January-September 2021: 13,485 units).

Lexus electrification strategy

At a mega press conference held in japan in December 2021, Akio Toyoda, President, Toyota, revealed new EV strategies for its bộ vi xử lý core brands: Toyota và Lexus. Toyoda said that Lexus aims to have a full EV line-up in all vehicle segments by the kết thúc of the decade. It wants EVs to account for 100% of Lexus sales in China, Europe, and North America, with a total of 1 million units globally by that year. In 2035, Lexus targets to lớn be fully electric in all markets worldwide. The implication is that, by the kết thúc of the decade, the Lexus RX will be an all-electric model.

Upcoming Lexus SUV models

In addition to the next-gen RX, a number of new Lexus SUV models are heading to lớn dealer showrooms in the next three years. The first is the 2023 Lexus RZ, which will arrive in the U.S. In December 2022. 2023 would be the year the Lexus RX L successor goes on sale. Made at the Princeton plant (Indiana), USA, it could arrive as the Lexus TX.

In 2023 & 2024, the Lexus LF & the next-gen Lexus GX should celebrate their world debuts. Finally, Lexus hinted at a large electric SUV (Lexus Electrified SUV) on December 14, 2021, which will likely be released by 2025, positioned at the top of its lineup. says

Riding atop a new platform, packing more space and new features, including a brand-new, U.S.-developed infotainment system, và available with plug-in hybrid technology, the 2023 Lexus RX is a massive upgrade. The fifth generation of the best-selling Lexus mã sản phẩm in America is one of the best options in the mid-size luxury SUV segment, that is if you’re looking for a conventional model. Lexus is bringing the RZ a few months later for customers who can shell out more & are ready to lớn switch to lớn EVs.