However, if you spring for an option package that includes navigation, you'll get a touchpad also on the center console , similar to those on a laptop computer. The passenger rear seats are also electrically powered. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the carefully. See your dealer for details. Gear select switches are located on the side of this unit. The crossover blends sharp creases, pointed shapes, and a fastback roof to make something that looks unique.
However, the quite and calm cabin, along with such a beautiful ride quality, add to that the features, and the Lexus becomes the obvious choice here. Some used models may have all-wheel drive. Interested in the 2018 model? While the aggressive exterior may be polarizing to some, the luxurious interior helps draw in more buyers. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. It also has front sport seats to better cradle you during lively driving. Even with the back seats down, the square footage of the cargo area of really too small to be anything more than a grocery getter for a retiree family of two.
This year's model doesn't change any exterior panels, which is good—we like the current look. The Infiniti is right there too at 20. Because of a delay in power delivery—perhaps a mix of fuel-efficiency-minded engine controls and turbo lag—the driver is left to game the powertrain behavior they want by providing exaggerated inputs rather than smooth ones. Poor fuel economy, slow 0-60, lack of storage and indifference to ergonomics kill the attractiveness of what is otherwise a sexy looking vehicle. The F Sport version carries a black mesh grille and metallic bumper moldings, black side mirrors, and 18-inch wheels to help distinguish it from the crowd. A rising window line meets a falling roofline to provide only a small triangular view out the rear side, and the standard rearview camera becomes a necessity for parking.
A moonroof is available as an a la carte option as well. It looks dressier, but stowing it in the custom compartment under the load floor requires the cargo bay to be empty—which isn't always the case. Also, the amount of features are insane in this Lexus and so is the comfort. Tournament golf bags will not fit. It provides heated and cooled seating as well. The infotainment system uses a track pad that is borderline useable while the car is in motion.
See your dealer for details. It is an all-wheel drive with the 2. However, it's far from the most adept corner carver in the class. Holding the phone button activates Siri but not in a way that activates the cars functions like many other vehicles. On the other hand, basic standard equipment is substantial. See your dealer for details.
It's less intuitive than the standard knob and doesn't function as well as most touch-screen displays. Standard alloy wheels are 17-inch, but 18-inch wheels are available. The Lexus Safety System+ suite of driver assistance features is standard for 2018, and an 8-inch infotainment screen replaces the old 7-inch screen. Buttons for climate settings are located high on the center stack, so they're easy to see and reach from the driver's seat. Decent, but not quite the best. It's hardly one of the more subtle systems—although that's what you want here; it warns the driver with both a light and a buzzer if a crash is imminent, and will automatically brake if the driver doesn't respond.
Power comes from a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that develops 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, driving a sequential six-speed automatic transmission. It is also available as a , which we review separately. See your dealer for details. See your dealer for details. Front passengers can also operate the interface, which proved the best method. That number increases with the rear seats folded flat to a total 53.
The lower anchors are deep in the seat and hard to locate, plus there's not much room to maneuver your hands around them. However, again like in the case of Acura, the Lexus a lot more on comfort and quality and is thus the deserved winner. It's mated to a 6-speed automatic that can motivate either the front or all wheels, depending on configuration. Enthusiast drivers simply will not be satisfied. The trunk capacity of the X3 is way better too. Under the hood is a 2.
The F Sport is the most aggressive interpretation with a black mesh grille and metallic bumper moldings, black side mirrors, and 18-inch wheels to help distinguish it from the others. Still, the long and angled dash top and protruding console form an unusual Z-shape when looked at from the side. The experience of sitting in the vehicle for the first time will exceed your expectations. See your dealer for details. Cargo carrying capacity is generally good with 17. The seating material is a faux-leather but the texture and touch is.