Auto Review: 2010 Lexus RX 450h FWD

2010 Lexus RX 450h FWDThe 2010 Lexus RX 450h FWD is a luxury hybrid that outclasses everything on the road. Everything about it is impressive.

For starters, the MSRP is $42,685, though the national estimated floor price is somewhat lower. That’s great for what you get on that money. As luxury vehicles go, that’s cheap. And it is a Lexus.

Let’s start with the engine. The gas engine is a 3.5-liter V6 with 24 valves that kicks out 295 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 234 pound feet of torque at 6,000 rpm; for fuel economy it offers an impressive 32 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway. That’s not great, but it’s not bad – even for a green vehicle. For a Lexus, it’s awesome.

But the 2010 RX 450h FWD is more than just a hybrid luxury vehicle. It’s also high performance and low maintenance.

Standard features include:

  • Power door locks
  • Vehicle anti-lockout
  • Vehicle anti-theft system with an engine immobilizer and car alarm
  • Selective unlocking
  • Regenerative Braking System
  • Common brake system components like traction and stability control, ABS, EBFD with Brake Assist
  • 1 cargo area power outlet
  • 1 front power outlet
  • Bluetooth wireless
  • Fog lights and daytime runners
  • Color-keyed rear spoiler
  • Front air dam
  • Separate climate controls for driver and front passenger
  • Rear HVAC ducts

And this is just the tip of the iceberg. The 2010 Lexus RX 450h FWD has plenty of features that you won’t find on other vehicles on the road and many features that you’ll see on just about every vehicle on the road. It’s luxury, class, style, beauty, comfort, safety, grace and driveability all rolled into one.

The transmission is a VAR speed automatic with overdrive. It is front wheel drive and on an SUV with the class and grace of Lexus you can feel the pull but not a heavy tug.

For drivers looking for 21st century options, you’ll be proud to drive your Lexus with these:

  • Glass breakage sensor for security
  • Wheel locks
  • 2 rear wireless headphones
  • LED headlamps with adaptive front lighting system
  • Genuine wood trim
  • Remote ignition
  • Rearview mirror electronic parking aid with backup camera

And for special packages for 2010 Lexus RX 450h FWD drivers, you can choose

  • 12-speaker premium audio system for navigation
  • A complete navigation system
  • 12-speaker premium audio system for rear seat
  • 10-speaker navigation system
  • Comfort Package
  • Premium Package
  • Sports Package
  • Rear entertainment system with navigation

If you’re waiting for luxury, don’t wait long. There won’t be too many vehicles on the road like this Lexus.