2008 Lexus RX 400h Test Drive and Review & New SUV Review & 2008 Lexus RX 400h Crossover…

22 Jun 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on 2008 Lexus RX 400h Test Drive and Review & New SUV Review & 2008 Lexus RX 400h Crossover…

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Improved fuel economy.

levels of quiet.


New 2010 RX is right around the #8211; so there#8217;s no 2009 RX

Staid styling.


price $42,080 (FWD)/$43,480

Engine: 3.3 liter V6 gas engine front and rear electric

208 bhp @ 5600 rpm (gas); 165 bhp @ 4500 rpm electric); 67 bhp @ 4610 rpm (rear

Torque: 212 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm 262 lb-ft @ 0-1500 rpm; 96 @ 0-610 rpm

Curb Weight: (FWD) #8211; 4,365

Lexus RX400h

Fuel Economy: 27 mpg city/24 mpg mpg combined (FWD); 26/24/25

Wheelbase: 106.9#8221; Vehicle 187.2#8221; Width: 72.6#8221; 66.1#8221; Ground Clearance:

Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 8 years/70,000 miles powertrain/8 miles hybrid battery

Cargo: 85 cubic feet 38.3 cubic feet

Electronically controlled continuously automatic transmission

Guide – 2008 Lexus RX

Originally introduced as a 2005 the Lexus RX 400h finishes out its successful run this year as a model. Available with drive (base price or all-wheel drive (base $43,480) and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). I drove a FWD model that priced out at including a $1,840 DVD rear entertainment system, 18#8221; (#495), heated front rain-sensing wipers and headlamp ($645), the Premium Plus ($2,060) and the Navigation/Mark Levinson package ($4,130).

RX 400h is very closely to stable mate RX 350, in all but powertrain and packaging. It#8217;s not to get a base level hybrid #8211; Lexus has packaged the powertrain with a ton of other features, which pushes the of entry higher than it otherwise be. So, if your idea is to the cost of stepping up to luxury fuel savings, you#8217;d have another idea.

Which is not to say that the powertrain doesn#8217;t work well it does. The 400h is rated to 27 mpg city/24 mpg highway/25 mpg combined, the 350 comes in at 18/23/20. Driving the involves no sacrifices in terms of With a 3.3 liter V6 plus drive motors working the crossover performs admirably maybe better than the 350.

And the already quiet RX becomes silent at low speeds and at a stop, the gas engine shuts down and the motor provides locomotion.

But don#8217;t fool yourself this is no economy car. is a $40,000 or $50,000 luxury (depending on how many boxes you and it coddles its occupants with regard for the little people So you can soothe your conscience, and ride in the lap of luxury #8211; remind your friends it#8217;s a hybrid.

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