Lexus RZ 450e Phone, Tablet and GPS Mounts

Lexus RZ450e MountsThe Lexus RZ 450e is this brand’s first electric vehicle sold in the United States.  It’s a very nice, decently large vehicle with no mounting surprises.

The interior is unlike other Lexus vehicles.  A lot of electricians and substantially less buttons.  Typical of an EV but atypical of Lexus.

We’ve looked at a few other Lexus SUV models including the Lexus UX 250H and Lexus RX.

A lot of the decision over a mount for a device will come down to how you plan to use it.  If it’s a phone and a simple matter of connecting it to the infotainment system, and it isn’t too large, there’s a wireless charging slot beneath the middle console.  If it’s a tablet, GPS or a phone that needs to referenced while driving, read on.

Lexus RZ Mount Discussion

It’s a nicely sized SUV.  The windshield is reachable and the dash is usable as a mounting spot.

The vent to the left of the driver is a good spot for a phone.  However the center vents are just above the large 15 inch display and so we will need a special mount for that location.

The cup holders make an interesting location as the gear shifter is a knob that you press down so it won’t get in the way.

Now, let’s take a look at a few specific mounts that should work well in the Lexus RX 350.  The attached photo is from the interior of a 2021 model.

Windshield and Vent Mount Recommendations for a Lexus RZ

A good choice for the windshield is the iOttie Easy One Touch 5 Car Mount Phone Holder which provides an extendable rigid base combined with an expandable cradle.  This is a good mount for this vehicle because unlike many similar mounts, the iOttie Easy One Touch 5 has an extension arm that expands from 5 to 8 inches.

The included cradle expands to approximately 4 inches and there’s a magnetic cord holder on the back.  There are two support legs for added stability which sufficiently separate for a power cord connection.

This mount also comes with a dashboard pad which uses a unique rechargeable sticky base.  Use this pad to adhere the mount to a dashboard.  However, there aren’t many good dash locations due to the large display.  Perhaps with the 8-inch display, this might be a better location.

The vent is another great location in this vehicle.

A good phone mount to consider is the Rorhxia Car Air Vent Mount.  The mount features a ball and socket design so the cradle be maneuvered for the best angle.  The included cradle fits phones up to 6.8 inches which is large enough for almost any phone.  This is a perfect mount for this vehicle because the phone is held above the display and won’t block the touchscreen.

For those wanting to rely upon their Garmin GPS, the right most center vent is likely the only place to put it.  You need a mount that features the 17mm ball that is found on the socket of the cradle that comes with most Garmin GPS devices.  Consider deploying the Garmin Vent Mount.  Like the previously mentioned vent mount, this one also clips onto the horizontal vent slats found in the Audi S5.  We’re not usually too fond of Garmin manufactured mounts, but they outdid themselves on this one.  It’s one of the best vent mounts we have seen for their GPS devices.

Other Mount Recommendations for a Lexus RZ

Consider the Cup Holder Mount for Tablets and Phones.  This mount includes two different cradles and has an extended neck to make the mount a little higher than others.  One for a phone and another for a tablet.  The mount is adjustable and solidly made to easily handle the weight of your tablet.  You will see a lot of mounts on the market for tablets or cell phones.  This is the only car mounts that offers two different cradles, one for the phone, the other for the tablet.  The tablet cradle will hold devices up to 12.9 inches but we suggest limiting it to nothing larger than an iPad Mini.

Lexus RX 350 Mounting Summary

The Lexus RZ 450e is a fairly easy vehicle to mount a device.  The windshield, vent and cup holders are good locations with the cup holder working best for a tablet.