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450h L 3.5 5dr CVT [Premium pack]

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Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeHybrid
Emissions
Emissions185.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed112mph

Driver Convenience

  • 12.3" Touchscreen display and remote touch interface
  • 4 driving modes EV/Eco/Normal/Sport
  • Analogue clock with GPS function
  • Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity
  • Electric power steering
  • Front and rear parking sensors with intelligent clearance sonar
  • Hands free power boot lid operation with kick sensor
  • Lane change flasher function
  • Lexus link connected services with available optional wifi
  • Lexus Premium Navigation with full European map capability, street view and connected services
  • Multi-information display 4-inch TFT
  • Push button starter
  • Reversing camera with back guide lines
  • Wireless Smartphone charger

Entertainment

  • 12 speakers Pioneer audio
  • AUX socket with VTR compatibility
  • DAB Digital radio
  • DVD
  • Front and rear USB ports

Exterior Features

  • 3 eye LED headlights with auto high beam
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated, auto-folding door mirrors, auto dimming with rerverse tilt and memory
  • LED brake lights and rear lights with emergency brake signal
  • LED cornering headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED front and rear sequential indicators
  • LED front fog lights
  • Privacy glass, rear doors and tailgate
  • Puddle lights
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
  • Roof rails

Interior Features

  • 2 map pockets in the rear
  • 2 way electric lumbar support
  • 2 way manually adjustable front headrests
  • 2 way manually adjustable rear headrests
  • 2 x fixed shopping bag hooks in boot
  • 2 x Sunvisors with vanity mirror and lamp
  • 3 x 12V power sockets
  • 4 x tie down hooks in the boot
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat with 40/20/40 folding ability
  • 8 way electric adjust front seats
  • Card holder installed in driver and passengers sun visors
  • Centre and rear armrest with 2 cupholders
  • Centre armrest with storage box
  • Climate concierge
  • Driver seat memory function
  • Driver's seat easy access auto retraction function
  • Electric folding 3rd row seats
  • Electrically adjustable leather steering wheel with paddle shifts and auto retraction function
  • Electrically adjustable steering column
  • Glasses holder in roof lighting panel
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Isofix standard child seat restraint mounting
  • Leather gear lever
  • LED interior illumination
  • Rear armrest with storage
  • Sliding/reclining rear seats
  • Small compartment to right of steering wheel
  • Smooth leather upholstery
  • Textile carpet mats
  • Three zone climate control air conditioning system with S flow and Nanoe technology
  • Ventilated front seats

Safety

  • 3 point ELR front and rear seatbelts with pretensioners
  • ABS
  • Curtain airbags
  • Driver and front passenger 2 stage airbag
  • Driver/front passenger side airbags
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • EBD + Brake Assist
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Electronically controlled braking
  • Front passenger seat cushion airbag
  • Hill start assist
  • Lexus safety system + includes dynamic radar cruise control, pre collision system day and night, lane tracing assist, road sign, automatic high beam
  • Passenger airbag cut-off device
  • Rear passenger side airbags
  • Traction control
  • Tyre pressure warning
  • WIL whiplash protection front seats

Security

  • Anti theft system with alarm, intrusion sensor, tilt sensor, glass breakage sensor and engine immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Security window etching
  • Smart keyless entry
  • Two motion door lock with double lock

Technical

  • Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM)
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Trim

  • Black grain inlay

Wheels

  • 20" Alloy wheels
  • Temporary spare wheel

Exterior Features

Paintwork

Trim

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    1.8
  • Battery Type
    Nickel-Metal Hydride

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    138
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    69
  • NOx
    0.009
  • Particles
    0.0008
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    185
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
    188
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
    185
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
    215
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max
    220
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min
    215
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
    164
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max
    167
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min
    164
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
    196
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max
    198
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min
    196
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
    159
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max
    161
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min
    159

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    3456
  • Compression Ratio
    13.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    V6
  • Cylinders
    6
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    94
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    83
  • Engine Code
    GYL26R-ARXGBW
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    24
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    8.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    8.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    8.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    9.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
    9.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
    9.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    7.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
    7.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
    7.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    8.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
    8.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
    8.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
    7.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
    7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    34.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    34
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    34.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    29.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
    29.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
    29.7
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    39.2
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max
    38.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min
    39.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    32.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
    32.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
    32.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    40.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
    39.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
    40.3

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    3.5
  • Badge Power
    313
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    h L
  • Coin Series
    Premium Pack
  • Generation Mark
    4
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    41E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    10000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    8
  • Engine Power - BHP
    313
  • Engine Power - KW
    230
  • Engine Power - RPM
    6000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    247
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    34.2
  • Engine Torque - NM
    335
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    4600
  • Top Speed
    112

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    Yes
  • Tyre Size Front
    235/55 R20
  • Tyre Size Rear
    235/55 R20
  • Tyre Size Spare
    SPACE SAVER
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1700
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    5000
  • Wheelbase
    2790
  • Width
    1895
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2180

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    65
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2840
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1656
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    211
  • Max. Loading Weight
    635
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    Not Available
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    Not Available
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    2205
  • No. of Seats
    7
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    13.8

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

The improved post-2019-era version of this fourth generation Lexus RX got smarter, cleverer and slightly sharper to drive. It's the large luxury SUV that pioneered full-Hybrid power and in this form, the RX continued to use that technology in its most affordable 'self-charging' form as part of a supremely relaxed ownership experience. For target buyers, there's nothing quite like it.

Models

SUV - 3.5 petrol/electric Hybrid

History

If ever a category of car cried out for a more efficient means of forward motion, it's the large luxury SUV. In recent times, premium brands in this segment have been falling over themselves to introduce electrified options to meet this need - but Lexus has been doing so with this RX since 2005. Here, we're going to look at the much improved version of the fourth generation design, an update that the brand introduced at the end of 2019. In this form, the RX remained a so-called 'self-charging' full-Hybrid - still the only one in the class; in other words, unlike some rival PHEV and full-Electric models in this segment from this era, you can't plug it in and get any kind of significant electric-only driving range. Back in 2019, Lexus did have access to PHEV tech, but preferred at the time not to use it. The self-charging solution certainly made this model easily the most affordable electrified option in its segment. Which was a key reason why the RX was - and still is - so significant to Lexus, back in 2019 making up a fifth of the brand's global sales, with over three million RX models by then sold to date. The first generation 'XU10'-series model was one of the first premium-badged luxury SUVs in the segment, launched in 1998, and Hybrid power came to the RX with its successor, the MK2 'XU30'-series design, introduced in 2003 and updated with a third generation 'AL 10'-series model in 2008. This fourth generation 'AL 20'-series version was first launched in 2015 and its range expanded with a 7-seat RX L variant in 2018. Both body styles were hugely popular in the US, where this car was usually top of its segment, selling more than double the amount of its closest competitor, the Mercedes GLE. It was a different story in Europe, where RX sales back in 2019 were a quarter of those of two key rivals, the BMW X5 and the Volvo XC90. But with this MK4 model update and the industry's stampede towards electrification, Lexus thought at the time of this facelift that this model's moment on our continent might have come. Hence the wide ranging package of updates for this improved MK4 RX, the model we're going to look at here from a used car perspective. Suspension and steering updates claimed to have improved the handling. There was a clever new BladeScan Adaptive High-Beam headlight system. Plus some extra camera safety kit, important interior infotainment updates and a mild styling refresh. This car sold until the all-new MK5 RX was launched in mid-2022.

What You Get

The changes made to this fourth generation 'AL 20'-series RX were subtle but really quite effective, intended to add elegance without diminishing this design's powerful SUV image. If you happen to know this car, probably the most notable change made to this updated post-2019-era model was the way that the appearance of the front 'spindle' grille was brought into line with the way that feature looks on the brand's more recent UX crossover and LC sports car models. There were subtle changes at the rear too - most obviously the re-styled combination tail lamps, which gained a fresh design of four overlapping L motifs. As with the original version of this MK4 RX, there's a body style choice between this standard model or the alternative 7-seat RX L version, which gets an extra 110mm of rear overhang and a more steeply-angled tailgate. Behind the wheel, the distinctively styled interior delivers a driver-centric feel that's refreshingly different from the expensively-crafted SUV simplicity served up by rival German brands. This cabin's exquisitely-trimmed too, but somehow in a more characterful way, with a lovely central analogue clock and leather that's hand-stitched on each RX by a team of 17 'Lexus Takumi' craftspeople to achieve its flawless finish. If you were familiar with the original version of this fourth generation model, the major difference you'll note here is that the fiddly old 'Remote Touch' mouse that used to operate the central infotainment screen has here been dispensed with, but unfortunately replaced by something that's equally awkward to use properly on a bumpy road - a 'Remote Touch' trackpad. It serves the central 12.3-inch 'Lexus Premium Navigation' multimedia screen that in this form, all RX models got, a display that included 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring. And the rear seat? Well you might be quite surprised just how much headroom there is, given that this bench sits directly on top of the three battery packs that power the Hybrid drive system. Lexus said the leg room on offer here is 'limousine-like', which is a bit of an exaggeration, but you can get very comfortable, helped by the way the seat bases slide and the seat backs recline for greater long distance comfort, using the lower seat base switches. Most will choose the standard RX body shape but as mentioned earlier, there's also an alternative RX L variant with its third row of seating in a separate film. With that derivative, accessing the third row was made easier on this revised model with a one-touch lever control on the outer second row seats which tips the seatback forward and slides the bench smoothly away. In an RX L, the rearmost seats are finished to the same high quality as the rest of the cabin but, as you might expect, are really only intended for kids. They could though, with this facelifted model, be used for adults on shorter trips thanks to changes that Lexus made which allow a third row occupant to slight change the seat position and free up an extra 94mm of leg space. And luggage space?, which you might expect to be slightly compromised by hybrid mechanicals in the way it usually is with rival PHEV models. In the event, the issues aren't too serious. The cargo area is 453-litres in size and was designed from the outset around the needs of the hybrid powertrain. If you need more space, you'll be please to find that the centre part of the rear backrest splits separately so that you can more easily transport longer items like skis. On the top 'Takumi' variant, you get a power-folding mechanism for the main parts of the rear backrest, operated by electrical retraction switches on the right. Use them to retract the bench and though the cargo area created isn't completely flat, it is 924-litre in size.

What You Pay

We'll focus here on the preferrable post-facelift MK4 RX models sold on or after 2019. We'll quote based on the standard five-seat body shape: the alternative TRX-L seven-seat body style values at around £1,100 more. Prices start at around £40,000 (around £45,000 retail), which gets you a 2019-era RX 450h model with a Premium Pack. A later standard-spec '21-plate RX450h values at around £43,000 (around £48,250 retail) for one of the last late-2021 models. Allow around £2,500 more for 'F-Sport' trim; or around £6,000 more for top 'Takumi'-spec. All quoted values are sourced through industry experts cap hpi. <a href="https://hpivaluations.com/">Click here for a free valuation.</a>

What to Look For

Lexus has an unparalleled track record for reliability, and the RX generates a particularly low percentage of warranty claims. We struggled to find any buyers who had a bad word to say about it in our ownership survey. Still, it's worth doing a very thorough check and getting any faulty electrical items fixed under warranty. It's highly unlikely that there will be any (just as well as some of the systems are incredibly complex) but check sunroof and window motors and make sure the leather and paint is in tip top shape. The hybrid drive system is incredibly tough and we've never heard of a failure. The wheels can be prone to kerbing, so factor in any refurb costs if they've been dented or scuffed. Insist on a full service history.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2020 RX 450h - Ex Vat) An air filter costs around £14 and an oil filter costs around £9-£14. Brake pads sit in the £30 to £35 bracket for a set. Front brake pads cost in the £43 bracket; it's around £20 for rears. Front brake discs cost in the £83 bracket; it's around £82 for rears. Wiper blades cost in the £6 to £27 bracket. A front fog lamp is around £42. A fuel filter is around £97. A pollen filter is in the £6-£31 bracket.

On the Road

We were promised a slightly more engaging driving experience from the revised version of this fourth generation RX thanks to a stiffer body, suspension changes and sophisticated active stabiliser technology. But on first acquaintance, for existing RX owners at least, everything will feel comfortably familiar. Under the bonnet of this self-charging petrol hybrid model, a 3.5-litre petrol V6 is assisted by two electric motors, one on each axle, the rear one creating 4WD traction when necessary but otherwise acting as a generator to charge the battery when the car is in regenerative brake mode. Drive is through a belt-driven CVT auto gearbox and total system output is rated at 308bhp. For this revised MK4 model, Lexus added quite a bit of extra technology - like clever new 'BladeScan' Adaptive High-beam 'headlamps and 'Active Cornering Assist' torque vectoring for greater traction through the turns. There were quite a few suspension changes too - principally revised shock absorbers and the more sophisticated Adaptive Variable Suspension system from the LC sports car. Plus, on the 'F Sport' variant, there was anti-roll stabilisation technology in the form of what Lexus calls 'Roll Skyhook Control'. None of these enhancements though, were sufficient to make the drive feel really dynamic. Still, you can sharpen things up though by playing with the various settings of the 'Drive Mode Select' system, which will have extra 'Sport S' and 'Sport S+' options if you get yourself a top variant with Adaptive Variable Suspension that continually tweaks the ride to suit the road. As for efficiency, well Lexus still chose not to add in pricey Plug-in hybrid technology to this car, but the WLTP efficiency figures remained good enough to embarrass those of most rival diesel models, with combined cycle fuel economy rated at up to 36.2mpg along with a CO2 return of up to 178g/km.

Overall

This improved version of the fourth generation Lexus RX was certainly a usefully improved product. The infotainment upgrade was much needed, the added BladeScan headlight system was clever and the safety standards were even stronger. Less telling, we think, were the handling changes Lexus claimed to have made: the car itself remained an SUV for the Riviera, rather than the racetrack. For most potential buyers though, that's as it should be. As one writer observed, 'the RX replaces dynamism with the calming aura of whale music and scented candles'. There's something in that. We still like it though. Forget what the magazines tell you: buyers in search of a large luxury SUV typically prioritise luxury, style and tax-friendly efficiency above almost everything else, these elements being things that this Lexus nails very effectively. According to the brand, it's all about 'sharpened sophistication' and 'seductive strength'; we'd prefer simply to call this a more sensible way to own what remains a very indulgent kind of car.

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