A front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive version of the hybrid-powered Lexus RX 450h is offered with slight changes for the 2015 model year. Appearing similar to the 2015 Lexus RX 350 luxury crossover, the RX 450h is created as a higher fuel efficiency choice. Propelled through a hybrid drivetrain, the RX 450h is equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 gasoline engine combined with electric motors. Two electric motors are found on the front-wheel drive 2015 Lexus RX 450h while three are located on the all-wheel drive model of the RX 450h. Combined gasoline/electric power for the 2015 Lexus RX 450h is rated at 290 horsepower channeled through an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission. Fuel economy for the 2015 Lexus RX 450h is assessed at 30 miles per gallon as a combined average for the front-wheel drive model and 29 miles per gallon with the all-wheel drive model. New for the Lexus RX 450h for 2015, a Lexus Display Audio system operating with a seven-inch screen and 12 speakers for stereo sound is included standard inside the five-passenger cabin. Automatic headlights, 10-way power-adjustable front seats and Siri Eyes Free Mode are some of the standard convenience features found on the 2015 Lexus RX 450h. The 2015 Lexus RX 450h’s interior can be ordered with a Matte Bamboo trim.Read more Read less
For 2015, the Lexus RX lineup gets new Display Audio systems, as well as a standard backup camera system, plus an updated version of the Remote Touch interface knob in models equipped with the navigation system. Appearance-wise, there's a newly optional 5-spoke 19-inch alloy wheel option, with light gray paint and a machined finish. Otherwise the RX lineup is carried over unchanged, with RX 350, RX 450h and RX F Sport models.
Elegant look and feel; tight, quiet interior; smooth ride; impressive audio and infotainment systems; versatility and interior space; excellent fuel economy with the RX 450h hybrid.
The Lexus RX us a luxurious crossover utility vehicle that stands out for offering an extremely comfortable, quiet interior with none of the rugged styling cues that are flaunted by some other luxury-brand SUVs. The Mark Levinson premium sound system in the RX is a standout, even among the others in the class. The RX family also has an excellent reputation for high resale value and long-term reliability. The RX 350 F Sport is the model to get for those who want more of a sporty driving feel in this family, while those who embrace technology may want to go with the RX 450h hybrid and its excellent 32-mpg city fuel economy rating.