The midsize Lexus RX crossover SUV is the automaker's top-selling model in the U.S., outselling the runner-up model, the smaller NX crossover, nearly 2-to-1. You'd think Lexus might tread cautiously with an all-new redesign of its cornerstone model, but that doesn't look like the case here. Lexus has doubled down on the RX's exaggerated trapezoidal grille shape with a flatter, more upright design that wouldn't look out of place on a Tundra pickup.
This new fifth-generation RX is the same size as the previous generation model, but Lexus says it's a bit lighter and offers more rear legroom and cargo space inside. On the outside, the 2023 RX has a similar look to the previous model. The most noticeable change is that Lexus replaced the top half of the previous hourglass-style grille with a body-colored panel that extends the hood line.
As before, this new RX will compete against other midsize luxury SUVs such as the Acura MDX, BMW X5 and Jeep Grand Cherokee.