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Real Wheels Washington Post November 6 2015

Good Morning Warren and Friends,

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on November 6, 2015

What a beautiful week on your side of the Nation. I’ve been in North Carolina for the last couple of days, and I have had a wonderful time.  I flew in to drive the all-new Lexus SUV Rx 350 and RX 450. Both were great driving vehicles, but Holly and I decided that we would buy the RX350 and/or the Lexus RX 450h (hybrid) F-Sport.

This is the first time Lexus has had an F-sport hybrid, and it is a joy to drive.

It takes a few minutes to figure it out, but basically if it is a hybrid look for the blue in the Lexus emblem on the front of the SUV that has the honeycomb front (they are actually Ls and Fs if you look closely).

Your Eastern fall colors are beautiful. If you want to stay at a hotel that pays attention to detail and has a local and National curated art show stay at the Umstead Hotel and Spa. It’s minutes away from the Raleigh Durham airport.

Last night we drove an hour to eat at a place I would recommend to anyone that is driving this way on Highway 95, stop and drive into Rocky Mount, NC to the Prime Smokehouse.

Ed Wiley III got his cooking skills from his renowned saxophonist father, Ed Wiley Jr. Order the brisket, the 7 cheese macaroni, and collard greens and you will be so happy.

About the 2016 Lexus RX 350

Horsepower 295 hp @ 6,300 rpm

Torque 267 lb.-ft. @ 4,700 rpm

Estimated Fuel Economy* (City/Hwy/Combined) 19/26/22(AWD) 20/28/23(FWD)

2016 Lexus RX 350 FWD: $41,900

2016 Lexus RX 350 AWD: $43,300

2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport AWD: $49,125

2016 Lexus RX 450h

259 hp @ 6,000 rpm (308 horsepower including hybrid drive)

247 lb.-ft. @ 4,800 rpm (not including hybrid drive)

Estimated Fuel Economy* (City/Hwy/Combined) FWD – 31/30/30 AWD – 30/28/30

2016 Lexus RX 450h FWD: $52,235

2016 Lexus RX 450h AWD: $53,635

2016 Lexus RX 450h F-Sport AWD: $57,045

Let’s chat about cars.

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Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on November 6, 2015

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.