Lexus RX 400h Review | The Truth About Cars

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Lexus RX 400h Review

it’s often said you be all things to all people, someone to tell Toy Yoda. While GM, and The Dodge Boys are still to gentrify their rough-and-ready into cultured outdoorsmen urbanites abandon their Wellingtons), the Japanese automaker a light saber to traditional SUV sliced them into and built a vehicle appealing to single [up]market segment at the time. No question: the force is this one. Powerful it is

Ironically, the RX 400h is not Lexus’ cohesive design. From it resembles a baby elephant: all and a tiny, short body. the side, the strangely kinked and double quarter-windows are a self-conscious to give the standard SUV box some horizontality. The blacked-out rear spoiler proclaims sport, the nanodetailed LED taillights say insect. The RX aesthetic appeal resides in the like the gorgeously crafted headlights and backlit company in all four doorsills. And, we forget, there’s the ultimate of honor: the little ‘h’ on the badge proclaiming your to use less fossil fuel, the globe cool and avoid red (providing there’s a suitable option).

Inside, the SUV’s interior has Feng Shui’d to Infiniti– and Call it contemporary classic: a blend of supple leather, touch plastics and precise switchgear. Give the RX’ piano wood console lid a tiny push; watch it open with all the silky of a US Treasury vault. Have a with the precisely dampened Notice the heated seat are infinitely adjustable– with It’s easy to obsess Lexus’ attention to detail; have. From the RX 400h’s electroluminescent gauges, to the way the rear gently whir into everything that could be to comfort its occupants has. blissfully, nothing more.

The first thing you notice you turn the RX 400h’s key is silence. All the are at attention, awaiting orders. The engine lays dormant. You Drive, put your foot and golf cart away– the slightest judder to rattle the At some point (approximately internal combustion occurs and you Now I could explain that the RX combines a 3.3-liter V6 with two electric drive motor-generators near the front and rear and a battery pack, using a gear set and generator to route from/back to the motors to discharge the batteries. But all you really need to is that Lexus’ clean SUV has a powerplant (or three) that’s as and seamless as a Hollywood evening


Just be careful where you aim the The RX 400h’s electric power is lighter than diet to the point where the big L embossed on the is as good a guide to your direction as any tactile information though the speed-sensitive steering By the same token, the RX 400h’s set-up is aimed squarely at commuters; as a lateral G-force the RX 400h makes a terrific cruiser. Saying that, to its low-ish ride height, the RX has less of the traditional SUV’s fishing feel around and over undulations. Sports-oriented conscious drivers (did I say that?) can console themselves plenty of tri-powered oomph. The RX sprints from 0 to 60mph in 6.9 not bad for a 4365-pound soft roader.

Which is what, exactly? As the Lexus website admits, RX drivers are best advised to any unseemly mud plugging (Batteries are no for boulders). Which still the RX 400h with enough to challenge Sybil’s therapist. Gas Ease up and enjoy double the of virtually all your SUV driving Feeling frisky? Whip all the motors into one cohesive effort. Dinner at eight? off the dirt and sashay in style. dropping in for a meeting? Stack the cargo bay with business Surprise snowstorm? Keep on on with all-wheel-drive and stability (with snow tires Perfect day? Simply in the comfort and silence of your whip. The RX 400h does it and does it well.

In short, the RX 400h is a too-good-to-be-true-mobile is. The domestic manufacturers who once hybrid technology as unsafe, and unnecessary are busy trying to up with their own range of SUV’s. If only they’d to Toy Yoda five years Do or do not! No try! Meanwhile, the RX is done.


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