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    Entries in luxury sedan (18)

    Wednesday
    Jul242019

    Review: 2019 Lexus IS

    Review: 2019 Lexus IS

    A ground-hugging, turbocharged, luxury sport sedan is just part of what defines the new Lexus IS. The 2019 IS provides an elegant, well-isolated cabin for five passengers to ensure comfort on short commutes or longer journeys. Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose has the 2019 Lexus IS in inventory, so visit us today.

    Performance

    The base powertrain of the Lexus IS 300 consists of a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a rear-wheel drivetrain which produces 241-hp and earns an estimated 30 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg in the city. If you are looking for an all-wheel drivetrain, you can opt for the 260-hp 3.5-liter V6 mated to a six-speed auto. The Lexus IS 350 comes with a 311-hp 3.5-liter V6 with the option for either an eight-speed auto and rear-wheel drive, or a six-speed auto and all-wheel drive. An optional F Sport package can be combined with any engine and includes a sport-tuned suspension and larger 18-inch alloy wheels for improved handling.

    Comfort and Convenience

    The seats offer a high-level of comfort with the standard NuLuxe® interior trim, 10-way power adjustable driver's- and 8-way power front passenger seats, three extra inches of legroom for the rear passengers compared to the previous model, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, an illuminated entry system, and a power moonroof. Optional features include heated and ventilated front seats, Remote Touch to easily move through the menus, a power rear sunshade, and auto-dimming outside mirrors.

    Technology

    A 7.0-inch infotainment display with a ten-speaker sound system, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio™, Scout® GPS Link for real-time traffic information and driving directions, two USB ports, Homelink®, Enform Service Connect for remote access to your car’s fuel level and maintenance needs, and Enform Remote to unlock your doors and start your engine remotely, are standard. A larger 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen display, fifteen-speaker Mark Levinson® premium surround sound system, Siri® Eyes Free, navigation with voice command, 24-hour access to a live response center through Enform Destination Assist, and Enform App Suite are available.

    Pricing

    Starting at $38,560 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Jun052019

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus ES 350 vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus ES 350 vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    The below comparison explores the similarities and differences of the 2019 Lexus ES 350 and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The all-new Lexus ES sedan is a great option for San Jose drivers looking for a boldly styled, smooth handling and competitively priced vehicle. The 2019 Lexus ES 350 was awarded the 2019 Best Luxury Midsize Car for the Money by U.S. News*. Visit Lexus Stevens Creek in Northern California to test drive the all-new ES.

    Performance

    2019 Lexus ES 350

    The base, F Sport, Luxury, and Ultra Luxury ES 350 trims are equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine with a combined port and direct fuel-injection system paired with a direct-shift 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The standard front-wheel drivetrain churns out 302-hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, reaches 0 – 60 mph in 6.6 seconds, and achieves an estimated fuel economy of 33 mpg highway and 22 mpg city. Available are Normal, Sport, and ECO driving modes for the times you are looking for a more responsive or efficient drive. The Lexus ES 350 earned a five out of five predicted reliability rating from J.D. Power.

    2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    The base E 300 trim is powered by a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine mated to a paddle-shifted 9-speed automatic transmission and a rear-wheel drivetrain. The E 300 generates 241-hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, goes 0 – 60 mph in 6.2 seconds, and earns an estimated 30 mpg highway and 21 mpg city. Available are the 362-hp E 450, 429-hp AMG E 53, and 603-hp AMG E 63 engines, an all-wheel drivetrain, and the AIR BODY CONTROL® self-leveling suspension.

    Comfort and ConvenienceM

    2019 Lexus ES 350

    Standard features include an elegant cabin with synthetic leather upholstery, 10-way power adjustable front seats, dual-zone climate control with smog sensor, class-leading rear legroom, SmartAccess key fob, and a power moonroof. Semi-Aniline leather-seats, heated and ventilated front seats, 14-way power driver’s seat with a cushion extender for added thigh support, a heated steering wheel, ambient lighting, hands-free power trunk, and a panorama glass roof, are optional.

    2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    Synthetic leather upholstery, power front seats with memory, dual-zone climate control, power-folding side mirrors, an illuminated entry system, SmartKey with keyless start, and Car-to-X driving condition communication are standard features. Heated and ventilated multi-contour front seats with massage, a heated steering wheel, active side bolsters, three-zone automatic climate control, electronic trunk closer, Keyless-Go, a power rear-window sunshade, and Mercedes-Benz Concierge service to help make dinner reservations and travel accommodations are available.

    Technology

    2019 Lexus ES 350

    An 8.0-inch multimedia display, Amazon Alexa integration, Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® satellite radio, Siri® Eyes Free, Wi-Fi hotspot, Scout® GPS Link, a 10-speaker premium sound system, and Lexus Enform App Suite, Destination Assist, Remote, and Service Connect are standard technology features. Available features consist of an upgraded 12.3-inch high-resolution color split-screen multimedia display, dynamic voice command, Apple CarPlay® compatibility, navigation, a wireless charger, a 10.2-inch head-up display, and a 17-speaker Mark Levinson® PurePlay premium surround sound audio system with Clari-Fi® 2.0.

    2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    A 12.3-inch high-resolution central display, COMAND® system with touchpad controller, voice control, Bluetooth®, HD Radio™, dual USB ports, HomeLink®, and navigation come standard. The optional technology features are comprised of a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, SiriusXM® satellite radio, wireless charging, and a 1,450-watt, 23-speaker Burmester 3D surround sound audio system.

    Pricing

    2019 Lexus ES 350

    Starting at $39,750 MSRP

    2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    Starting at $53,500 MSRP

    *View U.S. News Best Cars at cars.usnews.com.
    Wednesday
    May222019

    Review: 2019 Lexus LS 500

    The 2019 Lexus LS 500 is a full-size luxury sedan that comfortably accommodates five passengers with its wide, comfortable seats, quiet cabin, and delivers an engaging driving experience with swift acceleration. Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose has the new fifth-generation LS 500 available for you to test drive.

    Performance

    A 3.5-liter V6 twin-turbocharged engine paired with a 10-speed direct-shift automatic transmission powers the new Lexus LS 500. The LS 500 pumps out 416-hp and 442 lb-ft of torque, goes 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds, and has a top track speed of 136 mph. Standard features include 19-inch wheels, a rear-wheel drivetrain, and Drive Mode Select with Normal, ECO, and Sport modes. All-wheel drive is offered as well as an adaptive variable air suspension to help maintain the vehicle’s low center of gravity. The LS 500 is available in F Sport and hybrid trim levels.

    Comfort

    Whether it be a short or long trip in the northern California area, you are sure to find yourself sitting comfortably in your LS 500 with standard leather upholstery, 16-way power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats, and a dual-zone climate control system. Optional features include semi-aniline leather seats, butterfly power-retractable headrests for both the front and rear passengers, power-reclining rear seats with massage settings, 28-way power-adjustable front and 18-way adjustable rear seats, four-zone climate control, and a panorama glass roof.

    Technology

    Your LS 500 is filled with standard and optional technology features. A 12.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display, Apple CarPlay® integration, Amazon Alexa compatibility, dynamic voice command, navigation, a 12-speaker premium sound system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Lexus Enform app suite, SmartAccess keyless entry, and Lexus Enform Remote to remotely start your engine, adjust climate controls, and check your fuel level status are standard. Optional features consist of a rear-seat touchscreen control panel, 24-inch full-color head-up display, and a 23-speaker Mark Levinson® Reference surround sound audio system with Quantum Logic® Immersion technology.

    Pricing

    Starting at $75,300 MSRP

    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
    Jan162019

    Review: 2019 Lexus ES 350

    If you are in the market for an elegant sedan, the all-new 2019 Lexus ES 350 features styling, performance and more. Visit Lexus Stevens Creek near Santa Clara to get behind the wheel and experience the new Lexus ES 350.

    Performance

    The aerodynamic design of the 2019 Lexus ES 350 enhances handling, reduces noise and vibration, and contributes to fuel efficiency. The ES 350 also includes the world’s first swing-valve shock absorber for a smoother ride on uneven surfaces. This luxury sedan generates 302-horsepower and 267 lb.-ft. of torque with a 3.5-liter V6 engine paired with a direct-shift 8-speed automatic transmission. The new 2019 ES 350 goes 0-60 mph in just 6.6 seconds and has an estimated EPA rating of 33 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg driving in the city. 

    Comfort and Convenience

    The new 2019 Lexus ES 350 isn’t just a head-turner but also offers class-leading rear leg room and a dual-zone climate control system with a smog sensor. To help keep you from stepping in a puddle or other possible hazard, the standard illuminated entry system utilizes exterior lights to brighten as you approach. Available 14-way power driver’s seat with four-way driver lumbar support and heated and ventilated front seats provide prime comfort. You can opt for the 10.2-inch full-color Head-Up Display, the largest available in its class, a 12.3-inch color high-resolution split-screen multimedia display with a voice-activated navigation system, and a world’s first in an automobile Mark Levinson® PurePlay 17-speaker, 1800-watt premium surround sound audio system.

    Safety

    The Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 is designed to reduce the chance of a collision by providing pedestrian and bicyclist alerts, helping to keep you centered in your lane, providing road sign information, and helping you to maintain a preset speed and following distance from the vehicle ahead. A 10-airbag system and rigid body structure with crumple zones are included to help protect all Lexus ES 350 occupants.

    Pricing

    Starting at $39,600 MSRP