Lexus tyre pressure and size guide

This Lexus tyre pressure and size guide answers an important factor that has a direct bearing on everything from safety and ride comfort to fuel economy and responsiveness. Different wheel and tyre combinations require different tyre pressures, and these can sometimes alter between the front and rear of the vehicle.

As the only direct connection to the road surface, the tyres of our cars deserve special attention. They should be in damage-free condition and wearing evenly across the breadth of the tyre and around the entire circumference, to a minimum legal tread depth of 1.6 millimetres.

Lexus tyre pressure

Specific tyre sizes and inflation values are not mandated by law but set by each vehicle manufacturer. The tyre sizes specified from the factory and the pressures that Lexus recommends to inflate them will offer the best possible balance in overall performance in normal road conditions with a modest load on board. You will find this information for all current generation models in the table below.

Lexus tyre pressure and size guide

LEXUS MODELYEARFRONT SIZE / PRESSUREREAR SIZE / PRESSURE
UX 250h2018 >215/60 R17 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi215/60 R17 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi
UX 250h2018 >225/50 R18 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi225/50 R18 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi
UX 300e2020 >215/60 R17 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi215/60 R17 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi
UX 300e2020 >225/50 R18 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi225/50 R18 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi
NX 350h2021 >235/60 R18 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi235/60 R18 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi
NX 350h2021 >235/50 R20 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi235/60 R18 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi
NX 450h+2021 >235/60 R18 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi235/60 R18 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi
NX 450h+2021 >235/50 R20 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi235/60 R18 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi
ES 300h2019 >215/55 R17 / 2.4 bar or 35 psi215/55 R17 / 2.4 bar or 35 psi
ES 300h2019 >235/45 R18 / 2.4 bar or 35 psi235/45 R18 / 2.4 bar or 35 psi
ES 300h2019 >235/40 R19 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi235/40 R19 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi
RC F2014 >255/35 R19 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi275/35 R19 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi
LC 5002017 >245/45 R20 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi275/40 R20 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi
LC 5002017 >245/40 R21 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi275/35 R21 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi
LC 500 Convertible2020 >245/45 R20 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi275/40 R20 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi
LC 500 Convertible2020 >245/40 R21 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi275/35 R21 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi
LC 500h2017 >245/45 R20 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi275/40 R20 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi
LC 500h2017 >245/40 R21 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi275/35 R21 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi
RX 450h2016 >235/65 R18 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi235/65 R18 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi
RX 450h2016 >235/55 R20 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi235/55 R20 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi
RX 450h L2018 >235/65 R18 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi235/65 R18 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi
RX 450h L2018 >235/55 R20 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi235/55 R20 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi
LS 500h2018 >245/45 R20 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi245/45 R20 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi
LS 500h2018 >245/45 R20 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi275/40 R20 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi

Recently discontinued models

LEXUS MODELYEARFRONT SIZE / PRESSUREREAR SIZE / PRESSURE
CT 200h2014 – 2017195/65 R15 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi195/65 R15 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi
CT 200h2011 – 2021205/55 R16 / 2.2 bar or 32 psi205/55 R16 / 2.2 bar or 32 psi
CT 200h2011 – 2021215/45 R17 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi215/45 R17 / 2.2 bar or 33 psi
IS 200t2015 – 2017225/40 R18 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi255/35 R18 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi
IS 2502013 – 2015205/55 R16 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi205/55 R16 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi
IS 2502013 – 2015225/45 R17 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi225/45 R17 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi
IS 2502013 – 2015225/40 R18 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi255/35 R18 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi
IS 300h2013 – 2021205/55 R16 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi205/55 R16 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi
IS 300h2013 – 2021225/45 R17 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi225/45 R17 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi
IS 300h2013 -2021225/40 R18 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi255/35 R18 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi
NX 200t2015 – 2017225/60 R18 / 2.2 bar or 32 psi225/60 R18 / 2.2 bar or 32 psi
NX 300h2014 – 2017225/65 R17 / 2.4 bar or 35 psi225/65 R17 / 2.4 bar or 35 psi
NX 300h2014 – 2021225/60 R18 / 2.2 bar or 32 psi225/60 R18 / 2.2 bar or 32 psi
RC 200t2015 – 2017235/40 R19 / 2.4 bar or 35 psi265/35 R19 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi
RC 300h2015 – 2021235/45 R18 / 2.4 bar or 35 psi265/35 R19 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi
RC 300h2015 – 2021235/40 R19 / 2.4 bar or 35 psi265/35 R19 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi
RX 200t2016 – 2017235/65 R18 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi235/65 R18 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi
RX 200t2016 – 2017235/55 R20 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi235/55 R20 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi

What if my Lexus is not listed here?

If you have a previous generation model, the recommended size and Lexus tyre pressure values for your vehicle will either be listed on the door jamb around the B-pillar (see example below), on the inside of the glove box, or in the owner’s manual.

Lexus tyre pressure

Please note that if your vehicle is fully laden or will be used for sustained high-speed driving, the Lexus tyre pressure values will need to be increased.
Specific information on this is also shown in the same locations listed above.

Learn more: Lexus tyre FAQs
Learn more: Winter driving advice by Lexus

18 comments

  1. Interesting article regarding tyre pressures. However the query I would like to raise is that we know tyre pressure is proportional to temperature (basic law of thermodynamics) so when Lexus says my tyre pressure for my ES300 is 2.4bar when the tyre is cold ……. What temperature is cold as referred to in the user manual? Do I adjust the tyre pressures and for say when the air temperature of cold tyre is 25 deg C and readjust when air temp goes to 3 deg as in winter to compensate ….Your advice please …

    1. Hello Julian,
      Thank you for contacting us.
      We can only advise that you follow the owners manual advice and set the tyre pressures to the owners manual settings before the tyres/brakes generate to much heat.
      Thanks.

  2. I have bought 2021 es 300h sports edition with 19 inch alloy rim , due to damadge i change rim to 8.5j and want to use 245 r 19 40 , is it ok to use in front and back thanks

    1. Hello Imran,
      Thank you for contacting us.
      We would recommend taking your vehicle to your nearest Lexus Centre.
      They can provide any necessary recommendations or repairs.
      Thanks.

  3. The tyre warning light has come up on in my Lexus UX I have checked the tyre pressure and it is correct. I also do not have a flat.
    Can you help
    Thanks

    1. Hello Shelly, thanks for your comment.

      In the colder weather, the air in your tyres can compress which may sometimes confuse the TMPS slightly. In most cases, the pressure will right itself once you begin driving as the temperature of the tyre increases.
      Keep an eye on it on your next journey, if the light remains on then your local Lexus Centre can take a look at this for you.

      Thanks.

  4. Odd that you haven’t included the standard UK measurement of PSI rather than the BAR rating. This is unfamiliar to many but worse nearly all service station air pumps are calibrated in PSI. Can you please alter the information to assist UK based drivers. Thank you.

    1. Hello Jo,
      Thank you for your feedback.
      This has been passed on and the blog will be altered to included PSI very soon.
      In the mean time, can we assist you in finding the correct tyre pressure for your Lexus?
      Thanks.

  5. I have a 2021 lexus Tukuni with tyres bridgestone 225/60R 18 100H….what pressure do I put in? I have been told so many different psi by my petrol station and by lexus showroom.
    Confused. Com
    One told me 32 psi and the other has told me 48psi

    1. Hello Dee,
      Thank you for your question.
      Please provide your vehicle registration and we will look into this for you.
      Thanks.

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