2012 Lexus RX 450h  -  $46,110


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $46,110
Base Invoice: $43,395
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr Hybrid
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 30 | City: 32 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: FWD 4dr Hybrid
Transmission: Electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (ECVT)
Engine: 3.5L DOHC SFI 24-valve V6 hybrid engine

Pros

Smooth ride; Lexus-worthy quiet cabin; plenty of room for people and cargo


Model Highlights

The 350 and 450h both carry a 3.5L V6 under the hood. The 350 is rated at 275 horsepower, while the 450h can do a combined 295 horsepower, thanks to the assistance of the hybrid powertrain's electric motor. The 350 uses a conventional 6-speed transmission, but the 450h comes with a continuously variable transmission.

The 450h hybrid system includes a 288-volt battery pack that sits under the rear seat, sending power to the front mounted motor-generator that drives the front wheels. In all-wheel drive trims, a second motor-generator drives the rear wheels. Both models also carry an engine-driven generator to functions as a starter and a charger for the battery pack.

Lexus boasts a handling system called Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM); it's standard on the 450h and optional on the 350. If the system detects a loss of control, it uses an array of electronic systems ? anti-lock brakes, brake assist, traction control, stability control and throttle control to help the RX get back on track.

Further safety options include adaptive headlights and a pre-collision system with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control to set the RX's speed in relation to the car ahead. The RX has 10 standard airbags, a rollover sensor to inflate side curtain airbags and active front headrests. Inside, the RX features push-button start, 10-way power seats with memory, steering-wheel mounted controls, Bluetooth connectivity, and the Lexus Premium Audio system. Options include a smog detector, leather seats, rear-seat entertainment system, 15-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound system, navigation system and back-up camera.


Model News

An Appearance Package is new for 2012, and includes 19-inch wheels and black headlamp trim. Otherwise, the RX is virtually unchanged from the 2011 model.


Value Writeup

The RX 350 and RX 450h are categorized as full-sized luxury SUVs, and they carry the amenities and horsepower to back it up. The 450h features a hybrid drivetrain that can run on batteries alone for short distances to save fuel. The 350 does all right on its own, achieving 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, but the 450h really shines with 28 mpg city and 32 mpg highway.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
550.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
32 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
30 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
481.60 mi

Engine Type
Gas/Electric V6

Displacement
3.5L/211

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 combined

Trans Type
1

Trans Description Cont.
Continuously variable ratio

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
139.7 ft³

Front Head Room
39.0 in

Front Leg Room
43.1 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.9 in

Front Hip Room
55.5 in

Second Head Room
37.7 in

Second Leg Room
37.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.5 in

Second Hip Room
54.5 in

Wheelbase
107.9 in

Length, Overall
187.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.2 in

Height, Overall
66.3 in

Track Width, Front
64.2 in

Track Width, Rear
63.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.9 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
80.3 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
40.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4520 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18

Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.79

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
38.8 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
12.9 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 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

Hybrid/Electric Components Years
8

Hybrid/Electric Components Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
17.9%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

3.5L DOHC SFI 24-valve V6 hybrid engine -inc: variable valve timing w/intelligence (VVT-i), high-output permanent magnet electric motor

Push button start

Electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (ECVT)

Front wheel drive

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

McPherson strut front suspension -inc: coil springs

Double wishbone rear suspension -inc: coil springs

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Electric pwr assist rack & pinion steering

4-wheel pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

Tool kit

Traction control (TRAC)

18" x 7.5" 5-spoke aluminum wheels

235/60R18 tires

Compact spare tire (2011)

Rear bumper protector

Color-keyed rear spoiler

Auto on/off headlamps w/delay-off feature

Integrated front fog lamps

LED brake & tail lamps

Pwr heated mirrors -inc: integrated turn signals

Acoustic glass windshield (2011)

Water-repellent front door glass

Rear privacy glass

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Intermittent rear wiper w/washer

AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer -inc: MP3/WMA/iPod audio port, Bluetooth audio streaming, (9) speakers, auto sound levelizer, SiriusXM radio w/90-day trial subscription

Shark-fin antenna

Cloth seat trim

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

Easy exit drivers seat (2011)

Reclining/sliding 40/20/40 split fold-down rear bench seat -inc: center armrest w/cupholders & storage box, adjustable headrests

Rear seat 1-touch fold

Center console -inc: storage, (2) pwr outlets, (2) cup holders

Carpeted floor mats

Leather wrapped pwr tilt/telescope steering wheel -inc: audio/phone/display controls

Organic white light-emitting diode (OLED) gauge cluster display

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

Pwr door locks w/anti lock-out

SmartAccess remote entry system -inc: multi-function remote, panic alarm, remote window down, rolling code technology, engine immobilizer

Cruise control

Lexus personalized settings (LPS)

Pwr fuel door release

HomeLink programmable garage door opener

Vehicle theft-deterrent system

Auto dual-zone climate control -inc: air filter

Rear air conditioning vents

Rear window defogger

Front door pull-out storage pockets

Wood trim

Dual sliding sun visors -inc: slide extensions, vanity mirrors w/adjustable illumination

(2) front & (2) rear assist grips (2011)

Chrome door handles

Electrochromic rearview mirror

Illuminated entry

Leather wrapped shift knob

Interior lighting -inc: door mounted courtesy, center console, glove box, front & rear map, dome w/spotlights, floor, cargo area (2011)

Front seatback pockets

Cargo area pwr outlet

Cargo area tonneau cover

Storage compartment under cargo floor (2011)

4-wheel 4-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS)

Smart stop technology brake override system

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

Vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM) system

Enhanced vehicle stability control (VSC)

Side-impact door beams

Daytime running lights

Dual front advanced airbag system -inc: passenger twin-chamber airbag, crash severity sensors, passenger weight & child seat sensor

Front/rear seat-mounted side airbags

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

Front seat knee airbags

Safety connect -inc: automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle location, emergency assist button (SOS), enhanced roadside assistance, 1 year trial subscription

All-position 3-point seat belts w/pre-tensioners

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

Rear outboard child restraint seat tether anchor brackets

Child safety rear door locks

Direct-type tire pressure monitoring system

Collapsible steering column

Collapsible brake pedal

First aid kit

 
STARFIRE PEARL
$0

 
TUNGSTEN PEARL
$0

 
NEBULA GRAY PEARL
$0

 
OBSIDIAN
$0

 
BLACK OPAL MICA
$0

 
STARGAZER BLACK
$0

 
MATADOR RED MICA
$0

 
SATIN CASHMERE METALLIC
$0

 
CERULEAN BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PARCHMENT, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, PERFORATED LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, PERFORATED LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PARCHMENT, PERFORATED LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
NO PKG DESIRED
$0

 
PREMIUM PKG
$2,400

 
COMFORT PKG
$825

 
19" ALUMINUM ALLOY WHEELS
$660

 
BI-XENON HIGH INTENSITY DISCHARGE (HID) HEADLAMPS
$875

 
LED HEADLAMPS
$1,825

 
MARK LEVINSON AUDIO
$1,610

 
12-SPEAKER PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM
$110

 
12-SPEAKER PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM W/REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$610

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,465

 
DUAL-SCREEN REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM W/NAVIGATION
$5,005

 
HEATED & VENTILATED FRONT LEATHER SEATS
$640

 
WOOD & LEATHER-TRIMMED STEERING WHEEL & SHIFT KNOB
$330

 
BACKUP CAMERA
$350

 
INTUITIVE PARKING ASSIST
$500

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$255

 
REMOTE ENGINE START
$429

 
TOWING HITCH RECEIVER W/BALL MOUNT
$650

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$81

 
PAINT PROTECTION FILM
$429

 
PREMIUM FLOOR MATS
$280

 
DOOR EDGE GUARDS
$115

 
ASHTRAY
$26

 
CARGO MAT
$105

 
CARGO NET
$59

 
CARGO SPIDER NET
$49

 
GLASS BREAKAGE SENSORS
$205


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