2021 Subaru Forester parked in front of a mountain home
Trucks & SUVs

The Most Comfortable SUVs of 2021 According to Consumer Reports

Finding the most comfortable SUVs can be tricky, given the size of the segment. Comfort is a fairly relative term, especially when it comes to cars, trucks, and SUVs. Typically, comfort means a smooth ride, a quiet cabin, and plush seats. To help us gauge the most comfortable SUVs of 2021, Consumer Reports created a …

The interior of a 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime hybrid compact crossover SUV with a panoramic sunroof and black-leather seating
Crossover & Midsize

Resist the Lexus SUV and Get a Toyota RAV4 Prime Instead

Luxury SUVs are status symbols. But they come at a cost. Shakespeare said, “What’s in a name? A luxurious SUV by any other name is still luxurious.” OK, we might be paraphrasing there. But a Toyota RAV4 Prime offers luxuriousness without the Lexus sticker price. Plus, the RAV4 Prime is a plug-in hybrid, making a …

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Tips, Tricks & Trends

Are Toyota and Lexus the Same Manufacturer?

Toyota is among the global leaders in the automotive industry. Like other car companies, it also parents a luxury brand––Lexus. But are Toyota and Lexus models made by the same manufacturer? What brands does Toyota Motor Corp. own? Are Toyota and Lexus the same? As Honda is to Acura and Nissan is to Infiniti, so …

Japan's auto giant Toyota Motor managing officer Kazuo Ohara (R) introduces the company's newly designed Lexus RX 450h hybrid SUV with a 3.5-litre V6 engine
Crossover & Midsize

The 2013 Lexus RX Is Still a Used SUV Bargain

It’s great to get a bargain on a luxury vehicle. Buying a used vehicle is one way to get a fancier car or one with more features than you would have been able to afford if it were new. To help out buyers, Consumer Reports recently released a list of the best used vehicles that …

Toyota Motor Corp. Highlander sports utility vehicles (SUV) are displayed during the 2019 New York International Auto Show
Crossover & Midsize

Can a 2021 Toyota Highlander Really Compare To a Lexus RX?

Luxury brands such as Lexus have a loyal following, and for good reason: They often offer high amounts of comfort and reliability in addition to a luxury driving experience. However, the price may throw people off, and more affordable alternatives are worth considering for anyone who doesn’t want to spring for the luxury badge. The …

A red 2021 Lexus IS driving on a tree-lined road
Sedans & Coupes

Top Two Fastest-Selling Vehicles Are Cars Not SUVs

Wait, what? Do any car companies even sell cars anymore? Are cars becoming more popular than SUVs all of the sudden? All we know is that the two fastest-selling vehicles in February 2021 were cars. All two of them; the Corvette and Lexus IS 350. We keep being told that cars are dead We keep …

Lexus LF-1 Limitless crossover concept | Lexus-2
Trucks & SUVs

Next Lexus LF SUV Will Sell For $180,000

The Lexus LF is the flagship SUV of Toyota’s premium brand. Now it wants to be everyone’s premium brand flagship by knocking out the likes of Mercedes and BMW. But Lexus has been slow in getting the LF, based on the LF-1 Limitless concept to production. What was meant to debut sometime this year, it …

Sedans & Coupes

The 2021 Lexus LC 500 Has Striking Road Presence

Sports cars have evolved and adapt year after year, decade after decade. Trends come and go, styles change, and performance continues to become more refined. It isn’t completely uncommon to see sports cars being daily driven, and some can be border-line practical for the right driver, but plenty of sports cars offer enough space and …

A Toyota Motor Corp. Lexus UX 250h Hybrid vehicle stands on display during the press day of the Seoul Motor Show
Hybrids & Electrics

3 Big Flaws Plague the 2021 Lexus UX Hybrid

Although it is a popular and well-known luxury brand, some Lexus vehicles fall just short of expectations. According to U.S. News, the 2021 Lexus UX Hybrid has three significant shortcomings that detract from an otherwise good vehicle. Here’s everything you should know about the UX Hybrid before deciding whether it’s the right fit for you. …

Dealership Service Department from 1950s
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Auto Brands With Best Service Rated: JD Power

That deal on your new or used car is important, but once you drive off your most important connection to the dealer is service. And that remains for the duration of ownership. That’s why JD Power’s Best Brands Service ratings are so important. You know the hassles associated with a bad service department. Nobody needs …

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Trucks & SUVs

What Is it Like to Drive a 2021 Lexus GX 460 Every Day?

The 2021 Lexus GX 460 is an interesting hodgepodge of an SUV. On one hand, it’s a Lexus, so it’s super smooth to drive and its interior materials and buttoned-down finish exude the type of opulence you would expect from the automaker. On the other hand, it’s a rugged off-road machine capable of conquering mountains …

2021 Lexus GX 460 front shot
Trucks & SUVs

5 of the Coolest Features on the 2021 Lexus GX 460

The 2021 Lexus GX 460 is a three-row luxury SUV that’s great for doing double duty as a grocery getter on the weekdays and an off-road warrior on the weekends. It has a smooth ride and sophisticated driving dynamics, however, it’s not afraid to get dirty. And while it’s easy to call out of the …

A silver 2021 Lexus NX 300 parked at night with trees in the background
Crossover & Midsize

How Safe Is the 2021 Lexus NX?

What are you really paying for when you splurge on a luxury car? Some prioritize style and comfort. But peace of mind should be at the top of your list. Does the 2021 Lexus NX pass the safety test? You’d think safety would be a guarantee with all the fancy tech inside new vehicles – …

2020 Lexus GX 460 with city scape in the background
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Lexus GX 460 Holds True to its Paradigm

The 2021 Lexus GX 460 has a rugged history. It’s reputed for its reliability and rugged off-road capability. However, this Lexus SUV still offers premium appointments with its luxury interior. After testing this body-on-frame luxury SUV option, I have to say it holds true to its paradigm. That it’s a luxury vehicle that brings a …

2019 Lexus LX570
Trucks & SUVs

Most Reliable 2021 Large Luxury SUVs According to Consumer Reports

Looking through the vast amount of 2021 large luxury SUVs available can be quite daunting. Additionally, the most expensive SUVs aren’t necessarily the most reliable. To simplify your search, we’ve compiled a list of the most reliable large luxury SUVs tested by Consumer Reports. Before diving into this list, it is worth noting that Consumer …

A white 2021 Lexus GX full-size SUV drives through the snow
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Lexus GX 460 Is a Dynamic Dinosaur

The 2021 Lexus GX 460 may not be a dinosaur in the same way as the Ford F-150 Raptor or the Ram 1500 TRX, but it is a dinosaur nonetheless. While it’s certainly plush and comfortable, this Lexus model feels a little dated and lacking in ultra-modern tech-rich features. But for the right families who …

The all-black 2021 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series parked on pavement in front of mountains
Sedans & Coupes

Blacked-Out 2021 Lexus Comes Covered in Carbon Fiber

The Lexus LC 500 is a perfect cross between a smooth-riding luxury cruiser and a ferocious sports car. It boasts a powerful engine and well-balanced chassis, plus one of the best interiors in its segment. For 2021, the Lexus LC 500 gets even more racing control enhancements and Android Auto. Of course, the LC 500 …

A 2021 Lexus RX with Black Line trim drives down a coastal road

The Most Reliable 2021 Luxury Midsize SUVs

Luxury midsize SUVs are ideal if you want an extra powerful and pampering ride. There are many options in this segment that boast superior amenities. But which luxury midsize SUVs are the most reliable?  Unsurprisingly, the most reliable midsize luxury SUVs belong to Lexus Lexus continues to be the most reliable luxury car brand for 2021, as Consumer …

The Lexus UX is the brand's entry-level luxury SUV.

The Lexus UX Shade Is Unnecessary

Lexus continues to be the most reliable luxury car brand. So if you want an upscale and easygoing car ownership experience, Lexus is the one to go with. In particular, the 2021  Lexus UX is an attractive choice for an entry-level car, despite some shady reviews. The Lexus UX is built for comfort  Like most of its siblings, the …