2008 Lexus RX 400h User Reviews

2008 Lexus RX 400h Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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4

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Well over 30 mpg around town and power to commandingly turn all four wheels when needed.

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As with all Lexus vehicles, could do without the nagging to put seatbelt on. Oh, and why, in an 08' luxury vehicle is there still a cassette player (Who still has any of these around?) and not an mp3 jack?  Seriously?

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Smooth Economical Luxury Power — .This is our first hybrid and so far, Im impressed. The change from engine to motor power and vice versa, is quite seamless and the visual of it happening on the dash is pretty captivating, intuitively letting you know how the process works.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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SRMiller writes:
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4

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Nice interior, comfortable ride.  

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Fuel economy not as good as I had hoped.

SRMiller
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I Would Recommend The Lexus Hybrid. — This is a pleasant car to drive with good visibility. It is smooth and quiet. Although the hybrid works well fuel economy is not great. It has a nice interior and it is comfortable. There is little extraneous cabin noise.

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netify writes:
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4

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Power, seamless / lossless transmission (CVT), great luxury features, great pricing especially if you hunt for certified pre-owned of 2-4 years.

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Slightly cramped head room in the back seat due to the battery system under the seat area;  less headroom than my '04 RX330 non-hybrid;  unfortunate side effect, but only a real issue due to using a child's car seat;  would not be an issue if using a booster seat, I believe.

netify
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Awesome Power Plant And Acceleration, Awd / Nav / Marc Levinson Premium Is Sweet — All the good of the stock RX330 line, but with better build quality, and the phenomenal CVT transmission. If you've ever used a Polaris 4-wheeler or snow mobile, you know about CVTs, but put it behind a multi-motor (gas/electric) 268HP power plant AND AWD, and you have an amazing power and acceleration band - nearly seamless acceleration from slow to 70 - it will blow away everything non-hot-rod (not the Cayenne Twin Turbo, for example, but then that's also a V8) when you need to get on at a freeway on-ramp. My wife loves it and feels much safer and more assured knowing the power and acceleration are there when needed. To quote the detail on the transmission/engine: "Producing up to 268 horsepower and working through a specialized continuously variable transmission (CVT), Lexus claims the front-drive RX 400h can go from zero to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds and an even quicker 7.3 seconds for all-wheel-drive models." Also, get the integrated video system - run video on both screens (on dash (when stopped / parking break engaged) and overhead at the same time... slick).

Primary Use: Family transportation

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kpet27 writes:
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5

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Grate car mixes Luxury, Performance, Fuel Convenience, and a spacious family car
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I cant really think of any.

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Well Rounded — Grate car mixes Luxury, Performance, Fuel Convenience, and a spacious family car Quite. Its a well rounded good car. I would recommend it. I have most options including backup cam and reverse censers leather seating conveniences package heated seats, Gps Navigation, Sync ...ect

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alex writes:
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EVERYTHING

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nothing

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2008 Lexus Rx 400h — I absolutley love this car. It is up to date with all technology. Rides beautifly and looks great. It could be a little faster and that 270 hp v6 is a little sluggish. Overall I rate the car 5 out of 5

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Len writes:
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Hybrid Drive, aimable HID lights

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No aux for IP, no smart key (both resolved in 2010 replacement)

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Great Now, Just Wait Till The 2010 Arrives! — Great acceleration w/ good mileage. Very smooth ride, good utility. Aimable HID lights ROCK. Levinson stereo is OUTSTANDING! Hybrid drive system is very clean - this emits 75% less than a typical sedan, and Lexus hybrids can run up to 40mph completely on electric.

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Ian writes:
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5

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old type econo gas milage, fun off the road in moderation

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quick but not racetrack worthy

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Enchanting, Trustworthy — there is a tray in the rear armrest that I keep a living air plant in, the rear seats recline

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5

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Almost everything

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Looks to nice for my kids to ride in :-)

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Great Luxury And Utility — This car handles well, looks great, fits a whole bunch of stuff-it has so many storage spots especially in the cargo area, gets fabulous mileage. Plus you are treated like royalty when you take it to Lexus dealer for services.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2007 Lexus RX 400h Reviews

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2006 Lexus RX 400h Reviews

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