Lexus RX | 450h L 3.5 5dr CVT [Premium pack]

LEXUS RX 450h L 3.5 5dr CVT [Premium pack]
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Deal Summary

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Contract Length

24 Months

Maintenance

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£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Leather Seats
Leather Seats
Reversing Camera
Reversing Camera
Alloy Wheels
20" Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Climate Control
Climate Control

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Front windscreen de-icer
  • Laminated front side windows
  • Privacy glass (rear side windows and rear screen)
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
  • Rear wiper
  • UV reducing glass
BRAKES
  • ABS
  • EBD Brake Assist
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Electronically controlled braking
  • Hill start assist
  • Traction control
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Carpet mats
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • VDIM
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
COMMUNICATION
  • Bluetooth system
  • Wireless Smartphone charger
DRIVER AIDS
  • Adaptive cruise control pre-crash system
  • Drive mode selector
  • Driver alert system
  • EPAS
  • Intelligent parking assist
  • Lane keep assist
  • Reversing camera
  • Traffic sign recognition
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Hands free power tailgate
  • Push button starter
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • Analogue clock
  • Analogue clock with GPS function
  • Multi-information display
  • Premium navigation system
  • Remote touch interface
  • Service interval indicator
  • Trip computer
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming interior mirror dimming door mirrors
  • Door mirror memory
  • Electric folding door mirrors
  • Electrochromatic rear view mirror
  • Heated door mirrors
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Gloss black inlay
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 12 speakers
  • 12.3" colour touch-screen display
  • 2 USB charging points in 2nd row
  • Auxiliary input socket
  • DAB Digital radio
  • DVD System
  • Steering wheel mounted audio/telephone controls
  • USB connection
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Roof rails
  • Roof spoiler
  • Scuff plates
  • Smart power back door system
  • Solid paint
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • 3 eye LED headlamps
  • Adaptive front lighting system
  • Auto high beam
  • Headlight washers
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED front and rear sequential indicators
  • LED front fog lights
  • LED rear lights
  • LED sequential scrolling front indicators
  • Puddle lights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • 3 zone climate control
  • Auto air recirculation
  • Clean air filter
  • Driver/passenger temperature controls
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 2 bag hooks in luggage compartment
  • 3 x 12V power sockets
  • 3rd row storage with cup holders
  • 4 load securing hooks in luggage area
  • Card holder installed in driver and passengers sun visors
  • Centre armrest with storage box
  • Electric adjustable steering column
  • Front and rear door pockets with bottle holders
  • Front centre armrest with 2 cupholders
  • Heated leather steering wheel
  • Leather gear knob
  • Leather gear lever
  • Lexus safety system
  • Memory for steering column
  • Multi function steering wheel
  • Rear armrest with storage cupholders
  • Rear door map pockets
  • Rear side window blinds
  • Side sunshades
  • Smooth leather upholstery
  • Sunglasses holder
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Illuminated entry system
  • LED interior illumination
SAFETY
  • Curtain airbags
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Driver/front passenger side airbags
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Front passenger seat cushion airbag
  • Front/rear seatbelt pre-tensioners
  • Passenger airbag cut-off device
  • Rear passenger side airbags
  • Sway warning system
  • Three 3 point rear seatbelts
  • Tyre pressure warning
  • WIL whiplash protection front seats
SEATS
  • 2 way electric lumbar support
  • 3 rear headrests
  • 60/40 split sliding rear seats
  • 8 way electric adjust front seats
  • Driver seat memory function
  • Electric folding 3rd row seats
  • Front head restraints
  • Front seat back map pockets
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Isofix standard child seat restraint mounting
  • Sliding/reclining rear seats
SECURITY
  • Anti theft alarm
  • Deadlocks
  • Immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central double locking
  • Smart keyless entry
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 20" Alloy wheels
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Space saver spare wheel

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 138
  • HC: 40E
  • HC+NOx: N
  • NOx: 0.009
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Bore: 94
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 3456
  • Compression Ratio: 13.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout: V6
  • Cylinders: 6
  • Engine Codes: 2GR-FXS
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears: 1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 24
  • Stroke: 83
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 47.1
  • EC Extra Urban: 47.1
  • EC Urban: 45.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 8.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 6.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 7.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 9.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 8.1
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: h L
  • Coin Series: Premium Pack
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 77
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 5
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 313
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 3.5
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 91
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 12
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: 79
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: 82
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 7.7
  • BHP: 313
  • Engine Power KW: 230
  • Engine Power RPM: 6000
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 247
  • Engine Torque MKG: 34.2
  • Engine Torque NM: 335
  • Engine Torque RPM: 4600
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 124
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: True
  • Tyre Size Front: 235/55 R20
  • Tyre Size Rear: 235/55 R20
  • Tyre Size Spare: SPACE SAVER
  • Wheel Style: N
  • Wheel Type: 20" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1700
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 5000
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 13.8
  • Wheelbase: 2790
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1895
  • Width (including mirrors): 2180
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 495
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 65
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 966
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: N
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: N
  • No. of Seats: 7

Reviews

Lexus Rx FULL OF EASTERN PROMISE (70/100)

The revised fourth generation Lexus RX looks a useful improvement. Jonathan Crouch reckons though, that'll it'll appeal to much the same kind of buyer.

Ten Second Review

Large, plush SUV motoring is personified by the Lexus RX. Since an original launch back in 1998, it's been finding a select but loyal band of buyers, usually with hybrid power - though this car still doesn't offer the clever Plug-in technology now being used by other rivals in this segment. This revised version is better equipped and can, if you wish, also be ordered in 7-seat RX L guise. Let's check it out.

Background

In an era where other brands trumpet hybrid engines in the luxury SUV segment as if they're the latest thing, Lexus can afford to feel rather smug. Toyota's luxury brand has been selling petrol electric power in its RX model in this market sector since 2005 and has further refined that technology in the fourth generation version we're going to look at here. Surprisingly, the brand has chosen - for the moment at least - not to follow rivals in offering buyers hybrid power with a Plug-in option, but it has that technology at its fingertips for the future. Of course, not every buyer in this part of the market wants a hybrid, but Lexus doesn't agree with the diesel technology that rivals offer. Engines apart, this better equipped MK4 model RX looks tempting, though it still won't be the first choice for those prioritising driving dynamics.

Driving Experience

So what's the RX 450h hybrid like? Well you get in, luxuriate in the beautiful leather seats and enjoy the commanding SUV-style driving position before pressing the starter button to be greeted by.. Nothing. The engine's running, true enough. It's just that at this point, it's doing so silently under battery power alone and if you've a gentle right foot, that's all it will continue to use at speeds of up to 30mph before the 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine kicks in, controlled via a six-speed CVT auto gearbox. This mechanical package is much as it was before, with power rated at 308bhp and there's a useful 335Nm of torque for towing. It sounds good too, thanks to a sound generator system that creates a performance-style air intake roar. The E-Four 4WD system's functions have been tuned for sharp response when accelerating through bends. Don't expect too much in terms of off piste ability though. Lexus doesn't think potential buyers will be interested - and they're probably right. Instead, the brand has concentrated on improving the tarmac response of it's the steering and suspension systems in recent years, so as to create a more involving drive. And sure enough, the RX is still one of the most comfortable, refined SUVs in its class.

Design and Build

This fourth generation RX was designed from the outset as a significantly bigger SUV that its previous generation predecessors. And a more stylish one too, with eye-catching external creases and curves that capture the design language evident in the sheet metal treatment of other recent Lexus models, such as the IS, NX and RC. At the front end, the Lexus signature spindle grille is contained in a chrome-finished frame and flanked by LED headlights. The sharply tapering front and rear wing flares add muscle to the RX's appearance, while the main body section displays a diamond shape that flows out from the front spindle grille and back to the tailgate. Inside, there's a classy, spacious cabin that sits its passengers relatively low for better headroom. Lexus has paid special attention to the comfort of rear seat passengers, and by lowering the rear floor section has produced a seating position that bears comparison with the LS limousine. Cargo capacity remains slightly compromised in hybrid guise, though will be sufficient for most owners. There's also a slightly lengthened RX L seven-seat bodystyle if you want it.

Market and Model

List prices start at around £50,000 for this car in base hybrid 450h 'RX'-spec form. Next up is the 'Sport' version, costing around £55,000, then the top 'Takumi' derivative, prived at around £62,000. That's for the standard body shape. If you want the lengthened RX L 7-seat version, there's a premium to pay which varies from around £1,200 if you go for base trim to as little as around £300 if you've chosen top 'Takumi' spec. Pricing represents decent value compared to notable rivals like BMW's X5, Mercedes' GLE and the Range Rover Sport. All RX models, as you'd expect, are very well equipped. Across the range, you'll find standard features like full-leather upholstery, powered heated seats, dual-zone climate control, rear privacy glass, the Lexus Navigation system with an eight-inch display screen, a nine-speaker audio set-up with DAB, a reversing camera, LED headlamps, roof rails and dual chrome-tipped exhausts. Across the complete range, Lexus Safety System+ is fitted as standard, providing active safety systems that help prevent or mitigate collisions in the most common traffic accident scenarios. Elements include a Pre-Collision System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Sway Warning System, Traffic Sign Recognition and Automatic High Beam/Adaptive High-beam System.

Cost of Ownership

The WLTP returns on offer from this RX450h - 35.1mpg-37.3mpg and emissions returns from 132g/km of CO2 with 18-inch wheels fitted - look very good indeed. You're essentially looking at diesel-style running costs with cheaper green pump fuel, plus the kind of CO2 figure that'll really make a difference when it comes to the bottom line figure on your tax return. Of course, much of the time - when you're waiting at a traffic crossing for example with the engine seamlessly disabled and battery power in motion - you won't be emitting any CO2 at all. Electric-only use doesn't just eliminate CO2 dirtiness: it also gets rid of Nox exhaust emissions too, green-friendliness today's government wants to incentivise. As a result, Lexus reckons that ownership of this car could save higher-rate tax payers a considerable amount when they compare this car against some of its less efficient diesel rivals. At the same time, the companies they work for will benefit from a handy 20% write-down allowance against tax.

Summary

This isn't the most capable luxury SUV you can buy. It isn't the sportiest to drive. And it's not the most affordable to buy. But despite all of that, it will continue to attract a significant following in this segment. Once you've bought the thing, after all, its running costs can be usefully less than even the most frugal of its diesel competitors. While other manufacturers dithered over hybrid technology, Toyota's Lexus division got on and developed it. Their first hybrid RX was an impressive achievement and this one has added a more stylish, spacious cabin and extra technology to existing strengths of comfort, refinement and a high specification. Overall though, the reasons you'll want to buy this car really haven't changed very much. Comfort, efficiency and class. As ever with Lexus.

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