If you’re looking for a luxury SUV that’s hybrid powered, look no further than the 2023 Lexus RX 450h. For 2023, the manufacturer made this model more attractive thanks to the use of more quality materials. The Lexus RX is a premium midsize SUV/crossover and one of the best-selling luxury vehicles in the United States. It’s certainly the most popular Lexus ever made.
This SUV is strong, reliable, and very comfortable. If that’s not enough for you, there is a long-wheelbase RX 450hL that offers a more spacious cabin. Both mentioned models are powered by a 3.5-liter V6/three permanent magnet synchronous electric motors, producing total 308 horsepower. Starting at just over $48k, the RX 450h costs lower than even the high-value newcomer, the Genesis GV80.
2023 Lexus RX 450h Design
At least from the design perspective, the 2023 Lexus RX 450h looks way better than before. In general, you can go wrong with this SUV. For 2023, the manufacturer has been overpowering the design of the grille, and there is enough attraction to lure more buyers. The Black Line edition is the most favorite model, but it is unfortunately limited to 2,500 units. As the name suggests, this model is offering lots of black. You will get black wheels, grille, and side mirror housings. The rest of the models can be got with more paint choices, such as Cloudburst Gray and Iridium plus Grecian Water.
The space and comfort are highlights of the 2023 Lexus RX 450h models. Choosing the L models, you’ll get a power-folding third-row seat that’s ideal for small kids. However, the standard 5-seater version has better legroom and 16 cubic feet of room behind the 40/20/40 split/folding rear seats. Of course, you can double this number by folding them down. The long-wheelbase/3-row version on the other hand goes from 6.2 to 23 to 58.5 cubic feet.
The list of standard features is longer than we tough. The RX 450h comes with an infotainment system of 8-inch display, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth, voice control, six USB ports, and a mighty 9-speaker audio setup. Safety features are plentiful, and you can get forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring.
2023 Lexus RX 450h Engine Specs
The upcoming 2023 Lexus RX 450h/RX 450hL variants are both hybrids powered. As far as we know, the 3.5-liter V6 is couple with three electric motors. One motor is attached to the rear wheels, while another joins the V6 to deal with the fronts.
However, the third electric motor handles the stop/restart action, and it basically acts as a generator. Thanks to this configuration, the new Lexus RX 450h produces a total output of 308 horsepower. As for transmission, the manufacturer uses automatic continuously variable variety. No matter which model you choose, you can count on a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.
2023 Lexus RX 450h Price, Release Date
The newest Lexus RX 450h starts at just over $48k for the base model. At the top of the range is the RX 450hL, whose price can reach almost $62.5k. As we said, the Lexus RX models are one of the best-selling luxury vehicles in the United States.
The BMW X5 model is similarly high-class, just like the Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. The sales of both models could begin at the end of this year or even at beginning of 2023.