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    Wednesday
    Apr242019

    Review: 2019 Lexus ES 300h

    Review: 2019 Lexus ES 300h

    Visit Lexus Stevens Creek in the Santa Clara area to learn more about the new Lexus ES 300 hybrid model. This five-passenger hybrid luxury sedan is the most fuel-efficient non-plug-in luxury vehicle which delivers a first-class ride, ample legroom in both rows, and an impressive suite of safety features.

    Performance

    The Lexus ES 300 hybrid model is available in a 300h base model as well as the 300h Luxury and 300h Ultra Luxury trims which are powered by a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine mated to an electronic continuously variable transmission paired with two electric motors. This Lexus hybrid model utilizes a front-wheel drivetrain and generates 175-hp with the engine alone and a total system of 215-hp, and earns an estimated fuel economy of 45 mpg highway and 43 mpg city. To make the drive more responsive or more efficient, the ES 300h comes standard with four separate driving modes including Normal, ECO, EV, and Sport mode which initiates six simulated gears that can be shifted manually with the paddle shifters.

    Comfort and Convenience

    The new aerodynamic design helps reduce noise and vibration and the Lexus-first hybrid-acoustics with sound-dampening measures provides the quietest drive possible. You’ll be comfortable in the standard synthetic leather seats with 10-way power-adjustable front seats or the available semi-aniline leather-trimmed seats including 14-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with cushion extender. Optional are heated and ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel. The standard Lexus Enform system provides Safety Connect roadside assistance, Service Connect vehicle information, Enform Remote to start your engine and lock your doors remotely, Destination Assist with a 24-hour live response center, and App Suite 2.0 for access to your favorite mobile applications. Available options include navigation with 3D city views, power trunk with kick sensor, panoramic sunroof, and a 10.2-inch full-color head-up display.

    Safety

    The Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 integrated suite of standard active safety equipment includes lane departure alert with steering assist, road sign assist, pre-collision with pedestrian detection, lane tracing assist, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and intelligent high beams. Vehicle stability control, traction control, smart stop technology, whiplash injury lessening front seatbacks, a backup camera, and a 10-airbag system come standard. Available are blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, intuitive parking assist with auto braking, and a panoramic view monitor.

    Pricing

    Starting at $41,410 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Apr172019

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus GX 460 vs. 2019 Toyota 4Runner

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus GX 460 vs. 2019 Toyota 4Runner

    The below article will help you decide which midsize SUV is a better fit for you between the Lexus GX 460 and the Toyota 4Runner. Both SUVs possess off-road capabilities, advanced technology features, and comfortable interiors. However, the Lexus GX 460 has a more powerful engine and higher towing capacity, comes standard with third-row seating, and has an extended list of standard features. Visit Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose, California for a test drive.

    Performance

    2019 Lexus GX 460

    The Lexus GX 460, GX 460 Premium, and GX 460 Luxury models are powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine mated to a six-speed sequential-shift automatic electronically controlled transmission with full-time four-wheel drive. The GX 460 generates 301-hp and 329 lb-ft of torque, earns an estimated EPA-rating of 18 mpg highway and 15 mpg city, and has a towing capacity of 6,500 pounds.

    2019 Toyota 4Runner

    The Toyota 4Runner models are equipped with a 4.0-liter V6 DOHC engine paired with a five-speed automatic transmission with a rear-wheel drivetrain and produces 270-hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. Available are part-time and full-time 4WD. The 4Runner has an estimated fuel economy of 20 mpg highway and 17 mpg city and a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.

    Features and Technology

    2019 Lexus GX 460

    Standard features include NuLuxe® interior trim, 10-way power front seats, 40/20/40-split second-row seatback and fold-flat third-row seats, dual-zone climate control with interior air filter, and a power moonroof. Semi-aniline leather-trimmed interior, heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, second-row heated captain's chairs, 50/50-split power fold-flat third-row seats, and three-zone climate control are available.

    Technology comes standard with an 8-inch multimedia touch-screen with Amazon Alexa integration, Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® satellite radio, Siri Eyes Free, a SmartAccess key fob, two USB ports, and the Lexus Enform suite of connected services. Optional features include navigation with 3D city views, a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system, Mark Levinson® premium surround sound audio system with 17-speakers and 330 watts, and the Lexus Enform App Suite with voice recognition.

    2019 Toyota 4Runner

    Cloth upholstery, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and 40/20/40 fold-flat second-row seats come standard, while SofTex® leather seats, 4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, heated and ventilated front seats, third-row seating, and dual-zone automatic climate control are available. A sliding rear cargo deck and power rear glass are also optional.

    The 4Runner utilizes current technology with the standard Entune™ Audio Plus system with a 6.1-inch high-resolution touch-screen display, Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio™, advanced voice recognition, a USB port, and an 8-speaker sound system. The upgraded Entune™ infotainment system with the Entune™ App Suite, integrated navigation, predicted traffic and Doppler weather overlay, and a 15-speaker premium JBL® audio system, are optional.

    Safety

    2019 Lexus GX 460

    A backup camera with dynamic gridlines, LED headlamps, and a 10-airbag system are standard safety features on the Lexus GX 460. Available safety features include a pre-collision system with driver attention monitor, lane departure alert, blind spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, high-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and intuitive parking assist.

    2019 Toyota 4Runner

    The Star Safety System™ comes standard and utilizes vehicle stability control, traction control, an anti-lock brake system, electronic brake-force distribution and smart stop technology. A rearview camera and an advanced 8-airbag system are also standard.

    Pricing

    2019 Lexus GX 460

    Starting at $52,355 MSRP

    2019 Toyota 4Runner

    Starting at $35,110 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Apr102019

    Review: 2019 Lexus RX 450h

    Review: 2019 Lexus RX 450h

    The Lexus RX 450h offers efficiency, versatility, and reliability with class-leading fuel economy, the option of two or three rows of seating, and an outstanding 4.5 out of five predicted reliability rating from J.D. Power. Visit Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose to test drive this luxurious utility vehicle.

    Performance

    The 2019 Lexus RX hybrid model is available in the 450h, 450hL, a long-wheelbase alternative, and the 450h F Sport. Each of these models is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine paired with powerful electric motors and an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission with active torque control all-wheel drive. The base model produces a total system horsepower of 308 and achieves an EPA-estimated 28 mpg highway and 31 mpg city with an estimated total driving range of 516 miles. The available driving modes include Normal, ECO, Sport, and an EV mode for battery power alone, while the F Sport adds a Sport S+ mode. This certified super ultra-low emission vehicle has a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.

    Comfort

    Not only does your Lexus RX hybrid vehicle produce lower emissions, but the manufacturing of the standard NuLuxe® leatherette interior trim generates far less CO2 and VOC emissions than other synthetic leathers. With standard features including the soft texture of the NuLuxe® seats, dual-zone climate control, and 10-way power-adjustable driver’s and 8-way front passenger’s seats, you’ll find an abundance of comfort. Available are semi-aniline perforated leather-trimmed seats, heated and ventilated front seats, reclining second-row seats, and second-row captain’s chairs.

    Technology

    The list of standard technology features includes an infotainment system with an 8-inch display and 12-speaker audio system, Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio™ with up-to-date traffic and weather, Siri® Eyes Free, Scout® GPS Link, HomeLink®, two USB ports, a SmartAccess key fob, and Lexus Enform Service Connect which allows you to get your vehicle’s status and maintenance needs remotely. An upgraded 12.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display, a 3D navigation system, voice command, full-color head-up display, an 835-watt Mark Levinson® premium surround sound audio system with 15 speakers, and Lexus Enform App Suite are available. 

    Pricing

    Starting at $46,095 MSRP

    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

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