Each excels in smooth, quiet and effortless cruising with little meaningful performance variation to differentiate between standard and stretched models. During that time it will also have spent far less time being repaired than its german competitors, at least according to Consumer Reports. For additional information about any vehicle in the Sewell Lexus of Dallas inventory, please or by phone at 214 352-8100. The engine and transmission pairing also merits high operational marks for responsiveness and the confident feeling that there's always plenty in reserve for freeway passing or emergency maneuvers. The interior is also quite conservatively styled but attractive; the only downside is that some of the switchgear mimics the type used in much cheaper Lexus models.
It drives like nothing else I have ever driven. It makes me smile every time. It delivers excellent performance but tilts more to the luxury side of the equation than the sporty side. The gasoline V-8 makes 389 horsepower on its own, but altogether the system kicks up as much as 438 horsepower. Some customers will not qualify.
Additionally, the variable steering ratio is automatically quickened to improve the vehicle's response to evasive maneuvers. See your authorized dealer for complete details on this and other offers. It performs admirably but doesn't offer the driving excitement of a or. I am all too familiar with the repairs those cars require. It is less sporty and more comfort-oriented than those German rivals, but Lexus' flagship is a Best Buy for its power, refinement, standard features, and optional gadgets.
The electrically powered steering system adjusts according to speed. And I have to say that part of the appeal of the car for me is that it isn't as popular as its flashy european friends. When compared to the competition, this car is not as fast and. The full-hybrid system can operate for short distances, almost silently, on electric power alone. All prices, specifications and availability subject to change without notice. Standard features include front side airbags, dual front knee bags, and full-length side-curtain bags, plus available rear-seat side airbags. And I haven't looked back.
It recharges its nickel-metal-hydride battery packs either via the engine or through a regenerative braking system. And while it may not be built for slalom courses, it has no shortage of power on demand, particularly at highway speeds. It is simply a joy to ride in. But I was buying this car to keep, not to trade in after a year or two. Prices do not include additional fees and costs of closing, including government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer documentation fees, any emissions testing fees or other fees. The bottom line is stable traction in any conditions.
See your authorized dealer for complete details on this and other offers. There is nothing in this car that has not been carefully designed and constructed. However, it steers well and corners surprisingly flat, thanks to the three modes—Comfort, Power, and Sport—that afford different ranges of response for the throttle, steering, and suspension. And, to my taste at least, it does not look as nice as any of the Germans it competes with. We noted an occasional bout of tire thump over rough pavement and slight wind whisper at freeway speeds, but overall cabin isolation is outstanding. For 2009, All-Wheel Drive is now available on both trim levels, and the passenger's side front seat now has a memory function. And I haven't looked back.
However, it steers well and corners surprisingly flat, thanks to the three modes—Comfort, Power, and Sport—that afford different ranges of response for the throttle, steering, and suspension. Excludes title, taxes, registration, and license fees. I didn't want more of them, and I was prepared to sacrifice the additional driving thrills on twisty roads to get it. They've also been disparaged for being somewhat soulless. A new Appearance Package includes the Sport Package's aero kit and grille.
The eight-speed automatic is super smooth and plays a big role in the fuel-economy story. It's also the most electronics-intensive luxury car we've ever experienced and, if it weren't a Lexus, that would give us pause. Eight-speed Automatic Transmission Fully integrated with the engine's computer controls, this transmission features an exceptionally wide ratio spread that enhances mileage and performance. Normally, the front-to-rear torque split is set at 40:60 but it can vary between 30:70 and 50:50 depending on driving conditions. A hybrid model, the , is reviewed separately. While its trunk appears modest from outside, there's a generous 18.