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Three-row 2018 Lexus RX 450hL hybrid luxury crossover priced from $51,615
Three-row 2018 Lexus RX 450hL hybrid luxury crossover priced from $51,615

You won't have to pay much more for less with the 2018 Lexus RX 450hL. The luxury automaker announced Thursday at the Chicago auto show that the first three-row version of its hybrid will be priced from $51,615 when it goes on sale in April. That works out to $1,550 more than the all-wheel drive...Read More»

2018 Lexus ES
2018 Lexus ES 300h vs. 2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: Compare cars

The 2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and 2018 Lexus ES 300h are comfortable, luxurious cruisers with an ace up their sleeves. Thanks to gasoline-electric hybrid powertrains, these two cars are roomy enough for five passengers yet they're among the most fuel-efficient new cars available today. Both go about...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry
Toyota to add Amazon Alexa integration to certain 2018, 2019 models

Drivers of some new Toyota vehicles will soon be able to have conversations with their cars, or at least ask them politely to do certain things. The automaker announced Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it is rolling out Amazon Alexa capability in certain 2018 and 2019...Read More»

2018 Lexus RX
Lexus slices 2018 RX 450h hybrid price

The 2018 Lexus RX 450h is nearly $7,500 cheaper to buy this year than it was in 2017. However, good deals usually come come with a caveat and the 2018 RX 450h is no exception. The RX 450h hybrid now lists for $46,690, including a mandatory $995 destination charge. That figure puts the most...Read More»

2018 Lexus RX L, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
2018 Lexus RX L video preview

The Lexus RX is a big seller for Toyota's luxury brand. In fact, it's the company's biggest. And here at the Los Angeles auto show, the smooth-riding crossover is getting bigger. Literally. Lexus is stretching the RX to add a third row of seats and create the RX L. The 2018 Lexus RX L is the same...Read More»

2018 Lexus RX L
2018 Lexus RX adds third row, 2018 Lexus LX takes it away

At the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, Lexus contradicted itself. The brand announced that its flagship 2018 LX 570 SUV will no longer come standard with a third row of seats and it showed off an extended-length version of its 2018 Lexus RX crossover that now offers three rows of seats. Confused?...Read More»

2018 Lexus LS 500 AWD
2018 Lexus LS 500 first drive: an ambitious remake

Cars get heart transplants all the time, but whole brands? It doesn't happen very often. When Lexus launched with its LS sedan in the 1990 model year, its success hinged on the flawless replication of the Mercedes model. That first sedan was an homage to Benz titans like the W123, and it was a...Read More»

2016 Lexus ES 350
2017 Lexus ES 350 recalled to fix potential steering issue

Toyota has issued a recall for 2017 models of the Lexus ES 350. According to a statement from the automaker, some of those vehicles may suffer from a serious problem with their steering system, which could dramatically increase the risk of collisions. That problem is an improperly installed tie rod...Read More»

J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Customer Service Index Study
Buick, Lexus top service satisfaction study, while Fiat, Land Rover bring up the rear

Another month, another survey from J.D. Power. The firm's 2017 U.S. Customer Service Index examined how satisfied (or unsatisfied) vehicle owners and lessees were after taking their cars in for service. The brand-by-brand rankings probably won't surprise you, but let's take a look anyway. To gather...Read More»

J.D. Power 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study
Lexus, Porsche, Toyota, Buick: America's most dependable brands

In the market for a car--maybe one that's a little gently used? You're in luck: this week, J.D. Power published its 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study, showing which brands are likely to cause the fewest headaches down the road. The Dependability Study is a bit like Power's equally popular Initial...Read More»

2018 Lexus LS center console with “EV MODE” button
Lexus to offer hybrid version of LS luxury sedan

When Lexus took the wraps off of its revamped flagship last week at the Detroit auto show, it did so without mentioning anything about a hybrid version—something that the brand has become associated with. It turns out that the brand's radio silence was hiding something. Close scrutiny of one...Read More»

2012 Toyota 4Runner
Toyota adds 543,000 Lexus, Scion, Toyota vehicles to Takata recall roster

One week before a new U.S. president is sworn into office, a second major automotive scandal--the one involving Takata's fatally flawed airbags--is coming to an end. But while today's agreement may wind down the government's investigation of the Japanese supplier, the recall and repair of vehicles...Read More»

2017 Lexus RC F
What's New for 2017: Lexus

With its edgy "spindle grille" look now firmly entrenched in its brand identity, Lexus is turning its sights on making making its lineup live up to the new look. To that end, the big news right now is definitely the upcoming arrival of the Lexus LC sports coupe. It's the successor to the SC, a...Read More»

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Today's high-tech safety systems can't quite handle car washes

Modern cars come with a huge array of safety systems to keep drivers and passengers safe. These systems are good at spotting obstacles like pedestrians and other vehicles, but some things confuse them--things like car washes, for example. That might sound like an absurd shortcoming, but if you look...Read More»

2016 Lexus RX 350
Lexus RX vs. Lincoln MKX: Compare Cars

Mid-size luxury crossover vehicles like the Lincoln MKX and Lexus RX have developed multiple roles in the market. On one hand, they’re the shape of convenience and elegance—especially to empty-nester types, who have turned to them instead of big luxury sedans. And on the other hand...Read More»

2017 Lexus IS 350
Lexus remotely updates software, crashes navigation systems: Is a cyberattack to blame?

For today's car-owners, over-the-air updates are a great thing--except when they aren't. Some Lexus owners have learned that the hard way, thanks to a software update that's been crashing vehicles' navigation systems. Reports about the problem vary, but several owners complain that it's bricked the...Read More»

Dealer
Lexus aims to go haggle-free, dealers grumble

For many car shoppers, haggling is a relic of days gone by. To them, haggling feels like mimeographs or three-martini lunches: once part of a business person's daily routine, but woefully out of date. Lexus feels the same, and it's rolling out a pilot program that could rid Lexus dealerships of...Read More»

2016 Lexus RX 350
2016 Lexus RX video road test

The Lexus RX is a trend-setter. It's been the best-selling vehicle in the luxury brand's lineup since it was new. It convinced other luxury brands that crossover SUVs were the way to big profits. This year, there's a new RX, with more interior space, a more lavish look and feel, and a suite of new...Read More»

Toyota Pre-Collision System
Toyota, Lexus promise to make automated braking standard by next year

Last week, 20 automakers that account for 99 percent of the U.S. car market agreed to make automated braking standard on all new vehicles by the year 2022. Toyota and Lexus fans, however, will see many of their favorite rides equipped with the safety technology far earlier. Toyota says that nearly...Read More»

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