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    Entries in Luxury SUV (10)

    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)

    Wednesday
    Feb212018

    Review: 2018 Lexus RX 350 

    Review: 2018 Lexus RX 350

    Drivers in Los Angeles who need a midsize luxury SUV that’s as heavy on style and comfort as it is performance and safety will want to get behind the wheel of the 2018 Lexus RX 350.

    With top safety ratings and standard driver assistance features, the RX is more practical than its adventurous styling would suggest. You’ll need to see it in person to get the full experience, but below we’ve detailed all the features you can expect from one of California’s best-selling luxury SUVs:

    Comfort and Convenience

    The RX 350 comes standard with black or stratus gray NuLuxe interior trim or optional with leather seating, ranging in colors from Black to neutral Parchment to bold Rioja Red. The two-row, five-seat SUV is also standard equipped with dual-zone automatic climate control with interior air filter, a power tilting/telescoping steering wheel, leather-trimmed wheel and shift knob, power rear door, power-adjustable front seats, and 40/20/40 split-folding and reclining rear seats.

    An auto-dimming rearview mirror and rain-sensing windshield wipers – both standard on all RX models – automatically react to external events so you can concentrate on the road ahead, while Drive Mode Select lets you choose an optimal performance mode according to the weather or terrain. Your RX will also come equipped with Lexus Display Audio with Scout GPS Link navigation, voice command, Bluetooth tech, Siri Eyes Free, and the Lexus Enform suite of apps.

    Individual options include a panorama glass roof or power moonroof (both with aluminum roof rails), Touch-Free Power Rear Door, heated and ventilated front seats, heated front seats, power-folding 60/40 split heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel. Additional luxury features, such as seat memory, heated wood-and-leather steering wheel, and aniline leather interior trim, are available when you add the Premium or Luxury Package.

    Safety and Technology

    The nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the RX 350 a 2018 Top Safety Pick, earning best-possible ratings in all crashworthiness categories. Additionally, the SUV’s front crash prevention system won a Superior rating, and its child seat anchors were reported very easy to use.

    Each model of the 2018 RX comes standard with the Lexus Safety System+, which includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, intelligent high-beams, Lane Departure Alert, and Lane Keep Assist. Options include premium triple-beam LED headlamps with dynamic auto-leveling, a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Breaking, Parking Assist, Panoramic View Monitor, Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking, and a Heads-Up Display.

    Performance and Fuel Economy

    The 2018 Lexus RX 350 has a 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, making 296 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive models get 20 MPG city and 27 MPG highway, while all-wheel drive models get 19 MPG city and 26 MPG highway.

    The RX 350 is available with the F Sport Package, which adds sport-tuned Adaptive Variable Suspension with Sport S+ drive mode, sport-tuned Electronic Power Steering, paddle shifters, a Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management System, and a range of high-end exterior and interior styling features.

    Pricing

    Starting at $43,270 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Jan242018

    Comparison: 2018 Lexus GX 460 vs 2018 Audi Q7

    Comparison: 2018 Lexus GX 460 vs 2018 Audi Q7

    Drivers who want luxury SUV that’s capable of towing and off-roading but comfortable and luxe for the whole family may want to know how the 2018 Lexus GX 460 compares to the 2018 Audi Q7.

    Both models offer an array of features and have impressive performance specs, but one automaker gives you a better-equipped base model and more advanced safety tech.

    If you’re in the San Jose area and want to know more, check out our full review then visit us for a test drive:

    Safety and Convenience Tech

    Lexus GX 460

    The 2018 GX is available as a base model, as well as Premium and Luxury trims. Upper trims guarantee a luxury experience, but even the base trim is well equipped. It features a backup camera, Trailer Sway Control, LED headlamps and daytime running lights, and the Lexus Enform suite of apps: Safety Connect, Service Connect, and Remote. Additionally, all models have a power moonroof, Lexus Memory System, a reclining/sliding middle row, and dual-zone climate control.

    Available tech on the GX 460 includes a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Intuitive Parking Assist, rain-sensing wipers, Pre-Collision System with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Driver Attention Monitor, Lane Departure Alert, intelligent high beams, and wide-view front and side monitor.

    Audi Q7

    The Q7 comes in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trims. The Q7 Premium features a rear parking camera, Audi pre sense basic and city, Audi drive select, and Xenon plus headlights, but does not come with an equivalent to the Lexus Enform Apps. The base also features a sunroof and three-zone climate control, but lacks a memory system and sliding or reclining middle row.

    Available features include a blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, top-view camera system, and lane-keep assist. It does not come with the option for a wide-view front or side monitor.

    Performance and Towing

    Lexus GX 460

    The 2018 Lexus GX 460 has a 4.6-liter V8 engine that makes 301 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. It features standard full-time four-wheel drive with a two-speed transfer case and a TORSEN Torque-Sensing Limited Slip Center Differential, as well as a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System to give you a smooth, controlled ride on-road or off. The Lexus SUV has a towing capacity of 6,500 pounds.

    Audi Q7

    The 2018 Q7 has two engine options. The base is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that makes 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, or buyers can upgrade to a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that produces 333 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. Both engines have an 8-speed automatic transmission. The base engine can tow up to 4,400 pounds, while the V6 can tow up to 7,700 pounds.

    While the upgraded Audi has a higher towing capacity than the GX, it doesn’t come available with a TORSEN locking differential or a kinetic dynamic suspension system, which makes it less capable off-road. Plus, opting for the V6 adds over $6,000 to the base price.

    Pricing

    Lexus GX 460

    Starting at $52,155 MSRP

    Audi Q7

    Starting at $49,900 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Jan172018

    Comparison: 2018 Lexus LX 570 vs 2018 Land Rover Range Rover 

    Comparison: 2018 Lexus LX 570 vs 2018 Land Rover Range Rover

    Land Rover has a cult following among those who want a luxury ute with full off-road capability, but for drivers in the Bay Area who prefer pavement over rocky terrain, there are better options at Lexus Stevens Creek.

    When comparing the 2018 Lexus LX 570 to the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover, you’ll notice significant differences in interior space and standard features that make Lexus a far better value.

    Read on, then visit us in San Jose to experience the LX 570 on the road.

    Comfort and Convenience

    Lexus LX 570

    The 2018 LX 570 has three rows of seating for up to seven passengers, upholstered in luxe, soft leather. The Lexus SUV comes standard with a power moonroof, premium triple-beam LED headlamps, power-folding third row, a power rear door, Lexus Memory System (driver's seat, mirrors, steering wheel), and a 14-way driver's seat. It also features a power-sliding second row, four-zone climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and Smart Access with push-button Start/Stop. Additionally, all models include 10 years of Lexus Enform Safety Connect and Service Connect and one year of the Remote app and Destination Assist.

    Available features include semi-aniline leather trimmed interior, heated and ventilated front seats, four-zone Climate Concierge, a Color Heads-Up Display, Qi-compatible wireless charger, Cool Box storage, and a heated wood-and-leather steering wheel. Premium entertainment includes a Rear Seat Entertainment System with two 11.6-inch displays, HDMI input, and wireless headphones, as well as a 19-speaker Mark Levinson Surround Sound Audio System.

    Land Rover Range Rover

    The Range Rover comes close to matching the LX’s standard features, but doesn’t quite hit the mark It features grained leather seating, heated front seats, and three-zone climate control, but the Range Rover has seating for just five passengers. Additionally, the base model comes without a moonroof, premium headlamps, and a memory system.

    Upper trims feature perforated Windsor leather seating, 20-way power seats, a heated steering wheel, and special badging and trims. The new SVAutobiography trim is the most deluxe, with quilted semi-aniline leather seating, Satin Santos Palisander veneer trim, perforated leather headliner, front center console cooler compartment, and rear seat refrigerator compartment. This model starts at just over $177,000, however.

    Safety and Tech

    Lexus LX 570

    All models of the 2018 Lexus LX are equipped with the Lexus Safety System+, which includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, and intelligent high-beam headlamps. Additionally, the SUV comes standard with a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Panoramic View camera and Multi-Terrain Monitors, and Intuitive Parking Assist.

    Land Rover Range Rover

    The 2018 Range Rover comes standard with a rearview camera, Lane Departure Warning, Emergency Braking, Emergency Brake Assist, Cruise Control with Speed Limited, and Front and Rear Parking Aid. Any additional features require an upgrade. Available tech includes a Blind Spot Monitor, Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Speed Limited, Driver Condition Monitor, a Surround Camera System, and parking assistance packages.

    With Lexus, choosing your model is simpler and presents a better value. To see the LX in action, visit us today.

    Pricing

    Lexus LX 570

    Starting at $85,380 MSRP

    Land Rover Range Rover

    Starting at $87,350 MSRP