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Lexus RX MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
5 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
6 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
7 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
8 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
9 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
10 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
11 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
12 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
13 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
14 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 26 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 21 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 38 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 49 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 44 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 46 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 45 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 37 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 28 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 9 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 10 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 11 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 11 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 10 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 6 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 9 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 9 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
40 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
41 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
42 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
43 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
44 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
45 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
46 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
47 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
48 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
49 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
50 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
51 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
52 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
53 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
54 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
55 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
56 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
57 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
58 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
59 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
60 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
61 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
62 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
63 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
64 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
65 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
66 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
67 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
68 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
69 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
70 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
71 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
72 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
73 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
74 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
75 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
76 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
77 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
78 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
79 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
80 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
81 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
82 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
83 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
84 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
85 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
86 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
87 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
88 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
89 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
90 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
91 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
92 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
93 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
94 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
95 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
96 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2016 2016 4dr SUV 295-hp 3.5L V6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 17.5
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With the 295-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2016 Lexus RX has been averaging 17.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2016 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (10 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2016 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
2012 2012 4dr SUV 245-hp 3.5L V6 Hybrid 6-sp shiftable CVT FWD 28
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2012 2012 4dr SUV 275-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 21.24
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2011 2011 4dr SUV 245-hp 3.5L V6 Hybrid 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 26.94
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2011 2011 4dr SUV 275-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19.72
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2011 2011 4dr SUV 275-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 22.58
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2010 2010 4dr SUV 245-hp 3.5L V6 Hybrid 6-sp shiftable CVT FWD 29.14
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2010 2010 4dr SUV 245-hp 3.5L V6 Hybrid 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 34.03
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2010 2010 4dr SUV 275-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.8
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2010 2010 4dr SUV 275-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 17.32
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2009 2009 4dr SUV 295-hp 3.5L V6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 245-hp 3.5L V6 Hybrid 6-sp shiftable CVT FWD 22.39
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 245-hp 3.5L V6 Hybrid 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 24.6
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 275-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 21.85
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 295-hp 3.5L V6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.06
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 270-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic FWD 19.6
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2007 2007 4dr SUV 245-hp 3.5L V6 Hybrid 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 23.47
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2007 2007 4dr SUV 295-hp 3.5L V6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24
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2007 2007 4dr SUV 270-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic FWD 20.3
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 245-hp 3.5L V6 Hybrid 6-sp shiftable CVT FWD 25.9
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 245-hp 3.5L V6 Hybrid 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 24.54
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 275-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 17
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 270-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic FWD 22.26
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 275-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 295-hp 3.5L V6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 17.19
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 270-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic FWD 20.15
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 275-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.8
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 295-hp 3.5L V6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.23
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 270-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic FWD 25.26
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2003 2003 4dr SUV 295-hp 3.5L V6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 17.6
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2002 2002 4dr SUV 295-hp 3.5L V6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.12
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2002 2002 4dr SUV 270-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic FWD 18.5
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2001 2001 4dr SUV 295-hp 3.5L V6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19.03
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Lexus RX

Lexus RX Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2013 The new transmission doesn't affect EPA city mpg, which remains a competitive if not outstanding 18. Highway mpg receives a bump from 24 to 26, putting it two to three mpg over most competitors. At a steady 75 mph, the F Sport engine is spinning 1,950 rpm, vs. 2,300 in the regular RX with a six-speed automatic. In suburban driving with the engine warmed up the trip computer typically reported 22 mpg. A very light foot bumped this by three mpg, while a heavy one sunk it by about the same. Buyers who put a high priority on fuel economy will prefer the RX 400h hybrid. It earns EPA ratings of 32 city, 28 highway, and is even a little quicker than the RX 350. Real-world suburban mpg appears to be about 29. see full Lexus RX review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Lexus RX

Lexus RX Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
I drive about 10% traffic, 30% city, 20% suburban and 40% highway (75-80 mph). My driving is quite smooth. Fuel consumption is 28 MPG see full Lexus RX review
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
On flat ground with cruise control on it will get 29 mpg. I find that outstanding. 23-25 mpg is average. see full Lexus RX review
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Averaging 26+ on highway, higher in city driving see full Lexus RX review
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
We compared the 2008 RX400h (discounted) vs the 2009 Nissan Murano. The gas savings by going with the Hybrid exceeded the difference between the two vehicles. see full Lexus RX review
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Like the fact that it is a hybrid and a "greener" choice for an SUV see full Lexus RX review
2007 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
Not quite as good as advertised but what I realistically expected see full Lexus RX review
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
I researched this a fair bit. I did not want an SUV but the space offered, reliability, and fuel economy sold me. I regularly get 26-27 MPG city/hwy combined, way better then any other SUV (Highlander excepted) see full Lexus RX review
Lexus RX Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
about 5mpg less given same driving habits see full Lexus RX review
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Poor fuel economy compared to the 3 series sports sedan. Some people have quoted 26mpg - good for an SUV but not good in general terms. see full Lexus RX review
 

Lexus RX Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Lexus RX's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.