Completely redesigned for the new model year, the 2010 Lexus RX 450h is a luxury hybrid SUV that comfortably seats 5 passengers and hits 30+ mpg on the highway or 28 mpg in the city. The RX 450h is available in FWD or AWD configurations and each receives power from a combination of a 3.5L V6 gasoline engine and an electric motor which work together to produce 295 hp. The RX 450h is able to achieve its impressive fuel economy because this hybrid powertrain operates in either full electric, full gas, or a combination of the two.Read more Read less
For 2010, the Lexus RX has been completely redesigned, with new body panels throughout and slightly larger overall dimensions. Two versions are available: the RX 350, and the RX 450h. Both are available in either two or all-wheel drive. Last year's 270 horsepower 3.5L V6 has been slightly reworked for the new RX 350, now producing 275 horsepower, and a new 6-speed transmission replaces last year's 5-speed unit. This year's all-new RX 450h makes 295 horsepower--27 horsepower more than the 2009 RX 400h it replaces. It can run on one or both of its power sources, comes equipped with a CVT transmission and requires no plug-in charging. All RXs get an all-new rear suspension control arm system, replacing 2009's strut tower system and providing an extra 1.7 cubic feet of cargo space. 18-inch wheels are now standard, with 19-inch wheels optional, and the brakes have been updated with dual-piston calipers and larger rotors front and rear.
High-end interior fit and finish; comfortable ride; good overall handling and utility.
Lexus's RX series created the luxury SUV market at its introduction in 1998, and since then, Lexus has worked hard to continually refine the concept. The RX series is not the only SUV in the Lexus lineup, but it is the best known and best selling of the group and it's a great choice for those looking for a high level of comfort and convenience while also needing the utility of an all-wheel drive SUV or the eco-friendliness of a hybrid.