Lexus Dominates Consumer Reports Reliability Rankings

Lexus has finished first overall in the annual Consumer Reports Reliability rankings, with nearly every model leading in its respective category. The IS 350 took top spot in Luxury Compact Cars, and the CT 200h & ES 300h finished first and second in Hybrid/Electric Cars. The LS 460, ES 350, and GS 350 were first, …
Kevin · October 28th, 2014

Lexus IS 350 F SPORT Participates in Car & Driver’s Lightning Lap Test

The Lexus IS 350 F SPORT participated in the 2014 edition of the Car & Driver Lightning Lap, and performed quite well: Finally, a world-class sports sedan from Lexus. Its weakness here is power, or lack of it, relative to weight. With 12.2 pounds for each one of its 306 quiet, Camry-hum horsepower (alas, it’s …
Kevin · October 22nd, 2014

Lexus NX Scores High in Motor Trend SUV of the Year Award Rankings

The Lexus NX was a finalist in the Motor Trend SUV of the Year award rankings — here’s a quote from Jonny Lieberman’s write-up: The looks were obviously polarizing, and that’s exactly the point. You don’t make your mini-ute look like a mashup of a Cylon and Predator because you want a wallflower. [Editor Angus] …
Kevin · October 22nd, 2014

Three Lexus Models Top List of Worry-Free Vehicles

The website has released a list of the top 15 worry-free vehicles to own, and Lexus models make up the top three places: the Lexus RX 450h was first place, followed by the ES 350 & Lexus RX 350. The LS 460 was also included at #13, meaning that Lexus models accounted for almost …
Kevin · October 8th, 2014

Lexus NX Nominated for 2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year

The Lexus NX has made the short list for the 2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year, joining 11 other vehicles including the Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford F-150, Porsche Macan, and Toyota Highlander. Next up, the award judges will choose three finalists from the group before naming a winner at the 2015 North American International Auto …
Kevin · September 23rd, 2014

Lexus Named Best British Dealership by Auto Express Readers

Lexus has been named Britain’s top car dealer in the annual Auto Express Driver Power Survey. This year, more than 50,000 readers and website visitors voted in the survey — Lexus finished with a 92.1% approval rating, followed by Honda at 89.8% and Porsche at 89.3%. It’s the second year in a row that Lexus …
Kevin · August 20th, 2014

Lexus RC & Lexus NX Nominated for European Car of the Year

Despite not yet being available for sale, both the Lexus RC & Lexus NX have been nominated for the 2015 European Car of the Year award. The annual award is decided by a jury of automotive journalists representing publications throughout Europe. There are currently are 32 candidate vehicles — a shortlist of seven nominees will …
Kevin · August 13th, 2014

Lexus ES Wins Segment in 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

The Lexus ES was named the top Compact Premium Car in this year’s J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. The LS was the second place Large Premium Car, and the GS tied for third in the Midsize Premium Car category. The study, which looks at problems experienced in the first 90 days of vehicle ownership, was …
Kevin · June 18th, 2014

Lexus Leads Customer Satisfaction in Sweden & Norway

Lexus was named the top brand in Auto Index 2014, an annual survey of Norwegian & Swedish car owners that measures vehicle quality, dealers, service and loyalty. In the Norwegian survey, Lexus achieved a record total score of 910/1000, and topped all four categories for the third year in a row. In Sweden, Lexus also …
Kevin · May 14th, 2014

2014 Lexus GS 350 Wins Edmunds Top Rated Award

The 2014 Lexus GS 350 has been named to the Edmunds Top Rated Vehicles of 2014 list. The list is determined by the Edmunds vehicle testing team — each vehicle is driven on a standardized road-test loop and visits a test track for additional instrument testing in controlled conditions.  The findings are used to rate …
Kevin · April 16th, 2014

Lexus Finishes Third in 2014 J.D. Power Customer Service Index Study

After five years at the top, Lexus fell to third place in J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study. Cadillac & Audi finished ahead of Lexus. The study, which examines owner satisfaction when visiting a dealership service department for maintenance or repair work, uses five measures in its scoring: service quality, service initiation, …
Kevin · April 10th, 2014

Lexus IS F SPORT Nominated for Wards 10 Best Interiors Award

The 2014 Lexus IS F SPORT has been nominated for the 2014 WardsAuto 10 Best Interiors award. Other cars be considered for the award include the Kia Cadenza, Cadillac ELR and CTS, Subaru WRX and Audi SQ5. The winners will be announced at the end of April. Watch the Ward’s video overview of the IS …
Kevin · March 31st, 2014

Interview with Lexus Design Award Winner James Fox

The Lexus UK blog has an interview with James Fox, one of the winners of the 2014 Lexus Design Award: “The theme of the Lexus competition was ‘Curiosity’ and I think the idea of doing things and play connects really well. I loved building dens when I was younger, so I did a bit of work …
Kevin · March 2nd, 2014

Lexus Named Top Brand in Consumer Reports Car Brands Report Card

For the second year in a row, Lexus has been named the top brand in the Consumer Reports Car Brands Report Card. Using road-test scores and scores for predicted reliability, Consumer Reports graded every mainstream auto manufacturer — Lexus finished with 79 points, ahead of second place Acura (75 points) & third place Audi (74 …
Kevin · February 25th, 2014

Lexus GS Named Top Luxury Car in 2014 Canadian Black Book Retained Value Awards

For the third consecutive year, the Lexus GS was named the best value in the Luxury Car category of the 2014 Canadian Black Book Retained Value awards. For this year’s awards, Canadian Black Book analyzed 2010 model year cars and trucks and determined the vehicles that retained the highest percentage of their original MSRP after …
Kevin · February 20th, 2014

Lexus Named Top Brand in 2014 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

For the third year in a row, Lexus has been named the top brand in the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study. Lexus absolutely dominated the study, which examines problems experienced during the past year by owners of 2011 model-year vehicles. Each brand’s overall dependability is determined by the number of problems experienced per …
Kevin · February 12th, 2014

Lexus IS Nominated for 2014 World Car of the Year Award

The Lexus IS has been nominated for the prestigious 2014 World Car of the Year award. The twelve finalists are the Audi A3, BMW 4 Series, BMW i3, Cadillac CTS, Citroen C4 Picasso, Ford Fusion, Infiniti Q50, Jeep Cherokee, Lexus IS, Mazda3, Peugeot 308 and the Skoda Octavia. The IS has also been nominated for …
Kevin · February 11th, 2014

2014 Lexus IS Wins Russia’s Golden Klaxon Award

The Lexus IS has won the 2014 Golden Klaxon award as the best midsize luxury car in Russia. (This marks the eighth win by a Lexus since the Golden Klaxon awards were established in 2000 — the ES was last year’s winner in the Business Class category.) See the other 2014 Golden Klaxon winners
Kevin · February 11th, 2014

Lexus Named Top Luxury Brand in KBB 2014 5-Year Cost to Own Awards

For the second year in a row, Lexus was named the top luxury brand in the Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Awards. The awards are based on analysis of the 5-year ownership costs of 2014 model-year vehicles, and looks at the purchase price, financing costs, insurance costs and state fees along with the …
Kevin · February 5th, 2014

Lexus LX 470 Named Best Used Car Value in New Reliability Study

The 1998-2007 Lexus LX 470 has been named the best used car value in a new long-term reliability study from automotive journalist Steven Lang & statistician Nick Larivere. The study is based on nearly 300,000 vehicles from across the entire United States, in an attempt to provide objective, quantifiable, information about the used car market. …
Kevin · February 4th, 2014

Lexus IS 300h Finishes First in Real-World Gas Mileage Test

UK magazine What Car? has compared the real-world gas mileage of five luxury sports sedans and found the Lexus IS 300h to deliver the best results. The IS 300h, which is officially rated at 64.2 mpg in Britain, returned 59.6 mpg in the What Car? test. The Mercedes C220 CDI, despite having an official rating …
Kevin · January 27th, 2014

Lexus Wins Three Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards

Owners of the Lexus RX, LS, & CT were recognized for customer loyalty at the annual Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards. The Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards measures loyalty as a household that owns a new vehicle choosing another new vehicle of the same model or make. This year’s awards are based on more than 7.4 million …
Kevin · January 22nd, 2014

Top Ten Lexus News Stories of 2013

It’s been a busy year for Lexus — the launch of the new third-generation IS, plenty of speculation on the future of the brand, and the recent reveal of the Lexus RC coupe made for some exciting news. As 2013 draws to a close, let’s look back on the top ten Lexus news stories of …
Kevin · December 31st, 2013

Lexus ES 300h Named Best Luxury Value by Consumer Reports

The Lexus ES 300h has been named the top luxury car value in the Consumer Reports annual Best & Worst New Cars. Consumer Reports judges vehicles on a combination of reliability, resale value, fuel economy and driving performance — the ES 350, RX 450h, & RX 350 also ranked high in the list. Read more …
Kevin · December 19th, 2013

Lexus Places First in J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2013 China Initial Quality Study

Lexus has tied Mercedes Benz in the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2013 China Initial Quality Study, with each brand recording only 52 problems per 100 vehicles sold. The industry in China averages 119 problems per 100 vehicles. The study looks at problems experienced by new vehicle owners in the six months of ownership, dividing those …
Kevin · December 17th, 2013

Lexus IS in Atomic Silver Wins Japanese Color Award

The Atomic Silver/Sonic Titanium exterior color & Topaz Brown interior color offered on the Lexus IS has won the 2014 Auto Color award from the Japan Fashion Color Association, which may be the strangest award the sedan will win this year. (In all seriousness, the Atomic Silver/Sonic Titanium exterior color is a great addition to …
Kevin · December 17th, 2013

Lexus Named Top Luxury Brand in Kelley Blue Book 2014 Residual Value Awards

For the third year in a row, Lexus was named the top luxury brand in Kelley Blue Book’s 2014 Best Resale Value Awards. Along with the overall brand award, six Lexus vehicles also won Best Resale Value in their respective categories: Entry-Level Luxury: 2014 Lexus ES 350 High-End Luxury Car: 2014 Lexus LS 460 Hybrid/Alternative …
Kevin · November 19th, 2013

2014 Lexus IS Wins Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Award

Popular Mechanics have awarded the 2014 Lexus IS their Automotive Excellence Award in the Luxury category: Every Lexus parked on the showroom floor is stuffed with the comfort, craftsmanship, and refinement that have made the brand famous. The new IS overflows with these hallmark qualities, but what’s new here is that Lexus has infused the …
Kevin · November 12th, 2013

Three Lexus Models Nominated in 2013 Australia’s Best Cars Awards

Three Lexus models have been named as finalists in the 2013 Australia’s Best Cars awards — the IS 300h has been nominated in the Best Medium Car over $50k category, and the Best Large Car Over $60k category includes both the GS 350 F SPORT & GS 450h. The ABC awards are run by Australia’s …
Kevin · October 31st, 2013

Lexus Ranks First in Consumer Reports 2013 Reliability Rankings

Lexus has placed first in the annual Consumer Reports Reliability Rankings, ranking ahead of Toyota & Acura. The rankings are based on data from the 1.1 million vehicles owned by the magazine’s subscriber experiences. All eight Lexus models in the survey received an above average reliability score. Six models received the Consumer Reports “Recommended” rating, …
Kevin · October 28th, 2013

Lexus LFA Speedometer Ranked the Best Ever by Jalopnik Readers

Jalopnik has ranked the Lexus LFA speedometer the “most spectacularly designed automotive graphic” ever, and it’s easy to see why with videos like this: The LFA speedometer is already an iconic piece of Lexus history — I’m not sure what I like best, the moving metal ring or the fact that it had to be …
Kevin · October 24th, 2013

2014 Lexus IS 250 Misses Consumer Reports “Recommended” Rating

The 2014 Lexus IS 250 will not be receive the Consumer Reports “Recommended” rating, according to a new Reuters article: The Lexus IS 250, which starts from US$35,950 (RM114,051), is “neither sporty nor luxurious” and had the “worst road test score posted by any Lexus sedan in recent memory,” Consumer Reports said in an e-mail. …
Kevin · October 22nd, 2013

Lexus IS 350 F SPORT Named Esquire Car of the Year

The 2014 Lexus IS 350 F SPORT has been named the Esquire Car of the Year: This is a deeply Japanese machine in the best way, a hypersensitive steamroller of a car that has as much in common with a German autobahn weapon as a Gundam suit does with a Walther P38. The industry has …
Kevin · October 10th, 2013

Lexus is the Second Most-Loved Brand in the USA

According to the 2013 LEAP Brand Index, Lexus is the second most-loved brand in the United States, behind only the iPhone. Lexus climbed 22 spots in 2013, jumping from 24th in 2012 to 2nd overall. Debuting in 2010, the LEAP, or Leveraging Emotional Attachment for Profit Brand Index, uses a proprietary methodology to gauge consumers’ …
Kevin · October 9th, 2013

2014 Lexus IS Nominated for North American Car of the Year Award

The Lexus IS has been nominated for the 2014 North American Car of the Year, an annual award given by a jury of 50 North American auto writers. The IS is currently up against 12 competitors, including the BMW 4-Series, Cadillac CTS & Corvette Stingray — the next round of voting will pare down the …
Kevin · October 2nd, 2013

Consumers Excited About Future of Lexus

According to a worldwide survey of 30,000 consumers by brand strategy firm Lippincott, Lexus has the best momentum in the entire automotive industry. The Momentum Index measures the number of consumers that believe a brand’s best days are in front of them over those who feel the opposite — here’s what the study had to …
Kevin · September 22nd, 2013

Second Annual Lexus Design Award Announced

Lexus has announced the second annual Lexus Design Award, a global competition to support and encourage the next-generation of design talent in all fields, from architecture to product design to fashion.
Kevin · August 1st, 2013

Lexus Ranks Fifth in 2013 J.D. Power APEAL Study

Lexus has ranked fifth overall in the 2013 J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout(APEAL) study, which serves as the industry benchmark for new-vehicle appeal.
Kevin · July 25th, 2013

Lexus Named Top Brand in Norway

Lexus was named the top brand in Auto Index 2013, the annual survey of Norwegian car owners that measures vehicle quality, dealers, service and loyalty.
Kevin · May 9th, 2013