Introduced to the U.S. market in 1989, Toyota's upmarket Lexus hit the ground running with styling inspired by Mercedes, comfort suggested by Cadillac and quality mandated by Toyota. And while essentially a one model franchise (the Camry-based ES 250 was a non-factor), it has grown into a multi-faceted marque offering a wide range of sedans, coupes, crossovers and SUVs.

While staid (some might call it 'bland') design hasn't impacted its success, today's Lexus exec team has called for more aggressive styling. What is described as a 'spindle grille' and overtly angular sheetmetal have spread across the entire lineup, from the entry-level IS sedan to the LX 570 SUV. And the styling affectation is not without its critics. With that, the Camry-esque ES and RX crossover are the most popular, the new RC lineup certainly the most fun to pilot, and 'most expensive' is a toss-up between the LX 570 and LS luxury 4-door. It's a broad-based lineup, with an enviable reputation for customer care both during and after the sale.


2018 Lexus ES 350
2018 Lexus ES 350
MSRP:
$38,950
Engine:
3.5L V-6
MPG:
21 City / 30 HWY
2018 Lexus GX 460
2018 Lexus GX 460
MSRP:
$52,155
Engine:
4.6L V-8
MPG:
15 City / 18 HWY
2018 Lexus LX 570
2018 Lexus LX 570
MSRP:
$90,380
Engine:
5.7L V-8
MPG:
13 City / 18 HWY
2018 Lexus LC 500
2018 Lexus LC 500
MSRP:
$92,000
Engine:
5.0L V-8
MPG:
16 City / 26 HWY
2018 Lexus NX 300
2018 Lexus NX 300
MSRP:
$35,985
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
22 City / 28 HWY
2018 Lexus RX 350L
2018 Lexus RX 350L
MSRP:
$47,670
Engine:
MPG:
N/A
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2014 Lexus IS
$24,892 / 55,678 miles / CA
2016 Lexus RC
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2016 Lexus IS
$26,000 / 23,336 miles / CA
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Learn more about the technology, and what it means for the future of Lexus and Toyota.
2018 Lexus LC 500 Prototype First Drive
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2016 Lexus RC 200t Quick Spin
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2016 Lexus GS 200t First Drive
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Lexus ads had a similar, anti-EV bent back in 2014.

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