Lexus RX 400h Car review by Jason Dawe

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LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable

Building on lessons learnt by maker of the Prius, Lexus the RX 400h in 2005 for 4×4 who wanted the safety and convenience of an but didn’t want to offend green neighbours. With it, drivers could glide the city using only motors for emissions-free motoring at up to 20mph.

The world’s first hybrid, its secret lies the rear seats, where an of batteries holds power for two motors — one each for the front and axles. Under the bonnet, you’d typically expect a V8 engine, is instead a 3311cc V6.

Lexus, Toyota’s luxury claims this petrol-electric results in a car with the performance of a 4 petrol one (hence the 400 designation), but economy on a par with a diesel Indeed official data 269bhp, a 0-60mph time of fuel economy of 34.9mpg in the cycle, and CO2 emissions of 192g/km.

sold 9,021 of these in the UK up to May 2008 — a respectable number. The of a high-performance SUV with palatable economy and quite low exhaust and company car taxes clearly a chord.


Finding a good used one is not difficult. Prices start at Ј22,000 for the earliest examples — a of some Ј6,500 (over the RX 300) for the hybrid technology. Lexus’s excellent reliability, you worry about being let

Batteries are apparently good for the of the new-car warranty, and owners say even beyond this, examples are running trouble-free.

Externally, nothing apart a badge differentiates the hybrid RX the RX 300. Inside, it’s the same — comfortable seats, a specification and superb optional sat Only the replacement of the rev counter an electric power meter at what lies beneath.

the key, and there’s no engine just a solitary warning to tell you all systems are go. At low speeds the do the work and the silence remains. only as speed gathers to or a sudden surge of power is that the V6 engine joins in, with the continuously variable (CVT) to add power and potentially the Lexus up to its 124mph maximum.

Driven with vigour, the RX has big performance but offers no economy But ease off the throttle and let the batteries the strain and the potential of hybrid becomes apparent. The Lexus can 30mpg, and at low speeds is eerily

LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable

The CVT seamlessly combines both sources, as does the four-wheel which sees petrol and power directed to the front — unless a loss of traction is in which case the second motor sends power to the axle. It is all extraordinarily effective.

If you want an SUV that’s greener the rest, at a price that cause a short circuit, the RX 400h really is a worthwhile

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LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable

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