2017 Lexus RX 450h Review, Power Expectations

Given the high demand for the previous model, the new 2017 Lexus RX 450h is expected to be one of the most highly anticipated SUVs as soon as it hits the market. Primarily designed with optimum comfort and convenience in mind, the new luxurious SUV boasts an elegant design and diverse features. Since the release of the current model, the manufacturer embarked on development strategies for the next midsized SUV and thus the new model was born.

2017 Lexus RX 450h front
2017 Lexus RX 450h – Platform and Design:

The manufacturer appeared to have spent a lot of effort towards supplying the car with optimum convenience and luxury. Incorporation of an enhanced satellite navigation system mounted on a bigger display screen ensures you never get lost on your journey. With a luxurious car such as this, a versatile audio player with quality speakers goes without saying. With weight reduction as a constant issue with auto manufacturers, there have been reports that Lexus have been testing the utilization of aluminum as the major element used in making the car`s exterior. This is focused on improving the performance and fuel economy of the 2017 Lexus RX 450h. The HID headlights of the new model have been redesigned and now appear sharper which makes the car look more aggressive.

Up front, the 2017 Lexus RX 450h is equipped with fog lights and a chrome grille that is probably the most dominant feature since it occupies a large space. The rear of the car has been lifted and fitted with a new set of tail lights and all of this is set on 19 inches, high-performance tires to lend the car a sportier look. Overall, though it may appear to be slimmer than the current model, some measurements have been increased to stabilize the vehicle and add to the interior space.

2017 Lexus RX 450h interior
2017 Lexus RX 450h – Power Expectations:

The engine comes in two variations; the base model runs on a 3.5 liter, 6 cylinder VVTi unit with trigger ignition that when combined with its two motors generates up to 300 hp. The hybrid option uses the same petrol unit and an additional electric motor. The engine will utilize Toyota`s 8-speed automatic transmission. Accelerate speed will be from 0 to 60 in 6.9 sec, with top speed 129 mph. The Fuel economy of a new model will be rated 19 mpg in city and 26 mpg in highway drive.

2017 Lexus RX 450h side

2017 Lexus RX 450h – Date of Arrival and Price:

Estimations are that this new SUV will make its debut in the market towards the end of 2016. You have to be willing to part with about $43,000 to own this car.


Among the cars that will be giving the new model a run for its money are; the Volvo XC90, 2017 Ford Escape, 2017 Cadillac XT5, 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2017 GMC Acadia.


The new 2017 Lexus RX 450h has made significant improvements over the outgoing model in more ways than one. It is supremely comfortable with a more efficient engine and an eye-watering interior. The price might be a little high but in the end, it’s worth it to see this elegant car in your garage.

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