Lexus says the rear-wheel-drive sedan can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 7. Maybe not just as much fun. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. I check the wiring and no damages. Most reviewers report that the automatic provides smooth shifting, although sometimes the shifts come a little later than expected. Available features include heated and ventilated front seats, navigation, a rearview camera and a moonroof.
Fuel consumption was right at 30 mpg on the highway, around 22 in town. The overall interior is a little on the small side, in terms of this market segment. The popular F Sport package is also available for rear-wheel drive sedans only, and adds a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch dark chrome wheels, F Sport upper and lower grille insert and F Sport seats. Here is what confused me about this car. They range from the entry-level Prestige, the racy F Sport, to the range-topping, luxury-focused Sports Luxury. The package also includes 18-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels with a Dark Graphite finish.
We expect new vehicles to be better than the models they replace, as well as at least some of the cars in its segment, but every once in a while there's a car that ages well, even without major styling or powertrain updates. At the far end of the scale, a few owners express their dislike of the car after having driven it for awhile. But as with most compact sport sedans in this class, there's quite a bit of tire thrum and road coarseness. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. The single engine choice limits buyers and running costs are quite high. 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. Choices are many in the highly competitive entry-luxury sedan market.
But as with most compact sport sedans in this class, there's quite a bit of tire thrum and road coarseness. Rear-seat legroom is mediocre, measuring at 30. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. Compare Cars Select cars that interest you and see a side-by-side comparison. Body styles: Sedan, convertible Engine: 3.
This particular vehicle has a basic stereo layout, with no touch screen or infotainment system- yet it did not seem lacking without. It can be distinguished by the F Sport aggressive bodykit which is inspired by the kit seen on the awesome. It's also very well equipped and, as you'd expect of a car from Toyota that owns Lexus, is supremely reliable. But the majority of owners say they are satisfied with their vehicles. All models now come with a six-speed automatic gearbox too; earlier cars came with a six-speed manual. Find the Best Car for You Search for a Car Already know what you are looking for? The four-seat interior features anti-glare gauges, plus audio and climate systems that automatically adjust their settings to compensate for top-down noise and temperatures. The motor makes barely a peep even at wide open throttle.
Nice bucket seats and interior design. The 4-wheel antilock brakes include electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist. Black metallic trim is standard. Not only is that a small displacement number for a V6, but the power was lacking compared to other V6 engines. The specially-tuned suspension in the F Sport is firm, which is exactly what you should expect on a sports variant — some experts have criticised it for being too firm, but we think perhaps those critics are getting a bit long in the tooth.
It comes with a year of free service; after that, you have to pay a monthly subscription fee. And it feels as if it deserves every bit of that accolade. The downsides are cramped rear seats and a rather lacklustre driving experience. I ran my own car fax report on two vehicles on their lot listed on the website and they both had frame damage. And as this is a rear-wheel drive configuration, there is little compromise getting power where it belongs.
With that being the only mild criticism of the car power is not everything , I miss this car. The convertible gets there in 5. It's a very compact car, so if you're tall you may lack some leg room. An optional F Sport Package for the sedan includes a sport suspension, 18-inch wheels and front and rear spoilers. You can plant the throttle at the most inappropriate of times, and the electronics will reduce power, brake individual wheels, and generally sort out everything for you to make sure you get around the corner in complete safety and confidence. Though a compact sport-sedan, the rear seat had adequate room for adults, with even my six-foot four father able to comfortably sit in back.
My particular model has the F sport package which boasts major styling and minor performance upgrades which makes the vehicle even better. For 2012, there are two such models, the 250 C and the 350 C, denoted for their V6 engine displacement 2. He then worked at CarAdvice. The available F Sport Package adds sport-tuned steering with greater driver feedback and a sport-tuned suspension with stiffer shocks and springs, designed to decrease body sway. An optional F Sport Package for the sedan includes a sport suspension, 18-inch wheels and front and rear spoilers.