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.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
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 Trims||RX 350||RX 350h||RX 350 Premium||RX 350h Premium||RX 350 Premium Plus||RX 350h Premium Plus||RX 350 Luxury||RX 350 F SPORT Handling||RX 350h Luxury||RX 500h F Sport Performance|
|Rear Parking Aid||O||O||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||O||S||O||S||O||S||O||O||S||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||O||O||O||O||O||O||O||O||O||O|
|Lane Keeping Assist||O||O||O||O||O||O||O||O||O||O|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S|
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.
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.
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.