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Sometimes, the reason something is the best is simply because it’s been around the longest. The Lexus RX is one of the longest-running luxury SUVs in the market. Because of this, Lexus has learned what to do and what not to do. The RX is responsible for much of the reputation for reliability the Lexus brand enjoys. Still, are we convinced that the 2022 Lexus RX is the most reliable luxury SUV?

Go ahead, search for “known issues” you won’t find many for the 2022 Lexus RX

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2022 Lexus RX | Lexus

 It’s common to expect some safety and driving problems with almost every car. In fact, reliability ratings typically take the number of problems reported per 100 vehicles as the rating figure. If you search online for “known issues” for the Lexus RX, you won’t find nearly as many problems as you will with most other models.

Is Lexus the most reliable brand in the market?

Similar to its parent brand Toyota, the Lexus brand has been acknowledged as the most reliable brand in the market. Nearly everything Lexus and Toyota put into their vehicles is to ensure a driver can go from one place to another without any issues. This sometimes results in slower development and release of new vehicles, but the luxury cars and SUVs from Lexus are well-known for lasting a long time, making the wait worth the results.

The right platform underpins the 2022 Lexus RX

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2022 Lexus RX Black Line | Lexus

The platform used for the current version of the Lexus RX is the same one used for the Toyota Camry. Edmunds tells us the Lexus RX received the highest reliability rating for the current model in its class. When you look across the ratings for luxury SUVs, you’ll see Lexus models at the top of nearly every class in which this brand competes.

Does the 2022 Lexus RX require premium gas?

No, this luxury SUV does not require fuel above 87 octane gasoline. If you thought buying an SUV with a high-reliability rating was an excellent idea, add that you don’t have to pay higher prices for premium gas when driving this SUV.

What is the difference between the RX 350 and RX 450h?

The RX 350 uses a 3.5-liter V6 engine to deliver 295 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. Move to the RX 450h, and you’ve got an electric motor, turning this V6 into a traditional hybrid powertrain. The power increases to 308 horsepower.

The RX 350 delivers 20 city/27 hwy mpg while the RX 450h offers 31 city/28 hwy mpg. If you do most of your driving in the city, the 2022 Lexus RX 450h might be the right luxury SUV for you.

What is the Toyota equivalent of the Lexus RX 350?

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Gray 2022 Lexus RX | Lexus

The Toyota Highlander is the closest SUV in the Toyota lineup to the Lexus RX 350. The Lexus, as you would expect from a luxury SUV, offers more upscale materials, a sportier ride, and signature Lexus styling. The Highlander is a top choice among midsize three-row SUVs.

If you’re searching for a remaining 2022 luxury SUV to drive, the Lexus RX is an excellent choice. This SUV is reliable, efficient, and powerful, giving you a trio of reasons to consider it for your daily driver.

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