Lexus Make Overview

Available Lexus Models

Passenger Cars

Lexus CT 200h Overview
2017 - 2011 (used)
2019 Lexus ES Overview
2019 (announced)
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Lexus ES 300 Overview
2003 - 1992 (used)
Lexus ES 330 Overview
2006 - 2004 (used)
2019 Lexus ES Hybrid Overview
2019 (announced)
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Lexus HS 250h Overview
2012 - 2010 (used)
Lexus IS 200t Overview
2017 - 2016 (used)
Lexus IS 250 Overview
2015 - 2006 (used)
Lexus LS 430 Overview
2006 - 2001 (used)
Lexus LS 460 Overview
2017 - 2007 (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)
2019 Lexus UX Overview
2019 (announced)
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2019 Lexus UX Hybrid Overview
2019 (announced)
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Lexus Questions

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'98 LS400 - Battery Change - Electrical Problems

I replaced the battery in my LS400. The vehicle starts fine, but none of the electronics seem to be working. No lights, windows, seats, can't get the transmission out of "Park". Any thoughts?

Why Does The Exclamation Point Inside The Horse Shoe On The Left Side Of Th...

the air was checked twice and all tires at same pressure b ut the light is still

VSC Light On In Car, Car Drop To 40 Miles Per Hour What Is Wrong?

How Do I Reopen A Listing

I need to reopen a listing for my car it was deleted

I Have A Lexus LS400 Replaced Alternator Still Having Problems. I Think My ...

The car will start running off the battery. I thought that the alternator was bad replaced it. The clip going into the alternator had the keeper piece broken off. I wasn't sure if that could have a ...

Older Lexus Models

Lexus ES 250 Lexus GS 200t Lexus GS 400
Lexus GS 430 Lexus GS 460 Lexus IS F
Lexus LFA Lexus LS 600h L Lexus LX 450
Lexus RC 200t Lexus SC 300 Lexus SC 400

Lexus Overview

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.

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