Comparison: 2019 Lexus GX 460 vs 2019 Infiniti QX60

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The Lexus GX 460 and Infiniti QX60 are luxury midsize SUVs that are both smart choices for drivers looking to seat up to seven comfortably. When you read the below comparison, you will see that the Lexus GX is a more competent off-roader with stronger towing ability while still offering a large selection of both standard and available convenient and safety features. Visit Longo Lexus in El Monte for a test drive.

Performance

2019 Lexus GX 460

The new Lexus GX is offered in three different trims: 460, 460 Premium, and 460 Luxury. All trims are powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine paired with a six-speed sequential-shift automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence. The GX generates 301-hp and 329 lb.-ft. of torque and achieves an estimated EPA-rating of 18 mpg highway and 15 mpg city. When it’s time for fun, the 2019 Lexus GX 460 gets impressive traction both on-road and off-road with its full-time four-wheel drive, can adjust to the terrain with its kinetic dynamic suspension system, and can tow up to 6,500 pounds.

2019 Infiniti QX60

The 2019 Infiniti QX60 is available in PURE and LUXE trims with either a front-wheel or the available all-wheel drivetrain. The QX60 is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 direct injection engine mated to a continuously variable transmission with manual shift mode which produces 295-hp and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. The estimated fuel economy is 27 mpg highway and 20 mpg city with front-wheel drive, and 26 mpg highway and 19 mpg city with all-wheel drive. The Infiniti QX60 comes with a drive mode selector with standard, sport, snow, and ECO modes and has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.

Comfort and Convenience

2019 Lexus GX 460

The base trim comes standard with NuLuxe® interior trim, 10-way power front seats, dual-zone climate control with an interior air filter, and a power moonroof. Available are heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, semi-aniline leather-trimmed interior, second-row captain’s chairs with individually heated seats, and power fold-flat, 50/50-split third-row seats. Included are an 8-inch touch screen multimedia system with Amazon Alexa compatibility and a nine-speaker premium audio system, or you can opt for the Mark Levinson® premium surround sound audio system with 330 watts and 17 speakers, and the rear-seat entertainment system with dual screens capable of viewing two different sources.

2019 Infiniti QX60

Included in the base trim of the QX60 is leatherette-appointed seating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 8-way power driver’s seat and 6-way front-passenger’s seat, and 60/40-split folding second-row bench seat and 50/50-split folding third-row seat. Semi-aniline leather seats and a panoramic moonroof with power sunshade are available. An 8-inch color information display, eight USB ports, and six-speaker audio system come standard. You can opt for the Bose® surround sound system with 15 speakers and dual 8-inch screens with rear-seat entertainment.

Safety

2019 Lexus GX 460

Lexus helps you stay safe with LED headlamps and a 10-airbag system as well as the available pre-collision with driver attention monitor, lane departure alert, blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, high-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and intuitive parking assist.

2019 Infiniti QX60

Safety features included in the QX60 include brake assist, hill start assist, vehicle dynamic control, and a traction control system. Available are lane departure prevention, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and blind spot intervention.

Pricing

2019 Lexus GX 460

Starting at $52,355 MSRP

2019 Infiniti QX60

Starting at $44,250 MSRP

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Review: 2019 Lexus GS 350

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Los Angeles drivers looking for a responsive luxury sedan should visit Longo Lexus in El Monte to test drive the new 2019 Lexus GS 350. This five-passenger sport sedan delivers a smooth driving experience and includes an abundance of technology and safety features.

Performance

The race-inspired engineering of the new 2019 Lexus GS 350 embraces a 3.5-liter V6 four-cylinder engine which achieves 0-60 mph in just 5.7-seconds. The sport engine is either paired with a six-speed paddle shift transmission with a rear-wheel drivetrain or an eight-speed sport direct-shift transmission with paddle shifters and all-wheel drive. The standard Drive Mode Select enables you to choose between three driving modes, Sport, Normal or ECO, to make your vehicle more responsive or efficient. To enhance the handling and ride comfort, Yamaha® performance dampers are employed in every new GS.

Comfort and Technology

The 2019 Lexus GS 350 offers an upscale, quiet interior with plenty of room for all occupants. Available are leather-trimmed seats and the option for heated and ventilated front seats. To highlight the design details throughout the cabin, ambient lighting is available. The GS 350 has an abundance of standard technology features, including the industry’s first 12.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display, which gives access to weather and traffic information, as well as integrating with the navigation system. Included are Lexus Enform Remote to lock or unlock doors and remotely start your engine, Lexus Enform Service Connect to remotely access information about your vehicle’s status and maintenance needs, and the Lexus Enform App suite with Amazon Alexa compatibility which offers access to your favorite mobile applications.

Safety

Security comes standard on the GS with the Lexus Safety System +. Pre-collision with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with lane keep assist, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and intelligent high beams are included in this integrated suite of advanced safety technology. Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, whiplash injury lessening front seatbacks, and a 10-airbag safety system are also included.

Pricing

Starting at $50,765 MSRP

Review: 2019 Lexus NX 300

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The five-passenger Lexus NX 300 is a luxury compact crossover designed with an edgy exterior style that provides a plush, comfortable interior. Los Angeles drivers ready to get behind the wheel of this driver-inspired vehicle should visit Longo Lexus in El Monte.

Performance

The 2019 Lexus NX is offered in three different trims: base, F Sport, and Hybrid. The base model is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that generates 235-hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The front-wheel drivetrain achieves an estimated 28 mpg highway and 22 mpg city. All-wheel drive is available and earns an estimated EPA-rating of 28 mpg highway and 22 mpg city. Drive Mode Select includes three driving modes to customize your driving experience. Normal mode delivers a balance of performance and fuel efficiency, Sport gives you a more energetic throttle reaction, and ECO offers the best fuel economy.

Comfort and Technology

The stylish NX 300 offers excellent support with its 10-way power-adjustable driver’s and 8-way front passenger’s seats, dual-zone climate control, available first-in-class power folding and power-reclining rear seats, heated leather steering wheel, and heated and ventilated front seats. Included technology features offer Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility, Wi-Fi with 4GB for up to five devices, Siri® Eyes Free to access email and send text messages, and a remote touchpad. A 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display, ten-speaker Lexus premium sound system, and Lexus Enform Dynamic Navigation which uses cloud-based updates to offer alternate routes, are available. The F Sport trim offers race-inspired instrumentation including G-force and turbo-boost gauges.

Safety

The 2019 Lexus NX 300 earned a 5-Star Overall Safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Lexus Safety System + suite of safety technology includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and intelligent high beams. Whiplash injury lessening front seats, a backup camera with dynamic gridlines, and an eight-airbag system are also standard.

Pricing

Starting at $36,485 MSRP

Review: 2019 Lexus IS 300

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The new third generation 2019 Lexus IS 300 features a longer wheelbase and wider track than its predecessors, providing increased body rigidity, resulting in greater agility and stability. This five-passenger luxury sport sedan offers a smooth and comfortable ride and is ready to be test driven at Longo Lexus in El Monte.

Performance

A 2.0-liter turbo inline 4-cylinder engine paired with an 8-speed sport direct-shift automatic RWD transmission powers the base model of the new 2019 Lexus IS 300. The turbocharged engine provides strong power and generates 241-hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The estimated EPA rating is 30 mpg of highway driving and 21 mpg in the city. Available is a V6 engine equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission plus all-wheel drive, which provides improved traction and control.

Comfort & Technology

The new 2019 Lexus IS 300 includes several features to ensure that the driver and passengers are comfortable. The standard NuLuxe® seating material, simulated-leather upholstery, is attractive with a pleasing texture and generates far less CO2 emissions through its manufacturing process than other synthetic leathers. The optional heated and ventilated front seats provide optimum comfort along with the standard 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat and 8-way power adjustable front passenger’s seat. Lexus Enform Service Connect for remote access to vehicle information, Lexus Enform Remote to start your engine and unlock your doors, and Scout® GPS Link for real-time traffic information and directions, all come standard on the IS 300. A Mark Levinson® premium surround sound audio system with 15 speakers, 835-watts, and patented proprietary Clari Fi® technology are also available.

Safety

Security comes standard with Lexus Safety System+. This integrated suite of standard active safety equipment includes lane departure alert with lane keep assist as well as pre-collision with pedestrian detection. The 10-airbag system in the Lexus IS 300 and rigid body structure with crumple zones to help dissipate the force of a collision both come standard to help protect its passengers.

Pricing

Starting at $38,410 MSRP

Review: 2019 Lexus RX 350

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A five-passenger luxury utility vehicle with exceptionally smooth performance and an attractive modern design defines the new 2019 Lexus RX 350. Visit Longo Lexus in El Monte for an exhilarating test drive.

Performance

The 2019 Lexus RX 350 is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine and with its direct and port fuel injection has been certified as an ultra-low emission vehicle. The RX 350 utilizes an 8-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission with front-wheel drive and produces 295-hp and 268 lb.-ft. of torque. An innovative dual variable valve timing with intelligence system increases the torque at lower speeds for improved acceleration and boosts performance at higher speeds by adjusting the intake and exhaust valve timing. The estimated EPA rating is 27 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg of city driving. Active torque control all-wheel drive is an available feature.

Comfort and Convenience

The standard NuLuxe material is produced using a manufacturing process which generates much less CO2 and VOC emissions than other synthetic leathers and still creates soft, comfortable, and beautiful seating. 10-way power-adjustable drivers and 8-way front passenger’s seats, along with height adjustable headrests on every seat offers luxury for all occupants. The available touch-free power rear door, panorama glass roof, and power-folding and -reclining second-row seats provide convenience and versatility for every adventure. You can opt for the industry’s first 12.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display which gives access to audio, climate controls, as well as the navigation system and current traffic and weather.

Safety

Security comes standard with the Lexus Safety System+. This active safety technology includes pre-collision with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with lane keep assist, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and intelligent high beams. A rigid body structure with crumple zones to help dissipate the force of a collision along with a 10-airbag system are standard to help protect all occupants.

Pricing

Starting at $43,570

Comparison: 2019 Lexus UX 200 vs 2019 BMW X1

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Drivers in the Los Angeles area are perfect candidates for a 5-seater sport utility vehicle with a bold exterior design, stylish interior, and lively performance. Read the below comparison of the 2019 Lexus UX 200 against the 2019 BMW X1 and you’ll see why you’ll want to visit Longo Lexus in El Monte to test drive the Lexus UX 200.

Performance

2019 Lexus UX 200

The all-new 2019 Lexus UX 200 enjoys a 2.0-liter in-line 4-cylinder engine paired with a 10-speed direct shift continuously variable transmission with front-wheel drive. This dynamic engine generates 169-hp and 151 lb.-ft. of torque. The Lexus UX 200 has been certified as an ultra-low emission vehicle and has an estimated EPA rating of 37 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg in the city. Purposefully crafted for city driving, the optimal visibility of the road ahead in the Lexus UX incorporates one of the widest fields of vision in its class, and its 17.1-foot turning radius is best-in-class.

BMW X1

The 2019 BMW X1 utilizes a 2.0-liter twin-power turbo inline 4-cylinder engine with an 8-speed STEPTRONIC automatic transmission with front-wheel drive. The engine produces 228-hp with 258 lb.-ft. of torque and has an estimated EPA rating of 32 mpg with highway driving and 23 mpg of city driving. Available is BMW xDrive which is an all-wheel-drive system that provides enhanced traction and agility to help keep on track when you are driving fast or going around tight curves.

Features & Technology

2019 Lexus UX 200

The standard seats in the UX 200 offer added comfort with 8-way power-adjustable front seats and 2-way driver lumbar support. When packing for your adventures, cargo space is increased with 60/40-split folding rear seats. The standard Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0 with voice recognition offers access to your favorite mobile apps and allows you to stream music, check fuel prices, and get updated sports scores all through the 7.0-inch color LCD multimedia display. Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility let you easily listen to audiobooks, check the weather, and get news briefings. Available is an 8-speaker Lexus premium sound system, full-color head-up display, and a voice-activated navigation system that can map millions of points of interest.

BMW X1

The BMW X1 comes standard with a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel and optional is a heated steering wheel along with heated front seats. Customizable storage space is standard with 40/20/40 split-folding seats. A 6.5-inch high-resolution touch display and voice command is standard with BMW Navigation and Apple CarPlay™ compatibility. You will be able to stream music through the HiFi 7-speaker sound system with a 205-watt digital amplifier. Available are Dakota leather sport seats and a panoramic moonroof.

Safety

2019 Lexus UX 200

The 2019 Lexus UX 200 includes Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 with pedestrian detection, lane tracking assist, lane departure alert, and road sign information. A 10-airbag system and whiplash injury lessening front seatbacks are also standard.

BMW X1

The 2019 BMW X1 uses Active Driving Assistant which includes frontal collision warning, lane departure warning, and pedestrian protection. A front and rear head protection system and BMW Assist eCall™ are standard.

Pricing

2019 Lexus UX 200

Starting at $32,000 MSRP

BMW X1

Starting at $34,950 MSRP

 

Comparison: 2019 Lexus ES vs 2019 Audi A6

Comparison: 2019 Lexus ES vs 2019 Audi A6

Luxury sedans are known to provide a comfortable, smooth, and quiet ride, with Lexus and Audi being strong players in this category. The 2019 Lexus ES and 2019 Audi A6 are strong performance vehicles that are equipped with an ample amount of luxurious, yet easy-to-use features. Come experience the Lexus ES at Longo Lexus in El Monte and see why the Lexus ES is the better choice for you.

Performance

2019 Lexus ES

The all-new 2019 Lexus features a wider stance and sleeker body. The aerodynamic design helps with fuel efficiency, less noise and vibration, and improved handling. The trims offered include ES 350, ES 350 Luxury, ES 300h, ES 300h Luxury, ES 300h Ultra Luxury, and the first-ever ES 350 F Sport. The FWD ES 350 comes with a 3.5L V6 engine with 8-speed automatic transmission, generating 302-hp and 267 lb.-ft of torque. The Lexus ES can go from 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds.

2019 Audi A6

The 2019 Audi A6 comes in A6 Premium, A6 Premium Plus and A6 Prestige grades. The 3.0L TFSI® V6 quattro® all-wheel drive engine has a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission, which produces 335-hp and 369 lb.-ft. of torque. The Audi A6 goes 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds.

Features & Technology

2019 Lexus ES

Drivers want to be comfortable and know that their passengers are comfortable, too. That’s why the Lexus ES offers heated and ventilated front seats, 14-way power driver’s seat with four-way lumbar support, class-leading rear legroom, and a panorama glass roof that allows more skylight into the cabin. An available 12.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display and Mark Levinson® PurePlay 17-speaker, 1800-watt premium surround sound audio system will add enjoyment to your luxury sedan experience. The 2019 Lexus ES comes standard with Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0, offering access to your favorite mobile apps, including Amazon Alexa and is compatible with Apple CarPlay®.

2019 AudiA6

A 7-inch color driver information system and an Audi® sound system with 10 speakers, 180 watts, and 6-channel amplifier come standard on the 2019 Audi A6. MMI® touch response with dual center displays allows access to the infotainment system from the upper screen while the lower screen controls heating, air and seat settings. Optional features include 12-way power-adjusted driver and front passenger seats with four-way power lumbar adjustment,

Audi phone wireless charging capability, four-zone automatic climate control, and the available head-up display to keep you focused on what’s in front of you.

Safety

2019 Lexus ES

Safety is always a primary focus with Lexus, so the Lexus ES comes standard with the Lexus Safety System+ 2.0. This safety system includes pedestrian and bicyclist detection, and a built-in camera that helps detect road sign information. More standard features include a 10-airbag system, whiplash injury lessening front seatbacks, and vehicle stability control.

2019 Audi A6

Standard on the Audi A6 are electronic stability control, secondary collision brake assist, and traction control. Audi pre-sense® basic uses up to 24 sensors to monitor the activity around your vehicle, and you can opt for rear cross-traffic assist and vehicle exit warning.

Pricing

2019 Lexus ES

Starting at $39,300 MSRP

2019 Audi A6

Starting at $58,900 MSRP