Lexus added a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine for the 2016 model year, but the 2017 changes mostly revolve around added equipment. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. Though rear head room is reasonable for adults of average height, knee room is at a premium for a mid-size sedan. The trunk's opening is wide, and while the cargo area is somewhat shallow, there is a pass-through for longer items. The sport seats in F Sport cars could use additional bolstering, though, for spirited maneuvers. This engine is definitely stronger on torque from about 3,000 rpm and above, and its 8-speed automatic transmission works well with the engine to make this model fully competitive on the numbers. Options include a navigation system featuring a 12.
The gauges are big, crisp, and clear, and high-grade plastic trim dominates the dash, from the console coverings to the metallic highlights that surround an analog clock that is stylish but difficult to read at a glance. The well-executed power steering keeps the base car pleasant, nimble, and communicative, while offering a composed ride. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. As such, it fights the big three Germans: the , and , and must see off bothersome upstarts in the shape of the , and on a very rare occasion, the. Perhaps the addition of direct injection—a feature found in most other 4-cylinder turbos, especially from luxury brands—would help.
We do have an obsession with looking at cars from the point of view of buyers, a task helped by having a small team who have lived lives outside the world of cars before they came here. The car received additional structural reinforcements to improve body stiffness and handling, Lexus says, while more dashboard insulation aimed to hush engine noise. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. See your dealer for details. This information is supplied for personal use only and may not be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever without the express written consent of Chrome Data.
This information is supplied for personal use only and may not be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever without the express written consent of Chrome Data. Newly standard for 2017 is the Lexus Safety System+. Alongside the i8, the Prius is a pioneer of hybrid technology, and now Lexus — a high-end offshoot of the Toyota brand — is benefitting from the Prius' years of hybrid development, and expertise. Chrome Data makes no guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, with respect to the data presented here. No car gives you more grille for your money.
Padded leather panels in rich, deep hues keep the subtext alive: we're looking at something that's more live-performance studio than traditional Lexus library. There are 10 airbags altogether—front, side, curtain, and knees—as well as active headrests, a rearview camera, parking sensors, and blind spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alerts. It includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and automatic high-beam headlights. This happens whether accelerating from a stop or at speed, and isn't mitigated even by Sport+ mode. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. Low tolerance for potholes and bad pavement junctions. See your dealer for details.
All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums. You can also upgrade it with a navigation system and to a large 10. Although the controller is generally intuitive to operate, it can be oversensitive and may take a few tries to place the cursor with precision. Nevertheless, this Lexus does include a whole range of useful safety tech.
The center stack rises high and flows up into dash. Up front, all controls are well laid out, though the need to have a flowing center stack means you lose any meaningful tray for your phone or wallet. It comes with forward collision warnings with emergency braking and pedestrian detection, radar cruise control, intelligent high beam headlights, and lane departure warnings with active lane control. Actual down payment and resulting monthly payments may vary depending upon type and use of vehicle, regional lender requirements, and the strength of your credit. This includes forward-collision warning and avoidance with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning with steering assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams. Opt for the Luxury package, and you get an adaptive suspension, a pricey option for subtle differences in ride and handling, we think. A big pair of cupholders sits at the front of the console under a lid.