You can also upgrade it with a navigation system and to a large 10. The grille also features horizontal louvers all the way to the bottom. The biggest change is to the front fascia which features updated headlights, grill and bumper. Drivetrain Since Lexus made some headway in drivetrain department for the 2016 model year, it comes as no surprise that the refreshed model will offer the same engine lineup. The generation that followed it arrived in 2005, and that was a somewhat more staid vehicle. The Hybrid uses the same engine along with an electric motor to deliver 275 horsepower and a whopping 442 pound-feet.
First off, the Moonstone and Ivory colors have been replaced by Chateau, which is a light shade of gray. It is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and paddle shifters. I am curious to see what Lexus does with the pricing point, though. Power is rated at 180kW at 5,800rpm or torque 350Nm at 1,650 to 4,400rpm. Suspension across the lineup is fully independent, courtesy of double wishbones up front and a multilink setup in the rear. On the inside, the infotainment display screen has received an update, and there are a few other refinements within the cabin.
On the lesser models, power is sent to the wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. But move into the middle of the power band and power is lacking. It is puts power to the rear wheels through a Sport Direct-Shift 8-speed automatic with paddle shifters. The niche appeal was gone, and it felt more like the sensible-yet-lackluster cars it shared showrooms with. Rear-drive cars employ an eight-speed automatic transmission, while all-wheel-drive models have a six-speed automatic. Not everyone loves Remote Touch, but it has easy-to-reference Map and Menu buttons, along with the ever-important Back button.
The exhaust outlets are now rectangular, and the rear diffuser now has five fins spread between the exhaust outlets. The overall design of the dash has remained the same, but that infotainment screen has been updated from a measly seven inches up to 10. The company long known for sensible-yet-boring cars proves it can do fun—you just have to pick the right car. The car also received newly designed cup holders that now are now connected by an opening in the middle. To the rear, the has a lot of the same going on. They sales person, preowned sales manager are bunch of unprofessionals, liars and have no respect towards the customers. Exterior and interior design elements are also upgraded, including special instrumentation and F Sport heated front seats.
The rear has also been updated with new taillight reflectors and a new exhaust. To the sides, there are no structural changes to speak of. In a few years, the brand is going to have a lot of work to do to improve on what it already has here. But the F Sport version really emphasizes the performance nature of the car with a more aggressive grille, added vents, and available 18-inch aluminum F-Sport wheels. Down below, the corner vents are much more aggressive and larger than before. Around back, Lexus rejiggered the taillight reflectors and reshaped the tailpipes, but the overall look carries over.
From a dead stop, the A4 can hit the 60 mph sprint in 6. But, the real question is: Will the refresh be enough to keep sales of entry-level sedan soaring as they have for the last three years? Because of this design, the nose looks like it protrudes from the car a little farther than before. Now that the model is a few years old, Lexus took it upon itself to give its sporty little entry-level a refresh. With the refresh comes two new exterior color schemes — Deep Blue Mica and Graphite Black Glass Flake. As a result, you give up a decent amount of grunt for a scant improvement in fuel economy, which makes me wonder why this middle car even exists.
You have to bury the throttle to get serious acceleration. Read our full review on the Audi A4 The C-Class is the default go-to for luxury and performance in a smaller package. The Premium Plus Package includes power tilt and telescopic steering and rain-sensing intermittent wipers, while the Luxury Package boasts a blind spot monitor, special leather and wood trim, headlamp washers, a heated steering wheel, parking assist and more. There are more subdued interior schemes, but this one pairs rather well with the white exterior with dark wheels. Interior Changes inside are relatively minor. These are some of the top safety technology features available on the market today, and Lexus offers them as standard equipment. The rear seats are a bit more comfortable, but may lack legroom if you have to sit behind a taller driver.
I had some tech issues with the financing application which were handled quickly by the team, and I felt the review of optional plans was informative without being pushy. There are also new taillight units, new wheel designs, and even a couple new colors. It combines a high pressure fuel system for injection directly into the cylinders with a low pressure system for injection into the ports. They are back by a black trim insert that gives the appearance of unlimited depth. The C450 gets the venerable 3. Many automakers offer high-tech safety gear like forward-collision warning, but at a price.