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Sportcross vs regular better/worse differences

Looking for an objective comparision between a sportcross (wagon/hatchback) and a regular sedan

Also was Lexus thinking small family when they developed the sportcross, the rear seats so impractical

sportcross:
I heard that the rear rims are bigger.
The seats fold down as well.


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Better gas mileage.
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Some people (sedan people ) think the SportCross is ugly.

I think it looks cool, but I like wagons.

Major differences besides looks are the rear seats fold down, you have a hatch, and it did not come in manual.

Other than that they are the same. Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension are the same. MPG is about the same. SportX is only 150 pounds more than the sedan. Rim difference is nominal in rear, no biggie.

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Yeah the rear rim width is .5 inches wider? Also for what it's worth the SportCross has better weight distribution.

Better Gas Mileage? Because of the 125 pound weight difference + Drag? I think the fuel economy difference in negligible. Honestly all the SportCross does is literally expand on a already great Sedan. If you need more space and find it attractive go for it. If not then grab a regular Sedan version.
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you can join the f102 fraternity if you get a sportcross

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After the hazing, I mean initiation, that is.

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My family thinks I need to grow up and get something practical like a SUV or RX 300... me thinks fun car...
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Cons:
The sportX is hard to find rear bumpers for.
The fronts can use any of the sedan bumpers, but you need to change the fogs.
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After the hazing, I mean initiation, that is.
shhhhh we are on double secret probation for that! but yea pretty much all the sedan mods work on the sportx (don't call it a wagon!) minus the rear valiance pieces (bumper, tail lights, spoiler). Exhausts and suspension bits work fine

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I'm still waiting for somebody on the boards to bust out a JDM kit on the SportCross. Toyota even made a factory body kit for the Altezza Gita, and it looks pretty tight.

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id drive the SportX...not my style but it is different and looks pretty good.

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one thing about the sportcross stock rims, because they're staggered, you can't rotate them. i've gone 23k on my tires and they're pretty much gone. i figure i could've gotten a few more miles out of them if i could have rotated the buggers.

al, i vaguely remember brad saying something about the struts on the sportcross being different from those on the sedan? i don't have access to my shop manual, i wonder if the part numbers are different?

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If you need more space and find it attractive go for it. If not then grab a regular Sedan version.

My thoughts exactly. People like to ask questions about trucks, SUVs, wagons etc., as to whether or not they're worth it, good/bad, or better/worse.

Aesthetics aside, either you need the utility or you don't.

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On the part list I have, it is the same. Ricky, PM me your email address, and I will send it to you for your perusal.

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