2008 Lexus RX 400h  -  $42,955


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $42,955
Base Invoice: $38,745
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr Hybrid
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 27 | Hwy: 24
Body Style: FWD 4dr Hybrid
Transmission: Electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (ECVT)
Engine: 3.3L DOHC MPI 24-valve V6 engine

Model Highlights

The 2008 Lexus RX is offered in two primary models: the RX350, which is powered by a 270-horsepower, 3.5L V6, and the RX400h, which has an advanced hybrid system combining a 3.3L V6 and an electric motor system, making a total of 268 horsepower together.

The 400h's Lexus Hybrid Drive is a "full hybrid" system, meaning it can operate on electric power in some low-speed stop-and-go conditions, greatly increasing fuel efficiency. The system recovers some energy to battery packs--which are located under the back seat--during braking and coasting, and the electric motors assist the gasoline engine with extra power for accelerating and passing.

Both RX models are offered in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive versions. In the RX350, the available full-time all-wheel drive system has a viscous limited-slip center differential and distributes power to the front and rear wheels with a 50/50-split in normal driving, sending more to the wheels with more traction when needed. In the 400h, an electric motor drives the rear wheels independently.

According to Lexus, both the front-wheel-drive version of the RX350 and the RX400h can accelerate to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds. The 400h, however has superior fuel economy ratings of 27 mpg city, 24 highway.

Extra attention has been paid to noise and vibration in the RX. Vibration-canceling engine mounts, an acoustic windshield, and extra sound insulation are used. There's also an available air suspension system, which has four ride-height settings, including a "high" mode for rough surfaces at under 30 mph. "Low" mode lowers ride height by 0.6 inches for improved handling, and there's also a lower "access" mode for easier entry, exit, and loading.

All RX models have five-passenger seating, with a 40/20/40 split folding rear seatback that both slides and reclines. With the seats folded down, the 28.3-cubic-foot cargo capacity can be expanded to nearly 85 cubic feet.

All RX models have safety systems aplenty, including vehicle stability control (VSC), anti-lock brakes with brake assist, side curtain air bags, front-seat-mounted side air bags, and a driver's knee air bag. On 400h models, there's also the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system, which seamlessly integrates many of the vehicles systems, including the ABS, VSC, traction control, and steering assist, to enable it to more quickly anticipate the loss of control and make corrections.

Both the RX350 and RX400h are available in a single very well-equipped model, which includes a power liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, ten-way-adjustable power front seats, real wood interior trim, and heated auto-dimming exterior mirrors.

The RX offers several other innovative high-tech features that aren't common on vehicles in its price range. An adaptive front-lighting system swivels the headlights up to 15 degrees in corners, and the dynamic laser cruise control will maintain a set distance from vehicles traveling ahead.

Other major options include a DVD-based navigation system with five million points of interest and an integrated Bluetooth calling interface, an illuminated entry system, a large moonroof, and an 11-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Audio System.


Model News

Both Lexus RX models get only minor appearance changes for 2008, including new chrome door handles and a revised front grille. A new design for the 18-inch alloy wheels is also available. The 400h gets new blue hybrid badges. Two new colors--Desert Sage Metallic and Brandy Wine Mica--join the palette.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Lexus RX350 and RX400h offer the comfort and refinement of luxury cars, combined with the spacious, versatile interior of utility vehicles. Several high-tech features are available--like adaptive front lighting--that aren't widely available in its class. The RX400h especially, with its advanced hybrid powertrain, stands out for its high fuel efficiency and 27-mpg city rating. The models also have a very strong reputation for quality; for 2007, the RX was the highest-rated midsize premium multi-activity vehicle in the J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS).


Pros

Comfort; ride and refinement; safety; available technology features; fuel-efficiency (400h).


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG

Cruising Range - City
464.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
27 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
412.80 mi

Engine Type
Gas/Electric V6

Displacement
3.3L/202

Fuel System
MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
208 @ 5600/60 @ -TBD-

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
212 @ 4400/-TBD-

Trans Type
1

Trans Description Cont.
ECVT

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
102.5 ft³

Front Head Room
39.4 in

Front Leg Room
42.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.9 in

Front Hip Room
54.9 in

Second Head Room
37.5 in

Second Leg Room
36.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.1 in

Second Hip Room
54.5 in

Wheelbase
106.9 in

Length, Overall
187.2 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.6 in

Height, Overall
66.4 in

Track Width, Front
62.0 in

Track Width, Rear
61.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
7.1 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
84.7 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
38.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4190 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Dual-Link Strut

Front Tire Size
P225/65SR17

Rear Tire Size
P225/65SR17

Spare Tire Size
P225/65SR17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
17 x 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Electric pwr rack & pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.2 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
6

Drivetrain Miles/km
70,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating
Not Rated

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.3L DOHC MPI 24-valve V6 engine-inc: variable valve timing w/intelligence (VVT-i), front/rear HO permanent magnet synchronous electric motors

Electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (ECVT)

Vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM) system

Front wheel drive

Sealed nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) hybrid battery pack

Front McPherson strut suspension w/coil springs

Rear dual-link strut suspension w/coil springs

P225/65SR17 tires

Full-size spare tire w/aluminum wheel

17" x 6.5" alloy wheels

Electric pwr assist rack & pinion steering

4-wheel pwr disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)

Electronically controlled brake system (ECB)-inc: regenerative braking, electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA)

Tool kit

Rear bumper protector

Integrated colored-keyed rear spoiler

Automatic on/off headlamps

Round projector-type fog lamps

Daytime running lights

LED brake & tail lamps

Electrochromic pwr heated mirrors

UV ray-reducing window glass

Privacy glass

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Intermittent rear wiper

Pwr rear liftgate

Chrome door handles

Cloth seat trim

10-way pwr front bucket seats-inc: pwr lumbar, integrated armrests, adjustable headrests

Reclining & sliding 40/20/40 split fold-down rear seat w/adjustable headrests

Sliding center console-inc: coin holder, (2) cupholders, illuminated storage, auxiliary pwr outlet

Rear center armrest-inc: (2) cup holders, storage box

Cut pile carpeting

Carpeted floor mats

Chrome scuff plates

3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel-inc: audio controls, cruise controls, display controls

Center instrument panel transmission shifter

Electroluminescent 3-pod layout instrument cluster-inc: hybrid system pwr meter, speedometer w/integrated multi-display, temp, fuel level

Scheduled maintenance indicator light

Direct-type tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows-inc: 1-touch auto-up/down, jam protection

Pwr door locks w/anti-lockout

Multi-function in-key remote system-inc: engine immobilizer, window down feature, lock, two-stage unlock, trunk open, panic feature, volume- adjustable confirmation tone, rolling code technology

Cruise control

Pwr fuel door release

HomeLink programmable garage door opener

Vehicle theft-deterrent system

AM/FM stereo w/cassette/in-dash 6-disc CD changer-inc: radio data system (RDS), (8) speakers, sound positioning system

Short pole antenna

FM diversity antenna

Auto dual-zone climate control w/dust particle & deodorizing air filter

Rear air conditioning vents mounted on rear of center console

Rear window defogger w/timer

Front door pull-out storage pockets

Pop-out cupholder left of steering wheel

Overhead console w/sunglasses holder

Sun visors w/adjustable-illumination vanity mirrors & slide extensions

(2) front & (2) rear assist grips

Chrome door handles

Interior lighting-inc: door mounted courtesy, front map, cargo area

Illumination-inc: ignition ring, glove box, center console, front cup holders

Leather-wrapped/brushed aluminum shift knob

Front seatback pockets

Coat hooks

Cargo area auxiliary pwr outlet

Auto-retracting cargo area tonneau cover-inc: synchronization to retract when rear door opens

4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)

Electronically controlled brake system (ECB)-inc: regenerative braking, electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA)

Dual front 2-stage advanced airbag system-inc: crash severity sensors, passenger weight sensor

Dual front seat-mounted side airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags w/roll-over sensor

Driver knee airbag

All-position 3-point seat belts

Front seat belts-inc: force limiters, pretensioners, height-adjustable anchors

All-position emergency locking retractor (ELR)

All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)

Child safety rear door locks

(3) rear seat top tether anchors & ISO-FIX bars

Vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM) system

Side-impact door beams

Collision fuel cutoff

Brake pedal regression prevention mechanism

Daytime running lights

First aid kit

 
CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
PREMIUM PKG
$1,245

 
PREMIUM PLUS PKG
$2,060

 
TOWING PREP PKG
$160

 
MARK LEVINSON AUDIO SYSTEM
$980

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,650

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM/MARK LEVINSON PKG
$4,130

 
DYNAMIC LASER CRUISE CONTROL
$600

 
DVD REAR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$1,840

 
18" ALLOY WHEELS
$495

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS W/RAIN-SENSING WIPERS
$665

 
HID HEADLAMPS
$815

 
WOOD INTERIOR TRIM
$380

 
CARGO TRAY
$99

 
CARGO MAT
$95

 
TOW HITCH W/BALL MOUNT
$415

 
CARGO NET
$64

 
ALL WEATHER MATS
$109

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$81

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$240

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG W/TRAY
$331

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