Lexus RX 500h 2.4 Direct4 F-Sport 5dr Auto Review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Version review

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RRP £77,195What Car? Target Price£72,678
Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

The RX scores well for its strong refinement, plush interior and punchy performance. Reliability will be a strong point, too, and the option of a regular hybrid is great for those without easy access to a charger. While the electric range on the plug-in hybrid version isn’t as impressive as some rivals, they also cost more.

F-Sport brings a sportier appearance with 21in alloy wheels, silver pedals and a sports steering wheel. It’s only available with the most powerful 500h, so it also brings rear-wheel steering and adaptive suspension.

Lexus calls this the ‘performance hybrid’ option. It uses a turbocharged 2.4-litre engine and two electric motors to produce 366bhp, for 0-62mph in 6.2sec. It has a six-speed automatic gearbox, rather than the CVT auto box on the other two versions.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

35.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

612

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

182

g/km