What does it cost to own? I actually felt like it was too small for my life. A few individual options are offered a la carte, including a new power tailgate with a kick sensor, a power moonroof, parking assist, and a navigation system that comes this year with a 10. What's it like to drive? I guess it's down to lack of discounting and relatively poor residuals pushing up the rates. Finally comfort package adds various memory functions to the seats, a HomeLink built-in garage remote, a power tilt and telescoping steering column and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a compass feature. And that's one aspect we never get to experience as journalists. But I did mostly drive it in the confines of the city.
The Navigation package features a voice-activated navigation system, but also adds a touchpad to help control the system, as well as a host of other technology features. Carpet-grazing throttle inputs are rewarded with an unpleasant flurry of revs, so smooth, quick progress is a matter of conserving momentum and gently massaging power out of the Hybrid Drive when you can. Options include a Mark Levinson premium audio system, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated and ventilated front seats, a power liftgate, navigation with a 10. Body roll is correspondingly lessened, though not entirely absent in what remains a tall utility vehicle. Meanwhile in the back seat my legs touch the seat-back when I sit behind my driving position I am tall at 191cm, though , but headroom even with the optional sunroof or moonroof, as calls it is good. And a few others, such as the standard Lexus Display Audio with its 7-inch screen, voice recognition and the ability to divide the screen into three sections.
But maybe we shouldn't tell that to the Internet. The last of those reiterates speed limits and such on the infotainment display. To have what I like in a car I had to go up the range. Potholes are the death of sexy tires. Just like race cars, the pedals and footrest are drilled aluminum—ahem. There is little leg space in the back seats when sitting behind my driving position. The gaping spindle grille is now more aggressive, and flanked by more deeply recessed air intakes.
Strut Suspension Type - Rear Data Unavailable Suspension Type - Rear Cont. How much fuel does it consume? In the city, sidewall deflection is a good thing. The F Sport also adds an impression of sportiness, using on-demand active sound control that amplifies the engine note through the cabin. The radio system has great sound using Bluetooth music from my Samsung S9. A mix of fuel-economy-maximizing engine settings and turbo lag means delays in power delivery in most cases, so the driver ends up accelerating harder and producing exaggerated power delivery when it finally arrives. The 4,180-pound curb weight probably doesn't help in that regard.
See your dealer for details. Obnoxious and irritating in equal measure. Power is sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Remote Touch Interface uses a touch-pad controller that's slightly less fiddly than the mouse-like shuttle in other Lexus vehicles. Servicing is recommended every 12 months or 15,000km.
Thanks to its lowest as-tested price, confident handling, well-crafted interior, and low ownership costs. Data Unavailable Third Leg Room in. The driving experience is frustrating and effortless almost in equal measure. But I can't tell people to buy a car that makes them take their eyes off the road that much just to fiddle with the radio or work the nav. It depends on your priorities.
What safety equipment is fitted? Also, as far as hybrid systems go, this one is more of a mild hybrid, with less emphasis on utter economy. The Comfort package adds heated and ventilated front seats, electrochromic mirrors, and blind-spot alert with rear cross-traffic monitoring. But that's just how I feel. We gave it extra points for good standard equipment, good optional equipment, and its enlarged 8. The sales and after-sales experience is tremendously good. On or off, the sound is perfectly natural—and the additional engine noise, on nice mountain curves, makes a driver feel sportier.
An F Sport option package is again available; it turns up the aggression with its black mesh grille and different wheels. The Luxury package adds leather upholstery, a power liftgate, interior wood trim, and the self-dimming mirrors and blind-spot warning. And if you are planning to go to sleep at the wheel, a cofin would be a more appropriate option. Coming standard is a 10. To get the best out of the Hybrid Drive powertrain — a system consisting of a four-cylinder petrol engine, an electric drive motor and a slave motor, all permitted to spin independently through a planetary gearset — you have to play by its rules.