Lexus RX

4/5
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Verdict

The new Lexus RX was unveiled during 2015 and it has now entered the market against the likes of the BMW X5, the Audi Q7 and the Volvo XC90.

Performance

This SUV is only available with on engine, the 450h. This 3.5 litre hybrid, 6-cylinder, engine gives 313 hp and will bring you from 0-100km/h in just 7.7 seconds. It offers a top speed of 200km/h and is mated to a CVT gearbox. Tax for this vehicle is low, considering the size of the vehicle, and it falls into category B1 (€270 per annum for road tax). The UK market benefits from some other engines, which aren't available here.

Ride & Handling

On the road the RX is a very relaxing drive, and most owners probably won't notice many negatives. However, if you were to compare it to some of its rivals, you might find that they corner and steer in a better fashion. The CVT lets the car roar a bit too as you put the foot down on the motorway.

Refinement

The RX is refined and well-padded throughout. It's generally quiet on the motorway once you get to cruising speed, however, as already mentioned, you will hear the engine groan a bit to get up to speed if you have your foot down.

Quality & Reliability

Unsurprisingly, you will find that the interior is luxurious from entry level. It has a dash layout which is to our like and it's made up of good quality materials.

Safety & Security

This vehicle comes with pre-crash safety systems, adaptive cruise control, high-beam assist and advanced lane keeping assist. It also has a blind spot monitor.

Space & Practicality

The interior is very spacious for passengers and 5 adults would fit in. There is no transmission tunnel either, which is good for more leg space. The boot however, offers only 453 litres, which is smaller than its rivals.

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Key Facts

Make

Lexus

Model
RX
Variant
RX450h Executive (AWD)
Car Category
SUV
First Launched
2015
Engine (L)
3.5
Gearbox Type
Automatic
Gears
CVT
Fuel type
Hybrid
Body Type
SUV
Price New
€71,150
CBG Expert Rating
4.0

Running Costs

Tax
€270
Tax Band
B1
L/100km Combined
5.2
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
65
Fuel Tank Range
1250 km
CO2 emmissions
127 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
313 bhp
Max Power kW
233
Displacement - CC (Engine)
3456
Engine Cylinders
6
Number of valves
4
Aspiration
Hybrid
Top speed
200 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
7.7 s
L/100km Urban
5.20 L
L/100km Extra Urban
5.20 L

Space & Practicality

Body Type
SUV
Doors
4
Seats
5
Boot capacity
453 L

Warranty

All Components
3 Year warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
3 Year warranty
Car Body
12 Year warranty
Paintwork
3 Year paint warranty
Mileage
100000
Roadside Assistance
3 Year Roadside Assistance

Dimensions

Boot capacity
453 L
Wheels
All wheel drive (4x4)
Tyre size front
235/65 R18 mm
Tyre size back
235/65 R18 mm
Rim size
8J x 18 mm
Length
4890 mm
Width
1895 mm
Height
1685 mm
Wheel Base
2790 mm
Front Track (mm)
1685
Kerb weight
2155 KG
Max trailer Weight (Kg)
2715

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
V engine
Front Suspension
Independent type McPherson
Rear Suspension
Double wishbone
Front Brakes
Ventilated discs
Rear Brakes
Ventilated discs
Steering
Steering rack
Power
313 bhp