2013 Lexus RX 450h Consumer Review: POOR fuel economy!

2013 Lexus RX 450h - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 Hybrid AWD CVT Automatic)

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POOR fuel economy!
By yodaskywalker on


2013 Lexus RX 450h 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Very disappointed!
Fuel economy well below the EPA estimates.
Had I known I would only get 22-23mpg I wouldn't have wasted my money on the hybrid version.
Definitely feel cheated.
Poor design of back seats.
There is a large gap between the back seats that is both a safety hazzard and is unsightly.
Poor design of navigation/computer as unable to perform many functions when the vehicle is in motion.
Windshield wipers/washer has poor coverage of the front windshield.
Unable to close off outside air when the defroster is engaged.

Best Features

Difficult to say as positive attributes are overshadowed by disappointment and anger over vehicle shortcomings.

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By redsteve
on 01/01/16 16:19 PM (PST)

The navigation in most cars will not let you make changes while driving for obvious safety reasons...similar to cell phone use...dangerous. Mileage is dependent on how you drive. Bad habits must be changed. Must change your driving habits with any hybrid. Learn how to drive a hybrid, or don't buy one. Mine gets better mileage when not using a ethanol blend gas. ...87 grade and no ethanol.

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