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Rankings & Awards

The 2015 Lexus RX Hybrid ranking is based on its score within the 2015 Hybrid SUVs category. Currently the Lexus RX Hybrid has a score of 8.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 50 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

8.8

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 8.7
Performance: 7.9
Interior: 8.1
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.4
Safety: 9.3
Reliability:
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2015 Lexus RX Hybrid Review

The 2015 Lexus RX Hybrid’s refined performance, spacious cabin, and cushy ride make it one of the most pleasant luxury midsize SUVs on the market. Its perfect reliability rating also helps it earn a top spot in the class rankings.

Pros & Cons

  • Great fuel economy
  • Spacious interior
  • Quiet, comfortable ride
  • Distracting infotainment system

New for 2015

  • 7-inch screen and rearview camera became standard
  • Final model year before full redesign

2015 Lexus RX Hybrid Overview

Is the 2015 Lexus RX Hybrid a Good Used SUV?

Like its sibling, the Lexus RX 350, the two-row RX Hybrid is one of the best luxury midsize SUVs you can buy. The RX Hybrid has a silky smooth powertrain, a refined ride, and composed handling around corners. All occupants will have plenty of seating space, and cargo room is abundant. However, the cabin presents a few shortcomings: Its styling and materials fall short of luxury expectations, and the upgraded infotainment system has an awkward controller.

Why You Can Trust Us

Our used car rankings and reviews are based on our analysis of professional automotive reviews, as well as data like crash test scores, reliability ratings, and ownership expenses. We researched 50 Lexus RX Hybrid reviews to help you decide if it’s the right used car for you.

The U.S. News Best Cars team has been ranking cars, trucks, and SUVs since 2007, and our staff has more than 75 years combined of automotive industry experience. To ensure our impartiality, our staff never takes expensive gifts or trips from car companies, and an outside team handles the advertising on our site.

How Much Is the 2015 Lexus RX Hybrid?

Based on more than 2,700 listings for the RX Hybrid and the nonhybrid RX 350 on our site, the average price is $30,200. Prices range from $24,200 to $35,600 and vary depending on the vehicle’s condition, mileage, location, trim, and features.

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How Much Does the 2015 Lexus RX Hybrid Cost to Own?

The 2015 Lexus RX Hybrid’s five-year estimated costs for gas, insurance, maintenance, and repairs come to about $27,650, which is on the low end for the class.

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New Lexus RX Hybrid?

The price of a 2019 Lexus RX Hybrid ranges from $46,095 to more than $54,000. A 2015 model costs considerably less, but there’s a world of difference between these two models. The 2015 was the final model of a generation. Beginning with the 2016 RX Hybrid and including the 2019, the redesigned model offers a higher-quality cabin and a number of advanced safety features as standard. For these reasons, we suggest the 2019 RX Hybrid if it fits your budget.

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If the 2019 RX Hybrid is outside your budget, but you still want a new SUV, there are a few options. However, you’ll need to look outside the luxury market. The 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a new midsize SUV with a base price of nearly $37,000, which is about thousand more than the price of a loaded 2015 RX Hybrid. The Highlander Hybrid isn’t the most agile vehicle, but it has great fuel economy, a potent powertrain, and a high-end cabin with lots of standard features. 

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Which Model Year of the Lexus RX Hybrid Is Best?

For the Lexus RX Hybrid, 2015 is the sixth and final model year of the vehicle’s second generation, which launched for 2010. For 2015, the RX Hybrid gained a standard rearview camera and a 7-inch display, making this a good starting point.

If you can afford a bit more, have a look at the 2017 RX Hybrid. It comes with all the benefits of the redesigned 2016 RX Hybrid, in addition to the Lexus Safety System+ package that debuted for 2017, which includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning.

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How Reliable Is the 2015 Lexus RX Hybrid?

The 2015 RX Hybrid earns a perfect reliability rating of five out of five from J.D. Power. The nonhybrid Lexus RX is the only other midsize SUV to receive a perfect reliability rating.

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2015 Lexus RX Hybrid Recalls

As of this writing, the 2015 Lexus RX Hybrid has no reported recalls.

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Which Used Lexus RX Hybrid Model Is Right for Me?

The 2015 Lexus RX 450h is only available in one trim. Standard amenities include dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, and a power liftgate. The standard infotainment system features a 7-inch display, Bluetooth, a USB port, and Siri Eyes Free voice recognition.

Available features include heated and ventilated front seats, a moonroof, and rear-seat DVD players. You may want to avoid models equipped with the available navigation system, as they feature a complicated controller that works like a computer mouse. Operating this controller can be a distraction for drivers when the vehicle is in motion.

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Certified Pre-Owned Lexus RX Hybrid Warranty

Lexus offers a certified pre-owned program for vehicles six years old or less and with fewer than 70,000 miles. Eligibility is determined by the vehicle’s initial sale’s date. For its certified pre-owned vehicles, Lexus extends its original new-car warranty to cover six years or unlimited mileage. From the day you purchase or lease your Lexus Certified Vehicle, you receive complimentary maintenance covering the next four factory-recommended services for two years or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first. Lexus puts its CPO vehicles through a 161-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the Lexus warranty page carefully.

Based on our research, Lexus has one of the most robust CPO programs among luxury brands, besting rivals like Audi and Acura.

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How Safe Is the RX Hybrid?

The 2015 Lexus RX earned the highest rating of Good in all crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the RX four out of five stars in the rollover and frontal crash tests, as well as five stars in the side crash test. The all-wheel-drive model earned a five-star overall safety rating, while the front-wheel-drive model got four stars.

All 2015 RX Hybrid models come standard with a rearview camera. Available features include blind spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, and Toyota’s Pre-Collision System, which includes forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control.

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2015 Lexus RX Hybrid Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2015 Lexus RX Hybrid or 2015 Audi Q5 Hybrid?

The two-row 2015 Audi Q5 is a subcompact SUV, so it isn't quite as roomy as the RX Hybrid. However, its smaller frame endows it with sportier handling and quicker acceleration than its Lexus competitor. In addition, the Q5 and the RX Hybrid have similar standard features, but the Audi’s cabin is nicer. The Lexus is the better buy overall, though. It has substantially more cargo space, better fuel economy, a higher predicted reliability rating, and additional driver assistance features like forward collision warning.

Which Is Better: 2015 Lexus RX Hybrid or 2015 Lexus NX Hybrid?

The two-row 2015 Lexus NX Hybrid has better fuel economy and a far nicer interior than the RX Hybrid. These Lexus SUVs offer many of the same technology and safety features, and both earn excellent reliability ratings. Choose the Lexus RX for zippier acceleration and a higher cargo capacity, or go with the NX for sleeker styling and better gas mileage.

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2015 Lexus RX Hybrid Performance

How Does the 2015 Lexus RX Hybrid Drive?

Powering the 2015 Lexus RX Hybrid is a V6 engine paired with an electric motor that produces a combined 295 horsepower. A continuously variable automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard; all-wheel drive is available.

The powertrain feels smooth and refined, providing abundant passing power when needed. The RX Hybrid’s compliant suspension delivers a soft ride while maintaining the SUV's composure around sharp turns. However, the steering feels a bit heavy.

Does the 2015 Lexus RX Hybrid Get Good Gas Mileage?

The RX 450h delivers great fuel economy, thanks to its efficient hybrid powertrain. According to the EPA, models with FWD return 31 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. RX Hybrids with AWD return 29/27 mpg city/highway.

2015 Lexus RX Hybrid Towing Capacity

When properly equipped, the Lexus RX 450h can tow up to 3,500 pounds (all-wheel drive only).

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2015 Lexus RX Hybrid Interior

How Many People Does the 2015 Lexus RX Hybrid Seat?

The Lexus RX 450h seats five. There’s plenty of headroom and legroom throughout the cabin. The front seats are soft and comfortable but somewhat lacking in lateral and thigh support. The rear seats can slide and recline to allow more seating or cargo space, depending on your needs. The cabin remains quiet at highway speeds, and forward visibility is great. However, the dated dashboard styling doesn’t measure up to luxury standards.

How Many Car Seats Fit in the 2015 Lexus RX Hybrid?

There are two full sets of LATCH connectors for securing child car seats. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave this LATCH system the second-lowest rating of Marginal, citing connectors that are tricky to use.

2015 Lexus RX Hybrid Features

The RX 450h comes standard with a 7-inch display, Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free, and keyless entry. The standard infotainment system is easy to use, with its dial on the center console. Models equipped with navigation feature Lexus’ Remote Touch system. It uses a mouselike controller that reviewers say can distract drivers from the road. Available features include navigation, dual rear-seat DVD screens, and a head-up display.

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2015 Lexus RX Hybrid Dimensions

Lexus RX Hybrid Cargo Space

The RX 450h has lots of cargo space for the class: 40 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 80.3 cubic feet with those seats folded.

2015 RX Hybrid Length and Weight

The 2015 Lexus RX Hybrid is nearly 15.7 feet long. Its curb weight ranges from 4,520 to 4,652 pounds, depending on the drivetrain. Its gross vehicle weight ranges from 5,765 and 5,974 pounds.

Where Was the 2015 Lexus RX Hybrid Built?

Lexus assembled the 2015 RX Hybrid in Canada.

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