2016 Lexus RX 450h Review Release Date Specs

One of the greatest vehicles presented at the 2015 New York Auto Show is definitely the new 2016 Lexus RX 450h. With a new, hot design, the vehicle will be moved from boring and meek to cutting-edge for sure. Thanks to this bold move, the company will restore confidence of its customers.

If you thought that the only change arrives in the form of a new design, you’re wrong because the company prepares mechanical and interior improvement for the fourth generation of the Lexus RX 450h. We bet that you eagerly wait to find out more details about the upcoming 2016 Lexus RX 450h, so let’s start.

2016 Lexus RX 450h side front


If you are looking for a vehicle that will turn heads wherever it goes, the new 2016 Lexus RX 450h should be your choice. Even though looks are subjective and every individual has own preferences, we are pretty sure that you will like the way the new RX 450h looks like. The new RX 450h has a lot of things in common with the NX model, and that is something we particularly like about the vehicle.

We sincerely hope that RX 450h’s target audience will share our opinion. The front fascia of the vehicle sports massive Spindle Grille. The floating roof is also interesting part of the new design. When it comes to the dimensions of the vehicle, it is 192.5 inches long, 74.6 inches wide and 66.5 inches tall. Its wheelbase is 109.8 inches long.

2016 Lexus RX 450h rear view


If you thought that the greatest improvement of the new 2016 Lexus RX 450h arrives in the form of cool exterior, before you step inside of its cabin, don’t forget to take a deep breath. Things inside of the vehicle are absolutely stunning. The new interior design is something you haven’t seen in other Lexus’s vehicles and takes the cabin to a completely new level.

The center stack has received a completely new design and now features a more rectangular entertainment screen. Below the screen, you will find 2 HVAC vents along with analog clock. There are also hard-button radio controls. The center console hosts the electronic parking brake, drive mode selector, gear selector, and entertainment controls as well.

2016 Lexus RX 450h interior


Most of you probably know that the new 2016 Lexus RX 450h is a hybrid model. The vehicle is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 drivetrain running its fuel-saving Atkinson cycle. Together with electric motor, the combo has the capacity to deliver around 300 hp. The engine will be coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Details about fuel economy are yet to be released.

2016 Lexus RX 450h engine

2016 Lexus RX 450h Release date and price

The company is still pretty quite on pricing for the new Lexus RX 450h 2016 but we assume that we will face a slight bump in price over the vehicle it replaces, because of all its improvements, technological features, and more powerful engine. The starting price is estimated to be around $50,000. The vehicle will come to showrooms before the end of 2015. The exact release date is yet to be released.

2016 Lexus RX 450h side

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