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2018 Lexus RX 450h gets more affordable $45,695 base price

For 2018, Lexus cuts the starting price of the RX 450h, but the lower entry point comes at the expense of some standard features.

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2018 Lexus RX 450h

To lower the base price for the 2018 RX 450h, Lexus trimmed a few items from the standard features list.

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A moonroof and heated and cooled seats were a couple of items that fell off the standard features list.

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Blind-spot monitoring is also no longer standard on the 2018 Lexus RX 450h.

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Compared to 2017, the 2018 Lexus RX 450h has a base price that's $7,340 lower. 

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The 2018 Lexus RX 450h starts at $45,695. Destination charges are an additional $995.

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Adding the previously standard features back into a 2018 RX 450h bumps the price to just under $52,000.   

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The RX 450h is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 hybrid drivetrain with total system output of 308 horsepower.     

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Unlike its gas-power-only brethren, that is offered in front- and all-wheel-drive configurations, the hybrid is available exclusively with all-wheel drive.

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According to the EPA, the RX 450h returns 31 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

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The more affordable RX hybrid is just another bit of news for the 2018 RX lineup that will grow with the addition of three-row variants.

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