What used Lexus RX 4x4 will I get for my budget?
You can pick up an early RX 450h for around £25,000. This amount will get you an early 2016 car with an average mileage for its age and a full service history. Spend £29,000 or more to secure a good average mileage from the 2017 model year, and between £32,000 and £37,000 on a 2018 model. Expect to spend upwards of £38,000 on a 2019 car.
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How much does it cost to run a Lexus RX 4x4?
Avoid the RX 200t if you need to keep fuel bills to a minimum; it averages just 36.2mpg in the older NEDC official tests, dropping to 34.9mpg with larger wheels fitted. The hybrid 450h version is much better, with an official average figure of 47.9mpg under NEDC testing; a better performance than most five-seat diesel SUVs can muster.
The 200t has the highest emissions of the RX range at 181g/km; the 450h hybrid emits a more creditable at 127g/km.
Buying an RX registered before 1 April 2017, when the tax regime changed, is a smart move, especially when it comes to the hybrid. Of the two models, this will cost you considerably less to tax, because it’s rated according to its low CO2 emissions. Every RX registered after 1 April 2017, by contrast, will set you back a lot more; even the entry-level version cost over £40,000 when new, breaking the threshold for the higher tax bracket. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here.
Servicing costs are roughly on a par with the RX’s premium rivals – no better or worse – but one advantage Lexus does offer is clear and transparent service pricing, available on its website. Prices for the popular 450h are £245 for a minor service and £455 for a major one.
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