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Lexus, Subaru, Mazda Earn High Marks On Consumer Reports' Report Card
Lexus, Subaru, Mazda Earn High Marks On Consumer Reports' Report Card

Every year, Consumer Reports rolls out its "Brand Report Card", which ranks major auto brands based on reliability and road-test scores. CR's 2013 scoresheet has just come out, with Lexus at the top of the heap. In previous years, CR's report card has lumped all of an automaker's sub-brands under...Read More»

2010 Lexus RX 350
J.D. Power Reports Vehicle Dependability Is On The Rise

If you’ve ever shopped for a new car, chances are good that someone has passed along this bit of automotive wisdom: never purchase a new or redesigned model in its first year of release. While that may have been true in years past, the latest vehicle dependability data from J.D. Power and...Read More»

Car lot
Auto Incentives Dropped 12% In January, But Transaction Prices Fell, Too

Incentives continued their long, slow decline in January, but according to TrueCar, transaction prices fell, too, which could soften the blow for bargain-hunters. On average, incentives slipped 12.2% between December 2012 and January 2013, coming to rest at $2,274 per vehicle. The pickings are...Read More»

2010 Lexus RX 350
Toyota Pays $17.35 Million Fine Over Timeliness Of Lexus Floor Mat Recall

Back in June, Toyota added the 2010 Lexus RX to a long list of vehicles that were recalled due to problems with accelerator pedals sticking beneath floor mats. That was unusual because Toyota launched the recall more than two years earlier, in the winter of 2010. To the National Highway Traffic...Read More»

2013 Lexus ES 350
Lexus To Replace Emergency Trunk Release On ES, GS, IS Models

Score two for Consumer Reports. Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency said that it would investigate fuel efficiency on the 2013 Ford C-Max and Ford Fusion Hybrid -- in part because Consumer Reports had been so vocal in its criticism of those vehicles' claims. Now, the magazine's...Read More»

Lexus 'Check In for Charity' Facebook app
Lexus Converts Facebook Check-Ins Into Cash For Boys & Girls Clubs

Lexus is known for putting big red bows on its vehicles during the holiday season. But this year, during its "December to Remember" year-end sales event, Toyota's luxury marque is also giving to charity -- and you can help out, even if you're not in the market for a Lexus. The way it works is...Read More»

J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index Study
J.D. Power: Lexus, MINI Are Tops In Sales Satisfaction

Earlier today, we discussed how a range of factors affect customer satisfaction with new automobiles. Included in that mix is the sales process, which begins with shoppers researching possible purchases, and ends with buyers driving their new cars home. J.D. Power's 2012 U.S. Sales Satisfaction...Read More»

2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Toyota, Honda Retain Value Longer Say Analysts At KBB, ALG

Some car buyers get so wrapped up in the excitement of purchasing a new car that they forget one important thing: their car is an investment that will someday pay dividends. According to two new studies, Toyota and Honda vehicles pay off better than their competitors by retaining more of their...Read More»

2013 Lexus ES 350
2013 Lexus ES, GS Flunk Emergency Trunk Release Tests

The 2013 Lexus ES and GS luxury sedans may have a defective emergency interior trunk release that could be a trap risk for trunk occupants, according to Consumer Reports. The flaw was discovered by accident by Jake Fisher, one of the publication’s testers, during an evaluation of the two...Read More»

2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback (three-door)
BMW Lets Select Shoppers Skip Up To 3 Payments

The race to become America's #1 luxury brand is on, and the competition is getting ugly. Last year, Lexus' 11-year reign at the top of the U.S. luxury heap came to an end, precipitated by an aging vehicle lineup and exacerbated by production problems caused by natural disasters in Asia. Since then...Read More»

2013 Lexus LS 460 F Sport
2013 Lexus LS First Drive and Video Road Test

With the 2013 Lexus LS, Toyota's luxury brand has something to solve. The perennial dogfight between BMW and Mercedes-Benz at the very top of their model ranges all but blots out most other competitors. Even Audi's A8 has difficulty gaining breathing room between the S-Class and the 7-Series;...Read More»

2010 Lexus RX 450h
Toyota Adds 154,000 2010 Lexus RXs To 2009 Unintended Acceleration Recall

So you thought Toyota had finally managed to move beyond the unintended acceleration fiasco of 2009-2010? Turns out that's not the case--the company just added another 154,000 vehicles to the list: the 2010 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h. The problem, however, isn't with anything electronic or...Read More»

2013 Lexus GX 460
2013 Lexus GX Priced From $54,320

When it arrives in dealerships this July, the 2013 Lexus GX 460 mid-size luxury SUV will carry a base price about $200 more than the virtually identical 2012 model. Priced from $53,445, plus an $875 destination charge, the base model GX 460 totals $54,320 with no additional options. Stepping up to...Read More»

Data from ALG's Spring 2012 Perceived Quality Study
Honda, Lexus Are Tops In Perceived Quality; Ford, Hyundai Improve

When it comes to perceived quality -- that is, how consumers view brands, based on personal experience and word-of-mouth -- Honda and Lexus are at the top of their game. That's according to ALG, a California-based company that has been predicting valuations in the automotive industry for almost 50...Read More»

2013 Lexus ES 350
2013 Lexus ES: First Drive

For years, the Lexus ES has been a great luxury sedan for impressing the clients. It's been conservatively dressed; plush, premium, quiet, and comfortable inside—yet never ostentatious. And it's worn that Lexus badge more as a symbol of smart, on-a-budget luxury than flamboyance. Those things...Read More»

2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport
2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport Recalled For Steering Problem

Lexus is issuing a voluntary recall of its 2013 GS 350 F Sport sedan. The recall only affects 350s with rear-wheel drive; the all-wheel version of the 350 F Sport is not included. According to Lexus, the recall stems from a flaw in the vehicle's variable gear ratio steering, or VGRS. In some...Read More»

2011 Lexus HS 250h
The Death List: What Cars Aren't Coming Back For 2013?

The only thing truly constant, it’s said, is change. With the possible exceptions of the Porsche 911 and every model built by the Morgan Motor Company, nowhere is this adage more true than in the automotive industry. We said goodbye to a fair number of cars in 2012, including some that were...Read More»

Ray LaHood
Coming Soon To Your New Car: A Brake-Override System

If the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has its way, new cars, trucks, and SUVs will soon come with brake-override systems. That's according to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that the agency has posted to its website (PDF). If you follow the news, you can probably guess the...Read More»

2012 Toyota Highlander
GM Lab Explosion, Lexus Supercar, Lambda Recall: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Lotus posted a rant on Facebook and we learned the cause of the explosion in GM's battery laboratory. We spied the 2014 Maserati Quattroporte and GM recalled the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

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