Lexus Drops Base Price For 2018 RX 450h By More Than $7,000

The Lexus RX 450h will become cheaper in the near future, with the base price starting at $46,690.

This makes it more affordable than the current model by $7,450, but there’s a big catch, because Toyota’s luxury brand has also dropped some extensive equipment from the standard list, CarsDirect reports, after confirming the change with a Lexus spokesperson.

Some of the features that are gone and can be had as optional extras are the leather and heated/ventilated seats, Premium Package, which if ordered requires a moonroof that comes at $1,350, sat-nav and blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert.

Adding all of these features will bump the price of the 2018 Lexus RX 450h to $52,975, a $1,055 drop compared to the 2017MY.

Joining the RX hybrid family next spring is the 450h L, with its three rows of seats, which pairs the 3.5-liter V6 engine with two electric motors that make a combined 308hp. Lexus still hasn’t announced pricing for this model, but the regular RX L comes with an MSRP of $47,670 in front-wheel drive, and $1,400 more for the AWD version.