Why we’re running it: To see if Lexus’s famed attention to detail makes up for the modest range
Life with a Lexus RZ: Month 4
The Lexus looks right at home on a golf course - 4 October
A Lexus and a golf course car park go together like bread and butter. It’s a staple. So it’s good to see the RZ is still the perfect links companion. Bags fit easily in the 1.85m-wide-SUV’s 580-litre boot without the rear seats needing to be dropped. Three bags and a chunky trolley is our current record.
Life with a Lexus RZ: Month 3
You could pack your house into the RZ - but Rimell made do with a tent - 16 September
Off to a festival for the weekend? The RZ has you covered. Its 522 litres of boot space coped with four lots of tents, bags, food and extras, all without needing to drop the rear seats. Best of all, the range indicator stayed very consistent, which was great for keeping anxiety at bay.
Life with a Lexus RZ: Month 2
The RZ boasts a lounge-like interior - 30 August
Waiting around on a photoshoot can be a bit of a pain – unless the Lexus RZ is close by. With my laptop out, the EV’s rear cabin recently became my office for the day. The slightly reclined seats were brilliantly comfy, but it was the three-pin plug socket that was the real star. This really is a vehicle I would like to experience as a passenger
EVs are impractical for most flat dwellers, so we tried a novel solution - 16 August
Sorry to sound like a stuck record, but this Lexus RZ continues to grow on me. As I sorted last week, it’s turning out to be an all-round great car – although I should expect nothing less for £74,000.
However (and I will harp on about this), the range is a disappointment – about 220 miles is pretty much as good as it gets at the moment, and that’s in good temperature conditions and with all the niceties turned off.