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    Wednesday
    Oct242018

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus LX 570 vs 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser

    Shoppers looking for a new SUV need to check out the Lexus LX 570. The Lexus LX is a great option that will accommodate the whole family. Below, we will compare the LX to the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser so you can see how it stacks up to its competition.

    If you’re in the San Jose, California area and looking for a full-size luxury SUV, come visit us at Lexus Stevens Creek and test drive a brand new 2019 Lexus LX 570.

    Performance

    2019 Lexus LX

    For 2019, the Lexus LX 570 has a 5.7-liter V-8 paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. This engine and transmission combination sends power to all four wheels, fueling the LX 570 with 383 horsepower and 403 pound-feet of torque.

    The 2019 Lexus LX 570 has an EPA estimated fuel efficiency of 13 MPG city, 18 MPG highway, and 15 MPG combined.

    2019 Toyota Land Cruiser

    The Toyota Land Cruiser has one option available for its powertrain. This engine is a 5.7 liter V8 matched to an 8-speed automatic transmission. This engine set up equips the Land Cruiser with 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque, standard four-wheel drive. The Land Cruiser also has a traction control system with modes that will suit just about any landscape.

    The EPA estimated fuel efficiency for the 2019 Land Cruiser comes in at 13 MPG city, 18 MPG highway, and 15 MPG combined.

    Features & Technology

    2019 Lexus LX

    The 2019 LX offers drivers a choice between two-rows of seating or three. The two-row Lexus LX comes standard with leather upholstery, wood trim, a power moonroof, a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, and active safety technology, and accommodates up to five passengers. You can add more to your 2019 LX with available options to upgrade the leather and add heated and cooled front and rear seats.

    The three-row LX 570 seats up to eight passengers, offering the same standard trim package as the two-row. The 2019 LX comes with options for additional features that can be added including a Mark Levinson-branded audio system and a rear-seat entertainment system.

    On the technology side of things, the 2019 LX has a 12.3-inch screen that houses its infotainment system. Lexus enhanced the LX for 2019 by adding Amazon Alexa compatibility to the LX 570 and numerous USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity. There LX also has an available option for a wireless cell phone charging pad.

    2019 Toyota Land Cruiser

    The Land Cruiser is offered with only one trim option that includes semi-aniline leather seats, heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, seating for eight, four-zone automatic climate control, a JBL-branded audio system, a power moonroof, navigation, an 8.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment, keyless ignition, and a handful of off-road aids.

    The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser has additional available options including a pair of 11.6-inch screens and a DVD player with an HDMI input for the second row.

    Pricing

    2019 Lexus LX

    Starts at $85,830 MSRP

    2019 Toyota Land Cruiser

    Starts at $84,765 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Oct172018

    Review: 2019 Lexus LX

    The 2019 Lexus LX is the SUV that can take you anywhere you need to go, and do it style. The LX 570 can seat up to eight passengers and packs performance with its V8 engine.

    If you’re in the San Jose, California area and looking for a full-size luxury SUV, come to visit us at Lexus Stevens Creek. We will get you set up with a test drive of the all-new 2019 Lexus LX.

    Performance

    The 2019 Lexus LX 570 has a 5.7-liter V-8 engine that is matched to an 8-speed automatic transmission. This engine and transmission combination sends power to all four wheels rated at 383 horsepower and 403 pound-feet of torque.

    The fuel economy for the LX 570 is EPA estimated at 13 MPG city, 18 MPG highway, and 15 MPG combined.

    Features & Technology

    The 2019 LX comes with a choice of two-rows of seating or three. The two-row LX seats five passengers coming standard with leather upholstery, wood trim, a power moonroof, a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, and active safety technology. You can further tailor your LX with a package that upgrades the leather and adds heated and cooled front and rear seats.

    The LX 570 with third-row seats up to eight and offers the same standard option package as the two-row. There are additional features that can be added including a Mark Levinson audio system and a rear-seat entertainment system.

    The 2019 Lexus LX 570 has a 12.3-inch screen that houses its infotainment system on the center on the dashboard. For 2019 Lexus offers numerous USB inputs as well as Bluetooth connectivity in the LX 570. There is also an available option for a wireless cellphone charging pad.

    Safety

    The 2019 LX 570 comes standard with quite a few safety features. These features include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, automatic high-beam headlights, and lane-departure warnings.

    Come to visit us at Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose, California to test drive the 2019 Lexus LX 570.

    Pricing

    Starts at $85,830 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Oct102018

    Review: 2019 Lexus RX 350

    The 2019 Lexus RX 350 is the top-selling midsize luxury crossover SUV, and it’s easy to see why. Lexus has given the RX 350 an edgy look, and Lexus keeps the model current by adding an optional third-row seat for 2019. The 2019 Lexus RX is very versatile and we’ll get into these features below.

    If you’re in the San Jose, California area and looking for a mid-size luxury crossover SUV, come to visit us at Lexus Stevens Creek. We will get you set up to test drive the all-new 2019 Lexus RX 350.

    Performance

    For 2019, the Lexus RX 350 is available in two powertrain options. Both are V6 engines, but one is paired with a battery for a hybrid setup. Available in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, the standard RX 350 is running on a 3.5-liter V6 paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain makes 295 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque.

    The RX 450h is the hybrid model of this vehicle, and it utilizes a similar V6 engine paired with batteries. Two electric motors by the rear wheels give all models of the hybrid RX all-wheel-drive capability. This engine set up is paired up with a continuously variable transmission, powering the RX 450h with 259 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque.

    The standard RX 350 with front-wheel drive gets an EPA estimated 20 MPG city, 27 MPG highway, and 23 MPG combined. The standard model of the 2019 RX 350 with all-wheel drive achieves 19 MPG city, 26 MPG highway, and 22 MPG combined as estimated by the EPA. The Hybrid model of the RX is EPA rated at 31 MPG city, 28 MPG highway, and 30 MPG combined.

    Features & Technology

    The 2019 RX 350 comes with standard features including synthetic leather upholstery, LED headlights, 18-inch wheels, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment. Getting into the Premium package gives the RX additional features including wood trim, roof rails, and real leather. The Luxury Package fits out your RX 350 with top of the line luxury features including heated and ventilated front seats, upgraded leather upholstery, and 20-inch wheels. With the Luxury package, you are also able to add a sizeable 12.3-inch touchscreen and a rear entertainment display system that can run two videos at once.

    Safety

    The 2019 Lexus RX 350 comes with standard active safety features that include a rearview camera, automatic high beams, forward collision warnings, automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and adaptive cruise control. There are additional options available to be added to your RX 350 like blind-spot monitors and a surround-view camera system.

    Come to visit us at Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose, California to test drive the 2019 Lexus RX 350.

    Pricing

    Starts at $43,570 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Sep192018

    Sneak Peek: 2019 Lexus GX 460

    The 2019 Lexus GX 460 is the perfect SUV for drivers who don’t want to sacrifice luxury to have an off-road vehicle. The 2019 GX is capable on the road and off. It’s stacked with features and technology that take luxury to the next level, all while providing the safety you expect from Lexus.

    Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose, California would love to get you set up with your 2019 Lexus GX 460. Come in and visit us and we will make your off-roading dreams a reality with the 2019 GX.

    Performance

    Under the hood of the 2019 Lexus GX 460 is a 4.6 liter V8 engine paired to a 6 speed sequential-shift automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i). The GX 460 has 301 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of torque. This engine is standard with four-wheel drive making it a great vehicle no matter the weather conditions, whether you are on or off-road.

    The fuel tank of the 2019 Lexus GX 460 can hold approximately 19 gallons. The EPA estimated fuel economy is 18 MPG highway, 15 MPG city, and 16 MPG combined.

    Features & Technology

    The Lexus GX has several trims and package options available. The Sport Design Package comes with Gunmetal Metallic 18-inch alloy wheels and exclusive front fascia and side-view mirror design. Moving on to the Navigation Package adds navigation with voice activation, Voice Command, and Lexus Enform App Suite.

    Safety

    Lexus always has drivers safety front of mind as evidenced by looking at the offerings for the 2019 Lexus GX 460. Standard on all 2019 GX models is the Lexus Enform Safety connect, complimentary for the first 10 years of ownership. Lexus Enform Safety Connect offers drivers peace of mind through GPS location. The technology provided from Safety Connect sends the GPS location of your car so you can get help after a collision or track down your vehicle if stolen. Other standard offerings for the 2019 GX include trailer sway control, rain sensing wipers, LED headlights, and a backup camera.

    Lexus doesn’t stop there for safety on the 2019 GX 460. Available options for the GX include intelligent high beams, headlamp washers, blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, and lane departure alert.

    Come visit us at Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose, California to see all that the 2019 Lexus GX 460 has to offer and we’ll get you set up with your new SUV.

    Pricing

    Starts at $52,155 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Sep122018

    Review: 2018 Lexus LS 500

    The 2018 Lexus LS 500 is a luxury sedan shoppers’ perfect match. The 2018 LS is filled with luxury touches and gets up to speeds a thrill seeker would be overjoyed with. Our review below goes into the specifics for the 2018 Lexus LS 500 and gives you an overview of this exciting sedan.

    Performance

    The 2018 Lexus LS comes in two different engine options: the LS 500 and the LS 500h hybrid. The LS 500 engine is a gas powered twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that is paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission in either rear or all-wheel drive. This engine churns out 416 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. Lexus cited the 0 to 60 mph speed of the LS to be 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 136 mph. Lexus also offers the LS 500 F Sport which will give your LS a more energetic feel.

    The LS 500h hybrid is a 3.5 liter V6 matched up to two electric motors, a 44kw lithium-ion battery and a 4-speed automatic transmission. The net power on the LS 500h engine is 354 horsepower available in rear or all-wheel drive and a quoted 0 to 60 mph time of 5.1 seconds with a top speed of 136 mph.

    Features & Technology

    All 2018 Lexus LS sedans come standard with a 12.3 inch display screen for infotainment input. The infotainment system utilizes touch input and voice commands to run phone, navigation, and audio system. Other standard features include leather and climate control.

    The Lexus LS has available features for navigation, a 12-speaker audio system with Bluetooth audio, USB connectivity, active noise cancellation, 19-inch wheels, and Mark Levinson audio system.

    Safety

    The 2018 Lexus LS has a valuable safety bundle that features many different technologies. Some of these features include forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise controls. Drivers can also set the LS for lane control and speed control, allowing them to remove their hands from the wheel for 5 seconds before a warning alerts the driver to regain control.

    There is an Advanced Safety package that adds features for a pedestrian detection system with active steering that can steer around obstacles at low speeds. There is also options available for a high-definition head-up display that casts information 2 feet across the bottom of the windshield.

    Come into Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose, California and take the 2018 Lexus LS 500 for a test drive, we promise you won’t be disappointed.

    Pricing

    Starts at $75,000 MSRP