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Toyota produces some of the most reliable vehicles on the market, especially when it comes to SUVs. The Lexus RX is built on a platform that is very similar to the Toyota Highlander SUV. Is the Lexus RX a reliable SUV, or is the luxury SUV model unreliable?

Is the Lexus RX a reliable SUV?

A white Lexus RX350 luxury midsize SUV is driving on the road.
The 2022 Lexus RX 350 | Lexus

The Toyota Highlander is one of the most reliable midsize SUVs on the market. Is its luxury cousin, the Lexus RX, just as reliable? Luxury automaker Lexus doesn’t need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to vehicle platforms. As a result, the Toyota Highlander passes on many of its best traits to the Lexus RX. Reliability is one of the traits that both midsize models have in common.

U.S. News & World Report claims that the 2022 Lexus RX 350 has a high predicted reliability rating. Consumer Reports gave the latest RX model year a high predicted reliability rating as well. Several older model years have perfect Consumer Reports reliability ratings.

The Lexus RX is one of the most reliable luxury SUVs on the market. The question is, is the RX 350 worth its hefty price tag?

Is the Lexus RX 350 worth the money?

A gray Lexus RX 350 luxury midsize SUV.
The 2022 Lexus RX 350 | Lexus

The 2022 Lexus RX 350 starts at $45,930. It comes in two configurations, 350 and 350 with All-Wheel Drive. The 350 AWD model starts at $47,320.

Consumers praise the RX 350’s smooth ride quality, long list of standard features, and great fuel economy. The RX 350 uses a 3.5-liter V6 engine to make 295 horsepower. It achieves 20 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway. The RX 350 isn’t the most fuel-efficient midsize SUV in its class, but it isn’t as thirsty as some rivals.

The 2022 Lexus RX 350 comes standard with a NuLuxe interior trim, voice command, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The luxury midsize SUV includes an 8.0-inch infotainment system, six USB ports, and SmartAccess with push-button start and stop.

The RX 350 packs in value for its price, but it isn’t the best luxury midsize SUV model in its class. U.S. News & World Report calls the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class the best luxury midsize SUV. The Genesis GV80, Audi Q8, and BMW X5 also made the list.

What’s the best luxury midsize SUV?

The 2022 BMW X5 | BMW

German automakers Mercedes-Benz and BMW often run luxury vehicle segments. Car and Driver gave the 2022 BMW X5 luxury midsize SUV a near-perfect overall score as well as an Editor’s Choice award.

The BMW X5 and Mercedes-Ben GLE-Class are both contenders for the best luxury midsize SUV. Consumer Reports recommends the X5. If you’re looking for the best luxury midsize SUV on the market, skip the RX 350 and go for a Bimmer instead.

Read about how the X5 compares to the Mercedes-Benz GLE Class in the next article below.


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