This review was carried out as a part of our testing for the 2024 SUV of the Year (SUVOTY),

 in which every car is assessed according to our six main standards: 

value, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, design, and performance of intended function

Vehicles that qualify must be brand-new or substantially updated.

The redesigned Lexus RX is back and bigger than ever, making it our first SUV of the year

. Lexus broke through the conventional SUV marketing cliches decades ago by providing