Comparing Electric SUVs: Lexus RZ vs. Tesla Model Y

If you're considering an electric SUV for your Warner Robins commute, then you should check out this comparison of the Lexus RZ and the Tesla Model Y. Let's dive into the differences to help you decide which one is right for you.


The 2022 Tesla Model Y is priced between $59,990 to $69,990, not including the $1,200 destination fee. The Lexus RZ is priced at $59,650.


The RZ 450e can accelerate to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, while Tesla claims the Model Y can reach 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds, making it slightly faster than the RZ.

Charging Time:

The RZ requires 9.5 hours to fully charge with a level 3 charger, while Tesla's Model Y can charge up to full capacity in just 8 hours at level 2. However, the RZ only takes 30 minutes to reach 80% charge compared to the Model Y's 41 minutes.

If you want to learn more about these electric SUVs, visit Butler Lexus to speak with one of our knowledgeable sales representatives.

For a full explanation of different charging levels, watch our video:

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Owners of聽Lexus RZ models聽with 18-inch wheels and a 225-mile range (Premium trim) should allow 9.5 hours to fully recharge the battery pack.聽聽The Model Y has a larger battery pack, and it is expected to go 330 miles on a full charge. Charging to full at level 2 is slightly less than the RZ at 8 hours. Both vehicles come with All Wheel Drive (AWD).聽聽

Technology features of the Lexus RZ vs Tesla Model Y聽

The Lexus RZ 450e offers safety features such as collision notification, emergency help, and quick access to roadside assistance. A Wi-Fi hotspot, digital key, cloud-based navigation (Lexus Interface), concierge services, and remote access functions (such remote engine starting) are also included. Automatic collision detection, a digital key, Wi-Fi, and premium remote access options are some of the linked services offered by the Tesla Model Y.聽

What's the difference in these two Electric SUVs?

A 14-inch touchscreen interface powered by the most recent Lexus Interface infotainment platform can be found inside each2023 Lexus RZ. There's a separate instrument panel behind the steering wheel. The Lexus has real dials to change the temperature and volume, unlike the Tesla, which only offers these on the touchscreen. Standard features include factory navigation, OTA updates, natural voice recognition, a wireless charging pad, and five USB outlets. Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring is also included.

Each 2022 Tesla Model Y's center hub is a 15-inch touchscreen display. It replaces several secondary controls and a conventional instrument panel, so you'll want to get used to utilizing it. There aren't any dials next to the screen for temperature or volume, which can be difficult for some owners to get accustomed to. Four USB ports, a wireless charging pad, and factory navigation are included as standard features,聽although Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are not supported by the platform.聽聽Some might find the comparably conventional approach of the 2023 Lexus RZ to be easier to use.

The RZ's quality is consistent with other Lexus models, and more color options are available because Lexus produce their cars in greater quantities. In contrast, the Model Y has rather limited color choices.

At 6 months or 5,000 miles (whichever comes first) and 12 months or 10,000 miles (whichever comes first), Lexus will provide two complimentary scheduled maintenance visits. Tesla does not currently offer maintenance visits with purchase. In addition, Lexus has operated in the United States for decades and as such, has service departments all over the country. With Tesla being a newer company, finding a place for your car to be serviced in Macon is going to be problematic.

Here are the different warranties for these聽Electric SUVs

Lexus RX

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Standard warranty: 4 years or 50,000 miles

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Powertrain warranty: 6 years or 70,000 miles

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽High-voltage battery warranty: 10 years or 150,000 miles

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Roadside assistance: 4 years and unlimited mileage

Tesla Model Y

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Standard warranty: 4 years or 50,000 miles

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Powertrain warranty: 8 years or 120,000 miles

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽High-voltage battery warranty: 8 years or 120,000 miles

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Roadside assistance: 4 years or 50,000 miles

Did you know? For accidents and repairs, there are only certain authorized places you can take your Tesla? What's more is many mechanics are not trained in repairs and even still they often require special tools the mechanic must rent. It all adds up to an expensive and timely repair by a mechanic who is untrained. At聽Butler Lexus聽serving not only Macon but Forsyth and Perry we provide exceptional service on our vehicles. We have technicians specifically trained to work on your Lexus EV in Macon and Perry.