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2014 (64) Lexus RX450h 3.5 Luxury 5dr CVT Auto

Northwich Vauxhall / Kia

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth systemCruise control
EPASFront and rear parking sensors
HDD satellite navigationIn dash multi-information display
Power boot opening and closingPush button starter
Service interval indicatorTrip computer


12 speakersAuxiliary input socket
DAB Digital radioUSB connection

Exterior Features

Adaptive front lighting systemAuto dimming interior mirror + dimming door mirrors
Bi-Xenon headlightsBody colour bumpers
Door mirror memoryElectric folding door mirrors
Electrochromatic rear view mirrorFront and rear electric windows
Front and rear underrunsFront fog lights
Front windscreen de-icerHeadlight washers
Heated door mirrorsLaminated front side windows
LED daytime running lightsPrivacy glass (rear side windows and rear screen)
Rain sensor windscreen wipersRear wiper
Roof railsUV reducing glass

Interior Features

3 rear headrests40/20/40 split folding rear seat
8 way electric adjust front seatsAuto air recirculation
Clean air filterDriver seat memory function
Driver's lumbar supportDriver/passenger temperature controls
Dual zone climate controlFront armrest
Front head restraintsHeated front seats
Illuminated entry systemIsofix child seat attachment
Leather gear knobLeather multi function steering wheel
LED interior illuminationMemory for steering column
Perforated leather upholsteryReach + rake adjustable steering column
Rear armrest 


ABSCurtain airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDriver/front passenger side airbags
Drivers knee airbagEBD + Brake Assist
Front/rear seatbelt pre-tensionersHill start assist
Passenger airbag cut-off devicePassenger knee airbag
Rear passenger side airbagsThree 3 point rear seatbelts
Traction controlTyre pressure warning
WIL whiplash protection front seats 


ImmobiliserRemote central double locking
Smart keyless entry 


VDIMVehicle Stability Control (VSC)


19" darkened alloy wheelsSpace saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification


CO0.245CO2 (g/km)145
HC0.023Noise Level dB(A)71.6
NOx0.007Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC3456Compression Ratio12.5:1
Cylinder LayoutV6Cylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)94Cylinders - Stroke (mm)83
Gears1 SPEEDNumber of Valves24

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)44.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)47.1EC Urban (mpg)43.5


Badge Engine CC3.5Badge Power299
Coin DescriptionhCoin SeriesLuxury
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0741EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)7.9Engine Power - BHP299
Engine Power - KW219Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT234
Engine Torque - MKG32Engine Torque - NM317
Engine Torque - RPM4800 


Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front235/55 R19Tyre Size Rear235/55 R19
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1685Height (including roof rails)1755

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)65Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1570
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)496Max. Roof Load80
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Lexus RX

By Andy Enright


At first, it was easy to scoff at hybrid Lexus sports utility vehicles. They only plumbed that technology in there because they didn't have a decent diesel engine to put into them, we chuckled. While there was an element of truth in that, none of us cynics realised quite how committed Lexus was to the cause. The early RX 400h set the template but the RX 450h was a massively improved proposition. Would it be a better car if it had a diesel engine under the bonnet? I'm not certain it would Here's what to look for when shopping for a used version of this very successful SUV.


While other manufacturers and industry pundits debated the pros and cons of hybrid vehicles, Lexus got on with building and selling them. It has now reached the stage where hybrid technology is inextricably associated with the Lexus brand and the company is well down the road of developing and refining its petrol/electric drive system while rivals nervously pace the water's edge wondering whether to take the plunge. We've now seen BMW, Audi, Mercedes and Porsche take tentative steps, so perhaps Lexus has every right to feel a little smug. It is, after all, two and a half generations of car along that particular road. The RX 400h, which first arrived back in 2005, was the precursor and sold well to buyers who didn't want a diesel but valued decent economy and, at the time, free entry into London's congestion charge zone. By 2009, that loophole had closed but the RX 400h's successor, the RX 450h we look at here, had a number of other attractions. It was a good deal more powerful, more economical and better equipped. The range was bolstered in 2011 with the addition of a mildly rugged-ised SE-I Lifestyle edition that targeted winter sports and country types. In summer 2012, the RX 450h received an extensive update, with the revised Lexus spindle grille grafted onto the front end, uprated trim levels and the addition of a ritzy F Sport flagship.

What You Get

There are obvious echoes of the old RX 400h in the styling of the RX 450h. The look was kept fairly conservative and evolutionary in the best Lexus traditions but there are engaging details such as the heavy shoulder line and the way the headlights integrate with a front grille that features a blue-tinted Lexus badge at its centre. A turning radius of 5.7m hints at decent manoeuvrability and inside, there's a 495-litre boot adding to the practicality of the car. The seats split 40:20:40 and can slide backwards and forwards to increase the luggage space behind. There are also levers in the boot which fold the rear seats down at a single touch for greater convenience when loading. There's a huge array of technological features on the RX450h - even without taking the car's powertrain into account. The car was the first Lexus to get the Remote Touch control system which operates the audio, navigation, climate, phone and vehicle set-up systems through an eight inch colour display screen and a control knob located on the centre console. There's also an optional heads-up display that projects crucial driving information onto the lower part of the windscreen (so there's no need for drivers to look away from the road) and a park assist system which uses cameras to give an unrestricted view of what's behind the car on the display screen. The 2012 revision was led by the spindle-shaped grille that is rapidly becoming a signature Lexus design cue. Moving round to the rear, you'll spot a set of neatly redesigned tail lights too. There are also a number of detail improvements throughout the cabin. There's a revised steering wheel, incorporating a new selector switch for the hybrid system's drive modes, and the operation of the Remote Touch controller was also revised so that it worked more like a computer mouse. The Lexus attention to detail even extends to increasing the opening angle of the centre console box lid to make it easier to reach items inside. It's still not the biggest SUV in the cabin, but the 496-litres of boot space with the seats in place is respectable.

What to Look For

Lexus has an excellent record for reliability, so when I mention that the RX 450h is its least reliable model, don't get too alarmed. When compared to other SUVs, it's still got a great reliability score. It's just that this class of car tends to be used harder than any other. Look for signs of overenthusiastic off-roading and check all non-engine electricals, such as the touch screen and sunroof/windows. You should have no issues with the hybrid power unit, as these seem to be bulletproof, with some owners having put over half a million miles on them with no adverse effects. As a consequence of this, don't be put off by high miles on a used RX450h. People bought them from new to keep a cap on fuel bills on big journeys, so a very low mileage car should attract caution, as it might well have had a harder life as a city car.

Replacement Parts

(approx prices based on a 2010 RX 450h SE-I - ex Vat) Lexus parts aren't particularly cheap and should you take the 4x4 title a little too literally and ground your RX 450h out off road you could be looking at £1,000 for a new exhaust minus the cost of the catalytic converter. Brake pads are £70 for fronts and £60 for rears while tyres are around £160 per corner.

On the Road

In case you're still unfamiliar with hybrid technology, it's essentially a method of powering a car using a combination of an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. Diesel hybrids are now available from other brands, but the RX450h and the other Lexus hybrid models all have petrol engines supplemented by battery driven motors. The petrol unit in question here is a 246bhp 3.5-litre V6 with a number of innovative features designed to enhance its efficiency. It's supplemented by a pair of electric motors, one for each axle, which give the four-wheel-drive Lexus a maximum potential output of 295bhp. Though in theory, that's a 10% increase in power over the old RX400h, the 0-60mph sprint time (of 7.8s) and the 124mph top speed are pretty much unchanged. Still, while this doesn't place the car in the league of the quickest V8 luxury 4x4s, it remains pretty rapid for a car of the RX450h's size and weight. The RX450h required a luxurious ride and a responsive chassis if it was to compete with the leading luxury 4x4 contenders, some of which are remarkably agile on the road given their bulk. To this end, Lexus engineered a clever and much improved suspension set-up comprised of MacPherson struts at the front and a double wishbone arrangement at the rear while giving the car a wide track for extra stability and a highly rigid body shell. Only the top specification models got electronically controlled air-suspension but all RX450h models feature VDIM Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management that controls and distributes power from the complex drive system.


The Lexus RX 450h is an easy car to recommend to a used buyer, even with big mileage on the clock. It's worth pausing to figure out whether it's the right vehicle for you, as it's not great off road and it won't seat seven. It works if you've got a family and want a decently sized and very refined vehicle that doesn't cost the earth to run. As Lexus has discovered, that's a broad church.


** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Northwich Vauxhall / Kia

Manchester Rd, Northwich, CW9 5GG

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