Overview & Reviews
For 2012, the Lexus RX 450h sees no changes of note.
- Smooth ride
- Smart electronics interface
- Fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain
- Luxurious and comfortable interior
- Top safety scores.
- Expensive option packages
- Questionable economic benefit.
User Reviews:Showing 1 through 5 of 5.00
Thinking of going green? Don't bother.... - 2012 Lexus RX 450h
By tampabayjay - October 24 - 12:27 am
I recently traded my 2008 Lexus ES350 for a 2012 450RX Hybrid. What a HUGE mistake! The estimated mileage on the sticker is NO WHERE close to what the vehicle actually gets. I paid a premium to get a Hybrid and I'm getting 22-23 average miles per gallon! My ES 350 got 32 MPG average. Lexus has really disappointed me with this false interpretation of Hybrid performance. I asked my dealer (Lexus of Tampa Bay) today what I could do. They said to call Lexus. What a joke. I'm a repeat customer that has referred several buyers to this dealership and they blew me off? I sincerely hope that taking the time to post this review will sufficiently warn others. Jay
Major problems; returned car - 2012 Lexus RX 450h
By asteinberg - October 12 - 1:34 am
Integrity of cabin compromised -- unsure if due to post-earthquake radioactive stuff or use of cosmoline. Lexus denies use of cosmoline, but service dept at dealer claimed this toxic substance was used; noxious fumes. Dealership would not test under similar circumstances. My wife and child ill; returned car within month with $5000 penalty. Dealer wanted to help, but Lexus company uncooperative. Lexus left me no alternative -- I shall now consider Federal and state regulatory authorities, litigation. In unlikely case Lexus stands behind product, I will update. But Lexus corporate was bureaucratic. Dealership had changed story many times -- such as - -that noxious fumes would burn off
our 5th and best RX - 2012 Lexus RX 450h
By ultra64 - October 1 - 5:00 pm
We have had 2 RX300's, a RX400, a RX350 and this one which was only $20 more a month to lease than the RX350. The fuel savings were worth the upgrade and we enjoy the hybrid mystique .
The GPS - 2012 Lexus RX 450h
By willdublin - October 19 - 11:15 pm
I Rate my Car Excellent in every respect except one . You are not informed whether your destination is approaching on the right or left when you input an address using a Home Computer(eDestination)or you use the Destination Assist feature. This is not only annoying but could be dangerous for obvious reasons.
Close to Excellent - 2012 Lexus RX 450h
By dc_area_driver - September 17 - 4:40 am
The buying experience was great. Other brands could learn from Lexus and how they treat their customers. . The mileage on the vehicle is as advertised. The ride is smooth and quiet. It is a great road trip vehicle. The Enform system is great! So why isn't the vehicle excellent? The navigation/audio system is 2nd rate. In a vehicle that costs this much money the sound/navigation system should be outstanding.