Used 2006 Lexus RX 400h

2006 Lexus RX 400h
List price range
$5,400 - $12,995

Pros

  • Seamless combination of luxury amenities and hybrid technology, 268 hp with a combined fuel economy rating of 29 mpg, swift acceleration, plush ride quality, elegant interior.

Cons

  • Big price tag, more engine noise than RX 330, no third-row seat option.

Used 2006 Lexus RX 400h for Sale

Lexus RX 400h 2006 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
77,233 miles
Used 2006
Lexus RX 400h
Base
List$12,995
Est.Loan: $266/mo
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Lexus RX 400h 2006 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
129,183 miles
Used 2006
Lexus RX 400h
Base
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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EQUIPPED WITH 4WD LEATHER UPHOLSTERY ALLOY WHEELS SUNROOF NAVIGATION XENON HEADLIGHTS BACKUP CAMERA TRACTION CONTROL CD PLAYER HEATED SEATS FOG LIGHTS NEW BRAKES NEW TIRES AND MORE....Visit Nine Stars Auto Group online at www.ninestarsauto.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 571-367-2699 today to schedule your test drive. 4x4,Air Conditioning,Alloy Wheels,AM/FM,Automatic Climate Control,Automatic Headlights,Backup Camera,Bluetooth,Cargo Area Cover,CD,CD Changer,Child Safety Door Locks,Cruise Control,Daytime Running Lights,Driver Airbag,Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat,Electrochromic Exterior Rearview Mirror,Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror,Electronic Brake Assistance,First Aid Kit,Fog Lights,Front Air Dam,Front Power Lumbar Support,Front Power Memory Seat,Front Side Airbag,Full Size Spare Tire,Heated Exterior Mirror,Heated Seats,High Intensity Discharge Headlights,Interval Wipers,Keyless Entry,Leather Seats,Leather Steering Wheel,Load Bearing Exterior Rack,Luggage Rack,Memory Seats,Navigation,Owners Manual,Passenger Airbag,Passenger Multi-Adjustable Power Seat,Power Locks,Power Mirrors,Power Seats,Power Steering,Power Trunk Lid,Power Windows,Rear Defroster,Rear Spoiler,Rear Wiper,Second Row Folding Seat,Separate Driver/Front Passenger Climate Controls,Side Airbags,Side Head Curtain Airbag,Steering Wheel Mounted Controls,Sun Roof,Telescopic Steering Column,Towing Preparation Package,Traction Control,Trip Computer,Vehicle Stability Control System,Woodgrain,Xenon Headlights
Lexus RX 400h 2006 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
167,940 miles
Used 2006
Lexus RX 400h
Base
List$7,483
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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This outstanding example of a 2006 Lexus RX 400h Navigation is offered by DARCARS Pre-Owned Fairfax. This Lexus includes%3A NAVIGATION SYSTEM Navigation System Back-Up Camera Bluetooth Connection LEATHER SEAT TRIM %28STD%29 Leather Seats 210-WATT MARK LEVINSON PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM CD Player AM/FM Stereo Cassette CD Changer Premium Sound System WHEEL LOCKS %28PPO%29 Wheel Locks HEATED FRONT SEATS W/RAIN-SENSING WIPERS Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Intermittent Wipers Heated Front Seat%28s%29 Rain Sensing Wipers %2ANote - For third party subscriptions or services, please contact the dealer for more information.%2A CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee is reassurance that any major issues with this vehicle will show on CARFAX report. The Lexus RX 400h Navigation's pristine good looks were combined with the Lexus high standard of excellence in order to make this a unique find. Navigate through all the icky weather with ease in this AWD-equipped Lexus RX 400h, and even get non-stop traction for your non-stop lifestyle%2521 In addition to the amazing traction control, you may even qualify for an insurance reduction with this AWD vehicle. Intricately stitched leather and ergonomic design seats are among the details in which test drivers say that Lexus RX 400h is in a league of its own This Lexus RX 400h offers the most up-to-date navigation system available so you'll always know the most efficient route to where you are going. Why go with a basic vehicle when you can have it all in this well-optioned Lexus RX 400h%3F CALL US NOW AT 703-385-0500, OUR WHOLESALE PRICES GIVE YOU THE BEST DEAL IN THE MARKET . ALL TYPES OF FINANCING AVAILABLE. REPO, BANKRUPTCY .see sales associate for details. Shop Online 24/7 %40DARCARS.COM Prices exclude tax, tags, and %2524499 processing charge. %2ANote - For third party subscriptions or services, please contact the dealer for more information.%2A %282%29 front & %282%29 rear assist grips,%283%29 12-volt pwr outlets-inc%3A cigarette lighter rear of center console box cargo area,%283%29 cupholders-inc%3A %282%29 in the center console %281%29 pop-out left of steering wheel,%283%29 rear seat top tether anchors & ISO-FIX bars,%285%29 adjustable headrests,132-watt premium audio system-inc%3A AM/FM cassette radio data system in-dash 6-disc CD changer cassette %288%29 speakers sound positioning system,17.2 gallon fuel tank w/fuel cap tether,18' x 7' graphite polished aluminum wheels,210-WATT MARK LEVINSON PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM,235/55VR18 mud & snow tires,3-point seat belts for all seating positions,3-spoke leather-trimmed tilt steering wheel-inc%3A controls for audio multi-information display cruise control voice recognition telephone,ALR/ELR seat belt retractors on all outboard seating positions except driver,Acoustic laminated windshield glass,Adaptive front lighting system %28AFS%29,Aluminum-color interior accents-inc%3A all doors console center of instrument panel switch plates around shifter island shift knob,Anti-chipping paint-inc%3A rocker panels wheel housing arch sections hood,Auto dual-zone climate control w/dust particle & deodorizing air filter,Auto-retracting cargo area tonneau cover-inc%3A synchronization to retract when rear door opens,Brake pedal regression prevention mechanism,Cargo area light,Carpeted floor mats,Center instrument panel transmission shifter,Chrome door handles,Chrome scuff plates,City 31/hwy 27 %283.3L hybrid engine/ECVT trans%29,Coat hooks,Collision fuel cut-off,Cruise control,Customized body electronics system %28C-BEST%29 %28Allows certain electronic settings to be tailored to owner preference - programmable by Lexus dealers%29,Cut pile carpeting,Daytime running lights,Daytime running lights,Defogger w/timer,Door mounted courtesy lights,Driver/front passenger dual-stage advanced airbag system-inc%3A passenger weight sensor %28Front airbag will not deploy for passengers under 68.3 lbs or when child seat is detected%29,Driver/front passenger force-limiting seat belt pretensioners,Drivers side knee airbag,Electric all wheel drive control system,Electric fuel door release,Electrochromic heated pwr mirrors,Electroluminescent 3-pod layout instrument cluster-inc%3A hybrid system pwr meter speedometer w/integrated multi-display temp levels fuel levels,Electronically controlled continuously variable transmission %28ECVT%29-inc%3A planetary gear unit for gear reduction & pwr splitting trans cooler,Fabric covered sun visors w/adjustable-illumination vanity mirrors & slide extensions,First aid kit,Front McPherson strut suspension w/coil springs,Front door pull-out storage pockets,Front map lights,Front seat belt anchor height adjusters,Front/rear disc brakes,Front/rear side-curtain shield airbags w/roll-over sensor,Full-size spare tire w/aluminum wheel,HEATED FRONT SEATS W/RAIN-SENSING WIPERS,HID headlamps-inc%3A auto on/off auto-leveling washers,Highly rigid monocoque construction body,Homelink programmable garage door opener,Hybrid Synergy Drive %28HSD%29-inc%3A 3.3L DOHC SMPI 24-valve V6 engine w/variable valve timing w/intelligence %28VVT-i%29 front/rear high-output permanent magnet synchronous electric motors w/regenerative braking,Illuminated entry system-inc%3A scuff plates door handles foot wells,Illumination-inc%3A ignition ring glove box center console front cup holders,Integrated black rear spoiler,Intermittent rear wiper,LEATHER SEAT TRIM %28STD%29,Large front seat-mounted side airbags,Memory system-inc%3A steering wheel drivers seat exterior mirrors,Multi-function in-key remote system-inc%3A engine immobilizer window down feature lock two-stage unlock trunk open panic feature volume- adjustable confirmation tone rolling-code technology,NAVIGATION SYSTEM,Overhead console w/sunglass holder,Privacy glass,Pwr door locks w/anti-lockout,Pwr front Regency leather bucket seats-inc%3A 10-way driver seat 8-way passenger seat seat-mounted armrests driver pwr lumbar seatback pockets,Pwr one-touch tilt/slide moonroof w/jam protection,Pwr rear liftgate,Pwr windows-inc%3A one-touch auto-up/down jam protection,Rain-sensing variable-intermittent windshield wipers,Rear air conditioning vents mounted on rear of center console,Rear bumper protector,Rear center armrest w/%282%29 cup holders & storage box,Rear dual-link strut suspension w/coil springs,Reclining & sliding rear 40/20/40 split fold-down seat,Roof rack w/rails,Round projector-type fog lamps,Scheduled maintenance indicator light,Sealed nickel metal hydride %28Ni-MH%29 288-volt battery,Short pole antenna FM diversity antenna,Side-impact door beams,Tool kit,Towing wiring harness,Vehicle dynamics integrated management %28VDIM%29-inc%3A electronic controlled brake system %28ECB%29 4-channel/sensor anti-lock brakes brake assist vehicle stability control system %28VSC%29 electronic pwr steering %28EPS%29 regenerative control,Vehicle dynamics integrated management %28VDIM%29-inc%3A electronic controlled brake system %28ECB%29 4-channel/sensor anti-lock brakes brake assist vehicle stability control system %28VSC%29 electronic pwr steering %28EPS%29 regenerative control,Vehicle theft deterrent system,WHEEL LOCKS %28PPO%29,Water-repellent front door glass,Zinc-plated steel rust protection-inc%3A hood doors front fenders
Lexus RX 400h 2006 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
88,703 miles
Used 2006
Lexus RX 400h
Base
WBM of Arlington
23.3 mi away
List$11,895
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Lexus RX 400h 2006 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
166,418 miles
Used 2006
Lexus RX 400h
Base
List$6,990
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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WARRANTIES AVAILABLE ON MOST VEHICLES STARTING FROM %2524299.WE SELL GREAT CARS AT WHOLESALE PRICES%2521%2521 %2A%2ACALL TO CHECK FOR AVAILABILITY%2A%2A %2A%2AVEHICLES FOR SALE IN ALL PRICE RANGES%2A%2A FOR MORE INFORMATION OR PICTURES PLEASE VISIT US %40 www.windriderauto.com Air Conditioning,Alloy Wheels,AM/FM,Anti-Lock Brakes,Automatic Headlights,Backup Camera,Cargo Area Cover,Cassette,CD,CD Changer,Child Safety Door Locks,Cruise Control,Daytime Running Lights,Driver Airbag,Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat,Electrochromic Exterior Rearview Mirror,Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror,Electronic Brake Assistance,First Aid Kit,Fog Lights,Front Air Dam,Front Power Lumbar Support,Front Power Memory Seat,Front Side Airbag,Full Size Spare Tire,Heated Exterior Mirror,Heated Seats,High Intensity Discharge Headlights,Interval Wipers,Keyless Entry,Leather Seats,Leather Steering Wheel,Load Bearing Exterior Rack,Navigation,Owners Manual,Passenger Airbag,Passenger Multi-Adjustable Power Seat,Power Locks,Power Mirrors,Power Steering,Power Trunk Lid,Power Windows,Rear Defroster,Rear Spoiler,Rear Wiper,Second Row Folding Seat,Separate Driver/Front Passenger Climate Controls,Side Airbags,Side Head Curtain Airbag,Steering Wheel Mounted Controls,Sun Roof,Telescopic Steering Column,Tilt Wheel,Tinted Windows,Towing Preparation Package,Traction Control,Trip Computer,TV/DVD,Vehicle Stability Control System
Lexus RX 400h 2006 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
213,541 miles
Used 2006
Lexus RX 400h
Base
(2)
Stafford Motors
36.8 mi away
List$5,400
Est.Loan: $111/mo
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$149 Below Market
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2006 LEXUS RX 400H AWD with powerful Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD)-inc 3.3L DOHC SMPI engine and driven only 213541 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 703-775-0393
Lexus RX 400h 2006 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
89,500 miles
Used 2006
Lexus RX 400h
Base
Five Star Motors
53.6 mi away
List$9,500
Est.Loan: $194/mo
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$261 Below Market
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Lexus RX 400h 2006 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
210,833 miles
Used 2006
Lexus RX 400h
Base
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

More power and increased fuel economy make the 2006 Lexus RX 400h an appealing option for those who want to preserve the environment from the comfort of a leather-wrapped cabin.

vehicle overview

Lexus is leading the way in the luxury hybrid market with the introduction of the 2006 Lexus RX 400h. Based on the ultrapopular Lexus RX 330 SUV, the RX 400h offers traditional Lexus luxury combined with improved fuel economy and eco-friendly utility. Available in either front- or all-wheel drive, the SULEV-rated Lexus RX 400h uses a new hybrid system that combines the efforts of a 3.3-liter V6 engine with three electric motor-generators, scoring an EPA rating of 33 city/28 highway. Equipped with a continuously variable transmission, the Lexus hybrid SUV boasts an impressive 268 hp. That's 38 more horsepower than the RX 330. With a 0-60-mph time of just 7.2 seconds, the RX 400h's quick acceleration belies its frugal fuel consumption. Typically, the RX 400h gets underway with electric power until the computer deems it necessary for the engine to fire up. This makes for quiet takeoffs, but it also highlights other noises that can be intrusive.

To ensure a serene driving experience, Lexus added an acoustic glass windshield and a quieter radiator cooling fan. The battery pack, which is the heart of the hybrid system, is housed under the Lexus 400h's rear seat. With 30 modules comprised of eight cells per module its total peak power is 80-percent stronger than the Toyota Prius'. Another new piece of technology introduced in the RX 400h is an all-encompassing vehicle stability control system Lexus calls Vehicle Dynamic Integrated Management (VDIM). Instead of reacting to an already occurring driving situation, VDIM is designed to anticipate vehicle instability in every direction while making corrections.

On the road, the Lexus RX 400h waltzes up steep highway grades as if it was taking a stroll through the suburbs. It feels considerably faster than the RX 330, a vehicle it outweighs by 300 pounds. Additionally, the 400h hybrid has tighter suspension tuning than its Toyota Highlander Hybrid cousin, and this, along with its 18-inch tires, makes for a more engaging drive without compromising the plush ride Lexus buyers expect. The 2006 Lexus RX 400h may command an $11,000 premium over a base RX but it comes loaded with nearly every possible feature.

The standard equipment list includes items such as power-adjustable front seats, stability and traction control, second-row seats that slide and recline, dual-zone automatic climate control and a power rear hatch. Options on the RX 330 that have been made standard on the RX 400h include leather interior trim, a roof rack with rails, a one-touch open/close moonroof, a DVD navigation system with rear backup camera, a six-disc CD changer, xenon headlamps that swivel when you turn and 18-inch alloy wheels. Put all of this stuff on a regular gasoline-powered RX and the premium for the Lexus hybrid is about $3,000. Factor in a tax credit and the money you'll save on gas, and there's plenty to be said for driving the first hybrid luxury SUV.

trim levels & features

Available in a single trim level with a choice of front- or all-wheel drive, the Lexus RX 400h is visually a dead ringer for its gasoline-powered RX 330 twin. The standard equipment list includes items such as power-adjustable front seats, stability and traction control, second-row seats that slide and recline, dual-zone automatic climate control and a power rear hatch. Also included are amenities like leather upholstery, a roof rack with rails, a one-touch open/close moonroof, a DVD navigation system with rear backup camera that shows what's behind you, a six-disc CD changer, xenon headlamps that swivel when you turn and 18-inch alloy wheels. Only three items are optional on the RX 400h: a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with wireless headphones, heated front seats and a Mark Levinson audio system.

performance & mpg

In either front- or all-wheel drive, the Lexus RX 400h uses a new hybrid system that combines the standard 3.3-liter V6 engine with three electric motor generators. Mated to a continuously variable transmission, the 400h boasts 268 hp and a 33 city/28 highway fuel economy rating.

safety

The RX 400h features standard front, side, head, and even driver knee airbags. Standard stability and traction control systems are fully integrated with the hybrid drivetrain, allowing them to anticipate a potential loss of control and react immediately. In NHTSA crash tests, the RX 330 resulted in a five-star rating (out of five) for all but the front passenger, which received a four-star rating.

driving

Although it's a hybrid, the Lexus RX 400h drives a lot like the RX 330, an SUV we've always liked. Its electric motor may not sound like a V8, but its pull off the line is just about as strong. Ride quality is plush on the highway, and although the hybrid version's extra weight is apparent in turns, the RX 400h remains surefooted. Our only complaint is that engine noise can be intrusive, as the hybrid system gives the V6 more leeway to shoot up to redline under hard acceleration.

Read our 2006 Lexus RX 400h Long-Term 20,000-Mile Test

interior

Inside the Lexus RX 400h, three round, chrome-rimmed gauges house the vital information, while the 7-inch navigation touchscreen displays the gas-electric power distribution, just like in the Toyota Prius. Aluminum trim gives the cabin a high-tech ambience. In back, a 40/20/40-split rear seat slides and reclines for maximum passenger comfort. The RX 400h offers 84.7 cubic feet of cargo space as well as a standard power-operated liftgate.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 Lexus RX 400h.

400,000 Miles and still running smooth
c4neo, 8/25/2010
403,069 Miles (YES you read it right 400k+)and still feels smooth/reliable/ No major issues. This is my Second Toyota/Lexus vehicle. I bought this vehicle brand new (8 miles) five years ago and use it as my primary work vehicle (commute from Chicago to Atlanta) every week. I maintained it very good, (regular service, oil change, tries everything) but still my cost of maintenance was far less compared to any other vehicles like BMW/Mercedes (I owned both earlier and had ton of issues) I changed tires 8 times till date (every 50k miles). I am planning to trade in for 2012 RX450h (yes, I will make of my current vehicle till its hit 500,000 miles - Half million, I am very confident it will g
Actual gas mileage = false advertising
phsandiego, 11/12/2012
Our gas mileage has never been as advertised. We bought our RX400h with 8000 miles on it in Sept 2006. It was 1 yr old, the prior owner traded it in fast and took a $20k loss on the trade in. We have always averaged 26.2 mpg in a mix of city/hiway driving. We had the hybid inverter module replaced in Feb 2012. $10k+ repair! Our gas mileage then plummeted from 26.2 to 23.4 mpg. We suspect that Lexus reprogrammed the engine management computer to use the gas engine more and the hybrid less so as to extend the life of the batteries and inverter. This way, they won't have to make so many expensive warranty repairs. Please let us know if you saw the same thing with your mileage.
Feel Totally Let Down
1212say1212, 8/10/2009
We were thrilled with this car when we first got it. A great, comfortable family car for long journeys and a greener option for the city. We knew the fuel economy wasn't going to be great but the fact that you knew you weren't going to be churning out fumes in slow moving traffic was the main winning point. (I walk a lot in town and hate going past slow moving traffic with my kids - it stinks). After a few months the car would not start. And ever since, we've had serious starting issues. New batteries didn't last and the problem persists. Internet searches show many others with the same problem. Lexus shockingly unhelpful.
Long term REview 2006 Lexus RX400h
kimcanada, 12/17/2012
Long term results report. I had my invertor replaced september 3, 2010. So far it has been bullet proof. Toyota fixed this $10,000 repair for free. Basically it is a faulty invertor , recall # 87559 June 29, 2011. This was at 64,000 miles and I am now at 96,000 miles with everything working well. I had to do the timing belt, tensioners, water pump , as part of the recommended 90,000 mile maintenance. I also had to do a radiator and front control arm bushings so this was a major bill. I did switch tires to Yokohama Parada's so the car rides very well but thye are not the longest lasting tires. Gotta figure if there is a cheaper way than a lexus dealer. But in thinking of doing all this work I decided this is a overall very reliable car and worth doing as the car rides well, looks good, and is nice to drive. I figure the Prius 's I have seen used as cabs are going over 300,000 miles so there is some precedent for long term ownership. Yes I would buy one again ( and I guess by fixing it I am planning another 90,000 miles , I hope ! )
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Features & Specs

MPG
27 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
268 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
28 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
268 hp @ 5600 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2006 Lexus RX 400h
More About This Model

Thanks to an opulent new hybrid vehicle, the wealthy can now drive with a clear conscience. And from the comfort of a leather-wrapped cabin.

Following the commercial success of the Toyota Prius hybrid and the Honda Civic Hybrid, Lexus is launching the first luxury SUV with hybrid power, the RX 400h.

Based on the RX 330, which is the best-selling luxury SUV on the market, the all-wheel-drive Lexus RX 400h uses a new hybrid system that combines the standard 3.3-liter V6 engine with two high-torque electric motor-generators. The benefits are the best fuel mileage in the SUV category, lower emissions and increased horsepower.

The Lexus 400h is certified as a Super Ultra Low Emission vehicle and boasts 268 hp. That's 38 more horsepower than the RX 330 and according to Lexus it's a power rating more typical of a 4.0-liter V8 engine, hence the 400h moniker.

Lexus also says the 400h accelerates from 0-to-60-mph in 7.3 seconds, which is as quick as the Mercedes-Benz ML500 and quicker than the 330. We noticed the increased power immediately.

The Lexus hybrid's 400h drive system is mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) instead of the five-speed automatic in the RX 330. It works well, but the truck's entire powertrain becomes loud when climbing slight grades at low speeds, which Lexus engineers tell us is characteristic of the CVT-hybrid relationship. Otherwise, the Lexus RX 400h drives surprisingly like the RX 330, which we've always liked.

Typically, the 400h starts up under electric power until the computer deems it necessary for the engine to fire up. This makes for quiet takeoffs, but it also highlights other noises that could be intrusive. To ensure a serene driving experience, Lexus added an acoustic glass windshield and a quieter radiator cooling fan. It also added electric power steering and electric air conditioning, so those systems can run prior to the engine kicking in.

The battery pack, which is the heart of the hybrid system, is under the Lexus 400h's rear seat. With 30 modules comprised of eight cells per module its total peak power is 80-percent stronger than the Prius's, which has six cells per module. Plus, it's packed into a new metal case for improved heat rejection and reduced size. So it wouldn't disrupt the truck's 40/20/40-split rear-seat configuration, the pack's been split into three groups and its height has been reduced by 22 percent over the Prius's.

Another new piece of technology introduced in the 400h is an all-encompassing vehicle stability control system Lexus calls Vehicle Dynamic Integrated Management (VDIM). Instead of reacting to an already occurring driving situation, VDIM is designed to anticipate vehicle instability in every direction while making stabilizing corrections.

The visual differences between the 400h and the Lexus RX 330 are minimal. Its tire fairings and underbody covers are unique to maintain an optimal 0.35 coefficient of drag, which is important for fuel economy, and the truck wears a reshaped front bumper, a new grille and LED combination taillights. The standard 18-inch aluminum wheels are also unique to the Lexus RX 400h, which weighs 300 pounds more due to the hybrid equipment.

Inside, there's brushed aluminum trim for a high-tech feel, and an illuminated power meter that displays the current hybrid powertrain information. If you opt for the available voice-recognition navigation system, the gas-electric power distribution is not only displayed on the small meter in the gauge cluster, but also appears on the multi-information display's seven-inch touchscreen navigation display just like in the Prius. The Lexus RX 400h also picks up some of the RX 330's options as standard equipment, including high-intensity discharge headlamps and a power rear liftgate. Pricing on the RX 400h is expected to start $4,000-$5000 higher than the Lexus RX 330.

Because the RX 400h has already secured more prelaunch orders than any other Lexus in history, the company is taking extra care to accommodate its customers. In September 2004, it announced a dedicated customer communication system that corresponds directly with the wait-list customers, updating them every few months on the status of their order. This retail ordering system allows dealers to assign a customer's name to a specific vehicle prior to production, and then track it through the distribution process. It also prevents buyers from hanging out on multiple order lists, trying to score the first-available vehicle from several different dealers.

And if you're concerned about your current Lexus lease agreement expiring while you're waiting for your chance to make luxury hybrid history in your neighborhood, don't worry. Lexus will also be extending current leases by as much as 12 months to aid customers on the 400h order list. The Lexus RX 400h is expected to arrive in early spring 2005.

Used 2006 Lexus RX 400h Overview

The Used 2006 Lexus RX 400h is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).

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