2006 Lexus RX 400h
There are 17 user reviews for the Front Wheel Drive trim shown below
- drives like a dream
- I can't believe this is a hybrid! Best milage after 10 months, 23mpg
Lexus needs to recall these cars or give a giant rebate to those of us that were unlucky enough to buy it the first year. This is NOT a hybrid! My daughters drive Scions and get 35mpg. The only reason I bought this car was because it said it would get 33 around town and I only drive in town. Very disappointing!...read morehide
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- Wonderful luxuries, great Bluetooth Handsfree, Great GPS
- Some noise when braking
To recharge the electric motor's battery pack on the fly, the RX 400h uses a regenerative braking system to capture the energy created by braking, which normally gets wasted in the form of heat. All of this techno-wizardry results in an average fuel economy rating of 27.6 mpg while simultaneously accelerating to 60 mph in less than eight seconds. Not too shabby for a vehicle that will take you more than 600 miles on a single tank of gas and is rated a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV). A continuously variable transmission (CVT) ships the power to the front or all four wheels....read morehide
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- Quiet, good fuel economy for size, full features, low emissions
- Annoying wind noise
Technologically superior. No problems since purchased. DVD-based navigation system is standard, easy-to-use and accurate. Smooth ride.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- This car can GO, I love the power and gadgets
- Wasn't expecting to buy premium gas, would of like better mpg
I love this car. It is beautiful and comfortable. I have to agree like someone else said you have to change your driving habits and watch the energy monitor. It has helped immensely w/the mpg. Still not great but if you have to remember this car has a lot more power than the 330 which I think is a dog. The 330 has very little power when you need it. I bought the car for a variety of reasons:
1 For the environment
2 I wanted a hybrid to send a message that we need to change our usual American gas only guzzling vehicles
3 I wanted an SUV I had a Jeep Rubicon before this (14 mpg!!!)
4 I wanted some comfort and luxury and ROOM and better mpg! (did love my jeep tho what a blast)
5 I wanted the power
I know the 10k more is steep but you have to consider what you are getting, WHY you are gettting it and when you are getting it. I believe we are at the beginning of this trajectory in so once more of us demand alternatives the prices will come down. We'll have more choices in time as Lexus, at the time, was the only game in town offering all these other extras. ENJOY...read morehide
7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Very good fuel economy, smooth ride, very comfortable.
- Limited rear visibility, turning radius disappointing, transition electric to gas not smooth.
Learning how to drive it to maximize fuel economy is key. Watch energy monitor and take your foot off the gas when ever possible. I drive it up a mountain road 35 miles long daily to get to work. After 10 months of owning it, the average mpg is 25.4. Excellent for an SUV that has to go up hill daily.
Confort and smooth drive are excellent for long drives. I love my hybrid SUV....read morehide
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Looks pretty...and verrrry comfortable
- Rattles more than my other RX'.....bad gas mileage
I agree 1000% with other reviews regarding gas mileage....they sold us a bill of goods. I'm at 9,000 miles and have yet to get over 22 mpg. I had a RX330 2006 before this one and should have kept it! No improvement over the RX330. None.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Car is very comfortable, lot of power , love no shift shock
- poor fuel economy, for what it was rated, never will make up difference in price
I traded in a 2004 Chevy Avalanche for the 400H. I got what I wanted, a smaller more comfortable car, but not worth the price difference, because it does not live up to gas milage. I have 6000 miles on it with two 2400 mile round trips to Wash. state, from SO. Cal.
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- Coolness factor with Hybrdi and CVT, reliability, and safety
- actual gas mileage misleading
We bought this car to replace 2001 RX 300. Was originally going to buy RX 350, but the fact that 400h is hybrid and will save gave over the long run, we decided to buy it. this car includes most of the options in RX 350 as standard. Wife loves the car, the ride, the finish, and the handling. She test drove Toyota Highlander Limited Hybrid, and she said there's no comparison between RX400h and Toyo Highlander Limited Hybrid. She claims that whoever said both are the same cars have not driven the RX400h.
We live in the hilly area north of San Antonio, so our driving includes hills, highway, and stop and go traffic. After more than 1000 miles, we are averaging 25.4 MPG (using regular unleaded), a whopping 6 MPG more than what we were getting in RX300 and 2003 Acura MDX. Not quite the high as advertised, however, we didn't buy this car on that score alone. So far, we are loving 400h....read morehide
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- nice look
i would buy this ride if i had a big bank roll in which i could pay it off in cash, otherwise it's not worth it and it is very stealable too.
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- very quiet and comfortable ride
- Gas mileage is POOR 17.5 mpg. combined city and hwy, brakes lunge, quirky . . .
The Hybrid is not as advertised. Gas mileage is not even close to sticker, 33 City/28 Hwy. We get 17.5 to 18.2 combined and only 4,000 miles on the car. The hybred is still quirky. When in reverse backing out of the garage the gas engine will "kick" in with such authority you think you just ran over the dog. Lexus hasn't been able to me why the engine needs to charge the batteries when in "reverse". The brakes lunge. Lexus says that normal function. The poor gas mileage. Lexus says that normal function. The terrible voice quality of the "hands free" cell phone (both sides complain). Lexus says "thats normal function" I could go on but why bore you. It is not ready for prime time and it doesn't live up to normal Lexus quality. If your in L.A. call me I'll let you drive it aand decide. Lexus hides from owners of the hybrid. They won't answer a letter asking questions about the hybrid. I guess they are waiting for the Lexus corporate attorney's to change and approve a "boiler plate" letter before Lexus will send an answer....read morehide
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