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    Review: 2018 GX 460

    The 2018 Lexus GX 460 is the perfect luxury SUV for drivers who refuse to sacrifice anything when it comes to their vehicle. The 2018 GX delivers drivers with everything they could want when it comes to technology, a luxurious cabin, all combined with off-road capability.


    The 2018 Lexus GX 460 has a 4.6 liter V8 engine pair with a 6-speed automatic, all working together to produce 301 horsepower. When looking at fuel efficiency, you need to consider the amount of power the GX holds in its engine, giving the vehicle 15/18 MPG city/highway and 16 MPG combined. This vehicle set up is top of the line, so drivers need to feed the 2018 GX with premium fuel.

    Features and Technology

    The 2018 GX 460 offers three model options: GX 460, GX 460 Premium, and the GX 460 Luxury. Regardless of the model you choose, every GX comes with power features, cruise control, four-wheel drive, a moonroof, 18-inch wheels, rearview camera, power front seats, and an 8-inch touchscreen. The base model of the 2018 GX comes with a heated steering wheel, navigation, blind spot monitoring, and smartphone app-connectivity.

    The 2018 GX 460 Premium model adds features inside the cabin that include heated and cooled seats as well as a mahogany trim throughout. The Luxury model adds adaptive suspension, a premium grade leather, rear air suspension, and a heated steering wheel. There are also options to add on a 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system and a rear seat DVD entertainment system with a dual screen to keep the kids entertained no matter the length of the ride.


    Each model of the 2018 Lexus GX 460 comes standard with ten airbags, active head restraints, rearview camera, and Bluetooth for handsfree calling. There are options to add forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, attention assist, lane-departure warnings, automatic high beams, blind-spot monitors and surround-view cameras.

    In the San Jose area, you will surely stand out in the 2018 Lexus GX when you roll up to pick the kids up from school or are heading out of town for a summer vacation. The last thing you will need to think about is your SUV when gearing up for family vacations if you purchase the 2018 GX. The luxury SUV provides you with everything you will need and we would love to show you. Call us to schedule your test drive today and come to meet our team at Lexus Steven’s Creek. We would love to send you home in the 2018 GX 460.


    Starts at $52,155 MSRP


    Review: 2018 LC 500

    San Jose drivers are always looking for style and performance. Those in the market for a high-performing sports car need to check out the 2018 Lexus LC 500. The luxuriously powerful vehicle will be sure to meet all the standards that you are looking for in a sports car.

    After checking out our review below, be sure to visit us in San Jose to test drive the 2018 Lexus LC 500.


    The new LC 500 is built on an all-new rear-wheel drive GA-L platform, the first of many to come for Lexus. Its design optimizes mass and weight distribution to give the LC a low center of gravity and minimal shifting while making room for newly designed multi-link suspension.

    A 5.0-liter V8 engine powers the 2018 LC 500, mated to a 10-speed electronically controlled direct-shift automatic transmission. The powertrain makes 471 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque and goes from zero to 60 in 4.4 seconds. The LC also comes as a hybrid variant, the LC 500h.

    Styling and Tech

    The 2018 LC comes standard with the Lexus Safety System+, Lexus Enform Apps, Navigation with 10.3-inch LCD screen, Remote Touchpad controls, Drive Mode Select with Sport+ mode and a 12-speaker audio system. It's also available with a Mark Levinson premium sound system, Heads-Up Display, Intuitive Parking Assist, and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

    Comfort and convenience features include heated and ventilated front seats, voice command, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, a glass roof with sunshade, and leather or semi-aniline leather seating. The Performance Package adds an Alcantara headliner and carbon-fiber door scuff plates, as well as Active Rear Steering, an active rear wing, and Variable Gear-Ration Steering. Accessories include a carbon fiber rear spoiler and lower grille insert.


    Starting at $92,000 MSRP


    Review: LS 500

    Drivers in the San Jose area who are looking for a luxurious sedan should be sure to check us out at Lexus Stevens Creek to test drive the 2018 Lexus LS. The Lexus LS has all the class luxurious drivers are looking for while still maintaining the performance that consumers rely on in Lexus vehicles.

    Check out our review below and then come visit us at Lexus Stevens Creek to test drive the 2018 LS.


    The Lexus LS 500 has a new twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 with a new 10-speed automatic transmission and is available in either rear or all-wheel drive. The new V6 produces 416 horsepower, 6,000 RPM, and 442 lb-ft of torque, and is recommended to run on premium unleaded fuel. Lexus quotes that the LS 500 can go from 0-60 MPH in 4.6 seconds with a maximum speed of 136 MPH. The 10-speed automatic transmission that the LS 500 is equipped with paddle shifters. Fuel efficiency ratings range as high as 29 mpg/highway. The Lexus LS F Sport gives drivers a sportier ride and is built on performance.

    Lexus also offers the LS model as a Hybrid in the Lexus LS Hybrid. The LS Hybrid is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 hooked up to two electric motors, a 44-kw lithium-ion battery, and a 4-speed automatic transmission. One motor is focused on moving the car at lower speeds, and the second motor kicks in at higher speeds. Fuel economy averages 33 mpg/highway.


    The Lexus LS 500 will come with the usual power features, cruise control, leather, climate control, as well as, navigation, Bluetooth, USB connectivity, active noise cancellation, 12.3” display screen touchpad infotainment system with voice command to run phone, navigation and audio systems, and 19-inch wheels.


    The Lexus LS comes standard with a plethora of safety features including, forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, auto high beams, and adaptive cruise control. The optional Advanced Safety package adds a pedestrian detection system with active steering which is capable of avoiding obstacles at low speeds. Lexus also offers an HD head-up display that casts information across the bottom of the windshield.


    LS starting at $75,000 MSRP

    LS Hybrid starting at $79,510 MSRP


    Review: 2017 Lexus GS 350

    San Jose Review 2017 Lexus GS350

    Drivers in San Jose are smart. They’re not fooled by luxury European brands that are all style and little substance (that is, unless you’re willing to pay for several packages of add-ons).

    That’s why residents of Silicon Valley love the 2017 Lexus GS 350, a luxury sedan that has the latest in tech, a powerful engine, and classic styling from the Japanese automaker – all at a price starting around $50,000. Take one out for a test drive, but first, read our full review:


    The Lexus Enform infotainment system has become one of the best available systems, and it’s standard on each model of the GS. Better yet? That includes the Enform App Suite, Service Connect, Safety Connect, and Remote. Your tunes have never sounded better than when you listen through the 12-speaker premium audio system, and you’ll have everything at the tips of your fingers with AM/FM radio, HD radio, MP3, Bluetooth, and smartphone connectivity. Always know where you stand with the voice-activated navigation system with 12.3-inch display, which gives you traffic and weather updates, 3D city views, and views of approaching highway junctions.

    Optional features include heated and ventilated front seats, rear audio and climate controls, semi-aniline leather seating, 16-way driver's sport seat, navigation, power trunk release, and 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio.


    Lexus knows how to prioritize, so this year every model of the GS has standard Lexus Safety System+. This package of features includes pre-collision system, lane departure alert with steering assist, intelligent high beams, and high-speed dynamic radar cruise control. Additionally, all models have 10 airbags, Lexus dynamic handling system with dynamic rear steering, backup camera with gridlines, blind-spot monitor with gridlines, hill-start assistance, anti-lock brakes, LED taillights, rain-sensing wipers, and a rigid body structure with crumple zones.

    Styling and Interior

    This Lexus sedan is not for those who like to blend it. It has bold styling that give it an aggressively sporty look, with oversized grille, deep chin spoiler, and narrow (but powerful) headlights. Its low stance and 18-inch alloy wheels make it fun to zip around the Bay Area in style. The GS 350’s cabin is a feat of technology and design, with standard leather seating, wood and metallic accent trim, power moonroof, and multi-function steering wheel. Plus, you’ll love the supportive and comfortable 10-way power adjustable seats, LED ambient door and console lighting, and beautiful instrument panel with analog Optitron gauges.


    The 2017 GS 350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 311 horses of power and 280 lb-ft of torque. It has dual variable-valve timing with intelligence and direct fuel injection, and great fuel economy at up to 29 MPG. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, and drivers have the option for all-wheel drive.


    Starting at $50,695 MSRP


    REVIEW: 2017 Lexus RC

    Silicon Valley Review 2017 Lexus RC

    Great style and sporty performance don’t always go hand-in-hand with high safety ratings and conservative fuel economy, so in this way, the 2017 Lexus RC is an outlier – in the best way possible. Drivers in Silicon Valley who want a sporty coupe without compromise need look no further than the RC, whether they choose the 200t, 350, or F model. Here’s our full review of this deluxe coupe from Lexus:


    Each model of the RC has standard automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, rearview camera, and a deluxe infotainment system that has a 7-inch display screen, 10 speakers, HD radio, dual USB ports, Bluetooth technology, and eyes-free smartphone integration. Additionally, it’s equipped with Lexus Enform Service Connect to ensure you never miss a routine service appointment.

    There’s also available heated and ventilated front seats, navigation with touch-pad controller, upgraded Enform system, leather interior, heated steering wheel, and moonroof. You can also add a deluxe Mark Levinson audio system, driver assistance technologies, and performance features such as high-tuned suspension and Sport+ driving mode.


    The RC is a muscular looking coupe, fit for passing the competition on the highway and leaving an impression without being a showoff. The spindle grille is unmistakably Lexus, while a low roofline and turned up rear are decidedly sporty and add to the performance. The interior has a creatively designed center console, a roadster-worthy steering wheel, and stylized, high-back seats to round out the RC’s athletic look. The F model comes with standard BBS aluminum wheels, carbon-fiber roof, and rear spoiler.


    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2017 RC a Top Safety Pick+. The coupe earned perfect scores in tests for small and moderate front overlap, side impact, rear crash, and roof strength.

    In addition to standard safety features like airbags, anti-lock brakes, and daytime running lights, the RC is available with some of the most advanced safety features available. These include pre-collision warning, brake system with force distribution, dynamic radar cruise control, intuitive parking assistance, blind spot monitor, hill-start assist, and rain-sensing wipers.


    You have the choice between four engine options on the RC. Note that the rear-wheel drive and F models have an 8-speed automatic transmission, while all-wheel drive models are mated to 6-speed automatic transmission.

    The base engine is a 3-liter turbocharged inline-4 with 241 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque; while you can also upgrade to a 3.5-liter V6 with all-wheel drive that makes 255 horses of power and 236 lb-ft of torque. The RC 350 has a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 306 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. If performance really matters to you, go with the F model, which has a 5-liter V8 engine with 467 horses of power and 389 lb-ft of torque.


    Starting at $40,155 MSRP