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2016 Lexus RX Video Preview
2016 Lexus RX Video Preview

Back in 1990, Lexus launched with the world-beating LS sedan. Since then, it’s been the RX crossover SUV that’s kept the doors open and the buyers buying. This year, a brand-new RX arrives, ready to take on rivals like the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Volvo XC60. This is our first look at the...Read More»

Scene from Mercedes’ ad for Super Bowl XLIX
Super Bowl XLIX Ad Lineup: Every Video We Can Get Our Hands On (And Then Some)

Everyone knows that the Super Bowl isn't just about football. The Super Bowl is an event -- a huge event -- and events are marketing opportunities. On this very special day, we're encouraged to consume, consume, consume: to drink more beer, to eat more pizza, or, if football isn't our thing, to...Read More»

2011 Lexus IS 350 F Sport
Toyota Recalls 2006-2011 Lexus Models To Fix Potential Fire Hazard; 422,509 Vehicles Affected

Toyota has announced an extensive recall of Lexus vehicles from the 2006 to 2011 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF) the recall is meant to fix a potential leak in the fuel system, which could cause the vehicles to catch fire. The...Read More»

Consumer Reports 2014 Annual Auto Reliability Survey
Today's Infotainment Systems Are Terrible (Especially On American Cars)

For several years, studies have shown that, on the whole, today's cars are built pretty well. And yet, quality ratings keep dropping. How is that possible? The answer: technology. More specifically: infotainment systems, those frequently clunky dashboard contraptions that aim to mimic the...Read More»

25 years of the airbag
NHTSA Expands Takata Airbag Recall: Here's An Updated List Of Every U.S. Car Affected

This is not a good time for Takata. Faulty propellant has caused the Japanese company's airbags to rip upon deployment, spraying passengers with shrapnel. That's led to a years-long series of recalls affecting more than 12 million vehicles around the world -- a number that ticked up by 247,000...Read More»

2015 Toyota Yaris  -  First Drive, September 2014
UPDATED: Toyota Recalls 1.75 Million Vehicles To Repair Faulty Brakes & Fuel Systems

UPDATED: See below. Toyota is issuing three large recalls that affect 1.75 vehicle owners worldwide. According to the BBC, the recalls are meant to fix problems related to brakes and fuel systems on cars built between 2007 and 2014. ALSO SEE: Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado Are The...Read More»

Older driver
Lincoln, Buick, Bugatti, Cadillac Attract The Oldest Buyers

Since the Great Recession, America's auto market has changed -- not just in terms of the cars we drive and the high-tech features they offer, but also in terms of who's buying those cars. A new post from 24/7 Wall Street discusses the brands that attract older shoppers, who now account for the...Read More»

2015 Lexus RX 350
2014 Toyota Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Sienna; 2015 Lexus RX Recalled

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. is recalling 2014 models of the Toyota Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Sienna and 2015 models of the Lexus RX. READ: 2015 Toyota Camry: First Drive According to a press release from the automaker, some of those vehicles may suffer from a fuel leak, which could increase the...Read More»

2013 Lexus GS 350  -  Driven
2013 Lexus GS350 Recalled for Braking System With Mind of its Own

The 2013 Lexus GS350 is being recalled for a braking system that can seem to have a mind of its own. The brake pedal assembly on these vehicles contains a load-sensing switch that measures brake pedal force applied by the driver. Due to a manufacturing defect, the switch may cause the braking...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna SE: photo by Todd Allen
510,000 Toyota, Lexus Models Recalled for Rust, Brake, Airbag Issues

Another day, another half million vehicles being recalled. This time, according to CBS Detroit, it’s a trio of vehicles from Toyota and Lexus, which are being recalled for various issues. The largest of this batch is for the 2004-2011 Toyota Sienna, which is being recalled again for an issue...Read More»

2015 Lexus NX 200t F Sport
2015 Lexus NX Compact Crossover Coming With Turbo, Hybrid Power

Small cars and crossovers are getting to be a big business among luxury automakers, and Lexus is finally ready to get in on the action with its new 2015 Lexus NX. Lexus will reveal its new compact crossover on April 20th at the Beijing Auto Show, and the 2015 NX will be tasked with taking on rivals...Read More»

2010 Lexus ES 350
Toyota Hit With $1.2B Recall Fine; How Will It Affect Shoppers, Owners?

For a whopping $1.2 billion, Toyota Motor Co. agreed earlier this week to settle a federal criminal probe concerning its statements during the unintended-acceleration-related recalls of Toyota and Lexus vehicles four years ago. The penalty is the largest one ever imposed on an automaker. But as a...Read More»

J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study
J.D. Power: Vehicle Dependability Drops For The First Time In Over 15 Years

America's auto industry has been on a roll recently, boasting stronger sales, better-built cars, and higher approval ratings from customers. That makes J.D. Power's latest Dependability Study all the more surprising, since it shows that vehicle dependability has dropped for the first time in more...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
Mercedes-Benz Zips Ahead Of BMW In U.S. Luxury Race

Until 2010 or so, Lexus had a firm grip on the U.S. luxury auto market. Then came massive, headline-grabbing recalls from its parent company, Toyota, and Lexus' reputation became tarnished. Though the Toyota brand ultimately bounced back, Lexus' largely ho-hum product line has delayed the upscale...Read More»

2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport
Ouch: Consumer Reports Can't Recommend 2014 Lexus IS 250, Infiniti Q50

Critics of Consumer Reports often argue that the magazine is predisposed to rank foreign cars -- specifically those from Japanese automakers -- higher than their competitors from Detroit. If you count yourself in that number, take note, because Consumer Reports has judged two major Japanese models...Read More»

2014 Lexus IS 250
2014 Lexus IS Earns NHTSA Five-Star Crash Rating

The redesigned 2014 Lexus IS has earned a five-star overall crash rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The five-star overall award includes a four-star rating in front crash tests and five stars for the luxury car’s performance in side-impact and rollover...Read More»

2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Lexus RX 400h, Lexus IS 350, Lexus GS 350 Recalled

Toyota has issued two unrelated recalls today. Together, they affect more than 235,000 vehicles in the U.S. The first recall centers around the 2006-2010 Highlander Hybrid and the 2006-2008 Lexus RX 400h. According to Toyota, the transistors located in the inverter assemblies on those hybrid models...Read More»

2014 Lexus IS 350
2014 Lexus IS Pricing Announced

Sporting an all-new look, an upgraded and redesigned chassis plus more equipment options, the 2014 Lexus IS that goes on sale this summer has another draw for consumers: pricing that is lower than the outgoing model. Specifically, the 2014 Lexus IS 250 with rear-wheel drive (RWD) carries a starting...Read More»

2013 Lexus ES 350
For The First Time Ever, Toyota Brings Lexus Production To The U.S.

Yesterday, our colleagues at Motor Authority predicted that today's press event with Toyota president Akio Toyoda would include an announcement that the company is moving production of some Lexus vehicles to the U.S. Move over, Walter Mercado, because it appears that our team was right. At a press...Read More»

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