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fuel economy

Lots of kit

Decent to drive

Not a huge

Not obvious it’s a hybrid

Building on the success of the Toyota the company has expended its hybrid into the luxury arm, With the RX 450h, Lexus is a different approach to battling the diesel rivals.

Interior

are few complaints about the RX 450h’s — it’s a high-quality with plenty of leather soft-touch plastics and neat Testers find the car comfortable and spacious, though several that the boot is a little on the side thanks to the low-mounted taking up some space. One or two complain about Lexus’ Touch” mouse-style controller for the entertainment, but the majority find it to use, and intuitive.

Driving

If you’re used to the Lexus RX, the new version should both comfortable and entertaining to but next to rivals like the BMW X5 it rides nor handles quite as Testers find some with the low-speed ride it can shudder over harsher — but it settles down at speeds. A few complain about the steering too, but others it precise, and say that the car handles if not nimbly. Still, the RX 450h is a car at speed, with low noise

Engines

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There’s just the one available. It’s a 3.5-litre, V6 engine. That’s hooked up to an motor at the front — a Toyota Prius — and electric motor serves the wheels, to give part-time drive. The RX can run on a combination of petrol and or one or the other. Some feel the transmission can allow the revs to a little high when you ask the car for power, to the detriment of refinement.

Most report the performance is good though, helped by electric assistance. Some do say it weird — though not in a bad way to drive a car this big and heavy on power alone at lower

Value for money

Here, the is hit and miss. You’ll pay little in tax thanks to the low CO2 output, but purchase is higher than some rivals. You’ll also to reach the official fuel figures, many saying is more realistic — in the hands of road testers, it similar figures to diesel that cost more to The low tax rate is hugely beneficial for car users though, which sway the balance somewhat. not want for equipment either the RX is very well equipped trim level you go for.

Worth noting

There’s an version of the RX 450h imminent. unlikely to improve on the fuel figures much, but it now has a dedicated EV to let you keep the car in electric mode the batteries run low, which benefit economy around A new, sporty, F-Sport line will also be

Conclusion

Reviews are mixed for the RX overall. The main concerns are boot space, ride and real-world economy, but the car has plenty of too. If much of your is around town this be the SUV for you, but motorway drivers want to consider its diesel instead.

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