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Lexus Make Overview

Available Lexus Models

Passenger Cars

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


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

Lexus Questions

Kelly Glassburn

Door Locks

All of the sudden my passenger door will not lock or unlock--on key fob, with door lock inside car and using remote one touch feature. All other locks are working. Already tried resetting through...

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I Have A Lexus Gs300 1998 My Car Starts Up But Cuts Right Back Off It Never...

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The Center Console Close Button Is Inoperable On My Lexus Rx 350. Lexus Is ...

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Divad Zepol

Hey Everyone..had A Question..i Just Got My Obx Headers Installed On My 200...

OBX Headers installed..dashboard lights coming on 5 miles later

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Car Will Not Start, But Starter Has A Continuous Sound.

Fairly new battery, nothing was left on and now it will not start, but when I press the starter button, I hear the starter trying to start with a continueous sound. The brake pedal is almost all the...

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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.