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2013 Lexus IS Luxury Compact Sedan And Convertible

2013 Lexus IS Luxury Compact Sedan

This is a car that, particularly when fitted with the bigger of its two V6 engines, feels like it could come from Munich or Stuttgart. It's firm and engaging, with power sent to the rear wheels like any proper sports sedan, and a steering and suspension system that work together to transmit tiny vibrations to the driver — the kind of vibrations that the rest of the Lexus lineup works so hard to filter out Read More »

2013 Lexus ES 350 Luxury Mid-Size Sedan

2013 Lexus ES 350 Luxury mid-size sedan

The 2013 Lexus ES 350 gets a new, more aggressive look up front as part of a complete redesign for 2013. It's now based on the Toyota Avalon instead of the Camry. Of all the changes this year, perhaps the most noticeable is a roomier back seat. It has several inches of extra legroom compared to the older Lexus ES design. Read More »

2013 Lexus LX570 Full-Size Luxury SUV

2013 Lexus LX 570 full-size suv

The LX570 is a luxury version of the Toyota Land Cruiser, already a legend for its off-road capability, comfort and longevity. The Land Cruiser is also not cheap, starting over $78,000. Considering the Lexus version starts around $81,000, ever so slightly more than the Toyota, it's really not much of a premium to pay for the luxury branding. Read More »

2013 Lexus RX 350 Luxury Mid-Size Crossover SUV

2013 Lexus RX 350 Crossover SUV

Stylists at Lexus have carved a bold new face on the 2013 RX 350 with the low-sloping hood crowned by a pinched grille with chrome fins and low intake valence, plus canted lamp clusters mounted at the top of front corners accented by outlines of LED running lights. Read More »

2012 Lexus IS Luxury Compact Sedan

2012 Lexus IS Compact Sports Sedan

Our test car -- the Lexus IS 350 with F Sport trim -- looks like a high-strung rally car, ove-rsized wheels pegged at the corners and a contoured body characterized by the low arching profile, flat side panels and a blunt prow and tail with scant overhangs. It behaves like a road-hugging German touring sedan, a taut suspension tuned to allow tires to dance around curvy mountain corners on the narrow and snaky Arkansas 5 as a powerful V6 engine pushes tall torque to the rear rollers. Read More »

2011 Lexus RX 350 Lexus Luxury Mid-Size SUV

The current generation RX 350 has styling that is a subtle evolution of previous models. Considering how many of today's crossover vehicles have copied the RX's look lately, it's a clear trend-setter. Inside, the RX has the same quality and attention to detail that has made Lexus cars famous. But an optional joystick controller seems like an unnecessary use of technology. Read More »

2011 Lexus IS350C Compact Luxury Convertible

The IS C, which is now Lexus' only convertible, looks great with the roof up or down. It has a retractable hard top that folds away into the trunk with the push of a button. Materials are freakishly soft in the Lexus' IS C's cabin. The leather, dash covering and headliner all make you want to caress them. Read More »

2010 Lexus IS C Near-Luxury Convertible

Lexus IS C convertible looks great with the top down. Its styling is remarkably similar to the IS sedan, though it shares only the hood with its four-door sibling. Inside, the IS C has comfortable front seats with soft leather. The cabin is nearly as quiet as the IS sedan when the top is up. Read More »

2009 Lexus RX 350 Mid Size Luxury Crossover Sport Utility Vehicle

While crossover vehicles didn't gain widespread popularity until about five years ago, the RX 300 was a trailblazer when it was introduced way back in 1998. It was like an SUV in many ways, with a high ride and four-wheel drive, but it was actually based on a car platform that made it feel like a Lexus should -- poised, smooth and silent. Read More »