EPA rates 2010 Lexus RX 450h at 28 mpg

We saw the 2010 Lexus RX 450h at the 2008 LA Auto Show in November but at the time Lexus had not released any fuel-economy figures. Well, as we near the dealership arrival of the 2010 RX, Lexus has released more info on its new hybrid SUV.

The 2010 RX 450h features an updated version of the Lexus Hybrid Drive mated to a 3.5L V6 engine that produces a total of 295-hp – 27-hp more than the current generation RX400h. While delivering the performance similar to V8 engine the RX 450h provides better combined fuel-economy than the average 4-cylinder mid-sized sedans.

Okay we’ll stop beating around the bush. Official EPA ratings for the 2010 Lexus RX 450h comes in at 28 mpg city and 27 mpg highway (26 mpg for the AWD version). That’s 8 to 12 percent better than the current RX400h. For those of you that like to know fuel-economy in combined figures – that’s 27 mpg for the AWD RX 450h and 28 mpg for the FWD.

We’ve also gone ahead and updated the 2010 Lexus RX 450h high-res image gallery. Check it out after the jump.

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