2019 Lexus RX 450hL

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$50,970

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2019 Lexus RX 450hL
2019 Lexus RX 450hL

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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Notable features

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

2019 Lexus RX 450hL review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Lexus RX?

The Lexus RX mid-size luxury SUV is available in gas RX 350 or hybrid RX 450h form. There’s also a performance-oriented F Sport model and extended 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 , Acura MDX and Infiniti QX60.

What’s New on the 2019 Lexus RX?

The RX’s remote function adds smart watch and Amazon Alexa device compatibility.

What Features in the 2019 Lexus RX Are Most Important?

The standard Lexus Safety System Plus includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control. The RX 450h’s fuel-saving hybrid drivetrain achieves 30 mpg combined in EPA testing.

Should I Buy the 2019 Lexus RX?

Often credited with creating the luxury crossover SUV class, the Lexus RX continues to please buyers looking for refinement. However, our editors find it less engaging to drive than some competitors and are continually frustrated with its optional Remote Touch multimedia interface.  The cramped third-row seat in extended L versions is of dubious usefulness, too.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 3.7
  • Exterior styling 4.1
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Very impressed with Hybrid gas milage

Great for me and my wife--love the safety features---Gives a smooth, quiet ride and has many luxury items--Lots of electronic upgrades from previous cars we have had

4.9

Love Lexus

I bought this vehicle as I'd had a Toyota Highlander Hybrid for years and it was the best vehicle we've had (have had Ford, Dodge, Chrysler, GM, BMW) for reliability. The Lexus fit the bill, luxurious, good pickup, comfortable, lots of tech that I love. The exterior design is sporty and it doesn't look like a round blob or a box like many SUV's do. The L version has enough room to travel with two large dogs and their crates. The gas mileage is a big plus for me - so far getting 27-29 mpg.

1.1

Face Lift from regular Toyota Car

the doors are hollow and have cheap sound when you close them. All the upgraded features to look luxury are dated...... like a little compartment for cell phone is too small (it might work back to 2014 when I had the same model car) the navigation system is way too old that the dealer even recommended me to install a Cell Phone Clip to utilize my google map. and the feature like Voice Recognition is the worst, it always came back like, "I don't understand you. or Can you speak louder, softer or slowly." then want me to connected to Navigation Assistance which is another Money making a machine for Lexus. Car Seats are cheaply formed so very uncomfortable. the extra length of this car doesn't really fit all the luggage I want(which my ML500 does better job and luxury feeling)

See all 8 consumer reviews

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Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

$53,000

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