Is Lexus Maintenance Expensive?

Is Lexus Maintenance Expensive?


If you are thinking about purchasing a new Lexus in Mamaroneck but you are nervous about luxury car maintenance costs and whether Lexus vehicles are expensive to maintain, worry no more. Among luxury brands over recent years, Lexus has consistently been one of the least expensive brands to maintain. So is Lexus maintenance expensive?  Learn more here, then check out the Lexus RX 350 maintenance schedule and other models at Ray Catena Lexus of Larchmont!

Lexus Maintenance Cost Rankings

Kelley Blue Book

In 2019 and in 2014, Lexus won the Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Best Brand category, which was calculated with factors like projected resale values, insurance and state fees, fuel cost estimates, maintenance and repairs, and more. Kelley Blue Book stated:

  • “Lexus has an established record of offering vehicles that are desirable both new and used while delivering quality, reliability and low-cost operation across the board.”

Consumer Reports

In a Consumer Reports 2017 study on the cost of car ownership over time, Lexus ranked #12 out of 32 brands from the most to least expensive, beating out luxury brands like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Jaguar, Volvo, Mini, Porsche, and Acura.

  • The average maintenance cost for a 2007 model year Lexus in its 10th year was estimated at $590, compared to BMW, the most expensive brand on the list, with $1,125 in maintenance costs during its 10th year.


In a 2016 study done by YourMechanic and featured by Popular Mechanics, Lexus was ranked #28 out of the 30 most expensive brands to maintain, beating out luxury marques including BMW, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Jaguar, Volvo, Mini, Porsche, Acura, Land Rover, and Buick. Lexus was only beaten in this list by its sister brands under the Toyota Motor Corporation–Toyota and Scion.

  • Lexus models were estimated to have $7,000 of total maintenance over 10 years, compared to BMW at $17,800 total maintenance over 10 years.

What Lexus Maintenance is Covered Under Warranty?

Lexus maintenance is easy while your vehicle is still under the Lexus new vehicle warranty, and scheduling service at every recommended service interval is key to preventing more expensive repairs down the line.

Lexus New Vehicle Warranty Coverage

  • Complimentary maintenance for the first and second scheduled maintenance visits (at 6 months/5,000 miles and 12 months/10,000 miles)
  • 12 months/12,000 miles Wheel Alignment and Balancing
  • 12 months/unlimited miles Lexus Service Part Warranty*
  • 48 months/50,000 miles Basic New Vehicle Warranty
  • 72 months/70,000 miles Powertrain Warranty
  • 72 months/unlimited miles Lexus Corrosion Perforation Warranty**
  • 8 years/100,000 miles Hybrid Warranty (10 years/150,000 miles for 2020 and newer hybrid models)

Contact Ray Catena Lexus of Larchmontto ask about Lexus extended warranty options and coverage packages to save on costs after your warranty has expired.

Learn More About Lexus Maintenance at Ray Catena Lexus of Larchmont

Your Lexus maintenance costs can also depend on factors like personal driving habits, local cost of living, local climate, and road conditions. Contact the Ray Catena Lexus of Larchmont service center near Bronx if you want to know more about maintenance for your specific Lexus model or learn how to check tire tread depth at home.

*From the date the part was installed on the vehicle or for the remainder of any applicable new vehicle warranty (whichever provides greater coverage), with the exception of batteries.
**For the repair/replacement of original body panels that develop perforation from corrosion (when a panel is rusted through).

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