Lexus RX 450h 3.5 Takumi 5dr CVT Review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £64,515What Car? Target Price£59,801
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.

Takumi trim comes with almost every feature Lexus has to offer as standard. You get chrome 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive suspension and adaptive LED headlights outside, and semi-aniline leather upholstery, front and rear heated seats with electrical adjustment and a 15-speaker Mark Levinson stereo inside. There’s also a 360-degree parking camera and a raft of safety assists such as automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assistance.

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.


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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

179

g/km

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