For mostly city driving, is it worth spending the extra money on a cpo Lexus hybrid suv or just get the rx350?

Asked by May 11, 2012 at 11:24 PM about the Lexus RX 400h

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

1 Answer

315

The great thing about the Toyota/Lexus hybrid system is city driving. The gas engine completely shuts off when coasting or very light acceleration. So often in stop and go traffic the engine doesn't even run. Bear in mind in weather extremes (hot and cold) the engine runs more to cool and heat but still, it does well. If you are looking at this from a purely CPO standpoint, go with the 350, you will (IMHO) spend more on the 450 with the upfront costs and calculating your benefits is sketchy at best, due to all the variables to consider. I have a 400h and have gotten as much as 36mpg for a tank of gas driving through the White Mountains in NH and VT. On this trip, I was driving around 40-50mph and not running the AC. I typically get about 26-28mpg commuting to work and 25 on the highway. The worst mileage I have gotten has been about 23mpg in the winter with the engine running a lot and some more aggressive driving. Still, I love the hybrid because for me, its about efficiency, not TCO ... when I am stuck in traffic or eating my lunch in my car, there is a value for me to not be consuming gasoline. Good luck!

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Lexus RX350 Purchase - Needs advice 5 answers

    I am looking to purchase - 2007 RX350 with 111,000 miles on it for $14,500 from a lexus dealer + tax and title etc. It has 2 previous owners, no accident as per carfax and it has premium package. Is...

    2007 Lexus RX 350 AWD

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • Lexus RX350 2013 2 answers

    Hi, I am looking to buy a lexus RX350 F-Sport 2013 ~80,000 KMs on it. The dealer is asking for $35,000/- CAD. Is the car worth a buy?

    2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport AWD

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • Re: Lexus purchase 8 answers

    I am looking at a 2005 RX 330 lexus. 58K it is not certified. Price is 18,860 extended warranty included in that price. So the price would be 18,860 plus title, tax etc .... I would be putting 300...

    Lexus RX 350

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • What kind of gas does it take & how is the ride compared to the Edge 1 answer

    I'm looking for the comfort ride and a plush interior, White or silver gray body and a light interior. Also, what a tail gate that is Automatic

    2010 Lexus RX 350 AWD

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • 2008 RX350 Engine problem 23 answers

    My 2008 RX350 stopped while I was driving slowly due to heavy traffic - there wasn't any abnormal sound or shaking before that. I tried to restart, but it couldn't. So I had it towed to a Lexus deal...

    2008 Lexus RX 350 FWD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Search Lexus RX 400h Questions

Lexus RX 400h Experts

#1 Eitan Rubinfeld
Eitan Rubinfeld
Reputation 110
#2 mythos
mythos
Reputation 90
#3 TWFarrington
TWFarrington
Reputation 60
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Lexus RX 450h
40 Great Deals out of 1,272 listings starting at $14,400
Used Lexus RX 350
500 Great Deals out of 19,433 listings starting at $3,997
Used Lexus RX 330
58 Great Deals out of 1,663 listings starting at $3,950
Used Toyota Highlander Hybrid
44 Great Deals out of 1,783 listings starting at $3,995
Used Acura MDX
315 Great Deals out of 17,196 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Highlander
482 Great Deals out of 25,071 listings starting at $1,500
Used Lexus RX 300
22 Great Deals out of 1,021 listings starting at $2,299
Used Toyota 4Runner
319 Great Deals out of 20,550 listings starting at $2,295
Used Acura RDX
153 Great Deals out of 14,428 listings starting at $5,900
Used Lexus GX 460
79 Great Deals out of 4,734 listings starting at $18,995
Used Lexus NX 300h
4 Great Deals out of 404 listings starting at $35,992
Used Lexus IS 250
264 Great Deals out of 5,764 listings starting at $4,995
Used Lexus ES 350
353 Great Deals out of 14,268 listings starting at $4,495
Used Toyota Camry
1,103 Great Deals out of 96,275 listings starting at $1,250
Used Lexus GS 450h
6 Great Deals out of 102 listings starting at $7,695