It uses a mouse-style controller to operate audio, climate, navigation, and phone functions, and to tie into Entune, which is also standard. One main competitor is the 2013 Audi A8, which features a standard 3. That's for either the standard- or long-wheelbase edition, and they're figures close to those you'd earn in Toyota's Highlander. On a positive note, the shared controls are simple to understand and easy to use. Cars with the base suspension ride well but are a bit too soft for crisp handling response, and numb, light steering don't encourage enthusiasm. Controls for climate control and audio systems still have some dedicated buttons, however, meaning use of the electronic display screen can be minimized.
And there's progress, though not as much as the italicized, brushed-metal badging of the F Sport might promise. The entire front end looks sculpted and powerful rather than amorphous and anonymous, while the rear end has a more tailored and aggressive look than before. Revised steering offers improvements in accuracy and turn-in response. The cabin isn't extravagant with over the top materials, but it's dazzling in its obvious attention to finish and fit and detail. The carryover drivetrain adapts new controls to tackle that mission. Fuel economy ratings are 19 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highway, and 20 mpg in combined driving. Lexus also says it has updated its Lane-Keep System, which alerts the driver to an unintended lane change and can take action to prevent the car from unintentionally drifting into an adjacent lane.
Lexus has gone to extra lengths this year to mute the cabin even more than in the past--and then added some ambient exhaust noise back into the cabin on F Sport models. It's coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission, in rear-drive form or fitted with optional all-wheel drive in which case the engine makes 357 hp and slightly less torque, but gets a limited-slip differential with a torque bias of 40:60 that can vary from 30:70 to 50:50 depending on road conditions. It looked better than any Cadillac, proved more reliable than any Mercedes-Benz and cost less than almost any of its competitors. Downshift blipping are exclusive to the F Sport's flavor of this gearbox. It is a nearly ultimate boulevardier, its sophisticated technology and innovative hardware concealed from the driver by a façade of impeccable quality and subtle design. Nonetheless, knee and head room in front are still good.
The brake pedal is hyper sensitive, and combined with safety features designed to think for the driver, and sometimes second-guess the driver, I never got used to them. Amenities abound, including a 12. Now its time to give them bespoke interior components. The L trim level is a long-wheelbase mode for a little extra cabin space, but it also sprinkles in a few extra features. Call us at 425-533-2147 for Help with any of our departments. The Remote Touch allows the user to operate the climate, audio, phone controls, navigation system and more. A chrome-plated bar running along the bottom edge of the rear bumper accentuates the lowered center of gravity.
A next-generation Remote Touch, with one-push confirmation, is standard on all models and enables smooth, intuitive control of many vehicle systems. It's just a bit more assertive, with light feel and just a suggestion of feedback. It's distinguished, finally, by its own distinctive styling notes, not graced by elegant echoes of others. The front seats have been revamped and have excellent support and power adjustments in just about every direction; F Sport versions have somewhat more bolstering, but they're great for long trips. Wer're not in love with Lexus' printed aluminum F Sport trim, though, and we'd love to see the Hybrid's bamboo trim offered on the non-hybrid sedan.
It looked better than any Cadillac, proved more reliable than any Mercedes-Benz and cost less than almost any of its competitors. My test car did not have this feature. The driver-focused interior integrates modern refinement with intuitive technology. It comes filled to the brim with features that would satisfy even the most discerning buyer. Prices shown are manufacturers suggested retail price and do not include dealer installed accessories. Beyond the luxurious rear-seat-focused Executive pack, options include a suite of nanny tech such as blind-spot monitoring, dynamic cruise control, a collision-avoidance system, and driver-attention monitoring.
There's a gaping lower bumper up front, large fender vents behind the front wheels, and a trunk-mounted spoiler and lower diffuser out back. That means the Optitron gauge cluster and the new 12. This year, it adds an F Sport model that's aimed primarily at its hard-charging German luxosedan competition, and it aims to capture some of their handling precision through the miracle of electronic controls. Plus, there are unnecessarily inexpensive bits and pieces, like the overhead grip hinge covers, the creaking plastic rearview mirror housing, and the flimsy-feeling cupholder cover. The same computational processes adjust the steering effort and engine and throttle responses according to driver settings. Lexus fits more standard safety gear than is required.
Love it or loathe it, the Lexus family spindle grille has arrived. In all-wheel-drive models, the engine is detuned to 360 horsepower and 347 pound-feet of torque. Matte Bamboo trim is now available with Parchment or Black interior with semi-aniline leather trim. The L model has a 4. Enjoy a seamless, transparent luxury buying experience at Lexus of Bellevue and Lexus Plus. Lexus Enform® with App Suite leverages the customers' mobile phone technology to provide a new level of connectivity and information management.
The full-hybrid system can operate for short distances, almost silently, on electric power alone. The parts it chooses to use are refined, but they look exactly like what one might find inside a Toyota. Trunk space is good at 18 cubic feet, and hybrids now have 10. Passengers won't have any issues with space or comfort. . Switching to Comfort mode only brings more of this isolation, ironing out road imperfections so they can only be heard through the big wheels and tires, not actually felt.
A number of well-placed buttons on the steering wheel and instrument panel enable the direct control of frequently used functions e. The spacious cabin is immediately noticeable in front, where Lexus' redesigned seats also distance themselves from the flatter, less shapely chairs of last year's version. Acceleration is quick; Lexus claims a 0-60 mph run of 5. The F Sport also features a that increases engine noise in the cabin under hard acceleration. The base versions without air suspension offer electronic control of transmission, revised electric power steering, and throttle in Eco, Normal, and Sport modes.