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

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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

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

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

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