Audio and navigation features are controlled through the Lexus Remote Touch system, which has a mouselike controller that can be inconvenient. Both vehicles have upscale cabins, comfortable seats, and strong mpg ratings. That the gasoline engine's transition from stopped to running is nearly imperceptible helps a lot with that feeling of refinement. The Remote Touch Controller's coolest party trick is its haptic feedback, which makes the control stick vibrate and snap to the various onscreen buttons, making it easy to aim by touch without staring at the display. A score of three is considered average across all vehicles. The display isn't touch-sensitive and is controlled by Lexus' joystick-like Remote Touch Controller.
It received four out of five stars overall from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a rating of Good the highest rating in four out of five Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests. The Remote Touch Controller takes some getting used to, but it fits nicely under your hand and features rewarding haptic feedback. All-wheel-drive variants add a second electric motor to the rear axle, which also helps with regenerative braking. Both have ample engine power and composed handling as well, and they even have similar price tags. Aluminum cylinder head S Fuel economy city 32 mpg Torque 234 lbs. While the hybrid likes a light foot, it has a tendency to smooth out pedal input, which is good for fuel economy, but can create a slight lag when you need a quick squirt of power for a pass. The anchor points are difficult to access, so it may be tough to secure a car seat.
The scheme takes a lot of getting used to and some people will find it easier to adapt to than others. All information should be verified by an official dealership. We know the information you need before you head to the dealer, and we aim to deliver that knowledge in our comprehensive car reviews. It's a smart choice, if not a sexy one. Delivery, processing and handling fee is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Lexus provides, as well as Lexus overall pricing structure.
As the car's a hybrid, the rear electric motor doubles as a generator when not in use, grabbing extra energy during regenerative braking to charge the battery pack. This stick fits in the hand like a trackball and moves a cursor around the display to make selections like a mouse. Some buyers prefer certified pre-owned cars. The optional Mark Levinson audio system is worth every penny. It's also positioned in a way that makes it very easy for the driver to reach, but awkward for the front passenger. Single stainless steel exhaust S Traction battery capacity kWh 2 Mode select transmission S Alternator S Front-wheel drive S Overdrive S Transmission lock-up torque converter S Battery pack voltage 288 S Nickel metal hydride battery pack S Axle ratio 3.
For example, entering an address requires pauses to speak the city, street name, and street number. The navigation system is simple and gets the job done. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle. Engine bore x stroke 3. Prices do not include additional fees and costs such as City and State Government fees and taxes, any finance charges or other fees. We put our expertise into every car review on our site with the goal of helping you — the buyer. I particularly like how the power windows slow down for the last few inches of their travel, closing silently rather than thunking shut.
Prices in your community may differ. Bluetooth connectivity puts hands-free calling, stereo audio streaming, and text messaging text-to-speech with canned responses into the dashboard. Just flat, 2D maps and simple traffic with spoken turn-by-turn directions. Meanwhile, our optional Premium Leather and matte bamboo trim was praised by all who spent time in the cabin. One of the best benefits of the Lexus hybrid system doesn't show up on the spec sheet.
The Enform system features voice command that puts many of its features just the touch of a steering wheel button away. You'll find no 3D Google Earth Web-connected maps here. You probably drive past a dozen of these on your way to work -- some hybrid, some not, some new and some old -- and never take a second glance. If there is a trade-off to the smooth, silent hybrid system, it's a lack of pedal feel. Lexus may make a profit on the delivery, processing and handling fee. It's that sort of consistent attention to detail that really makes me appreciate Lexus as a luxury marquee.
It's very cool, but also a bit weird. Fuel economy city 32 mpg Exterior length 187. The smooth ride was a bit floaty, but did an excellent job of isolating me from the imperfections of the road. Contact Lexus of Memphis for the most current information. All prices, specifications and availability are subject to change.
Mileage estimates may be derived from previous year model. Although every effort has been made to ensure that all such information is correct and up to date, no guarantee is provided that all such information is reliable, complete, accurate or without error. That is, unless you're lucky enough to find yourself sitting inside of one and enjoying its comfortable ride, reliable performance, and well-thought-out amenities. The whisper-quiet power train and excellent noise and wind deadening allow the optional Mark Levinson audio system to shine unmolested, creating the best possible conditions for it to deliver one of the great mobile listening experiences. Where it truly excels, however, is in gas mileage. Delivery, processing and handling fee is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Lexus provides, as well as Lexus overall pricing structure. Guilt over being so wasteful with fuel in your Lexus hybrid will have you lifting before the noise gets too annoying.