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Lexus RX vs. Jeep Liberty 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
  33 RXs, 6.7 months of data per RX, average 7000 miles

 

2013 Lexus RX 13
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  39 RXs, 9.5 months of data per RX, average 27800 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 18
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 RXs, 10.0 months of data per RX, average 45000 miles

 

2010 Lexus RX 21
10% 10% 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
  18 RXs, 8.8 months of data per RX, average 76500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 Jeep Liberty   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Libertys, 9.6 months of data per Liberty, average 77200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 Lexus RX 57
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 RXs, 10.5 months of data per RX, average 87900 miles

 

2007 Lexus RX 51
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 RXs, 8.9 months of data per RX, average 96600 miles

 

2006 Jeep Liberty   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Libertys, 6.7 months of data per Liberty, average 93600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2006 Lexus RX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 RXs, 7.4 months of data per RX, average 99200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2005 Jeep Liberty   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Libertys, 10.0 months of data per Liberty, average 117800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 Lexus RX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 RXs, 9.4 months of data per RX, average 120200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2004 Jeep Liberty   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Libertys, 7.9 months of data per Liberty, average 125700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Lexus RX 64
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 RXs, 8.8 months of data per RX, average 122700 miles

Redesigned.

 

2003 Jeep Liberty   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Libertys, 7.9 months of data per Liberty, average 133200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2002 Jeep Liberty   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Libertys, 7.5 months of data per Liberty, average 132700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2002 Lexus RX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 RXs, 8.5 months of data per RX, average 120200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Lexus RX vs. Jeep Liberty Reliability Comparisons

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Lexus RX

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Lexus RX

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.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Jeep Liberty

Jeep Liberty Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 3.7L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
Over 31,000 miles, and everything works, no squeeks, no broken parts, very reliable.
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 160hp 2.8L I4 Diesel
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
With the hot tune i have over 100 more TQ from stock and over 40HP and boy can you feel that TQ! Great for towing my small RV and it runs up the hills now! 100 more TQ make it feel like a whole new vehicle and 18mpg towing a 5k trailer! Beat that!
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 160hp 2.8L I4 Diesel
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
I have only had two things go bad under warranty. the ball joints were recalled and the EGR valve had to be replaced.
2005 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 3.7L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Its Ruggedness
2005 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 3.7L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
It has only needed 1 minor repair in 85,000 miles not including 2 recalls
2005 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 3.7L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Jeeps are known for longevity.
2004 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 3.7L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
I have not had a single problem to this date.
2002 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 3.7L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
after 7 years and 158,000 miles the Liberty has proven to be dependable and trustworthy.
Jeep Liberty Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 3.7L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
No significant problems yet, but just waiting to see what happens due to past brand experiences.
2005 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 3.7L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
It has suffered several serious problems despite being just five years old and mostly driven on-road. Cracked radiator, broken driveshaft, now leaking power steering hoses. I have owned 10-year-old cars that never had so many problems.
2003 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 3.7L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Catalytic converter failed after just 35k miles. Had a couple of transmission issues, although they were covered by the 7 years powertrain warranty.
2003 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 3.7L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
The front ball joints had to be replaced. Air conditioning went out. Front brakes have a short life.