The segment-defining RX 330 brings together polished road manners, refined cabin, sport/ute versatility, and high style at a price point that stacks up quite favorably against Acura MDX, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz ML350, and Volkswagen Touareg. Well equipped in base form, the RX 330 can stretch into the deep luxury segment with its generous options list. For those seeking even more exclusivity and performance in a midsize lux/ute, the innovative RX 400h is in a class of one. The combination of eight-cylinder-caliber performance, premium equipment, benchmark fuel economy, and high technology give tremendous appeal to the RX 400h, itself the highest form of a laudable SUV line. As with all hybrids, real-world mileage will vary from the window sticker. In our experience, we saw 22 mpg in the hybrid and 20.6 mpg with the RX 300, though all indications show there should be a wider variance between the two. Hybrid shoppers should temper expectations. As a former IntelliChoice Best Overall Value winner, the RX has a history of Excellent value, and we expect this trend to continue.
A high-value luxury sport/ute the RX line revels in refinement, performance, and technology.
The RX 400h is the world's first midsize sport/ute hybrid, and also the first luxury hybrid, bringing performance and efficiency to upmarket buyers.
Numerous packages offer the best return on investment, though their scale means significant price penalties for indulging in navigation systems, Mark Levinson stereo, and air suspension. The a la carte offerings for rear DVD entertainment system and nav with backup camera are compelling. Also note, the wind-noise-generating roof rack is not available with the moonroof.