Is Lexus Maintenance Expensive?

2023 Lexus RX

A common question we hear at Lexus of Portland is, “Is Lexus maintenance expensive?” Some Vancouver shoppers considering the purchase of a luxury vehicle like a new Lexus are concerned about what it will cost to keep the vehicle running smoothly for many years to come. Fortunately, the Lexus maintenance cost is significantly more affordable than that of other luxury brands.


Lexus Maintenance Cost Rankings

Kelley Blue Book

In 2014 and 2019, Lexus was at the top of the pack in the 5-Year Cost to Own Best Brand category. Kelley Blue Book looked at factors like projected resale values, insurance and state fees, fuel cost estimates, maintenance and repairs, and more.

Consumer Reports

In a Consumer Reports study from 2017, Lexus ranked #12 out of 32 brands in terms of cost of ownership over time. Lexus ranked better than competing luxury brands like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Jaguar, Volvo, Mini, Porsche, and Acura.


In a 2016 study done by YourMechanic, Lexus was ranked #28 out of the 30 most expensive brands to maintain. Once again, the brand bested competitors BMW, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Jaguar, Volvo, Mini, Porsche, Acura, Land Rover, and Buick. The only brands that performed better than Lexus in the study were its sister brands, Toyota and Scion.

Lexus Warranty Coverage

One of the ways that the automaker keeps the Lexus maintenance cost low is by offering a comprehensive warranty. What is included in the Lexus New Vehicle Warranty?

  • 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)

Keep Your Lexus Running Smoothly with Lexus of Portland

So, is Lexus maintenance expensive? Compared to other luxury brands, Lexus is one of the least expensive brands to maintain. If it is time for your next service appointment near Beaverton and Hillsboro, you can use our online scheduler to set up a time that works for you. Don’t forget about our service specials as well to help you save even more on essential car maintenance.


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    *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).

    Dealership Info

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    • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Sat8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • SunClosed
    Sales Hours:
    • Mon - Sat9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Sun10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Collision Center Hours:
    • Mon - Fri8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    Service Hours:
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    • Sat8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    Lexus of Portland 45.497374, -122.767334.