The car has more features than any car in it's class and it has a distinct design, that you would not compare to a Camry. If the system senses an imminent collision, it retracts all the outboard seatbelts and initializes the brake system for full panic-braking power. The package includes Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, which uses millimeter-wave radar to measure and help maintain a pre-set distance from a vehicle traveling ahead. Voice command, a casual-language-based voice recognition feature, is standard on navigation-equipped vehicles. I did have the envisiline installed, and the dealership had a person who hand painted a pin stripe with the Lexus logo in one spot.
Units Affected 1750355 In a symbolic win for Japanese auto giant Toyota, U. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. Map not as accurate as other systems. I specifically did not want the optional navigation anyway- who needs this? A wide center console helps create that feel, while more strongly hooded instruments and a more sculpted dash. However, Lexus has changed the recommended fuel from premium to regular.
Stand-alone extras include navigation, Surround Sound, distance-sensing dynamic radar cruise control and a pre-collision system. Quality and Lexus service is also a step up from Infiniti and I'm an Infiniti fan having driven them for 15 years prior to getting the Lexus. Intuitive park-assist system and an active stabilizer system—which provides the advantage of a heavier stabilizer bar almost instantaneously without sacrificing ride quality—are among the options. It has the look of a high-end car. A new brake override system was added in mid-2010, called Smart Stop, which automatically reduces engine power when the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal are applied simultaneously under certain driving conditions. Interior is adequate and materials are nice.
All said, the car is reasonably quick, presents well, and if it gets scratched or dinged going to Boy Scout camp or Softball practice, who cares? Haven't read the book yet , so not totally up to snuff on it. She has some kick to her, I will admit. Press release after the jump. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. I also recently replaced the serp belt a contortionists dream and had the trans flushed, but the last months have been repair free, and I easily expect another 100k + from this car.
For the same price used, I would rather have the Genesis sedan. The nuts that fasten the wiper arms may be insufficiently torqued such that if the wiper arms are restricted by an external load, such as a buildup of heavy snow, one or both of the wipers may become inoperative. Vehicles with the Ultra Luxury Package also have an exclusive Black and Saddle interior. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Seat comfort not up to the old Caddy. It drives, rides, and performs like a dream. Toyota's numbers for interim notification for this campaign are G1P Toyota Zone A , G1R Toyota Zone B , G2G Lexus Zone A , and G2H Lexus Zone B.
. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. The available touch-screen Lexus Navigation System with rear back-up camera allows the driver to enter a destination using the updated Voice Command casual-language voice recognition. Other features for this package include a panorama glass roof, perforated semi-aniline leather-trimmed seating, double-contrast stitching for the seats, console, and door trim, power rear sunshade, passenger memory, and a wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Active Braking can automatically apply the brakes if the driver fails to react to system warnings. Standard safety features include traction and stability control, brake assist and a throttle cutoff, as well as 10 airbags.
Currently getting about 25 mpg combined, mostly around town. There are no significant changes for 2011. Safety Connect is standard on all vehicles while Lexus Enform with Safety Connect is on all vehicles equipped with the optional Navigation system. Body styles: Sedan Engines: 3. In addition to dual-stage front airbags and front seat-mounted side airbags, the Lexus Supplemental Restraint System includes rear seat-mounted side air bags, side-curtain airbags that extend from the A-pillar to C-pillar and a knee airbag for both the driver and front passenger, for a total of 10 airbags throughout the cabin. This is a seeming reversal from… Continuing the trend from the past few months, Nissan sales were up for September, while Toyota and Honda sales were down. The front struts and multi-link rear suspension are both very well isolated from the rest of the car, making for a quiet, smooth ride, with good control of pitch and body roll during enthusiastic driving.
I realized with chronic lower back pain, I need something more comfortable. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. Only thing I can say it's a Lexus! It drives, rides, and performs like a dream. Nav is not the best. With either automatic transmission—the 350 and 450h get six speeds, the 460 picks up eight—the powertrain has a silky, unobtrusive demeanor in normal driving, but paddle-shifters allow you to manually access all those ratios.
Love that it uses regular gas after driving an Infiniti V8 that took premium. If you really want a performance car, probably not for you. Standard features on all the models includes keyless entry, Bluetooth, and plus automatic dual-zone climate control, and a HomeLink garage-door opener. A two-chamber passenger airbag is designed to stop the passenger's upper body and torso with minimal facial contact and neck stress on deployment. The dealer had done a lot of maintenance items, like tires and brakes I have since pitched the cheapie organic pads they installed for a set of Akebono's. The standard multi-information display, located in the combination meter, is easy to operate. Both are available with all-wheel drive.