2008 Lexus RX Hybrid
There are 11 user reviews for the 400h AWD trim shown below
- Appearance, interior styling and safety feaures
- wind noise, poor backseat leg room, blah gas mileage in CO - even for a non-lead foot
I had waited to buy my 400H until I thought Lexus had kinks worked out with the 400H, but I feel I was premature in my purchase.
There is a lot of wind noise and I've had the door seals replaced twice - no change. I noticed this wind noise was also present in several of the loaner RX vehicles my dealership provided, but not in the sedans.
I average 23 city/26 hwy, and I drive 30-35 mph city and 45-55 hwy (yes, really). If I'd have known that the hills, cold weather and short-in-town driving would prevent me from attaining the advertised mileage I would have not chosen this car.
With the dissappointing gas mileage, I feel like the 51K shelled out for this car with all the upgrades bought an elitist status symbol as opposed to a luxury car that really lessens my carbon tiretread. Ultimately, I'd rather have put that money into a photovoltic roof system and waited until the new BMW hydrogen sedan came out in 2009/2010. I'll have to take solace in the fact that it does produce lower emissions and my car fits right in with all of my neighbors' cars except I overpaid.
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