The Emperor Habanero is a 4-door mid-size crossover SUV in GTA 5 and GTA Online based on Lexus RX. The Habanero appears to be based primarily on the 2004-2009 Lexus RX, but it is slightly bulkier and sits lower to the ground, resembling the Toyota Venza. The wheels resemble the design on the hybrid version of the former (RX 400h). Noticeable differences from the Lexus are front turn signal location (bottom edge as opposed to top corners), rear license plate location (bumper as opposed to trunk lid), and taillamps (red as opposed to silver).
The Emperor Habanero doesn’t do well off road due to its low ground clearance, and is more sport-oriented and features a slightly porky curb weight (for a small SUV). However, the Emperor Habanero is good for cruising around Liberty City and Los Santos. It may have the taillights reassembling 2005-2007 Mitsubishi Outlander‘s taillights. In GTA 5, the rear quarter window is no longer kinked upwards as on the Lexus, but rather straightened as on the Venza.
The Emperor Habanero is powered by a numb-feeling V6, paired to a 5 speed gearbox in an AWD configuration. Borrowing its specifications from the Lexus RX, the Habanero focuses more on stability and luxury rather than performance, leaving acceleration below average, with a decent top speed of 218 km/h. Although it sports an AWD configuration, off-roading in this vehicle leaves much to be desired, as sliding and spin-outs are common, and the ground clearance is minimal at best.
Braking is below average, due in part to constant front wheel lockup. ABS is strangely uncommon on most models. Handling at high speeds is fair, though the suspension does not perform as well as what would be expected. At slow speeds, it’s far too soft leading to body roll, while at high speeds it’s far too firm and unforgiving. Overall, the Emperor Habanero seems to be best suited for long-distance cruising between islands, or as a last resort mode of transportation.
GTA 5 Car: Emperor Habanero Detailed Info, Stats, and Location
Market: Los Santos Customs
Copy of Real Life vehicle:
Emperor Habanero Location in GTA 5 and GTA Online:
- Occasionally spawns driving around in Los Santos.
- Can be bought for $4200 in Los Santos Customs