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Being ahead of your time can be tough – if you launch a revolutionary product before most buyers are ready for it, it's likely to be a flop. Luckily, the Lexus RX hybrid car has been well received over the years, despite having some notable shortcomings when it originally arrived.
You see, the RX's combination of an electrified engine and a luxury SUV body made it a pioneer. And while other car makers are still clamouring to produce rival models, this latest RX is the fourth generation to use hybrid technology.
No. The RX L seven-seater will not be replaced with a new-generation version. To read about the pros and cons of getting a used RX L, see our 2016-2022 Lexus RX review.
The cheapest RX – the 350h hybrid in Premium Pack trim – costs around £60,000. If you want the plug-in hybrid (PHEV), be prepared to pay nearly 10% more. You can check the latest prices by using our New Car Deals pages.
The RX name stands for Radiant Crossover. The Radiant part was intended to signify the original car’s bright future when it was launched by Lexus.
The RX is longer and taller than the Lexus NX. As a result, you have more space in the rear for passengers, as well as a larger boot.
|RRP price range||£62,125 - £82,195|
|Number of trims (see all)||3|
|Number of engines (see all)||3|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||hybrid|
|MPG range across all versions||256.7 - 44.8|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£939 / £6,002|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£1,877 / £12,004|