All RX 450h models boast a leather-upholstered cabin that offers supreme levels of comfort for driver and passengers alike. Front-row travellers are provided with eight-way, power-adjustable positions, each of which is heated and ventilated to offer support, whatever the prevailing external temperature. Speaking of which, automatic air conditioning (with dual-zone climate control) and front and rear power-operated windows make it easy to establish an ideal cabin ambience. The driver will enjoy getting to grips with a leather-clad steering wheel, which can be power-adjusted for rake and reach. With all seats in place, the RX possesses a 453-litre boot space, which expands to 924 litres with rear positions folded.
Lexus Navigation is installed as standard and features full European map capability, ensuring that, wherever you travel, you’ll get to your destination in the most convenient way possible. Other useful features include a reversing camera, with video output relayed via the car’s display screen, ensuring that parking is a breeze. Audio entertainment is provided by a nine-speaker sound system, which features an FM/AM tuner, an MP3-compatible CD player and DAB digital radio. The RX’s infotainment features are accessible by means of an eight-inch multimedia screen – and can also be operated via the car’s multifunction steering wheel. Naturally, Bluetooth® connectivity is included, enabling audio streaming and hands-free telephone communication.
The RX has been awarded Euro NCAP’s maximum five-star crash test rating, and all editions feature Lexus’ Safety System+. This means that a wide range of desirable driver aids are included as standard, such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane-keep Assist, Traffic-sign Recognition and Sway-warning System. Pre-crash Safety (PCS) features too, which is particularly useful when embarking on long journeys, during which drive attention might waver, even if only for a second or two. PCS uses camera and radar technology to constantly analyse the space ahead of you. If there is a likelihood of a collision, braking pressure is automatically applied and a driver alert is sounded. All models are fitted with low-to-high beam headlights too, which adapt instantly to oncoming traffic.