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We dive deep into the cars by taking the cars for test drives, analyzing the technology, reviewing new trims, comparing safety features and more. Read about the pros and cons of cars coming to market, which are selected by our editors to help with your car search.

2021 Lexus IS 350 Review: Refocused but Not Rejuvenated

By Aaron Bragman on October 15, 2020

The verdict: A few mild updates keep Lexus’ sporty IS sedan alive and kicking, aimed squarely to capture the few remaining sports sedan buyers left on the market. Versus the competition: The update... Read More

2021 Lexus IS 350 Review: Refocused but Not Rejuvenated

By Aaron Bragman on October 15, 2020

The verdict: A few mild updates keep Lexus’ sporty IS sedan alive and kicking, aimed squarely to capture the few remaining sports sedan buyers left on the market. Versus the competition: The update... Read More

2020 Lexus UX 250h Review: An Efficient Pseudo-SUV

By Mike Hanley on October 8, 2020

The verdict: The 2020 Lexus UX 250h hybrid subcompact SUV drives like a small hatchback and has great gas mileage estimates, but a small cargo area limits its utility.  Versus the competition: Othe... Read More

2020 Lexus UX 250h Review: An Efficient Pseudo-SUV

By Mike Hanley on October 8, 2020

The verdict: The 2020 Lexus UX 250h hybrid subcompact SUV drives like a small hatchback and has great gas mileage estimates, but a small cargo area limits its utility.  Versus the competition: Othe... Read More

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible Review: Robbing Peter to Pay Sol

By Joe Wiesenfelder on July 29, 2020

The verdict: The convertible version of Lexus’ 2021 LC 500 does an admirable job of avoiding the common pitfalls of coupes-turned-droptops, but it also loses some of the original’s star quality. Ve... Read More

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible Review: Robbing Peter to Pay Sol

By Joe Wiesenfelder on July 29, 2020

The verdict: The convertible version of Lexus’ 2021 LC 500 does an admirable job of avoiding the common pitfalls of coupes-turned-droptops, but it also loses some of the original’s star quality. Ve... Read More

2020 Lexus RX Review: Just What the Doctor Ordered

By Joe Bruzek on November 12, 2019

Up until the 2020 Lexus RX, every modern Lexus came with an annoying asterisk: Yes, it was a fine vehicle, but the touchpad or mouselike multimedia controls were so confounding and frustrating that... Read More

2020 Lexus RX Review: Just What the Doctor Ordered

By Joe Bruzek on November 12, 2019

Up until the 2020 Lexus RX, every modern Lexus came with an annoying asterisk: Yes, it was a fine vehicle, but the touchpad or mouselike multimedia controls were so confounding and frustrating that... Read More

2018 Lexus GS 350 Review: Last of the Old-School Lexus Cars

By Aaron Bragman on December 27, 2018

If you absolutely must have an average, traditional mid-size premium luxury sedan, the Lexus GS 350 certainly is one.   Read More

2018 Lexus GS 350 Review: Last of the Old-School Lexus Cars

By Aaron Bragman on December 27, 2018

If you absolutely must have an average, traditional mid-size premium luxury sedan, the Lexus GS 350 certainly is one.   Read More

Top 5 Reviews and Videos of the Week: Lexus LC 500h Attracts Admirers

By Brian Normile on October 8, 2018

Over the past week, our readers have shown impeccable taste when it comes to vehicle styling, bringing the 2018 Lexus LC 500h into second place among our most read car reviews. In fact, more peop... Read More

Top 5 Reviews and Videos of the Week: Lexus LC 500h Attracts Admirers

By Brian Normile on October 8, 2018

Over the past week, our readers have shown impeccable taste when it comes to vehicle styling, bringing the 2018 Lexus LC 500h into second place among our most read car reviews. In fact, more peop... Read More

2018 Lexus LC 500h Review: High Class and High Mileage

By Joe Bruzek on September 25, 2018

The hybrid-powered 2018 LC 500h slightly sours the delightful LC experience in the name of increased fuel economy.   Read More

2018 Lexus LC 500h Review: High Class and High Mileage

By Joe Bruzek on September 25, 2018

The hybrid-powered 2018 LC 500h slightly sours the delightful LC experience in the name of increased fuel economy.   Read More

Top 5 Car Reviews and Videos of the Week

By Matt Schmitz on August 19, 2018

In his critique of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 coupe, Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley says that, although Mercedes-Benz vehicles are on the spendy side even at their starting price, this luxury per... Read More

Top 5 Car Reviews and Videos of the Week

By Matt Schmitz on August 19, 2018

In his critique of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 coupe, Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley says that, although Mercedes-Benz vehicles are on the spendy side even at their starting price, this luxury per... Read More

2018 Lexus RX 350L Review: RX Gets a Third Row

By Brian Wong on July 24, 2018

Though Lexus’ popular SUV is longer now, to fit a third row, the 2018 RX 350L still has only two truly usable rows. Its luxury and interior quality are highlights, but you get the same thing ... Read More

2018 Lexus RX 350L Review: RX Gets a Third Row

By Brian Wong on July 24, 2018

Though Lexus’ popular SUV is longer now, to fit a third row, the 2018 RX 350L still has only two truly usable rows. Its luxury and interior quality are highlights, but you get the same thing ... Read More

2018 Lexus LX 570 2-Row Review: Pay Less, Get More Space

By Brian Wong on April 20, 2018

The LX 570 is old-school in good ways and bad ways, with a luxurious interior and real SUV capability, but it needs cabin and technology updates.   Read More

2018 Lexus LX 570 2-Row Review: Pay Less, Get More Space

By Brian Wong on April 20, 2018

The LX 570 is old-school in good ways and bad ways, with a luxurious interior and real SUV capability, but it needs cabin and technology updates.   Read More