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Driven Car Reviews


The New York Times automotive contributor Tom Voelk looks at all things automotive. Driven is the first podcast to ever win an Emmy Award. That and nearly unanimous 5 star reviews are a good sign this is worth your time. Subscribe today!

Jun 19, 2023

It took time but Lexus has a new battery electric, the RZ 450e. Built on the e-TNGA platform found under the Bz4X, it’s strictly an all-wheel drive machine (that’s the DIRECT4 badge) with torque vectoring. It's stuffed with Lexus creature comforts and technology too. Electrification is perfect for the brand’s mission. How does it work in the real world? Tom Voelk checks out the driving dynamics, design, features and, of course range and charging speed. He drives a Premium model with the following options- Technology Package, Digital Rear View Mirror, optional 20-inch wheels that lower the EPA rated range to an estimated 196 miles.