Lexus Reveals Pricing for 2010 RX 450hPosted on April 27th, 2009
Hybrid sport-utility vehicle averages 30 mpg
Today, Lexus announced pricing for its second-generation hybrid sport-utility vehicle: the RX 450h. Base MSRP is $41,660 for the front-wheel drive model and $43,250 for the all-wheel drive version. Prices do not include an $875 delivery charge.
Power comes from a 3.5-liter V6 Atkinson cycle engine and electric motors: combined, they produce 295 horsepower. In addition to being more powerful than the outgoing model, the RX 450h yields a one mile-per-gallon improvement in average fuel economy.
Standard active safety features include antilock braking, hill start assist, vehicle stability and traction control. The RX 450h comes with ten standard airbags, including knee airbags for the driver and front passenger.
Buyers can opt to add adaptive front lighting, pre-collision assist and dynamic radar cruise control. An available navigation system includes voice recognition on certain functions.
The audio system comes prewired for XM satellite radio and Bluetooth interface. An optional rear-seat entertainment system includes two high-definition screens in the front seatbacks. An available heads-up display projects speed, navigation and audio information in the lower part of the windshield, so the driver can keep his eyes on traffic.
The Lexus RX 450h meets California’s Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Standards, with a seventy-percent reduction in harmful tailpipe emissions compared to conventional vehicles.
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