Lexus RX RX 350 vs RX 450H 2020

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Lease expiring on our 2016 RX 350 and trying to decide if changing to a RX 450H makes sense...or stay with gas? Test drove the 450H and seems smoother without the multi-gear transmission, speed about same, etc. Would like input from someone that has owned both with their preference and why.
 
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I don't have either one, but I will buy a 450h 2020 with car play in November.
I have driven both models, and they do drive differently. I think the hybrid does seem smoother overall and I like the idea of getting better mileage.
 
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Lease expiring on our 2016 RX 350 and trying to decide if changing to a RX 450H makes sense...or stay with gas? Test drove the 450H and seems smoother without the multi-gear transmission, speed about same, etc. Would like input from someone that has owned both with their preference and why.
We have a loaded RX 350 F-Sport, 62k MSRP. When Lexus dropped the price of the 450h, a loaded one is now around 62k. 450h is a no brainer to me. Our lease is up as well, was hoping the LQ would be here but its not so we might move to a 450h.

The other thing is the 2020 is right around the corner so you might want to wait over the 2019. Hopefully prices stay the same.
 

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Personal preference, and seeing how you might be leasing, does it really matter?
 
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That depends on how much you drive if you don't mind the CVT. I personally hate the CVT in our Subaru (loud whine and lags) so I'm hesitant to get another. That said, I've never driven a 450h. I've attached the mileage for both trims (2019) from Consumer Reports for your reference.

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Having driven both the 350 and 450h pretty recently I didn't really notice the CVT. I *did* notice the better mileage, since it was all city driving and a 10 MPG swing is a lot.
 
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I don't have either one, but I will buy a 450h 2020 with car play in November.
I have driven both models, and they do drive differently. I think the hybrid does seem smoother overall and I like the idea of getting better mileage.
Thanks for your reply...sorry about my late answer. Nice to know others are confirming my thought process...am planning to order a 2020 450H :).
 
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We have a loaded RX 350 F-Sport, 62k MSRP. When Lexus dropped the price of the 450h, a loaded one is now around 62k. 450h is a no brainer to me. Our lease is up as well, was hoping the LQ would be here but its not so we might move to a 450h.

The other thing is the 2020 is right around the corner so you might want to wait over the 2019. Hopefully prices stay the same.
I am planning to order a 2020 450H...definitely makes sense with prices being almost equal hybrid vs gas. Thanks for your reply.
 
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