Flash Drive

2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport

Model Tested: 2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport Performance AWD

The 2023 Lexus RX 500h AWD features crisp uniquely Lexus styling with a turbocharged hybrid drivetrain.

Engine: 2.4-liter I-4, 366 horsepower and 406 lb.-ft torque

Transmission:  6-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive

EPA Rating: 27-mpg city, 28-mpg highway, 27-mpg combined

Base Price: $61,600

As Tested: $70,620


Decent fuel economy–our best was

The rear 3/4 view highlights the aggressive “C” pillars which while stylish do impact cargo capacity.

26.3-mpg highway

Great torque from four-cylinder engine

Sport mode made noticeable performance improvement

Excellent ride characteristics with adaptive suspension

Separate mode buttons for traction and off-road features

Drive mode settings accessed via central touch screen


Excellent high quality spacious interior

The cargo deck is flat but the split folding rear seats have a noticeable slope.

Very comfy supportive seats

Extra firm power lumbar support both front seats

Three temps heated and cooled front seats

Two temperature heated steering wheel

Thick nicely contoured leather wheel

Power tilt/telescopic column

Stretch-out front legroom

Panoramic sunroof greatly brightens interior

Soft armrest pad over console bin

Front seat room, comfort and support are excellent.

Adult size back seat

Adjustable rear recline

Center position firm but not uncomfortable

Low floor tunnel

Wide rear seat armrest


Big flat cargo area

Wide opening no lift-over

Foot-motion hatch operation

Big deep console bin

Rear seat room is adult friendly and the floor tunnel is low.

Smart phone charging pad

Substantial slope to split folding seats

Medium size front door bins

Locking medium size glovebox

WOW Factors:

Powerful drivetrain

Very luxurious interior

Unique touch open/close door handles

Handsome styling

Oversize touch screen

The dashboard is dominated by a large infotainment screen.

Excellent head up display


Shifter wasn’t very intuitive for Reverse

Intermittent wipers function was odd

Steering wheel auxiliary controls not well marked

Very steep slope to folded rear seats

Bottom Line:

The 2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport AWD SUV was redesigned for 2023. The RX 500h F Sport offers a nice blend of

The 2023 Lexus RX 500h has many SUV features but it really excels as a road car.

luxury, comfort, fuel economy, and high tech in a sharply styled two-row hybrid SUV. The luxurious interior and refined highway ride are key pluses that are supported by ample high tech functions and excellent safety features.