The 2019 Lexus RX 450 Hybrid is a five-passenger midsize luxury urban SUV unlike any other you’d find in the UAE today. If you are a high-end luxury car buyer looking for finesse, class, good looks and future technology all packed into one multipurpose vehicle, then look no further. It is time to loosen the purse strings!
This luxury crossover SUV scores very high on interior quality, cabin quietness and overall drive comfort. Since it is a hybrid it also guarantees excellent fuel economy.
There is absolutely no engine starting sound and by default the car runs on the electric motors until you floor the accelerator or the car reaches 50 km per hour speeds. On highway speeds, the cabin is very quiet with minimal road or engine noise.
The F Sport package in the Lexus RX 450 Hybrid adds sportier exterior styling, 20-inch wheels (standard wheels are 18-inch). It also gets you the adaptive suspension dampers, a lower ride height and an engine noise enhancer to make it all the more desirable.
The very few drawbacks Lexus RX 450 Hybrid has is its complex infotainment interface, acceleration that is only competitive when driving on Sport S+ mode and limited cargo space.
Comparing all aspects, the only competitive cars that stand a chance are the Volvo XC60 or the Audi Q5. Both of them have lesser horsepower, are not as luxurious and neither are they Hybrid but they are stylish, cheaper and with better infotainment.
Engine: 3.6 Liter with 3 electric motors
Horsepower: 295 Bhp
Torque: 335 Nm
Drive System: All Wheel Drive
The Lexus RX 450 Hybrid is sporty, elegant and captivates hearts with its dynamic presence and an eye-catching appearance.
RX 450 Hybrid has an upgraded suspension but a low ride height, so you reign in your adventure spirit and do not take it into the desert. While it is an All Wheel Drive, the approach angle and clearance does not allow serious off roading.Once lit, the Rear LED Headlamps illuminate in the form of the letter L representing an expression of the Lexus elegant code.
The F Sport package adds character to the 2019 Lexus RX 450 Hybrid. Its a luxuriously sporty cabin that is comfortable and has all the utilities of a modern urban SUV.
Lexus RX 450 Hybrid has heated and ventilated 8 way powered sport seats, a heated sport steering wheel and special interior leather trim.
The driver gets a 4.2-Inch Color TFT (Thin Film Transistor) Multi-Information Display that changes its look and feel when you switch from Eco to Sport or Sport S+ drive modes.
The main console hosts a 12.3-Inch Emv (Electro Multi-Vision) display with a remote touch interface. This remote touch is controlled by a mouse-like rectangular device fixed near the gear shaft. Not the easiest to use!
12 speakers in the Lexus Premium Sound System and and in dash DVD player kind-of makes up for the inconvenient infotainment display.
Worth noticing is the Auto Air Conditioning System that has an active clear Air Filter with Pollen and Odor Removal Function.
For rear passenger entertainment, the cabin has been equipped with high-definition display screens. The leg room at the back is just adequate.
Built to be an urban crossover luxury SUV, cargo space is limited in the Lexus RX 450 Hybrid.
2019 Lexus RX 450 Hybrid price in UAE:
- Prestige: AED 230,000
- F-Sport Platinum: AED 280,000
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