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Lexus RX Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Lexus RX 11
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 RXs, 7.0 months of data per RX, average 7000 miles
2013 Lexus RX 14
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 RXs, 9.4 months of data per RX, average 27300 miles
2012 Lexus RX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 RXs, 8.6 months of data per RX, average 38300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2011 Lexus RX 20
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 RXs, 9.6 months of data per RX, average 45500 miles
2010 Lexus RX 21
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  45 RXs, 10.2 months of data per RX, average 61000 miles

Redesigned.
2009 Lexus RX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 RXs, 8.8 months of data per RX, average 75700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 Lexus RX 54
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 RXs, 10.3 months of data per RX, average 88100 miles
2007 Lexus RX 49
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 RXs, 8.4 months of data per RX, average 96700 miles
2006 Lexus RX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 RXs, 7.2 months of data per RX, average 99000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 Lexus RX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 RXs, 8.9 months of data per RX, average 122800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Lexus RX 64
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 RXs, 8.8 months of data per RX, average 122700 miles

Redesigned.
2002 Lexus RX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 RXs, 8.1 months of data per RX, average 117900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Lexus RX Reliability

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Lexus RX Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Personal experience with my previous car, a Toyota LandCruiser HDJ100. My RX450h is one year old: no problems reported in 18.000 miles. One of my friend has a 10 years old RX300 with 190.000 miles: no problems reported too.
2010 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Lexus just makes a very good quality vehicle
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
brand reputation and proven performance for long-term problem-free operation
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Consistent reliability in Consumer Reports. Decent warranty.
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Proven brand history of being one of the most reliable vehicles on the road.
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
Lexus vehicles have always been reliable. So far so good with our current vehicle.
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
From checking with other owners, online forums and CRO, and my own experience, this car is as worry free as it gets. Just no problems, at all.
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
I like never having to take it in for repair. I mean never!
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Made by Toyota, enough said.
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
No major repairs in 77k miles
Lexus RX Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
WE HAD A 2004 RX - LOVED EVERYTHING EXCEPT THE TRANSMISSION - EXTREMELY JERKY AND FELT LIKE IT WAS NOT GOING TO GET IN GEAR - THE SUV WOULD LITERALLY JERK AROUND. LEXUS SAID IT WAS FINE AND NOT TO WORRY (NO WARRANTY THOUGH) - NO COVERAGE - NO MORE LEXUS
2002 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Even after doing alot of research prior to my purchase, I had a major repair just after hitting 100k. The transmission went out and apparently it was very common in the RX300.