2014 lexus rx 450h




2014 lexus rx 450h

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    The Lexus RX h delivers on its promise of impressive fuel economy, utility and luxury. For a hybrid luxury crossover SUV, it's a great choice.

    The Good The Lexus RX h is an exceptionally quiet luxury SUV, even when its gasoline engine is running. The optional Mark.

    2014 lexus rx 450h

    2014 lexus rx 450h

    The Lexus UX is an efficient, well-equipped premium crossover. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. I suppose that between the CVT and the hybrid system's gas-electric handoff, there's a lot of wiggle room between my foot and the rubber meeting the road. Steering was surprisingly heavy, again for a luxury SUV.

    2014 lexus rx 450h

    2014 lexus rx 450h

    2014 lexus rx 450h

    2014 lexus rx 450h

    2014 lexus rx 450h

    Lexus RX h review: Lexus RX hybrid delivers quiet performance, OK economy - CNET

    The optional Mark Levinson audio system is worth every penny. Tech and cabin design feels a bit dated for this model. The Bottom Line The Lexus RX h isn't a sexy choice, but it is a strong performer and a comfortable luxury cruiser with one of the quietest power trains in its class.

    Visit manufacturer site for details. You probably drive past a dozen of these on your way to work -- some hybrid, some not, some new and some old -- and never take a second glance. That is, unless you're lucky enough to find yourself sitting inside of one and enjoying its comfortable ride, reliable performance, and well-thought-out amenities. Even then, the RX seems a bit like a practical decision, not a passionate one.

    2014 lexus rx 450h

    It's a smart choice, if not a sexy one. This Lexus RX h sits at the top of the model's totem pole, promising the most power, the most efficiency, the quietest cabin, and the best tech that the current RX platform has to offer. While it doesn't draw attention to itself, doesn't overwhelm or overcompensate, the RX h is spacious, refined, and comfortable.

    And over the course of my testing the SUV gave me a few little "A-ha! Let's start in the engine bay, which is where the RX h differs the most from the rest of the RX lineup. Under a sea of plastic engine covers designed to muffle power-train noise and keep you from mucking around with the oily bits, you'll find a 3. The combo works together to get you a maximum of available horsepower.

    2014 lexus rx 450h

    Our all-wheel-drive variant adds a second kW electric motor on the rear axle to drive the rear wheels on demand with power stored in the RX's NiMH battery pack under the back seats.

    This drive-by-wire setup eliminates the need for a fore-t0-aft driveshaft, thus saving weight and allowing the SUV to do without a hump in the second-row foot space. Being electric, the torque to the rear axle is instantaneous when needed for accelerating or gripping. As the car's a hybrid, the rear electric motor doubles as a generator when not in use, grabbing extra energy during regenerative braking to charge the battery pack.

    Lexus doesn't officially state a torque number for the RX hybrid, claiming that the hybrid's twisting force can't so simply be derived, which is frustrating for those checking the specs. However, the RX h feels like it has plenty of pound-feet at its disposal when the time comes to accelerate. One of the best benefits of the Lexus hybrid system doesn't show up on the spec sheet. The SUV is extremely quiet in its operation, which you'd expect when running fully under electric power, but even when the gasoline engine fires up for freeway cruising or when working with the electric motors to accelerate away from a traffic light at a reasonable speed, the RX is quite quiet.

    2014 lexus rx 450h

    That the gasoline engine's transition from stopped to running is nearly imperceptible helps a lot with that feeling of refinement. If there is a trade-off to the smooth, silent hybrid system, it's a lack of pedal feel. While the hybrid likes a light foot, it has a tendency to smooth out pedal input, which is good for fuel economy, but can create a slight lag when you need a quick squirt of power for a pass.

    I suppose that between the CVT and the hybrid system's gas-electric handoff, there's a lot of wiggle room between my foot and the rubber meeting the road. Give it the beans for a quick stoplight drag race and RX does not disappoint with its acceleration. There's no drama and no wheelspin, just a brief surge of electric torque before the engine joins the chorus with plentiful power. Because the CVT holds its ratio, there's no jerking or interruption of power for shifting, but it also means that the engine holds a single Hoover-like induction note.

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