2023 Lexus RZ Early Review | Consumer Reports

2023 Lexus Rz Early Review | Consumer Reports 1

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26 Comments on "2023 Lexus RZ Early Review | Consumer Reports"

  1. No glove box? What were they thinking. On an electric car, where there is more space to put stuff, thank you frunk, how do they think there is coherence on not offering a glove box, and on a SUV, something that screams practicality! 😓

    • Benjamin Smith | June 24, 2023 at 12:45 PM |

      It has radiant heating. That’s why there is no glove box.

    • Frédéric Marcotte | July 9, 2023 at 11:08 AM |

      Personnally I never used the glove box, so it depends on your needs. I have the RZ and I love it.

  2. BryceLovesTech | June 23, 2023 at 3:43 PM |

    190 miles of range…..yikes…..I’ll keep my Tesla

    • abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz | July 14, 2023 at 2:26 PM |

      The smaller wheels get 220 miles of range and many people have gotten more than that in around town driving. But on highways or with the larger wheels, the range isnt enough and i dont see them selling too many of them in the us

  3. Daniel Gross | June 23, 2023 at 3:48 PM |

    Great review, Jen. Not a fan of the limited range or styling.

  4. For that price I would expect more.

  5. Jim Sathome | June 23, 2023 at 4:05 PM |

    Thanks for the quick look at the RZ. You better get to those 142 Messages before folks get annoyed with you Jennifer.

  6. Awesome design 💞

  7. Chezzyperson 33 | June 23, 2023 at 4:49 PM |

    The RZ is one of the best EVs to drive but it’s undrivable most of the time

  8. Pepperidge Cookies | June 23, 2023 at 5:39 PM |

    If charging stations are located every 100 miles then you want to stop every station with 220 miles range EV for long road trip.

  9. John Nguyen | June 23, 2023 at 6:38 PM |

    Range killed this car

  10. Thank you for great review and coverage.

  11. Smooth Operator | June 23, 2023 at 9:42 PM |

    I’ll give it a few years before I decide on a Lexus EV.

  12. HereIgoAgain | June 23, 2023 at 10:33 PM |

    Good for Lexus for bringing an EV to market in record time. I’m sure the next iteration will be more competitive, especially if their promise of solid state batteries come true.

    • Not sure about the whole Record Time thing. They’re 15 years behind the first EV to have similar range, in fact, the 2008 I’m referring to had 25 more miles on a charge.

  13. Way too expensive. My Leaf goes further for a third of the price.

  14. Garrett Graham | June 24, 2023 at 1:05 AM |

    Way too much for way too little.

  15. Definitely Not good enough!!

  16. Not sure how I feel about this, even as a Lexus super fan

    • Upstart5228 | July 20, 2023 at 9:43 PM |

      Time to ditch Toyota/Lexus fort Tesla. That’s what the rest of us Lexus fans are doing. Ditch the Kodak camera for an apple smart phone

  17. fred mitchell | June 24, 2023 at 10:27 AM |

    Too much $$$ for too little capability

  18. Peter Fessier | June 24, 2023 at 10:16 PM |

    I’m surprised she didn’t mention that the reason it doesn’t have a glove box is that it has radiant heating instead. It will be interesting to see if Toyota can catch up once it gets serious about building and EV. At this point they would need to give this a bigger battery to allow it to be competitive. The level two charging is slow on this which is another indicator that Toyota is making a half hearted attempt here.

  19. Such a gorgeous car at a great price point. If only the range was at least 250

  20. Cars Simplified | June 29, 2023 at 1:58 AM |

    That interior door handle exit method is an odd design choice! It makes sense on paper, but as mentioned, guests are going to always be baffled!

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