Lexus RX 450h 3.5 5dr CVT Review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £52,515What Car? Target Price£48,447
Review

The Lexus RX scores well for reliability and is quiet and comfy when you drive it gently. It isn't that spacious by class standards, though, and despite its hybrid engine, the fuel economy and CO2 emissions fail to impress.

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Every RX and RXL comes with 20-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and an electric tailgate. Inside, you get faux-leather seats with electric adjustment and heating for the front seats, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone screen mirroring and a wireless phone charger. Automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assistance are standard too.

A 3.5-litre petrol V6 paired with two electric motors to give you a combined power output of 308bhp and four-wheel drive. It’s a refined engine with a pleasing sound but isn't particularly frugal.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

35.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

695

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

178

g/km

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