The 200t isn't a fast car—0 to 60 mph takes more than seven seconds—but power is reasonably good once underway. Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Drivetrain Since Lexus made some headway in drivetrain department for the 2016 model year, it comes as no surprise that the refreshed model will offer the same engine lineup. Clearly, the car's biggest source of frustration is its control layout, dominated by a giant, nearly foot-wide display screen for audio, climate, navigation and communications functions, all manipulated by a mouselike multi-directional control knob on the center console. The results are presented relative to the average model that year.
Because of this design, the nose looks like it protrudes from the car a little farther than before. Even drivers who aren't performance-minded might find themselves defaulting to the paddle shifters. I am curious to see what Lexus does with the pricing point, though. There's also a quite sporty , which we cover separately. A head-up display is also available. There's a wide gap in ride and handling with the hybrid. These include a rearview camera, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, automatic braking, pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist.
The rear seats don't fold, but a rear-seat center pass-through is standard, and some models come with a power trunk lid. It's mated to an 8-speed transmission and available only with rear-wheel drive. Though rear head room is reasonable for adults of average height, knee room is at a premium for a mid-size sedan. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. Perhaps the addition of direct injection—a feature found in most other 4-cylinder turbos, especially from luxury brands—would help. First off, the Moonstone and Ivory colors have been replaced by Chateau, which is a light shade of gray.
The saw no major changes. For its certified pre-owned vehicles, Lexus extends its original new-car warranty to cover six years or unlimited mileage. Not bad for an entry-level luxury sedan, right? Opt for the Luxury package, and you get an adaptive suspension, a pricey option for subtle differences in ride and handling, we think. Low tolerance for potholes and bad pavement junctions. The F Sport package adds larger brakes, 19-inch alloy wheels, 16-way power front sport seats, F Sport-tuned adaptive suspension with a Sport S+ mode, rear-wheel steering and variable gear ratio steering. Padded leather surfaces are stitched together with care—though they add up visually, making the dash look busy, seam by seam. However, it's normal for hybrid vehicles to have a smaller cargo area than their gas-only counterparts due to their battery packs.
It includes forward collision warnings with emergency braking and pedestrian detection, radar cruise control, intelligent high beam headlights, and lane departure warnings with lane departure prevention. Read our full review on the Audi A4 The C-Class is the default go-to for luxury and performance in a smaller package. Not only does the front row have ample space, but the back row has a good amount of room as well. They both have a lengthy list of features, excellent safety and predicted reliability, and roomy cabins. The brakes are the usual hybrid sore point, with lots of regenerative stiffness and little real braking sensation. It combines a high pressure fuel system for injection directly into the cylinders with a low pressure system for injection into the ports.
It's a matter of priorities, you see. The sport seats in F Sport cars could use additional bolstering, though, for spirited maneuvers. Padded leather panels in rich, deep hues keep the subtext alive: we're looking at something that's more live-performance studio than traditional Lexus library. If you feel you have received this message in error, please view our customer care or access your here. New for 2017 The Lexus Safety System Plus is now standard.
Real wood trim softens the cabin up well, while F Sport cars wear metallic-printed plastic that sounds less appealing than it looks. With the refresh comes two new exterior color schemes — Deep Blue Mica and Graphite Black Glass Flake. Those features combine with other performance bits to set a new benchmark for the brand. The grille also features horizontal louvers all the way to the bottom. Siri EyesFree mode enhances iPhone compatibility with the vehicle interface.
An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. It's a fully modern engine, with direct injection, four valves per cylinder and four cams, plus variable valve timing. Choosing between them comes down to personal preferences. The bumpers, with incorporated air intakes, flow dynamically from the fenders, giving the new front end a high level of aggressiveness. Down below, the corner vents are much more aggressive and larger than before.
Acceleration is reasonably strong once underway, but stomping on the gas pedal under any circumstance results in a significant delay while the transmission and turbocharger decide what to do. As you can see from the image above, the door trim panels feature the same red leather as the seats. This engine is definitely stronger on torque from about 3,000 rpm and above, and its 8-speed automatic transmission works well with the engine to make this model fully competitive on the numbers. A big pair of cupholders sits at the front of the console under a lid. They are back by a black trim insert that gives the appearance of unlimited depth. Its curb weight is about 4,110 pounds.
Up front, the same Lexus grille remains, but it folds back a little higher than before, giving the front end more character. The Hybrid uses the same engine along with an electric motor to deliver 275 horsepower and a whopping 442 pound-feet. The gained a power trunk lid and rear cross traffic alert as available features. It sits in the top half of our luxury midsize car rankings. To help your Lexus perform to its full potential, trust its care to those who know it best. To remain impartial, we do not accept extravagant gifts from automakers, and an outside source handles our advertising.