Review: 2020 Lexus RX 450h

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The 2020 Lexus RX 450h sets the standard for quality, comfort, and fuel efficiency. This luxury utility vehicle delivers a quiet ride with an upscale interior and advanced technology inside and out. Visit Longo Lexus in El Monte to explore all of the sophisticated Lexus SUVs.

Performance

Self-charging dual electric motors in tandem with a 3.5-liter V6 deliver seamless power to the super ultra-low emission Lexus RX 450h. This dynamic powertrain is paired with an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission to generate 308 total system horsepower and immediate torque. There is plenty of room to include family or friends on your next journey where you’ll earn an estimated 30 mpg combined and an EPA-estimated 516-mile driving range.

Technology

New on the 2020 RX 450h is a standard 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa integration. Also included are Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® satellite radio, a twelve-speaker sound system, two USB ports, Scout® GPS Link, and HD Radio™ with up-to-date traffic and weather. Additionally, Lexus Enform Remote is included which locks or unlocks your car doors and can start your engine remotely. A 12.3-inch multimedia display, 3D navigation, a fifteen-speaker Mark Levinson® surround sound system, a full-color head-up display projecting essential speed and audio information onto the windshield, and dynamic voice command are available.

Comfort and Convenience

The two-row five-passenger and three-row seven-passenger luxury crossover RX 450h comes with a comfortable NuLuxe® interior trim, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s and 8-way front passenger’s seats, dual-zone climate control, and a SmartAccess key fob. Also, Lexus Enform Service Connect is included to allow you to access your vehicle’s status and maintenance needs remotely. Semi-aniline and perforated leather seats, heated and ventilated front seats, second-row captain’s chairs, a panorama glass roof, and a touch-free power rear door are optional.

Pricing

Starting at $46,750 MSRP

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Review: 2020 Lexus NX 300

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The 2020 Lexus NX 300 luxury compact SUV delivers a competitive gas mileage, lots of high-tech features, and spacious seats for five all wrapped up in a stylish package.
Drivers in the greater Los Angeles area are encouraged to visit Longo Lexus, where the ultimate Lexus experience is provided.

Performance

For instant power off the line, a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine powers the new NX 300. Coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission and standard front-wheel-drive, this compact crossover produces 235-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and earns an EPA-estimated 28 mpg on the southern California highways and 22 mpg in cities such as El Monte. To help you find the right balance of throttle response and fuel efficiency, you can choose between Sport, Normal, and Eco driving modes. An all-wheel drivetrain is available.

The optional F Sport trim focuses on performance with features including a sport-tuned suspension, exclusive front and rear performance dampers, and exclusive 18-inch split-five-spoke alloy wheels. Additionally, an exclusive Custom driving mode allows you to create a profile using a combination of drive modes for the most personalized driving experience.

Features

Convenient five-door access, a NuLuxe® interior trim with 10-way and 8-way power-adjustable driver’s and front passenger’s seats respectively, illuminated door handles, an 8.0-inch infotainment display screen, Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa integration, and keyless entry and ignition come standard. Perforated leather-trimmed upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, power-folding and -reclining stadium-like rear seats with plenty of legroom, and a 10.3-inch split-screen multimedia display are available. For the first time on the NX, is an optional a fourteen-speaker Mark Levinson® premium surround sound system.

Safety

The 2020 NX 300 now comes standard with the Lexus Safety System+ 2.0. This advanced suite of safety technologies utilizes a new pre-collision system with low-light pedestrian and bicyclist detection, a new road sign information system through a built-in camera, dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, and intelligent high beams. A backup camera with dynamic gridlines, hill start assist, vehicle stability control, and an advanced eight-airbag system are also included. Available features include an adaptive front lighting system, blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, intuitive parking assist, and a panoramic view monitor.

Pricing

Starting at $36,720 MSRP

Comparison: 2019 Lexus LS 500 vs. 2019 BMW 7 Series

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Luxury sedans are defined by solid engine power and plush interiors that comfortably seat up to five passengers. Discover how the Lexus LS 500 far exceeds these expectations be reading the below comparison against the BMW 7 Series. The 2019 LS 500 embodies a sport-inspired powertrain for an engaging driving experience and incorporates top-notch materials for a lavish cabin. Make an appointment today to test drive the magnificent LS 500 super luxury sedan at Longo Lexus in El Monte.

Performance

2019 Lexus LS 500

Lexus’ first-ever twin-turbocharged engine is coupled with their first-ever ten-speed direct-shift automatic transmission with paddle shifters to power the LS 500. Rear-wheel-drive is standard, but full-time all-wheel drive is available. The powertrain churns out 416-hp and 442 lb-ft of torque with a top track speed of 136 mph and can achieve 0 – 60 mph in a mere 4.6 seconds. The Lexus LS 500 earns an estimated 30 mpg on the Los Angeles highways and 19 mpg on the city streets like that of West Covina, Monterey Park, and Rosemead.

2019 BMW 7 Series

The BMW 740i is equipped with a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder V8 mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with rear-wheel-drive. The 740i base powertrain produces 320-hp and 330 lb-ft of torque and achieves an estimated 29 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg in the city. The BMW 7 Series trims have a top speed of 130 mph and go 0 – 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. An all-wheel drivetrain is optional.

Technology

2019 Lexus LS 500

Lexus incorporates an abundant amount of standard and available technology in the LS 500. A 12.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display, Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility, voice command, navigation, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a twelve-speaker premium sound system, and a SmartAccess key fob are included. Additionally, Lexus Enform Remote is complimentary for the first year and allows you to start your engine and climate controls and check your fuel status remotely. Optional features consist of a 24.0-inch full-color head-up display that is one of the first to connect with pedestrian detection alert and front cross-traffic alert. Also, a twenty-three speaker Mark Levinson® Reference surround-sound audio system with Quantum Logic® Immersion 3D audio technology and rear-seat touchscreen controls is available.

2019 BMW 7 Series

Standard technology features include a 10.2-inch iDrive infotainment system with a touchscreen display, Bluetooth®, voice command, an iDrive touchpad controller, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio™, two USB ports, wireless charging, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a Harmon Kardon® surround sound system with sixteen speakers. Apple CarPlay® integration, a rear-seat entertainment system, BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, and a full-color head-up display are optional.

Comfort and Convenience

2019 Lexus LS 500

Leather seats with heated and ventilated front seats, 16-way power-adjustable front seats with memory, dual-zone climate control, a power rear sunshade, a moonroof, and a power trunk with a hands-free kick sensor come standard. A semi-aniline perforated leather-trimmed interior, butterfly power-retractable front headrests, 28-way power-adjustable front seats with multifunction massage, power-reclining rear seats, four-zone climate control, and a panorama glass roof are available.

2019 BMW 7 Series

Leather upholstery, 3-stage heated with10-way power multi-contour front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic four-zone climate control, ambient lighting, power-folding side mirrors, and a panoramic moonroof are standard features. Optional are Nappa leather-trimmed seats, 16-way power-adjustable front seats, heated armrests, heated, ventilated, and massaging front and rear seats, reclining rear seats, and the Panoramic Sky Lounge with LED mood lights.

Pricing

2019 Lexus LS 500

Starting at $75,300 MSRP

2019 BMW 7 Series

Starting at $83,650 MSRP

Review: 2020 Lexus LX 570

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The Lexus LX 570, powered by the largest engine of any Lexus vehicle, is beautiful inside and out and can dominate just about any terrain. Come into Longo Lexus in El Monte to experience the energy and beautifully crafted cabin of the new 2020 LX 570 luxury SUV available this September.

Design and Performance

The LX 570 offers seating for five in two-rows, or it can accommodate up to eight passengers with an optional third row. The first-ever available Lexus LX Sport Package brings an exclusive grille, a sportier bumper, side mirrors accented with chrome, and black, red, or white semi-aniline leather seats with a black headliner. This stunning four-wheel-drive LX 570 gets its power from a 383-hp 5.7-liter V8 teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission and has an exceptional towing capacity of 7,000 pounds. You can handle tough terrain by adjusting the traction with the standard five-setting Multi-terrain Select system, and Crawl Control which maintains a slow, steady speed over challenging terrain.

Comfort and Convenience

The interior offers both comfort and versatility with the standard 14-way driver’s and 12-way front passenger’s power-adjustable seats, power-sliding 60/40-split second-row seating, ambient lighting, four-zone climate control, auto-dimming outside mirrors, a power liftgate, and illuminated running boards. Available features consist of semi-aniline leather-trimmed seats, heated and ventilated front- and second-row seats, a power-folding 50/50-split third-row seat, a heated wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel, and a cool box to help keep your drinks chilled.

Technology

Bluetooth® technology, voice-activated navigation with 3D city views, Siri® Eyes Free, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio™, HomeLink® compatibility, a SmartAccess key fob, and a 12.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display are included. A Mark Levinson® surround-sound audio system with nineteen speakers, a dual wide-screen rear-seat entertainment system, wireless charging, and a full-color head-up display are optional.

Pricing

Starting at $86,380 MSRP

Comparison: 2019 Lexus ES 350 vs. 2019 Acura TLX

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The Lexus ES 350 and Acura TLX midsize luxury sedans are compared below, highlighting their performance, technology, and safety features. The ES 350 has a more robust engine, comes nicely equipped with advanced technology, and earned top safety ratings from both the NHTSA and IIHS. Come test drive the fully redesigned 2019 Lexus ES 350 at Longo Lexus in the greater Los Angeles area.

Performance

2019 Lexus ES 350

The bold Lexus ES 350 is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel-drive. This aerodynamically-designed sedan generates 302-hp and goes 0 – 60 mph in 6.6 seconds. Available features include Normal, Sport, and Eco driving modes as well as the option for the F Sport package consisting of an adaptive variable suspension, exclusive 19-inch wheels, and Sport S+ driving mode. The ES 350 received a predicted reliability rating of five out of five from J.D. Power.

2019 Acura TLX

The TLX utilizes a base 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with front-wheel-drive. This base powertrain produces 206-hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. An optional powertrain consists of 3.5-liter V6 teamed with a nine-speed automatic transmission which makes 290-hp and 267 lb-ft of torque with the option for either a front-wheel or all-wheel drivetrain. Dynamic Sport+ mode for increased available power is available.

Technology

2019 Lexus ES 350

Intuitive technology comes standard with Scout® GPS Link with real-time traffic and driving instructions, Siri® Eyes Free, Bluetooth®, Amazon Alexa and Apple CarPlay® integration, a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to five devices, SmartAccess key fob, and an 8.0-inch multimedia display. Also, Lexus Enform Destination Assist, Remote, and Service Connect are included to assist you in finding a point of interest, locking your doors or starting your engine and accessing your vehicle’s status and maintenance needs remotely. Available technology consists of a 12.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display, navigation, dynamic voice command, a 10.2-inch head-up display, and a seventeen-speaker Mark Levinson® PurePlay surround-sound audio system.

2019 Acura TLX

An 8.0-inch infotainment display, Bluetooth®, Siri® Eyes Free, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, Aha™ and Pandora® integration, smart entry, and a seven-speaker audio system are standard. Optional features include navigation with voice recognition, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with advanced Traffic Rerouting™, HD Radio™, Song by Voice®, wireless charging, remote engine start, and a ten-speaker ELS Studio® premium sound system.

Safety

2019 Lexus ES 350

Receiving both a 5-Star Overall Safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it’s obvious the 2019 Lexus ES 350 was built with safety in mind. The ES 350 employs standard safety technology in the form of new low-light pedestrian detection and daytime bicyclist detection technology, lane tracing assist, lane departure alert with steering assist, road edge detection, road sign assist, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and intelligent high beams. Also, a backup camera with dynamic gridlines, whiplash injury lessening front seatbacks, and an advanced airbag system utilizing ten airbags are included. Optional are blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, intuitive parking assist with auto braking, and a panoramic view monitor.

2019 Acura TLX

The 2019 TLX received a 5-Star Overall Safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and includes adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking, lane-keeping assist, and road departure mitigation. Vehicle stability control, brake assist, hill-start assist, and an anti-lock braking system are also standard. A surround-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic monitor, and a blind spot information system are optional.

Pricing

2019 Lexus ES 350

Starting at $39,750 MSRP

2019 Acura TLX

Starting at $33,000 MSRP

Sneak Peek: 2020 Lexus GX 460

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Be one of the first to own the new 2020 Lexus GX 460, coming this Fall. This elegant midsize SUV will again offer a wonderful balance between excellent off-roading capabilities and a luxurious cabin with advanced technology. Visit Longo Lexus, the #1 Lexus retailer in the western area* serving the greater Los Angeles area.

What’s New

The exterior of the GX 460 is restyled with Lexus’ new hourglass-shaped grille, newly designed triple-beam LED headlamps and will offer an additional exterior paint color. A vibrant red leather will be added to the interior seating options along with all-new wood and aluminum trim alternatives. New packages will include an Off-Road package that adds a 360-degree camera, a fuel-tank protector, a transmission cooler, Crawl Control, and Multi-Terrain Select driving modes. The new Sport Design Package will bring gray wheels and exterior trim with matte-black exhaust tips. Also, previously optional safety technology will now become standard on the new GX 460. These safety features include pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and intelligent high beams.

Performance

The GX 460 is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine partnered with a six-speed sequential-shift automatic transmission with a full-time four-wheel drivetrain. The V8 produces 301-hp and 329 lb-ft of torque and has the capability to tow up 6,500 pounds. An adaptive variable suspension, crawl control, multi-terrain driving modes, downhill assist control, and hill start assist control will be available.

Technology

The Lexus multimedia system will work with a standard 8.0-inch touch screen, Bluetooth®, Amazon Alexa integration, Siri® Eyes Free, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio™, front and rear USB ports, and a SmartAccess key fob. Optional features will include navigation with 3D city views, a premium Mark Levinson® sound system with seventeen speakers, and a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system.

*#1 Lexus retailer in total new vehicle sales in the western area since 1990; new vehicle sales, 2018.

Comparison: 2019 Lexus RX 350 vs 2019 Acura MDX

Comparison: 2019 Lexus RX 350 vs 2019 Acura MDX

Los Angeles area carpoolers, as well as families, can benefit from a new Lexus RX 350 or Acura MDX midsize luxury utility vehicle. The Lexus RX 350 luxury crossover delivers a great combination of exceptionally smooth performance, a refined interior, and reliability. Longo Lexus in El Monte has the RX 350 available, so come in and see if it’s the right fit for you.

Performance

2019 Lexus RX 350

The RX 350 gets its power from a 3.5-liter direct and port fuel injection V6 engine designed for low emissions. The base engine is teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a front-wheel drivetrain which kicks out 295-hp with a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. This midsize SUV earns an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city. Optional performance features consist of all-wheel-drive, an F Sport package, and Drive Mode Select with Sport, Normal, and Eco driving modes. J.D. Power gives the 2019 RX an above-average predicted reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5.

Acura MDX

The MDX is equipped with a 3.5-liter direct injection V6 engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and a front-wheel drivetrain. The engine produces 290-hp, has a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds, and gets the same estimated 27 mpg highway and 20 mpg city as the RX 350. Idle stop technology comes standard, and an all-wheel drivetrain is optional. J.D. Power awards the 2019 MDX a 2 out of 5 predicted reliability rating.

Design and Comfort

2019 Lexus RX 350

This luxury utility vehicle has been designed to fit five to seven passengers comfortably. The available extended wheelbase provides a 50/50 split-folding third-row of seating plus you can opt for second-row captain’s chairs for added comfort. Soft-textured NuLuxe®-trimmed seats with 10-way power-adjustable driver’s and 8-way front passenger’s seats, come standard. Semi-aniline leather-trimmed seating throughout, heated and ventilated front seats, power-folding and reclining second-row seats, multi-zone climate control, Remote Touch to move through your menus, a panorama moonroof, and ambient lighting, are available.

Acura MDX

The Acura MDX is a midsize sport-utility-vehicle designed with three-rows to accommodate up to seven passengers. Leather-trimmed seats, 12-way power-adjustable driver and front-passenger seats, 60/40-split second-row bench seat, 50/50-split third-row, and a power moonroof are included. Optional features consist of heated seats, second-row captain’s chairs, a heated steering wheel, and tri-zone climate control.

Technology

2019 Lexus RX 350

An 8.0-inch infotainment display, Bluetooth®, voice command, Siri® Eyes Free, a nine-speaker sound system, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio™, a USB port, Scout® GPS Link for driving directions and real-time traffic, a SmartAccess key fob, and Lexus Enform Remote to start your engine or find your vehicle’s location remotely, are standard technology features. Available features consist of the industry’s first 12.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display, navigation, a full-color head-up display, a fifteen-speaker Mark Levinson® premium surround sound audio system, Lexus Enform App suite, and Lexus Enform Destination Assist.

Acura MDX

Technology features in the new MDX include an 8.0-inch color display, Siri® Eyes Free, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, Pandora® compatibility, Bluetooth®, an eight-speaker premium audio system, SiriusXM® satellite radio, four USB charging ports, HomeLink®, and AcuraLink® to remotely locate your car or lock your doors. Optional features consist of navigation, HD Radio®, Song by Voice®, a twelve-speaker ELS Studio® premium audio system, and a 16.2-inch split-screen rear entertainment system with wireless headphones.

Pricing

2019 Lexus RX 350

Starting at $43,820 MSRP

Acura MDX

Starting at $44,300 MSRP