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    Wednesday
    Sep252019

    Review: 2020 Lexus NX 300 Hybrid

    Review: 2020 Lexus NX 300 Hybrid

    The 2020 Lexus NX 300 Hybrid luxury compact SUV delivers an extremely competitive fuel economy while carrying five passengers comfortably in both rows. Already one of the most popular luxury vehicles in America, this luxury crossover adds advanced driver assistance technology as well as the latest multimedia technology to its 2020 model. Come into Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose for a car buying experience like no other.

    Performance

    The new NX 300h crossover hits the road with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder paired with powerful electric motors to kick out a total system of 194-hp. This compact SUV comes standard with an all-wheel drivetrain employing an electric motor that can deliver immediate torque to the rear wheels. When you are looking for more of an active throttle response or an increase in fuel efficiency, you can utilize the included Sport or EV driving mode. The NX 300h super ultra-low emission vehicle earns an EPA-estimated 30 mpg on the northern California highways and 33 mpg in the city of Santa Clara with a total driving range estimated at 459 miles with a full tank of gas.

    Comfort and Convenience

    Step into this luxury hybrid crossover through its convenient five-door access and discover the standard NuLuxe® upholstery, 10-way power- driver’s and 8-way power-adjustable front passenger’s seats, 60/40 split power-folding and -reclining rear seat and illuminated door handles. Heated and ventilated front seats with perforated leather-trimmed seats throughout, a heated leather steering wheel, a power moonroof, and a power rear door with a kick sensor are available.

    Technology

    The Lexus Safety System+ 2.0, including pre-collision with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, intelligent high beams, and new road sign information, is now standard. The pre-collision system applies a new low-light pedestrian detection and daytime bicyclist detection technology. Also, the 2020 NX 300h incorporates an 8.0-inch infotainment display, Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility, and a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to five devices. Optional technology features come in the form of navigation, a 10.3-inch multimedia display with split-screen capability, and a new fourteen-speaker Mark Levinson® premium surround sound system.

    Pricing

    Starting at $39,070 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Sep182019

    Comparison: 2020 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2020 Infiniti QX60

    Comparison: 2020 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2020 Infiniti QX60

    There are some similarities between the Lexus RX 350 and Infiniti QX60. Both are competent midsize SUVs, but only the RX 350 offers the choice between two or three rows of comfortable seating for five to seven passengers and has the industry’s first available 12.3-inch touchscreen display. Lexus Stevens Creek has what you are looking for, with the largest selection of new and used vehicles in Northern California. Visit us to test drive the new refined Lexus RX 350.

    Performance

    2020 Lexus RX 350

    With a top track speed of 124 mph, the RX 350 gets its’ power from a 3.5-liter direct and port fuel injection engine teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a standard front-wheel drivetrain to churn out 295-hp and 268 lb-ft of torque. This luxury crossover has an EPA-estimated 422-mile driving range and utilizes the new Active Cornering System to help keep you in your lane when your journey takes you around curves. Monitoring the road conditions in real-time, Active Torque Control all-wheel drive is available.

    2020 Infiniti QX60

    The Infiniti QX60 PURE and LUXE trims come equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 direct-injection engine coupled with a continuously variable transmission with manual shift mode. The QX60 powertrain generates 295-hp and 270 lb-ft of torque and comes standard with front-wheel-drive and the option for an intelligent all-wheel-drive system. Standard driving modes to control the throttle response consist of standard, sport, snow, and ECO modes.

    Technology

    2020 Lexus RX 350

    The 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen display, Bluetooth®, voice command, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and Amazon Alexa integration, Siri® Eyes Free, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio™, a nine-speaker audio system, a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to five devices, and six USB ports are standard technology features in the RX 350. Available are a navigation system, a full-color head-up display, a new fourteen-speaker Mark Levinson® premium surround sound system, and the industry’s first 12.3-inch pinch- and zoom-enabled split-screen multimedia display.

    2020 Infiniti QX60

    Standard features include an Infiniti InTouch™ infotainment system, an 8.0-inch vehicle information display, Bluetooth® with voice recognition, Amazon Alexa compatibility, six USB charging ports, SiriusXM® satellite radio, SiriusXM® Travel Link, and a six-speaker audio system. An 8.0-inch touchscreen display, navigation, SiriusXM® Traffic, a fifteen-speaker Bose® CenterPoint® sound system, and dual 8.0-inch rear-seat entertainment color monitors are optional.

    Safety

    2020 Lexus RX 350

    The high-tech Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 driver assistance suite incorporates pre-collision with pedestrian detection and new low-light bicyclist detection, new lane tracing assist, lane departure alert with steering assist, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, new road sign assist, and intelligent high beams as standard safety technology. Additionally, a backup camera with dynamic gridlines, Lexus Enform Safety Connect roadside assistance, and an advanced ten-airbag system with front-passenger seat detection are included. A panoramic view monitor utilizing four high-resolution cameras, blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic braking, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and triple-beam LED headlamps are optional.

    2020 Infiniti QX60

    Predictive forward collision warning, forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning, hill start assist, a traction control system, brake assist, and an advanced airbag system are included. Available safety features include a backup collision intervention system, lane departure warning, lane departure prevention, cruise control, blind-spot intervention, front and rear parking sensors, and high beam assist. The automatic collision notification which connects you to a live response specialist is optional.

    Pricing

    2020 Lexus RX 350

    Starting at $44,150 MSRP

    2020 Infiniti QX60

    Starting at $44,350 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Sep112019

    Sneak Peek: 2020 Lexus GX 460

    Sneak Peek: 2020 Lexus GX 460

    The new Lexus GX 460 luxury midsize SUV is getting modern styling but will undoubtedly retain its excellent off-road capability. Come into Lexus Stevens Creek, serving northern California, to experience the 2020 GX 460 available this Fall.

    Comfort and Convenience

    The new GX 460 will offer a comfortable, elegant cabin with standard NuLuxe®-trimmed seats, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone climate control with an interior air filter, a power moonroof, and running boards for added ease when getting in and out of your Lexus. Some of the available features will consist of a semi-aniline leather-trimmed interior, a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, second-row captain’s chairs, 50/50-split power fold-flat third-row seats, and three-zone climate control. Also, four interior color choices, including the new optional red leather, mahogany wood accents, and all-new grey Sapele wood and aluminum trimming, will be available.

    Technology

    Lexus will again load the GX 460 with the latest technology. An 8.0-inch touch-screen display, Bluetooth® technology, voice command, Amazon Alexa integration, HD Radio™ subscription-free traffic and weather, SiriusXM® satellite radio, a nine-speaker audio system, and four USB ports will come standard. Lexus Enform Remote, which will let you remotely start your GX 460, lock and unlock your doors, and find your vehicle in a crowded parking lot, will also be standard. Optional technology will incorporate navigation, a seventeen-speaker Mark Levinson® surround sound system, and a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system.

    Safety

    Newly standard on the GX 460 will be the Lexus Safety System+ suite of driver-assisted features. This suite incorporates pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, intelligent high beam, and high-speed dynamic radar cruise control. Additional standard safety features will include an advanced airbag system utilizing ten airbags, a backup camera with dynamic gridlines, full-time four-wheel drive with active traction control, vehicle stability control, hill-start and downhill assist control, and trailer sway control when towing up to the 6,500-pound capacity. Intuitive parking assist, blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, and an advanced monitor system employing a wide-angle camera to help see around blind corners will be available.

    Wednesday
    Aug282019

    Review: 2020 Lexus NX 300

    Review: 2020 Lexus NX 300

    The new stylish Lexus NX 300 luxury compact SUV has a very competitive fuel economy and offers a comfortable, quiet cabin with high-tech features. Also, the NX 300 received a five out of five predicted reliability rating from J.D. Power and a 5-Star Overall Safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Visit Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose to treat yourself to the 2020 Lexus NX 300.

    Performance

    A 235-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine delivers power to the NX 300. The engine is coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission and a front-wheel drivetrain. This luxury crossover achieves a strong fuel economy estimated at 28 mpg on the northern California highways and 22 mpg in the city. Smart stop technology comes standard, and you can opt for all-wheel-drive, an adaptive variable suspension, and 18-inch split-five-spoke alloy wheels.

    Comfort and Convenience

    The plush seats are upholstered with NuLuxe synthetic leather trim. The driver's seat comes with ten power-adjustable settings while the front passenger has an eight-way power adjustment. With ample legroom, the rear seats provide plenty of comfort and include a 60/40 split-folding feature. All five passengers will stay content with the standard dual-zone climate control system. Optional features include heated and ventilated front seats, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, power-folding and reclining rear seats, auto-dimming heated outside mirrors, a hands-free power rear door, and a power moonroof.

    Technology

    The Lexus infotainment system operates with the included features such as an 8.0-inch multimedia display screen, Siri® Eyes Free, Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility, Bluetooth®, an eight-speaker sound system, HD Radio™, a USB port, a Wi-F- hotspot, Scout® GPS Link for turn-by-turn directions, and a SmartAccess key fob. Additionally, the Lexus Enform Safety Connect roadside service and Service Connect for remote vehicle status are included. An upgraded 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display, dynamic voice command, navigation, and a fourteen-speaker Mark Levinson® premium surround-sound audio system are available. More optional technology features consist of Lexus Enform Destination Assist for guidance locating specific locations with the help of the 24-hour live response center, as well as the capability of operating your home lighting and garage and through Homelink®.

    Pricing

    Starting at $36,720 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Aug212019

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus RC vs 2019 Audi A5

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus RC vs 2019 Audi A5

    Drivers in the San Jose area interested in a sporty two-door luxury coupe with an engaging performance should read the below comparison between the 2019 Lexus RC and 2019 Audi A5, then plan a visit to Lexus Stevens Creek.

    Performance

    2019 Lexus RC

    A 241-hp 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters powers the RC 300. Or you can opt for the 3.5-liter V6 paired with either a six-speed or eight-speed automatic transmission to generate up to 311-hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available with all three models; RC 300, RC 350, and RC F Sport. The base engine achieves an estimated 30 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg of city driving.

    2019 Audi A5

    The Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trims of the Audi A5 are equipped with a 2.0-liter direct-injection four-cylinder turbocharged engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters. With standard all-wheel drive, the Audi A5 produces 252-hp and earns an estimated fuel economy of 34 mpg of highway driving and 23 mpg in the city.

    Technology

    2019 Lexus RC

    The Lexus infotainment system utilizes a 7.0-inch color display, Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility, Siri® Eyes Free, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio, and a ten-speaker premium sound system. Also, Scout® GPS Link, a USB port, Wi-Fi hotspot, a remote touchpad, SmartAccess key fob, and the Lexus Enform App Suite of connected technology for emergency assistance and remote access is included. The available technology is comprised of a 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display, navigation, dynamic voice command, and a seventeen-speaker Mark Levinson® premium surround-sound audio system.

    2019 Audi A5

    Standard technology features consist of a 7.0-inch color information display, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ interface, Bluetooth®, HomeLink®, and Audi connect CARE assistance. An 8.3-inch infotainment display, SiriusXM® satellite radio, navigation, a wireless charger, Wi-Fi hotspot, and keyless start is optional. In addition, a 12.3-inch digital information display, MMI® touch with handwriting recognition, and a nineteen-speaker Band & Olufsen® sound system are available.

    Safety

    2019 Lexus RC

    Along with a powerful engine and loads of interior technology, the Lexus RC incorporates plenty of standard, and available, safety features. A pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, dynamic radar cruise control, intelligent high-beam headlamps, smart stop technology, an advanced eight-airbag system, and a back-up camera are standard. Available features include triple-beam LED headlamps, blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, and intuitive parking assist.

    2019 Audi A5

    Audi pe sense® basic and Audi pre sense® city offers forward collision warning with vehicle and pedestrian detection, which works with the LED headlights, a rear-view camera, and automatic emergency braking as standard safety features. LED headlamps, blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, parallel and perpendicular park steering assist, parking system plus with a top view camera, adaptive cruise control, active lane assist, and Audi side assist and Audi pre sense® rear with vehicle exit assist are optional.

    Pricing

    2019 Lexus RC

    Starting at $41,145 MSRP

    2019 Audi A5

    Starting at $44,200 MSRP