Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
If you’re looking for a trouble-free ownership experience, you’re unlikely to go wrong with an RX. Lexus always ranks highly for reliability and customer service in our surveys, and topped the chart in the What Car? Reliability Survey.
Company car drivers used to be well served by its relatively low CO2 output but emissions from 178g/km (depending on trim level) are not that great by modern standards. Indeed, all versions of the RX are in the top (37%) band for benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax. If you're looking for a luxury SUV with cheap tax bills, consider plug-in hybrid versions of the Audi Q7, BMW X5 and Volvo XC90.