I get 26 hwy and 32 city. I average anywhere between 23-27 mpg using regular fuel. To allow all navigation and Bluetooth functions to be used while in motion, simply press the destination button and then press the bull's-eye in the upper left corner. And I have hauled everything in it, from camping gear for weeklong trips to 2 tons of stone for backyard projects. Shield may protect against bugs, but we recommend elbow grease and a sponge, as it will take less time. In addition, it handles great for a big car, is very quiet, and is actually faster off the line than its non-hybrid counterpart! This vehicle is an amazing piece of technology and an interesting vehicle. There is no electrical cord dangling from the grille, no need to look for recharging stations.
Affordable, Reliable, Green Luxury — The light tan interior is better than black with kids but the floormats were so quick to stain that I had to invest in Lexus all-weather mats after one season. The Lockpick allows full use of the navigation system while driving and unlocks the direct-dialing keypad for use with a Bluetooth phone. The street that I live on isn't even on the map. The Lexus dealerships that I have gone to have helped me out and have been very helpful and extremely polite. The gas engine helps propel the car and recharges the battery. All in all, this Lexus provides an oscillating ride that's annoying in everyday use. It took nearly two hours to tape and mask off the Lexus in preparation for the half-hour rattle-can application.
A big contributor to the excellent mileage is no air conditioning. The third is connected to the rear differential and drives the rear wheels when additional power or traction is needed. It is possible that the hybrid system will shut down while the vehicle is being driven, causing the vehicle to stall unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. The navigation system is comletely outdated. Price, nor model was adjusted in the ad.
Fun Factor: Well, we're talking about a midsize luxury crossover here, so fun is relative. Not crazy about the maintenance costs. And no, you do not plug it in to recharge it. We've been through a lot already and we haven't even hit 70,000 miles. The internet sales person never again messaged me.
It had great power for passing, lots of bins for stowing things, and luggage space that seemed uncompromised by the extra batteries housed under the rear seat for the hybrid system. We only see a few of these around town and I'm sure you would be the only one in your neighborhood with one if you bought one! Every time I get in the car, I know I'm in for another pleasurable driving experience. The luxury-tuned suspension makes for body lean through corners, no matter the speed. Living with it is quite similar to living with a regular car. It's got a great navigation system; I use this alot and it's much better than the nav. My vehicle went for a lower than market value price, only to find out that there were alignment issues, as well as its sitting at the dealership for over a year, reason unknown. It is great to not burn gas sitting at a stoplight since the engine shuts off when it is not needed.
It is smooth, fast, reliable and efficient! Really, what's a single customer military veteran matter to a million dollar car business? My Dad, who does not walk well can get himself into this vehicle too! Primary Use: Family transportation Roomy, But. I had several problems starting the car, but the new battery has solved the problem. The 0-to-60 time dropped to 6. Similarly, the nonlinear power delivery makes smooth driving nearly impossible. To quell concerns about reliability Lexus warrantees the hybrid drivetrain for 8 years or 100,000 miles.
While at times the hybrid power train takes a moment to respond, occupants are firmly shoved into their seat backs whenever the pedal is mashed. Part of that mileage is a 275-mile trip to Phoenix with speeds of 80-plus on the interstate. The fit and finish is also excellent. This was especially apparent in city driving at moderate to low speeds. Gliding around silently in parking lots and heavy traffic with electric-only propulsion is a different sensation and one that's quite enjoyable.
I plan on getting at least another 100k on it before I think about getting rid of it. What I liked about the 2006 vs. It was listed as an Aero model, but the car pictured, was clearly not an Aero. We had some issues with the hybrid powertrain. Also, when the doors and windows are shut, it is extremely quiet.
If this sounds complicated, it is. Your average oil change, tire rotation, brake inspection, etc. Three months ago, I bought one. I bought the 2010 update for it and it is about 3 years behind. Build Quality: Being a Lexus, materials and general quality is top-notch throughout. And you don't have to give up your boat.
Cost of Ownership: At the dealership you'll be presented with eye- popping bills whenever the car is brought in for service. The seats are great, and the important radio controls volume and seek are on the driver's side and are big. And it burns about as much gas as a compact car, reducing America's dependence on foreign oil. Lexus prides itself on its service and I can see why. The bluetooth phone system is really nice, you can talk on the phone through a speaker, handsfee, no more holding the phone up to my ear, it's great!!! They can keep the car and not loose anything by me not ever being a customer. Hybrid gas-electric cars started out as miserly compacts designed to get a gazillion miles to the gallon.