Great on reliability, but sub-par performance
March 20, 2019
Functionally, this car met all my needs. Plenty of room for adults in the back and front, cubbies for all the little things and all in a nicely designed interior package. The view screen for the Nav system was huge and the ergonomics was outstanding. Now if Lexus could only get their engine and transmission mated together, they would have a real winner! The car never seemed to be in the right gear because it always wanted to be the highest gear possible as soon as possible. Plus, when I would want to accelerate, the gap in the time between pressing the gas pedal and getting everything to respond seemed like an eternity. I really had to watch pulling out of one lane to pass cars on the freeway because I needed extra time for the car to respond and by the time it did, the cars in the next lane would be right on top of me. It was so bad, that I felt it created a very dangerous situation. Plus, I never, ever drove the car in anything but the Sport setting. Out of the Sport setting, I clearly thought the car was unsafe.