2011 Lexus RX 450h Values

Bringing hybrid power to a luxury crossover vehicle, the 2011 Lexus RX 450h has been contradicting what was once the universal acceptance that larger utility vehicles sported heavy fuel consumption. Combining a 3.5 liter V-6 engine with three electric motors, the 2011 RX 450h is smoothly-propelled by 295 horsepower total. Average fuel economy for the Lexus RX 450h front-wheel drive obtains 30 miles per gallon while the all-wheel drive model gives up only 1 mile. Being a luxury crossover, the 2011 Lexus RX 450h is built for ultimate comfort for 5 passengers. Ten-way power front seats, nine speaker Lexus Premium Audio system and Bluetooth connectivity are standard on all 2011 RX 450h models. A Sport package is no longer included on the 2011 RX 450h optional equipment list, but a Luxury Package continues to be available for an extra dose of premium motoring. Added along with an HDD navigation as well as the Premium Package, the 2011 Lexus RX 450h all-wheel model's Luxury Package includes Semi-Aniline leather seating and a wide-view side monitor system.

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2011 model year changes View changes +

There were no major changes for 2011 for the RX SUV, since there was a redesign for 2010. It's still available as the RX 350 and RX 450h -- for hybrid -- in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The 350 does get a new brake override system and both models have added new exterior paint colors.

Competitive comparison View advantages +

Smooth ride; Lexus-worthy quiet cabin; plenty of room for people and cargo

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The RX 350 and RX 450h land squarely in the full-sized luxury SUV segment, with the amenities and horsepower to back it up. The 450h has the extra benefit of a hybrid drivetrain that can run on batteries alone for short distances. The 350 does all right on its own, doing 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, but the 450h really shines with 28 mpg city and 32 mpg highway.


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RX450H-V6

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