Review: 2019 Lexus RC 300

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The 2019 Lexus RC 300 is a premium luxury coupe that comes with a large selection of standard features, and is capable of seating up to four even though it only has two doors. If you’re in the Los Angeles, California area and are looking for a luxury coupe, visit us at Longo Lexus to test drive the new 2019 Lexus RC 300.

Performance

 

The standard 2019 Lexus RC 300 is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It produces 241 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, delivering power to the rear wheels from the 8-speed automatic transmission. If you opt for all-wheel drive, your Lexus RC 300 will come with a 3.5 liter V6 that delivers 260 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque.

The Lexus RC 350 is the top of the line option for the 2019 Lexus RC. This build uses the same engine offered but the Lexus RC 350 model but offers the most power with 311 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. This model is available in either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

The standard Lexus RC 300 build receives an EPA estimated fuel economy of 22 mpg city, 32 mpg highway, 26 mpg combined. When looking at the Lexus RC 300 AWD, the EPA estimated fuel economy moves to 18 mpg city, 24 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined.

Features & Technology

The standard 2019 Lexus RC 300 includes a full suite of active safety technology, synthetic leather upholstery, automatic climate control, heated front seats, LED headlights and taillights, keyless entry and ignition, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, and 18-inch wheels.

The 2019 Lexus RC comes equipped with the Enform infotainment, which offers Apple CarPlay integration and Amazon Alexa compatibility. A 7.0-inch screen is standard on the Lexus RC 300, but if you add navigation, it will come with a 10.25-inch display instead.

If you are looking for more features than what the base model offers, there are option packages to customize your vehicle with upgraded wheels, moonroof, blind spot monitors, upgraded upholstery, ventilated seats and Mark Levinson premium audio system.

Safety

For the 2019 Lexus RC, standard safety options include a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warnings, automatic emergency braking, automatic high-beam headlights, Lane Departure Alert and Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection. Lexus gives drivers opportunities to add other safety features to their RC depending on what their needs are, such as blind spot monitors.

Pricing

Starting at $41,145 MSRP

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Review: 2019 Lexus IS 300

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The 2019 Lexus IS 300 is a luxury sedan that will take you to any destination in style. It’s the perfect car for an urban environment like Los Angeles, and you can see and test drive one at Longo Lexus.

Performance

 

The 2019 Lexus IS 300 comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 matched to an 8-speed automatic transmission that delivers 241 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The Lexus IS 300 is also available in all-wheel drive, which has a 3.5-liter V6, 260 horsepower and a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The IS 350 model has a 3.5-liter V-6 under the hood, powering the vehicle with 311 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. There are two drivetrains available: an 8-speed automatic transmission in rear-wheel drive or a 6-speed automatic with all-wheel drive.

Features & Technology

The 2019 Lexus IS offers drivers an extensive amount of standard features and options, such as a 7.0-inch infotainment display, synthetic leather upholstery, 17-inch wheels, moonroof and LED headlights.

Lexus also offers different packages that will add more features to your IS 300. The Premium package adds heated and cooled front seats, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, blind-spot monitors and rain-sensing wipers. Other available upgrade packages will add leather seating, 10.3-inch infotainment display, and a 15-speaker Mark Levinson audio system.

Safety

The 2019 Lexus IS keeps drivers and passengers safe with a standard suite of active safety equipment. Standard safety features for the 2019 IS include automatic emergency braking, active lane control and adaptive cruise control. Other additional safety options include blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alerts.

Pricing

Starting at $38,310 MSRP

Comparison: 2019 Lexus LS vs. 2019 Audi A8

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The luxury sedan market offers drivers many options but the 2019 Lexus LS is one that stands out from the crowd. Here we compare the 2019 Lexus LS against its competition, the 2019 Audi A8. If you live in the Los Angeles, California area and are looking for a luxury sedan to drive this holiday season, come visit us at Longo Lexus to test drive the 2019 Lexus LS.

Performance

2019 Lexus LS

 

For 2019, the Lexus LS is equipped with a 3.4-liter turbo V8 engine that is paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission with a selectable manual mode and powers the luxury sedan with 416 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque.

The Lexus LS 500h in all-wheel drive receives an EPA estimated 26 mpg city, 35 mpg highway, and 30 mpg combined.

2019 Audi A8

The engine offered for the 2019 Audi A8 is a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission, and produces 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The 2019 Audi A8 does come standard with all-wheel drive.

Features & Technology

2019 Lexus LS

Standard 2019 Lexus LS features include a 24-inch head-up display, a semi-automated lane-change feature, Blind Spot Monitor, 10 Airbags, 16-way power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats, Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility, and so much more. There are also available options for added luxury, performance and safety to custom tailor your LS to you.

2019 Audi A8

For 2019 Audi made significant changes to the infotainment system. The dash has a 10.1-inch touchscreen that responds to touch. Below the 10.1-inch touchscreen screen are displays for the HVAC controls and runs Google or navigation. The infotainment system is available on all A8 models with Audi’s Virtual Cockpit and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Pricing

2019 Lexus LS

Starting at $75,200 MSRP

2019 Audi A8

Starting at $83,800 MSRP

Comparison: 2019 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander

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The market for midsize crossover SUVs is booming, and the 2019 Lexus RX 350 is a top seller in this category. See how this in-demand vehicle stacks up against the 2019 Toyota Highlander.

If you live in the El Monte, California area and looking for a mid-size luxury crossover SUV, visit Lexus Stevens Creek and test drive the RX 350.

Performance

2019 Lexus RX 350

 

The standard RX 350 features a 3.5-liter V6 paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Available in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, it produces 295 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. The FWD RX 350 achieves an EPA estimated 20 MPG city, 27 MPG highway and 23 MPG combined.

The second engine option for the RX is featured on the hybrid RX 450h. The RX 450h comes standard with all-wheel drive and has two electric motors located by the rear wheels to power the hybrid motor. The RX 450h battery motors are paired to a V6 engine and come with a continuously variable transmission, producing 259 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque. The RX 450h receives an EPA estimated 31 MPG city, 28 MPG highway, and 30 MPG combined.

2019 Toyota Highlander

The 2019 Highlander is available with three engine options. The standard engine is a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder with front-wheel drive, powering the SUV with 185 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.

The next engine offered for the 2019 Highlander is a 3.5-liter V6 making 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque, paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission with the option for all-wheel drive.

The third option is found on the Highlander Hybrid, utilizing a V6 engine paired to a battery and two electric motors to power the rear wheels. Every Highlander Hybrid is all-wheel drive, producing 306 horsepower.

The best-selling Highlander comes with the V6 engine and all-wheel drive, with an EPA estimated 20 MPG city, 27 MPG highway and 23 MPG combined. The Highlander Hybrid is EPA rated at 30 MPG city, 28 MPG highway, and 29 MPG combined.

Features & Technology

2019 Lexus RX 350

The Lexus RX 350 comes with a pile of standard features that includes 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, synthetic leather upholstery, and an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen. There are additional packages you can add to the RX, starting with the Premium package, which includes real leather, wood trim, and roof rails.

The premium Luxury Package lives up to its name, adding upgraded leather upholstery, 20-inch wheels, and heated and ventilated front seats. You are also able to add a rear entertainment display system with a 12.3-inch touchscreen.

2019 Toyota Highlander

The standard LE trim equips you with tinted windows, 18-inch alloy wheels, and turn-signal mirrors. Inside the LE trim has cloth upholstery, power driver’s seat, a 4.2-inch LCD screen in the gauge cluster, a rearview camera and a 6.1-inch touchscreen for infotainment with Bluetooth. Higher trims for the Highlander can feature leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, LED ambient lighting and driver’s seat memory.

Pricing

2019 Lexus RX 350

Starting at $43,570 MSRP

2019 Toyota Highlander

Starting at $31,330 MSRP

Review: 2019 Lexus NX 300

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The 2019 Lexus NX 300 is a top choice in the luxury compact crossover market. The NX 300 comes with a competitive set of standard features, plus options for customization.

If you’re in the Los Angeles, California area and looking for a luxury compact crossover, visit us at Longo Lexus to a test drive the all-new 2019 Lexus NX 300.

Performance

 

All 2019 models of the NX 300 have a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine matched to a 6-speed automatic transmission, featuring 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The NX 300 comes standard with front-wheel drive but has an all-wheel-drive option.

The NX 300 receives an EPA estimated fuel economy is 22 MPG city, 28 MPG highway, and 25 MPG combined when running on premium fuel.

Features & Technology

Lexus offers the NX 300 in two trims, standard and F SPORT. The standard trim offers 17-inch wheels, power folding mirrors, leather upholstery, 10-way power driver’s seat, 8-way power passenger’s seat, 8-inch infotainment system, dual-zone automatic climate control, 8-speaker audio system, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability, and a 4.2-inch LCD color instrument panel.

The F SPORT trim comes with all the standard features and adds unique bolstered sport seats, F SPORT emblems, as well as turbo and G-force gauges. There are additional features available, including leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, heated steering wheel, larger 10.3-inch infotainment system with added navigation, sunroof, tilt-telescoping steering column, and a hands-free power liftgate.

Safety

Lexus always has driver safety in mind, so Lexus Safety System+ suite comes standard on all 2019 NX 300. The Lexus Safety System+ suite includes a rear back-up camera, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and automatic high beams. Other available safety features include blind-spot monitoring and a surround-view camera system.

Visit us at Longo Lexus in El Monte, California to test drive the 2019 Lexus NX 300.

Pricing

Starting at $36,385 MSRP

Review: 2019 Lexus GX 460

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The 2019 Lexus GX 460 is a luxury SUV that combines lavish features, safety, and off-road performance together for a one-of-a-kind driving experience.

If you’re in the Los Angeles area and looking for a luxury SUV, visit Longo Lexus for a test drive of the all-new 2019 Lexus GX.

Performance

 

The 2019 Lexus GX 460 features a 4.6-liter V8 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission that produces 301 horsepower, good for towing up to 6,500 lbs. It’s EPA estimated to receive 15 MPG city, 18 MPG highway and 16 MPG combined.

Features & Technology

Lexus offers the 2019 GX in three trim levels. The standard trim comes with 10-way power adjustable and heated front seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, synthetic leather upholstery, and an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen.

The GX 460 Premium comes with the above standard features, but adds three-zone automatic climate control, automatic windshield wipers, and an option for leather upholstery. The Luxury trim adds upgraded leather upholstery, power folding third row, adaptive suspension, and rear air suspension.

Safety

Some of the standard safety features on all 2019 Lexus GX 460 models include active headrests, stability control, 10-airbag system, rain-sensing wipers, backup camera with dynamic gridlines and trailer sway control. There are additional available safety options including low-speed braking systems that engage when an impending collision is detected, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warnings and more.

Visit Longo Lexus in El Monte, California to test drive the 2019 Lexus GX 460.

Pricing

Starting at $52,155 MSRP

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Sneak Peek: 2019 Lexus LX

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The 2019 Lexus LX is a full-size luxury SUV that is sure to impress Los Angeles drivers. The LX is available in a two-or-three-row model combining luxurious features with off-road performance. The LX can help you get groceries one minute and go off the pavement for adventure the next. If you’re in the market for a family-friendly performance SUV, the 2019 Lexus LX is the perfect option for you.

If you’re in the El Monte, California area and looking for a luxury SUV, come to visit us at Longo Lexus. We will get you set up with a test drive of the all-new 2019 Lexus LX.

Performance

 

The 2019 Lexus LX is outfitted with a 5.7-liter V8 producing 383 horsepower and 403 lb-ft of torque, matched to an 8-speed automatic transmission and standard 4WD. The LX has a 7,000-pound towing capacity to easily haul just about anything you need.

Fuel economy for the 2019 Lexus LX is EPA estimated at 13 MPG city, 18 MPG highway, and 15 combined.

Features & Technology

The 2019 Lexus LX 570 two-row model comes standard with power features, 20-inch wheels, LED headlights, a power driver’s seat with 14-way adjustment, keyless ignition, a heads-up display, and navigation. Other available options for the 2019 LX include SiriusXM Satellite Radio, two first row LCD monitors, remote keyless entry, front fog lights, heated mirrors, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

There are also options for more technology-based features that include automatic parking assistance, and off-road hardware and software to keep your ride comfortable on any surface. Interior luxury options include leather ventilated seats, heated second-row seats, and a heated steering wheel. For backseat entertainment, there is an available DVD entertainment system that allows passengers to watch DVDs or play video games. The 19-speaker Mark Levinson audio system is also available for a class-leading experience unlike any other in automotive.

Safety

Safety is always at the forefront so the 2019 Lexus LX comes standard with forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, lane-departure warnings, and adaptive cruise control. The Lexus’ Enform connectivity system with Bluetooth is standard across all LX models and it connects your mobile phone apps to the audio system for hands-free control.

Come to visit us at Longo Lexus in El Monte, California to test drive the 2019 Lexus LX 570.

Pricing

Starting at $85,830 MSRP