2024 Lexus TX Hybrid Review, Price, and Specs

2024 Lexus TX Hybrid Review, Price, and Specs


Summary

For the 2024 TX, Lexus has added a family-friendly three-row hybrid to its lineup, and the TX Hybrid offers the same package but with more power and improved fuel economy to boot. Standard hybrid power tools and plug-ins are offered. TX500h models get a 366-hp hybrid powertrain with standard all-wheel drive and the TX550h+ is a plug-in with 404 horsepower and more than 30 miles of electric-only driving range. Seating for six means the TX Hybrid has room for your nuclear family plus jump seats for two additional riders. The third row is roomy, but adults may find it lacking in the comfort department. The rest of the TX’s interior is classy and pleasant though, with semi-aniline leather upholstery, modern design, and a quiet cruising demeanor. It eschews the off-road equipment found on Lexus’ other midsize and large SUVs — the GX and LX models, in particular — and instead the TX focuses on on-road refinement, making it a more natural rival to SUVs like the Acura. MDX, Audi Q7, and Volvo XC90.

What’s New for 2024?

The TX Hybrid is a new addition to the Lexus lineup for 2024. Launched alongside the non-hybrid TX (reviewed separately), the TX Hybrid essentially replaces the RX450hL hybrid that ended production after the 2022 model year.

Price and Which to Buy

Pricing for the 2024 Lexus TX Hybrid starts at $69,350 and goes up to $78,050 depending on trim and options.

We’d recommend the TX550h F Sport Performance Luxury, as it adds desirable premium features like premium leather, eight-way adjustable front seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated and ventilated second-row seats. We’d also add the Technology package, which adds a digital rearview mirror, a head-up display, and a parking assist system.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The entry-level TX Hybrid is the TX500h F Sports Performance, and is powered by a hybrid powertrain that features a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors that combine for 366 horsepower. A six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive are standard. The TX550h+ raises the bar with a hybrid powertrain, which uses a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and two electric motors to produce 404 horsepower; this model comes with a continuously variable automatic transmission instead of the standard six-speed automatic. The TX Hybrid is an adept handler and we were impressed with it through some of Austin, Texas’ twisty, hilly terrain, but over rough roads, the hybrid models provide an unsettled ride. For maximum comfort, consider the non-hybrid TX350, which takes a softer approach.

0–60-MPH times

The performance of the TX500h F Sport we tested ran up to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds on our test track and the TX550h+ could be faster. When we get a chance to drive the plug-in hybrid, we’ll update this story with test results and driving demonstrations.

Range, Charge and Battery Life

Lexus hasn’t released all the details about the TX550h+ plug-in hybrid model yet, but we do know that it should offer enough battery capacity to power the three-row SUV for about 33 miles before needing a recharge. As we get more information about battery size, charging time estimates, and official range estimates, we’ll update this story with that information.

Fuel Economy and Real World MPG

EPA ratings for the TX500h hybrid are 27 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. On our 75 mph highway fuel run, the TX500h F All-Wheel-Wheel Performance model managed just 26 mpg. Fuel economy estimates for the TX550h+ have not yet been released. For more information on TX Hybrid fuel economy, visit EPA website.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

All TX Hybrid models can seat up to six across its three rows, with second-row captain’s chairs offering sibling separation as well as an easy pass-through to the third row. Storage bins are plentiful, and Lexus has integrated multiple charging ports into the cabin of the TX Hybrid as well. The TX Hybrid has many standard luxury items, including an adjustable steering column, power and heated front seats, and interior lighting. More luxury features are available as options, including semi-aniline leather upholstery, ventilated seats, and a heated steering wheel.

Infotainment and Connectivity

A large 14.0-inch infotainment display is standard on the TX Hybrid and runs Lexus’ latest infotainment interface, which we found to be responsive and easy to use. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, as is an in-dash navigation system and a wireless smartphone charging pad. The 12.3-inch digital gauge display can be reconfigured to display various information to the driver and an optional head-up display provides additional digital readouts for the driver. A 21-inch Mark Levinson stereo is optional.

Safety Features and Driver Assistance

Every TX Hybrid rolls off the assembly line with a host of driver assistance features that include adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, lane keeping, and more. For more information on TX crash test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Road Safety Insurance Institute (IIHS) website. Key safety features include:

  • Standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Standard lane departure warning with lane keeping assistance
  • Standard cruise control with lane keeping feature.

Warranty and Maintenance Service

Lexus’ limited warranty matches most of its rivals in this segment and its powertrain warranty surpasses most. Hybrid features get longer coverage; however, scheduled additional maintenance lasts only one year, whereas BMW X5 and Volvo XC90 both offer longer terms.

  • The limited warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers 6 years or 70,000 miles
  • Hybrid components are covered for 8 years or 100,000 miles
  • Additional maintenance is covered for 1 year or 10,000 miles

Measurements

Measurements

2024 Lexus TX500h F Sport Performance Luxury AWD
Car type: front engine, front and rear engine, all-wheel drive, 6-passenger, 4-door car

PRICE
Base/As Tested: $72,650/$77,159
Options: Technology package (side-view camera, head-up display, remote backup assist, digital rearview mirror, interior rearview mirror, garage door opener), $2380; Convenience package (pre-collision system, lane keeping assist, rear and rear side monitoring, digital entry key), $895; 120V/1500-watt power supply, $560; rear cargo lights, $399; side lights, $175; Cold Zone Package (wiper/window/windshield deicer), $100

POWER TRAIN
DOHC turbo-charged and intercooled 16-valve 2.4-liter inline-4, 271 hp, 339 lb-ft + 2 motors AC, 85 and 101 hp, 215 and 124 lb-ft (combined output: 366 ft-6 hp .-kWh nickel-metal hydride battery pack)
Transmission: 6-speed automatic / automatic-car

CHASSIS
Suspension, F/R: struts/multilink
Brakes, F/R: 15.7/13.3-in air disc
Tires: Continental CrossContact LX20
255/45R-22 107V M+S Extra Load

MEASUREMENTS
Wheelbase: 116.1 inches
Height: 203.5 inches
Width: 78.4 inches
Height: 70.1 inches
Passenger Volume, F/M/R: 60/54/39 ft3
Cargo Volume, Rear F/M/R: 97/57/20 ft3
Curb weight: 5119 lb

C/D EXAMINATION RESULTS
60 mph: 5.7 sec
1/4-Mile: 14.5 sec @ 95 mph
100 per hour: 16.2 sec

The above results left a 1 foot print of 0.4 seconds.
Start to Move, 5–60 mph: 6.3 sec
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 2.7 sec
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 4.0 sec
Top Speed ​​(gov ltd): 116 mph
Braking, 70–0 per hour: 174 feet
On-road handling, 300-foot Skidpad: 0.85 g

C/D FUEL ECONOMY
Estimated: 23 mpg
75-mph Highway Driving: 26 mpg
75-mph Highway Route: 440 mi

EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/City/Highway: 27/27/28 mpg

C/D EXPERIMENT EXPLAINED

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