Kevin Deasy

After 4 months & 4000 miles

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So I have my 300h luxury for 4,000 miles and I have got to love it,I did do a lot of extra soundproofing and bought a centre consul shelf,a sun glasses holder to replace the over head handle.( all should be standard) I bought beige mats which look great,I fitted parcel nets on each side in the boot ( should be standard) I fitted mud flaps and I fitted additional rubber sealing in all doors to prevent mud getting in.

i have had Mercedes for 20 + years which had all these as standard,the Lexus is a lovely car,it drives well it is now very quiet.

i have ordered headlight up-grade bulbs as the lights are not good on main beam with the obsolete halogen bulbs ?

The car is far more expensive on fuel than my 220 CDI 9 speed (55 to 60 mpg) just driving it,the 300h is doing 33 / 38 mpg and that is trying,if I don't try it is 30 / 34,( imperial gallon) yet I would not go back to the Mercedes.It is a pity they don't make a plug in 300 H like Volve which would make the Lexus a real dream car.

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Glad you have learned to love it - I have owned a few Mercs - never had any real issues with them but now I'd take a Lexus over a Merc any day of the week.

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What additional soundproofing did you do out of interest?

 

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On 1/19/2020 at 6:45 PM, Kevin Deasy said:

 

The car is far more expensive on fuel than my 220 CDI 9 speed (55 to 60 mpg) just driving it,the 300h is doing 33 / 38 mpg and that is trying,if I don't try it is 30 / 34,( imperial gallon) yet I would not go back to the Mercedes.It is a pity they don't make a plug in 300 H like Volve which would make the Lexus a real dream car.

Have you viewed the Lexus YouTube video on driving a hybrid. 

My 2017 RX450h over the 3300 miles I have owned it has averaged 35.67 mpg. I refuelled yesterday and the last tankful was 38.8mpg admittedly quite gently driven). These are tankful to tankful figures from my phone app so are accurate. 

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Glad you're enjoying the NX. 30/34 mpg sounds on the very low side, but there are several older threads on here about fuel consumption. Many owners report a big seasonal variation so your fuel economy may improve with warmer weather (in winter I usually average around 38 mpg, and 43 in summer). A plug-in version of the next generation (2021?) seems likely given that Toyota have launched a 302 bhp PHEV version of the new RAV4 and will bring it to the UK (and presumably to Ireland):

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motor-shows-la-motor-show/toyota-rav4-plug-hybrid-uk-details-confirmed

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On 1/19/2020 at 6:45 PM, Kevin Deasy said:

 

The car is far more expensive on fuel than my 220 CDI 9 speed (55 to 60 mpg) just driving it,the 300h is doing 33 / 38 mpg and that is trying,if I don't try it is 30 / 34,( imperial gallon) yet I would not go back to the Mercedes.It is a pity they don't make a plug in 300 H like Volve which would make the Lexus a real dream car.

Have you viewed the Lexus YouTube video on driving a hybrid. 

My 2017 RX450h over the 3300 miles I have owned it has averaged 35.67 mpg. I refuelled yesterday and the last tankful was 38.8mpg admittedly quite gently driven). These are tankful to tankful figures from my phone app so are accurate. 

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Just realised that Kevin is in  beautiful Wicklow. 

That might contribute towards his consumption figures being in such a mountainous area with the narrow roads, altitude and attendant hordes of tourists. 

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11 hours ago, Martin J said:

Glad you're enjoying the NX. 30/34 mpg sounds on the very low side, but there are several older threads on here about fuel consumption. Many owners report a big seasonal variation so your fuel economy may improve with warmer weather (in winter I usually average around 38 mpg, and 43 in summer). A plug-in version of the next generation (2021?) seems likely given that Toyota have launched a 302 bhp PHEV version of the new RAV4 and will bring it to the UK (and presumably to Ireland):

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motor-shows-la-motor-show/toyota-rav4-plug-hybrid-uk-details-confirmed

^^ This is roughly in line with what I achieve, and I agree 30/34 sounds quite low for an NX.

The economy you will get will also depend on the types of roads you regularly use. If I use the M4 for my daily commute and travel at higher speeds economy drops significantly to early 30s mpg. Use b-roads and lanes, which I do in Spring and Summer, and travel at 30-50 mph and I achieve mid-40s mpg without trying.

Surprised to read the OP thought extra soundproofing was necessary, as I find the NX very quiet as standard. I can only assume that coming from a saloon to an SUV was the 'issue' here?

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Thanks for all the replies,

1). It was better Sept /Oct around 38/ 45,I notice that the petrol starts and stays on for longer while it warms up.

I do 100 miles Motorway @ 65/70 and 120 miles local driving but no bad traffic.The car has only done 18,000 miles so I am hoping it might get a little better.

LIGHTS.--- my LED upgrade light bulbs arrived,they are fantastic,they have a perfect cut off so they don't affect oncoming cars.

the focus did not need to be changed they were the same.

they are not easy to fit,took a little modification.

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