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Hybrid driving doesn’t mean the same today as it did several years ago. In the past, if you heard of a vehicle with a hybrid powertrain, the first thought was low power but high efficiency. Today, many performance vehicles include hybrid powertrains, including the new 2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport Performance. The name is a mouthful, and the power might be enough to thrill you into driving this luxury SUV.

What powers the 2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport Performance?

White 2023 Lexus RX 500h driving on a road
2023 Lexus RX 500h | Lexus

Lexus packs the performance and power you want in this aptly named luxury SUV. The RX 500h brings a 2.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a hybrid system to give you the desired power. This power system attaches to a 6-speed automatic transmission while offering you full-time AWD.

The powertrain of the Lexus RX 500h F Sport Performance delivers 367 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. This is enough for this luxury SUV to sprint to 60 mph in only 5.9 seconds.

What is the RX 500h F Sport Performance?

2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport Performance Interior
2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport Performance Interior | Lexus

In addition to the most potent powertrain in the RX lineup, this performance-oriented luxury SUV has some upgrades you’re sure to admire. In this SUV, you’ll find:

  • F Sport scuff plate
  • Suede-trimmed doors
  • Aluminum pedals
  • Perforated leather-trimmed steering wheel
  • Mesh grille
  • 21-inch aluminum wheels
  • Six-piston brake calipers

Can you find the comfort you desire in this luxury SUV?

The new 2023 Lexus RX rides on a wheelbase that’s 2.36 inches longer than before. This translates to more room for passengers and cargo. The overall size of the vehicle isn’t larger than before. Lexus cut 2.36 inches from the rear overhang to keep the length of this luxury SUV the same as before.

When looking at other measurements, you’ll find the width has grown by one inch, and the overall height of the new RX is nearly one-half inch less than the 2022 model.

What are the safety features of the RX 500h F Sport Performance model?

Angled View 2023 Lexus RX
Angled View 2023 Lexus RX | Lexus

Lexus has a reputation for offering impressive safety packages in its vehicles. This top-shelf performance SUV isn’t an exception to that rule. This SUV brings you the Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 suite, which includes:

  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Motorcycle detection
  • Intersection support
  • Lane departure alert with steering assist
  • All-speed adaptive cruise control with curve speed management
  • Optional Advanced Park feature
    • Automated parallel parking assist
    • Back-up parking assist
    • Forward-facing parking assist

Finally, Lexus put a touchscreen in the RX

The touchpad infotainment controller of old is gone, and a new touchscreen takes its place. This is a welcome addition to all 2023 Lexus RX models. The touchscreen in the 500h F Sport Performance model is a 14-inch model, giving you a large display for your apps and controls. You’ll also find a head-up display and the Digital Key feature in this luxury SUV.

When will the 2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport Performance arrive, and how much will it cost?

Blue 2023 Lexus RX 450h posed
2023 Lexus RX 450h | Lexus

We don’t have the pricing or release date information for this luxury SUV yet. It is expected to arrive before the end of 2022. As more information becomes available, we’ll update the information contained in this article.

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