Lexus Drops Base Price For 2018 RX 450h By More Than $7,000

The Lexus RX 450h will become cheaper in the near future, with the base price starting at $46,690.

This makes it more affordable than the current model by $7,450, but there’s a big catch, because Toyota’s luxury brand has also dropped some extensive equipment from the standard list, CarsDirect reports, after confirming the change with a Lexus spokesperson.

Some of the features that are gone and can be had as optional extras are the leather and heated/ventilated seats, Premium Package, which if ordered requires a moonroof that comes at $1,350, sat-nav and blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert.

Adding all of these features will bump the price of the 2018 Lexus RX 450h to $52,975, a $1,055 drop compared to the 2017MY.

Joining the RX hybrid family next spring is the 450h L, with its three rows of seats, which pairs the 3.5-liter V6 engine with two electric motors that make a combined 308hp. Lexus still hasn’t announced pricing for this model, but the regular RX L comes with an MSRP of $47,670 in front-wheel drive, and $1,400 more for the AWD version.


  • MP4-12C

    American suburbia rejoice! Your favorite chariot is gonna be more affordable, so you will have more money to spend in places like Whole Foods! Isn’t that great?

    • lol

      Jealous much?

      • MP4-12C

        Of what exactly am I supposed to be jealous?

        • Ary Wisesa

          Do you really own a McLaren MP4-12C? If you do, I salute you. That’s quiet an achievement. 🙂

    • gary4205

      No one is beyond that shit box, which is why the price is being cut.

  • Frank Yoster

    lexus is just a toyota with a tux on….its not worth buyinv

    • Rocket

      A poorly fitting tux that’s either out of date or before it’s time. Regardless, it’ll be the talk of the New Year’s Eve formal, and not in a good way.

      • Frank Yoster

        hahahq spot on spot on!

      • smartacus

        a wash-n-wear tux, at that.

  • ediotsavant

    Lexus should added the “F Sport” grille instead of dropping the price.

  • TChristopher

    It looks like a hearse.

  • Auer

    Well it is a nice and reliable medium sized SUV but very underpowered. A 3.5TT with 420HP would do the trick.

  • TheBelltower

    It’s pretty unbelievable how awful this thing looks.

  • pcurve

    Last gen Rx was so much classier looking than this. (though interior of this new one is miles better)

  • Sgt Soros

    Looks like a hearse, all that’s left is a coffin as a prop!

  • Mr_Fanta_Pants

    Absolutely repulsive

  • gary4205

    Hideous thing

  • jsz00

    Why would you buy a Lamborghini Urus when you can have this with a Genesis G70 interior for less than half of the price… and more reliable?

  • smartacus

    needz a beak job

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