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    Wednesday
    Mar272019

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus NX 300 vs 2019 Infiniti QX30

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus NX 300 vs 2019 Infiniti QX30

    The Lexus NX 300 is a stylish luxury compact SUV that provides comfortable seating for five and received an outstanding predicted reliability rating of five out of five by J.D. Power. We are putting the 2019 Lexus NX 300 against the 2019 Infiniti QX30 to help you when you are ready to shop for your next vehicle. Lexus Stevens Creek near Santa Clara is available to assist you. Visit us today for a test drive.

    Performance

    2019 Lexus NX 300

    A turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder paired with six-speed automatic transmission power the 2019 Lexus NX 300. The standard front-wheel drivetrain generates 235-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and achieves an estimated fuel economy of 28 mpg highway and 22 mpg city. Drive Mode Select allows you to customize your driving experience with sport, normal, and Eco modes.

    2019 Infiniti QX30

    The Infiniti QX30 is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine mated to a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission which produces 208-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The QX30 earns an estimated EPA-rating of 33 mpg highway and 24 mpg city. Drive mode selector offers manual, sport, and Eco modes to tailor your drive.

    Convenience and Technology

    2019 Lexus NX 300

    The NX 300 offers convenient five-door access, illuminated door handles, dual-zone climate control, and standard power-folding and power-reclining 60/40-split folding rear seats which deliver versatility and provide generous legroom. A moonroof with an outer-sliding design giving more headroom and power rear door with kick sensor are optional. Advanced technology comes standard with an 8-inch infotainment display screen, Amazon Alexa integration, Apple CarPlay® compatibility, Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi hot spot, Siri® Eyes Free, and Scout® GPS Link. Available features include a 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display, Lexus Enform Dynamic Navigation, HomeLink®, and a 10-speaker premium sound system.

    2019 Infiniti QX30

    The second-row 60/40-split folding seats provide options when packing larger items, and dual-zone automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, and a panoramic moonroof with electric sunshade come standard. Available are power folding and heated outside mirrors as well as ambient lighting. Standard technology features include an InTouch™ 7-inch information display, two USB ports, Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® satellite radio, and SiriusXM® Travel Link. InTouch® navigation, SiriusXM® Traffic, and a 10-speaker Bose® premium audio system are optional.

    Safety

    2019 Lexus NX 300

    The 2019 Lexus NX 300 earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Standard safety features include pre-collision with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and intelligent high beams, all part of the Lexus Safety System+. A backup camera with dynamic gridlines, vehicle stability control, whiplash injury lessening front seats, and an eight-airbag system are also included. Blind spot monitor with rear cross traffic alert, intuitive parking assist, and a panoramic view monitor with four high-resolution cameras are available.

    2019 Infiniti QX30

    Forward emergency braking, blind spot warning, brake assist, traction control, vehicle dynamic control, electronic brake force distribution, rearview monitor, and an advanced airbag system are standard in the QX30. Optional safety features include lane departure warning, intelligent cruise control, Around View® Monitor with a 360-degree view, and a twelve-sensor intelligent park assist are optional.

    Pricing

    2019 Lexus NX 300

    Starting at $36,485 MSRP

    2019 Infiniti QX30

    Starting at $30,150 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Mar202019

    Review: 2019 Lexus LX 570

    Review: 2019 Lexus LX 570

    The new Lexus LX 570 luxury SUV has been developed with the largest engine of any Lexus vehicle and has unmatched off-road capability. The base model offers spacious two-row seating for five, or you can opt for a third-row to comfortably accommodate eight passengers. If you are in the San Jose area, visit Lexus Stevens Creek to experience the all-terrain 2019 Lexus LX 570.

    Performance

    The 2019 LX 570 is equipped with a 5.7-liter V8 engine paired with an eight-speed sequential-shift automatic electronically controlled transmission, with full-time four-wheel drive and four-wheel active traction control. The engine pumps out 383-hp and 403 lb-ft of torque and achieves an estimated fuel economy of 18 mpg highway and 13 mpg city. The LX 570 comes standard with smart stop technology, crawl control with turn assist, adaptive variable suspension with active height control, five different off-road driving modes, and has a towing capacity of 7,000 pounds.

    Comfort and Technology

    Comfort is enhanced with the available semi-Aniline perforated leather-trimmed interior, heated and ventilated front- and second-row seats, heated steering wheel, and a climate concierge system which automatically monitors the temperature of all four climate zones.

    Advanced technology is utilized through the standard 12.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display, voice-activated navigation with 3D city views, Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio™, Siri® Eyes Free, as well as the Lexus Enform suite of connected services. A dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system, a wireless smartphone charger, and a 450-watt Mark Levinson® 19-speaker surround sound audio system are optional.

    Safety

    Security comes included with a 10-airbag system, multi-terrain monitor, hill-start assist, vehicle stability control, trailer sway control, intuitive parking assist, and a panoramic view monitor using four high-resolution cameras. The Lexus Safety System+ integrated suite of class-leading active standard safety equipment also comes standard and includes pre-collision with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and intelligent high beams.

    Pricing

    Starting at $86,080 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Mar132019

    Review: 2019 Lexus RX 350

    Review: 2019 Lexus RX 350

    Drivers in Northern California looking for a luxury SUV should come by Lexus Stevens Creek to learn more about the new Lexus RX 350. This midsize SUV delivers a remarkably smooth ride, a quiet and comfortable cabin, and includes plenty of standard safety technology. The 2019 Lexus RX 350 was awarded the 2019 Best Luxury 2-Row SUV for the Money by U.S News, so come by today for a test drive.

    Performance

    The 2019 Lexus RX 350, 350L and F Sport trims are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 direct and port fuel injected engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The base model utilizes a front-wheel drivetrain which generates 295-hp and 268 lb-ft of torque and earns an estimated EPA-rating of 27 mpg highway and 20 mpg city. Active Torque Control all-wheel drive is available in each grade. Drive mode select enables you to customize your drive with different modes, including sport for faster response, normal for optimal balance, and ECO for fuel efficiency.

    Convenience and Comfort

    The two-row RX 350 has seating for five while the extended wheelbase RX 350L adds available power-folding third-row seats to allow a seating capacity of seven passengers. A unique outer-sliding panorama glass moonroof which presents a sizeable opening with ample interior headroom, ambient lighting, and touch-free power rear door are available. Comfort is provided with standard NuLuxe synthetic leather upholstery, ten-way power-adjustable drivers and eight-way power adjustable front passenger’s seats, as well as optional semi-aniline perforated leather-trimmed interior, heated and ventilated front seats, and second-row captain’s chairs.

    Safety

    The Lexus Safety System+ is included and consists of pre-collision with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with lane keep assist, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and intelligent high beams. A ten-airbag system with front passenger seat detection, vehicle dynamics integrated management, vehicle stability control, brake assist, and a backup camera with dynamic gridlines are standard. Optional are blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic braking and a panoramic view monitor with four high-resolution cameras.

    Pricing

    Starting at $43,670 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Feb272019

    Review: 2019 Lexus NX 300h

    The new 2019 Lexus NX 300h luxury compact SUV offers a stylish design, gets excellent fuel economy with its hybrid powertrain, and provides spacious, comfortable seats for all occupants. Visit Lexus Stevens Creek in Northern California for your own test-driving experience.

    Performance

    A 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired with an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission powers the new hybrid 2019 Lexus NX300h. The full-time all-wheel drivetrain with rear electric-drive motor generates 194-horsepower and achieves an EPA-estimated total driving range of 459 miles with a full 12.8-gallon tank of gas. Kelley Blue Book places the NX300h at the top of its class with its 31-mpg combined fuel-economy*. Drive Mode Select gives you the option to choose sport mode for a more dynamic throttle response, normal for both fuel efficiency and performance, or ECO and EV mode for increased fuel efficiency.

    Comfort and Convenience

    The 2019 Lexus NX 300h is designed with convenient five-door access and includes the option for a kick sensor power rear door. There is plenty of legroom in the stadium-like rear seats which include power-folding and -reclining capability with a 60/40-split alternative. The driver and front passenger are provided comfort through the standard 10-way and 8-way power-adjustable seats respectively and with separate heaters and fans in the seat cushions for a personalized level of luxury. A 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display gives access to audio and climate controls and includes Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility to enjoy audiobooks, check the weather, and stream Amazon music.

    Safety

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the 2019 Lexus NX 300h a 5-star overall safety rating**. The Lexus Safety System + with pre-collision and pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, intelligent high beams, eight-airbag system, and whiplash injury lessening front seats all come standard.

    Pricing

    Starting at $38,735 MSRP

    * For more information, visit www.kbb.com

    **Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safer.car.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

    Wednesday
    Feb202019

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus IS 300 vs 2019 Audi A4

    Drivers in the Santa Clara area looking for a five-passenger luxury sport sedan will benefit from reading the below comparison of the 2019 Lexus IS 300 against the 2019 Audi A4. The Lexus IS 300 delivers a more comfortable, yet responsive ride and offers a multitude of valuable features. Visit Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose to test drive the new IS 300.

    Performance

    2019 Lexus IS 300

    The 2019 Lexus IS 300 lets you choose between the base trim or the F SPORT style as well as rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. The IS 300 and 300 F SPORT rear-wheel-drive trims are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged in-line four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed sport direct-shift automatic transmission which produces 241-hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The all-wheel-drive styles provide improved traction and control and are equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters which pumps out 260-hp and 236 lb.-ft. of torque. The base engine achieves 0 – 60 mph in 6.9 seconds.

    2019 Audi A4

    The 2019 Audi A4 is available in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trims and offers two different engines. The 40 TFSI® turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is mated to a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission with front-wheel-drive which produces 188-hp and 236 lb.-ft. of torque. The available 45 TFSI® engine is mated with quattro® all-wheel drive to help increase grip and agility and generates 248-hp and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. The base engine accomplishes 0 – 60 mph in 7.1 seconds.

    Convenience and Technology

    2019 Lexus IS 300

    The IS 300 has a quiet cabin and comes standard with an illuminated entry system, power-folding, power-adjustable, heated exterior side mirrors, dual-zone climate control, and 60/40 split fold-down rear seat to add options when carrying longer items. The Lexus Enform technology suite includes remote access to your vehicle’s status and maintenance needs, as well as the capability to start your engine, lock and unlock doors, and find your vehicle’s location remotely. Available is a 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display that provides access to audio, current traffic and weather, navigation, and includes Amazon Alexa integration.

    2019 Audi A4

    The A4 has optional keyless engine start/stop, full-color head-up display, and ambient LED interior lighting. The available 8.3-inch center MMI® infotainment display features MMI® touch with handwriting-recognition technology and comes standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ interface allowing you to access your smartphone’s features. Audi connect® integrates with Google Earth™ to provide weather conditions and traffic information and is optional.

    Safety

    2019 Lexus IS 300

    Security comes standard on the Lexus IS 300 with the Lexus Safety System + which consists of pre-collision with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with lane keep assist, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and intelligent high beams. A backup camera with dynamic gridlines, Lexus Enform Safety Connect roadside assistance, and a ten-airbag system are all included to help keep you and your passengers safe.

    2019 Audi A4

    Pre sense® basic and Pre sense® city come standard and help secure the vehicle during unusual maneuvers and helps detect vehicles and pedestrians that may be in the vehicle’s path. Optional are Pre sense® rear which monitors the traffic following the vehicle, rear cross traffic assist, and a top view camera system.

    Pricing

    2019 Lexus IS 300

    Starting at $38,410 MSRP

    2019 Audi A4

    Starting at $37,400 MSRP