It has a continuously variable automatic transmission with six preset gear ratios for the manual shiftgate. The Adaptive Variable Suspension continuously adjusts shock-absorber damping rates to help provide appropriate ride comfort and precise handling. The ride isn't always perfect either; it can be harsh on rough patches and railroad crossings. The available Lexus pre-collision system uses a radar sensor to detect the onset of a collision and will automatically optimize chassis calibration for quick steering response, retract the front seatbelts, initialize brake assist and even decelerate the car at 0. When wheel sensors detect slippery road conditions, as much as 50 percent of engine power is diverted to the front wheels to increase the car's overall traction on the road.
Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. To optimize power flow, the 4. The electric-assist steering has great weighting and just the right amount of effort, though it's not as communicative as some other sport sedans. It is meant to combine precision with lavish, luxurious appointments. It also shows off great stability in corners, even when the road surface turns rough, thanks to the double-wishbone front suspension and multilink rear.
Top Speed Final Verdict: The Japanese automaker Lexus has succeeded in their efforts to create a solid sports inspired sedan that will be as fun to drive, as it is to look at. Based on color of attire, our 2008 460 test car, drenched in a metallic zinfandel, seems dressed for success. The Lexus provides a level of performance and comfort that is unmatched by any other automaker in the same price category. Sure, it's technically wine, but it doesn't really match up, lacking the requisite flavor, color, and vivacity. Few reviewers have tested the new engine.
Six-cylinder models make do with a six-speed automatic. The recall began March 3, 2015. There are no significant changes for 2009. On the inside, the features elegant wood trim and soft leather wrapped seats, shifter and steering wheel as well as a very forward thinking 7 inch touch screen display. For added performance, the eight-speed transmission includes a Sport mode that enables you to manually make sequential shifts with the console-mounted gear lever. But overall, the Lexus is akin to bringing sake to a cabernet competition.
One of the more impressive attributes of our Lexus is the one-touch window, which will go either up or down with only the tap of the switch. The new V-6 is smooth and quiet, as expected from Lexus, and it matches up quite nicely with the 6-speed sequential-shift automatic transmission, which is the only gearbox available. Safety features that come standard include dual front air bags, front and rear side airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, curtain-type head-protection air bags both front and rear, and a tire-pressure monitor. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. Then again, numbers tell only half the story. This Lexus sports coupe is equipped with a level of performance and comfort that is currently unmatched by any other automaker offering a product in the same price category.
The driving compartment is filled with creature comforts like a push button starter and comfortable controls like a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. . Lexus even incorporated chrome accents on the grill, door handles and window surround, however the one touch buttons that are supposed to unlock the vehicle can be a bit tricky to operate. Standard features include an excellent navigation system, keyless entry, and Bluetooth, but that's not even scratching the surface. Remedy Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will clean and reseal the fuel pressure sensor mounting area, free of charge.
That awesome dynamic performance isn't mated with a perfect package, however. Interior appointments are first-class, and all the luxury features you would expect are there. Problem is, when it comes time to break necks, the tranny doesn't keep up, endlessly hunting for that ideal gear remember, there are eight of them and delivering lethargic shifts when in manual mode. Writers from find the suspension, along with the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system intelligently operated to coordinate the car's power steering, stability control and electronic brake system. Granted, the sedan's figures -- certainly the 5.
Six-cylinder models make do with a six-speed automatic, though. The electric-assist steering has great weighting and just the right amount of effort, though it's not as communicative as some other sport sedans. Although it is attractive, the unit can be one of the most confusing interfaces on the market for a first time user. Refinements followed for 2007; and then a much-improved V8 engine arrived for 2008. This 350 has same specs as the rear-wheel drive model but with a four-wheel drive drivetrain. It also comes with traction control, an Adaptive Variable Suspension and electronic speed-sensing rack-and-pinion steering.