Lexus RX News

  • 2018 Lexus RX L, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

    Lexus invented the idea of a luxury hybrid utility vehicle in a version of its RX crossover well over a decade ago, but sales haven't been strong of late. Cheap gasoline, better fuel efficiency from all types of vehicles due to rising CAFE rules, and a lack of interest in hybrids have all hurt the latest version of the RX Hybrid. Now it has released prices for the 2019 Lexus RX 450hL crossover at the Chicago auto show. DON'T MISS: 2018 Lexus RX L adds third row to fast-selling luxury crossover That's a new seven-seat version of the RX hybrid, with an extended wheelbase and a third-row seat...

  • 2017 Lexus RX 450h, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2017
    2017 Lexus RX 450h hybrid gas mileage review

    The Lexus RX pretty much invented the luxury mid-size SUV category, and it remains a substantial part of the brand's sales in the U.S. 20 years later. It was also the brand's first hybrid crossover, sharing underpinnings with its larger and less-pricey Toyota Highlander Hybrid sibling. The RX was...

  • 2016 Lexus RX 450h F Sport
    2016 Lexus RX Hybrid F Sport First Drive

    The Lexus RX luxury crossover—and particularly the RX 450h hybrid version—has always been an image vehicle. But now, for 2016, the RX lineup finally gets an image that says something other than pragmatic, fiscally responsible luxury. It’s no surprise why this vehicle is the...

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    2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid Unveiled At New York Auto Show

    The 2016 Lexus RX 450h was unveiled at the 2015 New York Auto Show.

  • 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011
    How Long Do Hybrid Cars Last: Which Will Make 150,000 Miles?

    Which hybrid cars accumulate the most mileage over time? According to a new data analysis, there's one hybrid that stands head and shoulders above the rest--and it's not the Toyota Prius. Used-car listing aggregator iSeeCars analyzed more than 20 million used-car listings posted during April and...

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    2014 Lexus Hybrids: Ultimate Guide

    As part of the Toyota empire, Lexus was one of the first carmakers to realize the potential of hybrids, and the company now has a wide range of hybrids, competing in several market classes. So successful has Lexus's hybrid range been, that the company has now sold over half a million--and with new...

  • 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

    Toyota announced yesterday that it would conduct a voluntary recall of 133,000 Highlander Hybrid and Lexus RX400h crossover utility vehicles. The affected vehicles cover model years 2006 through 2010 for the Highlander, and 2006 through 2008 for the RX. Both vehicles share a platform and use the same powertrain. The recall will fix transistors in the hybrids’ inverter assemblies, which Toyota says can “experience heat damage due to variations in characteristics of the transistors’ parallel circuits.” Toyota says the malfunctioning inverters will cause warning lights on...

  • 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
    Six High-Mileage Hybrids That Will Keep You Invisible

    Hybrid cars may not be universally popular, but most can appreciate the thinking behind them. After all, who actually likes paying high prices for gas? Even so, some may prefer the benefits of hybrid technology without the image that occasionally comes with it. We've picked six hybrid cars that...

  • 2013 Lexus RX 450h road test, Catskill Mountains, NY, July 2012
    Google Adds Lexus RX450h To Self-Driving Fleet, Safer Than Drivers

    After more than 300,000 miles of testing, Google’s automated self-driving Toyota Priuses have proven that self-driving cars have a future. Now Google is adding another hybrid car to its self-driving fleet: the 2012 Lexus RX450h luxury crossover SUV. “To provide the best experience we...

  • 2011 Lexus HS 250h
    Five New 2012 Hybrid Cars To Consider Steering Clear Of

    Say "hybrid car," and most people think Toyota Prius. The Japanese maker has sold roughly 3 million Prius models worldwide since 1997, which is more than half of all the hybrids in the world. The 2012 Toyota Prius remains the gold standard among hybrid-electric vehicles, with three of its four...

  • 2013 Lexus RX 450h road test, Catskill Mountains, NY, July 2012
    2013 Lexus RX 450h: 750-Mile Gas Mileage Test

    The Lexus RX luxury crossover line is the mainstay of Toyota's luxury line in the U.S., representing fully 42 percent of the brand's total 2011 sales. And the hybrid Lexus RX 450h model finds many buyers among progressive, affluent suburban families. There's just one problem: Its real-world gas...

  • 2010 Lexus RX 450h
    Lexus Recalls 2010 RX450H In Extended Floor Mat Recall

    More than two years after Toyota and its luxury brand Lexus recalled the majority of its hybrid cars to stop the accelerator pedal sticking on aftermarket mats, yet more of its cars have just been recalled for the snip. This time, it isn’t Toyota’s Prius hybrid, but over 150,000 RX...

  • 2013 Lexus RX 450h

    Toyota has released new or updated pricing on the 2013 RX 450h hybrid crossover and the 2013 GS 450h hybrid sedan.

  • 2012 Lexus RX 450h
    Lexus RX 450h Drive To Geneva: What (MPG)'ll She Do, Mister?

    Before we were handed the keys to the 2012 Lexus RX 450h AWD, we were advised that although the luxury SUV would be a comfortable companion, freeway driving isn't the best test for a hybrid vehicle. Or is it? After all, we already know that hybrids work best in city driving, but low tailpipe...

  • 2013 Lexus RX 450h teaser
    2013 Lexus RX 450h Live Gallery: 2012 Geneva Motor Show

    This morning at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Lexus unveiled the 2013 RX 450h hybrid SUV, essentially a minor revision to its popular crossover SUV hybrid. Outside, the new RX 450h wears a new set of bumpers, complete with redesigned grille, LED daytime running lights and a reshaped headlamp. At the...

  • 2013 Lexus RX 450h teaser
    2013 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid SUV: Geneva Show Preview

    The 2012 Toyota Prius is one of the cleanest vehicles on the road right now, but talented though it may be, not everyone wants their hybrid technology in a standard hatchback. That's where cars like the 2013 Lexus RX 450h come in, offering similar technology to the Prius, but in an altogether more...

  • 2012 Lexus RX 450h
    2012 Lexus RX 450h To Geneva: What Would You Like To Know?

    Tuesday next week marks the start of the 82nd Geneva Motor Show. Physically small in size, it's nevertheless one of the biggest events on the motoring calendar and the scene of major launches every year. This year, Lexus is lending us an example of its premium hybrid off-roader, the 2012 Lexus RX...

  • 2013 Lexus RX leaked via official brochure
    2013 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid SUV Leaked, Debuts At Geneva Show

    The Lexus RX 450h, on sale since 2009, is set to gain a facelift this year and a sporty new trim line, to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The 2013 RX will gain some of the styling cues found on the 2013 Lexus GS range, giving the front end a sharper, more aggressive look. The...

  • 2011 Lexus RX 450h

    Toyota's Prius is something of a figurehead for the green car movement, but despite its many talents, we'll admit it may not be suitable for all drivers. What if you want economy but don't want to sacrifice the utility and security of something a little bigger? Maybe you're still concerned about getting good mileage, but want the extra traction of all-wheel drive this Winter? We have just the list for you. Detailed below are the top five 2011 model-year all-wheel drive cars ranked by combined EPA economy, ready for some winter gas-saving. 2011 Lexus RX 450h AWD - 29 MPG combined Toyota and...

  • 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid
    Five High-Mileage SUVs You’ll Want To Check Out For 2012

    You’re an SUV owner looking to upgrade your current car, but you’re also getting tired of increasing gas prices and the way those hybrid and electric car owners look at you on the freeway. At the same time, you’re not about to downsize to a sub-compact in order to get good gas...

  • 2011 Lexus RX 450h
    Lexus CX 300h Hybrid: Luxury Brand To Launch RX Baby Brother?

    Last September, Toyota said the company would launch six new hybrids by the end of 2012. Now, a report from the German car magazine AutoBild suggests that one of those is a new Lexus: a baby brother for the brand's hugely successful RX 450h hybrid crossover utility vehicle. The new compact...

  • 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
    2006-2007 Lexus RX 400h, Toyota Highlander Hybrids: Recall

    Toyota will recall 2006-2007 Highlander Hybrid and Lexus RX 400h hybrid crossovers to inspect and repair a component that could fail in the hybrid control system.

  • 2011 Ford Vertrek concept
    Why Ford Would Be Crazy To Kill The Escape Hybrid: Real AWD

    Ford has made lots of changes to its model lineup of late, some of them remarkably quickly. Now comes word that the new Ford Escape compact crossover for 2013 may not include the Escape Hybrid model it has sold since 2004. We think that would be a terrible shame, because it takes off the market a...

  • Ford Escape Hybrid Cargo Space (Seats Up)
    Roundup: Hybrid SUVs and Crossovers from Ford, Toyota, Chevy

    Our reader Celeste wrote to ask us about available hybrid SUVs and crossovers, and we thought our answer might be useful for the site. At the moment, there are three main hybrid SUVs sold in the U.S. Each of them also has variations sold under other brands. All are likely to be durable, as their...

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