2023 Lexus RX: First Drive Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Performance and Efficiency
The hybrid RX 350h provides an admirable mix of performance and efficiency with a definite bias toward the latter. With a CVT and lesser-powered drivetrain, the 350h is not as responsive and gets a bit buzzy when accelerating hard. It’s not slow by any means, delivering more than adequate power in most situations. We took the RX 350h on the same twisty road as the RX 500h; it didn’t feel as agile and clearly has less power, but it performed on a level close to the RX 350 (non-hybrid), and it did return 11 mpg better than the more powerful 500h over the same route.

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