HEELS ON WHEELS: 2010 Lexus RX 450h Review

11 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on HEELS ON WHEELS: 2010 Lexus RX 450h Review


The Lexus RX 450h crossover SUV is of refinement and luxury, but with a spin. The standard creature are many #8211; a few favorites the automatic tilting side mirrors for reverse parking, walnut trim accents and the to electronically customize functions and light settings) upon through Lexus Personalized (LPS) #8211; and engine is yet powerful.

I drove a 5-door 2010 RX 450h (Hybrid) with drive powered by the Atkinson-cycle V6 engine combined with a electric motor. The gas engine produces 245-horspepower #8211; with the electric you get 295-horsepower and a that goes 0-60 in 7.8 seconds. Base price for the RX is $42,685 for FWD and $44,275 for AWD.

That sounds do-able you study the price tags on the packages, which easily add to $20k on the base price. The are incredibly loaded, however, as the second-row dual-DVD screens behind the front seat or the upgraded 15-speaker Mark surround-sound audio system.


But Comfortable Results: The RX 450h is not on style: leather 3-setting seats; standard 10-way power seating; Bluetooth headlamp washers; and a dash emits a new organic light calls this higher white the Organic Light Diode).

Reliability Safety Factor: One of the standard safety systems in the RX is the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated (VDIM), which governs the handling systems including anti-lock brakes (ABS), Stability Control (VSC) and Control (TRAC). Basically, issues are detected sooner and in a swifter manner. The RX 450h features Electronic brake (EBS); Dual-stage airbags; and safety belts with or force limiters, among standard safety features.

Issues: Like nay luxury the vehicle becomes increasingly desirable with additional However, at a base of $42,685, you can be satisfied with those creature comforts. But note in of a money-saving hybrid, the 450h fit the bill.

Activity Performance Ability: makes the RX 450h stand out its siblings (350 and 400) is it delivers the same impressive but carries the most weight. And as a it … up the least amount of gas in the no matter how you drive it. You#8217;ll want to opt for AWD, as the FWD transmission save you but 1-mpg.The 450h has a fun electronically controlled continuously transmission (ECVT) with modes.

There are a lot of other cold-weather condition pluses, such as washers combined with the Front-Lighting System (AFS) to guide you into a turn.

The Concern: The RX 450h is a Super Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) 70% fewer smog emissions its conventionally-powered competitors. During a of testing in typical driving (traffic, highway and around driving), the 450h retained less than estimated or 25.5-mpg versus the claimed for FWD. There is an Eco gage in the panel that uses a to show when the vehicle is in or power mode.

Also, you have a little light that tells you you#8217;re driving green.


If in the market for a and secure crossover SUV, the Lexus RX 450h will your bad-weather performance, convenience and green driving #8211; however, be prepared for a tag that could reach when fully loaded.

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