2019 Lexus RX 450h SUV
- Integration with Lexus Enform Connect smartphone app
- Part of the fourth RX generation introduced for 2016
- Impeccably crafted and attractively designed cabin
- Excellent fuel economy for a luxury crossover
- Supremely quiet
- Appealing ride and handling balance with F Sport package
- Optional tech interface is distracting to use
- Below-average cargo capacity
- Relatively slow acceleration
2019 Lexus RX 450h SUV pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which RX 450h does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
The 2019 Lexus RX 450h has many qualities that will make it appealing to a variety of shoppers. As a luxury crossover SUV, it hits all the right marks for interior quality, quietness and overall comfort. It's also a hybrid that returns excellent fuel economy numbers; the EPA says you can expect 30 mpg in combined city/highway driving.
Holding back the RX 450h is one of the worst infotainment interfaces in the industry, acceleration that can best be described as leisurely and a cargo space that could be limiting for families. There is a larger three-row version, the RX 450hL, but its third-row seats are barely suitable for children.
There aren't many direct competitors for the RX 450h, but they're certainly worth considering. These include the hybrid versions of the Acura MDX and Volvo XC60. The Acura is the sporty one of the bunch while the Volvo is the stylish entry. In many ways, the Lexus finds an appealing middle ground between them. Considering the pluses and minuses, the 2019 Lexus RX 450h remains a solid choice in the class. Add in Lexus' reputation for reliability and the scales tip a bit more in its favor.
2019 Lexus RX 450h configurations
The 2019 Lexus RX 450h is a five-passenger midsize luxury SUV. Although there is officially only one base trim level, the F Sport package deserves a special mention, as it drastically changes the character of the SUV. It features different styling, an upgraded suspension and a lower ride height. Otherwise, both the regular and F Sport versions of the RX 450h come well equipped and are available with the same option packages. Just keep in mind that the availability of those options can vary based on the region of the country you live in.
Every RX 450h is all-wheel drive, powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine and three electric motor generators (one on each front wheel and a single unit controlling the rear two). The combined 308 horsepower is routed through a continuously variable automatic transmission.
Standard equipment highlights for the base RX 450h include 18-inch wheels, LED exterior lighting (headlights, foglights, taillights and running lights), automatic high beams, automatic wipers, heated mirrors, a power liftgate, a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and automatic braking, lane departure warning and intervention, and keyless ignition and entry.
Inside, the RX includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, synthetic leather upholstery, 10-way power front seats, a power-adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 40/20/40-split rear seat (reclines, slides and folds) and a cargo cover. Tech features include the Remote Touch interface, an 8-inch color display, Safety Connect emergency communications, voice controls, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 12-speaker sound system with HD and satellite radio and two USB ports.
The F Sport package adds sportier exterior styling, 20-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, a lower ride height, an engine noise enhancer, special gauges, heated and ventilated sport seats, a heated sport steering wheel and special interior trim.
There are a number of notable packages available for the RX 450h, whether you stick with the base model or check the box for the F Sport. These include the Cold Weather (a windshield wiper de-icer, auto-leveling headlights, headlight washers and a heavy-duty heater), Premium (a sunroof, auto-dimming mirrors, driver-seat memory settings and leather upholstery) and Luxury (20-inch wheels, a wood-and-leather-wrapped steering wheel, ambient lighting, rear sunshades and upgraded leather upholstery) packages. A Towing package is also available, adding a heavy-duty alternator, radiator and transmission oil cooler.
The Navigation package adds a nav system, a 12.3-inch central display, Enform Remote and Amazon Alexa integration (gives remote control over select systems), a premium audio system upgrade and a smog-sensing auto-recirculate for the climate control. A 15-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio system is also available with this package.
There are numerous stand-alone options, some of which require adding one or a few of the aforementioned packages. Options include a color head-up display, a panoramic sunroof, power-folding and heated rear seats, a hands-free liftgate and upgraded LED headlights.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Lexus RX 450h F Sport (3.5L V6 hybrid | CVT automatic | AWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2016, the current RX 450h has received some revisions, including new safety equipment. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's RX 450h.
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite RX 450h safety features:
- Lexus Safety System+
- Includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation and automatic braking, and lane departure warning and lane keeping assist.
- Lexus Enform Safety Connect
- Alerts emergency services automatically in the event of a crash or distress. Also includes a stolen-vehicle locator.
- Panoramic-View Monitor
- Provides a 360-degree view of the area around the RX 450h to aid in parking situations.
Lexus RX 450h vs. the competition
2019 Lexus RX 450h
2019 Acura MDX
Lexus RX 450h vs. Acura MDX
The Acura MDX has a third-row of seats compared to the Lexus RX 450h's two rows. With the added size and weight, the MDX Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg combined, which is 3 mpg less than the Lexus. In return, the MDX delivers more overall performance and is roomier inside. But neither the Lexus nor the Acura has a good infotainment interface.
Lexus RX 450h vs. BMW X5
The BMW X5 has gotten a full redesign for 2019, but that means there's no hybrid alternative to the standard gasoline engine just yet. Official fuel economy estimates are not yet available, but it's a fair bet that the Lexus RX 450h will continue to hold a very strong advantage. Comparing the two reveals that the BMW deserves luxury SUV status while the Lexus is entry-level luxury. As expected, the BMW will cost a lot more.
Lexus RX 450h vs. Volvo XC60
The Volvo XC60 is a standout in the class for its unique styling inside and out. The sleek exterior and uniquely Scandinavian interior make it feel more special than most other SUVs in this class. The T8 version is a plug-in hybrid with an estimated 17 miles of electric-only range and 26 mpg combined under gasoline-only propulsion. We give the XC60 the edge for these reasons as well as its larger cargo capacity.
2019 Lexus RX 450h SUV for Sale
2019 Lexus RX 450h SUV Overview
The 2019 Lexus RX 450h SUV is offered in the following styles: 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).
What do people think of the 2019 Lexus RX 450h SUV?
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Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Lexus RX 450h SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 RX 450h SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including Base, F SPORT, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2019 Lexus RX 450h SUV here.
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2019 Lexus RX 450h SUV F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
The 2019 Lexus RX 450h SUV F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $60,100. The average price paid for a new 2019 Lexus RX 450h SUV F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $3,416 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2019 Lexus RX 450h SUV F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is5.7% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Lexus RX 450h SUV 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
The 2019 Lexus RX 450h SUV 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $51,800. The average price paid for a new 2019 Lexus RX 450h SUV 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $3,165 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $3,165 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$48,635.
The average savings for the 2019 Lexus RX 450h SUV 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is6.1% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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