A correction feature offsets the effects of crosswinds, making small steering adjustments automatically. Passing ability, especially on two-lane hills, goes from maybe to no problem. But it was hardly a spartan vehicle with its standard leather upholstery, wood trim, power seats, sunroof, climate control, 10-speaker sound-system, and more. This is something other than the usual three-box sedan design; if not the originator of the four-door coupe, then certainly a stepping stone in the evolution of the aesthetic. The driver uses this screen to operate the audio system, climate control, and optional navigation system with backup camera, although many functions are duplicated with nearby buttons on the dashboard. This works especially well on winding roads.
The ride is comfortable, the cornering competent and the brakes fade-free. The chunky shape of the C-pillar and the tiny trunklid on the Lexus make it look fat and squatty. The camera will go dark,. The sum of all these parts is a whole car that is a delight to drive. I don't see how you could be unhappy with a car like this. With most ordinary cars, you can't hear your phone ring when you're listening to your music. I chose obsidian which is a gorgeous jet-black color with black leather interior and chrome wheels, and I constantly catch other drivers checking out my car as I'm going down the highway.
Something had to be done. The design is perhaps a little predictable, yet the combination of this sleek shape and careful work to reduce aerodynamic turbulence beneath the car has produced a remarkably low 0. The transmission is the six-speed automatic that shifted seamlessly in the less powerful car. The guess here is that its engine compartment will soon get an upgrade to the 4. I did own it and with kids it was tight, I did have issues with squeeking breaks and dealer could not fix and admitted to ongoing issue. Big 18-inch wheels are available.
Even during a morning commute, you can seize a few moments of driving enjoyment. They should fix the problem regardless of how much it costs, and how much humble pie they have to eat. The car simply does not inspire aggressive driving so much as it encourages long-distance cruising. Req's Extra Cost Customer Paid Subscription. For example, before my girlfriends and I go out, we stick our purses in the trunk while we're still inside the car from a pass-through in the backseat and lock it, then we lock the glove department and hand the valet the plastic part of the key so they can't access our valuables.
I found an aftermarket repair shop to replace the the touch potion after I removed it from the car. The independent suspension, speed-sensitive power steering and all-wheel antilock brakes contribute to the cars semi-sporty qualifications. Across the dash panel, each gauge, button, knob, lever and wheel is clearly identified by easily read words or symbols, so you can intuitively grasp the meaning. However, its comfortable ride, roominess, and great seats compensates for its shortfalls. Its fundamental sense of balance makes driving enjoyable, yet its resilient ride and quiet cabin can take the sting out of commuting. In particular, the all-wheel-drive model feels surprisingly alert and maneuverable thanks to its rear-biased power delivery and the added horsepower of the new 3.
Its Variable Gear Ratio Steering reduces the amount of steering lock not just steering effort at very low speeds and accelerates the steering effect as the wheel approaches full lock. For added performance, the transmission includes a sport mode that enables you to manually make sequential shifts with the console-mounted gear lever. Also, you never have to fiddle with pressing a button on a remote or search for your keys to get into your car. It's incredibly fast for a four-door car. There is hardly any road noise, and you can barely tell it's even running while you're idling.
Then when you're done talking, you press a button to hang up, and your music resumes. But inside was much better. Voice recognition makes the system a hands-free experience for the experienced user, while Spanish has finally been added to the selection of text languages, which also includes English and French. It was very solid on the road, no shakes or slides, and no rattles. This is an all-around great performer, but it does want for a bit more verve and style.
Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. The wireless locks were a bit perplexing: push the door-handle-mounted button, try to open, squeeze again, then give up and press the button on the fob. Transmission 6-speed sequential-shift electronically controlled automatic Drive Type std. The suspension configuration delivers optimal suspension geometry for good handling, while gas-charged dampers and coil springs promote a resilient, long-legged ride. This is a significant increase over the previous model's 245-bhp V-6, and the 5. A merely adequate 245 horsepower has been replaced by a confidence inspiring 303. Open any one of the four doors you've got standard keyless entry, so don't worry about having to unlock the car , and you're greeted by stainless-steel scuff plates, the scent of leather and cut-pile carpeting, and the gleam of highly burnished hardwood trim.
Interior and comfort features all got high marks from owners. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. Lexus has attempted to fix this problem, but when you pay this much for a car, you shouldn't have to deal with something like this. I feel like I have it all with this car. The ride is comfortable, but no better than its competitors.