Lexus RX review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

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  • Lexus RX450h 2021 interior front seats
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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.

Overview

The Lexus RX scores well for reliability and is quiet and comfy when you drive it gently. It isn't that spacious by class standards, though, and despite its hybrid engine, the fuel economy and CO2 emissions fail to impress.

  • Well built and well-appointed inside
  • Quiet when you drive it gently
  • Excellent reliability
  • So-so performance
  • Rivals are better to drive
  • CO2 emissions not that great
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