The Lexus is rock-solid and is noticeably faster than the 330ix. The 17 mpg city could be a little better but the 30+ highway mpg is fantastic The only problem I've had was a blown fuse for the cigarette lighter. To its credit though, it will hold the engine against the redline in manual mode. Ill take the lower mpg in a 350. There is also a front brake upgrade that provides a firmer pedal feel and improved fade resistance in repeated severe-duty use.
Send Kelsey an Hide full review. Rides like a true sports car, a little stiff, certainly not a boat. Options include heated and ventilated front seats, a power rear sunshade, a navigation system, the Mark Levinson audio system and a backup camera. And scoot it does, thanks to its magnificent V6 and its 306 horses and 277 lb-ft. Safety is another highlight, as you might expect. The door and center armrests felt short on padding. Enforcing that impression is quite a bit of tire thrum from coarse surfaces and a fair amount of wind noise at higher speeds, even though the powertrains remain smooth and isolated.
For the interior, customers can opt for a F Sport Quick Shifter engineered and machined from billet aluminum, F Sport shift knobs constructed from premium leather and genuine carbon fiber, and F-Sport floor mats made from the same high-quality 18 ounce nylon carpet as the factory mats. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Not a huge fan of exterior styling. Here the matte-metallic center stack of controls and softly curved dash appear a bit dated, at a time when sport sedans are getting either curvier inside or more overtly angular. It does not, however, get there without a penalty. Tyre grip is good, but a sportier compound would make it even better.
Like I said, everything one could want in a car. The nuts that fasten the wiper arms may be insufficiently torqued such that if the wiper arms are restricted by an external load, such as a buildup of heavy snow, one or both of the wipers may become inoperative. I really love my car. On long trips over 150 miles, doing 80mph I average about 28. I can go fast and eat my bagel at the same time.
The optional Luxury Package also adds Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Rain Sensing Wipers and Intuitive Parking Assist. On automatic convertibles, a collision warning system comes with the optional adaptive cruise control. Author: Aside from being the only Autosavant writer , Roger Boylan is an American writer who was raised in Ireland, France, and Switzerland and attended the University of Ulster and the University of Edinburgh. Braking force is excellent, and we experienced no fade during spirited downhill driving. If you get yours loaded which you should you'll be surprised how many voice command it knows and how thought through it was designed. In fact, the F Sport - being the sports model - could do with a bit more aural drama from the exhaust note. .
The optional Mark Levinson stereo, however, is worth skipping. Well worth it even though I see no snow. The raised rear deck, like the haunches of a sprinter in the blocks, implies a readiness to scoot. Theres a dipstick so can actually check the oil. Wood and aluminum trims, along with new silver-finished trim for the steering wheel, gauge cluster, and the area above the glovebox, add some richness.
However, rear and roof-strength ratings were just Acceptable — one rung down from Good. Legroom in the back, however, is at a premium, as two heroically uncomplaining teenagers discovered over a 50-mile jaunt around the Texas Hill Country. My vintage Swiss chronometer confirmed this, within a whisker. The 15-speaker, 835-watt Mark Levinson 5. According to Toyota, the North American recall of its Lexus sedans stems from the improper tightening of a number of fuel sensors.
Im kind of a lead foot at time and I average 21. The styling is beautiful yet aggressive without being flashy. The recall began on December 6, 2016. Lots of fun to drive. It's sexy and sporty, practical but smooth, drives and accelerates well.