Lexus RX Owners Manual (RX450h): Driving mode select switch

The driving modes can be selected to suit driving conditions.

Vehicles without Adaptive Variable Suspension System

Lexus RX. Using the driving support systems

  1. Normal mode
    Provides an optimal balance of fuel economy, quietness, and dynamic performance.

    Suitable for city driving.
    Press the switch to change the driving mode to normal mode when Eco drive mode or sport mode is selected.

  2. Eco drive mode
    Helps the driver accelerate in an eco-friendly manner and improve fuel economy through moderate throttle characteristics and by controlling the operation of the air conditioning system (heating/cooling).
    When not in Eco drive mode, if the driving mode select switch is turned to the left, the Eco drive mode indicator will come on.
  3. Sport mode
    Controls the hybrid system to provide quick, powerful acceleration. This mode also changes the steering feel, making it suitable for when agile driving response is desired, such as when driving on roads with many curves.
    When not in sport mode, if the driving mode select switch is turned to the right, the "SPORT" indicator will comes on.

Vehicles with Adaptive Variable Suspension System

Lexus RX. Using the driving support systems

  1. Normal mode/Customized mode
    Normal mode and customized mode are selected by pressing the driving mode select switch. Each time the switch is pressed, the driving mode changes between normal mode and customized mode. When customized mode is selected, the "CUSTOMIZE" indicator will be illuminated.
    When Eco drive mode or sport mode is selected, pressing the switch changes the driving mode to normal mode.
    • Normal mode
      Provides an optimal balance of fuel economy, quietness, and dynamic performance.

      Suitable for city driving.

    • Customized mode
      Allows you to drive with the following functions set to your preferred settings.
      Customized mode settings can only be changed on the drive mode customization display of the audio system screen.

Lexus RX. Using the driving support systems

  1. Eco drive mode
    Helps the driver accelerate in an eco-friendly manner and improve fuel economy through moderate throttle characteristics and by controlling the operation of the air conditioning system (heating/cooling).
    When not in Eco drive mode, if the driving mode select switch is turned to the left, the Eco drive mode indicator will come on.
  2. Sport mode
    • SPORT S mode
      Controls the hybrid system to provide quick, powerful acceleration. This mode is suitable for when agile driving response is desired, such as when driving on roads with many curves.
      When not in SPORT S mode, if the driving mode select switch is turned to the right, the "SPORT S" indicator will come on.
    • SPORT S+ mode
      Helps to ensure steering performance and driving stability by simultaneously controlling the steering and suspension in addition to the hybrid system.

      Suitable for sportier driving.
      When in SPORT S mode, if the driving mode select switch is turned to the right, the "SPORT S+" indicator will come on.

■ Operation of the air conditioning system in Eco drive mode Eco drive mode controls the heating/cooling operations and fan speed of the air conditioning system to enhance fuel efficiency. To improve air conditioning performance, adjust the fan speed or turn off Eco drive mode.

■ Automatic deactivation of sport mode and customized mode If the power switch is turned off after driving in sport mode or customized mode, the drive mode will be changed to normal mode.

■ Driving mode pop-up display (12.3-inch display only) When the driving mode is changed, the selected driving mode will be temporarily displayed on the side display.

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