After I put my kids in the backseat, however, I had to move my seat up farther than I was comfortable with to give them room. I bought my car used, had 28,000miles on it. It did, however, produce a startling amount of engine noise when accelerating hard, which compromised the quiet impression. Predictably, the hatchback blends internal combustion and electric propulsion as seamlessly as a Prius does. By far the most enjoyable driving comes from Sport mode, which contains different and more aggressive control settings for the hybrid performance, power delivery, acceleration, and other control systems. The 200h hatchback is comparably priced to the Audi A3. The list of standard and optional features is long, as you would expect from a Lexus.
It has earned excellent scores on crash tests, and carries a comprehensive set of both active and passive safety features. Models without navigation have user-friendly cabin controls. Taller editors complained loudly, one saying he felt like he was in a cave. This car is smallish and I would not recommend it for a large person. Inside, cabin material quality falls short of luxury class expectations. Dealers set their own prices. There's also a new F Sport version, which I tested for this review.
It is the customer's responsibility to verify the existence and condition of any equipment listed. Functionally, it gets a slightly lowered suspension with anti-sway bars, plus premium audio and navigation. Three drive modes — Eco, Normal and Sport — allow for some adjustments. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the carefully. Suspension feels nicely calibrated for a sporty hatch.
It's on the smaller side. The compromise does have its costs. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. Chrome Data makes no guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, with respect to the data presented here. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The little hatch flings it's tail-like rear wiper around curves with a light-footed nimbleness reserved for small roadsters, not front-wheel-drive hatchbacks. The little hatch flings it's tail-like rear wiper around curves with a light-footed nimbleness reserved for small roadsters, not front-wheel-drive hatchbacks.
Its hot-hatch silhouette and hybrid-only body style still get looks, but new compact hybrid entries make it somewhat less distinctive than it was when introduced three years ago. Anyone one else out there with me knows it can be grueling. Admittedly, I had separation anxiety, but after about a month, I noticed that I was willing to drive more and wanting to take road trips! With a stiff ride, a noisy and extremely tight cabin, this stylish, green hatchback can be taxing. Dealers can also install a full line of performance and appearance accessories under the F-Sport label. The base trim should be sufficient for the average shopper who wants a sporty yet comfortable ride. I was concerned because the reviews I read made this car very sluggish. Yet it offers no compromise on the refinement and driving pleasure which hallmark the progressive luxury inherent in every Lexus.
The car sits low to the ground. You can compare the 2012 and 2013 models. But it comes close in the fun to drive department. Yet the car comes with faux-leather seat covering called NuLuxe. But it comes close in the fun to drive department.
But it had sporty seats that hold you snugly and very smooth drive and handling. You won't find it as engaging or responsive to drive as, say, the Audi A3 or the outgoing Volvo C30, its competitors in the small luxury hatchback niche. For buyers who want sportier looks and more customization, Lexus dealers offer a full line of performance and appearance accessories under the F-Sport label. I am totally amazed at this engineering masterpiece. Not only is it reliable and safe, I feel so good and sexy in this car and isn't that a huge factor in why we buy the vehicles we do :? The cabin's rich materials appear to be borrowed from pricier Lexus models, but a few details come close to spoiling the uber-luxe impression.
We will notify you of your status via e-mail in one business day. The 7-inch display screen is also considerably smaller than the 12. Recycle marks have been placed on the front, rear and tailgate trim to facilitate optimum recycling. The driving experience at first isn't all that energetic or pulse-raising. Why You Can Trust Us U. Odometer is 9210 miles below market average! The results are presented relative to the average model that year. In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems.