When you’re looking for a ride that combines luxury with the kind of toughness that can handle anything the road throws at it, Lexus has got you covered. We’ve scoured the stats and dug deep into the details to bring you the 10 most reliable Lexus models of the last decade.

Each contender on our list is ranked based on their stellar J.D. Power quality and reliability scores. But we didn’t stop there. We also took a hard look at what it costs to keep these machines running smoothly with data from RepairPal, checked out any recalls and reported issues via the NHTSA, and even scoped out Cars.com to find the highest-mileage examples currently listed.

If you want a car that’s built to last and looks sharp in your driveway, stick around to see which Lexus models made the cut.

2017 Lexus CT200h


The 2017 Lexus CT200h is what you get when you slap a Lexus badge on a Prius. Although it’s not in production anymore, it set the stage for Lexus’ current hybrid lineup. This car features an interior similar to the Lexus IS and sports the familiar Prius gear shifter.

Only a few gripes about exterior lighting were noted, but with a reliability score just shy of 80 and a high of nearly 285,000 miles on the odometer, it’s a solid entry point into the Lexus hybrid world. If you’re eyeing one with that kind of mileage, you might need to think about swapping the battery soon.

2015 Lexus LS460


The 2015 Lexus LS460 is the heavyweight champ of the Lexus sedan lineup. It scored an 81/100 in reliability, standing out as a reliable beast with its plush, limo-like feel. Despite a few complaints about the powertrain, it’s tough to argue against this model when you consider its comfort and style.

Topping out at nearly 291,000 miles, this sedan proves it can go the distance. At $767 for average yearly repairs, it’s not cheap to maintain, but the trade-off is a ride that’s as luxurious as it is durable.

2021 Lexus LX570


Next in line is the 2021 Lexus LX570, a giant with a perfect track record—zero complaints, zero recalls. Scoring an 82/100 in reliability, this SUV is one of the most dependable machines on wheels. It boasts a 383-hp 5.7-liter V8, making it one of the last of its kind with a naturally aspirated engine in Lexus’ roster.

With over 134,000 miles clocked on the highest mileage model we’ve found, the LX570 is as rugged as it is refined, packed to the brim with luxury features and tech for a top-notch ride.

2024 Lexus RX350


The 2024 Lexus RX350, completely overhauled last year, continues to dominate as Lexus’ go-to mid-size luxury SUV. It’s powered by a selection of turbocharged 4-cylinder and hybrid engines, and boasts a plush interior that sets the standard for Lexus’ latest design ethos. With a reliability score of 84/100 and a modest annual repair estimate of $550, it’s clear why it’s a top pick.

Though it’s not flawless—there have been five complaints about issues like collision avoidance glitches and airbag deployment—it remains a solid choice for those seeking a mix of luxury and reliability.

2021 Lexus LC500


The 2021 Lexus LC500, with its eye-catching design and robust performance, may just be the sleeper hit of luxury sports cars. Under the hood lies a potent 477-hp 5.0-liter V8, though there’s also a hybrid model cranking out 354 hp. With only one minor complaint about the exterior lighting, this grand tourer scores an 84/100 in reliability and promises a high-end ride with its exquisite interior and sharp exterior lines.

Annual maintenance costs hover around $551, a small price for the sheer joy of driving such a refined machine. If you’re in the market for something special, the LC500 should be on your list.

2024 Lexus GX550


The 2024 Lexus GX550 is the latest heavyweight in the Lexus SUV lineup, sporting a full-size, body-on-frame design. Fresh off the assembly line, it hasn’t racked up any complaints or recalls yet, which isn’t surprising given its brief time in the market. Driven by a powerful twin-turbocharged V6 and equipped with all-wheel drive capable of tackling rugged terrain, this SUV also offers an optional third row—tight but there if you need it.

With an 84/100 reliability score and estimated annual repair costs of $551, the GX550 is poised to uphold Lexus’ reputation for dependable luxury vehicles.

2015 Lexus GS350


The 2015 Lexus GS350 might have taken its final bow, but it left a lasting impression as a sportier sibling to the ES. Boasting a 3.5-liter V6 that pumped out 306 horsepower, available in both rear and all-wheel drive, this model was no slouch on the road.

Despite racking up a fair number of complaints—mainly steering and electrical issues—it maintained a solid reliability score of 86/100. With annual maintenance costs averaging $592 and a top recorded mileage of 237,204, the GS350 proves it can handle the long haul with a bit of attitude.

2016 Lexus RC300


Don’t be fooled by the sleek exterior, the 2016 Lexus RC300 is as robust as they come. Riding on the same platform as the Lexus IS, this model offers a choice between an efficient four-cylinder or a more vigorous six-cylinder engine. Its interior mirrors the IS, featuring a familiar center console and bezel-style gauge cluster.

Scoring an 86/100 in reliability, the RC300 stands out as a dependable choice for those craving a two-door sports coupe. With its design largely unchanged since 2016 and a high mileage reaching 170,830, this car is a testament to Lexus’ enduring quality and style.

2017 Lexus ES


The 2017 Lexus ES isn’t just a reliable car, it’s a cornerstone of Lexus’ lineup. Paired often in prestige with the venerable LS, this model pulled off an 89/100 reliability score despite 22 complaints and a recall. Why? Because it’s tough as nails. Packed with a reliable V6 and a turbocharged four-cylinder, the ES has been a go-to for those who want a car that lasts.

This car has proven itself on the road, with the highest mileage model reaching over 177,000 miles. If you’re looking for a steadfast ride, the ES should be on your radar.

2022 Lexus IS


Top of the charts and tough as they come, the 2022 Lexus IS is the most reliable Lexus of the last decade with a score of 90/100. Redesigned in 2021, this compact sedan is more than just good looks—it’s a powerhouse. With three engine options, including a rare naturally aspirated V8, it’s tailored for anyone who loves to drive.

The best part? It’s flawless in the eyes of the NHTSA, with zero complaints, recalls, or investigations. If you’re after a car that combines top-tier reliability with serious performance, the IS isn’t just a choice, it’s THE choice.

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Author: Abbie Clark

Title: Co-Founder

Expertise: Automotive Industry, Electric Vehicles, DIY Car Repairs


Abbie Clark is a writer, blog, and founder of RideRambler, Hey She Thrives, and The Bearded Bunch.

From clever car cleaning tricks to the freshest car features and reviews, Abbie loves sharing her knowledge on everything automotive. Outside of her time writing for her websites, you’ll find her fishing with her husband, deciphering her toddler’s babbling, or baking up something sweet.

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