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First drive: Lexus Teammate driver-assistance system wants to know you’re there
First drive: Lexus Teammate driver-assistance system wants to know you’re there

Lexus’s Teammate driver-assistance system flashed red at me and grew impatient. As I ignored its alerts to take control of the steering wheel, it rang audible alerts in increasing levels of alarm. I wanted to see if I could game the hands-free driving system, but Teammate wouldn’t have...Read More»

2021 Lexus LS
Lexus cuts price on refreshed 2021 LS F Sport sedan

The 2021 Lexus LS flagship sedan gets a new touchscreen, a more refined interior, an updated suspension and engine enhancements, and a higher starting price for the mid-cycle refresh, Lexus announced Wednesday. The price of the F Sport gets cut, however. The 2021 Lexus LS500 starts at $77,025...Read More»

2020 Lexus LS 500h
Review update: 2020 Lexus LS makes for the ideal road tripper

My kids might be spoiled. In this case, the blame falls squarely on the 2020 Lexus LS 500h. In a long weekend away, spanning more than 700 rain-splattered Midwestern miles to and from Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the luxury hybrid sedan swaddled its teenage passengers in such...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»

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»

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»

J.D. Power and Associates' 2012 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study
Lexus, Porsche, Cadillac Top J.D. Power 2012 Dependability Study

The results of J.D. Power and Associates' 2012 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study have just been released, and there's plenty of good news for auto fans. Power's Dependability Study looks at problems associated with vehicles that are three model-years old (so the 2012 study examined rides from the...Read More»

2012 Toyota Highlander
New Toyota & Lexus Pricing: 2012 Corolla Goes Up, 2012 Venza Down

If you're planning to buy a new Toyota or Lexus in the near future, pay attention. The automaker just announced pricing on a range of vehicles, and several popular models -- including the 2012 Toyota Corolla, Highlander, and Tundra -- are due for a price increase. Others, like the 2012 Matrix, will...Read More»

Monster Tajima's GoPro Suzuki SX4 Pikes Peak race car
Self-Driving Cars, 'Monster' Tajima, Hot Cars Get Girls: Today's Car News

Nobuhiro 'Monster' Tajima broke his own Pikes Peak Hill Climb world record by breaking the 10-minute mark. [MotorAuthority] Science has proven that a hot car can get men dates. The sky is also blue. [TheCarConnection] The 2011 Lexus CT 200h is in a class of one, the luxury compact hybrid hatchback...Read More»

2010 Lexus LS 460 L
Report: Lexus Knew About Engine Problems In 2007

Last week, Lexus announced a recall of several models due to problems with engine stalling. Today, reports have surfaced that indicate the company may have known about the problem three years ago. A Chicago Tribune article cites a Reuters piece that claims that Toyota received a report from the...Read More»

2010 Lexus LS 460 L
Recall Alert: Lexus LS 460

UPDATE NUMBER 2--Toyota has announced the recall of 138,000 GS, LS, and IS models sold in the U.S. with the 4.6-liter V-8, 5.0-liter V-8, or 3.5-liter V-6. The affected models are model-year 2006, 2007, and 2008. A formal notice will be filed the week of July 5, and Toyota will replace the valve...Read More»

2008 Lexus LS 600h L
Lexus Recalls 138,000 Cars—Including LS 600h—For Engine Defect

Lexus has announced that it will recall about 138,000 of its luxury sedans in the U.S.—including the 2008 model year of its flagship Lexus LS 600h L hybrid—due to a potential engine defect. In some 4.6- or 5.0-liter V-8 engines, along with some 3.5-liter engines, valve springs might be...Read More»

2010 Lexus LS 460 L
Recall Alert: Toyota Stops Sales Of Lexus LS

Thanks to a recall announced last week, Toyota is halting sales of its Lexus LS luxury sedan while it corrects a problem with the steering. The problem is that when turned to the far left or far right, the steering wheel can become momentarily out of alignment with the wheels before quickly...Read More»

2010 Lexus LS 600h L
Recall Alert: Lexus Vehicles Recalled For Steering Problem

Toyota's recall woes continue, this time with a steering-related issue that affects 4,500 vehicles sold in Japan and 7,000 sold in other parts of the world, including 3,800 vehicles sold here. The problem centers around the computer that controls the speed-sensitive steering system. Some drivers...Read More»

2010 Lexus LS 460 L
Toyota To Recall 11,500 Vehicles From The Lexus LS Line

As if Toyota didn't have enough troubles at the moment, the automaker has announced plans to recall 11,500 Lexus vehicles sold in the U.S., Japan, China, and other parts of the world. The recall centers on the steering system in the Lexus LS line, which offers drivers varying degrees of turning...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Equus
2011 Hyundai Equus Preview

• What is it: The new luxury four-door from Hyundai, bigger than the Genesis sedan • Key facts: As long as an S-Class; shares its V-8 with the Hyundai Genesis • On sale: July 2010 • Price: $50,000 - $60,000 With the 2009 Hyundai Genesis successfully launched, the Korean...Read More»

2010 Lexus LS 460 L
Consumer Reports' 2010 Top Picks...And How TCC Rates Them

Consumer Reports, the widely respected magazine from the non-profit Consumers Union, has published their annual list of Top Picks, and although Toyota might be maligned in the press due to the current accelerator-related recall hearings, the automaker still has two vehicles (including one Lexus) on...Read More»

Active Parking Guidance System - in Lexus LS 600h
Does The 2010 Lexus LS 600h Park Itself As Well As A Ford?

For several years Lexus has offered an Advanced Parking Guidance System (APGS; also called Intelligent Parking Assist) option on its Lexus LS 460 and Lexus LS 600h, and the same system is offered in the 2010 Toyota Prius. The Lexus/Toyota system was, and still is, the first and only system in the...Read More»

2010 Lexus GS 450h
Lexus Prices 2010 GS and LS Sedans

The 2010 Lexus GS and LS sedan lineup looks a lot like it did in 2009. A few minor interior and exterior appearance updates, some new technology and a new Sport Package for the LS are about all that changes. Fortunately for fans of the GS, the prices have stayed the same, too. The LS sees minor...Read More»

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