Best Tires for a Lexus RX350

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by Steve Huffman

Lexus' mid-size SUV, the RX350, has been one of their best sellers for quite some time. It's very popular, stylish and reliable. Many have been on the road for a long time and are in need of new tires. If your RX350 is due for a new set, consider the following options.

Most RX350 vehicles came equipped with the 225/65R17 size. There are many great options in this size, but one of my favorites is the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza. This tire has been a top seller for many years and is Bridgestone's premium SUV tire. It offers excellent all-season traction, a quiet and comfortable ride and comes with a 65,000-mile treadlife warranty.

Some RX350s came with 235/60R18 tires. If your vehicle has this size, I would suggest taking a look at the Michelin Primacy MXV4. This is a strong contender in the Grand Touring All-Season category. Like the Bridgestone, it also has a smooth ride, great all-season traction and is offered with a 55,000-mile tread life warranty.

There are a few versions of the vehicle that came with a 235/55R19 tire. Options in this size are a little more limited. However, based on what's available in this size, I'd recommend the Yokohama Parada Spec-X. The tire combines impressive looks and confident handling with year-round traction in a wide range of weather conditions, including in light snow.

Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza
Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza
Michelin Primacy MXM4
Michelin Primacy MXV4
Yokohama Parada Spec-X
Yokohama Parada Spec-X


To view all options for your Lexus RX350, shop by vehicle.

Comments on Best Tires for a Lexus RX350

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by BarryMiller:
I just purchased a 2008 Lexus RX350AWD with terrible road noise. Looking for quiet replacement tire. I prefer Michelins and was looking at the Primacy MXV4. My specified tires are 235/55-18. The Primacy MXV4 is only offered in 235/60-18 which is the specified size for 2010 and up RX350's. Would this tire be best for my 2008 or is there a different "quiet" tire you would recommend in the 55 size over the Primacy in the 60 size. My wheels are 18x7.0 versus 18x 7.5 on the newer models. Thanks, Barry
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Barry, 235/60R18 is not a confirmed size for your vehicle. However, if you're looking for a quiet tire in that size, take a look at the Goodyear Assurance ComortTred Touring or Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tire-brand.jsp?affiliate=TZ4
Monday, August 11, 2014 by Larry:
I compared survey results for Bridgestone Alenza and Continental Cross Contact LX20. The Continental scored higher so I am confused and wondering why I should choose the Brisgestone Alenzas for my Lexus RX 350 with 225/65R17?
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 by Terry Gibson:
I have a 2011 Lexus RX 350 and I want to get a set of tires with the most bang for my buck, still get a very comfortable ride. What do you suggets
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Terry, if you have the 235/55R19 option, the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia or Pirelli Scorpion Verde A/S are your best bests. If you have the 235/60R18, then the General Grabber HTS or Firestone Destination LE 2 are good options to consider. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tire-brand.jsp?affiliate=TZ4
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Larry, the CrossContact LX20 is a great choice for your RX 350. The Alenza offered good characteristics, too, but it's been discontinued in that size.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 by Edi:
Hi guys
A tires dealer recommends me 245-60R18 MICHELIN for my Lexus RX-350 2011 FWD because it will deliver more stability even original specifications says 235-60-18.

May it create any problem to the suspension or something else?

A friend of mine told me to contact you because he bought some tires time ago with you and he received an outstanding service from tire rack.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 by eric:
I have the 235/55r19 what would you suggest for a winter tire.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Eric, the most popular seller is the Bridgestone Blizzak. It sells in this size for $167 each. If I can assist, please email me at marshall@tirerack.com.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Edi, this wider tire would likely provide more stability, however these vehicles have extremely tight clearances against the strut and we do not like to deviate from the factory sizing.
Monday, September 22, 2014 by Steve:
I have a 2009 RX 350 with 235/55R18 Goodyears. It's time to replace them. What is the best for road noise and overall value? Currently considering Michelin Premier and Bridgestone (unknown description).
Thursday, September 25, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Steve, one of the most popular sellers for this vehicle is the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia which is currently sold at $169/ea. It tends to be one of the best value brand name tires offered in the size. http://bit.ly/1sZv0LX
Friday, October 17, 2014 by Roberta Hayden:
I desperately need a snow tire for my 2011 AWD Lexus RX350, it preforms poorly on ice/snow. I don't mind switching out tires in the spring if that is what it takes to be safe. I am very disappointed in the performance of my Lexus in bad weather. This is my 4th SUV and no other have performed so poorly.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Roberta, the most popular winter tire we offer for the Lexus is the Bridgestone Blizzak. In the 235/60R18 size, it sells currently for $161 per tire and is a favorite amongst customers. Like all snow tires, it is designed to be used seasonally and removed in early spring. If I can assist, please let me know. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by Justin :
Hi,
It is time to replace the tires on my RX 350, 2012. Looking for a good set of tires for all year round. What would you recommend?
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Justin, one of the most popular tires we sell for the crossover/SUV market is the Continental Cross Contact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=CrossContact+LX20+with+EcoPlus+Technology&affiliate=BF7
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by Sashi:
I need winter tires and steel Rims for my 2012 Lexus RX 350 ? Please let me know the price and what is the tire? Thanks
Sunday, November 16, 2014 by Bryen Hoffmann:
Just starting to research tires for my 2010 RX350. Still has the original p235/55R19 Dunlops on it with 40K miles. We put low mileage on this vehicle, so looking for tires that are really quiet and handle well in wet New Orleans streets, not worried about high mileage.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Bryen, one of the most popular tires offered in this size is the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus. It is currently priced at $192 and works well in the wet. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Pirelli&tireModel=Scorpion+Verde+All+Season+Plus&affiliate=BF7
Friday, November 21, 2014 by Ron:
So my wife obliterated a tire yesterday hitting a pothole, I need to get all new tires for our 2009 Lexus RX 350. The originals were Michelin Energy 235/55R/18's. I want to get something that is all-season (not exactly a snow tire due to road noise) but something that can handle the northeast snow. Handling and road noise are our biggest concerns. Can you give me a couple of recommendations in the mid-price range?
Saturday, November 22, 2014 by Scott:
Have a 2010 Lexus RX350 with the original Bridgestone tires and 40,000 miles on the vehicle. P235/60R18 size. Live in the Chicagoland area with a rough winter ahead. Always replaced with Michelin tires on previous vehicles but have been suggested to try Yokohama Avid Ascend tires for my RX. Thoughts?
Monday, November 24, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Ron, Two tires that have been very well liked in your size are the Bridgestone Dueler Ecopia EP422 and the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Scott, Both Michelin and Yokohama have good offerings available in this size, however the most popular seller has been the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=CrossContact+LX20+with+EcoPlus+Technology&affiliate=BF7
Thursday, November 27, 2014 by Thipika:
I own a 2010 Lexus RX350 and size 235/55R19. Im looking to get winter tires on them, can I get winter tires that are in the size 235/60R18? Also I'm looking to get rims (either steel or alloy) to go with the winter tires, any suggestions?
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Thipika, Steel wheels are not available for this vehicle, however we do have multiple aluminum options that start at $132 each and currently in stock. If you'd like to go over options, contact marshall@tirerack.com
Monday, December 29, 2014 by Matt Smeltzer:
Just purchased Bridgestone Dueller HL tires for my 2008 Lexus 350. The road noise is terrible. I can barely hear the radio. There is also a slight "shimmy" in the steering wheel. Are these the wrong tires?
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 by Tire Rack Team:
Matt, Which model Dueler HL do you have? Is it the Alenza, Ecopia, or EL400?
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 by Tara Millions:
Wanted to get an "all-weather tire" for my 2007 Lexus RX 350.... my current tire is 255/65R17 & is a Goodyear all-season - can you suggest an all-weather tire?
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by Thelma:
I have a 2010 Lexus RX350. I currently have Michelin Latitude Tour P235/55R19 tires. I'm now at 55,000 miles and I need to replace these tires. Economically, what is a good replacement that will give me the same quality and a smooth ride.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by Tire Rack Team:
Tara, Take a look at the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=CSTAS&affiliate=BF7
Friday, January 16, 2015 by Tire Rack Team:
Thelma, Take a look at the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=CSTAS&affiliate=BF7
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 by Gary:
I need to replace the tires on my 2011 Lexus RX350 (P235/60R18). Not considering the price, which is an overall better tire (and why?) between the Continental LX20 and the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 for this vehicle? Wet traction, hydroplaning, noise, ride, durability, issues after putting on miles, repeat purchase, would all be factors for consideration in no particular ranking order. Thank you!
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 by Tire Rack Team:
Gary, Both of these options are very good choices and survey very closely to one another, however I do believe that the Continental works slightly better as an all season and also has a slightly higher mileage warranty. For that reason it is one of my favorites and most frequent recommendations. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Thursday, February 5, 2015 by Rob:
I have a 2013 RX350 (not AWD) and got a nail in the sidewall of one tire. The car has about 20,000 miles on it. The tire shop says I have to replace all 4 tires and its a factory requirement so they can't just sell me one.
I've heard of AWD cars having a problem with the drive train etc if you don't have matched tires, but do I really need to replace all 4 tires when one is dead?
Friday, February 6, 2015 by Tire Rack Team:
Rob, While it may not be necessary to replace all four tires, we would always suggest a pair at a minimum to make sure that there is no deviation in tread depth between tires on the same axle set. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Saturday, February 21, 2015 by Ive:
I need to replace the 4 tires of my 2007 RX. Tires 235/55R18 I live in the tropics so no snow driving. I'm trying to find the best Michelin and Bridgestone. Can you please advice which model in each brand? Also, is one of the models best than the other? Thanks in advance.
Monday, February 23, 2015 by Gloria:
I need to replace the 4 tires of my2007 RX350. 235/55 R18. Which brand and model do you recommend? I live in the tropics so no snow happens...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by Tire Rack Team:
Ive, One of the highest-rated tires available for the RX falls under the brand preferences you specified. I suggest you take a look at the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=CSTAS&affiliate=BF7
Thursday, February 26, 2015 by Tire Rack Team:
Gloria, Take a look at the Bridgestone Dueler Alenza Plus: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=CSTAS&affiliate=BF7

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