From those I've driven so far I can see there is more than adequate 'go' for my needs, and it should be very relaxing driving around well within its limits knowing that it has plenty of power and traction to get out of a busy junction or roundabout, safely overtake, etc. Finally, the Lexus warranty is also worth budgeting for. Model overview: The 350 and 450h both carry a 3. While there may not be a ton of extra legroom in the rear seats, even with the front seats set all the way back, there's enough knee room for all but the tallest adults. The one caution is that we've noticed that with the available 19-inch wheels the ride gets somewhat harsher on some surfaces though still not rough.
The navigation system is simple and gets the job done. On quicker take-offs the batteries would power the front wheels and the batteries would do the back. A six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. This is a good list of safety features, but several competitors offer more, including the and. Quick stop at the Starbucks and then away, this time in snow hybrid mode. Comfort would be the next thing, and performance.
Why You Can Trust Us U. Left the economy mode behind, and let me just say wow. 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. It also has superb safety and reliability ratings, as well as low ownership costs. Even his previous exposure to a Lexus product was a result of his brand loyalty. Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. Nearly gave up with a view to moving onto another dealer luckily there are a few down that way, so we had options , then they happened to mention an Advance that had just come in.
Looking forward to having a big car as my daily driver again. That being said, I don't think I'll find anything else better-suited to my wishes Herbie, thanks for your words of encouragement. While running at 70 mph down a flat freeway, I watched the car's trip computer run all the way up to a 40 mpg average, suggesting potential for mid- to high-30s average for some drivers. Sport Plus merely makes the car's adaptive suspension a little more rigid. The navigation system is simple and gets the job done.
What service should be due next? John, particularly good to hear from someone who's bought what seems to be an identical model - the one I'm looking at is also Artic Pearl. Both vehicles have upscale cabins, comfortable seats, and strong mpg ratings. Well done Nigel, I know you won't be disappointed because I've got exactly the same. Happily my wife seems to be on-board with it. Power comes from a 275-horsepower, 3. My car had the noise which increased gradually untiltI changed the tyres at 35,000 miles. Herbie, those service costs don't sound too bad, not massively more than on the Avensis.
Getting into the driver's seat, I didn't worry much about traffic or the terrain through which I would be passing, knowing the car could handle it all without fuss, while providing me with plenty of comfort and a nice-sounding stereo in the bargain. We just gave up after several failed attempts at trying to figure that out. The power animation shows the complex interaction between engine, motor, battery, and wheels. The girls in the back had plenty of room. First time with heated steering wheel and I must admit is a very nice feature, although you do need to keep your hands at 3 and 9. The girls in the back had plenty of room.
The combo works together to get you a maximum of 295 available horsepower. The unobtrusive exterior design supports this mission. A six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. You'll find no 3D Google Earth Web-connected maps here. I could push it down for the standard drive mode, twist left for Eco, twist right for Sport, and twist right a second time to get Sport Plus. Lexus should really step up with the navigation system, implementing something that feels a bit more refined.
The engine is extremely quiet, it had real bamboo interior trim, lots of extras, plenty of power outlets, and there was even a feature called Destination Assist, where a live operator finds your desired destination and uploads the directions right to your car. Day Three: Since I got the vehicle the parking assist has been on and beeps in conjuction with backup camera when parking in garage. Models from the same generation usually only differ with respect to feature availability and price — older vehicles cost less, but they also offer fewer features. Likewise, the transmission didn't feel particularly aggressive in its Sport program. Tech and cabin design feels a bit dated for this 2014 model. For its certified pre-owned vehicles, Lexus extends its original new-car warranty to cover six years or unlimited mileage.
At 2 years old, I noticed a surprising amount of corrosion mostly surface on the rear subframe which was inexcusable for such a premium brand. See your dealer for details. For its certified pre-owned vehicles, Lexus extends its original new-car warranty to cover six years or unlimited mileage. Herbie, those service costs don't sound too bad, not massively more than on the Avensis. I look forward to picking mine up when it's been prepped and it looking as good as yours! It became a challenge to see how far I could go with just the batteries powering it. This is a good list of safety features, but several competitors offer more, including the and. You're right, it will be a long week and I must now stop the regular AutoTrader searches which have been filling my time recently.