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2016 Lexus RX 450h

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2016 Base 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $52,235
2016 Base 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $53,635
2016 F Sport 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $57,045
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Lexus basically defined the luxury SUV hybrid with its RX 450h. A variant of the gasoline-engine RX 350, the RX 450h is made for people who want comfort and power, as well as fuel economy closer to that of a midsize sedan than an SUV.

Carrying on the Lexus tradition of refined transportation, it's a nearly-silent, well-appointed midsize crossover vehicle for five passengers. In addition, the RX 450h is one of the few all-wheel drive hybrids on the market.

What's New for 2016

Like its RX 350 partner, the RX 450h has been fully redesigned for 2016, taking on a dramatic new look that’s adapted from the smaller NX series. Up front, in particular, each RX comes across as dramatically different, if not outright radical, with sharp angles framing an unusually large grille. Blacked-out C-pillars give the illusion of a “floating” roofline. A newly available adaptive suspension is a “first” for the RX. Also available is a retractable panoramic moonroof.

Lexus RX 450h

Choosing Your Lexus RX 450h

In the hybrid system, a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine is mated to a hybrid drive system, which yields a combined output of 308 horsepower. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive, with an additional electric motor at the rear, is optional. Each RX 450h uses a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which functions like an automatic but has no actual gears.

As before, the RX450h comes in a well-equipped base trim level, but also in F Sport form.

Lexus RX 450h


Several features that formerly were offered in option groups are now standard on the RX 450h, including leather-trimmed seats, a navigation system, moonroof, and blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert. Every RX 450h has 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, Smart Access key, wood interior trim, a power tailgate, 10-way power front seats, LED foglamps, backup camera, and a 12-speaker audio system with 8-inch infotainment screen and Bluetooth connectivity. Power mirrors contain integrated turn-signal indicators.

Options include 20-inch wheels, a 12:3-inch screen, head-up display, Intuitive Park Assist, Mark Levinson 15-speaker audio, panoramic moonroof, and panoramic-view monitor.

An optional Luxury Package includes semi-aniline trimmed seats, 20-inch chromed wheels, heated steering wheel, rear-door sunshades, LED ambient lighting, and wood/aluminum interior trim.

Front-wheel-drive models aren't rated to tow, but a properly-equipped all-wheel drive RX 450h can haul up to 3,500 pounds.

Lexus RX 450h

F Sport

Offered only with all-wheel drive, the F Sport gets a sportier look than the base RX 450h, along with revised suspension tuning that includes performance dampers. F Sport standard equipment includes paddle shifters, aluminum pedals, F Sport instruments, heated/ventilated leather-trimmed front seats with unique stitching, and a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel. The adaptive variable suspension includes Sport+ drive mode. Metallic chrome-finish F Sport wheels hold 20-inch tires.

CarsDirect Tip

Even more than before, the price gap between a conventional-engine RX 350 and the hybrid-powertrain RX 450h is substantial. You get quite an improvement in fuel economy for city driving, but not so much for highway use. An all-wheel-drive RX 450h compares most favorably to other luxury SUVs, for buyers who wish to take advantage of a hybrid system's benefits while enjoying all the other RX virtues.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 259 HP / 247 ft.lbs.
2-spd sequential shift control CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
31 / 30 / 31 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 259 HP / 247 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
31 / 30 / 31 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Double Wishbone
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
17.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
55.9 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
122 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
192.5 "
Exterior Width
74.6 "
Exterior Height
67.7 "
Front Headroom
39.4 "
Rear Headroom
38.2 "
Front Legroom
44.1 "
Rear Legroom
38.0 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
57.6 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,608 Lbs.
Wheel Base
110 "
Turning Radius
19.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote W/tilt Down Heated
Grille Moldings
Colored W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
12 / 15 Mark Levinson
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Detection Warning
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / 10,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles

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