Our Opinion - 2022 Lexus RX Review

The sharp looks of the RX should not deceive you. It’s as comfortable as you’ll ever find for a vehicle. The primary focus is on comfort, and it succeeds admirably in this regard. Smoothness and quietness are hallmarks of the ride. The softness of the upholstery extends to the rest of the cabin as well. When it comes to performance and fuel economy, we found the RX450h’s hybrid engine to be superior to that of the RX350’s V-6.

The RX’s interior packaging isn’t one of its strong points. Those in the middle row may feel cramped, even though the first row has plenty of room and storage cubbies. The situation is even worse in the seven-passenger RX L model, where the third row is so crammed that it is practically useless. The RX’s cargo capacity isn’t as large as some of its competitors, so the RX’s overall practicality is better.

Drivers looking for more excitement may be attracted to a F Sport package, but they may be let down by its shortcomings. Even though it has a stiffer suspension, there is no corresponding increase in handling or enjoyment. Nevertheless, the RX’s unabashed approach to restrained luxury is commendable. It’s a comfortable and relaxing daily driver with a track record of dependability and affordability that makes it an appealing vehicle to own.

  • Cloudburst Grey, Grecian Water Blue, and Iridium Silver have been added to the paint options
  • Fog Lights up front are available as an add-on
  • There is an appearance package for the Special Edition available


  • Hybrid engines are both powerful and efficient
  • Luxurious interior finishing touches
  • Overall, this is a fantastic deal


  • Intensely small third-row seating option.
  • The stiffness of the F Sport trim overrides the sportiness of the design
  • NHTSA safety rating of four out of five stars

We recommend a 450h hybrid version for any RX you choose. It costs approximately $3,000 beyond a basic RX350, making it a more expensive option than the standard model. It’s worth the money in our opinion because of its better fuel economy, classic AWD, and more engaging drive.

As a three-row SUV, the L model merely isn’t built to handle it, and the F Sport model does not add performance to compensate for its harsher ride. The RX450h with larger backlit infotainment display is a comfortable, effective everyday crossover with a lot of high-tech conveniences.

In spite of the RX’s generous front-row legroom, it’s not a particularly roomy SUV. The third-row seats in the RX L are so cramped that they’re practically useless. Compared to the Genesis GV80, which is also accessible in two- and three configurations, here is how the Lexus compares.

In today’s automotive landscape, the Lexus RX is a massive player. The original RX, which went on sale for 1999 model year, was the first crossover SUV to use unibody development on a car chassis. In the crowded medium sized luxury SUV market, the RX is Lexus’ best-selling vehicle. A hybrid powertrain is available for the 2022 RX, which is now in its 4th generation and is available in two- and three configurations.

RX’s $3,500 F Sport package adds inches wheels, sport seats, & tuned suspension dampers to the standard RX model. The RX’s sole performance improvement isn’t going to make it any better; it’s already not very sporty.

This vehicle’s F Sport suspension appears to make the ride even more unpleasant. Flexible dampers as well as a cooler air intake are also included in the optional Handling package. It’s best to stay away from the edgy RX F Sport unless you absolutely must have one.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives each 2022 RX a 4 overall safety rating, with a maximum of five stars. This overall rating combines a five-star corner crash rating with a 4 frontal crash & rollover protection rating. When equipped with the optional triple-beam LED headlights, the RX was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2021. Regardless, all 6 crashworthiness tests yielded a “Good” rating.

Cruise control control, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot tracking, rear pass alert, front emergency braking, as well as automatic high-beams are among the standard driver assist & active safety features. Ten airbags are standard on all RX models.

  • 32.6/16.0 cubic feet in the year 2022 RX
  • The 2022 RX L has a total volume of 58.5/23.0/6.2 cubic feet.
  • 2022 GV80: 80.4/34.9/11.6 sq ft per inch

First, Second, And Third-Row Headroom:

  • 2022 RX: 39.4/39.1 inches. 
  • 2022 RX L: 39.8/38.5/34.48 inches in length
  • 40.2/38.4/34.3 inch GV80 in 2022

First, Second, And Third Row Legroom:

  • RX for 2022: 44.1/38.0 in.
  • RX L: 41.1/30.9/23.5 feet wide in 2022 RX L.
  • 41.6/38.7/30.3 inches are the dimensions of the 2022 GV80

The RX has a standard 8.0-inch touchscreen or a 12.3-inch option for the infotainment system. Amazon Alexa is built into the larger touchscreen but is available on the smaller one as well. There are a total of six USB ports located throughout the cabin. An option to replace a standard nine speakers with Mark Levinson and a 12-speaker systems is available. A 360º parking camera system, a head-up display, and a wireless charging pad are among the other new features.

  • In the Genesis GV80 series
  • AMG GLE Coupe from Mercedes-Benz
  • The Nautilus, Lincoln
  • The Envision is a Buick automobile.


  • FWD or AWD; an eight-speed automatic transmission are the options for drivetrain
  • Engine: 3.5-liter V-6
  • 295 hp/267 lb-ft of torque
  • The vehicle’s fuel economy is 20/28 mpg in the city and 19/26 mpg on the highway (FWD) (AWD)
  • 0-60 mph time: 6.8 seconds (AWD)


  • FWD or AWD; an eight-speed automatic transmission are the options for drivetrain
  • Engine capacity is 3.5 litres V-6
  • 290 hp/263 lb-ft of torque
  • Fuel economy (city/highway): 19 mpg (FWD), 18 mpg (HWD) (AWD)
  • 7.5 seconds for 0-60 mph acceleration (FWD)


  • AWD with a CVT automatic transmission is the preferred powertrain.
  • Motor/3.5-liter V-6 gasoline engine/electric drivetrain
  • Power: 308 hp/274 lb-ft of torque
  • The city/highway mpg is 31/28
  • 0-60 mph time: 7.0 seconds


  • AWD and a CVT automatic transmission make up the driving system
  • A 3.5-liter V-6 and an electric motor power the vehicle.
  • 308 hp/ 274 lb-ft of torque
  • The city/highway mpg is 29/28
  • Rapidity (from zero to sixty miles per hour): 7.4 seconds (est. )
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