Lexus RX 450h: The Ideal Balance of Efficiency and Performance

by Lexus in the News on January 14, 2010

Over years the RX has served Lexus well as it has become one of the leading luxury crossovers on the market. The RX became popular not for its size or ruggedness, but for its blend of luxury, technology, performance, and even competitive fuel economy, all of which has made it one of the most well-rounded offerings available.

First introduced as a 2005 model, the Lexus RX 400h is a standout in the ever-growing crowd of crossovers thanks to its hybrid drive system. Although a hybrid luxury SUV doesn’t sound too special these days, the RX 400h was actually the first luxury crossover to have a such as system.

This year the Lexus RX gets a little better, thanks to an updated Lexus Hybrid Drive system, along with other updates that continue to make this crossover one of the most technologically advanced vehicles in its segment. Of course, the new 2010 RX 450h also continues to feature Lexus’ renowned build quality and stellar fit and finish.

Powering the new Lexus 450h is a revised hybrid powertrain available in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Aside from its high-tech electric motors, the Lexus 450h is also powered by a new 3.5-liter V6 that delivers 245 horsepower and 234 lb.-ft of torque which Rockville Lexus dealerships say help keep this efficient SUV’s performance competitive. With the help of hybrid technology, the powerful RX 450h still maintains a respectable 28 miles per gallon in city driving and 27 mpg on the highway.

Naturally, the Lexus RX450h boasts a wide range of amenities that luxury car buyers demand. But what sets the RX apart is of course the hybrid technology under the hood that helps it maintain competitive fuel economy even while offering Richmond Lexus Dealers drivers outstanding performance.

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