2006 Lexus RX400h(Hybrid) Review

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Lexus RX400h

2006 Lexus RX400hReview


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MODEL: Lexus RX400h

. 3.3-liter DOHC V6 plus and rear electric drive

HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 208 hp @ 5600 rpm/212 @ 4400 rpm

TRANSMISSION . Continuously

WHEELBASE: 106.9 in.

LENGTH x x HEIGHT: 186.2 x 72.6 x in.

TIRES: 235/55R18 all-season

VOLUME: 84.7 cu. ft.

ECONOMY: 31 mpg mpg highway/21.4 mpg test

PRICE . (includes $650 delivery, and handling fee)

While the Lexus RX400h is a Lexus in luxury, fittings and it has some disconcerting features on by its being a hybrid. Yes, the RX400h is a hybrid mid-size utility vehicle.

The main is a 3.3-liter double overhead cam V6 rated at 208 hp, relatively low for an engine of size. But the engine is supplemented by motors driving both the and rear wheels when This dual power is supposed to result in better economy. Not in our case. We averaged mpg in our test, which was outside the EPA for the vehicle.

We did a lot of urban and suburban driving the advantage of extended highway but this is supposed to be good for which use primarily electric at lower speeds. I’m not what the problem was. Our economy numbers were for the Lexus RX in general (rated at mpg), but I felt it would be in the hybrid.

On the other side of the here is an abundance of power in the Sure, the gasoline engine is but the combination of it and the electric motors excellent performance. We weren’t to leave rubber strips, but we did the acceleration. I felt that didn’t match the power.

There was an excess of lean on cornering. In addition, the front didn’t offer a lot of side so if I was pushing it on a winding road I had to on for dear life.

The most feature about the 400h, is with the start-up procedure. You in and turn the ignition key and – You have to look at the bottom of the gauge (which replaces the to see a light that says, to know you’re working. A few later the gasoline engine but you can take off quickly using electric.

In my case, I have to click in my belt, etc. so it takes a after I turn on the engine I can drive away, so it didn’t for me.

That was the main instrumentation between the 400h and a standard RX, the of a tachometer. There is a power that lets you know how electric power you’re It isn’t digital and doesn’t numbers, just a needle creeps up the meter when using the electric motors.

In my it was relatively useless.

I love instrument panels. They’re black-on-white gauges with red And when you turn the car on, they put on a and light display that’s (okay, I lead a dull

Up front there were two outlets. The center console two cupholders, but they were when they weren’t in There’s a nice tray in of the console.

Both the tray and could be eliminated for a pass-through to the seats or to create 6-passenger

There’s good rear that isn’t impeded by pockets in the backs of the front

The rear seats fold to provide added carrying that grows to an impressive cubic feet.

We had a smart wheel with audio and switches.

In addition, the 400h has a navigation system screen was able to find my street and

The HVAC system was excellent dual heated seats. For we had an excellent audio system AM/FM/CD and cassette players.

I the styling of the RX400h, although people don’t like it. The RX, with the Infiniti and Lexus SUVs, are edgy and sleek.

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