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2023 Lexus RZ | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #403

2023 Lexus RZ | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #403 1

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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?


All-New 2023 Lexus RZ 450e Is a Disappointing First EV Effort:

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