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This week, we share our first impressions of the 2023 Lexus RZ 450e. The RZ is the first battery-electric vehicle from Lexus, sharing a platform with the Toyota bz4X. We discuss everything from styling, range, livability and if the RZ has enough EV traits that buyers are looking for. Plus, we answer an audience question about EV battery replacement costs.
0:00 – Intro
0:18 – 2023 Lexus RZ 450e
0:57 – Lexus/Toyota EVs
1:30 – Range/charging time
4:10 – Competing EVs in the same price range
4:30 – Safety technology
7:30 – Lexus buyer experience
8:15 – Driving impressions
10:15 – Climate features
11:00 – Lexus/Subaru/Toyota family of EVs
12:08 – Pedestrian safety features
14:11 – Visibility
15:27 – Driver display
16:10 – Lexus RZ pricing
17:13 – Steering yoke
18:33 – Question: How much should it cost to replace an EV battery?
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