Tests and Features

Previews2022 Lexus NX: Five Things to Know
The Lexus NX is completely redesigned for the 2022 model year and poised to make even bigger waves in the compact luxury SUV segment, especially with a new plug-in hybrid variant. Should you buy one? To help you decide, here are five things you need to know about the 2022 …
Test Drives2021 Lexus IS: One Step Forward, The Other Won’t Follow3.5/5
For 2021, two compact luxury sedans from Japan introduced new generations to hopefully catch up with the German rivals and also ward off Korea’s impressive Genesis G70 . The Acura TLX and Lexus IS are now sportier and more skilled in their respective ways. But when we tested the latter …
Special EventsLexus AWD Event Pits Hybrid Tech Against Gasoline
The inline six-cylinder engine hits the rev limiter and the studded rear tires cut through the ice as the 2001 Lexus IS I’m driving drifts around the track in beautiful fashion. This car along with 14 other IS models on site all belong to my friend and colleague Russ Bond, …
First Drives2021 Lexus IS: In the Shadow of the Germans3.5/5
Lexus has no plans to tap out as it fights to stay relevant in the compact luxury car segment. Despite sales of the IS falling 21 percent from 2018 to 2019, the company is back with a redesigned model. The all-new 2021 Lexus IS has its work cut out for …
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