2023 Lexus RX Safety and Reliability

Lexus RX Reliability Rating

2023 RX Safety

The new Lexus RX has not yet been crash-tested by the NHTSA. Last year's model achieved four stars overall and the new model should be able to improve on this. The IIHS has also not crashed the 2023 RX, but gave the old-generation 2022 model a Top Safety Pick award, so we have high expectations that the new RX will match or beat these results.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2023 RX Key Safety Features

The Lexus RX's safety features include ten airbags (front and knee airbags for the front seats, and side and curtain airbags for all outboard occupants) and all the obligatory features such as a backup camera, stability and traction control, ABS, and tire-pressure monitoring. The Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 is standard on all RXs and includes driver aids such as all-speed adaptive cruise control with curve-speed management, forward-collision mitigation with automatic braking and pedestrian detection, intersection support, lane-departure warning, lane tracing, road-sign recognition, automatic LED headlights with automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rain-sensing wipers, and a driver's auto-dimming side mirror. The Premium trim adds to that a parking assistant with low-speed braking and the Luxury trim additionally gets a head-up display.

Lexus RX TrimsRX 350RX 350hRX 350 PremiumRX 350h PremiumRX 350 Premium PlusRX 350h Premium PlusRX 350 LuxuryRX 350 F SPORT HandlingRX 350h LuxuryRX 500h F Sport Performance
Cross-Traffic AlertSSSSSSSSSS
Rear Parking AidOOSSSSSSSS
Blind Spot MonitorOSOSOSOOSS
Lane Departure WarningOOOOOOOOOO
Lane Keeping AssistOOOOOOOOOO
Tire Pressure MonitorSSSSSSSSSS
Stability ControlSSSSSSSSSS
Traction ControlSSSSSSSSSS

2023 RX Reliability

The 2023 Lexus RX's reliability ratings are not yet available from J.D. Power, but they should be strong, as we expect from a Lexus. Last year's model achieved a score of 85 out of 100 for quality and reliability, and, barring a few teething troubles typical of new models, the new one should be as good or better. It seems to be off to a good start, with no recalls issued against it yet at the time of writing.

The basic Lexus RX warranty covers it for four years/50,000 miles, the powertrain warranty runs for six years/70,000 miles, and the hybrid system is covered for eight years/100,000 miles.


  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 49,711 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    6 Years \ 68,353 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    6 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Hybrid/Electric Components:
    0 Years \ 0 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Maintenance:
    0.5 Years \ 4,971 Miles


Is the Lexus RX a safe car?

There are no crash ratings for the new 2023 Lexus RX yet, but considering the excellent performance of the previous-generation model, a five-star NHTSA performance and at least an IIHS Top Safety Pick are expected of the new one. What will certainly help is its comprehensive suite of safety features and driver assists.

How many airbags does the Lexus have?

Every Lexus RX has ten airbags. The front occupants each get a front, a side, and a knee airbag. There is also a side airbag for each rear outboard passenger, as well as full-length curtain airbags.

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