I actually felt like it was too small for my life. There is no , and that media controller is challenging to use. I'm not so bothered by the lack of interior plushness. I zetoed the mpg and achived 53 over the 2 days. It's not bad, but I do think a regular transmission would improve the drive. But that's just how I feel.
But please don't change the little valet kit which is stored in the boot - see the images. For 2018, the lack of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is a notable omission as well. Advanced engineering ideas, such an exhaust manifold-mounted turbocharger, reduce turbo lag while improving responsiveness and fuel economy. Potholes are the death of sexy tires. One critic described it as looking like an angry vacuum cleaner that wanted to eat your children. The Lexus recipe for success: Hide the Toyota mass-market roots under the Lexus logo by filling a car with amenities and luxury trappings, a more supple ride, and a quiet, soothing cabin.
But I did mostly drive it in the confines of the city. The Leather package includes the Comfort and Premium packages, which add driver's-seat memory, and heated and ventilated front seats. That powers the car only on electricity, below 30 mph, for a mile or so of gentle acceleration. Body roll is correspondingly lessened, though not entirely absent in what remains a tall utility vehicle. This is typically measured in liters 3. There's a little valet kit stored in the boot.
Our main impression was that they increased ride harshness and road noise. There are some much cooler players entering this space, like the Volvo and , that will compete with this Lexus for leases. Coming standard is a 10. A foot-motion sensor to open the power tailgate has been added to the available features. Lexus has extended the free period for its Enform Safety Connect and Service Connect connected services from a 1-year trial to 10 years, though the Enform wi-fi service keeps the 1-year trial. 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. I guess it's down to lack of discounting and relatively poor residuals pushing up the rates.
But it actually wasn't too bad once I got situated. The Comfort package adds heated and ventilated front seats, electrochromic mirrors, and blind-spot alert with rear cross-traffic monitoring. Though the 0-60 time is quoted as 9. The last of those reiterates speed limits and such on the infotainment display. And I'm not sure I'd ever want this over the Toyota version.
That beefy centre console means room is tight in the footwell for the driver, especially with the foot-operated park brake. See your dealer for details. Its fuel economy, at 24 or 25 mpg combined, is only average nonetheless. . Like, 65-series tires are standard.
Compared to the front seats, both rear-seat cushions are slightly flat. The interior remains a highlight, even if the instrument dials still sit unusually low and the enlarged infotainment screen, now 10. And now the Jag's jealous. Data Unavailable Third Shoulder Room in. She is now even judgier is that a word? The tailgate can also hamper long, rectangular boxes or other bulky cargo. There are a few new air intakes up front, along with new wheel designs, slightly thinner taillights, and a reshaped rear bumper.
All right, let's wrap things up. The F Sport model adds sporty accoutrements to the shape, but in any trim, the interior is more restrained, with the expected trim materials of leather and wood, as well as gray and tan hues along with the standard black. But since we factor all kinds of other things in these days e. Power is sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. Individually adjustable backrests in the optional power folding rear seat help somewhat, but the sharply angled roof pillar just aft of the rear door requires rear-seat riders to crane forward to see out the window. A more aggressive front end and suspension and interior updates mark the major changes, with new optional equipment including a foot-activated rear liftgate, 10.