Lexus Slashes Price of 2018 RX 450h Hybrid

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CARS.COM — Lexus quietly made big price cuts to its 2018 RX hybrid and hybrid F Sport SUV’s, while raising the price $50 for the gasoline base model. The price for the 2018 RX 450h hybrid, which is all-wheel-drive-only, has been lowered by $7,340 to start at $46,690 with the $995 destination fee. The price for the F Sport version of the hybrid has been cut $5,440 to start at $52,050. If you just put one of those big red bows on a Lexus at the end of last year, this may not make you happy.

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Meanwhile, the gasoline front-wheel-drive 2018 RX 350 starts at $44,265, including $995 destination, and the all-wheel-drive RX 350 starts at $45,665; both of these luxury vehicles are up 50 bucks from 2017. But the RX 350 F Sport models will be slightly cheaper at $49,915 to start for front-wheel drive and $51,315 for all-wheel drive. Both vehicles are down $200 from 2017.

Features of the F Sport models of the 350 and 450h include a sportier suspension, 20-inch wheels, and some sportier exterior and interior trim.

The new 2018 RX 350L, a slightly stretched version with a small third row, will start at $48,665 including destination for front-wheel drive; add $1,400 for all-wheel drive. The new model was unveiled in November at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. Lexus said at the unveiling that a hybrid version of the three-row is due this spring, but it has not yet been priced.

The two-row, five-seat versions of the RX are largely unchanged for 2018 and continue to use a 3.5-liter V-6 engine making 295 horsepower in the RX 350 and, with the electric motor, a combine 308 hp in the Lexus RX 450h hybrid.’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

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