2020 Lexus LX 570 – The $103,224 Thirteen Year Old

2020 Lexus LX 570

Six-figure vehicles are an interesting segment of the automotive world. On a daily basis, unless you live in a fairly affluent area, you won’t see that many on the road. Well, unless you live in Miami, whereas renowned poet William Smith said “Hundred-thousand dollar cars, e’ybody got em”. I would say that even around Washington […]

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible Inspiration Series: Daaaaaamn

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible Inspiration Series

The Hooniverse staff (squad?…crew?) are privileged to get access to some pretty impressive machines, but occasionally one of them just feels legitimately special. Even in standard trim, the Lexus LC 500 convertible is one of those cars. Jeff got a chance to test it out it last month, and I just had a go in […]

2020 Lexus GS F-Sport: The End Of An Era

There are three overriding memories from attending the launch of the current generation Lexus GS in Las Vegas. Number one was the Mandarin Oriental where we stayed, though for less than 48 hours. Number two, being driven for three laps on the infield course at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by Jon Capps in an LFA. […]

2021 Lexus LC500 Convertible – First Drive Review

The 2021 Lexus LC500 Convertible is a drop-top work of art. Sure, we prefer the coupe version because it’s nice having a roof over one’s head, but it’s hard to argue with the NOISE the Convertible lets in. That noise comes courtesy of a 471-horsepower 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine. And it helps push both […]

Hooniverse Asks: Why would anyone buy a brand new Lexus GX?

The Lexus GX 460 is the closest thing you can buy in the U.S. to the fabled Prado Toyota Land Cruiser. The Prado is highly desirable to American car enthusiasts. Largely because we can’t have it. We almost get a Prado, except it’s more expensive, ugly, and posh. You can still buy it new today. […]

2020 Lexus RX450h – Fisher & Paykel Edition

Preamble The contrast couldn’t have been more different.  When the people at DriveShop dropped off this RX450h, they were picking up the Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition.  From old school V8, body-on-frame with a real locking center differential, to a 21st Century unibody soft-roader with a hybrid drivetrain. I’ll be honest.  For the first two […]

Lexus IS 350 AWD The Ninety Percent Solution

My last go-around with the Lexus IS series wasn’t great.  More about the circumstances than the car itself.  I had an IS200t RWD on Summer performance tires show up in early December of 2016 when it snowed. The car was undrivable.  That is not hyperbole.  The traction control was so overwhelmed that it was stuck […]

2019 Lexus GX 460: Hot Tub Time Machine

Technology in cars is an interesting thing. It’s a bit like boiling the frog by gently turning up the heat little by little. If you go back to a car pre-2005, you’ll see that the tech didn’t change that much between then and the early ’90s.   Somewhere around that 2005 time frame, manufacturers started tossing […]

2019 Lexus 300h: Ghosts In The Machine

My experience with Toyota/Lexus hybrid models, outside the Prius, has always been positive. I remember driving the RAV4 Hybrid the first time, looking at the price difference between it and the standard gas version and thinking why would you ever not choose this model. It was similar with Toyota Highlander, Lexus LS and most recently […]