2016 Lexus RX

RALEIGH, N.C. — For almost two decades, the Lexus RX has been the benchmark for luxury midsized crossovers and SUVs. The yard marks are wide, but you’re going to shell out anywhere between $45,000 and $70,000 to purchase one. The competitive set includes the cream of the crop: Audi Q5, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and a few others. Price notwithstanding, this segment is growing so fast, it seems that within five years, Americans will be issued one with their learning permits.

Lexus ES 350 — Mid-sized sedan luxury

By David Finkelstein

Have you ever noticed that the more sophisticated the vehicle is, the owners manual comes out to be larger in size with more pages to go over? Well, when it comes to a “sophisticated automobiles” Lexus comes to mind and as expected, the owners operating manual is quite beefy.

Lexus NX — Meeting demand in compact luxury segment

By David Finkelstein

Lexus is now offering a totally new, well-crafted  premium utility crossover referred to as its NX models. Its like a scaled down version of it's big brother, the midsize popular RX crossover, which by the way, was first introduced to consumers back in 1998.  

The all-new 2015 NX is  positioned in the growing compact SUV/Crossover premium  segment as it competes with the  likes of the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and the Lincoln  MKC. Among things,  it features one of the companies  boldest interpretation  of the signature Lexus spindle front grille DNA and  an overall attractive  outer timeless body design.

Lexus RC — Creating a perfect balance

By David Finkelstein 

Toyota's upscale premium car division Lexus has struck a perfect balance with styling, performance and agility as never before, with the introduction of the all new 2015 RC line of sport coupes. You can choose your own definition in regards to the “RC” badging such as; radical coupe, really cool, right car, real cleaver, road commanding, etc.

Lexus RC 350 — Luxury and excitement

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Over the years Lexus has built handsome, but conservatively styled vehicles. Styling took a back seat to the brand's solid build quality and impeccable reliability, its strongest suits since its inception in 1989. But times have changed and the current styling direction has taken a decided turn for the dramatic. The personification of this is the new RC coupe, a head turner with rakish good looks.

Lexus NX 200t — New compact crossover luxury

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The compact luxury crossover vehicle has suddenly become a hot commodity. Downsizing seems to be the next big thing and for luxury shoppers who favor the sedan-like ride, condensed size, tidy cabin, improved fuel economy, and small-vehicle maneuverability, a small luxury SUV seems to be the just-right ticket.

Lexus IS 350 C — Open-air luxury

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

You have always wanted just one convertible experience in your life, but for a variety of reasons you were never able to make the purchase. But you still have a passion for an open-air machine even as you figure the time for such extravagance has slipped away.

The truth is, it's never too late to fulfill that want and Lexus may just have the ticket, a 2014 steel top convertible that for most of the time performs as a luxury coupe with all the Lexus trappings and a Lexus-quiet interior. And for those occasions when you want to indulge in open-air enjoyment, the IS C is ready to comply. Simply hold down the top-open button for around 20 seconds and you will be rewarded with a very solid, refined convertible; and a wish come true.

2015 Lexus RC 350 / RC F

MONTICELLO, N.Y. — The setting was a wide track with large, perfectly manicured grass runoff areas that sits in a valley with its extremities running up and down the hills that feed into this depression. Its pavement describes arcs from surprisingly tight to wide open, joined by straights of varying lengths.

2015 Lexus NX

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lexus invented the luxury midsize crossover way back in 1998. It was an idea that quickly blossomed into one of the hottest segments in the luxury ranks and within a few years Lexus was faced with serious competition for its groundbreaking RX 300. But Lexus remains the midsize sales champ rolling on with the ever-popular RX 350.

Lexus GX460 — Sporting off-road credentials

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The luxury clad Lexus GX460 is a rugged off-road SUV in a mid-sized package, nearly 1,000 pounds lighter with comparable towing capacity and arguably more off-road capability than its larger, more expensive brother, the LX570.

The GX, which came to market a decade ago and was completely redesigned in 2010, gets a refreshening for 2014 with revised exterior styling including the new face-of-Lexus-grille, and on the inside a new very useable eight-inch touchscreen. Such advanced safety features as blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure alert, and adaptive cruise control are available as options.