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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.

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Lexus RX Gas Mileage

Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat light light 0 10 70 20 70 28.0
2012 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat light light 0 10 70 20 70 28.0  
  Averages flat light light 0 10 70 20 70 28.0
With the 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Lexus RX fuel economy has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (20 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 20 80 70 22.6
2011 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 20 80 70 22.6  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 0 20 80 70 22.6
With the 275-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Lexus RX has been averaging 22.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 0 80 20 74 19.7
  flat lead hvy 0 0 80 20 74 18.8
  flat lead none 0 0 100 0 N/A 16.3
  flat lead none 0 0 100 0 N/A 15.4
  flat light hvy 0 30 50 20 74 21.3
2011 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 6 82 12 74 18.3  
  Averages flat med light 0 6 82 12 74 18.3
With the 275-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Lexus RX gas mileage has been averaging 18.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 82 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (12 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 6 35 29 29 68 17.6
  flat light light 6 6 36 52 75 29.6
  flat light light 5 10 5 80 60 30.0
  flat light none 5 10 75 10 65 29.5
  flat light none 0 0 15 85 65 28.0
2011 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 4 12 32 51 67 26.9  
  Averages flat light none 4 12 32 51 67 26.9
With the 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Lexus RX fuel economy has been averaging 26.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (32 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 10 20 35 35 70 18.0
  hills med light 43 43 6 9 60 16.5
2010 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 27 32 21 22 65 17.3  
  Averages hills med light 27 32 21 22 65 17.3
With the 275-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Lexus RX has been averaging 17.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 32 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (27 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (22 percent), and in the suburbs (21 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 62 22.7
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 62 22.0
  flat light hvy 0 0 20 80 62 21.7
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 68 24.9
  flat light light 0 10 30 60 68 21.5
2010 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 2 10 88 64 22.6  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 2 10 88 64 22.6
With the 275-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Lexus RX gas mileage has been averaging 22.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 88 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in the city (2 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat light light 0 30 30 40 70 30.1
  flat med light 25 25 30 20 70 30.0
  flat med hvy 5 35 35 25 75 24.5
  flat light hvy 0 30 0 70 65 29.9
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 65 32.0
2010 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med light 6 24 19 51 69 29.3  
  Averages flat med light 6 24 19 51 69 29.3
With the 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Lexus RX fuel economy has been averaging 29.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in the suburbs (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat v.lt light 0 10 20 70 62 38.7
  flat v.lt light 0 10 20 70 62 37.5
  flat v.lt light 0 10 20 70 62 33.1
  flat v.lt light 0 10 20 70 62 31.2
  flat v.lt light 0 10 20 70 62 32.4
2010 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat v.lt light 0 10 20 70 62 34.6  
  Averages flat v.lt light 0 10 20 70 62 34.6
With the 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 Lexus RX has been averaging 34.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 10 10 10 70 65 23.0
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 10 10 10 70 65 23.0  
  Averages flat light light 10 10 10 70 65 23.0
With the 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Lexus RX gas mileage has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 10 30 30 30 65 22.0
  flat light none 10 30 30 30 70 23.0
  flat light light 0 0 80 20 65 21.4
  flat light light 0 0 50 50 65 21.0
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 15 48 33 66 21.9  
  Averages flat light light 5 15 48 33 66 21.9
With the 275-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Lexus RX fuel economy has been averaging 21.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (33 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 20 20 50 10 60 19.6
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 20 20 50 10 60 19.6  
  Averages flat light none 20 20 50 10 60 19.6
With the 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Lexus RX has been averaging 19.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (20 percent), in the city (20 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 5 25 40 30 65 21.6
  flat med light 5 25 40 30 65 24.2
  flat light light 30 20 0 50 75 20.0
  flat light none 19 0 19 63 60 19.0
  flat light light 30 20 0 50 75 20.0
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 18 18 20 45 68 21.0  
  Averages flat light light 18 18 20 45 68 21.0
With the 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Lexus RX gas mileage has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (18 percent), and in the city (18 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat v.lt hvy 0 20 0 80 70 23.5
  flat v.lt hvy 0 20 0 80 70 21.8
  flat v.lt hvy 0 20 0 80 70 21.9
  flat v.lt hvy 0 20 0 80 70 20.3
  flat v.lt hvy 0 20 0 80 70 22.0
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat v.lt hvy 0 20 0 80 70 21.9  
  Averages flat v.lt hvy 0 20 0 80 70 21.9
With the 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Lexus RX fuel economy has been averaging 21.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light hvy 0 20 40 40 75 26.0
  flat light light 5 90 0 5 62 27.7
  flat light light 5 90 0 5 62 25.3
  flat light hvy 0 10 40 50 75 23.4
  flat med light 0 70 0 30 74 20.6
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light light 2 56 16 26 70 24.6  
  Averages flat light light 2 56 16 26 70 24.6
With the 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 Lexus RX has been averaging 24.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (26 percent), in the suburbs (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 30 70 70 23.0
  flat light none 18 33 34 15 65 21.0
  flat light hvy 10 50 30 10 65 16.9
2007 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 9 28 31 32 67 20.3  
  Averages flat light light 9 28 31 32 67 20.3
With the 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Lexus RX gas mileage has been averaging 20.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 32 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (31 percent), in the city (28 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 60 24.0
2007 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 60 24.0  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 0 100 60 24.0
With the 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 Lexus RX fuel economy has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat med light 0 10 70 20 70 27.4
  flat light light 0 20 0 80 70 21.0
  flat med hvy 0 10 75 15 70 23.0
  flat med hvy 0 10 75 15 70 21.5
  flat med light 0 10 10 80 80 26.3
2007 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat med light 0 12 46 42 72 23.8  
  Averages flat med light 0 12 46 42 72 23.8
With the 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 Lexus RX has been averaging 23.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (42 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 223-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 15 15 40 30 75 17.0
2006 4dr SUV 223-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 15 15 40 30 75 17.0  
  Averages flat light none 15 15 40 30 75 17.0
With the 275-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Lexus RX gas mileage has been averaging 17.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (30 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the city (15 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 223-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 1 4 40 55 70 24.5
2006 4dr SUV 223-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 1 4 40 55 70 24.5  
  Averages flat med hvy 1 4 40 55 70 24.5
With the 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Lexus RX fuel economy has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in the city (4 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light hvy 10 25 15 50 70 25.1
  flat light hvy 20 20 50 10 75 26.7
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light hvy 15 23 33 30 73 25.9  
  Averages flat light hvy 15 23 33 30 73 25.9
With the 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Lexus RX has been averaging 25.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 33 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (30 percent), in the city (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (15 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light hvy 10 25 20 45 70 20.5
  flat light none 10 25 20 45 70 24.0
  flat v.lt none 0 20 0 80 60 26.6
  flat med none 0 80 0 20 60 20.2
  flat light light 10 25 20 45 70 25.4
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light none 6 35 12 47 66 23.3  
  Averages flat light none 6 35 12 47 66 23.3
With the 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Lexus RX gas mileage has been averaging 23.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (35 percent), in the suburbs (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 30 30 35 65 19.0
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 30 30 35 65 19.0  
  Averages flat med light 5 30 30 35 65 19.0
With the 275-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Lexus RX fuel economy has been averaging 19.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (30 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 75 25 65 17.6
  flat light light 0 0 25 75 70 22.5
  mtns light none 5 10 35 50 70 23.0
  flat light none 5 70 15 10 65 17.5
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
hills light light 3 20 38 40 68 20.2  
  Averages hills light light 3 20 38 40 68 20.2
With the 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Lexus RX has been averaging 20.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (38 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 0 70 0 30 55 13.0
  hills med light 25 70 0 5 65 11.1
  hills med light 5 50 30 15 60 16.3
  hills med light 0 0 5 95 75 23.5
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 22.0
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 6 38 7 49 65 17.2  
  Averages hills med light 6 38 7 49 65 17.2
With the 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Lexus RX gas mileage has been averaging 17.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (38 percent), in the suburbs (7 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 6 6 44 44 60 20.0
  flat med hvy 0 0 90 10 65 17.6
  flat med light 0 100 0 0 N/A 17.2
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 65 27.0
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 75 24.0
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 1 21 27 51 66 21.2  
  Averages flat med light 1 21 27 51 66 21.2
With the 275-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 Lexus RX fuel economy has been averaging 21.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 percent), in the city (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 70 26.5
  mtns lead none 0 10 45 45 75 22.0
  flat light hvy 22 23 26 29 60 23.0
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
hills med light 7 11 24 58 68 23.8  
  Averages hills med light 7 11 24 58 68 23.8
With the 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Lexus RX has been averaging 23.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (24 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 35 0 0 65 60 19.0
  flat med hvy 0 0 100 0 N/A 20.4
  flat light hvy 22 28 39 11 60 19.0
  flat light none 0 10 20 70 65 22.5
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 14 10 40 37 62 20.2  
  Averages flat light hvy 14 10 40 37 62 20.2
With the 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 Lexus RX gas mileage has been averaging 20.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (37 percent), in heavy traffic (14 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 0 90 0 10 65 17.6
2003 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 0 90 0 10 65 17.6  
  Averages flat light light 0 90 0 10 65 17.6
With the 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2003 Lexus RX fuel economy has been averaging 17.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (10 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 30 20 30 20 65 19.0
  flat med light 5 20 50 25 60 18.0
2002 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 18 20 40 23 63 18.5  
  Averages flat med light 18 20 40 23 63 18.5
With the 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2002 Lexus RX has been averaging 18.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (23 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (18 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
mtns med light 0 5 90 5 65 18.0
  mtns med light 0 5 90 5 65 19.3
  flat med light 25 20 26 29 60 19.0
  flat light none 50 25 15 10 60 18.5
  flat med light 0 90 0 10 70 18.0
2002 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 15 29 44 12 64 18.6  
  Averages hills med light 15 29 44 12 64 18.6
With the 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2002 Lexus RX gas mileage has been averaging 18.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (29 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (12 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2001 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 5 15 50 30 60 17.5
  flat light light 13 20 33 33 70 19.6
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 70 20.0
2001 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 6 12 34 48 67 19.0  
  Averages flat light light 6 12 34 48 67 19.0
With the 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2001 Lexus RX fuel economy has been averaging 19.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 Lexus RXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2001 Lexus RX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Lexus RX MPG

Lexus RX Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2010 4dr SUV 245-hp 3.5L V6 Hybrid 6-sp 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
2009 4dr SUV 270-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic AWD On flat ground with cruise control on it will get 29 mpg. I find that outstanding. 23-25 mpg is average.
2008 4dr SUV 245-hp 3.5L V6 Hybrid 6-sp shiftable CVT FWD Like the fact that it is a hybrid and a "greener" choice for an SUV
2008 4dr SUV 245-hp 3.5L V6 Hybrid 6-sp shiftable CVT FWD Averaging 26+ on highway, higher in city driving
2008 4dr SUV 245-hp 3.5L V6 Hybrid 6-sp shiftable 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.
2007 4dr SUV 245-hp 3.5L V6 Hybrid 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD Not quite as good as advertised but what I realistically expected
2006 4dr SUV 245-hp 3.5L V6 Hybrid 6-sp shiftable 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)
Lexus RX Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2009 4dr SUV 275-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD about 5mpg less given same driving habits
2008 4dr SUV 270-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp 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.