The new Lexus RX400h, available in two trims, combines luxury as well as sports utility. This four-door sports-luxury hybrid, which can accommodate five passengers, gives a marvellous drive with an enormous performance of its engines and extra safety.
Both the new Lexus RX400h FWD and AWD models are equipped with a V6, 3,3L gasoline engine with two electric motors and CVT. While one of the motors generates the rear wheels, the other one acts as a generator and starter, which also control the speed of the engine. This hybrid engine system gives a 268 horsepower. There is also a third electric motor with the All-Wheel Drive.
While the 2008 Lexus RX400h FWD gets you 27 MPG in the cities and 24 MPG in the highways, the new Lexus RX400h AWD can run only 26 MPG and 24 MPG in the cities Highways respectively. Both the trims come with a Variable auto transmission.
Well, both the new Lexus RX400h models have excellent stability on the roads and also come with advanced safety measures. The independent MacPherson Front/rear suspension, which comes in coil springs, gas charged absorbers and RSB gives a very smooth and comfortable drive on the roads. The VDIM system operating through EBS, stability control, traction control, EBA, ALB, EPS and ECB give a firmer handling of the vehicle.
When in a collusion, you have added safety with advanced airbags in the front, side and knee. It also has door beams on the sides, which give a greater safety. The crumple zones, collapsible brake and collapsible steering column all give the extra safety to your life. Then there is laser cruise control system that adjusts the vehicles speed automatically with respect to the vehicles in the front.
As far as the new Lexus RX400h design and lining is concerned, they come in great style and finish. The front grille, bumper, high spirited headlights, LED taillights and fog lamps gives a grandeur look to these hybrid models. The new Lexus RX 400h also comes in exclusive and impressive colours, including the breakwater blue.
The interiors are also so enchanting, adored in luxury. The reclining bucket seats and adjustable headrests give a comfortable drive. The gadgets are well placed in the dashboard, which comes so user friendly. The inside is also lined with a navigation system, air filter, separate climate controls and HVAC Ducts all add to the features of the new Lexus RX 400h. The entertainment system also comes in all standards with RDS, Radio Antenna, AM/FM Radio, sensitive volume, eight speakers and CD Changer.
Coming in hybrid powers and standard features, the 2008 Lexus RX 400h is all-powerful and luxurious. Very easy to drive, the new Lexus RX 400h is an amazing vehicle to choose.
2008 Lexus RX 400h
Body: 4-door, 5-passenger SUV
Engine: 4.3l, V6 engine
Transmission: variable speed automatic
Horespower: 268 @ NL
Torque: NL@ NL
Safety: Tilt steering, independent suspension, VDIM, TRAC, EPS and airbags.
For: powerful engine and comfortable drive
Against: nothing so far