Overall If you're going to buy a vehicle packed with complicated technology, you lessen your chances of failure quite significantly by ensuring there's a Lexus badge on it. My only disappointment is its demand for premium fuel which to me, compromises the whole point of fuel economy. When combined with a compatible phone, Bluetooth allows the driver to make hands-free phone calls through its touch-screen control panel and to transfer personal phone books to the navigation unit. In a usual front end collision, the legs come into contact with the lower dashboard and steering column. Its exterior design was not typical of existing four-door vehicles at its introduction.
Like the previous series, a 2. Design patents were filed on 1 April 2002 under No. Thanks to anyone with a hint. Watch the average mpg setting go to 0. The new navigation system also featured voice dial systems and the ability to enter destinations by voice address while driving. It is unnerving at first to not have the engine chugging along in the background, but once you get used to it, the driving experience is very little different. Passing power at lower and mid engine rpm's was noticeably improved due to the electric motor.
It was successful in terms of sales, and became the best-selling Lexus model shortly after its introduction. As I mentioned above, one time mine did not reset after topping off with about 4 gals of fuel; but has always reset after adding more than about 5-6 gals. The exterior color scheme was two-tone, with the bumper and lower body-side cladding a gray color. The Harrier was fitted either a 2. The navigation system includes controls for the audio and climate system and also displays the energy status ie electricity or gasoline and fuel-economy. There is a choice between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive and 18-inch alloy wheels are standard. I will check with a Lexus dealer to see what they will tell me.
This sort of drive system is similar to that pioneered in Toyota's Prius but Lexus have finessed certain elements to suit the character of a luxury 4x4. An automatic retracting tonneau cover adds a measure of security and convenience to the cargo area. Archived from on 22 January 2010. Archived from on 29 July 2012. The driver can see which power sources are being used by means of an instrument readout which replaces the usual rev counter. Chief engineer Takayuki Katsuda headed development, with design being conducted from 2005. Display the avg mpg on the center dash display, hold the Info button down, and it resets to zero.
It was introduced at the 2010 Moscow Auto Show, and aimed to circumvent the additional taxes applied to automobiles with large and higher emissions; import cars in China over 3. Leave a Comment Name Mail Website. Consumption in city is 9. The water pump for the gasoline engine is driven by the camshaft belt. Hybrid transaxles are built at the Kokura plant in since 2009. With Lexus Hybrid Drive, under normal driving conditions, only the front motor and gasoline engine were used. Archived from on 15 June 2006.
Archived from on 15 February 2010. One other thing to keep in mind … Generally speaking, hybrid systems require that the conventional engine be warmed up to facilitate the transition to electric power. An battery was responsible for powering the motors, and charged by generators during deceleration or sharp cornering. The navigation system is offered in an option package with the 11-speaker Mark Levinson® Premium Audio System is available. Moreover, during deceleration and under braking, the engine switches off and both the electric motors act as high-output generators, driven by all four wheels.
Leather trim is available in several option packages. This can significantly effect mileage when taking short trips in cooler climates. The Japanese-market Toyota Harrier could be optioned with sound system, sport seats, and a leather steering wheel. Archived from on 7 July 2011. Specifically, the data display that shows the mpg since the car was new, not the current mpg that can vary from moment to moment.
In December 1995, the final design directed under designer Makoto Oshima was approved for production, and prototypes later went into testing in 1996. Production ended in December 2008. When you reapply pressure to the throttle, use the lightest touch possible to maintain speed. Of course, that causes several other things to have to be reset as well. Lexus quote a combined fuel economy figure of 34.
This is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Knee bags also reduce head and chest injuries. Archived from on 24 June 2010. Side-curtain airbags are designed to help offer additional crash energy-management for the front- and rear-seat occupants. Dynamic Laser Cruise Control measures and helps maintain a set distance from a vehicle traveling ahead. The instrument cluster's multi-function display uses an organic light-emitting diode display instead of a thin film transistor display.