The Lexus logo on a vehicle grille seen at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan
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Lexus is a luxury vehicle manufacturer and the luxury division of Toyota. Lexus was established around the same time that Honda and Nissan launched their luxury editions. Consumers enjoyed their Toyota vehicles but didn’t consider them when it came time to purchase a luxury vehicle. To combat that, the company set out to make the best luxury sedan.

In 1989, the brand’s first car, the LS 400, debuted in the United States. Lexus went on to launch many other models. In 1991, it released its first sports coupe, the SC 400.

Today, Lexus has grown to offer over 20 models in its lineup of luxury SUVs, cars, EVs, and hybrids. It’s a brand that has stood the test of time and continues to attract new buyers.

Featured Vehicle: RX

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All Lexus Vehicles:


UX: A subcompact crossover SUV with excellent gas mileage

UX Hybrid: This hybrid version of the UX is the smallest Lexus hybrid

NX: A reliable compact crossover with a zippy turbocharged engine

NX Hybrid: The hybrid version of NX

NX Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle: The brand’s first PHEV

RX: Seating five to seven passengers, this versatile midsize crossover is one of the best-selling luxury vehicles

RX Hybrid: The hybrid version of the RX seats up to six people in three rows

GX: Built on the Toyota 4Runner platform, this full-size, body-on-frame SUV seats six or seven and offers second-row captain’s chairs

LX: A full-size, body-on-frame off-roading SUV similar to the Toyota Land Cruiser

Sedans & Coupes:

IS: An entry-level compact executive sedan with a V6 engine

IS 500: The high-performance variation of the standard IS has a V8 engine

ES: With available all-wheel drive, the brand’s midsize sedan is similar to the Toyota Camry

ES Hybrid: This gas sipper costs about $1,000 more than the standard ES

LS: The flagship that launched Lexus in 1989, this full-size luxury sedan is more powerful than the ES

LS Hybrid: A fuel-saving version of the LS

RC: Short for “Radical Coupe,” the RC is a compact two-door version of the IS

RC F: A more powerful version of the RC, this sports coupe boasts race-inspired styling and the brand’s most powerful V8

LC: Offering thrilling performance, this top-of-the-line luxury coupe competes with the Chevrolet Corvette, BMW M850i, Mercedes-AMG GT, and Porsche 911.

LC Hybrid: A hybrid variation of the LC

LC Convertible: A lightweight soft-top version of the LC

Recently Discontinued Vehicles:

GS: Lagging sales led to the 2020 discontinuation of this midsize sedan, which sat just above the ES in the lineup

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