Most significant changes: The 2022 Lexus RX SUV carries over with new paint colors and a standalone option of foglamps for all trim levels. Also, Lexus again will offer RX Black Line Special Edition versions with distinct exterior and interior appearance details — but with more availability. There will be nearly 3,000 built versus the 1,000 for model-year 2021 — and for the first time, the longer three-row RX 350L will be available in a Black Line version.
Pricing: For 2022, the base gas-powered RX 350 two-row SUV with front-wheel drive starts at $46,395, up $150 including a $50 bump in the required destination fee to $1,075. The three-row gasoline RX 350L with FWD starts at $49,225, up $150. All-wheel drive for either adds $1,400 (a $50 increase). The base hybrid RX 450h with standard AWD starts at $49,095, and the RX 450hL AWD hybrid starts at $52,485, both $150 increases.
On sale: Now
Which Should You Buy, 2021 or 2022? The price increases for 2022 are modest but so are the changes, so unless you have your heart set on a Black Line Special Edition model, look for a deal on a 2021.
The Lexus RX luxury mid-size SUV takes a breather for 2022 after an update for 2020 with big multimedia tech improvements; additional standard safety tech and convenience features were added for 2021. The RX is nearly unchanged for 2022, except for three new paint colors and a standalone foglamp option for all trim levels.