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2010 Lexus RX 450h

At a Glance

Pricing $37,625 - $49,900
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 3.5l V6, 3.5l V6 HEV
Transmissions A6, CVT
Fuel Economy 18-28 (city), 24-27 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 47

Overview Information

The Lexus RX was one of the first car-based SUVs to gain popularity. During the boom of SUV sales, the RX offered a strong combination of SUV versatility and entry-level (for Lexus) pricing. Offered in FWD and AWD forms, the RX350 is powered by a 3.5L V6. The Lexus 450H is the hybrid powertrain version. Classified as a full hybrid, the RX450H is capable of running entirely on gasoline or electric power. The complexity of the hybrid powertrain adds improved fuel economy and the bragging rights that come along with that. However, the hybrid version also adds about $10k to the sticker price bringing the MSRP to about $50k with some of the more desirable options.

What Changed:

The RX is overhauled with new styling inside and out. The RX lineup remains the same with both V6 and hybrid models offered in FWD and AWD. The gas/electric hybrid model is now called the RX 450h. The new model is roughly the same size, increasing only 1 inch in length and 2 inches in width. Although the RX has gained both weight and power, its fuel economy has improved.

Official Word:

Lexus unveiled the all-new, next generation RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid at a press conference today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The vehicle that pioneered the car-based luxury utility vehicle segment when it launched in 1998, is completely redesigned and will continue to set new benchmarks in areas that have made it the best-selling luxury utility vehicle: innovation, styling, performance, utility and comfort. At the heart of the new RX models are two improved...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
RX 350 3.5l V6 (275-bhp) A6 FWD 18/25/21 47 $37,625
RX 350 3.5l V6 (275-bhp) A6 AWD 18/24/21 45 $39,025
RX 350 Premium 3.5l V6 (275-bhp) A6 FWD 18/25/21 47 $40,025
RX 350 Premium 3.5l V6 (275-bhp) A6 AWD 18/24/21 45 $41,425
RX 350 Premium + Comfort 3.5l V6 (275-bhp) A6 FWD 18/25/21 47 $41,975
RX 350 Luxury 3.5l V6 (275-bhp) A6 FWD 18/25/21 47 $42,525
RX 350 Premium + Comfort 3.5l V6 (275-bhp) A6 AWD 18/24/21 45 $43,375
RX 350 Luxury 3.5l V6 (275-bhp) A6 AWD 18/24/21 45 $43,925
RX 350 Luxury + Comfort 3.5l V6 (275-bhp) A6 FWD 18/25/21 47 $44,425
RX 350 Luxury + Comfort 3.5l V6 (275-bhp) A6 AWD 18/24/21 45 $45,825
RX 450h 3.5l V6 HEV (245-bhp) CVT FWD 28/27/28 42 $42,685
RX 450h 3.5l V6 HEV (245-bhp) CVT AWD 28/27/28 42 $44,275
RX 450h Premium 3.5l V6 HEV (245-bhp) CVT FWD 28/27/28 42 $45,085
RX 450h Premium + Comfort 3.5l V6 HEV (245-bhp) CVT FWD 28/27/28 42 $45,910
RX 450h Premium 3.5l V6 HEV (245-bhp) CVT AWD 28/27/28 42 $46,675
RX 450h Premium + Comfort 3.5l V6 HEV (245-bhp) CVT AWD 28/27/28 42 $47,500
RX 450h Luxury 3.5l V6 HEV (245-bhp) CVT AWD 28/27/28 42 $49,075
RX 450h Luxury + Comfort 3.5l V6 HEV (245-bhp) CVT AWD 28/27/28 42 $49,900