The 2023 Lexus RX is completely redesigned and rides on a new chassis platform, receives the latest integrated safety and infotainment systems, and receives three new powertrain options, including a plug-in hybrid (PHEV).
Choosing Your Lexus RX
The 2023 Lexus RX is available in six trims: Standard, Premium, Premium+, Luxury, F SPORT Handling, and F SPORT Performance with base prices ranging from $48,550 to $62,750.
The V6 is dropped in favor of a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine on the base trim while the hybrid model now adopts the familiar 2.5-liter four-cylinder and nickel-metal-hydride battery pack to deliver much-improved fuel economy without increasing the price.
The RX 500h aims to please those that aren’t looking to sacrifice performance for efficiency by mating the turbocharged engine with a more powerful battery and motors. Additionally, the all-wheel-drive system is upgraded to be able to transfer power across the rear axle. A more practical system is offered on the RX 350 for $1,600 (front-wheel drive is standard) and included on the hybrid variants and those dressed in F-Sport guise.
At a later date, Lexus will begin selling the RX 450h+, the first plug-in hybrid RX. It will feature a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with an 18.1-kWh battery in an all-wheel-drive configuration. Detailed RX PHEV specs, including its electric driving range, have not yet been revealed as of this writing. Lexus has not yet announced its on-sale date for the 2023 RX plug-in hybrid.
|Trim||Engine||Horsepower / Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
2.4-L I4 Turbocharged
|275 hp / 317 lb-ft|
25 mpg (FWD)
24 mpg (AWD)
2.5-L I-4 Hybrid
|246 hp / 233 lb-ft||36 mpg|
2.4-L I4 Turbocharged
|366 hp / 406 lb-ft||27 mpg|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The new body rests on a longer wheelbase than the 2022 model, however, it retains its 192.5-inch length. Last year’s longer (by four inches) L model has not yet been announced and the 2023 RX remains solely a five-passenger crossover.
Inside the rear passengers are provided with 37.4 inches of legroom and 38.5 inches of headroom which is marginally less than before. In the back, the cargo space has increased significantly and now measures 29.6 cubic feet or 46.2 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.
The RX is rated for towing 3,500 pounds with the optional towing package that only costs $160.
The 2023 RX adopts the latest Lexus active safety technology that includes automatic emergency braking, blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert, all-speed adaptive cruise control with lane centering, road sign assist, and automatic high beams. Traffic-jam assist is offered for $620 and parking assist is included on the Premium-and-up trims.
The new model has not yet been rated by NHTSA or IIHS.
The base trim packs a 9.8-inch infotainment touchscreen with navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM, a Wi-Fi Hot Spot, and remote vehicle connectivity. A wireless charger is offered for $75.
The Premium-and-up trims feature a 14-inch touchscreen while the Premium+-and-up trims offer a 21-speaker 1,800-watt Mark Levinson sound system for $1,160.
2023 Lexus RX Standard - MSRP From $48,550
The base trim is well equipped with notable features that include 19-inch gray wheels, LED headlights, tail lights, and fog lights, heated mirrors with auto-dimming on the driver’s side, a power tailgate, and proximity entry. The interior includes synthetic leather heated front seats with eight-way power adjustability, a leather-wrapped power tilt and telescoping steering wheel with paddle shifters, a seven-inch driver information display, and electronic door latch switches.
The Cold Area Package adds a heated wiper park area and is offered for $100, the Lexus digital key (phone-as-a-key) is available for $275, and a sunroof with roof rails can be added for $1,350.
2023 Lexus RX Premium - MSRP From $50,550
The Premium trim adds heated and ventilated front seats, memory driver positioning, black open-pore wood trim, sunroof, and roof rails while newly offering a surround-view monitor for $800, a heated steering wheel for $750, a digital rearview mirror for $200, and a hands-free power tailgate for $150.
2023 Lexus RX Premium+ - MSRP From $53,150
The new Premium+ trim receives perforated leather seating, a heated steering wheel wrapped in wood and leather, interior ambient lighting, and an upgraded climate control system with a smog sensor. A panoramic sunroof is available for $500, triple-beam LED headlights are $1,565, a head-up display is $900, and heated and ventilated rear seats are $680.
2023 Lexus RX Luxury - MSRP From $56,550
The Luxury trim is notable for its use of premium leather, 10-way power adjustable seats, 21-inch 20-spoke gray wheels, a head-up display, and premium suede interior door trim. Power folding and reclining rear seats are offered for $550.
2023 Lexus RX F Sport Handling - MSRP From $57,750
The F Sport trim wears unique front and rear bumpers, a mesh grille, 21-inch gloss black wheels, gloss black roof rails, mirrors, and window trim, sport-tuned adaptive dampers, front and rear chassis dampers, upgraded brakes, synthetic leather seats with enhanced bolstering, a unique steering wheel with perforated leather, aluminum pedals, a head-up display, and a unique digital gauge cluster.
The options listed for the Premium+ trim are also available on this trim.
2023 Lexus RX F Sport Performance - MSRP From $62,750
The premium performance trim builds on the F Sport Handling trim but uniquely receives rear-wheel steering, 21-inch matte black wheels, dark chrome window trim, body-color front and rear lower body trim, black brake calipers, perforated leather seats, and active sound control. The options of the Luxury trim are offered.
The Premium trim includes a number of premium features that can make tackling daily life a bit more comfortable and easy.