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Back in the good old days, buyers of the Lexus RX 400h hybrid could only order the luxury SUV in all-wheel-drive. (Man, 2005 seems like it was just yesterday.) For 2006, however, Lexus is offering its swankiest of hybrid crossovers (ok, only one) in front-drive, for those believing traction standard-bearing is something best left to the ones leading the parade. The Toyota division is also cutting the base price of the all-wheel version. (Psych! it's making the nav system and backup camera optional equipment.) The 2006 FWD model starts at $45,355 and the AWD at $46,755.

Toyota Draws Fire from Enviro Group for Power Hybrids [internal]