I will admit I was a hybrid skeptic for a long time. The rumors were that they were slow, sluggish, expensive to maintain and not really worth the improved mileage. Well nothing could be further from the truth with the RX400h - it actually can outrun the gas-powered RX350! Acceleration is quick, smooth and constant, and you cannot hear or feel the transmission shifting gears. It is amazing!
According to Lexus - it emits 80% less emissions than a comparbly sized SUV. It's classified as an "Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle". Mileage should be in the 32-35 range in the city, and upper 20's on the highway (mileage is better in the city thanks to regenerative braking).
Very cool! If you're looking at new vehicles, I'd highly reccommend it!
Ours looks exactly like this (I'll upload pics as soon as I take some!):