2015 Lexus RX 450h

This mid-size crossover was originally launched in 1997 and, so far we have seen three generations of this model. This model is known as one of the pioneers in hybrid luxury SUV segment. It came as RX 400h in 2006, at the time when luxury SUVs with electric motors were extremely rare. Nowadays, this SUV is Lexus’s one of the most important model because more than a half hybrid units sold of this Japanese luxury automaker are RX 450h, which will comes for the sixth time under this name, this time as 2015 year model.

2015 Lexus RX 450h

2015 Lexus RX 450h redesign

This model was refreshed last year. Things like new spindle grille and redesigned headlights with LED technology came with 2014 year model, so it is logical that 2015 Lexus RX 450h comes with only minor updates. The biggest change comes with new Luxury Package which includes 19-inch alloy wheels with light gray paint and machined finish. Interior also remains pretty much the same. Some notable features are 10-way power front seats with power lumbar adjustment and a leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel. The 2015 Lexus RX 450h also features 12-speaker audio system, CD player, Bluetooth audio streaming, USB/iPod control and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. It comes with Lexus’ Enform connectivity system, which allows customers to customize their smartphones.

2015 Lexus RX 450h interior

2015 Lexus RX 450h engine

The 2015 Lexus RX 450h is powered with 3.5-liter V-6 engine and 116-kW electric motor generator. The whole system outputs 295 horsepower, which means great performances. This SUV goes from 0-60 mph in 7.8 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 112 mph. The 2015 Lexus RX 450h is a full-on hybrid, which means that you can drive it in several ways – electric-only, gas-engine-only, or combined gas and electric modes. The 2015 RX comes in four selectable driving modes – EV, normal mode, Eco mode and Sport mode.

2015 Lexus RX 450h

 2015 Lexus RX 450h price and competition

Starting price for 2015 RX 450h is around 48.500 dollars. However, it could easily go over 50.000 if you add some optional features. The competitors are models like Porsche Cayenne Hybrid, Audi Q7 Hybrid or BMW X5 plug-in EDrive.