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Lexus RX400h

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Auto Ten Point Test rating: 77%

a luxury SUV with “green” The Lexus RX400h has laid to this territory thanks to its of petrol engine and two electric

There’s no doubt it is a classy vehicle but what’s it like to

Auto Trader editor Higgins got behind the wheel for a of hybrid driving.

1. Looks

Lexus’s cars don’t stand out: they are about discreet elegance “look-at-me” bling. But the RX400 is one of the easily-identifiable and best-looking SUVs on the Like its prestige SUV rival, the Cayenne, the RX400 has a very stance and a coupe-like profile lends it a very modern

Lexus is the first to admit the facelifted RX400 doesn’t look very different its predecessor. The main changes are a front grille, and integrated fog lights, but many won’t the difference.

2. Looks inside

The RX400h doesn’t disappoint you get inside. The interior lives up to its tag with cream leather a feeling of roominess while the from the previous model has replaced by aluminum. The information is simple to read and the central flanked by vertical air vents, is and stylish.

Go for the top SE-L trim or sat-nav as an option on the SE grade and you can information on the Hybrid Synergy system via the same monitor.

3. Practicality 7/10

The Lexus is both roomy and practical. is plenty of room for drivers, and possessions plus a 439 litre accessed by a power tailgate. you would expect on a luxury

4. Ride and Handling 7/10

tend to have a comfortable while being let down by the This stylish vehicle have a 4#215;4 system but be surprised to find many employing that off-road. It fine on the tarmac and the ride up to the luxury image.

5. Performance 8/10

There’s weedy about this machine, with 269bhp it to cover 0-62mph in 7.6 seconds, the top speed standing at 124mph. The comes from a 3.3-litre V6 engine, coupled with motors back and front. The car can run on power alone at slower with the petrol engine into life when or a little more speed is The silent nature of electric driving is a little disconcerting to with and it is worth keeping an eye out for unwary pedestrians who may not have your approach

6. Running 7/10

Lexus RX400h

If you travel into during peak hours the hybrid power source save you having to cough up for the charge. The 192g/km of carbon it creates land it in tax bracket F, and an bill of £190 a year. The returns an average of 34.9mpg, not bad for an but may surprise some simply on its “green” credentials. Some argued that while the hybrid is more economical purely petrol models, models

7. Reliability 8/10

Lexus’ is legendary. However, this RX400h has only been since 2005 so it’s a too early to say whether it will any problems. There’s nothing in the build quality to suggest it

8. Safety 7/10

Lexus has put safety features including brakes, traction control and stability control under one system #8211; the Vehicle Integrated System. Other safety features include front lights which to the steering. If the worst comes to the there are nine airbags driver’s knee airbag to you in one piece.

9. Equipment 9/10

Lexus up to its reputation for ensuring even models come with of goodies as standard. There are grades to choose from: RX SE and SE-L. All models feature climate control, cruise rear privacy glass, alloy wheels and a six disc CD.

Go for an SE and you will get automatic headlamps and leather upholstery, heated seats and Lexus’s Adaptive Light System which swivels headlights for improved through bends. Go for the SE-L and you will also get the Lexus DVD navigation system with park assist monitor and 11 Mark Levinson hi-fi.

10. X-Factor 8/10

The luxury SUV boasts a few good-looking cars, but one has a hybrid engine. Some argue that while greener than its rivals, a SUV is still not a very green Whichever your view, is the main feature which the Lexus 400h from its

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