Lexus RZ 450e 230kW Direct4 71.4 kWh 5dr Auto [Premium] Review

Category: Electric car

Section: Version review

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RRP £59,995What Car? Target Price£57,187
Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

The RZ is compelling in many ways. It’s practical, good to drive, pleasant to sit and – as long as you steer clear of the range-topping trims – reasonably priced. Its usability is hamstrung, though, by mediocre efficiency; in our Winter Range Test, it fell almost 100 miles short of its official range.

The entry-level trim comes with plenty of standard equipment, including electric front seats, climate control and a panoramic roof, plus lots of safety kit, including blind-spot monitoring and a driver attention monitor.

Two electric motors pump out a combined 308bhp, and the RZ can comfortably out-accelerate a BMW iX3. There isn’t quite the neck-jarring G-force you experience in some electric cars, but who really needs that from a family SUV?


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH5.3 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

522

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km