2012 Lexus RX 450h

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Lexus RX 450h

2012 Lexus RX 450h

Lexus RX hybrid variety was released into the market about six years back, and this gave the people the relief of finding a fuel-efficient luxury SUV. Since then, there have been several competitors, but this one still remains the best of its kind. The latest version is the RX 450h released after the 350 version.

This one has the characteristics of any other hybrid variety with several extra advantages.

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However, this one is has a major disadvantage with its high pricing even through people prefer it for its fuel saving factor. When compared to its counterparts like Porsche Cayenne Hybrid and Volkswagen variety, this one is comparatively low priced.

Engine Performance

V6 engine has become a standard requirement for a crossover vehicle and Lexus has stood to the challenge with a 3.5 L engine with add on electric motors.

For that extra power, the front wheel drive has been controlled with two motors, one as a started and the other for force. In the AWD version, there is another motor too to control the rear wheels. The total power output is 295hp expelled though continuous variable transmission.

The acceleration from 0-60 was gained in 7.5 seconds. The vehicle also has a high fuel economy level at 32 mpg in city, 28 in highway and 30 on a combined level for the FWD and the levels are a little low for AWD, but considerably good.

This Lexus model is a five-seater luxury drive car and comes in two versions, FWD and AWD. The exterior is power packed with 18 inch allow wheels, fog lamps, light sensitive mirrors, keyless entry, highly technical steering wheel and automated climate controls.

There are several options like the Premium pack option where the car comes with leather upholstery, sunroof, iPod interaction, driver-seat memory, armrest for the rear seat and much more. There is another option known as the Comfort package, which has wipers with rain sensing capacity, heated front seats, advanced audio system and xenon headlights.

Lexus RX 450h

The Luxury package is the best with 19-inch alloy wheels, power controlled mirrors, leather seating, side cameras, leather finished steering wheel and LED headlights. The navigation system comes with real time traffic data and voice control mechanism. You can even add up individual options like park assist, upgraded stereo system, better entertainment system in the rear seat and better cruise control.

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This one is a middle range luxury SUV but the interiors give an extra rich look with the great cabin material used in the interior. The perfect combination of wood and leather along with the top rated Mark Levinson audio make the finishing lines of a perfectly crafted luxury SUV.

The navigation system has a remote touch interface and has a better controller with advanced options. The navigation system used in this vehicle has been rater better than the other competing systems. This SUV is the best loved by the rear passenger with its reclining feature.

There are no compromises made with the cargo space though.

The normal safety factors like anti disc brakes, stability control, airbags, side curtain air bags and even knee bags are included in the 2012 Lexus RX 450h too. Safety Connect is a good add on which has accident notification, theft locator and emergency button. Pre-collision system is an optional add-on whereby the seat belts tighten and brake assist is turned on automatically in case of an unavoidable collision.

The vehicle scored four stars in the government crash test for the frontal and side bags and five cars for overall protection. Roof strength and impacts have been marked ‘Good’ by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests. The braking is also good with an acceptable 127 feet on 60mph.

Lexus RX 450h
Lexus RX 450h
Lexus RX 450h
Lexus RX 450h
Lexus RX 450h
Lexus RX 450h
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