Additionally, its transmission is outdated, its handling is clunky, and it gets a lower predicted reliability rating. Interior quality, on the other hand, is good with plenty of sound deadening materials used to make it quiet and improve refinement. While the Lexus starts several thousand dollars higher than most competitors, it holds its value exceptionally well. We also award the , , and on an annual basis. Ride quality is otherwise good, and the cabin is quiet, as a Lexus should be inside. We tried all three and found it to be an effective feature.
The system offers a low range for off-road driving, and the center differential can be electronically locked. The leather is soft, the Mahogany wood trim is genuine, and the fit and finish is first class. Perforated leather and wooden accents in higher trims give a luxurious feel. I greatly appreciate their awesome customer service! Even as gas prices have continued to trend down, Americans continue to gravitate to more road-bound crossovers with better fuel economy. Its sole engine is a 4.
It's not; but it's definitely more than another off-road poseur. This area is reserved for members of the news media. The second row has enough space for adults to sit comfortably during short trips, but it becomes more uncomfortable the longer you're back there. Don't expect precision handling in corners, though. The seating position is high relative to the beltline, at least compared to other new vehicles, so there's great outward visibility.
So are two different safety-tech packages that together can bring a pre-collision system, driver attention monitor, dynamic cruise control, intelligent high-beam assist, crawl control, lane-departure alert, and a wide-view front-and-side monitor. With a maximum of 64. The V8 has plenty of power for most drivers unless you are loaded with passengers and cargo and headed up the mountain at altitude. If you spend most of your time on the pavement, go with the. In that, you'd be right; but at the same time it's definitely more than another off-road poseur. And don't forget—it requires premium gasoline.
A decade ago, 'tough-truck' luxury was all the rage. However, this is an aging vehicle, and its cabin feels less modern than rivals' cabins. Base models use Lexus' faux-leather NuLuxe seating material while higher trims get the real thing. Its engine produces sluggish highway acceleration and uses lots of fuel. Great Car We bought this car in 2004 after the birth of our first child. There are plenty of physical controls accompanying the straightforward infotainment system.
It's rated at 15 mpg city, 20 mpg highway, and 17 mpg in mixed-use driving. Ever wish you could pause time? As you drive through a curve, for example, the system can change the torque split to 30:70 to enhance vehicle tracking. Additionally, accessing that space is made difficult by the side-hinged rear door. Well padded seats and plenty of support combine with plenty of headroom and legroom to make this a really pleasant place to be. There's also a low range for this tough body-on-frame ute, a host of electronic controls that will help you maintain control in various conditions, and a true center diff lock that you'd use for sand, mud, or snow. Storage amenities include a deep center console bin and large cupholders.
And, three-dimensional map views help make the available navigation system highly effective. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control uses millimeter-wave radar to measure and help maintain a pre-set following distance from a vehicle traveling ahead. Lexus Enform Safety Connect features Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Location, Emergency Assist Button, Enhanced Roadside Assistance and is standard on all 2015 Lexus vehicles. The system can apply the brake to a slipping wheel, while transferring torque to the wheels with better traction. The spongy brake-pedal feel is also one of the least appealing aspects.
Besides its all-new front-end look, there are new clear-lens taillights for 2014. Passenger space is good in the first and second rows while the third row is tight for adults. Multi-tasking Multimedia Need to keep tabs on several things at once? Not great on gas mileage so think twice if you plan to use this as a commute vehicle. Folding the third row increases cargo space to 46. That engine is mated to a smooth, quick-shifting six-speed automatic. Top-line Luxury models include features such as adaptive variable suspension, blind-spot monitoring, heated steering wheel and power-folding 3rd-row seats.
It does so while offering generous towing capacity, room for up to seven, and coddling passengers with ride smoothness and true luxury that define the brand. That back row itself doesn't make a lot of sense and will leave adults--or even teenagers--with their knees mashed into the seatback, with tight headroom to boot. Off-road-oriented, the Lexus uses a standard full-time 4-wheel-drive system and features a 2-speed transfer case with a lockable center differential. New for this year, Siri Eyes Free is standard across the lineup, and Lexus Enform gains Slacker and upgrades to the iHeart Radio applications. If wheels spin, the center differential can change the ratio to 50:50 to help control the slippage.