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2023 Lexus RX price and specs

The 2023 Lexus RX will launch in Australia with a wide range of variants including turbocharged, hybrid and turbocharged hybrid powertrains – but no plug-in hybrid.

It arrives in Australian showrooms in the first quarter of 2023.

Prices range from $87,500 before on-road costs for the front-wheel drive RX350h Luxury to $126,000 before on-roads for the flagship all-wheel drive RX500h F Sport Performance.

Gone is the old V6 engine, with the RX350 nameplate now applied to a turbocharged 2.4-litre four-cylinder model.

There’s no extended, three-row L body style, with reports Lexus will introduce a new three-row crossover.

A plug-in hybrid RX450h+ joins the range elsewhere but won’t be offered here at launch. It is, however, understood to be under evaluation for Australia.

The RX range opens $15,000 higher than the outgoing model, though the previous base turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine has been axed.

In addition to familiar Luxury, F Sport and Sports Luxury trims, there’s a new fully-loaded F Sport Performance flagship.

Available only in RX500h guise with a turbocharged 2.4-litre four-cylinder hybrid, this variant features a ‘high-output’ eAxle rear electric motor, a DIRECT4 all-wheel drive system and rear-axle steering.

The 2023 RX is based on the company’s GA-K platform, also referred to as TNGA-K, which also underpins the Lexus NX, Lexus ES, Toyota Kluger, Toyota RAV4, and Toyota Camry, among others.

Pricing

  • 2023 Lexus RX350h Luxury FWD: $87,500
  • 2023 Lexus RX350h Luxury AWD: $92,000
  • 2023 Lexus RX350h Luxury FWD + Enhancement Pack: $92,600
  • 2023 Lexus RX350h Luxury AWD + Enhancement Pack: $97,500
  • 2023 Lexus RX350 F Sport AWD: $99,900
  • 2023 Lexus RX350 F Sport AWD + Enhancement Pack 1: $102,900
  • 2023 Lexus RX350 F Sport AWD + Enhancement Pack 2: $104,000
  • 2023 Lexus RX350 Sports Luxury AWD: $105,900
  • 2023 Lexus RX350 Sports Luxury AWD + Enhancement Pack 1: $108,900
  • 2023 Lexus RX350 Sports Luxury AWD + Enhancement Pack 2: $109,800
  • 2023 Lexus RX350h Sports Luxury AWD: $111,900
  • 2023 Lexus RX350h Sports Luxury AWD + Enhancement Pack 1: $114,900
  • 2023 Lexus RX350h Sports Luxury AWD + Enhancement Pack 2: $115,800
  • 2023 Lexus RX500h F Sport Performance AWD: $126,000

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Drivetrains

The 2023 Lexus RX350h uses a 2.5-litre four-cylinder hybrid powertrain with 184kW of power. It’s available with either front- or all-wheel drive, and uses an eCVT.

The RX350 is powered by a 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 205kW of power and 430Nm of torque. It’s all-wheel drive only and uses an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The RX500h F Sport Performance uses a 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder hybrid powertrain with a total system output of 273kW. It features a ‘high-output’ eAxle rear electric motor and DIRECT4 all-wheel drive system. The 0-100km/h time is a claimed 6.2 seconds.

Efficiency

Local fuel economy figures have yet to be released for the 2023 Lexus RX range.

Dimensions

The 2023 Lexus RX measures 4890mm long, 1920mm wide and 1695mm tall on a 2850mm wheelbase.

Rear luggage space is said to be lengthened by 50mm courtesy of a thinner hatch door while load height is reduced by 30mm for “more useful overall luggage space”, but boot capacity hasn’t been revealed.

Servicing and Warranty

Lexus backs its vehicles with a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

Service pricing has yet to be announced for Australia.

Safety

The Lexus RX has yet to be tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP.

Standard safety equipment includes:

  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Intersection collision avoidance support
  • Emergency steering assist
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane Tracing Assist (lane centring)
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Driver fatigue monitoring

Some models also include a surround-view camera.

Standard Equipment

The RX350h Luxury comes standard with the following equipment:

  • Bi-LED headlights
  • LED daytime running lights, fog lights
  • Heated exterior mirrors with driver’s side auto-dimming
  • Rear privacy glass
  • 19-inch alloy wheels with bright machined finish
  • Roof rails
  • Power tailgate
  • 14-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wired Android Auto
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay
  • 12-speaker Panasonic sound system
  • Satellite navigation
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Lexus Connected Services
  • Five x USB-C, two x 12V, one x USB-A
  • Eight-way power front seats with two-way power lumbar
  • Heated front seats
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Power-adjustable steering column
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Paddle shifters
  • Ambient lighting

The optional Enhancement Pack ($5100 on the FWD, $5500 on the AWD) adds the following:

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Leather upholstery
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Easy access seat
  • Driver’s seat memory
  • Head-up display
  • ‘High-grade’ instrument cluster display
  • Smart key card
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Touch-sensitive steering wheel controls

Over the Luxury, the RX350 F Sport adds:

  • Turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • 21-inch gloss black alloy wheels
  • Bi-LED headlights
    • BladeScan technology
    • Adaptive high-beam
    • Dynamic auto-levelling
    • Cornering lights
    • Headlight cleaners
  • F Sport exterior appearance package with unique bumpers, grille
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Aluminium monobloc six-piston calipers
  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • Surround-view camera
  • Dimpled leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • F Sport scuff plates
  • F Sport shifter
  • F Sport instrument cluster
  • Heated and ventilated front sport seats
  • Aluminium pedals
  • Easy access driver’s seat
  • Touch-sensitive steering wheel controls
  • Multi-colour ambient lighting
  • 21-speaker Mark Levinson sound system
  • Active Noise Control
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Rear door sunshades
  • Smart key card

The $3000 Enhancement Pack 1 adds a panoramic sunroof, while the $1100 Enhancement Pack 2 adds a digital rear-view mirror, semi-automatic parking assist, and a heated steering wheel.

Over the Luxury, the RX350 Sports Luxury and RX350h Sports Luxury receive:

  • Bi-LED headlights with adaptive high-beam
  • 21-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels
  • Surround-view camera
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • 21-speaker Mark Levinson sound system
  • Active Noise Control (RX350 only)
  • 10-way power front seats with semi-aniline leather upholstery
  • Four-way lumbar support and memory
  • Heated steering wheel with woodgrain trim
  • Power-folding and reclining rear seats
  • Heated and ventilated outboard rear seats

The $3000 Enhancement Pack 1 adds a panoramic sunroof, while the $900 Enhancement Pack 2 adds a digital rear-view mirror and semi-automatic parking assist.

The RX500h F Sport Performance receives all of the F Sport’s upgrades plus everything from the aforementioned Enhancement Packs. It also receives:

  • Matte black 21-inch alloy wheels
  • Black aluminium monobloc front calipers
  • Piano black bumper side moulding
  • Body-coloured rocker trim
  • Active Sound Control
  • Dynamic Rear Steering

Colours

The RX is available in the following finishes:

  • Sonic Chrome
  • Sonic Iridium
  • Graphite Black
  • Sonic Copper
  • Deep Blue (excludes F Sport Performance)
  • White Nova (F Sport, F Sport Performance only)
  • Cobalt Mica (F Sport, F Sport Performance only)
  • Sonic Quartz (Luxury, Sports Luxury only)
  • Titanium (Luxury, Sports Luxury only)
  • Vermillion (Luxury, Sports Luxury only)
  • Khaki Metal (Luxury, Sports Luxury only)

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