Lexus, headquartered in Nagoya, Japan, is the luxury brand of Toyota and is Japan’s largest premium car manufacturer.
Popular Lexus models include the RX series of compact luxury SUVs like the RX 350, RX 350 F Sport, and RX 450hL Hybrid. The NX series is slightly smaller than the RX and includes models like the NX 300, NX 300 F Sport, and NX 300h Hybrid.
Performance Lexus models include the LC in base, hybrid, and convertible trims, and the RC F with the optional Carbon Package or Fuji Speedway Edition.
The Lexus GX and LX are larger SUV models, and include the GX 460 in base, Premium, and Luxury trims, and the LX 570 in two-row, three-row, and Inspiration trim levels.
Having a vehicle selection with everything from compact SUVs to high-performance sports cars yields the big question of how much will insurance cost for your Lexus.
How much does Lexus insurance cost?
Lexus car insurance costs an average of $2,066 per year for 2023 models. Rates range from $1,620 a year for a Lexus RX 350 up to $2,722 per year for the Lexus LC 500. Average monthly car insurance cost ranges from $135 to $227 for full coverage.
Models that are closest to the median price are the Lexus ES 250, Lexus RC 300, and Lexus RC 350. Annual insurance cost for those three models is $1,966, $1,970, and $2,010, respectively.
The table below shows the average Lexus insurance rates by model back to the 2013 model year. Models that are no longer in production have their last model year noted next to the model name.
|Model||Annual Cost||Monthly Cost|
|Lexus CT 200H 2017 and prior model years||$1,822||$152|
|Lexus ES 250||$1,966||$164|
|Lexus ES 300h||$2,138||$178|
|Lexus ES 350||$1,952||$163|
|Lexus GS 200T 2017 and prior model years||$1,880||$157|
|Lexus GS 300 2019 and prior model years||$1,920||$160|
|Lexus GS 350 2020 and prior model years||$1,990||$166|
|Lexus GS 450 2018 and prior model years||$2,054||$171|
|Lexus GS F 2020 and prior model years||$2,424||$202|
|Lexus GX 460||$1,928||$161|
|Lexus IS 200T 2017 and prior model years||$1,724||$144|
|Lexus IS 250 2015 and prior model years||$1,834||$153|
|Lexus IS 300||$2,040||$170|
|Lexus IS 350||$2,084||$174|
|Lexus IS 500||$2,272||$189|
|Lexus IS F 2014 and prior model years||$1,586||$132|
|Lexus LC 500||$2,722||$227|
|Lexus LC 500h||$2,710||$226|
|Lexus LS 460 2017 and prior model years||$2,140||$178|
|Lexus LS 500||$2,366||$197|
|Lexus LS 500h||$2,512||$209|
|Lexus LS 600H 2016 and prior model years||$2,426||$202|
|Lexus LX 570||$2,544||$212|
|Lexus NX 200T 2017 and prior model years||$1,576||$131|
|Lexus NX 250||$1,786||$149|
|Lexus NX 300 2021 and prior model years||$1,714||$143|
|Lexus NX 300H 2021 and prior model years||$1,930||$161|
|Lexus NX 350||$1,818||$152|
|Lexus NX 350h||$1,806||$151|
|Lexus NX 450h||$1,826||$152|
|Lexus RC 200T 2017 and prior model years||$1,710||$143|
|Lexus RC 300||$1,970||$164|
|Lexus RC 350||$2,010||$168|
|Lexus RC F||$2,330||$194|
|Lexus RX 350||$1,620||$135|
|Lexus RX 350L||$1,850||$154|
|Lexus RX 450 2021 and prior model years||$2,010||$168|
|Lexus RX 450h||$1,908||$159|
|Lexus RX 450hL||$1,938||$162|
|Lexus RZ 450e||$1,848||$154|
|Lexus UX 200 2022 and prior model years||$1,740||$145|
|Lexus UX 250h||$1,694||$141|
Is Lexus car insurance expensive?
Having an average car insurance cost of $2,066 per year means Lexus insurance costs more than non-luxury models, but fares well when compared to competitors like Audi, Infiniti, and Mercedes Benz.
When compared to the U.S. national average car insurance rate for all vehicles of $1,728, Lexus averages $338 more more per year.
Top competitors to Lexus in the luxury segment include Acura and Infiniti. Average Lexus insurance costs $35 more per year than Acura and $117 less per year than Infiniti.
The chart below compares Lexus to other luxury automakers to see how average car insurance rates rank. Lexus is shown as the first orange bar while other luxury competitors are shown in blue alphabetically.
Based on the chart data, it’s clear that Lexus insurance rates are not the most expensive, but also not the cheapest. Average rates are cheaper than Audi, BMW, Infiniti, and Mercedes-Benz, but more expensive than Acura, Cadillac, and Volvo.
To get a better idea of how Lexus insurance rates compare to both luxury and non-luxury automakers, the table below includes many more brands, including Ford, Chevy, Honda, and Toyota.
The difference column shows how much cheaper or more expensive car insurance costs on average for each brand when compared to Lexus. Green values indicate the comparison brand is cheaper than Lexus, while red values mean that the average cost of car insurance for that brand is more expensive than Lexus.
|Automotive Brand||Insurance Cost||Difference|
Having more green values than red values reinforces the fact that Lexus insurance rates are higher than average. However, most red values are luxury brands, which means Lexus insurance cost is favorable when compared to other luxury automakers.
Which Lexus has the cheapest car insurance rates?
For 2023 models, the cheapest Lexus model to insure is the Lexus RX 350, which is a midsize luxury SUV costing $1,620 per year to insure, or around $135 per month. The Lexus UX 250h ranks second at $1,694 per year.
Rounding out the top five cheapest Lexus models to insure are the Lexus NX 250, Lexus NX 350h, and Lexus NX 350. Annual and monthly rates for all cheapest models are shown below.
Top five cheapest 2023 Lexus car insurance rates
- Lexus RX 350 – (midsize luxury SUV) Average annual insurance rate of $1,620 ($135 per month)
- Lexus UX 250h – (small luxury SUV) Average annual insurance rate of $1,694 ($141 per month)
- Lexus NX 250 – (small luxury SUV) Average annual insurance rate of $1,786 ($149 per month)
- Lexus NX 350h – (small luxury SUV) Average annual insurance rate of $1,806 ($151 per month)
- Lexus NX 350 – (small luxury SUV) Average annual insurance rate of $1,818 ($152 per month)
Where can I find cheap Lexus car insurance?
Due to the fact that Lexus is a luxury nameplate, car insurance is going to inevitably be more expensive than a Honda or Chevy. However, many Lexus models actually rank very well for car insurance affordability.
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