The 2015 Tahoe is vastly improved over the outgoing trucks in every single meaningful way. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class. Below this line, the rear fenders have a giant bulge to cover the wheels. The suspension is less keen to upshift and more eager to downshift through multiple gears at a time. What they all lacked, however, was some driving excitement. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class.
See your dealer for details. Updates are very minor, but that shouldn't be an issue for buyers considering the crossover is the automaker's perennial best-seller. See your dealer for details. Fun and instantly alert; a posh cruiser or dramatic sportscar, as needed. Additional safety features include blind spot warning, adaptive cruise control, and a Pre-Collision that detects impending frontal collisions, provide increased stopping power, and can even apply the brakes to lessen the impact.
The downside of all that added beef is mass, and the 3894-pound F Sport tips our scales 273 pounds heavier than and a whopping 329 pounds more than. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating. Extremely fun and precise, and not synthetic. The situation is much improved up front where it counts. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class. But it is also probably the most luxurious, and is certainly the most aggressively styled. Tom Burkart is the founder and managing editor of Car-Revs-Daily.
Both powertrains provide good acceleration for passing and merging maneuvers. The glowing gauges are a highlight, with a choice of tachometer light options: red, white or blue naturally: The main cluster is a full digital display in the F Sport , but with a physical dial edge atop for a 3D depth that is super cool. F Sport seats with unique stitching feel absolutely stellar. You can still hang the tail out and bang around corners on full throttle. Now, if Lexus were to bolt a turbocharged V-6 into the thing, it might have the muscle to back up its aesthetics. There is a specific subset of hot coupe shoppers who place speed at the top of their list. The new two-door is powered by a 3.
We slightly regret that the darker of the two brown interior options are not offered on the F Sport, instead offering a bordeaux red option. Firm and well-damped, with a fluid and solid setup that is always planted even under hard braking or hard throttle. Refinement is also a strong point, with a quiet cabin that keeps exterior noise minimal inside the car. This all moves the Lexus flagship dramatically upmarket versus its Land Cruiser sibling from Toyota. The same goes for the coupe.
Sounds cheesy, but is actually delightful. Pinched square exhaust outlets are flush-mounted in a contrast-black diffuser portion of the bumper. The front and rear wheels turn in opposite directions at lower speeds, and in the same direction at higher speeds. Highway cruising, however, is refined. The recall began November 17, 2014.
This mid-cycle upgrade brings new styling all around, a fresh cabin and a healthy new dose of F Sport-infused performance. Slalom moves become eerily quick — it is a riot. All-wheel drive models come with a six-speed automatic. More Zen than Muscle Beach What is worth talking about is how streetwise the F Sport is on back roads. Daylight come and me wanna Tahoe.
Monitoring vehicle speed, steering direction and driver inputs, the system calculates the optimum angle for all four wheels. Make sure this doesn't impede your driving position. The F Sport body includes a deep sill extension with rear flip in its surface, nicely highlighting the planted stance and tiny overhangs. Though it technically seats four passengers, the rear is very tight for adults, and the coupe's sloping roof is attractive on the outside but skull-scraping within. See your dealer for details.
The base model is the all-wheel drive Premium package, and it's well equipped with navigation, a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated seats, blind spot monitoring, a back-up camera with rear cross-traffic alert, and a power sunroof. Tech features are plenty, with everything from a G-meter, navigation with a new version of the remote touch pad, Mark Levinson premium audio, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot warning, Lexus Enform App Suite, and pre-collision system with dynamic radar cruise control. I have enjoyed all of them as far as luxury cars are concerned. It is quick and vocal — the eight-speed in Sport Plus is eager to rev out to the redline and bang off upshifts with aggression. Up against the , , and , the Lexus is probably the least sporty drive of the group. Where the two differ the most is under the hood.