It's packaged with the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control feature, which uses radar to detect obstacles out in front. They were about to close, but was willilng to talk to me, but you could still tell that calling them during regular business hours would be best. The Brake Upgrade features six-piston fixed calipers and drilled cast-iron rotors with a patented internal-fin design mounted on anodized aluminum hubs. In light- and medium-load conditions, these additional injectors help produce a precise burn, optimizing power and efficiency. There's also a navigation system with live traffic data, and the Lexus Enform suite of services available through subscription allows weather sports, and stock information, turn-by-turn guidance, or roadside assistance.
Its 10 amplifier channels provide 300 watts total output at 0. In addition to the sedan, a convertible model is available, as well as the performance-oriented , which is reviewed separately. Most competing sedans offer one with their larger engines. The navigation system is also available as a stand-alone option, as are the bi-xenon headlights and Intuitive park assist. And it showed typical torque converter sluggishness when responding to heavy accelerator input, with a little lag between gear changes. After owning a handful of cars from the Fatherland.
That said, these sedans have seen some minor updates, including improved handling, revised styling, and an upgraded interior a couple of years ago. The back seat is not commodious, with rear legroom at a premium, though there is a car seat anchor for the little one. With the top up, they look like coupes. The package also adds F Sport badging to the steering wheel, shift knob and doorsill scuff plates. The multi-information display located within the speedometer integrates a trip computer and an oil-maintenance reminder and system warnings, all grouped in one convenient location. Gets a full five stars in crash tests.
Lexus offers the usual gamut of luxury options, from heated and ventilated front seats to a power rear sunshade. The nuts that fasten the wiper arms may be insufficiently torqued such that if the wiper arms are restricted by an external load, such as a buildup of heavy snow, one or both of the wipers may become inoperative. On automatic convertibles, a collision warning system comes with the optional adaptive cruise control. Though the front seats are roomy and well-padded, headroom borders on tight in front, while the rear seats are cramped and short on headroom and legroom both. Send Kelsey an Hide full review. What's it like to drive? Toyota's numbers for interim notification for this campaign are G1P Toyota Zone A , G1R Toyota Zone B , G2G Lexus Zone A , and G2H Lexus Zone B.
Is it value for money? Inside, special F Sport heated front seats feature a special microfiber insert and leather side bolsters to provide more grip for the driver and passenger during cornering. It reminded me of a Mercedes-Benz C240 — the cheapest six-cylinder Mercedes of its time, discontinued in 2006. Frankly it felt better than that, but the instruments don't lie. Figured she would never know that I slipped an extra 100 or so ponies in on her. Robert was prompt in returning my call and got me all the info I needed about the vehicle.
After owning a handful of cars from the Fatherland. An electric motor provides a power-steering boost, and Lexus did a tremendous job of tuning it for road feel and precise turn-in. The onscreen interface needs a design update. The system normally sends 70 percent of available power to the rear wheels to provide the performance advantages of a rear-drive car and will vary the torque-split ratio from 30:70 to 50:50 in response to driving conditions and driver input. Wood and aluminum trims, along with new silver-finished trim for the steering wheel, gauge cluster, and the area above the glovebox, add some richness. Is it perfect no, but I only avoided giving it five stars because of the following.
The Bad Choppy playback made iPod integration unlistenable. We've always had a secret hankering for one of these cars. Lexus' rear-wheel drive sports sedan. Look at it this way. The choppy iPod playback proved troubling, and we don't know why Lexus can't make the stereo mute when route guidance speaks up. Inherently good design inside and out explains some of that. In addition to an outstanding appearance, it delivers a powerful, sport-tuned exhaust sound while complying with established sound-level standards and does not affect emissions compliance.
Is it perfect no, but I only avoided giving it five stars because of the following. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. Lexus has some catching up to do. Only 175 of them will be built. We spent more time using the Bluetooth streaming stereo connection. When installed by an authorized dealer, the accessories are covered by warranty for 12 months or for the balance of the new car warranty, whichever is greater.
A dual exhaust system reduces backpressure at higher engine speeds. Bright, clear Optitron gauges and smartly integrated metallic trim, or available Bird's-eye Maple trim, contribute to an elegant yet sporty environment. The optional Mark Levinson stereo, however, is worth skipping. Lexus, however, looks to be on the verge of a product renaissance, in the vein of what happened to the brand mid-decade. While F Sport package doesn't extend to the engine, which uses the same 204-horsepower 2. Lexus makes stock prices and sports scores available in a safe manner. Turn guidance graphics are big and detailed.
If you want to get a more aggressive appearance to the car, there is also a lowering spring set that gets the vehicle down one inch in the front and rear. More sophisticated braking and electronic stability systems augment its additional performance. We were impressed with how well it balanced frequency response, while at the same time producing solid, detailed sound. The power-adjustable front seats are supportive and generally comfortable, and their long adjustment range should accommodate adults up to the low-6-foot range — backseat space be damned. The exterior mirrors integrate turn signals. Available equipment includes heated and ventilated front seats, a 14-speaker Mark Levinson stereo, navigation, park assist and a backup camera.