2011 Lexus RX 450h Reviews& Test Drives – Green Car Reports

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Lexus RX 450h

2011 Lexus RX 450h Review

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The 2011 Lexus RX 450h may be the attraction of the most popular in the entire Lexus line. Now in its generation, the RX mid-size crossover vehicle has become the de facto for upscale suburban families.

Its model adds a suitably conscience to this otherwise heavy luxury family Just don’t expect to recognize that it’s a unless they’re in the know; from some badges and it looks just like RX models.

On the other hand, the front-wheel-drive of the RX 450h is rated by the EPA at 32 mpg city, 28 mpg for a combined overall rating of 30 (The numbers drop to 30 mpg 28 mpg highway, and 29 mpg combined if you add all-wheel-drive.)

That’s far better than its RX 350 gas though of course any possibility of will depend on the miles you and how long you keep the car.

Lexus RX 450h

The shared with its simpler Highlander Hybrid sibling, is of a 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to the Synergy Drive system. system uses a pair of motor-generators in an electronic continuously transmission, meaning that the RX is variously powered by electricity (at low speeds under gentle the gasoline engine alone, or a of the two. The motor-generators variously the car

and recharge the nickel-metal-hydride battery located under the rear

If you want all-wheel-drive, Lexus a third electric motor to the rear wheels. This is a designed for muddy suburban fields and snowy driveways, not hardy off-roading. The rear motor is designed to shut off if load rises above a threshold, to avoid damaging

That carries at least the possibility that the all-wheel-drive vanish just when needed most.

As a five-seat luxury family the RX offers ample accommodation for adults, dramatic interior and the requisite amounts of leather, trim, and comfort features. slightly more drivetrain in the hybrid RX than the standard though never enough to the driver from awareness to

The 2011 Lexus RX 450h is an Top Safety Pick, with 10 and a host of interesting technology including a Pre-Collision system cinches down the safety if it senses an impending accident. lighting that swivels to what’s around corners is and a heads-up display for basic like speed works well.

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Lexus RX 450h
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