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Lexus RX 400h Review - The Pros and Cons

 


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The Lexus RX 400h was introduced in 2006 as the world's first hybrid-powered luxury crossover SUV. It is a fuel efficient, environmentally conscious version of its popular counterpart, the Lexus RX 350. It has the same sleek style that you would expect from Lexus, but is a gasoline/electric powered hybrid crossover SUV. While gas prices continue to rise, the hybrid-powered Lexus RX 400h boasts excellent fuel economy, increased horsepower, and fewer emissions. Buying a hybrid vehicle has tax benefits as well, and may qualify you for up to $3,000 in tax credits.

The 2008 Lexus RX 400h averages around 27 miles to the gallon in town, and 24 miles to the gallon on the highway. It is environmentally friendly and has been certified as a Super Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle, with 70% fewer smog-forming emissions than newer vehicles. Lexus has beautifully combined the electric and gas powered motors by utilizing an electronically controlled, continuously variable transmission for a nice smooth ride.

If you are looking for more than just fuel efficiency in a hybrid vehicle, be sure to put the Lexus RX 400h on your list. It is available in two trims, front wheel and all wheel drive, both come with standard features such as dual zone climate control, power front and back row seating, and an air filtration system. Luxury options including voice activation DVD Navigation system with backup camera, heated front seats, and rear DVD entertainment system simply add to the appeal.

You can find out more information about Hybrid Cars at ProHybrid.com along with video news, reviews, and tools such as price quotes and an automotive loan calculator.

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