We found generous hip room, but not much legroom, in the back. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. Remedy Toyota will notify owners, and Lexus dealers will install new wiper arm nuts, free of charge. After dark times nearly ground the auto industry to a halt, production lines are back up to speed, sending bright, shiny -- and most importantly -- quality vehicles into showrooms. Although there is a headrest and seatbelt set for the middle seat, it's clearly designed for temporary use, or possibly a car seat. Light pedal pressure brings lightly progressive slowing but it's possible to invoke immediate stopping power with just a bit more pedal.
Very comfortable ride, for a small car. Indeed, this makes driving around the neighborhood with the top down most pleasant. The engine links to either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence, which helps ensure smooth shifting. Rear-seat access is reasonably easy. Other standard interior features include a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, a power moonroof, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Controls and gauges are designed to reduce visual clutter, including the bright, clear Optitron gauges. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. Remedy Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will clean and reseal the fuel pressure sensor mounting area, free of charge. That's still enough for two golf bags, though the vinyl cargo cover may cause some consternation to the unschooled. Smartly integrated metallic or maple trim helps create an elegant environment. The interior features intelligently designed displays and controls that are easy to see and use. From electric to electrifying, we break it all down in a concise, model-by-model review that begins on the next page.
Given that the open-air driving experience can be marred by ambient noise, wind and exposure to heat or cold, special attention has been paid to top-down comfort. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. The instrument panel is also telling: The gauges are brightly lit, located front and center, dominated by a 160-mph speedometer and 8000-rpm tach. Car has a good feel for road while driving not sloppy. Front wheels, a lot of dust brakes. To make access to the rear more practical, the doors are longer, and they open wider. On a winding mountain road, we found paddle shifting was fun for a while, but we're not sure it was all that much faster.
The front seats were redesigned in 08' to increase leg room for the rear passengers. They offer Lexus-quality workmanship, contemporary design, and a surprisingly diverse array of prices, performance options and luxury appointments. The Luxury Plus Value Edition Package is also available with 18-inch wheels and tires. Transmission: Automatic Color:Black Interior Color: Gray Average Vehicle Review: 4. There are also various stand-alone options and features. I could not come to a stop without jerking the vehicle. We found the standard audio system sounded great in this quiet environment, and it was easy to carry on a conversation in a quiet tone of voice.
The front seats blend luxury with performance. These bolts could become loose due to abnormal impacts generated within the gear assembly immediately after a cold start-up. There is ample torque throughout the rev range, so throttle management is a relaxed process under all but the most critical circumstances. More sophisticated braking and electronic stability systems augment its additional performance. During an afternoon driving inland from the San Diego area, we thought the steering felt connected at higher speeds, with good on-center feedback at low speeds.
With the top up, there is almost 11 cubic feet of trunk space; with the top down, just 2. Why does this car have such a big trunk but no space in the back seat? The back seat is not commodious, with rear legroom at a premium, though there is a car seat anchor for the little ones. The front seats were redesigned in 08' to increase leg room for the rear passengers. 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. Additional features are added to the multi-information display depending on selected options. Wind noise has been kept to an absolute minimum, and turbulence in the passenger cabin has been reduced by careful study of the mirrors and interior design. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment.
The advantage of electric power steering is that it reduces energy consumption, yielding a 3 percent fuel economy improvement over conventional hydraulic systems. Many times, I smell something overheating from the clutch, it has been checked by the dealer, they found nothing. The recall began March 3, 2015. 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. We found that there is hardly any road noise coming through the tires, very little vibration at the wheel and pedal, steering is light and easy, and wind noise is kept to a minimum. There is only enough room for a small kid to ride in the back seat behind me. Remedy Toyota will notify the Toyota and Lexus owners.
To create more space, run-flat tires are offered as an option, which eliminates the need for a spare tire. The rooftop folds up when the driver holds down a button on the dash, using 15 electric motors to convert for open-air driving in 20 seconds. A focused cockpit area conveys the sporting intentions of the car, while premium interior materials and attention to detail remain consistent to the Lexus identity. Very comfortable ride, for a small car. There is only enough room for a small kid to ride in the back seat behind me. The automatic transmission is remarkably intuitive about sensing driver throttle demand, so when asked, it holds onto a gear past 5900 rpm, and perhaps more importantly, downshifts when appropriate.