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When you decide to drive a Lexus SUV, you know you’re getting a quality, luxurious ride. What you may not know just yet is which SUV is the right choice for you. To help you decide, our team at Lexus of Larchmont has put two candidates side by side in a comparison of the Lexus RX vs. RZ.
Whichever you may choose for your journeys in and around Larchmont, New Rochelle, and Yonkers, NY, you may find these two have more in common than not. Continue reading below to find out more!
The main difference you’ll find between these two models is where they draw their power from.
The RX is a traditional gas-powered SUV that comes standard with a turbocharged 2.4L in-line 4 engine, It generates 275 horsepower, and when you opt for the RX 500h F SPORT configuration, it produces up to 366 total horsepower. Also available is a 2.5L electrified hybrid model, which provides greater fuel efficiency as well as well as 246 total horsepower.
Meanwhile, the Lexus RX 450e is fully electric with a dedicated battery mounted under the vehicle floor. This all-electric configuration elevates performance while providing and efficient drive, with a total output of up to 312 horsepower and up to an EPA-estimated range of 220 miles on a full charge.
Regardless of which model you prefer, you’ll be getting behind the wheel of a wildly capable SUV. The only major difference will be in how you refuel or recharge: a gas station or a charging station.
Whether you’re heading into the city or navigating bustling suburban streets, one thing both of these models have in common is their versatility when out on the road.
The advanced and innovative DIRECT4 all-wheel drive system is available on both the RX and the RZ. This highly intelligent system makes use of eAxle, a high-output electronic axle that helps drive all four wheels. This system monitors each wheel so it can shift power as needed to provide optimal traction and control.
In both the RX and the RZ, you’ll find that you, the driver, ultimately comes first, a principle that’s on display with the forward-thinking interiors present in both models. Literally on display inside both of these vehicles is the Lexus Interface, the centerpiece of the driver-centric cockpit.
With the Interface’s large touchscreen display, you can easily control multiple features inside your SUV including available Cloud Navigation. With the available Intelligent Assistant, you can even use your voice to casually take control with a system that only gets smarter with every use.
Between the Lexus RX vs. RZ, the only real question is your preference of fuel type: traditional gas or all-electric? Otherwise, both SUVs are more than suitable for your drives in and around Larchmont, New Rochelle, and Yonkers, New York, with plenty of power and high capability.
If you’d like to give these SUVs the side-by-side test in person, feel free to stop by Lexus of Larchmont or contact our team to schedule a test drive!