Conservation and luxury. In grade school, these two terms might've been paired up and included in a lesson about antonyms. Conservation usually means using less, whereas luxury conjures up images of excess. But times are a changin', as they say, bringing us to an environment where these seemingly divergent concepts are working together in products like the 2010 Lexus RX 450h, the model being covered in this installment of Autobytel's “Living With…” series. Unlike a traditional automotive review, the following pages detail what it's like to actually use the RX 450h day in and day out, offering the opportunity to examine features and nuances not explored during a routine test drive. So, if you're interested in how Lexus has designed a friendlier navigation system, among other things, you're in the right place.
Photos by Thom Blackett.