Review: 2018 Lexus RX 450h
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 11:58AM
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Review: 2018 Lexus RX 450h

San Jose area drivers looking for a three-row, mid-size luxury SUV with a hybrid powertrain should visit us today to test drive the 2018 Lexus RX 450h.

Loaded with features to make your trips as comfortable and convenient as possible, the RX 450h and its new luxury trim, the RXL, are quickly becoming favorites in Silicon Valley. Get all the details below then experience the new Lexus hybrid SUV in person.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2018 Lexus RX 450h features a 3.5-liter Atkinson-cycle V6 engine combined with an electric motor, mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission with standard all-wheel drive. The hybrid system makes a net 308 horsepower and goes from zero to 60 in 7.9 seconds.

The RX 450h comes with the option for the F Sport package, which adds paddle shifters, sport-tuned Adaptive Variable Suspension with Sport+ mode, sport-tuned Electronic Power Steering, Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management, and specially crafted interior and exterior styling features.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the 2018 Lexus RX 450h gets 31 MPG city, 28 MPG highway, and 30 MPG combined.

Comfort and Convenience

Standard features on the 2018 RX include perforated NuLuxe interior trim, leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, power front seats, dual-zone climate control, a power rear door, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and rain-sensing wipers. The RXL adds a power-folding and reclining 50/50 split third row, second-row captain's chairs, leather interior, three-zone climate control, power folding and auto-dimming exterior mirrors, and the Lexus Memory System.

All models feature Lexus Display Audio, subscription-free traffic and weather, Siri Eyes Free, Voice Command, and Bluetooth wireless tech. Buyers can also opt for the Navigation or Navigation/Mark Levinson Packages to add premium entertainment and connectivity features.

Individual options include a heated leather and wood trimmed steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row outboard seats, a power-folding second row, power moon roof, panorama glass roof, and a Touch-Free Power Rear Door. The Premium and Luxury packages bundle premium interior features, so ask your Lexus Stevens Creek rep for more details.

Safety and Technology

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the Lexus RX a 2018 Top Safety Pick and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave it a best-possible 5-Star Overall Rating.

Most Lexus models, including the RX hybrid, come equipped standard with the Lexus Safety System +, which includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, intelligent high-beams, and Lane Departure Alert with Lane Keep Assist.

Individual options include a Blind Spot Monitor with Intuitive Parking Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Braking, Panoramic View Monitor, and Heads-Up Display.


Starting at $45,695 MSRP

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