Car & Driver Reviews the 2010 Lexus RX 450h

2010 Lexus RX 450h

Car & Driver has a short review of the 2010 Lexus RX 450h, and it’s a mostly positive affair—which is rather surprising considering the source:

Despite a fourth-place finish in a recent comparison of luxury crossovers, the RX does impress. As with the RX350 we tested earlier this year, it was a struggle to find anything even resembling a deal-breaking fault in the serene RX450h. Operation is an exercise in being totally pampered. The electric steering is light but responsive. The ride is mesmerizing. The handling is not tuned for back-road strafing but for boulevard cruising. The interior sparkles with chrome and wood and the softest of leathers and textures.

The review did have some negatives, including the Remote Touch learning curve and the continually variable transmission (CVT), but check out this over-the-top closing statement:

When it comes to hybrid versions of cars, or SUVs like the RX seen here, we tend to recommend a good old-fashioned internal-combustion engine sans electric motors and droning CVTs. The same goes for the RX. But in a world of ever-growing concerns for all things green, the RX might be one of the more attractive statements this side of the Fisker Karma

[Source: Car & Driver] (Thanks Safeer!)