2013 Lexus RX 450h road test, Catskill Mountains, NY, July 2012
On top of that came a navigation system and backup camera, at a stiff $2,775, an $825 Comfort Package of heated and ventilated front seats and rain-sensing wipers, and Intuitive Parking Assist at $500. Wheel locks ($81) and a cargo net ($59) made up the balance of the price.
In the end, we don't have a definitive answer for Mr. Fink.
But unlike the 2012 Toyota Prius liftback--which based on all evidence we've seen delivers gas mileage pretty close to its EPA rating of 50 mpg--we have to caution potential buyers of the Lexus (and Toyota) hybrid crossovers that their mileage may vary significantly from the EPA numbers.
We welcome comments from readers who own or have experience with the Lexus RX hybrid line.
What kind of mileage have you gotten? Is this a car you would consider? Or is the hybrid aspect not necessarily worth the extra cash?
Leave us your thoughts in the Comments below.