The 2015 Lexus Rx 450h is available with or front-wheel or all-wheel drive, which comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic lights, fog-lights, LED running lights, rear privacy glass, heated mirrors, a power lift-gate, ignition key-less and entry, the automatic climate control, eight way power front seats and two power lumbar adjustment, power tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped wheel steering, a sliding and reclining rear seat with one-pull folding levers, cloth upholstery and auto-dimming in a position to see rear view mirror.
The standard electronics features include a 7-inches display screen, camera rearview, Safety Connect emergency communications, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a 12-speaker system sounds a Change six-CD, satellite radio and iPod / USB audio interface. Those with compatible iPhone models and the use of voice-operated Siri Eyes feature Free. The 2015 Lexus Rx 450h offers several option packages, some of which require purchase of one to one.
The 2015 Lexus Rx 450h Premium package adds the sunroof, leather upholstery, power-folding mirrors auto-dimming, and driver memory settings. A version of this package and you can find the blind-spot monitoring. Luxury package includes the contents of the Premium package and 19-inch alloy wheels, heated steering wheel, power driver seat cushion extender, upgraded leather upholstery, furniture-style power outlet and smog-sensing auto climate control recirculation adds.
The 2015 Lexus Rx 450h comfort package requires or Premium or Luxury package and adds wipers automatic, Xenon lights and heated and front seats. The Navigation package and requires Premium or Luxury package, and adds the navigation system, voice controls, Remote Touch controller, HD radio and Lexus Enforma app suite that includes Safety and security Connect and risk-mitigation activities.
Depending on which option package buyer select, individual options include LED lights, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control system with a pre-collision warning, head-up display, a dual-screen rear entertainment system and a 15-speaker Mark surround-sound system Levinson audio.
2015 Lexus Rx 450h Interior
Appointments upscale, with a build quality and features cutting edge tech to make the 2015 Lexus Rx 450h the right look and feel expensive for the price. Authentic wood trim and the leather lend an air of opulence, and optional Mark Levinson sound system is one of the best on the market. If you choose to 2015 Lexus Rx 450h Navigation package, you get Lexus Remote Touch system, which mouse like device that allows the user to move between the various icons on a large screen in the center. It is the success of nifty technology, but find that hard to practice on-screen menus and the environment controller’s too imprecise to draw your attention away from the road.
The front seats could use some extra adjustment range, and both thigh and the lateral support are bit lacking. However, rear passengers will find open seats are comfortable and thank you to kill them, and pull changes. There are also ample luggage space – just as much as in the Rx 350, in fact, 40 cubic feet behind the 40/20/40-split-folding rear seats and 80 cubes when they’re all correlated.
2015 Lexus Rx 450h Engine
The 2015 Lexus Rx 450h is a 3.5 liter V6 petrol engine and electric motors. Front-wheel drive model, use two motors, one is a starter-generator and the other provides propulsion. The all-wheel drive-Rx adds a third electric motor driving the rear wheels. The total output is 295 horsepower, and can be routed through the special continuously variable transmission automatic (CVT).
In the test, the 2015 Lexus Rx 450h to 60 mph from zero in 7.6 seconds, which is a second a few tenths slower than normal Rx electric 350. It should be a little slower rate than the average for the midsize luxury crossover segment. The upside is that the EPA-estimated fuel economy is an impressive 30 mpg combined (32 city / 28 highway) with front-wheel drive. The 2015 Lexus Rx 450h version of the all-wheel drive returns 29 mpg combined (30/28).
2015 Lexus Rx 450h Safety
The 2015 Lexus Rx 450h comes standard with the camera rearview, antilock brakes, fire and stability control, front and the rear side airbags, side curtain airbags and front knee airbags. And emergency communications system Safety Connect, which includes the automatic collision notification, emergency help button and stolen vehicle location services.
Optional parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control system that includes pre-collision warning system brake-priming. In brake testing, the 2015 Lexus Rx 450h stood at 60 mph 123 feet, is right around the average for a midsize crossover. In government crash testing, the 2015 Lexus Rx 450h front-wheel-drive received four stars five for overall crash protection, 4 stars for frontal-impact protection stars five for side-impact protection.
The 2015 Lexus Rx 450h AWD fared better, earning a perfect five stars for overall crash protection and side-impact protection, and 4 stars for frontal-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the best possible rating of “Good” in the moderate-printing directly overlap, side-impact and the roof-strength crash tests. The 2015 Lexus Rx 450h’s seat / head restraints and received a “Good” rating for Whiplash protection in rear impacts.