Add in Lexus' reputation for reliability and the scales tip a bit more in its favor. So you can be the judge of its statistical validity. Prices in your community may differ. Both vehicles have upscale cabins, comfortable seats, and strong mpg ratings. This model offers seating for up to seven people, and it has a similar features list to the base 450h. This stick fits in the hand like a trackball and moves a cursor around the display to make selections like a mouse. We obtained an overall figure of 26.
Some buyers prefer certified pre-owned cars. In fact, we named it a finalist for our and awards. For the 2011 model, a single owner reported 20. The optional Mark Levinson audio system is worth every penny. The Remote Touch Controller's coolest party trick is its haptic feedback, which makes the control stick vibrate and snap to the various onscreen buttons, making it easy to aim by touch without staring at the display. A score of three is considered average across all vehicles. Check out our for great savings at your local Lexus dealer.
Inside, the X5 is upscale, spacious, and comfortable. Onscreen selections are made by pressing the Remote Touch's square control stick like a button. I'm a conservative driver and use premium fuel. Meanwhile, our optional Premium Leather and matte bamboo trim was praised by all who spent time in the cabin. On top of that, it has one of the best predicted reliability ratings in the class. The smooth ride was a bit floaty, but did an excellent job of isolating me from the imperfections of the road. One of the best benefits of the Lexus hybrid system doesn't show up on the spec sheet.
Models from the same generation usually only differ with respect to feature availability and price — older vehicles cost less, but they also offer fewer features. It hides the hybrid's the total torque output as well. Guilt over being so wasteful with fuel in your Lexus hybrid will have you lifting before the noise gets too annoying. Under a sea of plastic engine covers designed to muffle power-train noise and keep you from mucking around with the oily bits, you'll find a 3. Those things all help it finish in the top third of our class rankings, despite the fact that it's less athletic and has more frustrating tech features than rivals.
You can upgrade to the F Sport trim for a more athletic driving experience, but even that trim isn't as agile as some rivals. Clearly I'm not the only one not so happy. That's an outstanding rating that few class rivals match. Attention to detail in the cabin and the generally good appointments left me with an overall positive opinion of the luxury hybrid, yet I still had a hard time getting excited about it. The system can also be distracting and tough to use on the go. For its certified pre-owned vehicles, Lexus extends its original new-car warranty to cover six years or unlimited mileage.
Some of these features are part of the Lexus Safety System+ suite of technology. The rear seats have plenty of legroom, and they slide and recline for added comfort. Both have fairly lengthy standard features lists and frustrating infotainment systems. When connected to a smartphone running the Enform app, the Lexus also gains access to a variety of connected services, including Bing, Pandora, iHeart Radio, OpenTable, Yelp, and Facebook Places. There aren't any major changes for the 2019 model, and there haven't been all that many since the 2016 redesign.
Just flat, 2D maps and simple traffic with spoken turn-by-turn directions. Audio and navigation features are controlled through the Lexus Remote Touch system, which has a mouselike controller that can be inconvenient. Is this a car you would consider? Tech that entertains and Enforms At the top of the dashboard, sunken deep beneath a brow that shades it from the sun and glare, is the color display for the Lexus Enform with Remote Touch infotainment system. Folding the rear seats down will give you just under 56 cubic feet of space. All-wheel-drive variants add a second electric motor to the rear axle, which also helps with regenerative braking.
Check out our for great savings at your local Lexus dealer. We know the information you need before you head to the dealer, and we aim to deliver that knowledge in our comprehensive car reviews. . Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the carefully. The combo works together to get you a maximum of 295 available horsepower.
Being electric, the torque to the rear axle is instantaneous when needed for accelerating or gripping. We put our expertise into every car review on our site with the goal of helping you — the buyer. The first two rows of seats accommodate adults with ease, providing lots of head- and legroom. The whisper-quiet power train and excellent noise and wind deadening allow the optional Mark Levinson audio system to shine unmolested, creating the best possible conditions for it to deliver one of the great mobile listening experiences. Front-wheel drive is also standard, and all-wheel drive is available. Instead, you control the infotainment system with the Remote Touch Controller — a mouselike device on the center console.
This seems a bit imbalanced. It's that sort of consistent attention to detail that really makes me appreciate Lexus as a luxury marquee. Bluetooth connectivity puts hands-free calling, stereo audio streaming, and text messaging text-to-speech with canned responses into the dashboard. Hybrid-related components are covered for eight years or 100,000 miles. The is one of the highest-rated vehicles in the class.