2018 Lexus RX 450h Review, Hybrid

By introducing the 2018 Lexus RX 450h, the company has hit the spot with customers who are searching for a luxury crossover SUV yet need high mileage. The Lexus has always offered an ideal combination of SUV versatility and luxury sedan-like comfort with its vehicles. This all-new fourth generation was presented to the public in 2016 and two years after its introduction, the fourth-generation RX sees several changes for 2018.

The RX 450h should be the most popular SUV in the market, once it rolls out. This luxury crossover features extraordinary efficiency inside, sophisticated security systems and a bold exterior.

It is created in such a way, to give customers maximum comfort even during long distances. By offering customers efficiency and stability of high quality with an alternative engine where there could even be a multiple choice for the automobile, this newest SUV is the encapsulation of sensible luxury transportation.

2018 Lexus RX 450h front view

2018 Lexus RX 450h – Luxury and Elegance Design

This deluxe SUV is looking better than before since various external elements have been modified. The manufacturer has done a great job to make this model look thinner and sleeker than its current model. The lightweight material is used to make it body weightless, which will have a good impact on its power and performance.

On the front fascia is a firefox grille which is the most prominent feature of the vehicle. It is set off by an elegant chrome-plated surround and standard Bi-LED headlights. Its HID head lighting style has also been changed. The L-shaped premium LED headlights will use three unique L-shaped elements per side. These will be surrounded by eighteen LED lamps for turn signal signaling. The LED lighting improves visibility and safety.

The rear end of the 2018 Lexus RX 450h has been uplifted and there is a set of new end lighting which looks clearer and makes the automobile look elegant. The base models will ride on 18-inch wheels whereas its F-sport will show off 20-inch rims.

Interior and Safety System

Inside of the 2018 Lexus RX 450h is designed with softly cushioned seats that feel good even after hours of driving and also leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel with integrated audio controls. The seats feature an up-to-date design, including extravagant calfskin seats.

The spacious cabin has also ample room with a lowered rear floor providing a seating position comparable to that in the Lexus LS flagship luxury sedan. The rear seats have enough room to carry up to four large suitcases or multiple golf bags.

The manufacturer has also equipped 2018 Lexus RX 450h with modern safety systems that include Pre-Crash Program, Flexible Cruise-Control, Lane-Departure Alert, Automated High-Beam, Blindspot Check (BSM) with Back Cross-Traffic Alert, Copy Camera with Back Manual Check and accessible Panoramic View Check.

2018 Lexus RX 450h interior

Performance of the Engine and EPA Rating

Under the hood of 2018 Lexus RX 450h is the most powerful RX. This vehicle is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 petrol engine teamed with a 116-kW electric motor. The engine has the capability of producing 295 hp. This engine will be paired with a six pace automatic transmitter.

It features motor V6 Atkinson Pattern. The gas power goes to the front wheels, and electric power goes to the rear, this allows the vehicle to launch on battery power alone. It makes use of the regenerative braking which then recharges the battery nickel-metal-hydride pack, and not runs on electricity. The vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in around 7.8 seconds. However, the RX450h, available only with AWD, rate 30/28 mpg on city/highway in terms of fuel economy.

2018 Lexus RX 450h side

2018 Lexus RX 450h – Expected Release Date and Starting Price

The new model 2018 Lexus RX 450h is expected to be released sometime in the end of 2017. The starting price of the 2018 Lexus RX 450h will be around $48,000, whereas the higher trims will cost more.

Conclusion and Rivals

The new 2018 Lexus RX 450h offers bracing design, swift acceleration and high-tech safety standard. However, its market rivals will include 2018 Infiniti QX70, 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid and 2018 Subaru Outback.

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