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 LC 500
2018 Lexus LC 500
MSRP:
$92,000
Engine:
5.0L V-8
MPG:
16 City / 26 HWY
2018 Lexus GX 460
2018 Lexus GX 460
MSRP:
$51,855
Engine:
4.6L V-8
MPG:
15 City / 18 HWY
2018 Lexus ES 350
2018 Lexus ES 350
MSRP:
$38,900
Engine:
3.5L V-6
MPG:
21 City / 30 HWY
2017 Lexus NX 200t
2017 Lexus NX 200t
MSRP:
$35,285
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
22 City / 28 HWY
2017 Lexus RX 450h
2017 Lexus RX 450h
MSRP:
$53,035
Engine:
V-6
MPG:
31 City / 28 HWY
2017 Lexus RX 350
2017 Lexus RX 350
MSRP:
$43,220
Engine:
3.5L V-6
MPG:
20 City / 27 HWY
Sportier version of a Lexus RC F spotted at Nurburgring

Are the differences more than cosmetic?
Calgary Airport converts handicap parking to Lexus-only stalls

Airport claims responsibility for boneheaded move.

YYC is returning the needed parking, and keeping the new accessible stalls.
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The 2018 Lexus LC 500 to co-star in Marvel's Black Panther

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2018 Lexus LC 500 Prototype First Drive
Our reviewer had incredible access to development mules of the upcoming LC 500 to see first-hand how Lexus will take the fight to the Germans.
2016 Lexus RC 200t Quick Spin
Lexus drops its 2.0-liter turbo in the two-door RC, but the car's overwhelming weight outshines the charming four-cylinder powertrain.
2016 Lexus GS 200t First Drive
We test the 2016 Lexus GS 200t sedan and find that it's a nice luxury car, but enthusiasts will want to stick with the GS 350 and its more powerful V6.
Lexus takes aim at electric vehicles, again

Lexus ads had a similar, anti-EV bent back in 2014.

Toyota's luxury division really wants to talk down plug-ins.
Toyota recalls 337,000 RAV4s and HS250h models for tie rod failure

This is the third time the company has recalled these cars for this problem.
Toyota adds 1.6m cars to Takata inflator recall list

Similar recall adjustments are expected from the 17 other affected automakers this week.