It turns into curves crisply, and will hustle along surprisingly quickly without compromising passenger comfort. Special thanks to Charles Raslina who accommodated our requests and spoke our native language to help us to make the process pleasant and stress-free. I do not exceed average height or weight making this car very comfortable for me and almost all of my passengers. Beginning with 2015 models built after September 2014, the front-end and door frame structure was modified to improve occupant protection in small overlap frontal crashes. I bought this car in Feb 2016, brand new with 3 miles on it. In a 2011 First Drive review, we said that the car has a smoother, more comfortable ride and a quieter cabin.
The rear window has an unusual appearance, wrapping around into the rear pillars, and a long spoiler extends the roof line well over the short tailgate. And under any type of driving, maximum power comes with a surprisingly loud engine roar. The dealer became furious upset!! Yet you'd be hard-pressed to tell. Only a few bits of hard plastic detract from the rich materials quality on the wide console and well-laid-out dashboard. Some pluses: it doesn't require premium fuel; it's unique because there are so few of them on the road; and driving is lively in Sport mode. Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags Wheelbase 102 in. But if you expect a Lexus experience in a small package, chances are you'll be disappointed.
That's a bargain, really, so this is one of those instances where we say go ahead and splurge! It's sporty looking, which I love, but it is not the speediest car out there. My son is 6' tall and found it a bit cramped for a 2 hour drive. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests. Transaction was smooth from start to finish. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength. It actually works pretty well, despite the somewhat unlikely combination of high-efficiency hybrid and sporty driving. There's only really enough height for grocery bags before the view rearward through the slit-like tailgate window starts to be impeded by whatever you put in the load bay.
For 2016, there are only minor feature updates, following a refresh of the front styling for 2014 that added the so-called spindle grille common to all new Lexus models. The pendant-style parking brake carried over from lesser Toyotas conveys a 1970s feeling, and a few cheap-looking plastics on the center console feel hollow, and just aren't up to the luxury level of the rest of the interior. Our premium service shop provides everything your car needs from the inside out. Problem was that I live in Minnesota, not Chicago and would have to traveling a great distance for a car I had not seen other than in pics, potentially risking wasting a great deal of time and money. In the early 1990s, he was part of a team that built a solar-electric race car from scratch.
Powertrain output totals 134 horsepower. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. And Lexus dealers offer a further list of items under the F-Sport label that can further upgrade the car's appearance and improve roadholding and handling. All Lexus cars come with an overall sense of just being nice, which of course is part of the Lexus bargain. Excellent setting and no hassle purchase and dealing with Edgar.
Came away with excellent customer experience so much so that we would visit this dealership again for vehicle purchase even though it an hours way away!! The optional dynamic cruise control is combined with a Pre-Collision System that warns of an impending crash. Back seats offer acceptable, but hardly expansive, space. A pair of motor-generators can power the car alone at low speeds, add torque to supplement the engine output, and act as generators to recharge the nickel-metal-hydride battery pack under the rear load deck on engine overrun and during regenerative braking. But if you can ignore a disapproving Eco gauge, the car gets considerably peppier when you switch into the Sport mode. It doesn't really live up to expectations.
I also test drove 6 other cars that day and had it narrowed down between the Chevy Volt and. Nonetheless, it's a sharp and classy way to get around town, although the fuel-conscious 17-inch wheels look a little dopey. Smartphone control of certain features is available through the subscription-based Lexus Enform Remote service. There is no storage of any kind for the rear passengers. Mike in Finance was superb and so easy going gentlemen! I also test drove 6 other cars that day and had it narrowed down between the Chevy Volt and this car. No question, there is a need out there for a plusher Toyota Prius, combining fuel economy and versatility with added luxury.
Driving impressions by John Voelcker, The Car Connection. Personally, I like it but I completely understand why. The cabin materials are rich and soothing—mostly—but there are some dissonant details. Adaptive cruise control is bundled together with the Pre-Collision system. I bought this car in Feb 2016, brand new with 3 miles on it. This gasoline-hybrid drive generates just 134 hp, but offers good torque from the combination of its engine and electric motors. The front seats offer plenty of side support for those times you decide to drive aggressively, and the bright gauges and big multifunction display look high-tech.
While the Prius, with the same 98-horsepower 1. Seats may be trimmed with black NuLuxe or perforated leather. It also includes a sport-tuned suspension. Also standard are a rear spoiler, NuLuxe-trimmed seats, power front seats, and six-speaker audio. A continuously variable transmission sends power to the front wheels, with no paddle shifters to simulate the gears in a conventional transmission. With a stiff ride, noisy and extremely tight cabin, this stylish, green hatchback can be taxing.
We invite you to visit Lexus of Edmonton conveniently located on 170th street in Edmonton, Alberta to test drive one of the great new Lexus models we have in stock! There's even an F-Sport model that adds stiffer springs, dampers and anti-roll bars, albeit at the expense of the ride quality. The side curtain airbag deployed and had sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. Many of the options can be purchased as packages that bundle common items together. Very smooth and quick process. Changes in recent years that have kept it current include digital screens in the dashboard display that have been updated and a new steering wheel.