With the RX400h in 2005, Lexus was one of the first high-end automakers to adopt hybridization. However, the firm took longer than other companies to fully electrify, with the 2023 RZ serving as its debut EV. It is built on the Toyota bZ4X chassis and is around the same size as the gas-powered NX and RX variations.
|2023 Lexus RZ450e Premium
|Dual Permanent-Magnet Synchronous
|308 Horsepower / 320 Pound-Feet
|$58,500 + $1,150 Destination
On the one hand, the RZ excels at several Lexus functions, including comfort, superior ride quality, and top-tier technological capabilities. With just 220 miles of range in the most capable model and just 196 miles in the nicer trim, it sort of fails as an EV, though. That already puts the RZ well behind some of its main rivals, and it’s new.