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2011 Lexus RX 450h Consumer Reviews

4.3
Average based on 13 reviews
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Fun Lexus Hybrid

by from Mobile, Alabama on December 9, 2010

The LED headlamps work great just short of the brightness of HID. So quite that it is hard to tell when the ICE is on, Navigation system with Lexus Enform is a hit. No more stopping to enter in destin...
The LED headlamps work great just short of the brightness of HID. So quite that it is hard to tell when the ICE is on, Navigation system with Lexus Enform is a hit. No more stopping to enter in destinations just press the button and tell the person were you would like to go and it is download to the car for you or you can do it with a smart phone or your pc to set up your trips.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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Great car. Too expensive.

by from Denver, Colorado on March 30, 2011

Everything has been working great. Saves a lot of gas. It is just too expensive. Thinks could be improve for the interior - 1. need a trash can for small trash items. 2. The lower compartment between...
Everything has been working great. Saves a lot of gas. It is just too expensive. Thinks could be improve for the interior - 1. need a trash can for small trash items. 2. The lower compartment between the two front seats may cause problem - items could fall out of it and block you brake and gas padles - Don't put anything unsafe there.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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Fun to drive again

by from Bellingham, WA on May 30, 2011

First of all, this car makes driving fun again. It comes with so many bells and whistles that every time in the car seems like a new adventure. So many things run through the navigation system that it...
First of all, this car makes driving fun again. It comes with so many bells and whistles that every time in the car seems like a new adventure. So many things run through the navigation system that it seems like I've bought a computer with four wheels. Safety is paramount, however, and this vehicle is top-notch for safety. We recently drove from Washington State to California, and just loved the car. Headlights, winshield wipers, seat positions, Bluetooth phone connections just happen without touching anything. The guidance system was incredibly accurate and user-friendly, especially since I could load all the destinations from my desktop computer into the car's system. The heated seats were nice on chilly mornings. Lots of space for luggage. Around home, we can carry two complete sets of golf clubs and carts comfortably. Gas mileage averaged right around 28 mpg for the California trip, although on the last leg we finished at 29.7 mpg. Just a terrific car, I'm delighted I bought it.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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So impressed

by from Dallas, TX on April 25, 2011

Although I was looking at Mercedes MLs, Porsche Cayennes, Audi Q7s, Volvo XCs, etc and Lexus was actually at the botttom of my list, I am totally won over. We were looking at both hybrid and non-hybri...
Although I was looking at Mercedes MLs, Porsche Cayennes, Audi Q7s, Volvo XCs, etc and Lexus was actually at the botttom of my list, I am totally won over. We were looking at both hybrid and non-hybrid models and I will admit, were looking at the Mercedes and Porsche for the cache they carry. The Porsche would have been probably been my favorite, but for the bump in price for the hybrid, it was ruled out. We were looking for something that was a SUV crossover and ideally fuel-efficient, but considering that our other car is an Escalade, we weren't exactly earth cookies. The car feels so so so luxurious. LOVE the way it drives, the plentiful technology (the Remote Touch), the way it looks and feels. Actually, even though I like the way it looks, once I drove it, I was hooked! Plenty of space for cargo and 6 foot teenaged boys, plush for me (mom) and I am strangely thrilled to be driving something "green".
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Nice and quiet ride

by from Orange County, California on August 4, 2011

I got my 450h AWD for about 3 weeks now. There were couple trips I averaged up to 32 MPG, but overall, I am getting 26 MPG, because I live on a stiff hill, and this up-and-down driving is not very sui...
I got my 450h AWD for about 3 weeks now. There were couple trips I averaged up to 32 MPG, but overall, I am getting 26 MPG, because I live on a stiff hill, and this up-and-down driving is not very suitable for hybrid fuel efficiency. The interior and all the nice features are just awesome. I got the AWD so I can take my kids to skiing in the mountains in the winter. The ride is so nice and smoother, I feel like I can drive this car for 10 years.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Chip stereo sound

by from Indianapolis on April 20, 2014

I have had a couple of cars in my years and this RX450 will be one of them, I like everything about this SUV except the Stereo....I can not believe that they have not offer Mark Levinson in this vehic...
I have had a couple of cars in my years and this RX450 will be one of them, I like everything about this SUV except the Stereo....I can not believe that they have not offer Mark Levinson in this vehicle, it is definitely making me think twice before I purchase 1.
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450H

by from PA on September 21, 2012

OUTSTANDING SUV..! BEING A XXXL MAN IT FITS GOOD. MPG IS VERY GOOD. BEST RIDE I'VE EVER HAD. I WOULD RECOMEND THIS SUV TO ANYONE WHO WISHES TO HAVE A GREAT RIDE.
OUTSTANDING SUV..! BEING A XXXL MAN IT FITS GOOD. MPG IS VERY GOOD. BEST RIDE I'VE EVER HAD. I WOULD RECOMEND THIS SUV TO ANYONE WHO WISHES TO HAVE A GREAT RIDE.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Lovin' my RX450h

by from Firestone, CO on September 6, 2012

I purchased my RX450h brand new at Stevinson Lexus. This car is awesome, very quiet, very smooth, very plush. I traded off my 2008 RX400h and can't believe how much BETTER this car is after the change...
I purchased my RX450h brand new at Stevinson Lexus. This car is awesome, very quiet, very smooth, very plush. I traded off my 2008 RX400h and can't believe how much BETTER this car is after the changes made in 2010. It is much quieter (as far as road noise goes) the power delivery is much more predictable and the mileage is better. The mileage isn't amazingly better but it is an improvement. I do a mix of highway and city and average about 29 MPG. I have to admit if my 2012 RX is this good... how much better will the NEXT generation be in a few years??? Hmmmmm. I am stoked. Lovin my Lexus!
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5th SUV in 10 years

by from fuquay varina, nc on September 15, 2012

My final car. Have had 4 other Lexus SUV's and this one gets good gas mileage. After the breakin period of 6 months I fianlly get 27 miles per gallon average. My last car at age 65.
My final car. Have had 4 other Lexus SUV's and this one gets good gas mileage. After the breakin period of 6 months I fianlly get 27 miles per gallon average. My last car at age 65.
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Purchased a used car

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Does recommend this car

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Quality a thing of the past

by from Washington, DC on December 31, 2010

This car has been a problem since I bought it. It has been in the shop 20 of the 50 days I have owned it and I bought it brand new. Apparently quality is a thing of the past for Lexus.
This car has been a problem since I bought it. It has been in the shop 20 of the 50 days I have owned it and I bought it brand new. Apparently quality is a thing of the past for Lexus.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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