2023 Lexus RX Hybrid Luxury SUV Review

Lexus RX

The Lexus RX Hybrid is the pioneer of the luxury crossover class and a vehicle known for its posh demeanor, high comfort, and dependability. Its hybrid version has made its stock rise even higher thanks to its higher fuel efficiency.

Now, the 2023 Lexus RX is out and available for sale. Its hybrid model is getting a lot of popularity so the following is a review of its highlights:


This is the very first model of the 5th generation of the Lexus RX. This means that it gets completely refreshed from A to Z. The new RX Hybrid 2023 comes with 5 trim levels, including a high-performance F Sport version. There are 2 engines currently offered; one is a hybrid.

Powertrain and Numbers

The 2023 Lexus RX hybrid comes with a 2.4-liter engine that utilizes electric power to produce a combined 246 hp and 233 lb-ft. Move up to the RX500h F Sport Performance, and you can get a turbocharged 2.4-liter hybrid engine that makes 367 hp and 406 lb-ft.

Both these engines send power to an all-wheel drive system, using an eCVT gearbox. The result is that it is able to accelerate from a standstill to 62 mph in just about 5.6 seconds. In addition to this, it can tow up to 3500 lbs and haul up to 1399 lbs.

Because this is a hybrid, it can save fuel like no other. According to the EPA, the best fit is the base engine that does up to 37 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. The more powerful engine is also great, being rated for 27 mpg city and 28 highway.

Lexus RX Interior
Lexus RX Interior

Interior and Technology

The 2023 Lexus RX hybrid features an all-new interior design that looks nicer than ever. It utilizes only the finest materials and everything is well put together. The cabin is spacious and the occupants will find the seating comfortable.

You get good in-cabin storage in the form of compartments, pockets, and cupholders. The center console comes with a really useful storage bin. The trunk is also adequately sized and can be made bigger by folding down the rear seats.

The following are all the trim levels of the 2023 RX Hybrid along with their standard features:

2023 Lexus RX350h
We start with the base RX hybrid, which comes with an elegant black cascade interior. It also features a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear lever. The tech includes multi-zone climate control, push-button ignition, a 7-inch multi-info display, and ambient lighting.

The seats are wrapped in NuLuxe material, and the front ones are 8-way power-adjustable and heated. There’s a 9.8-inch touchscreen that’s mated to a set of 12 speakers, with capabilities for Android Apple devices. There’s also a Wifi hotspot, plus multiple USB ports and power outlets.

The 2023 RX hybrid comes with a host of safety systems. You get goodies like automated emergency braking (w/pedestrian and cyclist detection), lane-departure warning (w/lane-keeping assist), a backup cam, and adaptive cruise control (w/lane-centering).

2023 Lexus RX350h Premium
As indicated by its name, this trim is even more upscale with its ash bamboo interior and black open-pore wood trims. In terms of tech, the front seats are now ventilated as well, while the driver also gets a memory system.

You also get a powered moonroof, and wireless charging for your phone. The safety department gains parking sensors.

2023 Lexus RX350h Premium Plus
The RX Hybrid Premium Plus gets you a perforated leather-trimmed interior, and a wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel. The latter is heated, and you also receive upgraded climate control, and a 14-inch infotainment touchscreen.

2023 Lexus RX350h Luxury
We then have the 2023 RX350h Luxury, which ups the game even further. It gets you a perforated semi-aniline leather-trimmed interior, and suede on the door trim. Another upgrade are the 10-way power adjustable front seats.

2023 Lexus RX500h F Sport
The 2023 RX500h F Sport gets you a perforated leather-trimmed steering and shifter, plus sports seats for the front. It does lose some features to save weight though.

2023 Lexus RX

2023 Lexus RX350h


2023 Lexus RX

2023 Lexus RX350h Premium


2023 Lexus RX

2023 Lexus RX350h Luxury


Exterior and Driving

The all-new design of the 2023 RX has garnered a lot of positive feedback. It looks striking and posh, with the wheel sizes ranging from 19 to 21 inches based on your trim. The 2023 RX500h F Sport looks the sportiest and it also features custom F Sport components and badging.

Below are the colors available on the 2023 Lexus RX hybrid:

  • Ultra White
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Iridium
  • Caviar
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Copper Crest
  • Nori Green Pearl
  • Nightfall Mica
  • Grecian Water

Do make sure that the color you like is offered on the trim of your choice.

The all-new RX hybrid is spectacular to drive and should be the first choice for those looking for a cruiser. It is very refined and stable, even if you throw it into a corner. The comfort levels are high and so is the noise cancellation in the cabin.


Reliability and Warranty

JD Power has given the 2023 Lexus RX a score of 85 out of 100 while Consumer Reports expects it to be more reliable than its peers. Those who’ve bought the car have nice things to say about its reliability as well.

In terms of aftersales, you get a limited warranty of 6 years/70k miles and a powertrain warranty of 5 years/60k miles. There’s also a hybrid components warranty for 8 years/100k miles. As a bonus, Lexus also offers complimentary maintenance for 1 year/10k miles.


To put it simply, the 2023 RX Hybrid is a masterpiece that deserves your attention. Not only does it offer more bells and whistles than you’d expect from a luxury car. But it also adds functionality and reliability to the mix, plus excellent aftersales.

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