SMMT Test Day (Sept. 2018). A Walk Around the 2018 Lexus RX450h L.

Here’s our video from our day at the SMMT Test Day on 28.9.2018. Here we take a quick look around the 2018 Lexus RX450h L, Lexus‘s first ever European 7 Seater. How does it do?

 

Lexus RX450h L

We thought that we’d give this car a drive.  Now Lexus is the premium brand for Toyota, and we purchased a new RX400h in 2005, when we wanted a family car, as we were expecting a few little ones.  To be frank our RX400h is the most reliable car we’ve ever owned, and we still have it to this day, 130,000 miles later.
We jumped at the chance to drive this 2018 Lexus RX450h L, Lexus’s first seven seat model in Europe.  The on the road price is £62k, the one we drove was £64k (sunroof and paint work as optional extras).  I did a quick walk around video to give you a flavour.
For me this is a nice car, but not a 7 seater, just like a Porsche 911 is not a 2+2.  This car needs another 30-50cm in length.  The back two seats are cramped and if you make sufficient room in the back, the chairs in the middle don’t have enough leg room.
Nice effort Lexus, a nice car, luxurious for sure (but not significantly more than the competition), certainly not really a 7 seater in our opinion, more of a fudge.  We give this car 7/10 and at £62k cannot recommend it over the Volvo or Audi Q7.  Back to the drawing board Lexus.

To see our review of this car in more detail and other cars from the day, check this out.

For more Lexus related posts go here.

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