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
RZ 450e2022 >TBCTBC
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 350h2023 >235/60 R19 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi 235/60 R19 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi
RX 350h2023 >235/50 R21 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi 235/50 R21 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi
RX 450h+2023 >235/60 R19 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi 235/60 R19 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi
RX 450h+2023 > 235/50 R21 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi 235/50 R21 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi
RX 500h2023 > 235/50 R21 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi 235/50 R21 / 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
RX 450h2016 -2022235/65 R18 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi235/65 R18 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi
RX 450h2016 – 2022235/55 R20 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi235/55 R20 / 2.3 bar or 33 psi
RX 450h L2018 – 2022235/65 R18 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi235/65 R18 / 2.5 bar or 36 psi
RX 450h L2018 – 2022235/55 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

53 comments

  1. Hi. Interesting page. Bought bk17 vuh this uear & was absolutely thrilled with everything. Averaging 66 plus mpg regularly. Took it for a Lexus 30 000 service & they changed 3 of the tyres. I agree that it came with different tyres to those on the doorpost, bur mpg now struggling to make 62. Out of pocket, angry & confused. Please could you advise correct tyres & psi’s . Service cost nearly £1000 & car £17000, all spent to save fuel in current climate!

  2. Hi, I have a Lexus is300h 2019, unfortunately my wife has a back problem and finds the ride in the car uncomfortable with they tyres inflated to 35psi. As it is only her and I (combined weight 22 stone) that travel in the car is it safe to reduce the tyre pressure to 28psi? I ask because I have done this and she finds the ride much better. If I can do this it would be great because I do not want to get rid of this lovely car!
    Thanks Gerry,

    1. Hello Gerry,
      Thanks for your question.
      Unfortunately, we can only advise using the specified tyre pressure for this vehicle.
      Many thanks.

  3. Hello I have a 2012 Lexus is 250 F sport gu12 yvx. What are the correct tyre pressures for this vehicle please? Everywhere I look it’s different.
    Thanks.
    Michael

    1. Hello Michael, thanks for your question.

      The correct tyre pressures for this vehicle, when travelling at 100mph or less are:
      -35 psi for the front wheels
      -38 psi for the rear wheels

      Thanks.

  4. Hello! I have a 2016 Lexus NX300H. Based on my research i’ve filled up the tire pressure to 32 psi but the low tire pressure light is still on. What’s the correct tire pressure for this vehicle?

    Thanks in advance,
    Charles

    1. Hello Charles, thanks for your question.

      Please provide your Vehicle Registration so that we can look into this.

      Thanks.

  5. Hello! I have a 2017 Lexus CT200H UK model. What’s the correct tire pressure for this vehicle in normal season and what’s the correct pressure on winter season.

    Thanks and Regards
    Sreelal

    1. Hello Sreelal, thanks for your question.

      Please provide your Vehicle Registration so that we can look into this.

      Thanks.

  6. Hi
    I have a lexus 300h 2014 plate, and could you tell me – 225/45 R17 front tyres and 225/45 R17 rear tyres .are standard for my car

  7. What does the squiggle mean before and after the 160 tyre pressure numbers on the info plate on the door jam.
    its confusing….

    does the squiggle before mean up to or more than ?

    1. Hello Simon, thanks for your comment.

      Please may you send us a photo of this on our social media channels, so that we can look into your question.

      You can find us at @LexusUK on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

      Thanks.

  8. Hello, I own Lexus NX 300h registered in 2020 ( LT20SWJ) . Can you advise on the recommended tyre pressure (Front and rear) ? Thank you.

  9. My UX 250h manual gives different tyre pressures for type A or type B tyres. As the size markings on the tyres are the same for both types, how do I know which ones are fitted?

  10. I have a 2012 lexus ct200h and need to know what tyre pressure to have for a trip to wales so car will b laden with luggage and two people! The information on the car door is a bit confusing. Thank u

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