Publisher Tim Esterdahl and Managing Editor Jill Ciminillo recently got their hands on both the 2022 and 2023 Lexus RX for an awesome comparison video that shows off both the exterior and interior of the 2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport and the 2022 RX 350 F Sport. See if you can spot any differences they didn’t mention in this 2023 Lexus RX video.
For the last several years people have whined about the massive grilles on Lexus vehicles, and we think the 2023 Lexus RX’s new grille, which fades to black in a gradient, helps to cut down on that in-your-face look. Esterdahl and Ciminillo also note the differences in the fog lights and some small trim elements that make the 2023 stand out.
What we see here is a more streamlined RX styling with fewer materials stacked. Whereas the 2022 Lexus RX has white, shiny black, matte black and chrome all one on top of each other, the 2023 RX simplifies things for a more modern, minimalist design that feels grown up and refined.
Another big change is the door handles that are now electronic and two-toned. Overall, the biggest thing to note is the huge reduction in chrome — I think that’s a good thing for the RX.
New for the 2023 RX: climate controls in the second row. Plus, check out that massive multimedia touchscreen with the all-new Lexus infotainment software, USB-C charging ports and a completely redesigned center console — minus the old trackpad. Can we say, hallelujah?
Did Lexus do enough with the new model? Do you like the changes or wish they had left something alone? What do y’all think of the new rear end with the bar light across and the Lexus name spelled out instead of having an L motif? Watch the video below and let us know what you think.