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Updated 2020 Lexus RX and RX-L crossovers add Android Auto, costs $45,175 to start
Updated 2020 Lexus RX and RX-L crossovers add Android Auto, costs $45,175 to start

Just in time to go back to school, the 2020 Lexus RX has learned how to play nice with Android smartphones. The automaker announced Tuesday that the 2020 Lexus RX will be the first vehicle from the brand with Android Auto compatibility when they go on sale later this year. Parent-company Toyota...Read More»

2019 Lexus NX F Sport Black Line Special Edition
2019 Lexus NX aces IIHS tests, earns Top Safety Pick+ nod

The 2019 Lexus NX earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the organization announced Monday. The NX earned the institute's highest safety nod thanks to excellent standard headlights and "Superior" scores for forward collision avoidance. While 2015-2018...Read More»

2020 Lexus LX 570 equipped with Sport Package
2020 Lexus LX 570 Sport is a three-row, six-figure luxury bus for up to eight

The Lexus LX 570 has largely stuck to the same luxury SUV formula for years now, but for 2020, the brand plans to spice things up a little with a new Sport Package. Lexus announced the additional equipment package Monday and said the sporting gear will only be available for three-row models. If...Read More»

2020 Lexus GX 460
Off-road, safety tech added to rugged 2020 Lexus GX 460

The 2020 Lexus GX 460 is treated to a minor styling update that masks its newly standard active safety tech and available off-road features. Under its crisper tuxedo for the new year, the 2020 GX 460 is still a global-market Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. Up front is a new spindle grille that falls...Read More»

2020 Lexus RX
2020 Lexus RX adds touchscreen infotainment, Android Auto compatibility

The 2020 Lexus RX crossover SUV ditches last year's troublesome computer mouse-like control knob in favor of a touchpad and touchscreen for infotainment, which is now compatible with Android Auto. When it announced the upgraded tech Wednesday, Lexus said that it also tweaked the luxury crossover...Read More»

2018 Lexus LS 500h Executive Package (Lexus LS Hybrid)
Lexus makes Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa available on recent models for $199

Owners of a handful of recent Lexus cars and crossover SUVs now have the option to upgrade their infotainment system software to include Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility—for a price. DON'T MISS: 2019 Lexus UX crossover earns Top Safety Pick award from IIHS The luxury automaker...Read More»

2019 Lexus UX
2019 Lexus UX crossover earns Top Safety Pick award from IIHS

The 2019 Lexus UX is an IIHS Top Safety Pick, but only with certain headlights equipped. The insurance-funded safety body said this month that the UX aced its slew of crash tests, including the trickier passenger-side small overlap front test. To qualify for a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn...Read More»

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S, Valencia, Spain, January 2019
Porsche, Lexus dealers top survey for luxury dealership service

Porsche and Lexus owners are the most satisfied with their dealership experience, J.D. Power said Thursday. Its latest studied looked at how satisfied vehicle owners and lessees said they were with a dealership's service center. In the luxury segment, Porsche and Lexus were at the top and Cadillac...Read More»

2019 Lexus UX
Lexus unveils details for its subscription plan

Lexus on Tuesday jumped into the new-car subscription foray. Lexus calls its program the "Complete Lease" program, although it mirrors rivals' subscription programs in many ways. One difference, however, is that Complete Lease does not allow swapping into other cars throughout the subscription...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna Limited
Toyota adds 1.3 million more vehicles to Takata airbag recall in US

Toyota on Wednesday added 1.3 million more vehicles to the Takata airbag inflator recall in the U.S., which comes a month after a follow-up recall for another 65,000 cars. The new recall adds the following vehicles to the list of recalled models with faulty airbag components made by Japanese...Read More»

2019 Lexus LX Inspiration Series
2019 Lexus LX Inspiration bundles black-out looks, exclusive luxury touches

The 2019 Lexus LX Inspiration special edition SUV announced Wednesday bundles black-out exterior trim with a stark white and black interior. The LX shares its underpinnings with the Toyota Land Cruiser, which makes the LX a cushier off-road alternative. The Inspiration special edition rounds up a...Read More»

2019 Lexus UX (UX250h E-Four hybrid)
2019 Lexus UX first drive review: Small-minded, but not like that

When SUVs first bubbled up from the primordial ooze, size truly mattered. From Wagoneers to Land Cruisers to Suburbans, the most popular sport-utility vehicles dwarfed the passenger cars that shared the road. Eventually, they bullied many of them off the streets entirely. Now size is less a...Read More»

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Apple's self-driving car rear-ended

A Lexus RX 450h fitted with Apple's experimental self-driving car technology was hit by a driver in a 2016 Nissan Leaf last month, a police report said. The crash is believed to have been the first involving the car testing technology for Apple's secretive Project Titan program. A post-crash report...Read More»

2019 Lexus ES
2019 Lexus ES gets $40,525 base price, 44 mpg combined for hybrid version

Mid-size luxury will keep its mid-size price tag. The redesigned 2019 Lexus ES 350 has a base price of $40,525 including a $1,025 destination charge, a $550 increase over the last-generation model, Lexus announced last week. MORE: Lexus recalls 115,000 cars for potential fuel leak Alternatively...Read More»

2019 Lexus ES
2019 Lexus ES first drive: a luxury staple breaks into three-part harmony

Freed from its burden of being the mid-size sedan for every luxury buyer, the 2019 Lexus ES sedan, now in its seventh generation, grows slightly sharper in each of its several distinct flavors. The 2019 ES350 plays the middle-of-the-road luxury role, the ES300h hits hybrid high-economy notes while...Read More»

2018 Lexus RC 350 F Sport
Less for more: 2018 Lexus RC earns Top Safety Pick+ award, unless ordered with pricey optional headlights

There's almost always a caveat when it comes to car safety, and the 2018 Lexus RC is no exception. RC models fitted with standard LED projector headlights earn a "Good" rating for how well those units point the way forward in the IIHS' testing. That's enough to merit Lexus' coupe a coveted Top...Read More»

2018 Lexus RX 350L
2018 Lexus RX 350L first drive review: playing catch up in a game it created

Sometimes two rows just isn’t enough. Strollers are getting bigger, car seats are bulkier, and nuclear families may as well need a battleship to go out to the movies for a night. Lexus gets all that. Meet the “U.S.S. 2018 Lexus RX 350L”—or at least it feels that way. With...Read More»

2010 Lexus HS250h - door badge
With hybrid cars, automakers look to blend their pitches (and prices) to sell more

Robert O’Hair and his wife Darnelle had a few must-have features on their new-car shopping list. “Hybrid powertrain” was nowhere to be found. In that, the O’Hairs aren’t alone. The pair had just purchased a farm in rural Colorado, almost an hour northeast of Denver...Read More»

2019 Lexus UX
2019 Lexus UX crossover revealed: luxury on a small scale

Ahead of its unveiling at next week's Geneva auto show, Lexus on Tuesday took the wraps off its smallest crossover yet: the 2019 Lexus UX. The pint-size, high-riding crossover will do battle here in the U.S. against the BMW X1, the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, and the Volvo XC40. Although Lexus is...Read More»

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