2008 Lexus RX 400h
2008 Lexus RX 400h  in College Place, Washington
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Year
2008
Mileage
151,589
Make
Lexus
Interior
Black
Model
RX 400h
Exterior
Matador Red Mica
ENGINE
3.3L DOHC MPI 24-Valve V6 Engine
STOCK NUMBER
P-388
VIN NUMBER
JTJHW31U482041796

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2008 Lexus RX 400h  in College Place, Washington 2008 Lexus RX 400h  in College Place, Washington 2008 Lexus RX 400h  in College Place, Washington 2008 Lexus RX 400h  in College Place, Washington 2008 Lexus RX 400h  in College Place, Washington 2008 Lexus RX 400h  in College Place, Washington 2008 Lexus RX 400h  in College Place, Washington 2008 Lexus RX 400h  in College Place, Washington 2008 Lexus RX 400h  in College Place, Washington 2008 Lexus RX 400h  in College Place, Washington
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NAVIGATION SYSTEM/MARK LEVINSON PKG
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
PREMIUM PLUS PKG
DVD REAR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
HID HEADLAMPS
HEATED FRONT SEATS W/RAIN-SENSING WIPERS
18" ALLOY WHEELS
TOW HITCH W/BALL MOUNT
WOOD INTERIOR TRIM
ALL WEATHER MATS
CARGO MAT
CARGO NET
Standard Equipment    
EXTERIOR
* Round projector-type fog lamps
* Daytime running lights
* LED brake & tail lamps
* Electrochromic pwr heated mirrors
* UV ray-reducing window glass
* Privacy glass
* Variable intermittent windshield wipers
* Intermittent rear wiper
* Pwr rear liftgate
* Rear bumper protector
* Integrated colored-keyed rear spoiler
INTERIOR
* 10-way pwr front bucket seats-inc: pwr lumbar, integrated armrests, adjustable headrests
* Reclining & sliding 40/20/40 split fold-down rear seat w/adjustable headrests
* Sliding center console-inc: coin holder, (2) cupholders, illuminated storage, auxiliary pwr outlet
* Rear center armrest-inc: (2) cup holders, storage box
* Cut pile carpeting
* Carpeted floor mats
* 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel-inc: audio controls, cruise controls, display controls
* Center instrument panel transmission shifter
* Electroluminescent 3-pod layout instrument cluster-inc: hybrid system pwr meter, speedometer w/integrated multi-display, temp, fuel level
* Scheduled maintenance indicator light
* Direct-type tire pressure monitoring system
* Pwr windows-inc: 1-touch auto-up/down, jam protection
* Pwr door locks w/anti-lockout
* Multi-function in-key remote system-inc: engine immobilizer, window down feature, lock, two-stage unlock, trunk open, panic feature, volume- adjustable confirmation tone, rolling code technology
* Cruise control
* Pwr fuel door release
* HomeLink programmable garage door opener
* Vehicle theft-deterrent system
* AM/FM stereo w/cassette/in-dash 6-disc CD changer-inc: radio data system (RDS), (8) speakers, sound positioning system
* Short pole antenna
* FM diversity antenna
* Auto dual-zone climate control w/dust particle & deodorizing air filter
* Rear air conditioning vents mounted on rear of center console
* Rear window defogger w/timer
* Front door pull-out storage pockets
* Pop-out cupholder left of steering wheel
* Overhead console w/sunglasses holder
* Sun visors w/adjustable-illumination vanity mirrors & slide extensions
* (2) front & (2) rear assist grips
* Interior lighting-inc: door mounted courtesy, front map, cargo area
* Illumination-inc: ignition ring, glove box, center console, front cup holders
* Leather-wrapped/brushed aluminum shift knob
* Front seatback pockets
* Coat hooks
* Cargo area auxiliary pwr outlet
* Auto-retracting cargo area tonneau cover-inc: synchronization to retract when rear door opens
* Chrome scuff plates
* Cloth seat trim
* Chrome door handles
MECHANICAL
* 3.3L DOHC MPI 24-valve V6 engine-inc: variable valve timing w/intelligence (VVT-i), front/rear HO permanent magnet synchronous electric motors
* Electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (ECVT)
* Vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM) system
* Electric all wheel drive control system
* Sealed nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) hybrid battery pack
* Front McPherson strut suspension w/coil springs
* Rear dual-link strut suspension w/coil springs
* P225/65SR17 tires
* Full-size spare tire w/aluminum wheel
* 17" x 6.5" alloy wheels
* Electric pwr assist rack & pinion steering
* 4-wheel pwr disc brakes
* Tool kit
SAFETY
* Dual front 2-stage advanced airbag system-inc: crash severity sensors, passenger weight sensor
* Dual front seat-mounted side airbags
* Front/rear side curtain airbags w/roll-over sensor
* Driver knee airbag
* All-position 3-point seat belts
* Front seat belts-inc: force limiters, pretensioners, height-adjustable anchors
* All-position emergency locking retractor (ELR)
* All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
* Child safety rear door locks
* (3) rear seat top tether anchors & ISO-FIX bars
* Side-impact door beams
* Collision fuel cutoff
* Brake pedal regression prevention mechanism
* First aid kit
* 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
* Vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM) system
* Daytime running lights
* Electronically controlled brake system (ECB)-inc: regenerative braking, electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA)
PROCESSING-OTHER
* City 26/hwy 24 (3.3L hybrid engine/ECVT trans)
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Lexus RX 350 Pebble Beach

In 2007 for the 2008 model year, the RX received a revised grille, chrome door handles, available new seven-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels with a liquid graphite finish, and Brandy Wine Mica or Desert Sage Metallic were new exterior choices. Black Bird's Eye Maple wood with gray interior was a new interior option for that year.

In February 2008 for the 2009 model year, Lexus added a new Pebble Beach Edition, limited to 6000 units, with a base MSRP of US$41,580US$42,980. These limited production models have "Pebble Beach" badges on front fenders and embroidered front floor mats, were available in Black Onyx and Truffle Mica color, and came equipped with limited-edition 18-inch alloy wheels, a color-keyed rear spoiler, and a chrome-finished grille. Buyers also received a choice of custom amenities designed to complement the Pebble Beach lifestyle. Production ended in December 2008.

The RX 330 was named most appealing luxury SUV by J.D. Power and Associates in 2004.[53] It was also the Best Overall Value in the SUV market over US$30,000 in 2003, 2004, and 2005 according to Intellichoice.[54][55] The Lexus RX 400h was one of only four SUVs to achieve recognition on J.D. Power and Associates' 2006 Automotive Environmental Index of the top 30 most environmentally friendly vehicles.[56] J.D. Power also awarded the RX 400h the top spot for entry-luxury SUVs in its 2005 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study on owners' attitudes towards new vehicle designs.[57] At the 2005 GreenFleet Awards in the United Kingdom, recognizing environmentally friendly transportation, Lexus was recognized for introducing the RX 400h with the 4x4 Manufacturer of the Year title.[58] The RX 400h was named SUV of Texas at the 2005 Texas Truck Rodeo awards,[59] and was awarded recognition as a CNET editor's choice vehicle in 2005.[60]

Third generation (AL10)
2010-2012 Lexus RX350 -- 03-03-2012.JPG
Pre-facelift Lexus RX 350 (US)
Overview
Production November 2008 – 2015
Model years 2010–2015
Assembly
Designer Masanari Sakae (2006)
Body and chassis
Platform Toyota K platform
Related Toyota Venza
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,741 mm (107.9 in)
Length 4,770 mm (187.8 in)
Width 1,885 mm (74.2 in)
Height
  • AWD: 1,684 mm (66.3 in)
  • FWD: 1,720 mm (67.7 in)

Development of the third-generation RX began in 2004. Chief engineer Takayuki Katsuda headed development, with design being conducted from 2005. In late 2006 design work by Masanari Sakae was chosen, with the final designs that were presented as 1:1 scale models being green-lighted for production in the first half of 2007. On 9 October 2007 design patents were filed at the Japanese Patent Office (7 April 2008 in the U.S.) for both a conceptual variant and two production variants (RX and RX 450h). The first North American pre-production prototypes were sent to Cambridge, Canada in early 2008 for testing prior to the first RX 350 rolling off the production line on 28 November 2008.[63][64][65][66] A hybrid concept vehicle, the LF-Xh, previewed the third-generation RX's design direction at international auto shows a year prior to the production model's debut. The LF-Xh, which stands for Lexus Future-Crossover(X) hybrid, was first shown at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. The LF-Xh featured a V6 engine with electric motors, LED headlights and taillights, and a concept interior.[67]

Lexus debuted the third-generation Lexus RX on 19 November 2008. The AL10 series is built in Japan and Canada, with North American models primarily built in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. American RX 350 sales began in February 2009 as a 2010 model. For 2009, the front-wheel drive RX 350 starts at US$36,800 while the all-wheel drive version starts at US$38,200. EPA-estimated fuel economy is improved at city/highway/combined 18/25/21 mpg for the FWD RX 350 and 18/24/20 mpg for the AWD model.[68] The RX 350 (GGL10/GGL15) features a revised 3.5-liter 2GR-FE V6 engine producing 275 horsepower (205 kW) with a wider power curve,[69][70] it remains ULEV-II certified and now uses a six-speed automatic transmission with sequential shift.[70]

Pre-facelift Lexus RX 350
Interior

The third-generation RX's new transmission can lock-up its torque converter from 2nd through 6th gears to improve fuel economy. By dropping the center locking differential, a new Active Torque Control all-wheel drive system diverts anywhere from 50% or up to 100% power to the front wheels for reduced drivetrain associated efficiency losses which in turn increases fuel efficiency. An Electric Power Steering (EPS) system replaces the previous belt-driven hydraulic pump. A double wishbone rear suspension setup replaces the previous MacPherson strut design for improved handling and greater cargo space, while an optional Sports Package adds a performance-tuned suspension.[69]

The AL10 RX's new exterior styling adopts the L-finesse design language, and outer features include a rear spoiler which hides the rear window wiper and radio antenna creating a less cluttered appearance. The drag coefficient on the latest RX 350 has been reduced to 0.33 Cd.[69] Exterior dimensions are increased, with cargo room increased by five percent over the prior generation.[69] For the interior, major standard features include SmartAccess, a keyless entry and start system, electrochromic heated side mirrors, UV reducing exterior glass, Bluetooth, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power 10-way driver and passenger seats, sliding and reclining rear seats and a power rear hatch. The instrument cluster's multi-function display uses an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display instead of a thin film transistor (TFT-LCD) display. New cabin technologies include VoiceBox Technologies conversational speech voice recognition system, the first of its kind in the U.S.,[71] which can recognize general speech commands. The new hard disk drive HDD-based navigation system no longer uses a touchscreen, instead replacing it with Lexus' Remote Touch controller, similar in function to a computer mouse, with haptic feedback. Optional accessory features include XM Satellite Radio, a 15-speaker 330-watt Mark Levinson Surround Sound audio system, a dual-screen Rear Seat Entertainment System (RSES), 19-inch wheels, heated and ventilated front seats, power front seat cushion extender, perforated and semi-aniline leather seats, a smog sensor for the HVAC system, power folding side view mirrors, and navigation system. With XM subscription the navigation adds real-time NavTraffic and NavWeather updates.[72][73]

The third-generation RX comes standard with a twin-chamber front passenger airbags, side torso airbags for the front row, side curtain airbags for front and rear rows, and knee airbags for the front row. Active headrests become standard to help reduce whiplash injuries. Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Hill Assist Control (HAC) which helps prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards on inclines are standard while a more advanced Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system is optional.[74] VDIM is designed to be more subtle and less intrusive in performance than VSC alone, VDIM can also engage prior to an actual skid taking place acting as a preventative measure. The Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) remains optional, while a new bi-xenon optional Intelligent Highbeam feature is added, this system can dim the high-beams automatically whenever traffic is detected. Other optional safety features include a Pre-Collision System (PCS) and a Head-up Display (HUD) which helps the driver keep attention on the road ahead by displaying navigation, speed, and audio information on the windshield; the HUD uses high-intensity LEDs displaying high contrast white figures on the windshield allowing it to be read in direct sunlight.[72] The optional navigation system offers a backup camera and a Wide-View Side Monitor utilizes a camera on the passenger side view mirror to help eliminate blind spots on the passenger side at low speeds, this system does not include the 180° wide-angle front camera found in the LX 570. To further help improve visibility, water-repellent glass is used on the front doors.

Pre-facelift Lexus RX 450h

Introduced in 2009 as a 2010 model year vehicle, the RX 450h (GLV10/GLV15) premiered alongside its non-hybrid counterpart, the RX 350. Manufacturer's specifications indicated largely identical outward dimensions for the RX 450h with the RX 350.[73] The RX 450h was scheduled to go on sale in the U.S. in mid to late 2009,[69] with sales introductions for the RX 450h in Asia (including Japan) and Europe in the same year. The RX 450h features an upgraded 3.5 L 2GR-FXE V6 engine (shared with the RX 350) which produces 245 hp (183 kW) at 6000 rpm,[70] along with a new inverter which boosts total horsepower to 297 hp (221 kW) (with the electric motors providing an added 22 hp (16 kW)).[69][70] The new inverter is 8 kg lighter, and more efficient. Up to three electric motors are used in the hybrid system, including two dual motors for the forward wheels (123 kW output), and a third for the rear wheels on the AWD model (50 kW; engages when slippage is detected or the throttle pressed firmly).[75] The RX 450h's V6 engine now runs on the Atkinson cycle for added efficiency.[69] Compared to the prior Otto cycle system, the Atkinson cycle has a lower compression ratio, along with higher expansion ratio inside engine cylinders. This system uses less energy to form fuel-air mixtures, and releases more energy.[75] A lighter, more free-flowing oil (0W-20) is also used, reducing friction energy loss and oil pump power requirements.[75] Two additional systems are added to the RX 450h's Lexus Hybrid Drive powertrain, an exhaust heat recovery system to reduce engine warm-up periods (optimizing engine start-stop times, particularly in cold conditions),[76] and a cooled exhaust gas-recirculation system to reduce fuel pumping loss.[70] The electric motors use the first automotive application of liquid cooling on both sides of the high-current transistors, allowing greater contribution from the electric motors versus the gasoline engine.[75]

Fuel efficiency for the RX 450h, according to EPA testing, is increased by twenty percent over the previous RX 400h.[77] Initial manufacturer data pointed to an increase of at least eight percent over the prior model.[69] In the U.S., the RX 450h is certified with a 2009 EPA fuel economy rating of 32 mpg city, 28 highway for the FWD model, and 30 mpg city, 28 highway for the AWD model.[75] This 30 mpg combined rating compares with the 20 mpg combined rating of the non-hybrid RX model.[75] The powertrain is linked to an instrument panel Eco light indicator, which enables drivers to monitor their fuel efficiency as it correlates with accelerator modulation.[75]

In August 2010, Lexus began offering the RX 270 (AGL10), a front-wheel drive model with a 2.7-liter 1AR-FE inline-four engine, in Japan,[78] China,[79] and Russia.[80] The RX 270 was a new entry-level offering for the RX lineup, produced with a lower base price and fewer emissions.[79] It was introduced at the 2010 Moscow Auto Show, and aimed to circumvent the additional taxes applied to automobiles with large engine displacements and higher emissions; import cars in China over 3.0 L are subject to additional fees.[81]

In July 2010, Bloomberg reported that an all-electric Lexus RX had been developed in partnership with Tesla Motors.[82] The RX was fitted with a Tesla-designed battery pack, and is to be used as a test mule for electric vehicle development.[82]


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Best of the best!
By Paul Rihani
on 02/18/2018

Vehicle

4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

Review

I’ve got my RX 400h in 2016 with 59,000 miles on it, and it was the best purchase I’ve ever made! It’s a great car for daily commute. It looks AMAZING and it has most of the options on 2017 models! The mpg ranges around 25-31, which is fairly well for a SUV. I really recommend purchasing an RX. The difference between the 2006, 07, and 08 is that the 06 & 07 take in regular gas while the 2008 is premium. The 07 comes with the wood interior as an option. The 08 has chrome handles along with a newer navigation system. GREAT CAR!!

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Great Car
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By John Davis
on 01/29/2018

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4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

Review

Best value for the money, now looking to buy another 2013 Lexus with around 50K miles.

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I bought it used...
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Larry Campbell
on 10/14/2017

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4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

Review

I purchased the car three weeks ago with 127k miles on it. It has clearly had very good care taken of it and is in excellent condition. It is hard to believe that a car can have 127k miles on it, and still look, drive, ride and feel like this one. I am very used to Toyota's hybrid system as we have had 5 Prius in the past. Yes, they are much smaller and get amazing mileage, and I know how to squeeze every mile out of a gallon of gas with a hybrid. But I am not getting quite the mileage I was hoping for out of this RX. I am averaging in the mid 20's range. Not bad, but could be a little better. The technology, body construction, interior finishes and running gear on the car are all nothing short of amazing. It is definitely the nicest care I have ever owned. I'm hoping to drive it a a couple hundred thousand more miles.

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Made for royalty the Lexus rx400h
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By Sergio
on 08/11/2017

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4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

Review

This is a reliable, dependable, fuel efficient, beautiful inside and out, comfortable, dependable, reliable (it's worth to mention it twice! ). I would say that over all this is a great automobile! If you are looking for a overall a great car, buy it, you will not be sorry!

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Works Fine, Last a Long Time
4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Thomas Owens
on 06/02/2016

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4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

Review

This was my first luxury SUV, and I really enjoy driving it. Although it doesn't have the bells whistles of my wife's 2013 GS 350, it drives great, is easy to maintain, and gets great mileage. Of course, I've had the Oil and Filter changed, and tires rotated every 5,000 Miles, plus any other factory recommend maintenance items.
About six months ago, I was with the Director of Aviation, and the Chief Pilot of a well known German Automobile Company. I asked the Director of Aviation how many plants they had around the world. He counted them up and said, "I think 13." I then asked him which one had the best quality control. Without blinking, he responded, "LEXUS." I traded this puppy for a 2017 Lexus RX 450h last year. The resale value (because of the meticulous maintenance performed my RX was so well documented) was very high. My new Lexus' bells and whistles far exceed my wife's 2013 GS 350. Now she wants to upgrade her ride.

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Great Hybrid SUV
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Karin
on 01/29/2016

Vehicle

4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

Review

Loved this car from the minute we bought it new. Nearing 80,000 miles and no complaints! Only some paint chips on door edges.
Not buying a new one though. Don't like the new design and new screens. No more touch screens - uses a mouse! OMG! They went backwards!

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Great Vehicle, fantastic mileage
13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By lexus_gta
on 09/15/2014

Vehicle

4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

Review

I bought this used about a month ago with only about 60 K km. (less than 40K miles) on it. After much research I decided to use only REGULAR gas in it since it seems that Premium is more about performance than fuel economy. I'll probably throw in an additive every three months or so. Having driven it about 2500 km. (about 1500 miles), I'm averaging 8.6L / 100km. which is just over 27mpg. And that's on REGULAR Gas. My 2010 2.4L 4 cyl. Hyundai Santa Fe could not even begin to to approach these numbers. Couldn't be happier because I got a great deal on a car that was just inspected by Lexus and had all the brakes done by Lexus, and is practically new. My best vehicle ever!

Best Features

Interior room and comfort, quality of leather seats. Great HID headlights. I live in the country and immediately noticed the difference in illumination between this and the Santa Fe. Fuel Economy. Power liftgate Rain sensing wipers

Worst Features

Can't think of any

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Excellent Vehicle
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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By ramskifast
on 08/26/2013

Vehicle

4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

Review

I bought this vehicle with 64K miles on it.
Now I have 102K.
My worse tank was 24mpg and the best was 29.25mpg.
I seem to average between 25 and 27.50 with mixed driving. High speed highway (75-84) is only around 22.
When I get the higher mileage it's usually when most of the driving is at lower speeds as you would expect.
I noticed a review of this vehicle by someone stating poor mileage. There was either something wrong with the vehicle or it was due to poor driving habits.
Way too many people blast up to the light and hit the brakes.
Then they hit the gas hard taking off.
Dumb-de-dumb.
If you use softer driving habits you will get 26-28.
You have to be thinking hybrid.
Smart drivers will see the good mileage.
Navigation works well with two exceptions. First is it's incredibly dumb that a passenger can not program the vehicle while the car is in motion. Second is the warning notice which displays for 5 or 6 seconds everytime you hit the NAV button. There should be a way to stop it from doing that.

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Reliable but the buy a self-battery jumper because the starter battery will die on you
34 of 99 people found this review helpful
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By greyhounds3
on 03/15/2011

Vehicle

4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

Review

I bought this used and the hybrid system was not explained to me at the dealership.
I had to go to another dealership which took the time to explain the hybrid system to me.
(I stayed a customer at that dealership)

The starter battery dies in cold weather on a regular basis and also will die if the vehicle has not been driven for a week or so.
Do yourself a favor and purchase a chargeable self-battery jumper, which will save you a lot of time waiting for AAA.

I bought the hybrid to get better fuel economy.
I haven't seen the fuel economy of the Rx400h go above 26.

The features and gadgets are simple and easy to use, and the seats are super comfortable.

Best Features

Seats are comfortable. Gadgets are simple. Decent fuel economy. I love the power rear-door mechanism and the button on the hatch door to close the door is easy to reach, even for little petite me. There's pretty good room in the cargo area and the back seats fold flat.

Worst Features

Sticker price! Real pricey. Fuel economy is not what I expected or was hoping for. The starter battery drove me crazy. The starter battery dies easily in cold weather. It also dies when the vehicle has not been driven for a week or so. Don't bother waiting for AAA: buy yourself a self-jumper.

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Wonderful Car
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By slo-jim
on 11/03/2010

Vehicle

4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

Review

My RX 400h has been the very best, most reliable vehicle I have owned; buying my first car in 1967. Gas mileage has been super, averaging 28.5 MPG since day one. it is solid, very comfortable, has lots of power and a joy to drive. I recommend this car to anyone who wants a quality, energy efficient hybrid!

Best Features

The hybrid system and fuel economy, combined with a luxuriant vehicle.

Worst Features

The navigation system is a disappointed. I understand they made major improvements with the 450h. I am getting one in a few weeks - we'll see.

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New to us
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By John
on 03/26/2010

Vehicle

4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

Review

We purchased a 2008 pre-owned certified 400H with 18,100 miles on it. It is pristine. Have driven it a week now and am getting 28.2 MPG around town and on the highway combined. Have had no problems. It is fun to drive and is very comfortable. I see some reviews stating poor mileage. Not here. If you want to drive it like a regular car, quick acceleration, high speeds, you will get the performance of a regular car. I had to learn to drive the hybrid properly and it is great. It has plenty of power, amazing actually. The only down side so far is the audio on AM stations. FM is excellent. AM sounds "tinny" though. So far, e love the car.

Best Features

Navigation, hybrid MPG. Quick response and fun to drive.

Worst Features

Audio AM should be improved.

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Poor gas mileage
1 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By jfinley
on 10/17/2009

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4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

Review

This is a very nice car, but I challenge anyone out there to prove they are getting better than 22-24 mpg. Better, I challenge Lexus to prove it. My fiend with a V8 truck gets better mpg. Shame on you Lexus, shame on me for buying.

Best Features

ride quality

Worst Features

mpg, nav

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Combination of fun and milage
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Dr Var
on 08/31/2009

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4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

Review

Great for long rides and everyday drives. Absolutely love the feeling of CVT and can see the vehicles on the other lanes disappear in my mirrors with out the feeling of gear change.

Best Features

Fuel economy, ride quality and CVT.

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2008 Lexus Rx400h Review
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By cduluk
on 06/24/2009

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4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

Review

Purchased a used 2008 Rx400h AWD a few weeks ago with about 40k miles. I had a 2003 Lexus Rx300 which was nice, but I needed an upgrade. The Rx400h is definitely an upgrade as it has many nice features. The 0-60 time of ~7 sec is very good for a v6 SUV, and the acceleration is very quick. My only complaints are the lack in seat comfort and lack of advertised gas mileage. I'm getting around 23mpg combined vs the 30 as advertised. Also the fact that the car doesn't have the new "smart key" feature as the rest of the 08 Lexus lineup has. But other than that, i am very satisfied!

Best Features

Automatic rain sensing wipers, larger HD navigation screen, back-up camera, AFS turning HID headlights, power rear liftgate, Bluetooth system, voice activation, telescoping steering wheel, quick acceleration in times of need, the fact that it's silent under 20mph!

Worst Features

better mpg, nav being able to be used while driving, comfortable seats, better voice activation with more commands, more exterior color options (no dark blue??)

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A Luxury SUV with Great Gas Mileage
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By Peter M.
on 05/11/2009

Vehicle

4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

Review

This is an incredible car, granted it is expensive, but well worth every penny. I don't understand the complaints about gas mileage. With a little coaching from the onboard "consumption" feature in the navigation system I am routinely getting between 29 and 30 mpg. 24-26 is a high speed highway average, 28-30 around town, and 30-33 in stop and go driving.

Best Features

Hybrid engine with lots of zip and great mileage, steering and suspension makes this SUV feel like a sports car, luxury interior looks and feels great, seats that have the heating feature in both the seat and lower back. Automatic tailgate is a great convenience.

Worst Features

Heating and air conditioning should have a fan where you can set the fan speed yourself, although I'm getting used to the car making me very comfortable automatically without adjusting anything.

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