Best Bet
(4.4) 16 reviews
MSRP: $15,073$28,761
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 29-30
Engine: 245-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (gas hybrid)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2011 Lexus RX 450h

Our Take on the 2011 Lexus RX 450h

Our Take

Lexus redesigned its five-seat RX crossover for 2010, with the gasoline RX 350 carrying over a similar V-6 drivetrain. Because its electrically assisted V-6 grew to 3.5 liters from 3.3 liters, the RX 400h became the RX 450h. Slight exterior tweaks differentiate the RX 450h from its non-hybrid sib... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Road noise
  • Leather seats not standard
  • Joystick-operated navigation system
  • Third-row seat not offered

Notable Features

  • 30-32 mpg city mileage
  • 10 airbags
  • FWD or AWD
  • Optional wide-view side monitor
  • Optional head-up display

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.