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Lexus Reviews

Introduced in 1989 as Toyota's luxury line of vehicles, Lexus was originally intended to provide an Asian-made alternative to illustrious German marques like Mercedes-Benz and BMW. While early models may have missed the mark in terms of both styling and performance, today Lexus has formed a distinct identity of its own, separate from that of both its parent company and its European peers. Delving into everything from F1-inspired designs with the LFA, to sporty hatchbacks with the CT200h, Lexus has consistently shown a willingness to take risks — and more often than not, they have paid off. However, perhaps Lexus' biggest contribution to the luxury field has been in its commitment to hybrid design — embracing battery power while others have shied away, the Japanese brand has shown that performance doesn't necessarily need to be sacrificed for fuel efficiency.



APRIL 2014

2014 Lexus IS350 Convertible F Sport

2014 Lexus IS350 Convertible F Sport
The rear-wheel drive Lexus IS350 Convertible features a folding metal hard-top and a luxurious interior. It provides a compromise between sporty, open-air motoring, and the typical Lexus virtues of refinement, quietness and smoothness.

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APRIL 2014

2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport

2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport
Lexus' new IS350 features updated, aggressive styling in a push toward increased sportiness. The F sport models gain performance oriented suspension tuning, some transmission tweaks and an upgraded interior with nifty gagues reminiscent of those on the LFA supercar.

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NOVEMBER 2013

Lexus RC
Available with either a high-performance V6 or hybrid powertrain, the all-new Lexus RC is a fun-to-drive coupe with an aggressive edge. The strong sport nature of the RC is accentuated through striking, deeply contoured lines and a high-contrast interior.

A three-quarter front view of the Lexus RC


MARCH 2013

A three-quarter rear view of a 2013 Lexus LS 460 F Sport

Lexus LS 460 F Sport
Lexus' flagship sedan is an ideal marriage of luxury and performance, offering both technology-aided comfort and driver-pleasing power and handling. The F Sport edition of the LS 460 adds fierce black mesh grille, 19-inch wheels and Adaptive Variable Air Suspension for an even more aggressive feel.


FEBRUARY 2013

Lexus ES 300h
Utilizing a low friction, integrated hybrid electric motor that generates 200 total system horsepower, the 2013 Lexus ES 300h is the first in the Japanese automaker's long-running ES series to feature the forward-thinking Lexus Hybrid Drive system.

A three-quarter front view of a Lexus ES 300h


JUNE 2012

A three-quarter front view of a silver 2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport

Lexus RX 350 F Sport
Lexus' luxurious SUV is the ideal vehicle for discerning drivers who desire both prestige and performance. Fitted with the same fun yet thrifty 270-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6, the F Sport edition adds performance-boosting features such as an intelligent 8-speed automatic transmission and a lateral damping system.


MAY 2012

Lexus ES 350
First introduced over 20 years ago, the Lexus ES 350 looks as current and innovative as ever for the 2013 model year. Now in its sixth generation, the stylish sedan boasts a host of fresh updates, including a striking, redesigned exterior, a retuned suspension and plenty of available intelligent amenities.

A three-quarter rear view of a 2013 Lexus ES 350


APRIL 2012

A three-quarter front view of a silver 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport

Lexus GS 350 F Sport
With its aggressive front end, dark graphite-finished alloy wheels and razor-sharp running boards, there's something menacing about the Lexus GS 350 F Sport — and it's not just its looks. Boasting an athletic 306-horsepower V6 engine, this luxury sedan likes to sprint, jetting from 0-60 in 5.5 seconds.


APRIL 2011

Lexus CT 200h
Sharing much of the same hybrid technology with the Toyota Prius, the Lexus CT 200h hybrid hatchback elevates eco-friendly driving to the luxury sport level with its smart and sleek design and performance-oriented adjustable drivetrain.

A side view of a 2011 Lexus CT 200h


DECEMBER 2010

A three-quarter rear view of a yellow 2012 Lexus LFA

Lexus LFA
This hand-built Japanese supercar showcases Lexus design and engineering at its finest — and fastest. With Lexus reportedly only producing 500 of these special vehicles (and just 171 of those reaching American shores), the LFA is guaranteed to not only be carefully crafted, but also ultra-exclusive.


JULY 2009

Lexus ES 350
Focusing on reliability, convenience and comfort, this entry-level luxury sedan shares the same platform as the Toyota Camry but with more refinement. A sleek daily commuter, the ES 350 is soothing on the road and quiet inside, where it features heated/ventilated seats, a panoramic glass roof and a navigation system.

A three-quarter rear view of a 2009 Lexus ES 350

JULY 2009

A three-quarter rear view of a 2010 Lexus HS 250h

Lexus HS 250h
This reasonably priced and roomy hybrid luxury sedan, largely based on the Prius, is nimble and quiet on the road, capable of up to 35 mpg fuel economy. Creature comforts abound, however, including leather-trimmed seats, Bluetooth hands-free, voice-command navigation, and a fifteen-speaker premium sound system.


JUNE 2009

Lexus IS 250C
This aerodynamic four-passenger convertible boasts an all-weather three-piece hardtop and an assortment of accessories, such as a feature-packed audio system. Under its hood is a 204-horsepower V6 engine, which balances decent acceleration with reasonable fuel economy.

A three-quarter front view of a red 2010 Lexus IS 250C


APRIL 2009

A three-quarter rear view of a 2009 Lexus GS 450h

Lexus GS 450h
Unusual to its class, this quiet-driving luxury sports sedan balances raw performance with a hybrid powertrain, and is capable of accelerating to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds. Inside, the GS 450h exhibits a posh leather trim; powered, heated and ventilated front seats; and a ten-speaker premium sound system.


JANUARY 2009

Lexus RX 350
Showcasing the classic qualities of a Lexus, such as a profoundly isolating cabin, this feature-loaded SUV is comfortable and agile on the road.

A side view of a 2009 Lexus RX 350


OCTOBER 2008

A three-quarter rear view of a silver 2008 Lexus GX 470

Lexus GX 470
Designed with off-road expeditions in mind, this rugged, mid-sized SUV features a full-time four-wheel drive and a robust 4.7-liter V8 engine. Yet, in spite of its ruggedness, this eight-passenger tank is able to keep its riders comfortable with a well-appointed and quiet interior.


JANUARY 2007

Lexus IS 250 AWD
It might be the smallest Lexus, but the IS is just as meticulously crafted as the flagship LS. It's also the sportiest offering in the Toyota luxury division's garage, with a high amount of driver involvement. It costs a pretty penny, however, and its tiny, coupe-like back seat could discourage some buyers.


DECEMBER 2006

Lexus LS 460L
No other manufacturer puts as much emphasis on quiet, luxurious comfort as Lexus (well, except maybe Rolls-Royce), and the LS is the pinnacle of their achievements. Some may find it a little soft around the edges, but there is no doubt this long wheelbase model will provide many serene, carefree miles.


NOVEMBER 2006

Lexus GS 450h
By adding two electric motors to a 292-horsepower gas V6, Lexus has created a great balance between high performance and fuel economy. While ripping from 0 to 60 mph in just over five seconds, we still averaged an impressive 22 mpg in our week with the GS.


AUGUST 2006

Lexus ES 350
This is a car designed with a specific purpose in mind: providing a quiet, comfortable and completely isolated environment for the driver. It's super luxurious and there's not a drop of sportiness to be found, but that's exactly how quite a few people like their cars.


MAY 2006

Lexus SC 430
This elegant, precision-crafted jewel from Lexus is still special after four years on the market. A rock-solid retractable hardtop, regal build-quality and torquey V8 provide a classy automotive experience come rain or shine.


JANUARY 2006

Lexus RX 400H
The luxury that comes from a Lexus finally couples with hybrid technology for a classy, clean SUV.


NOVEMBER 2005

Lexus IS 350
“The fastest car in its class,” the IS comes powered with 204 hp on the 250 and 306 hp on the 350. Both models have V6 engines, but drivers of the 250 can option for all-wheel drive.


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