2023 Lexus RZ vs. 2022 Tesla Model Y Comparison
The sales success of the Tesla Model Y reveals two truths. First, consumers still love compact crossover SUVs. And second, electric vehicles (EVs) will sell in mainstream numbers when they're genuinely useful and convenient to own.
Other automakers are racing to get into this segment, including Lexus. You might be surprised to learn that Lexus doesn't already have a pure electric SUV, given parent company Toyota's early transition to hybrids and then hybrid crossover SUVs. An upscale version of the Subaru Solterra and Toyota bZ4X, the 2023 Lexus RZ goes on sale in late 2022 with a starting price above $50,000.
Though the 2023 Lexus RZ 450e won't match the Tesla Model Y's range or provide access to such a vast network of DC fast chargers (DCFC), it should appeal to buyers seeking an all-electric crossover with a more conventional interior design that upholds Lexus's typically high standards for fit and finish and initial quality.
If you're thinking of ordering either a Lexus RZ 450e or a Tesla Model Y, this 2023 Lexus RZ vs. 2022 Tesla Model Y comparison is worth a read.