The 10 Most Expensive Lexus Cars You Can Buy


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The Lexus brand was founded in 1983 with a team of engineers, designers and technicians were assigned a secret project that required them to create a luxury car to challenge the very best. Nowadays, Lexus continues to enrich vehicle owners with cutting-edge design and technology by offering a unique range of luxury vehicles in the market.

You may wonder, what are the most expensive Lexus cars you can buy and what are the models that are pricey even for the brand? The Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition is the most expensive Lexus car you can still buy in 2022, although it’s a limited edition that is no longer in production. You can still manage to find one selling privately or from a dealership.

Lexus LX 600 Ultra Luxury and Lexus LC 500 Convertible rank the second and third most expensive respectively and they are still in production for you to get a brand new one. Keep reading to learn the 10 most expensive Lexus vehicles you can buy.

10. Lexus RC 350 F Sport AWD

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Price: $52,555

The Lexus RC350 F Sport is the top model of the Lexus RC range which is different from RC F that falls into the performance vehicle category, ranking the fourth in this article. The RC350 F AWD version costs $52,555 and it comes with the F-Sport package that includes many extra features like G-force display, cool air intake, limited-slip rear differential (RWD version only) etc.

Who is buying these cars, and why are they expensive?

For buyers looking for sports cars with a comfortable driving experience, the RC 350 F does absorb road surface imperfections quite well while remaining settled in the corners. The well-tuned suspension and shift paddles also help involve the driver when they are looking for some excitement when touring down the road.

The F-sport package on RC350 F costs an extra $3,915 than the standard RC350 for drivers who prefer appearance upgrades and some additional features.

9. Lexus RX 450hL Black Line Special Edition

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Price: $57,115

The Lexus RX is maintaining its position as the top-selling Lexus model. The top model of Lexus RX is a hybrid version called the RX450hL and the Black Line Special Edition features an exclusive opulent interior with black seats with white accents and grey stitching, gloss black grille etc. Lexus RX 450hL Black Line Special Edition costs $57,115, which is $4,380 extra compared with a standard RX450hL.

Who is buying these cars, and why are they expensive?

The RX range is so well-equipped with its best value for most buyers. For the driver looking for a midsize SUV and who likes the idea of hybrid fuel economy, the RX450h offers a great choice. The RX 450hL (with the L designation at the end) is for buyers with a large family who prefer the longer, three-row RX version which does cost some extra in addition to the RX450h.

8. Lexus NX 450h+ F Sport Handling AWD

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Price: $57,975

The Lexus NX range is one of the new additions to the Lexus family, it’s positioned between subcompact SUV like UX and the midsize SUV RX. The NX range has many major upgrades under the hood and inside the cabin.

The Lexus NX 450h+ F Sport Handling AWD is the top model in the NX range priced at $57,975 with a plug-in hybrid that adopts the 304 horsepower powertrain along with F Sport-tuned suspension.

Who is buying these cars, and why are they expensive?

For buyer who want a medium SUV to experience next-generation Lexus design, technology and performance. The Lexus NX range definitely offers a great choice for its targeted customers. The NX 450h+ F Sport also comes with the 18.1kWh battery provides an all-electric driving range of up to 37 miles along with the F Sport package which justifies the higher price tag as the top model in the NX range.

7. Lexus GX 460 Luxury

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Price: $66,210

The Lexus GX range offers midsize SUV in three grades: GX 460, GX 460 Premium, and GX 460 Luxury. The Lexus GX 460 Luxury is the top model for the Lexus GX range which costs $66210 with some extra features like a semi-aniline leather interior, a power-folding third-row seat, and adaptive suspension on top of the GX Premium.

Who is buying these cars, and why are they expensive?

For someone who is looking for a midsize SUV with impressive off-capability, a cozy interior that is designed for taking long road trips. The Lexus GX range can be a great option to accommodate these requirements. If you are looking for some extra features like the adaptive suspension with the capability to auto adjust to meet speed conditions, driver input etc. then GX460 Luxury is a more expensive model you should go for.

6. Lexus IS 500 F Sport – Performance Launch Edition

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Price: $68,475

The Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance Launch Edition is priced at $68,475 and it’s the top model of the Lexus IS series. The Performance Launch Edition will be serialized from 1-500 for sale across North America and it has the exclusive incognito exterior color and Ultrasuede trim.

Compared with the standard IS 500 F Sport, the Lunch Edition doesn’t add extra horsepower but it definitely looks cool with the exclusive paint and upmarket interior.

Who is buying these cars, and why are they expensive?

More and more car manufacturers have moved away from naturally aspirated engines and started using turbocharged engines, it’s rare to see naturally aspirated engines on performance vehicles these days. For naturally aspirated lovers, the good news is IS 500 F Sport is still equipped with a power 5.0L V8 engine with 8-speed automatic transmission. The V8 engine is responsive and it sounds raspier, more powerful than the Germans and revs high up to 7,300 RPM. At a price of around $60,000, this is one of the best performance sedans out there.

5. Lexus LS 500 F Sport AWD

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Price: $83,925

The Lexus LS is a full-size luxury sedan series starting from $77,075, the most expensive version of the top of range LS 500 F Sport costs $83,925, which was initially released to the market in 2017.

Lexus LS 500 F Sport AWD comes with an impressively smooth 0–60 acceleration in 4.6 secs along with a sophisticated suspension system to achieve a quiet, comfortable and refined ride. The F sport package on LS 500 provides distinctive exterior sports styling and a luxury interior.

As the flagship luxury sedan of the Lexus brand, LS 500 F Sport is equipped with many luxury features such as the clever pattern built into the 28-way power seats, the most interestingly styled door panels in the industry, rear seat entertainment system with 11.6-inche displays that can automatically adjust with your seating position to maintain the optimal viewing angle etc.

Who is buying these cars, and why are they expensive?

For buyers who focus on interior excellence or a relaxing back seat to help families experience pure comfort, LS 500 F Sport is a perfect choice for these buyers. The car is also equipped with a powerful engine and perfected for a smooth ride.

Given the top-notch build quality especially for the expensive interior plus the strong powertrain with soothing performance, it justifies a price tag at $83,925 for Lexus LS 500 F Sport.

4. Lexus RC F Fuji Speedway Edition

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Price: $102,170

The Lexus RC F series are Lexus performance vehicles starting at $66,945, the top of range performance coupe RC F Fuji Speedway Edition costs $102,170 and is limited to just 60 units produced each year.

But don’t get confused between Lexus RC F and Lexus RC 350 F sport, the former is a performance vehicle that comes with a powerful 5-Litre V8 engine with 0-60 mph in 3.95 secs, while the latter is the RC 350 with F Sport Package which mostly provide cosmetic upgrades like mesh spindle grille, badging and alloy wheels. RC F Fuji Speedway Edition is a limited track edition of RC F.

Who is buying these cars, and why are they expensive?

RC F Fuji Speedway Edition is mainly designed for those drivers who prefer more track focused tuning plus aggressive styling. Some collectors may also be interested in RC F Fuji Speedway Edition due to the limited examples produced.

On top of the standard Lexus RC F, the Fuji Speedway Edition has managed to shave 177 pounds of mass from the car by way of extensive use of carbon fiber e.g. carbon fiber fixed rear wing which helps further improve 0-60 mph time.

Besides paying a lot for carbon fiber, the Brembo carbon-ceramic brake rotors, lightweight 19-inch alloy wheels, a titanium exhaust and two Alcantara trimmed seats are all rocketing the price up to $102,170 by comparing with a standard RC F.

3. Lexus LC 500 Convertible

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Price: $102,175

The Lexus LC series costs between $94,125 to $102,175 for the top model LC 500 Convertible which comes with a 471 horsepower 5.0-L V8 engine and features a retuned Sport S+ drive mode.

Besides the exceptional performance, the LC 500 Convertible is also equipped with many luxury features such as an advanced climate system that can adapt to the driver’s body temperature in real time and a world-class audio system.

Who is buying these cars, and why are they expensive?

In the sports car world that is obsessed with horsepower and lap times, Lexus LC 500 seems to have a unique position in the market, it isn’t the fastest vehicle with aggressive track performance. Maybe Lexus is using LC500 to target more diverse customers who want a performance car that looks undeniably attractive while having decent horsepower and a comfortable driving experience.

The interior of LC500 is made of top-notch materials and it’s a wonderful place to be especially for a long journey. The “Lexus’s Climate Concierge with Upper Body Heating is exclusive for LC 500 Convertible only providing ultimate comfort to the driver regardless of the oncoming winds. Combining the decent performance and the luxury features, LC 500 Convertible is the third most expensive Lexus car that you can buy in the market.

2. Lexus LX 600 Ultra Luxury

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Price: $127,345

The Lexus LX prices range from $88,245 to $127,345 for the top of range SUV LX 600 Ultra Luxury which promises off-road capabilities and backseat massages.

LX 600 Ultra Luxury is built with a suite of enhanced off-road technologies such as Multi-Terrain Select and Active Height control along with a powerful engine to push the boundaries of capability. At the same time, the passengers in the backseat can still enjoy a massage function and the entertainment system includes two 11.4 inch screens.

Who is buying these cars, and why are they expensive?

The Lexus LX 600 Ultra Luxury is designed for customers who really want their car to have valet and curb appeal, and it also presents a prestige SUV look even while it’s in the parking space. For customers looking for a comfortable and smooth off-road experience while also enjoying the most powerful engine that features a twin-turbocharged V6 with 409 horsepower to elevate performance on every road.

But the refinement worthy of this Lexus flagship plus the incredible performance does cost a fortune making LX 600 Ultra Luxury the second most expensive Lexus car.

1. Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition (the matte black version)

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Price: $465,000

Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition is an extraordinary supercar with just 25 examples delivered to the US (out of 64 built ever built by Lexus). The Nürburgring Package is really special because the tweaks were mainly guided by the chief test driver and the chief test engineer of Toyota: Hiromu Naruse. The Nürburgring Package was his final project.

On top of the standard LFA, the Nürburgring edition cars built with an engine included reduced-friction components to provide 11 extra horsepower, lightweight BBS wheels, aerodynamic aids and track focused tuning.

When Lexus LFA was launched back in 2011, the standard LFA was priced around $375,000 and well into the $400,000 range. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the LFA Nürburgring Edition is $445,000 for black, white and orange colors, while the matte black version sold for $465,000. Combining all these factors, LFA Nürburgring Edition (the matte black version) is the most expensive Lexus car ever built.

Who is buying these cars, and why are they expensive?

LFA was initially built with an intention to showcase the performance capabilities of Toyota Motor Corporation and the Lexus brand. Most of the LFA Nürburgring Edition owners were those drivers who prioritize track driving performance over badge loyalty, and they are usually multi-time buyers. Some of the savvy collectors who prefer to own rare and unique cars were also the buyers of LFA Nürburgring Edition.

Now in 2022, more than a decade since its launch, if you are lucky enough, you may still find a brand-new standard Lexus LFA if you live in America from the dealer. But for the Nürburgring Edition especially in the matte back, you may never have a chance to own a brand new one because there are only 13 out of 500 examples of LFA were in matte black (9K4) and only one built with Nürburgring package in America.

So if you ever want to own an LFA Nürburgring Edition in matte black, the only chance is to go for an auction (if it would become available for auction one day). Just a heads up, even a standard LFA sold for $808,000 in 2021, so you may expect a higher price tag for the Nürburgring Edition especially when it’s in matte black.

Summary

We hope you enjoyed reading our list of the most expensive Lexus cars you can still buy today.

We enjoyed putting this list together and we’re keen to take all of them out for a test drive, especially the most exclusive car ever built by Lexus – LFA Nürburgring Edition.

Here’s a quick recap of the 10 most expensive Lexus cars in the world:

  1. Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition (matte black) – $465,000
  2. Lexus LX 600 Ultra Luxury – $127,345
  3. Lexus LC 500 Convertible – $102,175
  4. Lexus RC F Fuji Speedway Edition – $102,170
  5. Lexus LS 500 F Sport – $83,925
  6. Lexus IS 500 F Sport – $68,475
  7. Lexus GX 460 Luxury – $66,210
  8. Lexus NX 450h+ F Sport Handling – $57,975
  9. Lexus RX 450hL Special Edition – $57,115
  10. Lexus RC 350 F Sport – $52,555

Eric Lyons

Eric is a subject-matter expert on the world's most expensive luxuries and collectibles. He has explored thousands of luxuries and collectibles over the past few years and now brings them to readers around the world.

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