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    Entries in Luxury SUV (13)

    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
    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

    Wednesday
    Dec192018

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus RX 350 vs 2019 Audi Q7

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus RX 350 vs 209 Audi Q7

     

    A midsize SUV with comfort and the exclusivity of a luxury vehicle is just what San Jose area drivers want. Come by Lexus Stevens Creek to experience the RX 350 and all it has to offer.

    Performance

    Lexus RX 350

    The 2019 Lexus RX 350 offers a 3.5L V6 engine with direct and port fuel injection with 290-295 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque. This RX 350 comes with an eight-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission and is available in both FWD and AWD. The FWD gets an estimated EPA of 27 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in city driving, while the AWD model provides 26 mpg of highway driving and 19 mpg in the city.

    Audi Q7

    The 2019 Audi Q7 45 TFSI with quattro® technology offers a 2.0L TFSI turbocharged engine with 243 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. This Q7 has an eight-speed automatic transmission, comes in AWD and achieves an estimated EPA of 25 mpg on the highway and city driving gives an estimated 19 mpg.

    Features and Technology

    Lexus RX 350

    This comfortable 5-passenger utility vehicle comes standard with a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and offers height adjustable headrests on every vehicle seat. An 8-inch display, HD Radio™, and a 9-speaker audio system offer a spectacular multimedia system. Other standard features include multi-zone climate control, Scout® GPS Link, Lexus Enform Remote and Siri® Eyes Free. The 2019 Lexus RX 350 includes options such as touch-free power rear door, power sunroof/moonroof, panoramic view monitor and an upgrade to a 12.3-inch split-screen display.

    Audi Q7

    Standard on the 2019 Audi Q7 is leather upholstery with heated front seats, a 10-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay® and Google™ Android Auto™ interface, panoramic sunroof and MMI® Navigation plus with all-in-touch handwriting recognition. Individual contour seats with a massage function, a head-up display, and warm weather package are optional features.

    Safety

    Lexus RX 350

    Safety is a key focus when designing Lexus vehicles. That’s why the 2019 RX 350 comes standard with a 10-airbag system, four-channel anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution and brake assist. A backup camera with dynamic gridlines, Smart Stop technology, and vehicle stability control are included to help improve driver control. Additional safety options include blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic braking, and premium triple-beam LED headlamps.  

    Audi Q7

    The available driver assistance package, standard on the 2019 Audi Q7, includes adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist, active lane assist, steering park assist and high-beam assist. Audi pre sense® front helps detect cornering and stationary vehicles and pedestrians and can warn the driver of a possible collision. The rear cross traffic assist scans the area behind and to the side of the car and is an available option. 

    Pricing

    Lexus RX 350

    Starting at $43,570 MSRP

    Audi Q7

    Starting at $53,550 MSRP

     

    Wednesday
    Dec052018

    Review: 2019 Lexus RX 450h

    Review: 2019 Lexus RX 450h


    A supremely quiet, luxury crossover SUV with excellent fuel economy is waiting for you at Lexus Stevens Creek. San Jose drivers are looking for the best, so read below to learn more about the performance, features and safety offered in the 2019 Lexus RX 450h.

    Performance

    The 2019 Lexus RX 450 hybrid offers 308 horsepower from a 3.5-liter V6 engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission. You can go 0-60 mph in 7.9 seconds, and the available Active Torque Control in this all-wheel drive monitors road conditions in real time, automatically shifting engine power between the front and rear axles. The RX 450h achieves a 30 combined estimated mpg and has been awarded a super ultra-low emission vehicle certification.

    Comfort and Convenience

    The 2019 Lexus RX 450h comes standard with leatherette upholstery and offers the option of heated and ventilated front seats that provide optimum comfort, regardless of the weather. The power-folding and -reclining second-row seats are available to provide easy access to the third row. The 12.3-inch widescreen multimedia display utilizes 12-speakers, or you can upgrade to the 15-speaker, 835-watt Mark Levinson® premium surround-sound audio system with three-dimensional sound. Lexus Enform Service Connect comes standard and offers remote access to information about your vehicle's status and maintenance needs. To make sure you are well taken care of optional features include a touch-free power rear door, panoramic view monitor, and full-color head-up display.

    Safety

    Security comes standard with the Lexus Safety System+ which includes pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, and Smart Stop technology. This technology, under certain conditions, automatically reduces engine power when both the brake and accelerator pedals are pressed at the same time. Crumple zones in the front and rear compress at a controlled rate to help disperse the force of a collision. The 2019 Lexus RX 450h earned a five-star overall crash rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration*.

    Pricing

    Starting at MSRP $49,995

    *Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov)