Lexus RX review - Reliability and safety
Driver Power results suggest the RX will be very dependable
The RX placed a brilliant 3rd out of 75 cars in our latest Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, continuing the model's strong tradition of excellent finishes. It should prove to be a very reliable and easy to live with SUV, as Lexus won the manufacturer ratings outright, too.
The RX is packed with safety equipment, with adaptive cruise control, 10 airbags, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, sign recognition, a tiredness alert and a 360-degree parking camera system.
It also features a pre-crash safety system - this uses a front-mounted camera and a radar to detect pedestrians and other vehicles. If the computer calculates a collision is about to happen then extra braking force is applied when you press the brakes. It can also automatically brake if the driver is too slow.
Lexus offers a solid three-year, 60,000-mile warranty for the RX, with no mileage limit for the first year. Components within the hybrid drivetrain come with a five-year/60,000-mile warranty.
Lexus offers various servicing plans for the RX to help spread the cost of routine maintenance. Individual Lexus dealers provide service quote breakdowns upon request.
In this review
- 1Lexus RX reviewThe new Lexus RX is bigger, more powerful and more efficient than ever, and it looks the part too
- 2Engines, performance and drivePerformance is good, but the RX would rather you take it easy
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsNo longer a top company car tax choice due to efficient plug-in hybrid rivals, but RX models hold their value well
- 4Interior, design and technologyLooks great inside and out, and has loads of equipment on board
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceBoot space isn't the best, but there's plenty of room in the cabin
- 6Reliability and Safety - currently readingDriver Power results suggest the RX will be very dependable