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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Lexus RX

Overall verdict
If you're an undemanding driver, meet the least intimidating SUV. It's simple to drive and rather dull.


Economical, refined


Pitiful battery range


What is it?

The original hybrid SUV remains strikingly economical and, thanks to a new nose, is more striking to look at, too. But, wonderful as the cabin is and amazing the refinement all round, it’s a shame Lexus has forgot the ‘sports’ bit in Sports Utility Vehicle.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
450h 3.5 F-Sport 5dr CVT Auto
7.7s 127g/km 51.4 263 £53,940
The cheapest
200t 2.0 S 5dr Auto 2WD
9.2s 181g/km 36.2 238 £41,085
The greenest
450h 3.5 SE 5dr CVT Auto
7.7s 120g/km 54.3 263 £48,440
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