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2021 Lexus IS revealed: New look for luxury sedan, but a lot hasn't changed
2021 Lexus IS revealed: New look for luxury sedan, but a lot hasn't changed

The 2021 Lexus IS luxury compact sedan will begin a new decade sporting much of the same hardware as it had in the last decade. The small four-door car that was unveiled Monday sports a new body and new look, but under the hood is most of the same hardware found in 2020 versions. When it goes on...Read More»

Review update: The 2020 Lexus ES 300h shelters drivers in the right place post thumbnail
Review update: The 2020 Lexus ES 300h shelters drivers in the right place

Long-distance journeys may have settled into your mind, in this time of sheltering in place. One day we'll be able to drive far, far away—and for that day your shopping list could start and begin with the 2020 Lexus ES 300h Ultra Luxury. If you can avoid the lure of a crossover SUV, the 2020...Read More»

Review update: The 2020 Lexus RX 350 AWD still answers the call post thumbnail
Review update: The 2020 Lexus RX 350 AWD still answers the call

The $46,575 2020 Lexus RX 350 AWD answers a very specific call—the call of the mild. It's been popular for two decades because it's a known entity, never too obtrusive, never one to step out of line. We nailed it in our full review thusly: "Performance isn't its big virtue—virtue is."...Read More»

2020 Lexus RX earns Top Safety Pick due to improved headlights post thumbnail
2020 Lexus RX earns Top Safety Pick due to improved headlights

The 2020 Lexus RX has received a Top Safety Pick nod from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety thanks to some strategic improvements to its crash structure and an updated set of headlights. For the first time, the 2020 RX swept the insurance watchdog's crashworthiness tests, receiving a...Read More»

What's New for 2020: Lexus post thumbnail
What's New for 2020: Lexus

Lexus followed its onslaught of new crossover SUVs over the past few years with a renewed commitment to sedans and sports coupes. For 2020 the major updates for Toyota’s luxury brand are muted, with a significant update of its best-selling RX350 mid-size crossover. Its large SUVs soldier on...Read More»

Updated Lexus UX headlights earn Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS post thumbnail
Updated Lexus UX headlights earn Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS

Updated headlights on 2019 Lexus UX crossovers earned top scores from the IIHS in recent tests and netted the small luxury crossover a Top Safety Pick+ award. Lexus Enthusiast was the first to report the findings Monday. In May, the IIHS reported that the new Lexus UX, which is related to the...Read More»

2020 Lexus NX 300 crossover Black Line edition gets a new look post thumbnail
2020 Lexus NX 300 crossover Black Line edition gets a new look

Lexus is taking a different tack with its 2020 NX 300 Black Line edition, weaving in some bronze finish inside and out for a new twist on a returning theme. Of course, it wouldn't be the "Black Line" if the predominant exterior treatment wasn't black. The new bronze-finished wheels may be the...Read More»

Updated 2020 Lexus RX and RX-L crossovers add Android Auto, costs $45,175 to start post thumbnail
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 aces IIHS tests, earns Top Safety Pick+ nod post thumbnail
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 Sport is a three-row, six-figure luxury bus for up to eight post thumbnail
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»

Off-road, safety tech added to rugged 2020 Lexus GX 460 post thumbnail
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 adds touchscreen infotainment, Android Auto compatibility post thumbnail
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»

Lexus makes Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa available on recent models for $199 post thumbnail
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 crossover earns Top Safety Pick award from IIHS post thumbnail
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»

Porsche, Lexus dealers top survey for luxury dealership service post thumbnail
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»

Lexus unveils details for its subscription plan post thumbnail
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»

Toyota adds 1.3 million more vehicles to Takata airbag recall in US post thumbnail
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 bundles black-out looks, exclusive luxury touches post thumbnail
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 first drive review: Small-minded, but not like that post thumbnail
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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