For my career I have sold over 10,000 cars so I hope to bring you far more insight than you might ever know to even ask. An F-Sport Package adds a host of appearance upgrades, including sport suspension, special steering tuning, and larger 18-inch wheels, to rear-wheel drive models with the automatic transmission. Park assist and 18-inch wheels are optional. Test drivers praised the for its powerful upper-level V6, agile handling and comfortable ride over uneven roads. Along with the Mercedes-Benz 190E, the segment really arrived in 1982 with the launch of the much-heralded and often imitated, though never quite duplicated, E30… In observance of National Donut Day last week, we bring you this clip from Guinness World Records. Lexus quotes a zero-to-60 time of 8.
Some apps track your performance and fuel economy while others help you find the best deal on a pre-owned car. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. Remedy Toyota will notify owners, and Lexus dealers will install new wiper arm nuts, free of charge. Though a compact sport-sedan, the rear seat had adequate room for adults, with even my six-foot four father able to comfortably sit in back. However, the ride is stiff and the steering lacks feedback. A lot of extra space, actually. Despite looking like an idiot with the the top down, both windows up, and the heat on full blast, I had to experience the car in full so I could report it to you, faithful Automoblog readers.
Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. I would definitely recommend a backup camera, ours lacked that feature. Some reviewers found that the available navigation system complicates audio and climate controls. There is a trunk-pass through in the rear seats, and an armrest with a storage box. Overall the car has been everything I was hoping for as far as reliability, performance and size. Front seats are well contoured and firmly padded, but backseat space is tight. Not only is that a small displacement number for a V6, but the power was lacking compared to other V6 engines.
These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. 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. Love that I can bluetooth my phone to my car for music and hands-free calls. Be sure to check the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price to determine what customers are paying in your market area. Yet perception still is part of the quality equation in motor cars, particularly in the luxury sport marketplace, where being pampered often takes a back seat to performance. Send Kelsey an Hide full review.
Lexus offers the usual gamut of luxury options, from heated and ventilated front seats to a power rear sunshade. Love the heated and cooled seats. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. Performance is crisp, styling is attractive and long-term reliability is well ahead of the German competition. That record was recently broken — now standing at 57… What a difference a year makes.
The optional Mark Levinson stereo, however, is worth skipping. Thankfully, despite updates to the front and rear fascias in 2011 its stylistic integrity hasn't been diminished; this remains a very tasteful execution of an established formula. For all other models, a Luxury Package, and navigation package add extra goodies. Beyond that, the decisions are already made, with little to add to an already well-equipped platform. It has mostly everything the driver will every need suck as navigation, heated seats, a mighty V-6 engine, soft leather seats, etc, etc.
We highlight these and other trends while uncovering the benefits and drawbacks of the latest car technology. Bluetooth hands-free capability is included across the model line, and upgrades include a nav system, retractable moonroof, ventilated front seats, dynamic radar cruise control, adaptive front lighting, and a backup camera. I am truly thankful for the hundreds of thousands of views and more importantly, perhaps much more importantly, I am honored to have been viewed in over 200 countries around the world. Click for a full list of features. Lexus has some catching up to do. Other Cars to Consider Reviewers said the has great driving dynamics for the class, with planted, agile handling, powerful brakes and precise steering.
Acceleration is quick, and fuel economy is commendable. Some product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. All-wheel drive is available for the sedan version only. Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. My only gripe involves , which was noticeable in both our cars.