I got a Chestnut Bronze on Black AWD model and love it. I traded in my 2010 Lexus HS250h for this, so not new to the whole hybrid game. With that said, this is truly another class above my previous ca...
I got a Chestnut Bronze on Black AWD model and love it. I traded in my 2010 Lexus HS250h for this, so not new to the whole hybrid game. With that said, this is truly another class above my previous car. While not as "soft" as the Lexus, the ride is comfortable for long highway trips. The performance of the car is what really sold me, though. It seems as if there is endless torque coming from the gas/electric motors when you touch the gas pedal. This car will get you in some trouble if not careful, but at least you will be getting 28+ MPG doing so. Double the horsepower and only 5 MPG less? I'll take it! The technology also is stuff that you couldn't find in cars 2x the price - unbelievable and truly adds to the driving experience.
My only gripes with the car are few and may just be personal problems. The largest nuisance is the hooks that hold down the floor mats - they are very weak and have broken off a few times even with relatively light use. Also, I wish the InTouch was quicker to load, but I was told that was the case in the 2015 models. This also causes a delay in the backup camera - the camera loads instantly, but the red/yellow/green and assist lines do not. Almost renders them useless when backing out of a driveway unless you are willing to wait a minute. In reviews, I had read about the brake pedal and the complaints about it. I personally don't see anything wrong with it, but maybe it is because I am used to the hybrid regeneration systems. I will admit, I do miss the A/C seats my Lexus had, but now that I do not live in AZ anymore I think I will learn to appreciate the heated steering wheel in the brutal Chicago winters.
Other than those few quirks, it is an excellent car and we are considering adding a second to the garage.