Lexus has been manufacturing hybrid cars since 2006 and its first model was the Rx 400h. Till the present year it has been making hybrid cars with new innovations and launched a model called 2015 Lexus Rx 450h. Now lets look at the model highlights and unique modifications one by one in detail to get a idea of the hybrid model.
Spindle grille in the front of the car is a big change in the Suv segment of hybrid model which was present in the previous model but this year Rx 450 h grille comes with minor changes. 2015 Lexus RX 450h has 4 doors with power controlled windows. Body of the car has heated mirrors as well as auto dimming mirrors with side indicators.
Trailer hitch receiver and the spoiler of the car give it a stylish look. Headlamps of the model comes with two options to choose from whether High intensity discharge(HID) or Light emitting Diode(LED) technology. Even the rear lamps are redsigned and gives you trendy look. Wheels of the car are 19″ and have a triple split five spoke with gray paint and machined finish. The car also rear window wipers and defroster as well as front fog lamps below the head lamps. All wheel drive or front wheel drive are the two options to choose from. Ground clearance of the car is 7.3 inches.
When we look at the interiors of the car it comes with little modifications but rest of them are same when compared to the previous model. Standard audio display with a seven inch screen comes in all variants of the Rx 450 h. Seats are 10 way power adjustable which are leather wrapped. Three spoke steering wheel also leather wrapped and has audio control buttons mounted on it for easier control of audio system.Lexus hybrid model also comes with 12 speakers and if your not satisfied with this than you have an option 15 speaker surround system with 0.1 low total hormonic distortion(THD). It also has blue tooth streaming with USB or Ipod ports for charging. There are also other basic facilities like navigation system,air conditioning system,automatic temperature control and a moon roof in this hybrid SUV model. Regarding the safety of all the passengers in this car you are provided with dual front and side impact airbags. There are also knee,overhead and rear impact airbags for your safety with ABS brake system.
Engine,Fuel consumption and Performance
2015 Lexus RX 450h hybrid model can perform in three ways firstly the electric ,secondly gas and thirdly the combination of both gas and electric way. It has engine of 3.5 liters V6 with 4 valves per cylinder and also a VVT-i(Variable valve timing with intelligence) which provides a horse power of 295. It has a tank capacity 17.2 gallons and can provide you with 28 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on highway with an average of 29 miles per gallon when both are combined. It can reach the top speed of 60 mph in 7.8 seconds and top speed is electronically limited to 112 mph.
2015 Lexus RX 450h Price
Over all price of the 2015 Lexus RX 450h varies from $47,000 to $49,000 approximately depending on additional features and options you choose from.