2006 Lexus RX 400h Consumer Review: Nice Car, But Where is the Fue

2006 Lexus RX 400h - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr SUV (3.3L V6 Hybrid AWD CVT Automatic)

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Nice Car, But Where is the Fuel Economy?
By Andy on


2006 Lexus RX 400h 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Concerned about America's dependence on foreign oil, I searched long and hard for a hybrid. I cannot fit in a Prius (really, I can't), and the best vehicle I found was the Lexus RX 400h. All around, it is the best vehicle I found. It is comfortable, with all the features I need (and the ones I don't need, I like). It is a delight to drive. However, the fuel economy leaves something to be desired. A big reason is because I drive a lot of short segments, and I reach my goal about the time the vehicle warms up. Still, I wish Lexus had redirected a few of the horsepower into fuel economy, or at least given us the choice.

Best Features

Oh, so many -- the power rear door, the way everything is where I want them to be, all the information.

Worst Features

Improve the fuel economy. That's the point of a hybrid. At least give us some options. I know those Lexus engineers are geniuses.
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