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

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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Review: 2019 Lexus ES

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Now in its seventh generation, the 2019 Lexus ES sedan offers drivers incredible reliability, a smooth ride, and a bold new look.

If you want the 2019 Lexus ES, come to visit us at Longo Lexus in El Monte,
California and we’ll get you set up with your new ride.

Performance

 

The 2019 ES is equipped with a naturally-aspirated, 302 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine. This engine package includes a revised fuel-injection system and an upgraded 8-speed automatic transmission that improves acceleration and efficiency. You can expect an estimated 22 MPG city, 33 MPG highway and 26 MPG combined.

The 2019 ES 300h features fourth-generation hybrid technology from Lexus. This engine set up combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with a powerful electric motor that’s estimated to receive 43 MPG city, 45 MPG highway and 44 MPG combined. These impressive numbers make the 2019 ES 300h the most efficient luxury vehicle offered in the US without a plug, according to Toyota.

For the first time, Lexus also added an F Sport model to the ES lineup. You’ll be able to experience more engaging driving thanks to an adaptive variable suspension system with selectable driving modes, and should expect EPA estimated 22 MPG city, 31 MPG highway and 25 MPG combined experience.

Features & Technology

The 2019 ES comes fully furnished with in-car technologies including options for a large heads-up display, 1,800-watt, 12-channel Mark Levinson audio system and available Amazon Alexa and wireless charging.
2019 Lexus ES models that are equipped with navigation have a 12.3-inch infotainment screen. All ES models feature a standard Verizon WiFi hotspot and on models built after October 1st, Lexus will offer Apple CarPlay.

Safety

All 2019 ES models come equipped with the Lexus Safety System 2.0. This system includes a pre-collision auto-brake system with pedestrian and daytime bicyclist detection, all-speed radar-based cruise control, lane-keep assist, road sign recognition, and auto high-beams. There are also available options for a blind-spot monitor and 360-degree camera.

Pricing

Starting at $39,500 MSRP

Review: 2018 RX Hybrid

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Drivers in the Los Angeles area are often seen in the most stylish rides. The 2018 Lexus RX Hybrid is a mid-size luxury SUV equipped with top-notch performance and safety features.

Performance

 

The 2018 Lexus RX uses a continuously variable transmission in tandem with a hybrid engine. This pairs a potent 3.5-liter V6 engine with a powerful electric motor for an impressive 308 total system horsepower, along with all-wheel drive performance.

The 2018 Lexus RX Hybrid with AWD has an EPA estimated 31 MPG city and 28 MPG highway. This combination provides a driving range of 533.2 miles (city) and 481.6 miles (highway). Coupled with a suspension that offers a smooth and quiet ride, you can cruise in comfort on long car rides without needing to stop as much.

Safety

The 2018 Lexus RX Hybrid was awarded a five-star safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and comes equipped with Lexus Safety System+. This combines several features to ensure the RX has top quality safety, such as automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning with steering assist, lane keeping assist, and pedestrian detection. The 2018 Lexus RX Hybrid also has available rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot warning as well.

Pricing

Starting at $45,695 MSRP

Review: 2018 Lexus LC 500

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The Lexus LC 500 is a remarkable vehicle that was designed by Lexus engineers to knock your socks off. It’s not only stunning inside and out, but a high-performance sports car that will have heads turning wherever you go.

Performance

 

At the heart of the LC 500 is a 471 horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine and 10-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission that can take it from 0-60 in 4.8-seconds and with a top speed of 168 MPH.

To help balance the LC 500 between sports car and luxury cruiser, use Drive Mode Select to switch driving configurations to Sport S or Sport S+, which alters the throttle response or suspension characteristics accordingly. Or, if you choose, create a Custom mode based around your driving preferences for a more personalized experience.

Features and Technology

Even though the LC 500 can seat four, you’ll want to reserve the best seats in the house for yourself: the driver’s seat. With standard leather and 10-way power adjustable seats, you’ll stay relaxed during spirited drives.

The passenger cabin is nothing short of elegant. Most surfaces within the car are covered in plush materials with complementary metal accents. Alcantara upgrades are also available for the headliner and front seat inserts.

But what’s a Lexus if we give it performance and styling and don’t stack it with loads of in-car technology? That’s why we’ve equipped the LC 500 with standard navigation, satellite/HD radio, an 8-inch digital instrument panel and a 10.3-inch Lexus Enform infotainment display system. Available options include a 13-speaker Mark Levinson surround system and color heads-up display.

Pricing

Starts at $92,000 MSRP