Lexus RX 500h F Sport Performance driven for 2024

Is the Lexus RX 500h any good

RX 500h F Sport – Lexus RX models have been around for a while now and I drove the latest RX 500h F Sport Performance model last week.

2024 Lexus RX 500h Performance front quarter 1 There are a few models, and this is the top model in the range. It comes with everything you would expect Lexus to put in it for luxury, comfort and safety.

Its stylish, in a conservative way, and very luxurious inside. The RX seems to cocoon the occupants, making them feel relaxed instantly.

I do like the interior dash and central screen layout, and the nice thick F Sport leather steering wheel. Another chich feature is the door handles with simple one touch functionality.

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The RX 500h comes with a 2.4 litre turbocharged petrol hybrid engine. This allows for plenty of performance, without being an outright sports SUV. It also comes with either front wheel drive or all-wheel drive.  I would choose the All-Wheel Drive version every time.

It does feel a little big to drive and over bonnet visibility is restricted, but overall, it’s a delight to be in. It smooth, quiet and comfortable. Everything you would expect.

Lexus hybrid engines are excellent, and we averaged around 7.0 litres per 100 kilometres for the week.

The Lexus RX 500h F Sport Performance is priced around $125,000 dollars plus the usual costs. That is about $40,000 dollars over the entry model, but you do get a lot for your money.

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Im Brianna Fraser

2024 Lexus RX 500h Performance interior front 1

Readers can find more details about the RX 500h F Sport HERE 


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What is good?
  • Excellent balance between performance and economy
  • Interior luxury and ambience
  • Subtle stylish design and good proportions
What is not so good?
  • A $40,000 premium on entry model
  • No massage seats.
  • Some of the user interface is a bit fiddly

2024 Lexus RX 500h Performance profile 1

Instead of the Lexus RX 500h F Sport buyers could look at:

This size SUV as a hybrid or PHEV makes sense. It’s also an increasingly popular segment.

Buyers could look at the: Peugeot 5008 GT, Audi Q5 PHEV, Mercedes Benz GLC 300,  Peugeot 408 PHEV, Toyota Kluger Grande Hybrid, Citroen CS-X PHEV, Mazda CX-90 GT,

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