2006 Lexus RX 400h Customer Reviews

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What customers liked
Ride and Handling, Fuel Economy, Cabin Noise
What they didn't
Cost to Maintain, Braking, Fuel Economy

Performance and MPG in a Hybrid

I was hesitant in purchasing a hybrid, especially a "luxury" SUV...I have been pleasantly surprised. To date I have averaged roughly 29mpg and the performance (250+ HP) has been more than adequate. As a comparison, I had replaced a full size SUV which averaged 12 miles per gallon and was in the 200HP range. The areas which could be improved, would be rear seat leg room and the transition "feel" between gas and electric motors. Additionally, the DVD navigation unit, which is voice enabled can create a great deal of frustration as you get it to respond to your verbal commands. A hybrid takes a while to get used to, especially when the engine transitions between gas and electric. There have been numerous times when I thought the vehicle had stalled while I was idling. After some getting used to, I am now oblivious to the transition to economy mode. As a first time hybrid owner, I'm now convinced the technology is a viable alternative for future purchases.

Would recommend to a friend

Tire Issuse

The 400h is a fast car with great feel and controlability, but the tires seem to wear uneven. I had to replace the factory tires at 25,000miles even with schedualed tire rotations and air preasure. Overall it is a good car just get ready to buy tires quickly and the fuel ecconomy is only about 22mpg with the awd model.

Would recommend to a friend

Love my lexus

Love it! Comfortable. Nice ride. love the hybrid. Gas mileage isn't quite as good as I expected but I might be doing more highway driving than in town driving

Would recommend to a friend

Lexus nut

Excellent value as a pre-owned hybrid car. Confortable, excellent power, and 26.1 mileage average for an SUV or $30 per week and no HOV payments on I-95.

Would recommend to a friend

Lexus 400h

I love my Lexus 400h. Drives nice--easy to drive. I'm disappointed on the mileage--get 22.9 max in the city. It was rated as 31 in the city and 27 highway. Beautiful car!!!!

Would recommend to a friend

Best Decision

From the smooth ride, to the full features package, I love everything about this car. The automatic trunk close is especially convenient and I get compliments on this car all the time.

Would recommend to a friend

reliable car

the car is very reliable. I had only minor issues with shorter tire mileages. It rides great. The only concern I am having right now is how long I can drive it before I have to change the battery (since it is a hybrid). Other than that, it is a worry-free car.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Reliability

I had not much issue with the car

Fuel Economy

it has about average of 23 miles per gallon.

Ride and Handling

comfortable

Cons

Cost to Maintain

It is a bit costly to maintain and drive like it is recommended to use premium gasoline.

Value

It is more expansive than regular car

You'll Love This Car!

This car is everything I hoped it would be and more. Lexus has a customer for life now as my next car will also be a new Lexus Rx Hybrid.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Fuel Economy

The gas mileage is amazing. You'll save so much cash!

Technology and Entertainment

More bells and whistles than you'll no what to do with. You really cant beat a luxury vehicle.

Ride and Handling

The smoothest car I have ever driven.

Cons

Cost to Maintain

I have had to purchase new tires, a new water pump, and the AC motor. The worst was when my key would not turn in the accelerator one night and two locksmiths and a tow truck later my car was at the CarMax auto shop for 6 days being fixed. The car is almost 9 years old though so I am not surprised.

2006 RX400H

You will not regret buying this. Utility of the batterey driven engine is limited. Other than that, this is a stellar product.

Would recommend to a friend

Something About The tires and Lexus

I just wanted to add to the guy that mentioned about the tire wear on his Lexus, I have owned 2 GS400 and they both had uneven wear on the tires. I went to a Lexus independent shop to check for the problem and the guy told me that he has just gotten a Lexus I believe IS350 and had a shimmy and uneven wear of the tires. I love Lexus but I'll be watching out for that because its not the first time I hear this.

Would recommend to a friend

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