2013 Lexus RX 450h SUV Reviews new electric cars 2013 2014

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2013 Lexus RX 450h SUV

We are to announce that 2013 RX 450h SUV will be getting an on the design and the looks. We will be new grill that we were to see on new Lexus vehicles. Interior small changes but the more changes are made with mode that is now standard and brings throttle response, shifts and steering effort as a result we are getting more driving experience.

SUVs and fuel economy go together a vegan at an Outback Steakhouse. that s the way it was until the introduction of the RX hybrid, which has the same of gasoline-electric powertrain that the Prius what it is. Of course, the of 30 mpg EPA combined earned by the 2013 RX 450h pales in comparison to the 50 mpg by its diminutive Toyota corporate but for a midsize luxury SUV, it s

In fact, the mpg ratings of the RX hybrid s competitors typically rank in the low 20s.

As a hybrid, the RX 450h a 3.5-liter V6 paired to electric that are powered with These are automatically recharged by energy normally lost braking. The result is a powertrain is not only impressively fuel-efficient but powerful as well. The downside, is that the RX hybrid also with a price tag that s $6,000 dearer than a RX 350.

According to the EPA, you d have to the RX 450h for 8.5 years before you d the hybrid s price premium fuel savings alone.

some other luxury the RX hybrid s price premium not come with extra The RX 450h and RX 350 are pretty much when you go beyond what s under the hood. Besides the you pay, however, that s not a bad thing.

Both provide a ride, a spacious cabin, build quality and the availability of high-tech features.

Frankly, the Lexus RX 450h makes for a economic choice compared to a Lexus RX 350. You d have to be to either own the car for a very long or pay considerably more for the environmental associated with a hybrid. said that, the RX 450h is far fuel-efficient and cheaper than hybrid-powered luxury SUVs on the like the Porsche Cayenne

The same can be said for the diesel-powered BMW X5 and ML350. In other words, if you re for the least oxymoronic fuel-efficient the RX 450h is without question the one to

Body Styles, Trim and Options

The 2013 Lexus RX is a midsize SUV that seats people. There is only one level.

As such, the RX hybrid standard with 18-inch automatic headlights, foglamps, LED lamps, rear privacy heated mirrors, a power and keyless ignition/entry. Inside you get dual-zone climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, power front seats two-way power lumbar reclining and sliding rear cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped wheel and auto-dimming mirrors. features include the Safety emergency communications system, phone and audio connectivity, and a sound system with a changer, satellite radio, an audio jack and an iPod/USB interface.

The Display Audio Back-up Monitor package a rearview camera, a larger display screen, Bluetooth download capabilities, the Lexus Touch electronics interface, the suite of app-based features, traffic and other information, and a sound system with HD and iTunes song tagging.

The package adds a sunroof, mirrors, roof rails, a camera, leather upholstery and memory functions. If that s not stuff, the Comfort or Navigation can be added to the Premium package. adds automatic wipers, headlamps and ventilated front (available separately).

Navigation adds the Display with Back-up Monitor plus a navigation system and controls.

Finally, the Luxury requires the Premium, Comfort and packages. To them it adds wheels, LED headlamps (available 10-way power front a heated wood/leather steering upgraded leather upholstery and automatic climate control

The Navigation and Luxury packages can be with a head-up display, a rear entertainment system and a Mark Levinson surround-sound system. Other stand-alone include an automatic parallel system and adaptive cruise with a pre-collision warning (requires all-wheel drive).

and Performance

Powering the Lexus RX is a combination of a 3.5-liter gasoline V6 and motors. Front-wheel-drive models use two one acts as a starter/generator and the other propulsion. The all-wheel-drive RX adds a electric motor to drive the wheels.


Total output to 295 horsepower that is routed a specialized continuously variable transmission (CVT).

In Edmunds the 450h went from to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, which is on par with the powered RX 350 and other midsize

EPA-estimated fuel economy is a good 32 mpg city/28 mpg highway and 30 mpg with front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive returns Properly equipped with drive and the optional towing the RX 450h can tow 3,500 pounds.

Every 2013 Lexus RX comes standard with brakes, traction and stability front and rear side side curtain airbags and knee airbags. Also is the Safety Connect emergency system that includes collision notification, an emergency button and stolen vehicle services. The optional adaptive control system includes a warning.

In Edmunds brake the RX 450h came to a stop 60 mph in 130 feet, which is longer average for a midsize crossover.

In crash tests, the RX 450h four out of five stars for crash protection, with stars for frontal impact and five stars for side-impact The Insurance Institute for Highway gave the RX 450h the best rating of Good in the frontal-offset, and roof-strength crash tests.

Design and Special Features

appointments, exceptional build and cutting-edge tech features the 2013 Lexus RX 450h and feel suitably expensive for its Authentic wood trim and leather lend an air of opulence, and the Mark Levinson sound is one of the best on the market.

The controls are more complicated past Lexus (http://www.edmunds.com/lexus/) but now there are more features need controlling. When you opt for the Audio or Navigation packages, you get the Remote Touch system, is a mouselike device that the user to move among a of icons on a large centrally screen. It s a nifty technological but in practice, we ve found this to be a or hate-it interface and recommend around with it before you an RX 350 home.

The front seats use some extra adjustment and thigh support, and lateral is lacking. However, rear will find the seating and comfortable thanks to reclining and adjustments. There s also luggage space, with as as 40 cubic feet behind the split-folding rear seats and 80 when they re all lowered.

is no third-row seat, however, so an MDX or Infiniti JX35 should be by those who have the occasional to haul the cousins around.

Impressions

The 2013 Lexus RX doesn t disappoint when it to a smooth ride. The compliant and plentiful sound insulation isolate passengers from the world. The hybrid powertrain is pretty silent, though at throttle the V6 does make a amount of noise. The suspension is sprung, but this RX feels solid and buttoned-down than models.

The steering also provides weighting and response than Activating the new-for-2013 Sport should at least make the RX livelier.

As for its status as a hybrid, the RX is capable of approaching 30 mph in electric-only which improves fuel around town and in traffic. An EV is also at the driver s command, allows electric-only propulsion at low speeds and for short distances.

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