...but the RX will haul its passengers in style and comfort. Back seat passengers have ample legroom and fairly easy entry and exit access, and their own cupholders – hallelujah. Lexus added pull handles that make it easy to fold down the back seats through the rear access lift gate. A navigation system controlled by a console-mounted "Remote Touch" module is available, and it's described as being intuitive and easy to use. It also includes real-time traffic and weather alerts. An optional side-view monitor uses TV cameras to show a wide-angle passenger-side view of the vehicle on the nav...
Source: MSN Autos
...The system works with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), which has no specific gear changes and thus makes the RX 400h accelerate more smoothly. So far, so good. But the drive system is complicated and it's doubtful that anyone but a Lexus technician will touch it. Owners of the 400h thus best not get stranded far from a Lexus dealership. Lively Acceleration The RX 400h doesn't have the lazy highway acceleration of the first gas-electric hybrid autos. It was still accelerating hard at 80 mph, when driving circumstances forced me to slow down, and it accelerated with...
...Other features include voice-recognition software that Lexus says will pick up conversational prompts rather than traditional formal, specific commands. High-tech options include a head-up display with LED lighting that's purportedly bright enough to read on a sunny day. The optional navigation system features Lexus' Remote Touch interface, which uses a joystick-like device to navigate menus on the dashboard screen. Interior features include: Cloth seats standard, leather optional Real wood trim 10-way power front seats Under the Hood The RX 450h uses a gasoline 3.5-liter V-6 that's assisted...
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