Used 2013 Lexus RX 450h

2013 Lexus RX 450h
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2013 Lexus RX 450h


  • Most fuel-efficient luxury SUV
  • smooth ride
  • luxurious and comfortable interior.


  • Questionable economic benefit
  • expensive and confusing options packages.

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Lexus RX 450h 2013 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
32,995 miles
Used 2013
Lexus RX 450h
Est.Loan: $528/mo
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Contact Brown's Sterling Nissan today for information on dozens of vehicles like this 2013 Lexus RX 450h . This Lexus RX 450h has a tough exterior complemented by a well-designed interior that offers all the comforts you crave. Opulent refinements married with exceptional engineering make this the kind of car you'll want to own for a lifetime. You'll love the feel of AWD in this 2013 Lexus RX 450h. It provides a perfect balance of handling power and control in virtually every driving condition. It's not a misprint. And the odometer isn't broken. This is a very low mileage Lexus RX 450h. A rare find these days. More information about the 2013 Lexus RX 450h: The Lexus RX is categorized as a mid-sized luxury SUV, and it still carries enough amenities and horsepower to lead the segment a full 14 years after its 1998 introduction. The RX 450h features a hybrid drivetrain that can run on batteries alone for short distances to save fuel, which equates to 28 mpg city and 32 mpg highway. The RX 350 does all right on its own, achieving 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. With this mid-cycle refresh, Lexus has done more than enough to keep its popular SUV more than relevant in the luxury sport utility conversation. Strengths of this model include Smooth ride, Lexus-worthy quiet cabin, and plenty of room for people and cargo Taxes, tags, processing fee of $899 and dealer installed accessories additional.
Lexus RX 450h 2013 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
58,961 miles
Used 2013
Lexus RX 450h
Est.Loan: $488/mo
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2013 Lexus RX 450h AWD in Obsidian, BLUETOOTH, BACKUP CAMERA, FUEL EFFICIENT, LEATHER INTERIOR, MOONROOF, NAVIGATION, HEATED AND VENTILATED SEATS. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at
Lexus RX 450h 2013 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
55,956 miles
Used 2013
Lexus RX 450h
Lexus of Towson
53.7 mi away
Est.Loan: $504/mo
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ONLY 55,954 Miles! PRICE DROP FROM $28,889, FUEL EFFICIENT 28 MPG Hwy30 MPG City! Moonroof, Heated Leather Seats, Nav System, All Wheel Drive, Satellite Radio, Hybrid, Premium Sound System, Rear Air, Power Liftgate CLICK ME!KEY FEATURES INCLUDEAll Wheel Drive, Power Liftgate, Rear Air, Hybrid, Premium Sound System, Satellite Radio, iPodMP3 Input, Multi-CD Changer, Keyless Start, Dual Zone AC Rear Spoiler, MP3 Player, Privacy Glass, Remote Trunk Release, Keyless Entry.OPTION PACKAGESNAVIGATION PKG: HDD navigation system wadvanced voice command, backup monitor, remote touch navigation controller, Lexus Enform application suite, Lexus Insider, SiriusXM NavTraffic, NavWeather, sports, stocks & fuel prices, Lexus display audio pkg, premium audio system, PREMIUM PKG: perforated leather seat trim, driver seat memory, steering wheel memory, rear armrest storage compartment wcover, one-touch openclose pwr tiltslide moonroof wsliding sunshade, pwr folding heated electrochromic exterior mirrors wmemory, roof rails, COMFORT PKG heated & ventilated front seats, rain-sensing intermittent wipers, high-intensity headlamps wdynamic auto-leveling, 19 X 7.5 TRIPLE SPLIT 5-SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS 23555VR19 all-season tires, XENON HIGH INTENSITY DISCHARGE (HID) PROJECTOR HEADLAMPS, INTUITIVE PARKING ASSIST, WOOD & LEATHER-TRIMMED STEERING WHEEL & SHIFT KNOB. Serviced here, Non-Smoker vehicle, Originally bought here.AFFORDABLE TO OWNWas $28,889.OUR OFFERINGSAs a result of Lexus' philosophy to Experience Amazing, Lexus vehicles are without question the best quality and most reliable luxury vehicles on the road today. We look forward to providing you with a superior ownership experience for many years to come in our all-new, state-of-the-art facility.Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.
Lexus RX 450h 2013 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
48,618 miles
Used 2013
Lexus RX 450h
60.3 mi away
Est.Loan: $492/mo
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Though expensive compared to the non-hybrid RX, the 2013 Lexus RX 450h delivers on its promise of impressive fuel economy, utility, power and luxury.

vehicle overview

SUVs and good fuel economy go together like a vegan at an Outback Steakhouse. Well, that's the way it was until the introduction of the Lexus RX hybrid, which has the same sort of gasoline-electric powertrain that made the Prius what it is. Of course, the rating of 30 mpg EPA combined earned by the 2013 Lexus RX 450h pales in comparison to the 50 mpg offered by its diminutive Toyota corporate cousin, but for a midsize luxury SUV, it's unbeatable. In fact, the mpg ratings of the RX hybrid's nearest competitors typically rank in just the low 20s.

As a hybrid, the RX 450h features a 3.5-liter V6 paired to electric motors that are powered with batteries. These are automatically recharged by capturing energy normally lost during braking. The result is a powertrain that is not only impressively fuel-efficient but pretty powerful as well. The downside, however, is that the RX hybrid also comes with a price tag that's about $6,000 dearer than a gas-only RX 350. According to the EPA, you'd have to drive the RX 450h for 8.5 years before you'd recoup the hybrid's price premium with fuel savings alone.

Unlike some other luxury hybrids, the RX hybrid's price premium does not come with extra equipment. The RX 450h and RX 350 are pretty much identical when you go beyond what's cooking under the hood. Besides the price you pay, however, that's not really a bad thing. Both provide a plush ride, a spacious cabin, strong build quality and the availability of many high-tech features.

Frankly, the 2013 Lexus RX 450h makes for a dubious economic choice compared to a regular Lexus RX 350. You'd have to be willing to either own the car for a very long time or pay considerably more for the environmental benefits associated with a hybrid. Having said that, the RX 450h is far more fuel-efficient and cheaper than other hybrid-powered luxury SUVs on the market like the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid. The same can be said for the diesel-powered BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz ML350. In other words, if you're looking for the least oxymoronic fuel-efficient SUV, the RX 450h is without question the one to buy.

Trim levels & features

The 2013 Lexus RX 450h is a midsize SUV that seats five people. There is only one trim level.

As such, the RX hybrid comes standard with 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, foglamps, LED running lamps, rear privacy glass, heated mirrors, a power liftgate and keyless ignition/entry. Inside you get automatic dual-zone climate control, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, eight-way power front seats with two-way power lumbar adjustment, reclining and sliding rear seats, cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and auto-dimming mirrors. Electronic features include the Safety Connect emergency communications system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a nine-speaker sound system with a six-CD changer, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface.

The Display Audio with Back-up Monitor package adds a rearview camera, a larger central display screen, Bluetooth phonebook download capabilities, the Lexus Remote Touch electronics interface, the Enform suite of app-based features, real-time traffic and other information, and a 12-speaker sound system with HD radio and iTunes song tagging.

The Premium package adds a sunroof, power-folding mirrors, roof rails, a rearview camera, leather upholstery and driver memory functions. If that's not enough stuff, the Comfort or Navigation packages can be added to the Premium package. Comfort adds automatic wipers, xenon headlamps and ventilated front seats (available separately). Navigation adds the Display Audio with Back-up Monitor contents plus a navigation system and voice controls.

Finally, the Luxury package requires the Premium, Comfort and Navigation packages. To them it adds 19-inch wheels, LED headlamps (available separately), 10-way power front seats, a heated wood/leather steering wheel, upgraded leather upholstery and smog-sensing automatic climate control recirculation.

The Navigation and Luxury packages can be enhanced with a head-up display, a dual-screen rear entertainment system and a 15-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound audio system. Other stand-alone options include an automatic parallel parking system and adaptive cruise control with a pre-collision warning system (requires all-wheel drive).

2013 Highlights

The Lexus RX 450h gets an updated look for 2013, adopting the latest Lexus grille design. There are a few other cosmetic enhancements as well, along with a power liftgate and an iPod/USB audio interface added to the standard features list. Also new is a Sport mode as standard equipment, which changes steering effort, throttle response and transmission shifts for a more engaging driving experience.

Performance & mpg

Powering the Lexus RX 450h is a combination of a 3.5-liter gasoline V6 and electric motors. Front-wheel-drive models use two motors; one acts as a starter/generator and the other provides propulsion. The all-wheel-drive RX adds a third electric motor to drive the rear wheels. Total output amounts to 295 horsepower that is routed through a specialized continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

In Edmunds testing, the 450h went from zero to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, which is on par with the conventionally powered RX 350 and other midsize crossovers.

EPA-estimated fuel economy is a very good 32 mpg city/28 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined with front-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive returns 30/28/29. Properly equipped with all-wheel drive and the optional towing hitch, the RX 450h can tow 3,500 pounds.


Every 2013 Lexus RX 450h comes standard with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front and rear side airbags, side curtain airbags and front knee airbags. Also included is the Safety Connect emergency communications system that includes automatic collision notification, an emergency assist button and stolen vehicle location services. The optional adaptive cruise control system includes a pre-collision warning.

In Edmunds brake testing, the RX 450h came to a stop from 60 mph in 130 feet, which is longer than average for a midsize crossover.

In government crash tests, the RX 450h received four out of five stars for overall crash protection, with four stars for frontal impact protection and five stars for side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the RX 450h the best possible rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset, side and roof-strength crash tests.


The 2013 Lexus RX 450h doesn't disappoint when it comes to a smooth ride. The compliant suspension and plentiful sound insulation ably isolate passengers from the outside world. The hybrid powertrain is also pretty silent, though at full throttle the V6 does make a surprising amount of noise. The suspension is softly sprung, but this RX feels more solid and buttoned-down than past models. The steering also provides more weighting and response than expected. Activating the new-for-2013 Sport mode should at least make the RX feel livelier.

As for its status as a hybrid, the RX 450h is capable of approaching 30 mph in electric-only mode, which improves fuel economy around town and in traffic. An "EV" mode is also at the driver's command, which allows electric-only propulsion at very low speeds and for short distances.


Upscale appointments, exceptional build quality and cutting-edge tech features make the 2013 Lexus RX 450h look and feel suitably expensive for its price. Authentic wood trim and high-quality leather lend an air of opulence, and the optional Mark Levinson sound system is one of the best on the market.

The controls are more complicated than past Lexus ( products, but now there are more features that need controlling. When you opt for the Display Audio or Navigation packages, you get the Lexus Remote Touch system, which is a mouselike device that allows the user to move among a variety of icons on a large centrally located screen. It's a nifty technological achievement, but in practice, we've found this to be a love-it or hate-it interface and recommend playing around with it before you take an RX 350 home.

The front seats could use some extra adjustment range and thigh support, and lateral support is lacking. However, rear passengers will find the seating roomy and comfortable thanks to reclining and sliding adjustments. There's also ample luggage space, with as much as 40 cubic feet behind the 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats and 80 cubes when they're all lowered. There is no third-row seat, however, so an Acura MDX or Infiniti JX35 should be considered by those who have the occasional need to haul the cousins around.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2013 Lexus RX 450h.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

2013 RX 450h vs 2006 RX400h
I purchased a new 2013 RX450h after having the original RX400h since April 2005. Since it's been 7 model years of advancements I expected the new 450h to be more technically advanced then my 400h (it truly is), but I am amazed how much better it is overall. The 2013 handles much better, is quieter, and the transitions from no engine to having the engine cut on are not noticeable like they were on the 400h; especially at traffic lights. The 2013 feels much more substantial and you really don't hear the road noise or the loud engine go-cart like sounds that I could hear when I accelerated with the 400h.
All around outstanding mid size SUV
Had a Highlander, drove that and the rx350 and Rx450, the rx 450 beat the others. It's extremely quiet, powerful, luxurious, outstanding build quality and we think very nice looking. It takes getting used to a hybrid in day to day driving, as it doesn't jump off the line unless you want it to. It's almost a game seeing how good of mileage you can get. We are getting at least 28 mph in city driving. We intend to keep this vehicle at least 8 years, and gas is not going to get cheaper so it will pay for us in the long run. The ride on the 450 is smoother than the 350 due to the extra weight of the batteries. We have had zero problems or defects in the 7k plus miles we have driven.
gives only 22 MPG vs 30 - 32 as stated on sticker
I traded in my Lexus GX470 after 6 years for the 2013 450h. The estimated mileage on the sticker is NO WHERE close to what the vehicle actually gets. I am getting 22-23 average miles per gallon! I called the sales man and he asked us to bring it in. Service dept told us there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. The dealer told us to call Lexus corporate office. We are very disappoitned with the way the sales maanger treated us. He was insensative and blew us off. My family has been buying cars from LONGO Lexus (El Monte, CA) for 30 years. We will nto buy from LONGO again. I sincerely hope that taking the time to post this review will sufficiently warn others fo the this disparity in mileage
A Joy Every Day
John Urice,04/17/2016
My biggest gripe about this car is that when Lexus redesign this year it omitted the sunglasses holder. That's about it for complaints. I have just under 40K on it and it NEVER been to the dealer for any kind of repair or warranty work. I have only had routine 5K and 10K maintenance. The OEM tires are NOT great in snow and ice, but I bought a set of modestly priced winter tires on rims so once in "Hybrid Snow" mode, it drives great in all kinds of weather. It is about as comfortable as one can get under $100K. I love it. Update, October, 2016: For a variety of reasons, I sold my Lexus privately. My primary reason was my age. I recognize, which some of my peers do not, that my vision and reflexes are slowly declining. I have driven 54 years without a chargeable accident, and wanted to keep it that way. So I sold my Lexus to a friend at the top end of the "private sale" range to buy a car with auto-stop and other safety features. I still loved the Lexus and happily recommend to others. I considered a new one, but was simply put off by the new "aggressive" styling on the exterior and the lack of a harmonious design in the cockpit.
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Features & Specs

30 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
295 hp @ 6000 rpm
32 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
295 hp @ 6000 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover17.9%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Used 2013 Lexus RX 450h Overview

The Used 2013 Lexus RX 450h is offered in the following submodels: RX 450h SUV. Available styles include 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).

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Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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