Donate |

Cars

Lexus RX
Tested version:
Lexus RX
Find out how much the dealer paid with Cars Best Deals Plus Access.
    You'll get:
  • Consumer Reports Bottom Line Price
  • Unlimited New and Used Car Price Reports
Base MSRP price range:
$39,660 - $47,710
Dividing line
Car Type: Luxury sport-utility vehicles
CR overall score
What's this?
?
Chart key
Highest
88
This model
??
Lowest
60
Bottom key
Lexus RX Overview

The RX is a refined, quiet, and plush SUV. It rides comfortably and has a very well-finished interior. But handling is lackluster, and the steering gives little feedback. Emergency handling is ultimately secure. The 3.5-liter V6 provides strong acceleration and a commendable 21 mpg overall. The RX 450h hybrid got an impressive 26 mpg overall. The optional navigation system includes a mouse-like controller atop the console; it maneuvers through simple menus and gives tactile feedback, but ordinary tasks take too much attention and the driver's eyes from the road. The rear seat is roomy, but the sloped styling impairs rear visibility and cargo volume.

A subscription to ConsumerReports.org includes Consumer Reports road test reports (based on over 50 different tests).

Lexus Blog Content
Toyota’s pedestrian-detection system makes an impact at the Consumer Reports track
Lexus LS  Pedestrian-detection SystemToyota’s latest safety technology may be of greater interest to those outside the vehicle than the passengers in it. Based on our initial impression, from a demonstration by the automaker, the Ac...
Google races to market with its self-driving car
Check out GoogleWith 90 percent of car accidents caused by driver error, the holy grail of auto safety is to replace drivers with machines that don’t get tired, drunk, distracted, or even stressed out.  That’s t...
5 cool things about the Volkswagen GTI
2015 Volkswagen GTI first driveTalking Cars: Episode 38The all-new 2015 Volkswagen GTI has arrived at dealerships and local roads. If you’re a VW enthusiast, you’ll be on the lookout for sightings and no doubt seeing the GTI at local car show events....
Honda Accord Hybrid overpromises, underdelivers
Honda Accord vs. Honda Accord Hybrid2014 Honda Accord Hybrid ReviewMany of today’s hybrids get really impressive gas mileage. Unfortunately, they also frequently overpromise based on official EPA fuel economy ratings. That’s the case with the Honda Accord Hybrid...
10 best cars for older drivers
2014 Chevrolet Impala quick takeChrysler 300 2011-2014 review2013 Honda Accord first drive2014 Honda Odyssey ReviewHyundai Azera 2012-2014 review2014 Kia Soul first drive2014 Subaru Forester first driveToyota Avalon 2011-2012 reviewToyota Camry Hybrid 2012-2014 review2014 Toyota Highlander review It is a simple fact of life: Many seniors begin having limitations long before they lose their driving ability. Age takes it toll on flexibility and vision, meaning many older drivers experience ...