Index Lexus RX 450h F-Sport full review:
Exterior 00:53
Interior 04:39
Engine 26:19
Driving 28:25

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Comments

    • bordo mavi
      bordo mavi

      Thomas was the best, back than, didn't chance his attitude like many others...

      about 1 hour ago
    • Markus Deep
      Markus Deep

      3 Years after this strong and valuable and rarest review on Lexus that Thomas had ever made, things are way clear so far: Lexus is the most exciting car and this SUV RX450H is a true compromise aside Mercedes GLC/Audi Q7/BMWX6/WV Touareg/Porsche Cayenne.

      about 3 months ago
    • Matthew Chim
      Matthew Chim

      way too much

      about 4 months ago
    • lex
      lex

      ugly car ,the interior is like shit

      about 4 months ago
    • kalli130389
      kalli130389

      Ziel im Navi ändern während der Fahrt - vielleicht mal die Sprachsteuerung nutzen? Da ist nix mit Ablenkung ... Eingabe per iDrive oder MMI ist genauso ablenkend.
      Zum Thema Schlaglöcher: der F Sport ist von Haus aus härter gefedert. Habe den IS 300h F Sport und wechsle jetzt zum RX 450 h Executive, der Unterschied ist spürbar von sportlich zu Comfort.
      Das CVT Getriebe ist für mich nach dem Fahren von Handschaltung, DSG und Wandlerautomatik die 1. Wahl. Man hat einfach aufgrund der fehlenden Gänge immer die beste Drehzahl. So kann man den IS 300 h trotz oft Autobahnvollgasfahrten mit 7 l bewegen. Den RX schafft man je nach Fahrweise mit 7-9 l Benzin zu fahren, das ist für diesen Motor unübertroffen, ein X3 mit V6 Diesel bewegt man ebenfalls in dem Level und der hat nur 3 l Hubraum.
      Sicherlich muss man sich in dieses Auto einfinden, es ist ein Exot und das ist gut so. So ist die Markenbindung durch Händler deutlich besser, der Service ist um Welten besser. Über 15 Jahre bei Toyota/Lexus, 6 Fahrzeuge, keine Negativerfahrungen!

      about 6 months ago
    • Autogefühl
      Autogefühl In reply to kalli130389

      hört sich wirklich gut an!

      about 6 months ago
    • kalli130389
      kalli130389 In reply to kalli130389

      @Autogefühl Ist wirklich so. Letzte Woche TÜV gehabt nach 42.000 km. War eine Stunde zu spät wegen Stau - trotzdem keine Wartezeit. Der Werkstattmeister geht jedes noch so kleine Detail durch. Selbst nur das geringste Geräusch wird untersucht. Bsp war Gurt vibriert bei Pflasterstraße gegen Kunststoff am Kindersitz. Man dachte es ist was an der Aufhängung. Probefahrt mit 2 Leuten um zu hören, wo es her kommt und siehe da, Fall gelöst. Bei defekten Teilen wird einem haargenau erklärt, warum es ausgetauscht wurde, Funktion usw. Vor Ablauf der Werksgarantie wird man explizit drauf hingewiesen, dass alle auffälligen Sachen, auch nur die kleinste Unstimmigkeit, aufgenommen wird, um es auf Kosten des Herstellers in Ordnung zu bringen. Habe ich weder bei Audi, noch bei VW erlebt. Sind aber persönliche Erfahrungen.

      about 6 months ago
    • Autogefühl
      Autogefühl In reply to kalli130389

      Jo die Zuverlässigkeit ist bei den Kunden beliebt wie man bislang hört!

      about 6 months ago
    • Autogefühl
      Autogefühl In reply to kalli130389

      Jo die Zuverlässigkeit ist bei den Kunden beliebt wie man bislang hört!

      about 6 months ago
    • Alex
      Alex

      Bro your accent made me tired lol maybe I need to get use to it

      about 6 months ago
    • MODECHARLIE
      MODECHARLIE

      It's ugly beautiful!

      about 6 months ago
    • tiredtill2010
      tiredtill2010

      Love the suit.

      about 7 months ago
    • CVArts
      CVArts

      please consider adding dB meter readings in your reviews.

      about 7 months ago
    • minzaw one
      minzaw one In reply to CVArts

      55 to 57 decibels in ANY driving mode...impressive....all glasses have double glazed acoustic dampening layer inbetween ....for noise cancelling

      about 16 days ago
    • Daniel D.
      Daniel D.

      I like the split screen navigation - with the left side showing a close-up and the right side showing the whole region. When driving long distance into an uknown area this is tremendously helpful. I wished so many times my nav systems would have this feature.
      Great work by Thomas demonstrating these little details!

      about 7 months ago
    • Autogefühl
      Autogefühl In reply to Daniel D.

      👌

      about 7 months ago
    • Alambe727
      Alambe727

      put your foot in it and put it on the highway so we can see what it can really do. we know that it can ride around in the city slow and easy.

      about 8 months ago
    • Alambe727
      Alambe727

      yeah but, what about cabinet noies, road noise, motor noises especially on the highway. i have seen bad reviews in these areas in this car?

      about 8 months ago
    • Jeffrey Matthews
      Jeffrey Matthews

      “Animal skin” 😂 if only there was a word that existed to refer to this type of material.

      about 9 months ago
    • Jeffrey Matthews
      Jeffrey Matthews In reply to Jeffrey Matthews

      christinearmington I fear I may have pushed some buttons. Maybe even you could say say I got under their skin.

      about 8 months ago
    • Anthropomorphic facsimile
      Anthropomorphic facsimile In reply to Jeffrey Matthews

      Autogefühl Longest. Reply. Ever.

      about 8 months ago
    • Autogefühl
      Autogefühl In reply to Jeffrey Matthews

      We have researched this issue for many years now so please take your time to go through our extensive resources stated below as they answer every single question we have yet received concerning this matter.

      At Autogefühl, we have already received several thousands (!) comments, messages and mails that more and more people want to combine enjoying their car with reducing the environmental impact at the same time. We believe that sustainable luxury is possible or at least we should do everything to support that. Those many thousand people confirming this trend, motivate us to give you the most authentic information and background on the product parts. It is not about what you bought in the past, and it is not about blaming anyone, it is about what you decide in the future and what you can decide and influence as a customer. So we want you to have all information that you need for a decision you later enjoy and like best yourself.

      In Summer 2017, Tesla motors has decided to be the first manufacturer to go all the way with sustainable seat materials, only offering fabric/cloth seats or leatherette seats in different colours. They have banned all real leather from the seating surface and at the steering wheel in the white trim or on demand. So Tesla shows where the industry will and must be heading, just like they went forward with electrification first.

      Check out our special video addressing car CEOs as a first summary and also see conditions of animal skin production:
      https://youtu.be/LNSUzZXzpdc

      List of practical reasons against animal skin seats:


      1. animal skin seats are often sold as an expensive option, by going for base trim level seats you can save a lot of money and get a better price-performance-deal (often the manufacturers claim that animal leather is top of luxury because they can earn the best money with it)
      2. animal skin seats get hot in summer and you stick to the seat, probably you need seat cooling
      3. they get very cold in winter and you need seat heating
      4. on cloth or microfibre surfaces, you basically don’t need seat heating nor cooling
      5. animal skin seats wear out very fast and look like an old sofa
      6. if you want leather look or need seats that can be wiped clean easier, the leatherette (faux leather) surfaces are meanwhile highly evolved and it is possible that it feels even softer and better than anything else (See our Tesla Model X review https://youtu.be/y2wNGFKa4M0) So Tesla shows a good example for that and as described, non-leather materials are now standard for ALL Tesla
      7. More manufacturer names for their good alternatives: Mercedes MBTex/Artico for leatherette, Dinamica for microfibre. BMW Sensatec, Toyota Sof-Tex, Lexus Nu-Luxe (all faux leather)




      To the environmental reasons:


      1. The way the cows and other intelligent and social animals are raised and held are not according to the basic values that we all share (also see videos below)
      2. The factory farming industry can be accounted for at least 40 % of climate emissions and thus is (according to numerous sources you can look up) the number one reason for climate change and environmental destruction. It is the number one reason for deforestation, two thirds of all agricultural land on earth is used for growing animal food crops. If you would feed humans directly by using the agricultural land, you could produce much more food for everyone. See this interesting essay for more on climate emissions background: http://www.worldwatch.org/files/pdf/Livestock%20and%20Climate%20Change.pdf
      3. It is not only cows who are suffering, but also the environment and to a big part also humans. Think of slavery-like working conditions in slaughterhouses (there are plenty of documentaries about this) or think of chemically altered drinking water in animal skin production villages as also seen in the video footage.
      4. The discussion, for which body part the cow is killed first, is very patronizing. But if you really think it would be important why someone gets killed in first place: There are many productions where the cow is killed for the skin first, sometimes even while still being (part-)alive, the skin is the most profitable single part of the body.
      5. So even if a cow gets theoretically killed for meat first, in every case you give additional money to an industry that relies on killing, pollutes the environment and harms people with chemicals. Let's say you are standing at the meat counter. And you ask for the leg of the cow. The butcher tells you: "You can eat that without worrying, the cow was slaughtered for the neck first". The next customer demands the neck. The butcher tells him: "It's not your fault, the cow was slaughtered for the belly". A the next customer demands the hide, what answer does he get? You see, that argument of "byproduct" comes from the meat and leather industry to cover up that you contribute to killing no matter which part of the body you buy.
      6. To the often said argument, animal skin would just be a byproduct, please google/youtube "leather is not a byproduct" you will find plenty of information. A good overview on all those issues can also be found here: http://adaptt.org/




      To “But leatherette is not sustainable due to petrochemical production”
      1. Indeed some fabrics and micro fibres are oil based, however most oil is spent on energy production, heating and fuel. The share of oil used for artificial cloth etc. is very very small.
      2. If you look at the whole production process, the leatherette is way more sustainable than the leather produce. Even if you leave the ethical aspect aside, here is the official calculation of the CO2-Output animal skin vs leatherette (different kinds of leatherette):
      Leather 17 kg CO2/m²
      PVC leatherette 10 kg CO2/m²
      Acella Eco natural leatherette 8,5 kg CO2/m²
      Benova (PUR leatherette): 8 kg CO2/m²
      So by using the latest high-tech leatherette, you even the CO2-emissions are cut in half!
      3. The best to-come solution are indeed plant-based materials like Pinatex (based on pineapple leaves) or new materials based on mycelia (roots of mushrooms) or other innovative natural products. That’s the future.


      More special video episodes:


      1. A initial special video from Autogefühl considering the use of leather can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f91KgbVbJQ
      2. And another one right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMNgcLE0LDU
      3. Furthermore, you’ll find the footage of leather production also here, where people are walking in chemicals etc. and animals have to watch their friends being slaughtered in front of their eyes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JipYvuDsI6s
      timecode starting 27:46
      4. This is another video which very well summarizes the torture of leather production, shots taken at big farms which directly produce for the automotive industry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgHs239bAnE
      5. Please note that those videos are made by well-known journalists and cameramen who were not influenced by any animal welfare organisation, they supply their footage to the animal rights groups of course. I partly know the creators of the video footage personally and they are all authentic. You don’t have to search long to find cruel production environments anyway.


      Manufacturers reactions:

      We started the very first inquiry years ago, with the result that car manufacturers do not reveal their sources of animal skin AT ALL. If it all would be clean and happening without harm, why don’t they show it to us whereas they are showing us every other detail of their products? They have good reason not to, because there is no such thing as a clean animal skin production without harming cows, humans and the environment. The only thing a manufacturer can do is increase their effort for a better future, and we are helping with in-depth talks and interviews by presenting the increasing customer demand for sustainable luxury. Tesla was the first one to react in a major way now.

      So meanwhile, we more often also get feedback that a lot of manufacturers are working on leather-free interiors and are aware of the situation. E.g. Bentley, Mini and Kia have started vegan car interior programmes. Besides Tesla, Mercedes already shows major choices for sustainable interiors, you always have to pay attention to the details when ordering, of course - and we are happy to give advice. However, much has to be done still and the Autogefuehl community is massively helping in boosting the positive change!


      Help to raise awareness on this subject. Thanks!

      about 9 months ago
    • Sha Money
      Sha Money

      This is the most important boring ass car I Eva want it to see everything a bout this car is old to the fuck fashion 2000

      about 9 months ago
    • Cliff Schall
      Cliff Schall

      Great revue as usual

      about 9 months ago
    • Siew Bian Ang
      Siew Bian Ang

      You look like Clark Kent.

      about 10 months ago
    • Autogefühl
      Autogefühl In reply to Siew Bian Ang

      😎

      about 9 months ago
    • Steven Rivera
      Steven Rivera

      How about talking about the electric motor on the rear dont need any king of maintenance and that the car dont have alternator or starter stuff that constantly messing up the the gas mile is awesome car uses electric power to stop an brakes last longer at the end of the day AWD is still decent plus you get alot of cool stuff. Depending on the price if is use and at a good price i rather go with the lexus plus reliability wise lexus blows subaru 👍i still like subaru for the price and the awd but that about it unless u are planing on going to some extreme off road or live in a are were you will need serious traction then yeahhh defenetly go with subaru if u live in city areas lexus is fine.

      about 10 months ago
    • skotias J
      skotias J

      very sexy car malaka^____^

      about 10 months ago
    • Ali reza Nyaiesh
      Ali reza Nyaiesh

      There were report of problem with breaks at high temperatures and also the extra front length in F model problematic for seeing .In sport mode turning sliding not very stable like bmw

      about 1 year ago
    • TheMister Mann
      TheMister Mann

      With a turbo added to that engine you might have a viable vehicle!

      about 1 year ago
    • Larry J Lawrence
      Larry J Lawrence

      Just got this car last week Very quiet and well finish love this vehicle except for the Mouselike control will require a steep learning curve otherwise great vehicle.

      about 1 year ago
    • Harry Axe
      Harry Axe

      Where is the front bumper??

      about 1 year ago
    • Hr H
      Hr H

      Since you asked, it is a bit too much of "design". It almost looks like a stealth fighter. The back lights are big doll.

      about 1 year ago
    • peter koblovsky
      peter koblovsky

      My friend has one...
      Yes the design is amazing..when you stand in front of it it looks huge...good boot space and the ride is very comfy...but the info system is shocking😪😪😪
      The mouse/pad thing is so bad to use we were using google maps of my phone to get us to the location😄😄😄
      Also mpg on long run m25 in UK with 4 boys on board and speeds around 80mph/130kmh...??
      Only about 35mpg...not too bad but i was expecting 40 minimum...
      Good car but £50k!!
      My friend wanted to buy tesla but thats £80k but he did say: You see this sat nav is stupid in Tesla i would just say the words😜😜😜

      about 1 year ago
    • Martin Deehan
      Martin Deehan

      I leased this car recently and was curious about what Thomas would say. I think his review was quite fair. I am in California and the problem with the destination entry is resolved by using destination assist. Press a button and someone talks to you, tell them your destination they look it up and send it to the car. You check then press go. So much simpler. Of course there is a small charge for this service after the initial free trial. One thing I noticed just yesterday driving on the freeway was the helpful lane assistance that keeps the car in between the lines on the road when in cruise control. Not Tesla by any means but still impressive. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Obviously I liked the styling. I love the car. Thanks Thomas!

      about 1 year ago
    • J
      J In reply to Martin Deehan

      Just enter the postal code ... it's really very simple. I agree the system is not the most intuitive but after 5 mins with it I was fine. Three years down the line with the system in my IS300H F Sport and I have no issues with it. I think the fact that it is 'haptic' causes people to get confused and unsure but it works very well.

      about 9 months ago
    • Autogefühl
      Autogefühl In reply to Martin Deehan

      Thanks 🙏

      about 1 year ago
    • Faisal khan
      Faisal khan

      its a definitely WOW exterior !

      about 1 year ago
    • Islandsun Ed
      Islandsun Ed

      The car has a great unique design like an Sculptured Art Design,that very masculine Luxurious and utilitarian Sporty appeal

      about 1 year ago
    • chomihai
      chomihai

      This gen. has the best design

      about 1 year ago
    • Hassan abraham
      Hassan abraham

      love Lexus always years ahead. beautiful

      about 1 year ago
    • BoiseTriathlete
      BoiseTriathlete

      By the way, to address your concern about using the front camera if you are parking towards the front, you can program the RX to automatically display both the front and "overhead" views when the car drops below a certain speed (I think 5 mph). I have setup mine to do this, and it works great. To do it, there is an icon on the camera screen in the lower left corner (I think).

      about 1 year ago