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The 2021 Lexus LC 500 convertible – the ultimate GT car?

SEATTLE — Top down, wind in the hair, sunset blazing and the sweet symphony that comes from a naturally aspirated V8 exhaust note. For the 2021 model year, Lexus has finally given us a drop-top grand touring car. Is it expensive? Yes. Is it fast? Quick but not fast. Why does it cost so much ...

Road Tested: 2021 Lexus RX 350L

With its 2021 RX 350L – Lexus looks to continue its dominance in the luxury crossover SUV segment. For 2021, the entire RX line-up gets an updated interior color scheme called glazed caramel and there’s a new Black Line Special Edition for the F-Sport models as well. There are new standard safety features for 2021 ...

We take the 2020 Lexus ES 300h on the open road

SEATTLE — There’s no doubt that the ES 300 has been an extremely successful car for Lexus. It has been a top seller for decades. It’s a luxury midsize sedan that not only offers plenty of creature comforts but does so with a hybrid drivetrain in this ES 300h model. This 2020 model continues to ...

Lexus continues its winning formula with the 2020 NX 300 F-Sport

SEATTLE – When it comes to the premium, Japanese, market – Lexus is the top seller and its 2020 NX 300 F-Sport looks to continue its sales dominance. Fewer sedans are being made than ever before in auto history – the reason is simple. People want more cargo room and the ability to sit-up higher ...

Road tested: 2020 Lexus IS 350 F Sport

SEATTLE — Lexus is going after the more performance-oriented driver in its ES sedan with its F Sport trim line. For so long, Lexus has had a reputation as being an older-person’s brand, its F Sport line has been reshaping it for a younger generation. The updated tweaks to the looks of this new ES ...

Road Tested: 2020 UX 250h AWD

SEATTLE — What’s incredible with the US 250h is how the team at Lexus were able to come up with such a compact hybrid SUV that features their hallmark styling. The 2020 US 250h looks bold, angular and sporty and ready to be quite a family workhorse and daily driver. As the smallest SUV in ...

Road Tested: 2020 Lexus RX 450h AWD F SPORT

SEATTLE — If the wheel isn’t broken, why fix it? That seems to be Lexus’ philosophy when it comes to its best selling RX SUV line. Sure, there have been minor tweaks here and there over the past few years, but there’s really not much they need to tweak at this point. This 2020 RX ...

Driven: 2019 Lexus RC-F 10th Anniversary Edition

NAPA, CALIFORNIA — There’s something about driving a naturally aspirated, high-revving V8 engine that brings a smile to any car-lover’s face. In an era that’s dominated by forced-injection engines, the RC-F’s glorious V8 reminds us of why we love to drive. The RC-F is now ten years old and to put an exclamation point on ...

The 2019 Lexus UX 200 F-Sport offers style, comfort and convenience

SEATTLE — There’s no doubt that the compact SUV market is one of the hottest in the auto industry. The 2019 Lexus UX 200 F-Sport Premium is a strong contender in this highly competitive segment. Continuing on with the hallmark Lexus spindle grille, the UX 200 has a nice combination of sharp lines with enough ...

The 2019 Lexus LC500 is an incredible grand touring coupé

SEATTLE — I get it. The question is, do you – the consumer – get it? I’m referring to the Lexus LC500 which is often mistakenly referred to as a sports car or even a sports coupe’. This is the second time we’ve had an LC500 at CDN and I can tell you with full ...

Lexus’ 2019 RX-350 F-Sport continues to make this crossover so desirable

SEATTLE — With ever increasing competition in the premium midsize SUV market, one would think that it’s more of a challenge than ever, to deliver a competitive product. The RX 350 has been the best-selling vehicle for Lexus for many years running – selling well over 100,000 units per year. This 2019 model is easily ...

Road Tested: The 2018 Lexus ES350

SEATTLE:  Even though the car hasn’t seen any major changes since 2012, the 2018 Lexus ES350 continues to be a hot-seller for Lexus and is the number-one selling vehicle in its class. The chief reason for this is that it starts at under $40,000. Built on the same chassis as the Toyota Camry and Avalon, the ...

Road Tested: 2018 Lexus LC500 and LC500h

SEATTLE, April 23, 2018 — To say that the LC500 is a car that Lexus had to make is to understate things. Sure, we’ve had the RC-F around for several years now and the LC500 does use the same engine. However, its level of refinement and styling sets it apart. The design language of the ...

Road tested: 2016 Lexus RC-F

SAN FRANCISCO, September 16, 2016 —  With its RC-F, Lexus offers potent 2-door fun that competes head to head with BMWs M4 and the Audi RS5. While it clearly has some differences, the performance aspect of this car can’t be ignored. Powered by a naturally aspirated 5.0 liter V8 with 467 horsies under the hood ...

Road Tested: 2016 Lexus IS350 F-Sport

SAN FRANCISCO — July 28, 2016 — The mid-priced, compact sport sedan market is as heated as ever and among one of the finer sedans in this segment is the latest Lexus IS350. With competition from Acura, Audi, BMW, Infiniti and Mercedes, the engineers at Lexus need to be on their toes more so than ...

The 2014 Lexus GS450h has style, power and economy

SEATTLE, November 4, 2014 — Lexus/Toyota has been leading the Hybrid charge for years now and its expertise in the field of Hybrid technology seems to know no bounds. This 2014 GS450h represents an elegant blend of top-notch technology, great fuel economy, power and ride quality. The philosophy behind the power of the GS450h is ...

The 2014 Lexus LS600 HL offers hybrid fuel economy and luxury

SEATTLE, March 12, 2014 – The high end luxury performance sedan market is a relatively crowded one when you factor in that it’s aiming at the upper-end of income earners. With that in mind, it’s more paramount than ever for auto-makers to carefully position these cars in such a way to command the largest percentage ...