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 |  Nov 24 2011, 4:05 PM

8. Lexus RX

 

The Lexus RX slots in at number 8, and for good reason. Look past the fancy badge and well-appointed interior and the RX is basically a Toyota Highlander with some extra trimmings – which is in itself a Toyota Camry. The RX’s popularity, as well as its already profitable underpinnings are big boosts to Toyota’s bottom line.

  • Rob

    so basically all full-size trucks?
    I would have to think that as gas prices rises, these will become less profitable.

    is the profit driven by volume? or just by mark-up?

  • http://autoguide.com Derek Kreindler

    It’s a mix of both. In some cases its volume, in other cases (premium cars) it’s markup. Others, like the BMWs, split the difference between those factors.

    The pickups are sensitive to economic factors, as we saw 2008…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7RENAJWD64GGJ33JQ2ZCCZ246E Michael

    bought me a ford truck just the other day broke down on the side of the road started on fire ! total loss! so much for buying new!