In the ever-changing automotive landscape, the Lexus RX has long remained a good choice for buyers in the market for a well-appointed luxury SUV, especially one that’s focused more on comfort than performance. Newly redesigned for 2023, that has changed at least somewhat: The RX 350 gets an all-new platform, a retuned suspension, more aggressive styling and changes under the hood.
Gone is the old base V-6 engine, replaced with a turbocharged four-cylinder promising similar acceleration and improved fuel economy. There’s even a new F Sport Performance trim, while other powertrain options include both a hybrid (available now) and a plug-in hybrid (on the way).
RX fans will be pleased to hear that some key attributes have not changed. The interior is still well equipped and luxurious and, if anything, is better than before. Loyalists also will be pleased to hear the quiet, comfortable ride remains.
We recently sampled a few examples of the 2023 RX in different trims and found some notable improvements — but some of the other changes are less welcome. For an in-depth look at the 2023 Lexus RX, tap the link above to read Joe Bruzek’s complete review. For a quicker peek, read on for five things we like about the 2023 Lexus RX and five things we do not.