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    Wednesday
    Aug142019

    Review: 2019 Lexus ES 300h

    Review: 2019 Lexus ES 300h

    The 2019 Lexus ES 300h delivers an energetic and efficient powertrain, a first-class cabin with comfortable seating for both rows of passengers, and advanced entertainment and safety technology. Eco-conscious drivers in the San Jose area should visit Lexus Stevens Creek to learn more about this elegant midsize hybrid sedan.

    Performance

    The ES 300h employs a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder direct- and port fuel-injected engine mated to a continuously variable transmission teamed with two electric motors. This front-wheel-drive hybrid sedan generates 215 total system horsepower, earns an estimated 44 mpg combined, and has a driving range of 581 miles while exploring the beautiful state of California. The use of a regenerative braking system helps recharge the battery pack. Drive Mode Select is standard and allows you to customize your drive with Normal, Sport, and ECO modes, as well as EV mode for battery-only power.

    New Features

    Completely redesigned for 2019, this five-passenger hybrid luxury sedan offers more rear-seat room than the previous model, resulting in class-leading legroom. In addition, Lexus incorporated its new Hybrid-Acoustics sound-dampening technology to create one of the quietest cabins in the class. Another revision includes moving the 1.6-kWh nickel-metal hydride battery pack from the trunk to under the seat, providing the same amount of trunk space as the non-hybrid ES 300.

    Technology and Convenience

    The standard Lexus multimedia system works with an 8.0-inch color infotainment display, Siri® Eyes Free, Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa integration, Bluetooth® with voice command, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio™, Scout® GPS Link for real-time traffic, and a ten-speaker Pioneer audio sound system. Additionally, a Wi-Fi hotspot, SmartAccess keyfob, and Lexus Enform Safety Connect roadside assistance, Service Connect vehicle information, Remote access, and Destination Assist are included. Optional features consist of a 12.3-inch color high-resolution split-screen multimedia display, a dynamic navigation system with 3D city views, a wireless charger, and a seventeen-speaker, 1,800-watt Mark Levinson® PurePlay premium surround sound system.

    Pricing

    Starting at $41,560 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
    Feb132019

    Review: 2019 Lexus RC

    Review:2019 Lexus RC

    The newly designed 2019 Lexus RC is ready to take you and three passengers on an exhilarating ride in northern California. Visit Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose to step inside this luxurious sport coupe and experience the power and modern technology features.

    Performance

    The 2019 Lexus RC is offered in four different styles: RC 300, RC 300 F SPORT, RC 350, and RC 350 F SPORT. All styles provide the option of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. The RC 300 RWD trims are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged in-line four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed sport direct-shift automatic transmission which generates 241-hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque.

    The RC 300 AWD and RC 350 trims are equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with an all-wheel drivetrain, or an eight-speed automatic transmission with a rear-wheel drivetrain, which pump out from 241 – 311 horsepower and 236 – 280 lbs.-ft. of torque.

    All F SPORT models utilize an adaptive variable suspension, dynamic rear steering, variable gear-ratio steering, and limited-slip differential to foresee and deliver the best handling for any situation.

    Comfort and Technology

    Nu-Luxe®-trimmed seats with heated and ventilated front seats are great options to increase comfort for all occupants. Your rear-seat passengers will always have added knee room thanks to the uniquely shaped front seatbacks. The F SPORT trims include the option for bolstered seats, an F SPORT-badged steering wheel, leather-trimmed shift knob, and red Nu-Luxe® trim with unique stitching.

    Available is a 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display with Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility and access to navigation, climate controls, and audio system. The three-dimensional sound will fill the cabin with the optional 17-speaker, 835-watt Mark Levinson® premium surround sound audio system with Clari-Fi® technology.

    Safety

    All new RC models come standard with an eight-airbag system and Lexus Safety System + which incorporates a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, intelligent high-beam headlamps, lane departure alert with steering assist, and high-dynamic radar cruise control. Blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, intuitive parking assist, and windshield wiper de-icer are optional.

    Pricing

    Starting at $41,145 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Jan232019

    Review: 2019 Lexus UX 200

    Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose has the first-ever Lexus compact crossover waiting for you to test drive. The 2019 Lexus UX 200 offers agile performance, responsive acceleration, and best-in-class turning radius. Visit us in Northern California for an unforgettable driving experience.

    Performance

    The all-new five-passenger Lexus UX 200 offers a smooth ride with high maneuverability. The 2.0L in-line four-cylinder engine generates 160 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque through the 10-speed direct shift continuously variable transmission. The agile UX 200 with standard 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels achieves 0-60 mph in 8.9 seconds and has a top track speed of 188 mph. One of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in the luxury subcompact SUV class, the UX 200 earns an estimated EPA rating of 37 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg in the city.

    Comfort and Convenience

    The 2019 Lexus UX 200 comes standard with a 7.0-inch color LCD multi-information display with a 6-speaker premium sound system. With Apple CarPlay® integration and Amazon Alexa compatibility, your voice alone can access audiobooks, stream Amazon Music, get news briefings and even check the weather. The soft leatherette upholstery with 8-way power adjustable front seats and two-way driver lumbar support standard are sure to bring optimum comfort to your driving experience. Lexus Enform Dynamic Navigation, full-color head-up display and full LED headlamps which feature an adaptive front lighting system to illuminate as the vehicle enters curves are all available on the UX 200.

    Safety

    Lexus Safety System+ 2.0, the most comprehensive safety system ever offered in a Lexus, comes standard on the 2019 UX 200 and offers a new low-light pedestrian detection and daytime bicyclist detection technology as well as road sign detection. A 10-airbag system, whiplash injury lessening front seatbacks, lane departure alert with steering assist and vehicle stability control are all included to help protect all occupants.

    Pricing

    Starting at $32,000 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Nov282018

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus ES vs. 2019 Acura TLX

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus ES vs. 2019 Acura TLX

     

    We know that choosing a new vehicle is never an easy task, especially when looking for something specific like a mid-sized sedan, but drivers in San Jose no longer have to worry because the 2019 Lexus ES 350 has arrived. We have taken the struggle out of picking a new car by comparing the 2019 Lexus ES 350 against the 2019 Acura TLX. Read below for our comparison and then come to Lexus Stevens Creek to test the clear winner, the 2019 Lexus ES 350.

    Performance

    Lexus ES 350

    The 2019 Lexus ES 350 comes into three different trim levels; Base, F Sport, and Hybrid. The Base and F Sport trim levels include a 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 302 HP and 267 lb-ft of torque. These trim levels get an estimated 22 MPG city and 33 MPG highway. The Hybrid trim level includes 2.5-liter in-line 4 engine producing 215 HP. This trim level gets an estimated 43 MPG city and 45 MPG highway. All trim levels come in front-wheel drive only.

    Acura TLX

    The 2019 TLX comes in four different package options; Standard, Technology, A-Spec, and Advance. Available in all four packages is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces up to 297 HP and 267 lb-ft of torque and gets an estimated 20 MPG city and 31 MPG highway. Available in the Standard, Technology, and A-Spec packages is a 2.4-liter in-line 4 engine that produces 206 HP and 182 lb-ft of torque and gets an estimated 23 MPG city and 33 MPG highway.

    Features and Technology

    Lexus ES 350

    The 2019 ES 350 includes in-car technology that is sure to keep the whole family entertained. Features include a navigation system with a 12.3-inch display, Amazon Alexa connection, and 10.2-inch head-up display, Apple Carplay®, dynamic voice command, Lexus Enform WiFi, and a Mark Levinson® 17-speaker, 1,800-watt pureplay premium surround sound audio system.

    Acura TLX

    The 2019 TLX is designed to provide a deeper connection between the car and the driver. Features include Apple Carplay® integration, Android Auto ™ integration, a wireless charger, on demand multi-use display 2.0, and a surround view camera.

    Safety

    Lexus ES 350

    As we expect from Lexus, the 2019 Lexus ES 350 keeps safety at the utmost importance. Features include the standard Lexus Safety System+ 2.0, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts and intuitive parking assist with auto braking, a panoramic view monitor, premium triple-beam LED headlamps with adaptive front lighting, a 10-airbag system, Lexus Enform Safety Connect, and smart stop technology.

    Acura TLX

    The 2019 TLX has a 5-star overall vehicle score from NHTSA and includes the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety technology. Features include a blind spot information system, rear cross-traffic monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, and vehicle stability assist.

    Pricing

    Lexus ES 350

    Starting at $39,600 MSRP

    Acura TLX

    Starting at $33,000 MSRP