2023 Lexus RX SUV Review

February 28th, 2023 by

2023 Lexus RX

The Lexus RX holds the distinction of being the first-ever luxury crossover in the automotive industry. For 25 years, it has been known for its stylish design, comfortable ride, and high-end features. The all-new Lexus RX350 2023 has been launched and is now available for sale. The following is a review of all its quirks and features:


The 2023 Lexus RX350 is the very first showing of the 5th generation of Lexus’s luxury SUV. It has been redesigned from the ground up. You get 5 trims and a single powertrain option; the hybrid model is marketed separately. The trim levels are all stocked with many luxurious and safety-oriented standard features. There’s also a sporty F Sport trim offered.

Powertrain and Numbers

The all-new Lexus RX 2023 features a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder turbo that makes 275 hp and 317 lb-ft. It is connected to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, which sends power to a front-wheel drive system. You can also opt for all-wheel drive for higher performance.

The time taken from 0 to 60 mph is about 7 seconds with the AWD variant. The new RX can also pull up to 3500 lbs and haul a payload of around 1399 lbs. All of the aforementioned figures are splendid for the weight class.

The Lexus RX 350 is more efficient than ever thanks to its modern powertrain. If you pick the front-wheel drive model, it can do up to 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The AWD version isn’t bad either at 21 mpg city and 28 highway.

If you go for the 2023 Lexus RX Hybrid, you can get up to 37 mpg city; 34 highway.

Lexus rx450h Interior
Lexus rx450h Interior

Interior and Technology

Lexus is known for using high-quality materials in its vehicles, and the RX is no exception. Depending on the trim level, the RX may have leather upholstery, wood or aluminum trim accents, and soft-touch materials throughout the cabin.

The RX has a generous number of cubbies for in-cabin storage and a spacious cargo area. Folding the rear seats down can expand the trunk quite a bit, with the resulting space being more than enough for most needs.

The following shows the trims of the 2023 Lexus RX and their standard features:
2023 Lexus RX350
button ignition, remote start, multi-zone climate control, ambient mood lighting, 8-way power-adjustable and heated front seats, and a leather-trimmed steering wheel.

The infotainment system contains a 9.8-inch touchscreen mated to 12 speakers. Wifi hotspot capabilities are included, along with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. You also get USB ports and power outlets.

The RX comes with a host of standard safety amenities. It offers automated emergency braking (w/pedestrian and cyclist detection), lane-departure warning (w/lane-keeping assist), and adaptive cruise control (w/lane-centering feature).

2023 Lexus RX350 Premium
The Premium trim offers ash bamboo interior trim and black open-pore wood trim. The tech upgrades include heated and ventilated front seats, a wireless phone charger, and a memory system for the driver’s seat. You also get parking sensors for added safety and a high-end powered moonroof.

2023 Lexus RX350 Premium Plus
The mid-range RX Premium Plus ups the game with its perforated leather-trim interior. It also gets you a heated wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel and thematic ambient lighting. The infotainment system receives an even bigger touchscreen interface at 14 inches.

2023 Lexus RX350 Luxury
As indicated by its name, the 2023 RX Luxury oozes sophistication. It comes with a perforated semi-aniline leather-trimmed interior and an Ultrasuede interior door trim. You also get 10-way power-adjustability for the seats up front.

2023 Lexus RX350 F Sport
The F Sport is the ultimate gas-powered 2023 RX as it has the best performance. It loses some of the upscale features that the Luxury trim has and adds some of its own. It comes with NuLuxe interior trim and dark graphite aluminum trim.

You get F Sport-exclusive components such as a perforated leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, aluminum pedals and scuff plates, and front seats with enhanced bolsters. There are several upgrades to the exterior as well.

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2023 Lexus RX350


Lexus RX

2023 Lexus RX350 Premium


Lexus RX

2023 RX Luxury


Exterior and Driving

As always, the Lexus RX has a sleek and modern design that gives it a bold and distinctive look. They’ve designed it to be as aerodynamic as possible to make it drive better and be more efficient. The first 3 trims get 19-inch alloys while the Luxury and the F Sport get 21-inchers (with varying designs and finishes).

The 2023 Lexus RX350 is available in the following colors:

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

The new Lexus RX 2023 offers a comfortable ride and composed handling. It is a refined vehicle that comes with a smooth and quiet powertrain. The 2023 RX F Sport is the most exciting model out of all of them due to its improved power-to-weight ratio.

Lexus rx450h
Lexus rx450h

Reliability and Warranty

The 2023 Lexus RX gets a score of 85 out of 100 from JD Power in predicted reliability. This means that it lies in the Great category. The organization has also ranked it #1 in the midsized luxury SUV class.

You get 2 warranties on the 2023 RX350. The first is a limited warranty which is good for 4 years/50k miles. The second is a powertrain components warranty, eligible for 6 years/70k miles. The latter is the best one in the automotive industry today.

Lexus offers the best aftersales as it gives you complimentary maintenance for 1 year/10k miles.

Note: If you opt for the 2023 RX Hybrid, you can also get an 8-year/100k-mile hybrid components warranty as well.


To conclude, the all-new Lexus RX350 is a remarkably capable luxury CUV that delivers a comfortable and enjoyable driving experience. At the same time, it can tow well, is very reliable, and has great fuel economy. Every trim level comes loaded with features, with a special emphasis on user safety. Its stylish looks and interior are just the icing on the cake.

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