Lexus RX Hybrid Car -
Save on Gas Mileage and Estimated Tax Credit with Luxury
February 10th 2006
Lexus has jumped
into the hybrid car market with their Lexus RX. Now consumers can
have both luxury and fuel economy. Front wheel drive models start
at $45,000 and all wheel drive models starting at $47,000.
There are some
options with this model. One factory option is the DVD Rear-Seat
Entertainment System (RSES). This includes two pairs of wireless
headphones. The RSES will set you back $1,840. You can also get
heated front seats with rain sensing wipers for another $665.
If you are into
great sound systems, Lexus can accommodate you there as well. You
can get the Mark Levinson® 11-speaker, 210-watt Premium Audio System
with in-dash, single-feed, six-disc CD changer for $980 as a factory
Of course there
the Lexus voice-activated DVD Navigation System that includes
backup camera and Bluetooth® technology. This can set you back
another $2,350. Prices may vary from dealer to dealer and you will
need to check with the dealers for details.
There are some
other options to consider while you are at the dealer. Dealer
options include: all-weather floor mats, a car cover, a cargo mat
and net, a front-end mask, a tow-hitch receiver, wheel locks and
Lexus goes all
out for performance. They offer a 3.3 liter four cam, four valves
per cylinder engine standard on their RX. The engine will put out
268 total horsepower. The sticker should show an EPA estimated gas
mileage rating of 33 highway and 28 city.
Not only will you
save on fuel and do the environment good, there may be a tax credit
with this vehicle. According to the ACEEE website the Lexus will
bring you about $2,000 in tax savings. Check with the dealer and
your tax consultant for an estimate of savings.
By Dan Wilson
Best Syndication Staff Writer
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