3. Lexus RX Hybrid – $52,235 – $57,045
The redesigned 2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid features a 3.5-liter V6 engine and two or three (in AWD models) electric motors paired with an automatic transmission. Reviewers find that the 450h provides sufficient power and acceleration and that the overall ride is supple.
According to Lexus, the RX Hybrid earns an estimated 30/28 mpg city/highway, which is terrific for a luxury midsize SUV. Test drivers report that the 450h handles capably, although it is less nimble than class rivals. They add that the steering feels vague at times and the brake pedal feels inconsistent.