2023 Lexus RZ vs. Its Competition

2023 Lexus RZ
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

In addition to the Lexus NX, the Lexus RZ shares many similarities with the Toyota BZ4X and its Subaru Solterra twin, except for its looks.

The Volvo C40, Polestar 2, and Volvo XC40 Recharge share a platform and propulsion systems as well, but the electric-only C40 and Polestar adopt more of a hatchback style than the XC40 Recharge small crossover.

With significant price increases over the past 18 months, the $60,000 Tesla Model Y has climbed into the luxury segment, but still has one of the longest ranges and best efficiency ratings for an electric crossover.

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Quick Specs
The 2023 Lexus RZ adds a premium touch to Toyota’s nascent electric vehicle portfolio.
7.6
Subaru’s first electric vehicle has AWD soul within its Toyota body.
7.2
The 2023 Toyota BZ4X lacks some of the technology luster of its rivals, but it’s efficient, well-equipped, and easy to live with.
7.2
The 2022 Volvo XC40 puts lots of personality into a compact crossover body.
7.5
The 2022 Model Y offers range and performance that EV competitors can’t match, albeit at a higher price point.
8.0
The Polestar 2 bridges the difference between hatchback and crossover, prioritizing performance and style over space.
MSRP From     
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Gas Mileage     
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Engine     
N/AN/AElectricIntercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4ElectricN/A
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/ASmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDN/A
Style Name     
N/AN/AXLE FWD (Natl)T4 FWD MomentumLong Range AWDN/A
Drivetrain     
N/AN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveN/A
Passenger Capacity     
N/AN/A555N/A
Passenger Doors     
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Body Style     
N/AN/ASport UtilitySport UtilityAWD Sport UtilityN/A
Transmission     
N/AN/AAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticN/A
Detailed Spec Comparison
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