This car is great. I wanted an attractive hybrid and Lexus/Toyota delivered with this vehicle. It’s not as luxurious as you would expect from the Lexus brand as far as ride comfort, but it makes up for that in other areas. This is the best car I’ve ever owned and I am 100% happy with my purchase.
I bought the vehicle with 70000 miles on it and replaced spark plugs ,intake air filter , and have been doing toyota 0-20 oil changes every 7k miles. My car now has 130xxx and it started to misfire to the point where I was not comfortable driving it. I started doing some research and well the apparently they are notorious for carbon build up. Did some more research and found and diy egr cleaning video on YouTube. Sure enough just performed the job today and it started running normal again. The diy job was pretty intense. Took me approx. 4 hours because of all the tight spots that you have to get into. But anyway the carbon build up seems to be happing to a lot of toyotas/ Lexus vehicles. Dec 2017 did an engine rebuild at the dealership because somehow the block was warped. After the rebuild engine is shaking at start up again. Issue was brought up to dealer and still pending. Not impressed lexus.
I wasn’t looking for this car.. it found us. We were looking for a hybrid. On a random day we went to an Audi/ vw dealership and we’re trying old about this little ore owned gem... it checked all the boxes from fuel economy to performance to style.. sporty sleek and sexy. SOLD! Now after the fact (irresponsible I know) I am thrilled to read the reviews of this hot little lux devil and am glad we went for it when we saw the perfec fit for our needs! Thank you Lexus for your safe quality luxury hybrid... we are sold! Ps.. we are TALL people and this cars headroom is great plus we have frowning children who fit very comfortably into this car! ... one thought for Lexus.. need cup holders in the rear ;).
This has been a great car. My overall gas mileage for 55,000 miles is 46.5 mpg. The car is extremely reliable and the only warranty repair I had was replacement of the AC blower because the bearings went bad. It is the equivalent of a mini suv when the back seats are down. The only limitation is the navigation system. It is difficult to use and intrusive. My I-Phone navigation system is much better and more up to date. Lexus is discontinuing the model after 2017 which is too bad because it is a reasonably priced, good hybrid car.