Flash Drive

2022 Lexus RX 450h F Sport

Model Tested: 2022 Lexus RX 450h F Sport

The 2022 Lexus RX 450h F Sport is a high style luxury hybrid SUV.

Engine: 3.5-liter V-6 and three electric motors, 308 horsepower and 247 lb.-ft torque

Transmission: CVT automatic transmission, all-wheel drive

EPA Rating: 31-mpg city, 28-mpg highway, 30-mpg combined

Base Price: $53,820

As Tested: $62,450


Strong acceleration with electric motor assist

Smooth transmission

Console dial for Eco, Normal, Sport, Sport+ modes

The Lexus RX 450h provides solid fuel economy in town and on the highway.

Separate button for EV mode

Excellent winter, snowy weather performance

Very smooth highway ride characteristics

Good fuel economy for its size

Excellent safety features


High quality interior materials

Excellent front row space and comfort

Heated and cooled (3 temps) front seats

Seat controls a little awkward in front of shifter

The whole Lexus RX lineup (350 and 450) is excellent in snowy winter driving conditions.

Power lumbar support both front seats

Excellent long distance seat comfort

Stretch-out front legroom

Very nice, thick, contoured, heated steering wheel

Auxiliary controls not very clearly marked

Power tilt/telescopic steering column

Spacious rear seats

Adult can fit in middle position but

Interior comfort and style are RX standards especially for front seat occupants.

quite firm cushion

Soft, wide armrest with cupholders

Flat second row floor


Cell phone vertical slot in front of cupholders

Excellent head up display

Medium size, deep console bin

Big locking glovebox

Large, hinged front door bins

Extra open bin on passenger side of console

Power liftgate with foot motion activation

Flat cargo deck

Folding rear seats have steep slope

Cargo space is good, but the folded rear seats have a noticeable slope.

WOW Factors:

Excellent in snow, stormy weather

Very comfortable interior

Great head up display

Strong performance

Excellent long distance family vehicle


Heated seat controls awkward in front of shifter

Touch pad controls not very easy to master

Liftgate doesn’t open high enough for tall people

A foot-activated rear hatch is a welcome RX feature.

Bottom Line:

The 2022 Lexus RX 450h F Sport offers a great blend of performance and economy along with all-weather security/safety in spacious luxurious high style package. Our test RX 450h performed flawlessly (with great occupant comfort) on a multi-state trip that included snow clogged mountain passes as well as sunny beaches and wide-open interstates.