Lexus Rx 450h owners manuals
- Below-average load capability
- Moderately slow acceleration
- Touchpad controller is confusing to use
- Real-world fuel economy not as expected
Launched in 2009 as a 2010 model year model, the RX 450h debuted beside its non-hybrid equal, the RX 350. The maker's specs indicated mostly identical outside dimensions for the RX 450h with the RX 350.
The Lexus RX 450h comes in two trim levels: the base RX 450h and the F Sport. Every RX 450h is all-wheel-drive and equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine rated at 297 hp and three electric motor-generators, providing an added 22 hp. The total mixed output of 319 horsepower is routed through a continuously variable automatic transmission.
Fuel efficiency for the RX 450h, according to EPA testing, is enhanced by twenty percent over the former RX 400h. In the U.S., the RX 450h is has a fuel economy rating of 32 mpg city, 28 freeway for the FWD model, and 30 mpg city, 28 highway for the AWD model. This 30 mpg mixed rating matches the 20 mpg mixed rating of the non-hybrid RX model.
Lexus Rx 450h known problems
Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Lexus Rx 450h are: