Lexus’ largest crossover SUV is available with two or three rows of seating and with the option of three different powertrains, including a hybrid.
The 2021 Lexus RX range is largely unchanged from the 2020 model year apart from the addition of the Crafted Edition.
Pricing is unchanged for 2021 and starts at $73,136 before on-road costs for the base RX300 Luxury FWD and tops out at $113,088 before on-road costs for the RX450hL Sports Luxury AWD.
The RX is available in two different body styles, with the RX L being a stretched model with a third row of seats.
- 2021 Lexus RX300 Luxury FWD: $73,136
- 2021 Lexus RX300 Crafted Edition FWD: $76,886
- 2021 Lexus RX350 Luxury AWD: $83,136
- 2021 Lexus RX350 Crafted Edition AWD: $86,136
- 2021 Lexus RX350L Luxury AWD: $86,836
- 2021 Lexus RX300 F Sport FWD: $88,136
- 2021 Lexus RX450h Luxury AWD: $92,388
- 2021 Lexus RX350 F Sport AWD: $95,636
- 2021 Lexus RX450hL Luxury AWD: $95,888
- 2021 Lexus RX350 Sports Luxury AWD: $101,836
- 2021 Lexus RX350L Sports Luxury AWD: $103,836
- 2021 Lexus RX450h F Sport AWD: $104,888
- 2021 Lexus RX450h Sports Luxury AWD: $111,088
- 2021 Lexus RX450hL Sports Luxury AWD: $113,088
All prices exclude on-road costs.
The 2021 Lexus RX300 uses a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 175kW of power and 350Nm of torque. It uses a six-speed auto transmission and is only available with front-wheel drive.
The 2021 Lexus RX350 and RX350L use a naturally-aspirated 3.5-litre V6. In the RX350, the V6 produces 221kW of power and 370Nm of torque, whereas in the RX350L it has 216kW of power and 358Nm of torque. This is mated with an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.
The 2021 Lexus RX450h and RX450hL use a 3.5-litre V6 mated to a hybrid system, with a total output of 230kW of power and 335Nw of torque. This is mated to an electronic continuously variable transmission and all-wheel drive.
The 2021 Lexus RX300 uses 8.1L/100km on the combined cycle, while the RX350 uses 9.6L/100km, the RX350L uses 10.2L/100km, the RX450h uses 5.7L/100km and the RX450hL uses 6L/100km.
All models require 95RON premium unleaded fuel.
The 2021 Lexus RX300, RX350 and RX450h measure 4890mm long, 1895mm wide and 1690mm tall.
The 2021 Lexus RX350L and RX450hL measure 5000mm long, 1895mm wide and 1700mm tall.
With all of the seats up in the Lexus RX300, RX350 and RX450h, the total luggage capacity is 453L. With the second row of seats folded, this increases to 924L.
In the RX350L and RX450hL, the total luggage capacity is 211L. This increases to 1656L with both the third and second row of seats folded.
The 2021 Lexus RX range includes a four-year warranty, with four years of roadside assist. Servicing is required every 15,000km or 12 months, whichever comes first. The first three services are capped at $595.
The Lexus RX was crash tested by ANCAP back in 2015, where it received a five-star rating.
All of the 2021 Lexus RX models come standard with 10 airbags as a plethora of safety assist features.
Standard in the Luxury:
- Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection
- Active Cornering Assist
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane trace assist
- Traffic sign recongition
Additional standard features on F Sport and Sports Luxury:
- Surround-view camera
The RX300 Luxury comes standard with the following features:
- 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Satellite navigation
- Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors
- 10-way power front seats
- Keyless entry and start
- DAB digital radio
- LED headlights and daytime running lights
- 12-speaker sound system
- Dual-zone climate control
- Rain-sensing wipers
- 18-inch alloy wheels
Optional on the RX300 Luxury is an Enhancement Pack that adds:
- Heated and ventilated front seats
- 20-inch alloy wheels
- Panoramic sunroof
New to the 2021 model year, the Crafted Edition is based on the Luxury trim but adds the following features:
- Unique 20-inch alloy wheels
- Panoramic sunroof
- Black exterior accents
- Door puddle lamps
- Complimentary Lexus Encore Platinum membership
Stepping up to the F Sport trims adds over the Luxury:
- Heads-up display
- Adaptive suspension
- Adaptive high beam
- LED cornering lights
- 15-speaker Mark Levinson premium sound system
- Panoramic sunroof
- 8.0-inch instrument cluster display
- Sequential LED indicators
The Sports Luxury trim level loses the F Sport’s unique instrument display but adds the following features:
- 14-way power front seats with memory
- Heated second-row outboard seats