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2023 Lexus RZ 450e: Yoke-ing Around

When it goes on sale late in 2022, this SUV will offer a steer-by-wire system with a wild-looking yoke instead of a traditional wheel.

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This is the 2023 Lexus RZ 450e.

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On the EPA test cycle, Lexus estimates this SUV will offer a maximum of 225 miles of range, a minuscule number these days.

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The RZ 450e has no frunk, though all-wheel-drive models will feature 308 horsepower.

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This SUV's interior is premium and spacious. 

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A 14-inch touchscreen is included, as is a familiar-looking infotainment system.

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The RZ 450e's most controversial feature will almost certainly be its optional steer-by-wire yoke. 

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That yoke works well, though it has a learning curve in tight corners, like on this coned-off course. 

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Copper and black is a banging color combination. 

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The load height of the rear cargo area is nice and low at just about 29 inches. 

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