Lexus has long been a leader in luxury SUVs, but until now, it lacked a three-row crossover with a truly usable third row. The previous RX L attempted to fill this gap but fell short with its cramped third row. Enter the 2024 Lexus TX, a big SUV designed to comfortably accommodate the whole family.

2024 Lexus TX 500h Review

Unlike the RX L, the TX is not just an extended version of one of the brand’s other SUVs. Instead it shares its platform with the Toyota Grand Highlander, yet the TX stands out with a more stylish exterior. Sharp lines and a distinctive grille align the TX with the rest of the Lexus lineup, making it a more attractive option for buyers that want a bit more style from their family’s SUV.

Inside, the TX impresses with a well-designed dashboard and high-quality materials that surpass its Toyota counterpart. The standard 14-inch infotainment screen and the 12.3-inch digital gauge display look and feel modern. The cabin in the TX 550h+ feels and looks luxurious with its semi-aniline seats. The front and second-row seats are spacious and comfortable, and unlike many competitors, the third row in the TX is genuinely usable for adults, setting a new standard in the segment.

The TX 500h F Sport is powered by a turbocharged 2.4-liter hybrid powertrain with a total 366 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and a 64-kW motor. At the rear there’s a 76-kW electric motor to power the rear wheels, giving the TX all-wheel drive. One other plus is that the 500h F Sport features rear steering to make the large SUV feel more agile. The TX 500h can accelerate from 0-60 mph in only 6.1 seconds. It’s also rated at 27 mpg city, 28 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined.

If you want to take things a step further, in the green direction, there’s the TX 500h+ plug-in hybrid.

The TX 500h+ is a stand out with its powertrain. It’s powered by a plug-in hybrid system that combines a 3.5-liter V6 engine and two electric motors to deliver 404 horsepower. The good new is that the PHEV powertrain provides an 33 miles of electric-only range, making it ideal for short commutes to and from the office or dropping the kids off at school. While the TX 500h+ offers almost 40 more horsepower than the non-plug-in 500h, the driving experience remains similar due to the additional weight of the hybrid system. The TX 500h+ has a 29 mpg combined rating and can be fully charged in about three hours using a 240-volt charger.

2024 Lexus TX 500h Review

On the road, the the TX 500h feels lively and capable. It has a sportier driving experience than you’d likely expect from a family-oriented three-row SUV, but it’s easy. The powertrain thanks to its two electric motors packs a punch immediately as soon as the light ahead of you turns green. While we’re used to most SUVs in this class being a bit boring to drive, the TX 500h is a stand out.

The 2024 Lexus 500h F Sport starts at $69,350, while the pricing for the TX 500h+ starts at $78,050.

2024 Lexus TX 500h Review

At the end of the day, the 2024 Lexus TX 500h is an near perfect addition to the Lexus lineup, offering a great blend of luxury, performance, and practicality. Its spacious interior, hybrid powertrain, and stylish exterior make it a top choice for families needing a versatile and stylish three-row SUV.

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Marc Carter is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of The Torque Report.
2024-lexus-tx-500h-review-luxury-for-the-whole-familyAt the end of the day, the 2024 Lexus TX 500h is an near perfect addition to the Lexus lineup, offering a great blend of luxury, performance, and practicality. Its spacious interior, hybrid powertrain, and stylish exterior make it a top choice for families needing a versatile and stylish three-row SUV.