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J.D. Power: Vehicle Dependability Drops For The First Time In Over 15 Years
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»

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»

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»

2012 Lexus IS 250  -  Driven, November 2011
J.D. Power: Dealership Service Improving Rapidly, Buoying Brands

New-car dealerships are doing much better—even compared to last year—in satisfying customers who return to the shop for service. That's one of the findings from J.D. Power's latest Consumer Service Index (CSI) Study, released today. The latest 2013 CSI finds that thanks to automaker and...Read More»

2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport
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»

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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»

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»

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»

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