2006 Lexus RX 400h Long-Term Road Test

2006 Lexus RX 400h: 2 years and 30,000 miles

March 12, 2008

This month signifies two full years of Lexus RX 400h ownership. Our reasons for keeping it in service this long are primarily to test the durability of its hybrid system. This is also why it doesn't receive too many blog posts.

Now that we recently eclipsed the 30,000-mile mark, its about time for a fuel economy update. The numbers are unimpressive and well below 31 city and 27 hwy EPA estimations.

And most of our driving takes place in the city.

Best: 28 mpg

Worst: 16 mpg

Average: 20 mpg

Just because it's a 'hybrid' doesn't make a car fuel efficient. It still takes a conscious effort to be light on the throttle to truly appreciate the efficiency this Lexus has to offer.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Coordinator @ 30,280 miles

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