There’s no denying the high-quality build, impressive reliability, and selection of the Lexus SUV lineup for 2022. This brand delivers several great models, from the subcompact UX to the full-size LX. Sitting right in the middle is the 2022 Lexus RX. Does this luxury SUV offer anything new to improve your drive, comfort, or experience with this impressive Lexus crossover SUV?

What’s new on the 2022 Lexus RX luxury SUV?

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2022 Lexus RX Black Line | Lexus

The 2023 RX doesn’t have many new features across the standard lineup. Lexus changes the availability of the fog lights to make them an individual option, adds a few new exterior paint colors, and welcomes the return of the Black Line models.

The new paint colors are Grecian Water for the RX F Sport models and Cloudburst Gray and Iridium for the RX L models.

When you want this Lexus SUV that stands out from the rest of the 2022 models, two special edition models have entered the lineup. The Special Edition trim is limited to 2,500 units. This model wears Eminent White Pearl or dark Cavia paint, and it also features:

  • The Premium Package
  • Two-ton black-and-white upholstery
  • Gray contrast stitching
  • Black open-pore wood trim

There’s also an RX L Special Edition model, limited to 495 units. This longer version of this Lexus SUV has the same paint scheme as the regular-length model but changes the interior to offer blue contrast stitching and black single-tone upholstery.

Is the 2022 Lexus RX 450h worth it?

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2022 Lexus RX 450h | Lexus

The 450h model sits at the top of this Lexus SUV trim ladder for 2022. Can you find what you want in this luxury SUV? Sure, you can. Some say this model is kind of boring, and maybe they’re right, but how exciting should a luxury crossover SUV be? Some of the pros and cons of the 450h trim are:

Pros

  • Super comfortable
  • Great interior materials
  •  Solid build quality
  • Excellent stereo system

Cons

  • F Sport trim is pointless
  • Tricky infotainment system
  • Not the most attractive SUV offered

The 2022 Lexus RX 450h delivers power from a 3.5-liter V6 engine plus a hybrid motor. This power system is attached to an electronically controlled CVT to deliver 308 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque.

This trim of the RX is a bit of an enigma. The paddle shifters are useless in making the RX feel sporty, but the standard AWD provides excellent control and confidence on the road, especially when foul weather arrives.

How much does the 2022 Lexus RX cost?

The starting price for the base trim of this 2022 Lexus SUV is $46,645 for the RX 350 model. The RX 350L adds $3,100 to this price, while AWD increases the cost by $1,400. The RX 450h starts at $49,000, while the 2022 Lexus RX 450hL AWD Black Line Special Edition costs $57,115.

If you were to add all the bells and whistles this Lexus SUV offers for 2022; the price would reach nearly $65,000.

Will there be a new Lexus RX in 2023?

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2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport Wakanda Forever Luxury SUV | Lexus

Yes, a newly designed Lexus RX enters the market for the 2023 model year. If you want to enjoy this Lexus SUV from the 2022 model year, you’ll need to select one of the remaining versions offered. You might get lucky and find one of the Special Edition versions while searching for the right Lexus luxury SUV to drive.

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