Posts from ‘Lexus’

Sep
20
2022 Lexus LX 600 Ultra Luxury

2022 Lexus LX 600 Ultra Luxury in Nori Green

2015 Audi Q52022 Lexus LX 600 Ultra Luxury

Class: Premium Large SUV

Miles driven: 206

Fuel used: 12.2 gallons

Jun
16
2022 Lexus NX 350 Luxury

2022 Lexus NX 350 Luxury

2022 Lexus NX 350 Luxury

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 513

Fuel used: 23.0 gallons

Jun
14
2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid, 2022 MAMA Spring Rally

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid

At Consumer Guide Automotive, our editors attend manufacturer-hosted press events around the country to get our first-drive opportunities of soon-to-arrive new vehicles—that’s how we produce most of our First Spin test-drive reviews. However, we also participate in regional press events hosted by the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) for additional new-vehicle drive opportunities. One of the best of these events is the annual MAMA Spring Rally, a journalist-only event held at the excellent Road America race track in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

May
31
2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport Performance

2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport Performance

Tonight, Lexus took the wraps off its all-new 2023 RX crossover SUV. Long the Lexus brand’s best-selling model, the RX kicks off its fifth generation with a fairly ambitious, from-the-ground-up redesign. It’s built on the new GA-K global platform and introduces an evolution of Lexus’s “spindle-grille” design language that results in a burlier front-end appearance. Four new 4-cylinder powertrains will be offered, three of which are gas-electric hybrids (including a forthcoming plug-in-hybrid model). New features include the Lexus Interface Multimedia System, an expanded Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 suite of safety features, available Digital Key smartphone-app access and starting, and two additional trim levels.

Feb
25
Ford Chief Futurist

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Feb
22
2022 Lexus NX 450h+ F Sport

2022 Lexus NX 450h+ F Sport in Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0 (a $595 option)

2022 Lexus NX 450h+ F SportConsumer Guide Automotive

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 1056

Fuel used: 27.9 gallons

Feb
16
Unusual Paint Hues at the 2022 Chicago Auto Show, 2022 Auto Colors

Unusual Paint Hues at the 2022 Chicago Auto Show

Auto shows around the globe were dealt a huge blow by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Chicago Auto Show (Consumer Guide’s “hometown” auto show) fared better than most of them. The 2020 edition of the show happened in February 2020—less than a month before the coronavirus hit the United States in earnest and lockdowns began, making it the last “normal” big-league auto show. For 2021, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (the organization that produces the Chicago Auto Show) was able to work with state and local authorities to pull off a special indoor/outdoor edition of the show in mid-July. For 2022, the show returns to its traditional February time slot. In fact, it’s going on as we type this—the show runs through February 21 at Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center.

Jan
20
2021 Lexus GX 460 Luxury

2021 Lexus GX 460 Luxury in Claret Mica

2021 Lexus GX 460 Luxury

Class: Premium Midsize SUV

Miles driven: 386

Fuel used: 23.9 gallons

Dec
31
Year in EVs

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Oct
27
2022 Genesis GV70, Road America Sign

2022 Genesis GV70

We’re certainly not completely out from under the shadow of COVID-19 at this point, but it at least feels like we’re on the road back to some kind of normalcy. During the 2020 calendar year, most of the manufacturer-hosted press events our editors attend to produce our First Spin test-drive reviews were put on hold, but they’ve been ramping back up again throughout 2021.