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2010 Lexus RX 450h

2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

  2010 Lexus RX 450h 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
MSRP
$42,685
$34,200
Invoice $38,841 $30,780
MPG
City/Highway
30/28 27/25
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2010 Lexus RX 450h pleases green do-gooders and upscale shopaholics alike. Driving enthusiasts, though, should look elsewhere. Read Full Review The 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers the same room and amenities that the nonhybrid Highlander does, only with better fuel economy and the badge of honor that comes with driving something that's trying to be green. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Smooth, controlled ride
  • The Lexus ownership experience
  • New Remote Touch controller has cutting-edge feel
  • Big boost to EPA city fuel-economy numbers

Dislikes:

  • Remote Touch is still a computer interface
  • Looks very, very similar to outgoing version
  • Driving feel is less pleasing than gas-only version
  • Highway fuel economy not much better than gas-only version

Likes:

  • Leading-edge hybrid technology
  • Powerful V-6 power-Impressive economy
  • Quiet ride
  • Clever second-row seat

Dislikes:

  • Dull electric steering
  • Too-soft suspension
  • Cramped optional third-row seat
  • Traction control can’t be turned off
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