2007 Lexus RX 400h Hybrid
When the first Lexus RX 400h hybrid SUVs arrived in the United States in April 2005, they rattled the automotive industry the same way Toyota’s Prius did four years earler.
The 2007 Lexus RX 400h is a 4-door, 5-passenger luxury sport-utility, available in two trims, the Front Wheel Drive and the All Wheel Drive. Upon introduction, the Front Wheel Drive is equipped with a standard 3.3-liter, V6, 268-horsepower, hybrid engine that achieves 33-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway. The All Wheel Drive is equipped with a standard 3.3-liter, V6, 268-horsepower, hybrid engine that achieves 31-mpg in the city and 27-mpg on the highway. A variable speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims. The 2007 Lexus RX 400h is all-new for 2007.
Positive: The RX provides dazzling performance and top-notch luxury all in an eco-friendly hybrid wrapper. GPS navigation and Bluetooth are only the start of a litany of tech features, most of which come as standard equipment.
Negative: Some voice-command niggles with Lexus's fifth-generation navigation system and minor gripes with the variable gear-ratio steering system were all we could come up with.
Summary: With more horsepower than most sports sedans, a hybrid engine, and a long list of tech features, the Lexus RS is a consummate package of comfort, performance, and technology.
|VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS AND DIMENSIONS|
|Final Assembly Location||J|
|Engine||DOHC Hybrid Synergy Drive(TM) 3.3-Liter, 60-Degree V6, VVT-i, 24-Valve, DOHC, MPFI Engine; Front Mounted With Horsepower Of 208@5600, Torque Of 212@4400, Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Heads; Front Permanent Magnet Electric Motor With Horsepower Of 167@4500 an|
|Horsepower@RPM||268 hp @56000rpm|
|Torque Lbs. Per Ft||212@ 4400|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Engine Block Material||Alloy|
|Block Head Material||Alloy|
|Fuel Capacity||17.20 gallons|
|Fuel Delivery Name||MPFI|
|Transmission||Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Adaptive Automatic Transmission With Overdrive Adaptive Automatic Transmission|
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