The popular Lexus RX now has 3 hybrid choices and a handsome new look
It's been due for a redesign, and here it is, with new hybrid powertrains and new cabin technology
The Lexus RX is quietly one of America’s most popular and important vehicles."At the time — I had the choice," the"Orange Is the New Black" star wrote.Copied! Print In this saturated true-crime market, innovation can be a challenge.Samsung CF396 , a budget-friendly curved monitor.
It’s the best-selling product of Toyota’s TM luxury division year after year and one of the five vehicles luxury car shoppers are most likely to consider.Its balance of serene driving experience and dependable resale value is just about right.Lexus shouldn’t change it much.” And it builds in Season 2.But it is time to redesign it.The 2022 RX is based on a 2015 design.It’s tempting to assume the two have nothing to do with each other but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Drivers’ tastes have changed in the past eight years, with new technologies and more expensive gasoline.After solving the case, Charles, Oliver and Mabel now find themselves suspects in a fresh case: the murder of their co-op board president, Bunny (Jayne Houdyshell), whom Mabel found in her apartment, stabbed with a knitting needle...The Lexus RX is quietly one of America’s most popular and important vehicles.‘Only Murders’ delivers a model second season: More of the same, but different Hulu’s acclaimed riff on true crime offers an even richer glimpse of our heroes — and supporting characters — in a satisfying, still-funny Season 2.It’s the best-selling product of Toyota’s TM luxury division year after year and one of the five vehicles luxury car shoppers are most likely to consider.There are three common resolutions for conventional widescreen (16:9) displays.
Its balance of serene driving experience and dependable resale value is just about right.Lexus shouldn’t change it much.Advertisement Short: Season 1 ended with our arrests, so obviously that was already set up: Are we going to spend the rest of our lives in jail? Are we gonna get out? And obviously since we didn’t do it, who did it? It’s set up very cleverly.But it is time to redesign it.The 2022 RX is based on a 2015 design.Drivers’ tastes have changed in the past eight years, with new technologies and more expensive gasoline altering our expectations of our cars.Martin: I’m dedicated to solving a murder per season.Lastly, 4K UHD (2380 x 2160 pixels) is the gold standard but is still considered a luxury as you may not need it for everyday computing and only high-powered gaming PCs can reliably play games in 4K at high frame rates.
Can Lexus keep the virtues that make the RX the right answer for so many buyers and update it to keep it relevant for another eight years? Enter the 2023 Lexus RX, with new hybrid powertrains, new cabin technology, and the same reputation for reliability that made the old RX conquer the midsize luxury crossover SUV market.It goes on sale near the end of the year.We expect to learn pricing closer to that time.Selena, as a fan of the genre who has attended things like CrimeCon, did you feel like that gave you added insight into how to play a person of interest? Gomez: Oh, yeah.The current RX starts at $46,995 and stretches to the over $60,000 fully equipped.A handsome evolution The 2023 RX shares a platform with the smaller Lexus NX and the Toyota RAV4.If you want a large monitor, 32 inches or higher, break the bank and get a 4K monitor.
Those are less-expensive SUVs, which might have you wondering whether the new RX will feel as refined as it should.The whole premise of the show is basically three characters that were a little bit lonely but found this common ground, and I think that’s what the bulk of the show is — that you know they all have this in common.But Toyota has long made many vehicles out of a few platforms with great success.The new architecture is lighter than the old one, which might even make the driving experience more responsive.It’s also lower – so low that we might be tempted to call the RX a wagon if automakers didn’t need to market most cars as SUVs these days.” ( Craig Blankenhorn / Hulu) Season 2 has some new faces, including Miss Shirley MacLaine.The 2023 RX retains the curvy design theme the model is known for.With a higher refresh rate, every animation moves more smoothly, from moving your mouse cursor to dragging a window to watching a progress bar fill up.
But designers have updated the look with a sharper edge to the hood and a floating roof design thanks to a blacked-out C-pillar that reaches the rear lights.If you’re paying attention, you’ll notice that the trademark Lexus spindle grille is essentially gone.There’s an immediate looseness to her, and intimacy, and she asked questions where she actually wants the answer.It’s a huge black trapezoid here, with dimples in the painted sheet metal above suggesting the upper portion of the old hourglass.Four powertrains, three hybrid Buyers can choose from four powertrains, none of which feature the V-6 engines that have been a staple of the Lexus lineup for so long.Instead, the new engine in the base RX 350 is a turbocharged 2.Martin: I just had a lifetime fascination with her from “The Apartment,” which I thought she was so great in, so vulnerable — an instant great actress.
4-liter 4-cylinder making 275 horsepower.It sends power through an 8-speed automatic transmission to the front wheels, with all-wheel-drive available.Also on MarketWatch: 8 simple rules to maximize wealth—at any age The RX 350h gets a 2.But she acted like it.5-liter 4-cylinder mated to a hybrid system and works through a continuously variable transmission (CVT).That setup is good for 246 horsepower.
A plug-in hybrid RX 450h+ is on its way.No one’s ever told me.But Lexus says, “vehicle details for the U.S.market will be shared at a later time.It’s kind of a family show, and it’s kind of not.” At the top of the lineup, a new RX 500h F Sport Performance edition appears with every trick in the Lexus bag.
It combines the turbocharged 4-cylinder from the 350 with a pair of electric motors – one per axle – working through a sport-tuned 6-speed automatic transmission.That’s enough for 367 horsepower while still managing 26 mpg in combined driving.Martin: I have heard, in my day, though, [of] a 14-year-old using the F-word.Also see: The 8 best hybrids you can get for under $40,000 Updated cabin, safety tech The interior is an entirely new look for Lexus.Rather than screens integrated into the surface of the dashboard, it looks as though the driver’s instrument screen and available 14-inch central touchscreen hover over the dash.Ambient lighting behind them adds to the effect.We’re both aware of certain things of [our] character[s].
Of course, this being a Lexus, leather lines the seats and dashboard.But designers lined the door panels in a material that looks like wool, creating more visual depth than we’re used to from Lexus products.It’s a handsome look.Martin:.Like the all-new NX, the interior door latches aren’t latches at all.What Lexus calls an “e-latch” opens the door at a touch – but engineers built in a mechanical backup for emergencies.
Also see: The 25 bestselling SUVs The Lexus Safety System 3.0 suite of driver aids is standard.It includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and motorcycle detection, adaptive cruise control that varies speed through curves, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist.The automated parking setting now handles both back-in and head-in parking maneuvers.Stay tuned for pricing information and our driving impressions of the all-new 2023 Lexus RX closer to its launch toward the end of this year.
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