Review: 2020 Lexus RX 450h

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The 2020 Lexus RX 450h sets the standard for quality, comfort, and fuel efficiency. This luxury utility vehicle delivers a quiet ride with an upscale interior and advanced technology inside and out. Visit Longo Lexus in El Monte to explore all of the sophisticated Lexus SUVs.

Performance

Self-charging dual electric motors in tandem with a 3.5-liter V6 deliver seamless power to the super ultra-low emission Lexus RX 450h. This dynamic powertrain is paired with an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission to generate 308 total system horsepower and immediate torque. There is plenty of room to include family or friends on your next journey where you’ll earn an estimated 30 mpg combined and an EPA-estimated 516-mile driving range.

Technology

New on the 2020 RX 450h is a standard 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa integration. Also included are Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® satellite radio, a twelve-speaker sound system, two USB ports, Scout® GPS Link, and HD Radio™ with up-to-date traffic and weather. Additionally, Lexus Enform Remote is included which locks or unlocks your car doors and can start your engine remotely. A 12.3-inch multimedia display, 3D navigation, a fifteen-speaker Mark Levinson® surround sound system, a full-color head-up display projecting essential speed and audio information onto the windshield, and dynamic voice command are available.

Comfort and Convenience

The two-row five-passenger and three-row seven-passenger luxury crossover RX 450h comes with a comfortable NuLuxe® interior trim, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s and 8-way front passenger’s seats, dual-zone climate control, and a SmartAccess key fob. Also, Lexus Enform Service Connect is included to allow you to access your vehicle’s status and maintenance needs remotely. Semi-aniline and perforated leather seats, heated and ventilated front seats, second-row captain’s chairs, a panorama glass roof, and a touch-free power rear door are optional.

Pricing

Starting at $46,750 MSRP

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Review: 2020 Lexus NX 300

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The 2020 Lexus NX 300 luxury compact SUV delivers a competitive gas mileage, lots of high-tech features, and spacious seats for five all wrapped up in a stylish package.
Drivers in the greater Los Angeles area are encouraged to visit Longo Lexus, where the ultimate Lexus experience is provided.

Performance

For instant power off the line, a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine powers the new NX 300. Coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission and standard front-wheel-drive, this compact crossover produces 235-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and earns an EPA-estimated 28 mpg on the southern California highways and 22 mpg in cities such as El Monte. To help you find the right balance of throttle response and fuel efficiency, you can choose between Sport, Normal, and Eco driving modes. An all-wheel drivetrain is available.

The optional F Sport trim focuses on performance with features including a sport-tuned suspension, exclusive front and rear performance dampers, and exclusive 18-inch split-five-spoke alloy wheels. Additionally, an exclusive Custom driving mode allows you to create a profile using a combination of drive modes for the most personalized driving experience.

Features

Convenient five-door access, a NuLuxe® interior trim with 10-way and 8-way power-adjustable driver’s and front passenger’s seats respectively, illuminated door handles, an 8.0-inch infotainment display screen, Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa integration, and keyless entry and ignition come standard. Perforated leather-trimmed upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, power-folding and -reclining stadium-like rear seats with plenty of legroom, and a 10.3-inch split-screen multimedia display are available. For the first time on the NX, is an optional a fourteen-speaker Mark Levinson® premium surround sound system.

Safety

The 2020 NX 300 now comes standard with the Lexus Safety System+ 2.0. This advanced suite of safety technologies utilizes a new pre-collision system with low-light pedestrian and bicyclist detection, a new road sign information system through a built-in camera, dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, and intelligent high beams. A backup camera with dynamic gridlines, hill start assist, vehicle stability control, and an advanced eight-airbag system are also included. Available features include an adaptive front lighting system, blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, intuitive parking assist, and a panoramic view monitor.

Pricing

Starting at $36,720 MSRP

Review: 2020 Lexus LX 570

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The Lexus LX 570, powered by the largest engine of any Lexus vehicle, is beautiful inside and out and can dominate just about any terrain. Come into Longo Lexus in El Monte to experience the energy and beautifully crafted cabin of the new 2020 LX 570 luxury SUV available this September.

Design and Performance

The LX 570 offers seating for five in two-rows, or it can accommodate up to eight passengers with an optional third row. The first-ever available Lexus LX Sport Package brings an exclusive grille, a sportier bumper, side mirrors accented with chrome, and black, red, or white semi-aniline leather seats with a black headliner. This stunning four-wheel-drive LX 570 gets its power from a 383-hp 5.7-liter V8 teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission and has an exceptional towing capacity of 7,000 pounds. You can handle tough terrain by adjusting the traction with the standard five-setting Multi-terrain Select system, and Crawl Control which maintains a slow, steady speed over challenging terrain.

Comfort and Convenience

The interior offers both comfort and versatility with the standard 14-way driver’s and 12-way front passenger’s power-adjustable seats, power-sliding 60/40-split second-row seating, ambient lighting, four-zone climate control, auto-dimming outside mirrors, a power liftgate, and illuminated running boards. Available features consist of semi-aniline leather-trimmed seats, heated and ventilated front- and second-row seats, a power-folding 50/50-split third-row seat, a heated wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel, and a cool box to help keep your drinks chilled.

Technology

Bluetooth® technology, voice-activated navigation with 3D city views, Siri® Eyes Free, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio™, HomeLink® compatibility, a SmartAccess key fob, and a 12.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display are included. A Mark Levinson® surround-sound audio system with nineteen speakers, a dual wide-screen rear-seat entertainment system, wireless charging, and a full-color head-up display are optional.

Pricing

Starting at $86,380 MSRP

Sneak Peek: 2020 Lexus GX 460

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Be one of the first to own the new 2020 Lexus GX 460, coming this Fall. This elegant midsize SUV will again offer a wonderful balance between excellent off-roading capabilities and a luxurious cabin with advanced technology. Visit Longo Lexus, the #1 Lexus retailer in the western area* serving the greater Los Angeles area.

What’s New

The exterior of the GX 460 is restyled with Lexus’ new hourglass-shaped grille, newly designed triple-beam LED headlamps and will offer an additional exterior paint color. A vibrant red leather will be added to the interior seating options along with all-new wood and aluminum trim alternatives. New packages will include an Off-Road package that adds a 360-degree camera, a fuel-tank protector, a transmission cooler, Crawl Control, and Multi-Terrain Select driving modes. The new Sport Design Package will bring gray wheels and exterior trim with matte-black exhaust tips. Also, previously optional safety technology will now become standard on the new GX 460. These safety features include pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and intelligent high beams.

Performance

The GX 460 is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine partnered with a six-speed sequential-shift automatic transmission with a full-time four-wheel drivetrain. The V8 produces 301-hp and 329 lb-ft of torque and has the capability to tow up 6,500 pounds. An adaptive variable suspension, crawl control, multi-terrain driving modes, downhill assist control, and hill start assist control will be available.

Technology

The Lexus multimedia system will work with a standard 8.0-inch touch screen, Bluetooth®, Amazon Alexa integration, Siri® Eyes Free, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio™, front and rear USB ports, and a SmartAccess key fob. Optional features will include navigation with 3D city views, a premium Mark Levinson® sound system with seventeen speakers, and a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system.

*#1 Lexus retailer in total new vehicle sales in the western area since 1990; new vehicle sales, 2018.

Review: 2019 Lexus UX 250h

Review: 2019 Lexus UX 250h

The first-ever Lexus compact crossover was created to bring you comfort and excellent fuel economy wrapped in a boldly designed, stylish package. The UX 250h is one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs with an estimated 39 combined mpg and delivers an easily maneuverable, smooth ride. Visit Longo Lexus in El Monte to treat yourself to luxury.

Comfort and Convenience

With the large amount of standard and available features on the UX 250h, you will most definitely be sitting in style. NuLuxe® leatherette upholstery, 8-way power-adjustable front seats, added accessibility with a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, dual-zone climate control, and a SmartAccess key fob are standard. Also included is the convenience of remote access to your Lexus’ status and maintenance needs, ability to start the engine and climate controls, and lock and unlock your car doors through Lexus Enform Service Connect and Remote. Available features consist of heated and ventilated front seats, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, personalized seat and outside mirror settings, a power moonroof, head-up display, a hands-free power rear door, and 24-hour help with locating businesses or other points of interest through Lexus Enform Destination Assist.

Technology

Advanced technology is utilized with the standard 7.0-inch color multimedia display, Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa integration, Siri® Eyes Free, Remote Touchpad, a six-speaker premium sound system, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio™, Scout® GPS Link, four USB ports, and Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0 to easily access your favorite apps. A large 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen display, voice command, navigation, a premium sound system with eight speakers, and a wireless charger are optional.

Safety

Standard safety features include pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, lane trace assist, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking. Intuitive parking assist, blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic braking, triple-beam LED headlamps, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and an adaptive front lighting system to aid the lighting as you enter curves are available.

Pricing

Starting at $34,150 MSRP

Review: 2019 Lexus GS 350

Review: 2019 Lexus GS 350
The new Lexus GS 350 is a midsize luxury sedan with a beautifully defined exterior that wraps around an elegant cabin holding an abundance of technology. Visit Longo Lexus in El Monte to discover this performance-oriented sedan.

Performance

The Lexus GS 350 gets its power from a 311-hp 3.5-liter four-cylinder V6 turbocharged engine. The standard rear-wheel drivetrain is paired with an eight-speed direct-shift automatic transmission with paddle shifters which earns an EPA-estimated 28 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city. The available all-wheel drive is teamed with a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard Sport, Normal, and Eco drive modes allow you to customize your driving experience. The optional F Sport package adds a Sport S+ driving mode, a sport-tuned suspension, as well as 19-inch alloy wheels.

Comfort and Convenience

The upscale interior includes NuLuxe®-trimmed seats, 10-way power adjustable front seats, a SmartAccess key fob, auto-dimming outside mirrors, an illuminated entry system, as well as ambient lighting that either brightens or dims depending on whether the car is moving or parked. Available are leather-trimmed seats, heated and ventilated front seats, and a power rear sunshade.

The optional F Sport package brings a 16-way power adjustable driver’s seat, a perforated leather steering wheel, red leather-trimmed seats with exclusive stitching, and a power moonroof.

Technology

The GS 350 is well-equipped with technology. Standard features consist of a 12.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display with voice command, Bluetooth®, Siri® Eyes Free, a twelve-speaker premium sound system, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio™, Amazon Alexa compatibility, a USB port, and navigation with 3D city views. Also included are the Lexus Enform systems including Enform Remote for starting your engine remotely, Enform Destination Assist, Enform Service Connect for remote access to your car’s status and maintenance needs, and Enform App Suite. Optional is a seventeen-speaker Mark Levinson® premium surround sound audio system designed exclusively for Lexus.

Pricing

Starting at $50,915 MSRP

Review: 2019 Lexus UX 200

Review: 2019 Lexus UX 200

Longo Lexus, located in the Los Angeles area, has the five-passenger Lexus UX 200 luxury subcompact crossover in inventory. Visit us to test drive this all-new model, which highlights a bold design and stylish interior.

Performance

The base model, as well as the Luxury and F Sport trims, are powered by a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine mated to a 10-speed direct shift continuously variable transmission. The 169-hp UX 200 employs a rear-wheel drivetrain and as one of the most fuel-efficient subcompact SUVs achieves an estimated 37 mpg highway and 29 mpg city. Responsive acceleration allows the UX 200 to accomplish 0 – 60 mph in 8.9 seconds with a top track speed of 118 mph. The standard Drive Mode Select incorporates Normal, ECO, and Sport modes to alter the powertrain, performance, and fuel efficiency.

Technology

An infotainment system with a 7.0-inch color LCD multimedia display, Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio™, four USB ports, Remote Touch interface, Wi-Fi hotspot, Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0 for access to your favorite applications, Lexus Enform Service Connect to remotely access vehicle status and maintenance needs, and a six-speaker premium sound system are standard. Optional technology features include a 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display, voice command, navigation, a wireless charger, full-color head-up display, Lexus Enform Destination Assist for 24-hour access to a live response center, as well as an eight-speaker premium audio system.

Safety

The 2019 Lexus UX 200 earned a 5-Star Overall Safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration* and was awarded a 2019 Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety**. Lane tracking assist, lane departure alert with steering assist, vehicle stability control, smart stop technology, pedestrian detection, a backup camera, and an advanced ten-airbag system are standard. Available safety features consist of blind spot monitor, intuitive parking assist with auto-braking and rear cross-traffic braking, and triple-beam LED headlamps with an adaptive front lighting system.

Pricing

Starting at $32,150 MSRP

* Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safer.car.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
** The 2019 Lexus UX 200 has been awarded the 2019 Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).