Owners Really Love Their 2021 Lexus RX According to Consumer Reports

People love their cars. Some might even consider themselves brand enthusiasts. It’s usually because a particular vehicle has been reliable for them or a certain model has served them well. And when it comes to the more than 20-year-old Lexus RX, its fans are some of the fiercest. A recent survey shows just how satisfying this SUV is for those who own it. And the 2021 Lexus RX is no exception.

The Lexus RX is one of the most satisfying SUVs to own

Every year, Consumer Reports asks its members a series of vehicle ownership questions as part of their annual survey. To really see how happy people are with their sweet rides, the group asks, “would you get this vehicle again if you had to do it all over?” Five models of SUVs rose to the top in satisfaction responses. No. 3 is the Lexus RX, indicating many previous Lexus RX owners said they would definitely buy their SUVs again.

And looking around the web to read various consumer reviews, it’s clear people love their Lexus RX crossovers beyond the Consumer Reports survey. 

The Car Connection says that despite the latest round of style updates and extras as part of the 2020 refresh, the Lexus RX never strays too far from being the quiet, comfy SUV that consumers know and love. And regardless of the variation you choose, including F Sport, you’ll probably be pleasantly delighted with what you get.

How the results are calculated

Consumer Reports is known for its independent evaluations and vehicle endorsements. Each vehicle is tested and driven extensively by the group’s experts. But much of what goes into recommendations and rankings comes from the consumer surveys.

This latest list of most satisfying SUVs starts with the best – a list that includes the 2021 Lexus RX. Each is graded based on owner satisfaction ratings, but other considerations matter too, like safety features, driver aids, and extras. Some models even earn the Green Choice badge, designating them with some of the cleanest emissions.

Have you met the 2021 Lexus RX?

To really appreciate what there is to love about the Lexus RX, you have to see one in person and drive it. Car and Driver says despite the aggressive and road-chomping style, the Lexus RX is still “a big softie.” The 3.5-liter V6 comes standard, and a hybrid powertrain variation is available in the RX 450h. The menu of driver assistance features is robust, the ride quality is silky-smooth, and there are numerous packages available to help you carve out your perfect model. 

New for 2021, the Lexus RX gets a new Glazed Caramel interior color. Power-folding mirrors, rear cross-traffic alerts, and blind-spot monitoring are now standard equipment. The wireless charging pad is a new option too – ideal for charging devices on the go without cords.

Why the 2021 Lexus RX is popular


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Consumers love the Lexus RX for a variety of reasons. But one of the most common sentiments is just how fun this SUV is to drive. They like the scratch-resistant exterior, the audio experience, and the multi-level connectivity. It’s reliable, comfortable, and delivers precisely what it promises – a luxury SUV experience. 

North Park Lexus Rio Grande talks about the signature grille of the RX as another feature worth loving. And the story goes, the designers spent six months drawing the lines for the grille for the 2020 upgrade. The final design is the elegant and quasi-aggressive smile you see on the RX today.

Climb behind the wheel of the 2021 RX and see why those who own these SUVs would buy them all over again. You might become an RX enthusiast yourself and never buy anything else.