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

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Review: 2019 Lexus NX 300

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Designed with style, performance, and safety in mind, the 2019 Lexus NX 300 is perfect for someone who’s in the market for a new and luxurious SUV. But we can’t just tell you how great it is; you need to see it to believe it.

Performance

 

The 2019 NX 300 includes a turbocharged, in-line 4 engine that produces 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Available in both front-wheel and all-wheel-drive configurations, you’ll receive 22 MPG city and 28 MPG highway (estimated), or, with the hybrid model, 33 MPG city and 30 MPG highway (estimated) and all-wheel drive only.

Safety

The 2019 NX 300 earned a five-star overall vehicle score for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration* and is equipped with a Lexus Safety System, featuring Lexus Enform Safety Connect, blind spot monitoring, rear back-up camera, Intuitive Parking Assist, Brake Assist, an eight-airbag system and more.

Comfort and Convenience

When it comes to comfort and design, the 2019 NX 300 is first in its class. The NX comes with a number of features including Premium Triple-Beam LED Headlamps with Adaptive Front-Lighting Systems, an outer-sliding moonroof, power front seats, electrochromic or auto-dimming outside mirrors, and dual-zone climate control.

Pricing

Starts at $36,185 MSRP

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). This 5-Star rating only refers to RX 350 AWD models built after January 24, 2017.

Review: 2018 Lexus LS

Los Angeles drivers who are looking for luxury and high performance should consider the 2018 Lexus LS. This sedan features the high-profile style and power that are synonymous with the Lexus name.

Performance

 

The LS 500 has a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 with a 10-speed automatic transmission and is available in either rear or all-wheel drive. The V6 produces 416 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.6-seconds with a maximum speed of 136 mph. The 10-speed automatic transmission that comes standard on the LS 500 is equipped with paddle shifters.

Features

The LS 500 comes with standard features, including cruise control, leather, climate control, navigation, Bluetooth/USB connectivity, active noise cancellation, 12.3″ display screen touchpad infotainment system with voice command to run phone, navigation and audio systems and 19-inch wheels.

Safety

The Lexus LS comes standard with a plethora of safety features, including forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, auto high beams and adaptive cruise control. The optional Advanced Safety package adds a pedestrian detection system with active steering, which can avoid obstacles at low speeds. Lexus also offers an HD head-up display that casts information across the bottom of the windshield.

Pricing

Starts at $75,000 MSRP

Review: 2018 Lexus ES 300h

Review: 2018 Lexus ES 300h

Drivers in the Los Angeles area shopping for an economical luxury sedan should come check us out at Longo Lexus and test drive the 2018 Lexus ES 300h. With its economical fuel economy, aggressive styling, exceptional comfort, and elegance that is expected with Lexus this ES 300h will give the driver everything they are looking for.

Performance

 

The ES 300h powertrain has a four-cylinder engine and electric motor with a combined output of 200 horsepower. The combo sends power to the front wheels via a continuously variable automatic transmission. The ES 300h delivers a combined 40 mpg without losing any performance. The ES 300h also offers performance driving modes, Drive Mode Select enables the driver to make the ES Hybrid more responsive or more efficient with a turn of a dial. Sport Mode creates a faster sportier ride, Normal Mode will balance fuel efficiency and engine performance. ECO Mode moderates the throttle, engine power and climate settings for increased fuel efficiency.

Safety

The Lexus Safety System offers the most comprehensive safety system ever offered by Lexus. The Lexus Safety System is designed to help the driver with fewer collisions, and better-informed drivers. Standard features include a backup camera with dynamic gridlines, Intuitive parking assist, vehicle proximity notification system, smart stop technology, rain sensing wipers, blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert. These are just a few of the safety features that come standard on the Lexus ES 300h. Come see the full Lexus Safety System at Longo Lexus in El Monte.

Technology

The Lexus Enform App Suite comes standard on the ES 300h and offers access to applications through your center-console display. You can stream music, check fuel prices, and sports scores all from your center console. All of this can be done with voice recognition as well. A SmartAccess key allows you to lock, unlock, and start the push-button ignition all without having to take the keys out of your pocket.

Comfort and Convenience

The ES 300h comes standard with 10-way power, heated and ventilated front seats. A power-tilt and telescopic steering wheel allows for maximum comfort while driving. As you approach your ES 300h an illuminated entry system will welcome you into this luxurious hybrid. A power rear sunshade allows the passengers to achieve maximum comfort and avoid unwanted glares.

Pricing

Starting at $41,820 MSRP

Review: Lexus RC 350

Review: Lexus RC 350

A luxury coupe is the epitome of California luxury. Hold on to everything when you get into this luxurious, powerful vehicle, which blends performance with style and elegance. Be sure to come visit us in El Monte to test drive the Lexus RC 350.

Performance

 

The Lexus RC 350 features a dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence, designed to provide added torque at lower speeds and greater horsepower at higher speeds. The V6 engine combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission in the RC 350 produces 311 horsepower, while still achieving 28 mpg/highway. The V6 engine in the RC 350 rear wheel drive goes from 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds and 6.0 seconds in the all-wheel-drive model.

Safety

Standard features include a backup camera with dynamic gridlines, Intuitive parking assist, vehicle proximity notification system, smart stop technology, rain sensing wipers, blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert. These are just a few of the safety features that come standard on the Lexus ES 350. Come see the full Lexus Safety System at Longo Lexus in El Monte.

Technology

The Lexus RC 350 comes standard with a plethora of technical features which include, Lexus Enform Wi-Fi allowing passengers to connect up to five devices with a one-year complimentary trial. Also included is the next generation remote touchpad mimicking the operation of a smartphone to control multimedia, climate controls, and navigation. The RC 350 also comes standard with The Lexus Enform App Suite comes standard on the ES 300h offering access to applications through your center-console display. You can stream music, check fuel prices, and sports scores all from your center console.

Comfort and Convenience

The Lexus RC 350 offers all the luxury features that one expects in a Lexus. The RC 350 comes with leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, dual zone climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror that helps to reduce the glare from headlights behind you. Also included is illuminated door handles, USB equipped center console, and a 60/40 split-fold-down rear seat enabling you to transport larger items with ease.

Pricing

Starting at $43,570 rear wheel drive and $45,735 all-wheel drive.

Review: 2018 Lexus LC 500h

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You won’t find another hybrid vehicle quite like the 2018 Lexus LC 500h. With sleek grand tourer styling and performance to match, it bears little in common with the hybrid models that debuted 20 years ago.

Except, of course, that it leverages the hybrid technology that its parent company, Toyota, has been honing over the last two decades. It’s the best of both worlds, and it’s even better in person.

Visit us in El Monte, California to test drive the LC 500h, and read our full review below to get all the details:

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2018 Lexus LC 500h melds a highly capable 3.5-liter V6 engine with an electric motor, utilizing the breakthrough Lexus Multistage Hybrid Drive system to optimize performance between the two energy sources. It also features the first-ever multistage transmission for Lexus, giving you instant torque for head-turning performance at the gate.

Adaptive Variable Suspension, Drive Mode Select, aluminum pedals, magnesium paddle shifters, and LFA-inspired instrumentation are standard on all LC models. It’s available with a TORSEN limited-slip rear differential.

The hybrid powertrain makes a net 354 horsepower and goes from zero to 60 in 4.7 seconds. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that the LC 500h gets 26 MPG city and 35 MPG highway, and goes more than 665 miles on a full tank.

Convenience and Entertainment

The 2018 LC comes standard with leather seating, a glass roof with sunshade, dual-zone automatic climate control with Climate Concierge, heated and ventilated power front seats, rain-sensing wipers, SmartAccess key system, and auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors. Additionally, it features the Lexus Navigation System with a 10.3-inch display, Remote Touchpad controls, 12-speaker Premium Audio, and the Lexus Enform suite of apps (Safety Connect, Service Connect, and Remote).

The LC 500h has the exclusive option for an electronic heater. Other available features include a heated leather-trimmed steering wheel, Alcantara headliner, semi-aniline leather trimmed seating, carbon fiber roof, and the Mark Levinson 13-speaker Surround Sound Audio System.

Driver Assistance Technology

Lexus puts safety first, even in its performance vehicles. All LC models come standard with the Lexus Safety System+, which includes a Pre-Collision System, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, and intelligent high-beam headlights. Additionally, the coupe features a Vehicle Dynamics Management System, eight airbags, a backup camera, and Bluetooth hands-free technology.

The Convenience Package adds Intuitive Parking Assist and a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and you can add a Heads-Up Display as an individual option.

The LC 500h blends luxury and practicality, so visit us today to reserve your model before they leave our showroom. Our staff is ready to take you for a test drive and answer any of your lingering questions.

Pricing

Starting at $96,510 MSRP

Review: 2018 Lexus RX 350L

Review: 2018 Lexus RX 350L

The Lexus RX has long been a favorite in the Los Angeles area, and this year introduces a new trim that gives drivers the ultimate luxury experience.

The 2018 Lexus RX 350L is one of the most comfortable luxury SUVs on the market, and you’ll know the minute you get inside. To get the full experience of this next-level Lexus ute, visit us in El Monte for a test drive.

For all the details, see our full review below:

Comfort and Convenience

The Lexus RX is a three-row SUV that seats up to seven passengers. All RX models are equipped with features to keep the whole crew riding in luxury, but there are a few elements unique to the RX 350L that elevate the experience. It comes standard with leather interior, three-zone climate control, power-folding auto-dimming outside mirrors, second-row captain’s chairs, a power-folding and reclining 50/50 third row, and the Lexus Memory System.

Additionally, the 350L has a power rear door, power front seats, auto-dimming rearview mirror, rain-sensing wipers, a backup camera, and SmartAccess with push-button Start/Stop. For your entertainment, the RX includes Lexus Display Audio with a color multi-media display and Scout GPS Link navigation, subscription-free traffic and weather, Bluetooth with Voice Command, and Siri Eyes Free.

The RX 350L is available with the following individual options: heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row outboard seats, a power moonroof, Touch-Free Power Rear Door, premium triple-beam LED headlamps with washers and dynamic auto-leveling, and a Heads-Up Display. The Premium Package adds your choice of premium wood interior trim (Espresso Walnut, Matte Bamboo, or Matte Linear Dark Mocha) and a power moonroof.

Safety and Technology

The nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the RX a 2018 Top Safety Pick. It earned best-possible scores for crashworthiness, including a Superior rating for crash prevention and mitigation.

Lexus equips all models of the RX with the Lexus Safety System+, which gives you a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, intelligent high-beam headlights, and Lane Departure Alert with Lane Keep Assist. Additionally, you can add a Blind Spot Monitor with Intuitive Parking Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Braking, and Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking as individual options.

Performance

The 2018 Lexus RX 350L has a 3.5-liter V6 engine with standard all-wheel drive, making 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque and going from zero to 60 in 8.1 seconds. The engine is mated to a smooth-shifting 8-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission.

The 2018 RX can tow up to 3,500 pounds and comes with the option for a tow hitch receiver, heavy duty radiator, and cooling fan, and engine and transmission oil coolers. The 350L also has standard aluminum roof rails for your cargo and recreational needs.

Pricing

Starting at $52,685 MSRP