The Lexus RX is as close to a runaway best-seller as you can get in the luxury segment, a sport-utility vehicle that accounts for the vast majority of sales for the Japanese premium brand. Lexus has also made a concerted effort to identify itself with hybrid vehicles, which makes the 2013 Lexus RX 450h one of the flagships of Lexus' green campaign and the company's chief weapon against the more expensive diesel crossovers produced by BMW (the X5) and Mercedes-Benz (the M-Class)
Refreshed for the current model year, the 2013 Lexus RX 450h commands a price premium over the entry-level RX 350 but it also delivers improved performance and the promise of better fuel efficiency. Has Lexus made the kind of changes to the RX package that will keep it at the forefront of the premium SUV segment for the foreseeable future? Read on to find out.