The RX helped to define what modern crossovers are today and for 2022 Lexus has updated the model again with new features.
As one of the most popular vehicles in the Lexus family, the RX sets the bar as one of the most comfortable vehicles in its class.
With a starting price of just $46,645, it’s also one of the best values in the segment.
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New For 2022 Lexus RX
Three new colors are on offer from Lexus this year including Grecian Water, Iridium, and Cloudburst Gray.
In addition, fog lights are now standard across the lineup.
2022 Lexus RX Trims And Pricing
The 2022 Lexus RX is available in a variety of trim configurations. And that includes a longer, L, version which offers 3-rows of seating.
Plus Hybrid and Sport trim offerings are available. Below are Lexus manufacturers suggested retail prices for each primary trim configuration.
- RX $46,645
- RX F Sport $50,125
- RXL $49,475
- RX Hybrid $49,345
- RXL Hybrid $52,735
Engines And Transmissions
RX buyers have the choice of either a naturally aspirated V6 or an electrified hybrid version of the same engine.
The former makes 295-horsepower while the latter makes 308. Non-hybrids are called RX350s throughout the lineup and hybrid trims are named RX450h.
RX350s also use a conventional eight-speed automatic transmission and can be had in either front or all-wheel drive.
The RX450 uses a continuously variable transmission and all-wheel-drive is standard. Lexus also offers a long-wheelbase version of the RX and adds an L to the end of each trim level for which it’s applicable.
Weights And Capacities:
- 4,222 lbs
- 3,500 lbs towing capacity
- Cargo volume
- 16 cu ft backseats up
- 32.6 cu ft backseats down
Fuel Economy Ratings
The RX350 gets an EPA-estimated 23 MPG combined which is decent for the segment.
It also has the benefit of not requiring premium fuel. Its hybrid sibling does better with a combined figure of 30 MPG combined which is awesome.
2022 Lexus RX – What’s It Look Like?
Lexus introduced this generation of the RX back in 2016 and since then they’ve slowly nipped and tucked at it to ensure it shares the same visual cues as the rest of the family.
To that end, you’ll notice the prominent Spindle grille and those sharp headlights. Lexus is committed to those hard angles and creases too. You’ll find them all over this crossover.
2022 Lexus RX Exterior Dimensions:
- Length 192.5 in.
- Wheelbase 109.8 in.
- Height 67.7 in.
- Width 74.6 in.
- Front 64.4 in.
- Rear 64 in.
- Ground clearance 8.2 in.
Inside The 2022 Lexus RX
The interior of the RX has always been where it’s shone brightest and that’s never been more clear than in the 2022 model.
A full-color heads-up display provides vital information for the driver in a place where they can keep their eyes on the road. An available 12.3-inch infotainment system is equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Additionally, a 15-speaker premium audio system fills the cabin with a full rich sound of the highest quality.
Of course, you’ll enjoy all of these features while sitting in some of the most comfortable seats Lexus has to offer.
2022 Lexus RX Interior Dimensions:
- Headroom 39.4/39.1
- Legroom 44.1/38.0
- Shoulder room 57.8/57.6
- Hip room 56.6/56.1
*All inches front/rear
Infotainment And Connectivity
Big screens are all the rage right now but Lexus doesn’t just stop there.
Buyers who opt for the F Sport models in the RX lineup will get a digital gauge cluster that adapts as you change the drive mode. In addition, that 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system offers more than one way to interact with it.
Drivers can utilize an intuitive Remote Touchpad located between the seats or they can just ask Alexa for help.
That’s right, the RX is imbued with Amazon’s personal assistant Alexa and she can do many of the same things she can in your home. That includes changing temperatures, media, and more.
Safety And Driver-Assistance
Notably, Lexus is one of the few automakers that includes advanced safety systems in every single RX.
Those features include dynamic adaptive cruise control, lane-departure alert, road sign assist, lane-tracing assist, and even forward collision mitigation. It also achieved a Top Safety Pick score from the IIHS.
The only blemish is that the NHTSA only awarded it four stars in its crash testing.
Warranty And Maintenance Coverage
While a few competitors like Hyundai offer more coverage, the vast majority offer far less than Lexus’ four-year or 50,000-mile Limited Warranty and its six-year or 70,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Hybrid components are covered for eight years or 100,000 miles and Lexus even covers all maintenance over the first year or 10,000 miles.
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