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The 2024 Lexus RX continues to be the ubiquitous luxury midsize SUV it’s always been. This version adds a little more for owners to enjoy after a full redesign for the 2023 model year. Changes to the RX provide additional refinements for this luxury SUV, making it more enjoyable to see and drive. This year, a new plug-in hybrid model joins the lineup, giving shoppers more choices.

What makes the 2024 Lexus RX a good luxury midsize SUV?

The RX includes a more modern and upscale interior, receiving more features at several trim levels. These improvements provide incremental upgrades for this luxury midsize SUV. Driving this Lexus SUV means a comfortable, quiet, and peaceful ride on any road. The addition of a hybrid powertrain adds the benefits of improved fuel mileage.


  • Modern cabin
  • Quiet, plush ride
  • Hybrid efficiency


  • Not as spacious as other luxury SUVs
  • It isn’t exactly sporty
  • Dull steering on some trims

What’s new for 2024?

The 2024 Lexus RX adds a few items, making it slightly better than the previous version. These features are:

  • RX450h+ plug-in hybrid model
  • Cloudburst Gray exterior color
  • Copper Crest color is available for the Premium and F Sport Handling trims
  • More tech and convenience features for most models
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2024 Lexus RX | Lexus

What powers each Lexus RX trim?

In an automotive world with many nameplates reducing powertrain offerings to a single unit, the 2024 Lexus RX has four powertrains available.

Engine2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder2.5-liter 4-cylinder plus electric motor2.5-liter 4-cylinder PHEV2.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder plus electric motor
Transmission8-speed automaticCVTCVT6-speed automatic
Horsepower275 hp246 hp304 hp366 hp
Torque317 lb-ft233 lb-ftN/A406 lb-ft
Efficiency22/29 mpg FWD; 21/28 mpg AWD37/34 mpg86 MPGe27/28 mpg

Does this Lexus SUV have anything for techies?

The standard infotainment screen measures 9.8 inches and provides connection via wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Higher trims have a larger 14-inch screen providing a large display in the dashboard’s center. Many trims also come with:

  • Wireless phone charger
  • Digital key
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • 360-degree camera
  • Head-up display
  • Digital rearview mirror

The Luxury and F Sport Performance trims add more comfort with heated and ventilated power rear seats, giving the kids additional comfort while riding to school on cold mornings.

Safety from the top down

The Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 suite of safety features is part of the 2024 Lexus RX. This package comes on every trim level, with some items that were previously only available on tip models pushed down to lower trims. Some of these features are:

  • Parking sensors with automatic braking
  • Traffic Jam Assist
  • Advanced Park semi-autonomous parking

The Luxury trim has a remote control parking system when this trim uses the RX350h and RX450h+ powertrains.

The 2024 Lexus RX comes in six trims:

  • Standard
  • Premium
  • Premium+
  • Luxury
  • F Sport Handling
  • F Sport Performance

This Lexus midsize luxury SUV is a staple in its class and one of the most popular vehicles from the brand.

Source: Motortrend