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Lexus Make Overview

Available Lexus Models

Passenger Cars

Lexus ES 300 Overview
2003 - 1992 (used)
Lexus ES 330 Overview
2006 - 2002 (used)
Lexus GS 300 Overview
2006 - 1993 (used)
Lexus GS 430 Overview
2007 - 2001 (used)
Lexus HS 250h Overview
2012 - 2010 (used)
Lexus IS 300 Overview
2005 - 2001 (used)
Lexus LS 400 Overview
2000 - 1989 (used)
Lexus LS 430 Overview
2006 - 2001 (used)
2015 Lexus NX 200t Overview
2015 (announced)
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Lexus SC 430 Overview
2010 - 2002 (used)

SUV/Crossovers

Lexus GX 470 Overview
2009 - 2003 (used)
Lexus LX 470 Overview
2007 - 1998 (used)
Lexus RX 300 Overview
2003 - 1999 (used)
Lexus RX 330 Overview
2006 - 2004 (used)
Lexus RX 400h Overview
2008 - 2006 (used)

Lexus Questions

Charles LeMaster
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My 2001 Es300 Has The Check Engine Light And The Trac Off Light On I Just R...

Is this all being caused by a bad catt? Ive read all the symptoms and the only ones that related to the situation is jerky acceleration and a faint rattling noise from my exhaust

13 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 hours ago)
PSeeker
5

Dome Light For 1999 Lexus E300

I need to know how to get the dome light to come on when I open the door on my 99 Lexus E300. The door lights come on but the light by the rearview mirror does not come on.

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Sharon2008
0

2008 Rx350 Engine Problem

My 2008 RX350 stopped while I was driving slowly due to heavy traffic - there wasn't any abnormal sound or shaking before that. I tried to restart, but it couldn't. So I had it towed to a Lexus deal...

13 views with 2 answers (last answer 19 hours ago)
kathleena
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When Should Timing Repairs Occur

What are costs for timing adjusments and when should they be done 2003 lexus es300

13 views with 2 answers (last answer 19 hours ago)
phuatw
0

Need Help To Resolve Cold Start Problem

My Lexus Rx350 (2007) having problem starting the car when the engine is cold or switch off more than 1-2 hours. I need to crank the car at least 2-3 times to get the engine run. Once the engine run,...

12 views with 2 answers (last answer 22 hours ago)

Older Lexus Models

Lexus ES 250 Lexus GS 400 Lexus GS 460
Lexus IS 200 Lexus LFA Lexus LX 450
Lexus SC 300 Lexus SC 400

Lexus History

Since its debut in 1989, the Lexus lineup has steadily risen to become the best-selling line of luxury automobiles in the world. The brand is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Toyota and has become a status symbol for wealthy Americans.

But Lexus vehicles aren't designed to sit in a garage for display to friends and admirers. The cars are built to be driven and have a string of performance- and comfort-enhancing features. The brand is particularly noted for its reliability and best-in-class customer service.

The company changed its familiar "Relentless Pursuit of Perfection" slogan in the United States to "The Passionate Pursuit of Perfection" in 2003. In Europe and Oceania the slogan is simply "The Pursuit of Perfection."

The idea for Lexus was born in 1983 when Toyota Chairman Eiji Toyoda summoned a secret meeting of company executives and asked, Can we create a luxury vehicle to challenge the world's best? Toyota embarked on a top-secret project, codenamed F1, that resulted in the launch of Lexus in 1989.

Since then, Lexus sales have steadily increased. The company spent a decade selling its first one million cars. It took just four years to sell the next one million Lexus vehicles.

The smallest of the fleet are the Lexus IS vehicles. While Lexus claims the initials stand for "Intelligent Sport," some Lexus customers like to joke that its stands for "Is Small" (for a Lexus, of course). These vehicles first made the scene in the States in 2000 after a 1998 Japanese debut.

Lexus has an impressive selection of midsize sedans, including the Lexus ES 250, ES 300, ES 330, ES 350, GS 300, GS 350, GS 400, GS 430, and the hybrid GS 450h. The ES vehicles share a common platform with the Toyota Camry, but have many of the finer appointments consumers have come to expect from a Lexus. The GS is a slightly sportier version, designed to fill the gap between the entry-level midsize ES cars and the significantly larger LSs.

The LS models represent full-size sedans for Lexus, and include the Lexus LS 400, LS 430, and LS 460. These are considered the flagship models for Lexus and the ones most likely to be called "a Lexus," as in, "Cheryl thinks she's big-time now. She just bought a Lexus."

Of course, to look extrememly cool, one may want to purchase something from the Sports Coupe line, which includes the Lexus SC 300, SC 400, and SC 430. This set of rear-wheel-drive cars has drawn a loyal following to its superior acceleration, comfort, and style.

The Lexus line is rounded out by a suite of SUVs, including the Lexus GX 470, LX 450, LX 470, RX 300, RX 330, RX 350, and hybrid RX 400h. The GXs represent the larger vehicles, while the RXs are much smaller and may be considered by some to be crossover vehicles instead of SUVs.