Lexus RX Hybrid – Review
The Lexus RX Hybrid is one of Lexus’ many hybrid models for 2022. The RX stands out for its exceptionally smooth and safe driving performance. At Ray Catena Auto Group, our knowledgeable staff can help you choose among the diverse array of Lexus LEVs.
Comfort and performance are the hallmarks of any Lexus vehicle, and the Lexus RX Hybrid delivers both. And thanks to its hybrid system, the RX Hybrid also adds a dash of efficiency. The RX provides a shockingly easy ride for a vehicle of its stature. Along with that, all the safety and comfort drivers expect from Lexus come standard. Here are the highlights of the Lexus RX Hybrid.
The Lexus RX Hybrid gets an estimated combined 30 MPG (31 city/28 highway). For an assessment of its efficiency, compare that to the 22 combined MPG of the gas-powered RX model.
Because the RX is not a plug-in hybrid, it never needs to be plugged into an electric charger. Instead, the gas powered engine recharges the vehicle’s electric battery. This hybrid system is what enables the RX Hybrid’s enhanced efficiency.
Speed and Performance
The all-wheel drive RX Hybrid has an average drivetrain for a vehicle of its type. The V6 engine generates 308 horsepower. It accelerates from 0-60 in 7.9 seconds and maxes out at 112 MPH. But where the RX truly excels is in its comfort on the road. Exceptional steering and enhanced suspension enable the RX to make every road feel as though it’s freshly paved.
The electric engine also contributes to the smoothness of the RX’s drive performance. A quieter engine reduces both noise and instability. All of this is enhanced by an incredibly comfortable and well-isolated interior cabin.
Design and Technology
Every Lexus hybrid comes standard with an advanced suite of safety features, the Lexus Safety System+2.0. This system provides an impressive array of very important safety features that help protect everyone on the road. A pre-collision pedestrian detection system warns the driver of potential frontal collisions and can even assist with automatic braking. Lane departure assist and smart high beams help keep you and the traffic around you protected in any situation. And with optional packages, drivers can also add Dynamic Cruise Control. This feature provides automated assistance maintaining a safe distance with other traffic, as well as lane keeping assistance.
As if all of those safety features are not enough, the RX also boasts an immensely comfortable cabin. Power adjustable synthetic leather seats will keep both driver and passengers comfortable even during the longest drives. A dashboard-mounted touch screen display offers a perfect combination of practicality and luxury. Smartphone compatibility and a high quality audio system are also available in every RX Hybrid. A wide range of available wood trims allows for maximum customization and an impressive accent on an already fine interior. With so many options available, the Lexus RX Hybrid is one of the most comfortable vehicles available, inside and out.
Cost of Ownership
The standard Lexus RX Hybrid model, the RX 450h AWD, starts at $47920. However, additional models are available for a higher price tag. The F Sport raises the cost to $52825, featuring a sportier design and several enhanced features. The Black Line Special Edition RX model starts at $53750.
Visit your local Ray Catena Lexus dealership – we can help you learn more about all of Lexus’ excellent hybrid models. Or return to our FAQ page to learn more about luxury hybrids and electric vehicles.
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