Great exterior styling, a luxurious tech savvy interior, wonderful performance and proven reliability means that this is an automobile that will provide consumers with a very nice alternative to segment competitors. Almost feels like it had turbo lag. Inside, there's push-button start with keyless entry, Bluetooth and programmable Lexus Personalized Settings that allow certain electronic settings to be tailored to the owner's preference. In terms of actually driving the car, this car has a split personality. The infotainment system features a reconfigurable home screen, 3D building icons and the Lexus Enform mobile application suite — all certain to prove worthwhile. A blacked out lower rear fascia and twin chrome tipped exhaust ports help to round out a very stylish body. Check owner's manual for specific recommendations.
If you like small, sporty cars and genuinely like driving, you will love this car. Very hard to get in. We have offered premium sealing solutions for more than 75 years. As expected, the detail fit-and-finish is precisely impeccable. Remote Touch is kinda gimmicky but works with practice.
Steering precision and feel is good for an electric-boost system. See your dealer for details. As is, it is too long, which will interfere with the timing gear when it's installed, and must be trimmed. While the all-wheel drive's extra foul-weather traction is a nice feature, the rear-drive model's driving dynamics make it the enthusiast's pick. However, when you dip into the gas pedal, the engine gets louder and better-sounding! In all-wheel drive models, though, driver and passenger footwell areas are somewhat compromised by a center tunnel expanded to accommodate the transfer case. Sculpted sides and pointed tail lights give a dynamic feel to the profile, while the simple, clean rear end finishes the new look on a tight and tidy note. Prestone provides protection up to 5 years or 150,000 miles when flushed and filled according to directions.
Seats are comfortable, though F Sport models could use even more bolstering to keep the driver in place during aggressive maneuvers. The efficiency outlook is a bit more bleak for the V-6s. The only positive aspect in regards to this car is its reliability history. The steering is also fairly sporty, with a heavy, but not too heavy, weight, and very good precision. See your dealer for details.
Bottom Line This will repair the crankshaft on a Honda Civic but is best installed with the crankshaft out of the engine. The interior and exterior trim is gorgeous, it handles fabulous, has tons of quickness, and is extremely comfortable. Featuring both port and direct injection, the engine has a reputation for being smooth, quiet, and powerful. There was also fussy transmission performance in uphill driving, when slight variations in throttle produced nearly constant shifting—the only way to avoid this irritation was to shift manually with paddles. Multiple drive modes enable the driver to choose his or her level of aggressiveness, and the transmission is one of many systems in the vehicle that respond to the driver's settings in order to create the proper driving mood. Content changes for 2016 mostly affect the various available option packages. The engine note is even quite subdued.
You will bump your head many times. First of all, the cupholders are a bit inconveniently placed - behind the passenger's elbow. At the rear, the taillights wrap around the sides to form a noticeable spike, and the duct just behind the front fender can seem a bit awkward from some angles. It encompasses half the front end and is flanked on both sides by some very stealthy looking bodywork. There's little play in neutral. Little details abound; the wind-cheating underbody panels and vortex generators on the outside mirrors and taillights that improve aerodynamics. Drive Mode Select offers customizable ride and handling qualities, and there are available high tech features like casual-language voice recognition.
Inside, a tiered dashboard adds an upscale feel to the design, while the center stack's controls are simple and cleanly laid out. The 306-hp V-6, on the other hand, was responsive and had plenty of power for passing and accelerating. Vehicle feels like a turbo engine when it is not. Outside, Lexus Crafted Line models feature Ultra White paint with contrasting Obsidian Black accents including… Despite generally booming sales so far this year, the auto industry continues to find itself in a state of transition. Rear seating is adequate for full-size adults and trunk storage space comes in at 10. See your dealer for details. Even so, this car has impressed me with its quality interior, composed yet involved driving feel, amenities for the price, and strikingly sporty appearance which is better in person than photos.
The Lexus Enform system with safety connect not only lets you monitor your vehicle from your mobile device, but also gives you subscription free access to some of your favorite online apps. It does, though, display a quirk we've noticed in other Lexus model with the same powertrain: a noticeable delay while the turbocharger and transmission decide how to react to a gas pedal pressed to the floor. Interior materials look and feel refined and high-quality. The simple dash was given a more modern look, with multiple levels, becoming almost busy in appearance. The interior is not very pleasing either aside for the instrument cluster. F Sport models get an all-black mesh grille inside the spindle shape, creating a gaping, aggressive maw. A proper fit is ensured, every time.
In the end, I went with the car that I liked the most along with what I thought would be the most reliable vehicle in the long run. It comes only with rear-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and three drive modes: Eco, Normal, and Sport—though cars with the F Sport package gain an extra Sport S+ mode. The steering feels like a machine tool, the brakes soak off speed, the tires get a handshake with asphalt, and the strong, responsive engines drive it down the straights or up the hills with smooth, committed purpose. It's available only with all-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Not much to say here, its very tight in the rear seats, quite an un-engaging drive in comparison to the competition. In addition, the steering wheel is covered in soft leather, and even the back of the shift knob gets the same treatment. Our engineers design these parts with tolerance on specific characteristics.
This may not be the fastest sport sedan available, but it feels fast. A Mark Levinson audio system can be added, bringing with it 15 speakers and 7. The driver will likely be able to adapt over time. Overall cabin volume is also up significantly, thanks to the extra leg room, plus an extra inch of head room. Second, the voice recognition seems below average so far, requiring multiple attempts from time to time.