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Lexus RX safety systems are many and varied. The RX450h is fitted with 10 airbags, including knee airbags for both front seat occupants. Active head restraints in the front reduce the risk of whiplash injuries. Meanwhile, top models come with a pre-crash safety system which begins braking if sensors determine a collision is likely and will alert the driver and supplement his or her braking effort.

If the driver does not brake and a collision is inevitable the system will apply the brakes to reduce the speed of impact. Top models also come with adaptive cruise control which maintains a set distance from the vehicle in front.

There is a minimum of 446 litres of luggage space in the RX450h - a decent amount of space, but compared with non-hybrid rivals, it falls short because of the space taken up with battery packs on motors. The rear seats are split 40/20/40 to offer improved versatility over alternatives with a 60/40 split. Folding them down is easy too as there's a handle in the boot which automatically flips them down flat in one go.

The seats can also be slid forwards and backwards to increase leg room or luggage capacity and can also be reclined. The interior has various other storage areas, including a multi-compartment front armrest.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Lexus RX (09-15).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • TV

Advance equipment

Advance standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Advance optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof

F-Sport equipment

F-Sport standard equipment
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
F-Sport optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof

Luxury equipment

Luxury standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Luxury optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Roof rails

Premier equipment

Premier standard equipment
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Premier optional equipment
  • Cruise control

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support
SE optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

SE-I equipment

SE-I standard equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
SE-I optional equipment
None available

SE-L equipment

SE-L standard equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
SE-L optional equipment
None available

SE-L+ equipment

SE-L+ standard equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • TV
SE-L+ optional equipment
None available