The redesigned 2023 Lexus RX is a five-seat crossover SUV that straddles the premium and luxury classes, similar to the Acura MDX, Infiniti QX60, and Volvo XC60.
With four powertrains, including three hybrids, and six trim levels, the mid-size SUV tries to entice a more youthful demographic without alienating its core. It stays closest to the middle, but its attractive shape, roomy interior, and excellent standard features make it a compelling value. It earns a TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
Lexus updates its bestselling model with a new look, new powertrains, and a cleaner look inside. The fifth-generation SUV rides on a new global platform that’s both stiffer and lighter in weight, and the RX comes with two new trims as well as a new performance hybrid and a first plug-in hybrid. There no longer will be V-6 options.
The changes take shape…