Lexus RX 450h video review: The King is dead, long live the King

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Today we test drive the Lexus RX 450h hybrid to find out if the newest Lexus lives up to the brand's luxury reputation.

Is the best-selling Lexus SUV worth almost $57,000. and your child's college savings?

In other words is the gas the Hybrid saves worth the extra money that it cost?

 Watch the road review below and find out.

2010 Lexus RX 450h AWD

Price as Tested: $56,450.00

Engine, Transmission: 3.5L 6cyl DOHC 24V Duel VVT  FRant and Rear Elecric drive motors with Electronically controlled Variable Transmission ECVT

Horsepower: 295

Lexxus3 G-Tac Test Data

1/4 Mile: 17.55 second at 87 mph

0-60 mph: 9.58

60-0 stopping: 138 feet

Max Acceleration: 0.57 g's

 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates

City: 30 mpg

Highway: 28 mpg

Combined: 29 mpg

As tested: 28.3 mpg

CO2 per year: 10,207 lbs

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Roman Mica is a publisher, columnist, journalist, and author, who spent his early years driving fast on the German autobahn. When he’s not reviewing cars or producing videos, you can find him training for triathlons and writing about endurance sports for EverymanTri.com as our sister blog’s publisher. Mica is a former broadcast reporter with his Master’s Degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He is also a presenter for TFLcar’s very popular video review channels on YouTube.