The 2008 Lexus RX 400h proves you don’t have to sacrifice style or quality to be environmentally-conscious. The RX 400h is a hybrid vehicle – otherwise known as a ‘green vehicle’ – that comes equipped with a 208 horsepower 3.3-liter gas/electric V6 engine mated to a 1-speed ECVT transmission with your choice of FWD or AWD. This four door crossover SUV offers seating capacity for up to five passengers and EPA estimates in the 27 City/24 Highway range. It comes nicely equipped with auto climate control, cruise, keyless entry, navigation, heated seats and ABS brakes.Read more Read less
Both Lexus RX models get only minor appearance changes for 2008, including new chrome door handles and a revised front grille. A new design for the 18-inch alloy wheels is also available. The 400h gets new blue hybrid badges. Two new colors--Desert Sage Metallic and Brandy Wine Mica--join the palette.
Comfort; ride and refinement; safety; available technology features; fuel-efficiency (400h).
The 2008 Lexus RX350 and RX400h offer the comfort and refinement of luxury cars, combined with the spacious, versatile interior of utility vehicles. Several high-tech features are available--like adaptive front lighting--that aren't widely available in its class. The RX400h especially, with its advanced hybrid powertrain, stands out for its high fuel efficiency and 27-mpg city rating. The models also have a very strong reputation for quality; for 2007, the RX was the highest-rated midsize premium multi-activity vehicle in the J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS).