2018 Lexus RX 350 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Now into the third year of the fourth generation, the Lexus RX 350 continues to impress and set its own course in the everchanging SUV/Crossover segment. Currently it is the best-selling luxury model in the segment. The Lexus RX was a pioneer in the move toward more car-like SUVs and…

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2018 Lexus NX 300 F-Sport Test Drive

“2018 Lexus NX 300 F-Sport” Compact Crossover Benefits from Mid-cycle Refresh The first Lexus NX compact crossover appeared on the scene in 2015 as an NX 200t referencing its 2.0-liter engine logical name considering its turbocharged 2.0-liter power source. The series designation has now been changed to the Lexus NX300. The engine for the 2018…

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2018 Lexus LS 500 F-Sport Test Drive

“2018 Lexus LS 500 F-Sport RWD” An Elite Luxury Performance Flagship Sedan Lexus, Toyota’s luxury division has upped their game of late to a level that’s on a par with BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi, and some might even be inclined to include Genesis. The top of the Lexus luxury line is represented by the 500…

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2017 Lexus RX 450h F-Sport Test Drive

“2017 Lexus RX 450h luxury Hybrid SUV” Lexus 450h Adds new F-Sport model The first Lexus RX model appeared in 1998, revolutionizing SUV propulsion with the first RX hybrid model in 2004. The 2017 Lexus RX 450h represents the latest example of Lexus’ move in revolutionizing the company’s role in the luxury utility vehicle category,…

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2017 Lexus RC 350 F-Sport Coupe Test Drive

“2017 Lexus RC 350 F-Sport Coupe” Three Luxury/Performance Sport Coupes The Lexus lineup of luxury / performance sport coupes offers three versions that fall size-wise between their GS and IS model offerings. The base model is the Lexus RC 200T, with a 241 horsepower, 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder twin-scroll turbocharged and intercooled engine; next is the…

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2017 Lexus GS 350 F-Sport Test Drive

“2017 Lexus GS350 F-SPORT” A Modern Classic Luxury Sedan With Choices Lexus, Toyota’s luxury division launched their all-new, fourth generation lineup four years ago in 2013 GS. It consisted of four model offerings – a base GS 350; a Luxury GS 350; and a Lexus GS 350 F-Sport ; and the GS 450H Hybrid model….

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2017 Lexus RC 200t Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer In the world of Lexus, the RC coupe is one of the lesser known and least popular models. Looking at the numbers, the RC has the second lowest sales for the brand lineup, right next to the elegant and expensive Lexus LS. After spending a week driving the 2017 RC…

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2016 Lexus RC 350 F-Sport Coupe Test Drive

2016 Lexus RC350 and RC 350 F-Sport Lexus shines with a pair of Luxury/Performance Coupes Lexus came to market with a pair of all-new luxury performance sport coupe models in 2015 that fall in the realm between the GS and IS in terms of size, but will reign supreme in the performance department. The base…

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2015 Lexus RC 350

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer A few months ago Bill had a chance to review the Lexus RC F Coupe at the new NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans. The specialty performance car displayed amazing performance and handling but it’s not the kind of car most American shoppers are going to buy, it is more…

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