Lexus RX 400h
Lexus present the RX400h SE 4 X 4 with E-CVT Automatic Gearbox, Four Wheel Drive (4x4) running on Unleaded Petrol
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Review of "Lexus RX 400h"
With an impending birth we needed to change our 2 seater sports car for something more practical and decided to go for an SUV style vehicle for the space and safety that they can give. After much deliberation we decided to get ourselves an RX400h and we are very pleased with the result.
As I see it, despite not being cheap you get plenty for your money compared to say a Mercedes ML, and you get a smoother ride and bit more prestige than the VW Toureg. For us the main contender was a BMW X5, however on reflection we always went back to the Lexus for its smooth quick electric/petrol engine, and cheaper running costs.
I love the hybrid technology, no it isn't going to make this car cheap to run, but it does make it very attractive in comparison to other SUVs, and the 3.3 litre engine coupled with the electric motor is quick, apparently the hybrid is faster to 60 than the non-hybrid!
We have already had four adults in the car and it feels very spacious still, with easily room for one, or a few more ! Although it is true this is not a seven seater.
We have the SE-L model which includes a very very good sounding 11 speaker 'Mark Levinson' (no I hadn't heard of that before either) stereo, back seat dvd screens and a reversing camera, which when you get used to it, you wonder how you would do without.
In my opinion this is the best vehicle we could have chosen, but I will come back to this review once the baby is born and we are then using the large boot, with remote opening, in anger with all that baby paraphernalia we will be lugging around !
Product Information : Lexus RX 400h
Manufacturer's product descriptionLexus present the RX400h SE 4 X 4 with E-CVT Automatic Gearbox, Four Wheel Drive (4x4) running on Unleaded Petrol
Boot Capacity (litres): 439
Weight: 2040, 1915
Length: 4760, 4740
Height: 1710, 1750, 1720
Towing Limit (kg): 2000
Engine Size (cc): 3311, 2995
Insurance Group: 16, 17
Driven Wheels: Four Wheel Drive (4x4)
Torque: 212@4400 lb/ft, 209@4500 lb/ft
Fuel Capacity (litres): 65, 72
Warranty: 3 years / 60000 miles
Maximum Speed (mph): 124
Acceleration (0 - 62 mph): 7.6 seconds - (Auto), 9 seconds - (Auto)
Emissions Class: EU4
CO2 Emissions: 192 g/km - (Auto), 288 g/km - (Auto)
Country of Origin: USA
Range + Engine Type: RX 300 4.0h, RX300 4.0h
Body Type: 4 X 4, Estate
Fuel Type: Petrol
Transmission type: E-CVT Automatic Gearbox, 5 Speed Automatic Gearbox
Power: 208, 201
Available Trims: SE; SE-L
Fuel Type: Petrol, Hybrid - Petrol / Electric
Range: Lexus RX
Wheel Base (mm): 2720
Combined Fuel Consumption (mpg): 34.9
Service Interval: 10000 miles
Avg Price: 39270
Listed on Ciao since: 02/02/2007