2018 Lexus RX 450 hL Released At The Chicago Auto Show

With a starting price of $51,615, the RX 450 hL is $1,550 more expensive than its non-hybrid sibling

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The AWD 2018 Lexus RX 450 hL has been unveiled on Wednesday at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. The 3-row crossover will be on sale in the US markets in April. With a starting price of $51,615, the RX 450 hL is $1,550 more expensive than its non-hybrid sibling the RX 350L.

RX 350L

The RX 450 hides a 3.5-liter V-6 gasoline run engine and two electric motors, under the hood, which when teamed with a CVT 8-speed automatic transmission is sufficient for 308 horsepower. Driving the vehicle in slow speeds, with the EV mode, enables the hybrid function of the vehicle, which saves fuel. Though there is no comment on the fuel economy of the 2018 Lexus RX 450 hL, according to fueleconomy.gov, it has a combined efficiency of 30 miles per gallon.

On the inside, it has second-row captain chairs and additional 4.3-inch of rear body space to provide effortless entry to the third-row seats. At an extra price of $3,935, customers can opt for the Luxury Package, which consists of semi-aniline leather, wood trim, sunshades for the rear windows, LED ambient lights, and 20-inch alloy rims. A $2,120 navigation package is also available including a satnav, 12-speakers surround sound and other amenities. Customers can also add a Mark Levinson surround sound system for extra crisp audio.

The safety is ensured through a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane-keep assistance, intelligent high beam headlights and all-speed dynamic radar cruise control.

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