2018 Lexus RX 450h

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$45,895

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2018 Lexus RX 450h
2018 Lexus RX 450h

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Overall refinement
  • Cabin materials
  • Seat comfort (base and luxury models)
  • Lack of touch-sensitive buttons
  • Smooth, quiet operation (base model)
  • Easy entry to the available third-row seat

The bad:

  • Leather seats not standard
  • Feels heavy in corners
  • Uninspiring brake feel
  • Maddening multimedia controller
  • Small, stiffly bolstered seats (F Sport)
  • Available third-row seat can't fit adults

2 trims

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Our 2018 Lexus RX 450h trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Three-row L version now available
  • Gas (RX 350) and hybrid (RX 450h) models
  • Lexus Safety System Plus standard
  • Eight-speed automatic standard
  • Performance-oriented F Sport model available
  • Head-up display available

2018 Lexus RX 450h review: Our expert's take


What it is: The Lexus RX mid-size luxury SUV is available in gas RX 350 or hybrid RX 450h form. There's also a performance-oriented RX 350 F Sport model and long-wheelbase three-row L versions. All use a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, and the RX 450h adds electric motors. The RX 350 is available with front- or all-wheel drive, and the RX 450h is all-wheel-drive-only with an electric motor driving the rear wheels. Competitors include the Cadillac XT5 and Acura MDX.


New gas-only RX 350L and hybrid RX 450hL versions are 4.3 inches longer than the regular RX and have three rows of seats. In addition, Lexus' Enform safety and service telematics features are now complimentary for 10 years instead of one.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Very beautiful and elegant car. I love it.

The car satisfies all my needs, it is a dream come true. I just love it. I got it for my wife’s graduating from her Master’s degree.

4.7

Good and Steady

Owned 4 different cars of the RX series. All had outstanding reliability. This is the first car that I encountered having a brake system issue before 140K miles - this car had a brake booster issue at 45K miles.

5.0

New Purchase

I just bought a certified Lexus RX450. The car is outstanding. It’s a great car ,looks good, good performance,good mileage. It has an excellent ride even on the bumpy roads of the Midwest.

See all 18 consumer reviews

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