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    Entries in toyota (29)

    Wednesday
    May232018

    Comparison: GX 460 vs Toyota 4Runner

    San Joes drivers who are looking for an SUV with off-road capability, top of the line technology, and luxury comfortability should definitely check out the Lexus GX 460. If you’re in the market for the GX 460 you are sure to be shopping around and looking at other SUVs. Below we will compare the 2018 Lexus GX 460 and the 2018 Toyota 4 Runner.

    After checking out our comparison come visit us at Lexus Stevens Creek and compare for yourself.

    Performance

    Lexus GX 460

    The 2018 GX 460 is equipped with a 4.6-liter V8 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, with standard full-time four-wheel drive with Active Traction Control. The powertrain makes 301 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of torque, and has a fuel economy of up to 18 MPG highway. It features standard Trailer Sway Control and can tow up to 6,500 pounds.

    Toyota 4Runner

    The 4Runner is equipped with a 4.0-liter V6 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission, making 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. You have your choice between rear-wheel drive, part-time four-wheel drive, and full-time four-wheel drive with a limited-slip locking center differential. All models are equipped with skid plates, an integrated towing hitch receiver, and wiring harness. Maximum towing on all trims is 5,000 pounds.

    Comfort and Convenience

    Lexus GX 460

    The 2018 GX 460 seats up to seven passengers and has three rows of seating, with a 40/20/40 split reclining and sliding middle row and fold-flat third-row seats. A power moonroof, privacy glass, and dual-zone automatic climate control round out the luxury feel of the GX’s quiet cabin.

    The GX 460 is also equipped standard with Lexus Display Audio with color display and 9 speakers, subscription-free traffic and weather, a backup camera, Voice Command, Bluetooth wireless tech, Siri Eyes Free, USB input, and Lexus Enform Safety Connect and Service Connect telematics system for one year.

    Available interior features include heated and ventilated front seats, second-row captain’s chairs, wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, cargo-area Tonneau cover, and a Dual-screen DVD Rear-Seat Entertainment System. The Lexus Navigation System and Enform App Suite and Destination Assist, high-res LCD screen, and a Mark Levinson 17-speaker Surround Sound Audio System are also available via the Navigation Package and Mark Levinson Audio Package.

    Toyota 4Runner

    The 4Runner SR5 an 8-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support, 4-way passenger’s seat, 40/20/40 split reclining, fold-flat second row, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted controls. It also comes with the option for a 50/50 split fold-flat third row, sliding second row with one-touch third-row access, and sliding rear cargo deck. The SR5 Premium adds SofTex seating, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and HomeLink universal transceiver.

    The 4Runner SR5 has Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation App and a 6.1-inch touchscreen display, with the option for Entune Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite. Upper trims have Entune Premium JBL Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite.

    Pricing

    Lexus GX 460

    Starting at $51,855 MSRP

    Toyota 4Runner

    Starting at $34,610 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Sep072016

    COMPARISON: 2016 LEXUS CT 200h VS. TOYOTA PRIUS

    2016 LEXUS CT 200h VS. TOYOTA PRIUS

    Northern Californians are known for their eco-conscious decisions, but they're also savvy enough to know that being green no longer means sacrificing luxury. Still, some wonder just what makes the all-new Lexus CT 200h better than the 2016 Toyota Prius.

    Allow us to explain why it's worth it to upgrade from the first-generation hybrid car:

    Performance

    Lexus CT 200H

    It's a good thing you'll rarely have to fuel up in the CT 200h because it's so fun to drive you'll never want to stop. With precise handling, a compact body and 134 horsepower, the roads of San Jose won't know what hit them. A 1.8-liter I-4 gas engine and a hybrid synergy drive system mean it's efficient when it needs to be, and powerful when it's time to get up and go. Its hatchback design makes it as practical as it is sporty.

    Toyota Prius

    Comparatively, driving the Prius is a less-than-exhilarating experience, though it has the reliable feel of a traditional car, with higher gas mileage. It has 121 horsepower and a similar gas-electric I-4 engine as the CT 200h.

    Safety

    Lexus CT 200H

    Leave it to Lexus to make a car that's as safe as it is sexy. The hybrid vehicle has earned a Top Safety Pick+ title from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, earning best-possible scores in all crash tests. It comes with all of the standard safety features, eight-airbag system, stop smart technology, and a rollover protection system.

    Toyota Prius

    The Prius similarly earned the Top Safety Pick+ title from the IIHS, earning "Good" scores in all crash test categories. The old standby from Toyota also comes with a number of standard safety features, including airbags, lane departure alert and side impact beams.

    Features

    Lexus CT 200H

    In addition to its stylish exterior, the CT 200h has entertainment and comfort features that will make you wish the drive didn't have to end. Drivers can expect standard six-speaker audio system, dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity. Additionally, buyers can add front and rear parking sensors, a moonroof for those beautiful San Jose nights and a rearview camera. Other premium features include a 10-speaker audio system, adaptive cruise control, Lexus Remote Touch infotainment system, Lexus Enform App Suite, Siri Eyes Free and voice-controlled entertainment.

    Toyota Prius

    Entertainment and connectivity features on the Prius include Entune Audio with a multimedia bundle, a 6.1-inch touch-screen display, AM/FM radio, CD player, a six-speaker system, USB port, iPod connectivity, voice control capability and hands- and eyes-free systems. Additionally, drivers get phone book access and streaming via Bluetooth.

    Pricing

    Lexus CT 200H

    Starting at $31,250 MSRP

    Toyota Prius

    Starting at $24,200 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Apr172013

    Toyota and Lexus Achieve United States and Global Hybrid Sales Milestones 

    Nearly 2 million (1,951,243) Toyota and Lexus hybrid vehicles have been sold in the United States since July 2000 and a total of 5 million globally.  Toyota estimates its global fleet of nearly 20 hybrid vehicles has resulted in approximately 34 million fewer tons of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption than those emitted by gasoline-powered vehicles. In addition, Toyota estimates its hybrids have saved owners more than 3 billion gallons of gasoline compared to gasoline-only powered vehicles.

    Toyota and Lexus hybrids make up 70 percent of the U.S. auto industry’s total hybrid vehicle sales, and account for 16 percent of overall Toyota/Lexus sales globally and locally.  Between now and the end of 2015, Toyota plans to introduce 18 new hybrid models and expects global sales of its hybrids to be at least 1 million units a year.  Toyota Motor Sales forecasts that about one-third of those will be sold in the United States.

    For more news, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.

    Monday
    Mar042013

    Toyota and Lexus Vehicles Dominate IntelliChoice's Best Overall Value of the Year Awards

    After studying cars that have the lowest cost of ownership, automotive rating website IntelliChoice said Toyota and Lexus earned 13 out of 23 Best Overall Value of the Year (BOVY) awards.  The two brands each received more category awards than any other brand. 

     The Toyota vehicle winners included Prius, Prius c, Prius v, Yaris 2-door, Highlander V6, FJ Cruiser, Sienna V6 and Tundra CrewMax.  Lexus won awards for five models: the GX 460, RX 450h, IS 250C, ES 350 and CT 200h.

    In addition, Toyota received the Best Popular Brand Value and Highest Popular Brand Retained Value awards.  Lexus won the Best Premium Brand Value and Highest Premium Brand Retained Value honors.

    To see the full list of selected winners, go to http://bit.ly/yYsrxQ

    Monday
    Mar042013

    Consumer Reports Ranks Lexus, Toyota and Scion Top Car Brands for 2013

    Highly influential Consumer Reports rated Lexus, Toyota and Scion top brands in their 2013 automotive rankings released today, according to the Los Angeles Times.  Lexus earned the best overall score of 79 in Consumer Reports’ 2013 Car Brand Report “on a foundation of plush and very reliable vehicles.”  In releasing the results, Consumer Reports said it currently “recommends 100 percent of the Lexus vehicles it has tested.”

    Japanese nameplates dominated the ratings taking eight of the top 10 scores.  The editors ranked Toyota fourth and said the brand made significant strides with the Camry redesign in both handling and fuel economy.  Scion came in seventh in the rankings.

    Automaker’s individual brands were scored separately this year instead of being calculated into a single score in Consumer Reports’ annual Report Cards.  Each brand is evaluated based on an equally weighted composite of the road-test and reliability scores for each tested model.