2017 Lexus RX 450h Boasts Best-in-Class Luxury and Mileage

As there’s a great demand for luxury SUV with high fuel efficiency, 2017 Lexus RX 450h might just be the one. Just like the regular RX, this hybrid Lexus RX offers meticulous quality and a pleasing ride.

With the options for various packages, buyers can look forward to an endless personalization of 2017 RX 450h. These available packages include:

  • Luxury Package
  • Towing Prep Package
  • Cold Weather Package
  • Navigation Package
  • Navigation/Mark Levinson Premium Audio Package
  • Rear-seat Entertainment System Package
  • Luxury Package

2017 Lexus RX 450h

Powertrain

2017 Lexus RX 450h comes with a 259 HP 3.5-liter V6 engine that incorporates 4 cam, 4 valves per cylinder configuration with Variable Valve Timing. This engine is mated with a pair of 123 kW electric motors/generators which feed 67 HP to the rear axle and 165 HP to the front.

In total, the combined outputs of engine and electric motors count 308 HP and 247 lb-ft of torque. A 4-wheel-drive, CVT and Drive Mode Select are all part of this Lexus hybrid drive. With this hybrid powertrain, 0 to 60 mph sprint is achieved in 7.9 seconds and top speed is limited to 112 mph. As to fuel economy, the figures stay at 31 mpg city, 28 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined.

Other features of this hybrid powertrain include:

  • Single stainless steel exhaust
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Permanently locked hubs
  • Sequential sport shift
  • Regenerative brakes

Exterior and Interior

The exterior styling of 2017 Lexus RX 450h goes on par with the rest of 2017 RX lineup. Like 2017 Lexus RX 350 model, this hybrid variant wears the signature trapezoidal grille which dominates the front fascia. What make this grille different from the rest is its horizontal slats which is different from RX 450h F Sport’s mesh type.

2017 Lexus RX 450h Exterior

The headlights now hold sharper edges and accents which project a striking look. Sharp body lines are influenced by aerodynamics and continue throughout its side body. There’s a subtle plastic cladding over the entire body edges which hint sportiness.

Moving on, its rear fascia has an aggressive approach as the rear overhang looks sharp which comes in great contrast with the robust rear wheel arches. All in all, this 2017 RX 450h can be bought in several colors. The options have been put out as:

  • Satin Cashmere Metallic
  • Silver Lining Metallic
  • Caviar
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Atomic Silver
  • Nightfall Mica
  • Autumn Shimmer
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Obsidian

The interior cabin of this new 2017 RX 450h is as welcoming as it could ever be. Some of the standard interior cabin features include an 8-inch command screen, 9 speaker audio, Siri Eyes Free, faux-leather upholstery and 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat.

2017 Lexus RX 450h Safety Tech and Accessories

2017 RX 450h has been infested with several safety features like lane-keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, forward collision warning and mitigation. Similarly, available accessories include:

  • Roof Rack Cross Bars
  • Body-Side Moldings
  • Illuminated Door Sills
  • Mudguards
  • Door Edge Guards
  • Key Gloves
  • Emergency Assistance Kit
  • Towing Equipment
  • Ball Mount
  • Alloy Wheel Locks

2017 Lexus RX 450h Interior

Competitors and Price

Jaguar F-pace SUV, BMW X5 SUV and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class SUV come in competition with this model. As to pricing, this 2017 Lexus RX 450h wears a price tag of $53,035 (varies with packages and accessories).

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