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    Entries in review (19)

    Wednesday
    Oct172018

    Review: 2019 Lexus LX

    The 2019 Lexus LX is the SUV that can take you anywhere you need to go, and do it style. The LX 570 can seat up to eight passengers and packs performance with its V8 engine.

    If you’re in the San Jose, California area and looking for a full-size luxury SUV, come to visit us at Lexus Stevens Creek. We will get you set up with a test drive of the all-new 2019 Lexus LX.

    Performance

    The 2019 Lexus LX 570 has a 5.7-liter V-8 engine that is matched to an 8-speed automatic transmission. This engine and transmission combination sends power to all four wheels rated at 383 horsepower and 403 pound-feet of torque.

    The fuel economy for the LX 570 is EPA estimated at 13 MPG city, 18 MPG highway, and 15 MPG combined.

    Features & Technology

    The 2019 LX comes with a choice of two-rows of seating or three. The two-row LX seats five passengers coming standard with leather upholstery, wood trim, a power moonroof, a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, and active safety technology. You can further tailor your LX with a package that upgrades the leather and adds heated and cooled front and rear seats.

    The LX 570 with third-row seats up to eight and offers the same standard option package as the two-row. There are additional features that can be added including a Mark Levinson audio system and a rear-seat entertainment system.

    The 2019 Lexus LX 570 has a 12.3-inch screen that houses its infotainment system on the center on the dashboard. For 2019 Lexus offers numerous USB inputs as well as Bluetooth connectivity in the LX 570. There is also an available option for a wireless cellphone charging pad.

    Safety

    The 2019 LX 570 comes standard with quite a few safety features. These features include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, automatic high-beam headlights, and lane-departure warnings.

    Come to visit us at Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose, California to test drive the 2019 Lexus LX 570.

    Pricing

    Starts at $85,830 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Oct102018

    Review: 2019 Lexus RX 350

    The 2019 Lexus RX 350 is the top-selling midsize luxury crossover SUV, and it’s easy to see why. Lexus has given the RX 350 an edgy look, and Lexus keeps the model current by adding an optional third-row seat for 2019. The 2019 Lexus RX is very versatile and we’ll get into these features below.

    If you’re in the San Jose, California area and looking for a mid-size luxury crossover SUV, come to visit us at Lexus Stevens Creek. We will get you set up to test drive the all-new 2019 Lexus RX 350.

    Performance

    For 2019, the Lexus RX 350 is available in two powertrain options. Both are V6 engines, but one is paired with a battery for a hybrid setup. Available in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, the standard RX 350 is running on a 3.5-liter V6 paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain makes 295 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque.

    The RX 450h is the hybrid model of this vehicle, and it utilizes a similar V6 engine paired with batteries. Two electric motors by the rear wheels give all models of the hybrid RX all-wheel-drive capability. This engine set up is paired up with a continuously variable transmission, powering the RX 450h with 259 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque.

    The standard RX 350 with front-wheel drive gets an EPA estimated 20 MPG city, 27 MPG highway, and 23 MPG combined. The standard model of the 2019 RX 350 with all-wheel drive achieves 19 MPG city, 26 MPG highway, and 22 MPG combined as estimated by the EPA. The Hybrid model of the RX is EPA rated at 31 MPG city, 28 MPG highway, and 30 MPG combined.

    Features & Technology

    The 2019 RX 350 comes with standard features including synthetic leather upholstery, LED headlights, 18-inch wheels, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment. Getting into the Premium package gives the RX additional features including wood trim, roof rails, and real leather. The Luxury Package fits out your RX 350 with top of the line luxury features including heated and ventilated front seats, upgraded leather upholstery, and 20-inch wheels. With the Luxury package, you are also able to add a sizeable 12.3-inch touchscreen and a rear entertainment display system that can run two videos at once.

    Safety

    The 2019 Lexus RX 350 comes with standard active safety features that include a rearview camera, automatic high beams, forward collision warnings, automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and adaptive cruise control. There are additional options available to be added to your RX 350 like blind-spot monitors and a surround-view camera system.

    Come to visit us at Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose, California to test drive the 2019 Lexus RX 350.

    Pricing

    Starts at $43,570 MSRP

    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