It’s hard to imagine a luxury crossover more ubiquitous than the Lexus RX. But for years it’s had one fatal flaw that has pushed buyers elsewhere and driven dealers to tears: it doesn’t have a third row of seats. Today at the LA Auto Show, this oversight was corrected, and you can expect the 2018 Lexus RX L to print…
I think about cars a lot, as it is my job. But I’ve found that I think about this car more than I do most: a 2008 Lexus IS F. I think about this Lexus roughly twice a week, which is a lot for a car that’s 10 years old. But with rear-drive and a dirty V8 bark, how do you not think about it?
Remember these? Mr. Regular does. The late-2000s model Lexus ISes? Perhaps when you try and recall one in your brain-space, you cannot, for these cars blended so perfectly with their suburban environments that only a blank swatch of pavement at the parking lot of a Whole Foods turns up in your mind’s eye. Ah, but this…
The Lexus IS used to be so cool. It was the car that gave us Altezza lights, which spread like a virus across every even vaguely performance-oriented car in early 2000s high school parking lots. The IS was the little fun Lexus everyone wanted to emulate. But after driving the latest one, I’m not sure who it’s for…
Lexus RX crossovers are many. Lexus RX crossovers are legion. You can run, but you can’t hide. Because you will see 12 of them crammed in a 10-spot parking lot, we had to see if the latest one was any good. However, it was weirdly disappointing, and not just because it’s a crossover. After driving one for a week I…
It’s nearly 11 months into 2017 and I’ve only just found out it’s the 10th anniversary for Lexus’ F division. That’s quite a milestone. So instead of announcing the LC F at the Tokyo Motor Show, the brand instead showed a special edition version of the RC F and GS F—and an unusual concept.
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Look, “great things take time” and all. That’s what all of the people who take a long time to do things say, at least. So, in the time it would take some people to pay off a mortgage, Lexus made some paint. The company calls the paint “much more than simply a new choice on a colour chart.” Rock on, then, Lexus.
You know those stupid novelty signs that say things like “Mustang Parking Only” that dorks like to put in their garages? They’re harmless fun, right? Of course they are. But you know, you could make them a whole lot less harmless if you replaced handicapped spots with signs like that, in exchange for money from one…
We did it, internet! With your help, we successfully tracked down the last 12 unsold, brand-new Lexus LFAs. Here are the cars we found. Also, guess what? There are more than 12.
I’m not really one for superstitions or auspicious number sequences, but they stopped the Lexus LFA’s production in December 2012 and we learned earlier this week that there are 12 unsold ones floating around in dealerships across the U.S. Twelve, 12 and 12. This deserves some digging.
The police cruiser sidled into my rearview mirror and my hands reflexively tightened on the 2018 Lexus LC 500's leather-clad steering wheel. Shit. I was sure I hadn’t just done anything illegal. Well, pretty sure.
So, this Lexus. It’s a car. A big car. A cool car. A loud car. A V8-y car. What do you want to know about it?
I feel sorry for the Lexus RC-F. When Lexus released this oddly styled coupe in 2015, everyone immediately compared it to a BMW M4, and collectively pointed and laughed at the car for being heavier, softer, and slower than the Bavarian opposition.
After decades of secretive, painstaking research hunkered down in an underground lab, Toyota scientists in 1999 pushed the taillight to its absolute peak with their patented Altezza technology. The world has never been the same since.
In another installment of “They still make that car?” Lexus has decided to discontinue the CT200h hybrid hatchback after the 2017 model year. This is not a shocking development with cheap gas and buyers flocking to crossovers, but the CT200h was an underrated upscale hatchback.
It’s April Fool’s time again! And all the car #brands are in on it. Normally most of these are bad. But this one is good, kind of, even if it’s an unintentional send-up of Lexus drivers.
The Lexus LS 400 has garnered acclaim for being one of the most durable, maintenance-free, high-mileage-conquering luxobarges out there. These merits are largely well earned. However, what nobody seems to mention are two maintenance nightmares that can bring the car to its knees. I’m going to explain these issues and…