• Apr 26th 2009 at 8:33AM
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Lexus RX 450h - Click above for a high res gallery

Lexus' new RX 450h goes on sale in mid-summer, and if you're interested in buying the hybrid "car-based luxury utility vehicle," here's what it'll cost you: The base prices, including shipping, start at $42,535 (FWD) and $44,125 (AWD). These numbers are down slightly from the 2009 models, which were $42,905 and $44,305, respectively. The second-generation RX 450h gets 32/28 highway/city mpg for the FWD version, 30/28 on AWD. These numbers are up slightly from the 2009 models, which were 27/24 and 26/24, respectively. Part of the mpg boost comes from an updated hybrid powertrain that uses a 3.5-liter V-6 Atkinson-cycle engine that produces 295 hp (up from 268 from the current version's 3.3 liter V-6). A bit more for at bit less? For people who still have $40k+ to spend on a luxury vehicle, that's good news.

[Source: Inside Line]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Truly a hideous car.

      My wife and I make six figures and I still don't how people around here in LA afford these things so comfortably...they are a dime a dozen.
      • 5 Years Ago
      We have had several top end Mercedes, BMW's and Lexii and this is an awesome vehicle.
      You would have to buy a BMW 7 series to match it. We just traded a BMW 5 series top end model which drove us crazy with run flat tires, I-drive stupid gizmo, phone synchronization that wouldnt synchronise, and twice the gas mileage compared to the RX.
      With several grandkids, the 10 airbags is super safe. We got the Luxury sports model with all bells and whistles fitted and my wife absolutely loves it. Try and hit someone with the early warning front radar running- it stops you automatically unless you are driving crazy.
      Our beef- the 700 page instruction manual to understand how to get the best out of it.
      Get into one,
      You'll love the relentless pursuit of perfection.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The redesign is pretty horrible. Toyota is really hit or miss recently.
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