Tests and Features

First Drives2020 Lexus RC F: V8 Magic FTW!5.0/5
The Lexus RC F has been around since 2015 and was starting to show its age. For 2020, this Japanese luxury coupe benefits from a number of improvements. But don’t get too excited: Only a keen eye will be able to notice them. Old-School Engine While Lexus doesn’t have the …
First Drives2019 Lexus UX: What You Need to Know4.0/5
Just over five years ago, Lexus was still targeting an older clientele looking for a luxurious and extremely comfortable vehicle.Facing the same challenges as Lincoln and Cadillac, Lexus began a transformation with an emphasis on design. The resulting lineup is much more appealing. For 2019, Toyota’s luxury brand is throwing …
Test Drives2018 Lexus RC: Off Target3.5/5
When a luxury brand introduces a compact sport sedan, and in this case, a compact sport coupe, they inevitably and immediately get compared to the BMW 3 Series and 4 Series , the Mercedes-Benz C-Class as well as the Audi A4 and A5 . These German cars are well appointed, …
First Drives2019 Lexus ES: Cream in the Fuel Tank4.0/5
NASHVILLE, Tennessee – While some carmakers are removing sedans from their lineups due to lack of interest from consumers, Lexus relishes in the fact that it can sell two entirely different midsize sedans. Performance junkies will lean towards the GS, or even the GS F, while drivers desiring something softer, …
Spotlight on2019 Lexus ES: We're Heading to Nashville to Drive it
Since it was first introduced in 1990, the Lexus ES has remained true to its mission of offering consumers a midsize luxury sedan focused primarily on comfort and undeniable reliability. While the GS takes care of chasing the Germans in the race for the most competent performance sedan, the ES …
Special Events2019 Lexus ES: Worldwide Reveal
LOS ANGELES, California – As part of an event taking place simultaneously in Los Angeles and Beijing, Lexus unveiled the seventh generation of its ES midsize sedan. The new and fully overhauled 2019 Lexus ES should help Toyota’s luxury brand better mirror what the competition is offering and, most importantly, …
Spotlight on2018 Lexus NX: Worthwhile changes?
Introduced in 2014, the NX clearly signalled a design philosophy change for Lexus. The compact luxury SUV became the first to boast the spindle grille that’s now featured on all Lexus models, and its success was instantaneous. To keep it competitive with well-tooled German adversaries, the NX gets a refresh …
First Drives2018 Lexus LS 500h and LS 500 F SPORT: More is Less3.5/5
SAN FRANCISCO, California – While attending the launch of the new fifth-generation Lexus LS , we were also able to drive the hybrid LS 500h and the LS 500 F SPORT—two much less satisfying variants than the LS 500. The LS 500h uses the same drivetrain as the hybrid Lexus …
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