Congratulations! ... happy trailsWe took delivery of a 500h last weekend; wife is very pleased with her new car (as are the kids). Interesting there were quite a few ordered in the new copper colour; dealer said that white and copper were the most popular colours so far in the RX.
Congratulations I hope you’re happy with your purchase.We took delivery of a 500h last weekend; wife is very pleased with her new car (as are the kids). Interesting there were quite a few ordered in the new copper colour; dealer said that white and copper were the most popular colours so far in the RX.
No, it’s not a hot hatch. The Lexus RX 500h F Sport is plenty warm - like molten copper, perhaps? - but drives exactly as one would expect a Lexus RX should. I’m not sold on the steering wheel controls, but it’s otherwise yet another winner from the Lexus hit factory.
RX buyers, do you genuinely think the new RX is an upgrade over the previous version? It has the new UI system, which seems like a huge improvement and I think overall it looks slightly better on the exterior, but not that much since it's evolutionary. But the interior material choices and engine lineup (except for the top plug in/500h) are objectively not improved in terms of performance, NVH, smoothness, etc.
If I am wrong about these, I would love to hear more
how about the fuel economy?From my wife’s perspective, she’s found the new one to be an improvement over the previous gen in terms of material and finishes. Tech is clearly improved. Ride is a little firmer given the wheels. Handling is much improved in her opinion, with much better body control on the latest model.
She’s gone from a previous gen rx450 to the current rx500.
Lexus may not have delivered on the outright "Performance" aspect of the RX500h F Sport's moniker, but it produced a product that will simultaneously feel familiar and significantly upgraded to RX loyalists. And shoppers new to the brand should be satisfied with this luxury SUV that deftly blends comfort, driving engagement, and efficiency. The 2023 Lexus RX500h Direct4 F Sport Performance isn't just poised to be a fan favorite, it's in a good position to win fresh followers as well.
2023 Lexus RX500h F Sport Performance First Test: More Focus on the Big PictureThere's more performance and even some fun, sure, but this Lexus focuses on what matters most.www.motortrend.com
Performance perfectly adequate.
Especially considering the “base” x5 40i does 0-60 in 4.5 seconds nowRX500h performance is perfectly adequate for a RX, but it could be just a tad quicker/faster to keep pace with other mid size luxury SUV's in its segment.