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    Wednesday
    Nov282018

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus ES vs. 2019 Acura TLX

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus ES vs. 2019 Acura TLX

     

    We know that choosing a new vehicle is never an easy task, especially when looking for something specific like a mid-sized sedan, but drivers in San Jose no longer have to worry because the 2019 Lexus ES 350 has arrived. We have taken the struggle out of picking a new car by comparing the 2019 Lexus ES 350 against the 2019 Acura TLX. Read below for our comparison and then come to Lexus Stevens Creek to test the clear winner, the 2019 Lexus ES 350.

    Performance

    Lexus ES 350

    The 2019 Lexus ES 350 comes into three different trim levels; Base, F Sport, and Hybrid. The Base and F Sport trim levels include a 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 302 HP and 267 lb-ft of torque. These trim levels get an estimated 22 MPG city and 33 MPG highway. The Hybrid trim level includes 2.5-liter in-line 4 engine producing 215 HP. This trim level gets an estimated 43 MPG city and 45 MPG highway. All trim levels come in front-wheel drive only.

    Acura TLX

    The 2019 TLX comes in four different package options; Standard, Technology, A-Spec, and Advance. Available in all four packages is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces up to 297 HP and 267 lb-ft of torque and gets an estimated 20 MPG city and 31 MPG highway. Available in the Standard, Technology, and A-Spec packages is a 2.4-liter in-line 4 engine that produces 206 HP and 182 lb-ft of torque and gets an estimated 23 MPG city and 33 MPG highway.

    Features and Technology

    Lexus ES 350

    The 2019 ES 350 includes in-car technology that is sure to keep the whole family entertained. Features include a navigation system with a 12.3-inch display, Amazon Alexa connection, and 10.2-inch head-up display, Apple Carplay®, dynamic voice command, Lexus Enform WiFi, and a Mark Levinson® 17-speaker, 1,800-watt pureplay premium surround sound audio system.

    Acura TLX

    The 2019 TLX is designed to provide a deeper connection between the car and the driver. Features include Apple Carplay® integration, Android Auto ™ integration, a wireless charger, on demand multi-use display 2.0, and a surround view camera.

    Safety

    Lexus ES 350

    As we expect from Lexus, the 2019 Lexus ES 350 keeps safety at the utmost importance. Features include the standard Lexus Safety System+ 2.0, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts and intuitive parking assist with auto braking, a panoramic view monitor, premium triple-beam LED headlamps with adaptive front lighting, a 10-airbag system, Lexus Enform Safety Connect, and smart stop technology.

    Acura TLX

    The 2019 TLX has a 5-star overall vehicle score from NHTSA and includes the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety technology. Features include a blind spot information system, rear cross-traffic monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, and vehicle stability assist.

    Pricing

    Lexus ES 350

    Starting at $39,600 MSRP

    Acura TLX

    Starting at $33,000 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Nov142018

    Review: 2019 Lexus NX

    Review: 2019 Lexus NX

    San Jose drivers, are you looking for a new SUV but not interested in giving up the stylish look of your convertible? Look no further than the 2019 Lexus NX 300. The 2019 NX 300 is sure to keep any style conscious driver happy. Read our review below and then come to Lexus Stevens Creek to test drive your very own.

    Performance

    The 2019 NX 300 comes in three different trim levels; Base, F Sport, and Hybrid. The Base and F Sport trim levels include a 2.0-liter turbo in-line 4 engine producing up to an estimated 235 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque. These two trims get an estimated 22 MPG city and 28 MPG highway and are both available in front-wheel and all-wheel drive. The Hybrid trim level includes a 2.5-liter in-line 4 engine producing up to an estimated 194 HP. This trim gets an estimated 33 MPG city and 30 MPG highway and is only available as all-wheel drive.

    Comfort and Convenience

    The 2019 NX 300 includes technology that will give you control of the road while also keeping you comfortable and stylish. Features include a navigation system with 10.3-inch split-screen multimedia display, Amazon Alexa connection, Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0, Lexus Enform WiFi™, Apple Carplay®, Siri® eyes free, a remote touchpad, and Bluetooth® technology. The 2019 NX 300 also includes a leather trimmed heated steering wheel and leather trimmed shift knob, premium triple-beam LED headlamps with an adaptive front-lighting system, an outer-sliding moonroof, electrochromic, or auto-dimming, outside mirrors with auto tilt-down in reverse, and dual-zone climate control.

    Safety

    The 2019 NX 300 has a five-star overall vehicle score or safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration*. Features include the standard Lexus Safety System, Lexus Enform Safety Connect, a panoramic view monitor, a backup camera with dynamic gridlines, intuitive parking assist, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts, an eight-airbag system, and smart stop technology.

    Pricing

    Starting at $36,385 MSRP *Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). This 5-Star rating only refers to RX 350 AWD models built after January 24, 2017.

    Wednesday
    Nov072018

    Review: 2019 Lexus GX 460

    Review: 2019 Lexus GX 460

    San Jose drivers in the market for their next SUV should have the 2019 Lexus GX 460 at the top of their list. The 2019 GX 460 will help you master your surroundings with its state-of-the-art design and focus on performance, comfort, and safety. Read our review below and then come see us at Lexus Stevens Creek to test drive one for yourself.

    Performance

    The 2019 GX 460 comes in three different trim levels; Base, Premium, and Luxury. All three trim levels include a 4.6-liter V8 engine paired with a six-speed transmission. This pairing produces an estimated 301 HP and 329 lb-ft of torque. All trims also get an estimated 15 MPG city and 18 MPG highway and are available in four-wheel drive.

    Comfort and Convenience

    The 2019 GX 460 will keep you and your family entertained and comfortable while not sacrificing performance or style. Features include Lexus Enform Service Connect that can get you information regarding fuel level, mileage, and vehicle health reports, Lexus Enform Remote that keeps you connected to Amazon Alexa, Lexus Enform Destination Assist, voice command, Bluetooth® technology, and a suite of Lexus Enform applications. There is also an optional dual- screen rear-seat entertainment system which is only available in the Luxury model. The 2019 GX 460 also includes a second-row bench with seating for 7, which can be upgraded to optional second-row captain’s chair, but will bring seating down to 6, 10-way power front seats, and wood and leather trimmed shift knob. The 2019 GX also includes a heated steering wheel available only on the Luxury model, and three-zone automatic climate control available only on the Luxury and Premium models.

    Safety

    The 2019 GX 460 keeps safety at the top of mind with its extensive list of safety features. Features include full-time four-wheel drive with active traction control, Lexus Enform safety connect, a 10-airbag system, intelligent high beams, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts, lane departure alerts, and rain-sensing wipers. The 2019 GX 460 also includes trailer sway control for extra protection in heavy winds or bumpy roads, intuitive parking assist, a pre-collision system with driver attention monitoring, smart stop technology, and a backup camera with dynamic gridlines.

    Pricing

    Starting at $52,155 MSRP

    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