The Lexus RX is the best-selling luxury SUV in America. The automaker claims it was the first to market a luxury crossover when the original RX debuted more than 20 years ago. (Volvo might disagree while reminding people about the V70 Cross Country.) Therefore, given its sales volume and legacy, it is critical that the automaker get the completely redesigned 2023 Lexus RX right.
Whether the new fifth-generation 2023 RX will continue to appeal to Lexus loyalists and newcomers to the premium midsize SUV segment remains to be seen. But, by all indications, Lexus has given this redesign its best shot.
The new 2023 Lexus RX model lineup includes the RX 350, RX 350h, RX 450h+, and RX 500h. Depending on which one you choose, trim levels may consist of Standard, Premium, Premium+, Luxury, F Sport Handling, or F Sport Performance. All versions of the new RX except for the RX 350 are electrified.
The new 2023 RX comes only with 5-passenger seating because the company is replacing the unloved RX L with a new 3-row crossover called the 2024 Lexus TX. No doubt, people will call it the Lexus Texas. Because, y’know, everything is bigger there. And it rhymes.