Bright electroluminescent instruments light up the dashboard. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control feature, which can detect other vehicles ahead and maintains a set following distance, is paired with the Pre-Collision System. The cabin is refined and elegant. The F Sport package adds some extra badges inside, as well as sport pedals and silver metallic trim. 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 convertible is available with a red leather interior and an optional F Sport Package includes 18-inch wheels, a front lip spoiler, a sport suspension, and heated and ventilated front seats. It delivers 306 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque, and is combined with a six-speed, automatic transmission with shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel. The listing accurately described the showroom vehicle, which was clean and ready for a test drive when we arrived. The optional touchscreen navigation system is also quite good. Yet that's the task we've been given for this month's Big Test.
Rear-wheel drive comes standard, and all-wheel drive is available. In fact, we recommend skipping the base 204-horsepower, 2. The standard 10-way power-adjustable front seats are comfortable, and all seats are upholstered in leather. As the 2014s roll out, both these cars become smart used buys. The nav system also brings Lexus Enform with App Suite, which includes Bing voice search, OpenTable restaurant reservations, and Pandora or iHeartRadio music streaming. Which will it be, a glass, or a pint? The all-wheel drive model comes with all this plus heated front seats.
EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. Skip to details on the: New for 2013 The available navigation system features the latest version of Lexus Enform communication system and App Suite smartphone-application integration. The interior is trimmed nicely in upscale materials, with leather upholstery and black metallic trim, as well as leather wrapping on the steering wheel and shift knob. It offers a comfortable and composed ride, and its available engines make plenty of power. A rearview camera, forward collision warning, and front and rear parking sensors are available. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager.
Lexus has been pushing its vehicles in two different luxury directions--some toward comfort and plushness, others toward performance. The rear seatbacks are a little more upright in back, but thanks to a slimmer front seatback there's enough space for two normal-size adults--for a short stint. Quality materials abound, including real leather and wood in some places. Tighter suspension, bigger wheels and tires, heated sport seats, a sportier steering wheel and a wardrobe of add-on body pieces. The trunk is adequate but hardly spacious, at about 13 cubic feet. The navigation and Lexus Enform telematics software have been reworked. The engine is almost 50% bigger 3.
Employee was friendly and easy to work with, including negotiating a reasonable price for our trade-in. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. The car also gets some optional exterior features like 18-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a backup camera with front and rear parking sensors. Pricing varies with vehicle condition, features, mileage, and location. Actually being able to turn those corners is a whole other matter, as the steering is precise but fails to provide feedback and let the driver know road conditions.
No changes are made to the engine, which, when compared to the turbo 4 of the new 328i, is slow. Small sport sedans are to automotive journalists what paparazzi are to the Kardashians: We wouldn't exist without them. Note: All vehicles provided by manufacturers for comparison test purposes. News Best Cars staff has more than 75 years of combined experience in the automotive industry, and we've been ranking the best vehicles since 2007. Black and silver metallic trim is standard. Access to a skid pad taught me that the 250 moonlights as a drifter.
DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. All trims have essentially the same standard and available features. The interior has top-quality leather upholstery and metallic and wood accents. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the carefully. And neither of these models makes up for it in sheer performance. Although the tall, wide side sills and rather tall doors and roll hoops in the convertible could leave you feeling a little too pinned-in.
Handsome, comfortable, and a hoon; it makes the most of its small engine stature. The front seats have enough headroom, but legroom is somewhat limited, and taking advantage of what available legroom there is makes the rear seat extremely cramped. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional on the sedan. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. A rear-wheel drive is standard, but there is an option for an all-wheel drive as well. Models from 2011 and 2012 offer similar features and have a lower average price, making them great options for value seekers.
That's about average for the class. Front seats are well contoured and firmly padded, but the footwells are narrower than in other sport sedans this size. Bluetooth hands-free capability is included across the model line, and the options list includes a navigation system, retractable moonroof, ventilated front seats, dynamic radar cruise control, adaptive front lighting, and a backup camera. Braking performance is better than average with a stopping distance of 114 feet from 60 miles per hour. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. The sleek and muscular exterior shape of the car shrinks the cabin size quite a lot.