2008 Lexus RX Hybrid User Reviews
400h AWD shown
- $20,863 - $21,670
- No trim specified for this review
- Amazing fuel economy (27.7 to 30.4 mpg), great acceleration, comfortable, great-looking
- Bluetooth, stereo system, cornering
The Lexus RX 400h is an amazing vehicle. Its classy looks and high performance are immediate draws. Surprising acceleration and fantastic fuel economy are the main draws, while added side benefits like rearview camera, rotating headlights, headlight washers, lighted door sills, etc. are great bonuses. There is also an engine brake that accelerates your battery charge and decreases brake usage. The suspension in this SUV mirrors that of a luxury car and offers the smoothest ride I have encountered so far.
The Bluetooth on the car is nice to have, but I will often drop calls when call waiting is activated (e.g. on the phone with one person, another calls, both calls are terminated simultaneously). The stereo itself is likely more than any person would need, but comes across unimpressive to ardent music enthusists. More speakers, deeper sound and better satellite radio options would help this complaint (note: I do not have the Mark Levinson audio system) Aside from that the car weighs nearly 2.5 tons (gross weight), so it does not handle like my G35 when cornering at higher speeds!
BEWARE: Upkeep on this vehicle (like most luxury vehicles) is very pricey at the dealer. Consider this when preparing your vehicle comparison log.
I would be more than happy to re-purchase this vehicle if given the opportunity to turn back time. Its benefits vastly outweigh its nitpicky improvement opportunities. I look forward to future purchases of Lexus RXs when the time is appropriate for a new vehicle.
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