The incumbent defends its title once again as the Lexus RX 450h Hybrid has earned its third consecutive Best Resale Value Award in the Hybrid SUV/Crossover category. With its modern styling both inside and out combined with all the creature comforts found inside, the RX Hybrid continues to show why going green can be done so comfortably.
Keeping up with the rest of the Lexus lineup, the RX Hybrid sports the luxury automaker's signature spindle grille, but it's what's under the sheet metal that really deserves all the attention. The Lexus Hybrid Drive System steals the show with a 3.5-liter V6 engine and electric motor paired to a CVT automatic transmission. This drivetrain is good for 295 horsepower - 25 more than the gas-only RX 350 and RX 350 F Sport. The front-drive RX 450h Hybrid earns a respectable 30-mpg combined EPA rating while the all-wheel drive variant turns in 29 mpg.
After going under the knife back in 2012 the 2014 Lexus RX Hybrid lives on untouched for the latest model year. And that's a good thing because that means features like the standard power rear liftgate along with a long list of standard features live on for the latest model year. As for optional features, the Navigation Package and Display Audio with Backup Monitor Package continue on with Lexus Enform 2.0 and Safety Connect.
The 2014 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid can be yours for a hair under $47,000 while the AWD variant goes for just above $48,000. When compared to the competition, the RX 450h's mix ofcomfort, luxury and fuel efficiency is tough to beat.
A 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor join forces to deliver 245 horsepower while returning a combined 26 mpg EPA rating. The usual luxury touches found in the Audi Q5 are present in the hybrid variant, too.
The Porsche Cayenne Hybrid squeezes 380 horsepower from its dynamic drivetrain, respectable fuel economy, and the usual luxury touches en route to a driving experience few can match.
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