Work, errands, kids activities, play dates, errands, kids activities, work, kids activities – does this sound like your normal weekly routine? Appearing to have an intentional organized schedule and routine takes a great effort. Most days I’m running from one activity to the next and feel there’s never enough time to get everything on my list done. Efficiency is critical so when Lexus asked me if we would like to drive a new Lexus RX 450h for a week, I instantly replied with a, “yes, please,” email. The hybrid SUV has everything you could possible want and need for a busy multitasking working parent including a hands free email and text feature. With 2,000+ emails currently sitting in my work email, you can easily understand why this is my dream car.
The SUV’s sleek style takes this vehicle to a different level in the world of moms driving mini-vans (me included!) and has the room for your family to ride comfortably.
My personality traits and style vary depending on my role. During the day I’m strong, confident, and poised at work. By early evening I’m usually playing with my daughters at the park, reading books with them, or watching a family game of Marco Polo in our backyard pool. Weekends are spent at the ice rink watching my daughter play hockey or family road trips. In between all this you have the play dates, grocery shopping, activities, and errands. The Lexus RX 450h is the perfect companion through it all. When your vehicle has more efficiency tools than your home office, you truly take away the challenges of being in the car more than home with a busy family schedule.
The five passenger luxury vehicle has power folding and reclining rear seats. The comfortable back seats are perfect for driving my seven year old daughter and friends to play dates or family road trips with children happily singing in their car seats.
The 12.3 inch screen high-resolution split-screen multimedia display gives you the ability to see and do more, including a panoramic view monitor and intuitive parking assist.
A very favorite feature I experienced for the first time in the Lexus RX 450h is the heads-up display projected on the windshield in your direct view while driving. Speed, direction, speed limits and other customized display options are available.
The hybrid vehicle performs with the best fuel saving efficiency without a difference in performance. With children, we did have to remind them not to cover the vents on the floor of the backseat. Excessive stuffed animals, backpacks full of art supplies and books, and shoes usually end up here in our daily vehicle so it was a great opportunity to limit essentials on a road trip.
The Lexus RX 450h makes you want to go places. In just one short week the RX 450h escorted my daughter to her last day of first grade, finished all my shopping errands, took our family to the Westward Look Resort in Tucson, and drove many miles through the Arizona desert. While in Tucson we visited the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and during our drive home talked to our daughters about the many different plants and animals in our home state. The abundant saguaros are stunning and the learning opportunity from the Lexus was fabulous.
With so many amazing features, driving the SUV was a wonderful experience. While I’m not quite ready to give up the minivan mom status, I’m all for handing it over to my husband and making the Lexus RX 450h my new daily experience.
The Lexus RX 450h was designed to take you places safely and comfortably. What summer road trip would you love to take in a new Lexus?