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    Entries in review (17)

    Wednesday
    Sep122018

    Review: 2018 Lexus LS 500

    The 2018 Lexus LS 500 is a luxury sedan shoppers’ perfect match. The 2018 LS is filled with luxury touches and gets up to speeds a thrill seeker would be overjoyed with. Our review below goes into the specifics for the 2018 Lexus LS 500 and gives you an overview of this exciting sedan.

    Performance

    The 2018 Lexus LS comes in two different engine options: the LS 500 and the LS 500h hybrid. The LS 500 engine is a gas powered twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that is paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission in either rear or all-wheel drive. This engine churns out 416 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. Lexus cited the 0 to 60 mph speed of the LS to be 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 136 mph. Lexus also offers the LS 500 F Sport which will give your LS a more energetic feel.

    The LS 500h hybrid is a 3.5 liter V6 matched up to two electric motors, a 44kw lithium-ion battery and a 4-speed automatic transmission. The net power on the LS 500h engine is 354 horsepower available in rear or all-wheel drive and a quoted 0 to 60 mph time of 5.1 seconds with a top speed of 136 mph.

    Features & Technology

    All 2018 Lexus LS sedans come standard with a 12.3 inch display screen for infotainment input. The infotainment system utilizes touch input and voice commands to run phone, navigation, and audio system. Other standard features include leather and climate control.

    The Lexus LS has available features for navigation, a 12-speaker audio system with Bluetooth audio, USB connectivity, active noise cancellation, 19-inch wheels, and Mark Levinson audio system.

    Safety

    The 2018 Lexus LS has a valuable safety bundle that features many different technologies. Some of these features include forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise controls. Drivers can also set the LS for lane control and speed control, allowing them to remove their hands from the wheel for 5 seconds before a warning alerts the driver to regain control.

    There is an Advanced Safety package that adds features for a pedestrian detection system with active steering that can steer around obstacles at low speeds. There is also options available for a high-definition head-up display that casts information 2 feet across the bottom of the windshield.

    Come into Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose, California and take the 2018 Lexus LS 500 for a test drive, we promise you won’t be disappointed.

    Pricing

    Starts at $75,000 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Sep052018

    Review: 2018 Lexus IS

    The 2018 Lexus IS offers drivers a sporty sedan with a subtle stylish look. The LS is loaded with standard equipment and many available options. If you’ve been thinking about taking the Lexus IS for a spin, now is the time.

    Performance

    Lexus offers a few engine option for the 2018 Lexus IS. The Lexus IS 300 engine is a 2.0 liter turbo 4 making 241 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. This engine is exclusively paired to a rear-wheel drive 8-speed automatic transmission. The second engine option is the IS 300 AWD. This engine is a 260 horsepower 3.5 liter V6 mated to an all-wheel drive 6-speed automatic transmission. The final engine option is the IS 350 which is a naturally aspirated engine. This engine is unique because there is no flat torque because it builds power as the revolutions increase.

    Features & Technology

    Lexus has fitted the 2018 Lexus IS with tons of standard features you should get excited about. Standard features on all Lexus IS models include a rearview camera, moonroof, keyless ignition, LED headlights, synthetic leather, infotainment with a 7.0 inch display, and 17-inch wheels.

    Those features are standard, but there are other available options to up your game. The Premium package adds heated and ventilated front seats and the luxury group gets a power-adjustable steering column and blind-spot monitors. Other packages add options for navigation with a 10.3 inch display, 15-speaker Mark Levinson audio, leather and wood features, heated steering wheel, and parking sensors.

    Safety

    The 2018 Lexus IS brought home some safety awards. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration gave the IS a five-star overall rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it a “good” scoring in most test and the headlights earned the IS a Top Safety Pick.

    For 2018 Lexus made a rearview camera standard on the IS and other available features include the latest collision prevention hardware which includes adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, and active lane control. Another available option is for blind-spot monitors.

    If you are as impressed with the 2018 Lexus IS as we are, we would love for you to come see us in San Jose at Lexus Stevens Creek and we’ll get you into your new ride.

    Pricing

    Starts at $38,210 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Aug152018

    Review: 2018 RC

    San Jose drivers, are you looking for a new and exciting vehicle to impress your peers? The new 2018 Lexus RC has enough flash and style to do just that and more. With a focus on performance, style, and safety, this vehicle will make you stand-out in just about any situation. Read our review below of this 2018 RC and then come to visit us at Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose to test drive your very own.

    Performance

    The 2018 Lexus RC comes in two exciting and distinct models, the 300 and the 350. The RC 300 model features a Turbo In-Line 4 engine that produces 241 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque. This model gets an estimated 22 MPG city and 32 MPG highway. The RC 350 model features a V6 engine that produces 311 HP and 280 lb-ft of torque. This model gets an estimated 20 MPG city and 28 MPG highway. Both models come in two different trims, the Base and F sport levels, and are also available as all rear-wheel and all-wheel drive.

    Comfort and Design

    The 2018 Lexus RC is as stylish as it can get. Features of this model include F Sport perforated leather-trimmed steering wheels and shift knob, bolstered F Sport seats, perforated leather-trimmed interior seating, Nuluxe interior trim, and an outer-sliding moonroof.

    Comfort features include heated front seats and steering wheel, which are available in all-wheel drive only, dual-zone climate control, the Lexus memory system, electro-chromatic inside mirrors, ambient lighting, and illuminated door handles for better nighttime viewing.

    Safety

    Safety is a key component in the 2018 Lexus RC. Features include the Lexus Safety System, premium triple-beam LED headlamps, Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management, blind spot monitoring, a rigid body structure with crumple zones, Lexus Enform Safety Connect, and Smart Stop technology.

    Pricing

    Starts at $40,640 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Aug082018

    Review: 2019 Lexus NX300

    San Jose drivers, the newest Lexus model you have all been waiting for is finally here. We are happy to introduce the new 2019 Lexus NX 300. This vehicle is the perfect luxury SUV for your next cross-country road trip. Read below for our review of the new 2019 NX 300 and then come to Lexus Stevens Creek to test drive your very own today.

    Performance

    The 2019 NX 300 comes in three different trim levels: Base, F Sport, and Hybrid. The Base and F Sport trims include a Turbo In-Line 4 engine that gets 235 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque. Both of these trims get an estimated 22 MPG city and 28 MPG highway. The Hybrid trim includes an In-Line 4 engine that gets 194 total HP that gets an estimated 33 MPG city and 30 MPG highway. Both the Base and F Sport trim levels come in all-wheel and front-wheel drive, with the Hybrid coming only in all-wheel drive.

    Safety

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2018, gave the 2019 NX 300 a five-star overall vehicle score for safety. Impressive safety features of the 2019 NX include the standard Lexus Safety System, Lexus Enform Safety Connect, Panoramic View Monitor, Intuitive Parking Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, and an eight-airbag system. Optional features specific to different trims include rain-sensing wipers, LED cornering foglamps, and a vehicle proximity notification system.

    Comfort and convenience features include premium triple-beam LED headlamps with adaptive front-lighting system, leather-trimmed heated steering wheel and seats, dual-zone climate control, and massive interior storage and cargo space.

    Pricing

    Starts at $36,185 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Jul112018

    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.

    Performance

    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.

    Safety

    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.

    Pricing

    Starts at $52,155 MSRP