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Consumer Reports Slams 2014 Infiniti Q50 and Lexus IS 250

2014 Infiniti Q50 Two of the newest upscale midsize cars on the market fall short in Consumer Reports’ tests. The new 2014 Infiniti Q50 and the redesigned 2014 Lexus IS are outranked by a number of competitors, including the BMW 328i, Mercedes-Benz C250, Lincoln MKZ 2.0 EcoBoost and Volvo S60 T5. Consumer Reports says that while the Q50 is intended to replace the Infiniti G37 sedan, the new car does not meet its expectations. “The Infiniti G has been one of Consumer ... continue reading»

Tags: Lexus IS, Model News, Consumer Reports, Infiniti Q50

Chevrolet, Lexus, Subaru and Toyota Score Five-Star Safety Ratings

2014 Subaru Forester The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently awarded its top rating of five stars to a number of new Chevrolet, Lexus, Subaru and Toyota vehicles. Kicking Tires writes, “NHTSA's crash tests examine vehicles' safety performance in frontal and side collisions, as well as roof strength in rollover accidents.” Rear- and four-wheel drive models of the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 crew cab earned five stars overall, as well as five stars in front and side crash tests and four ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, Crash Tests, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Lexus IS, Subaru Forester, Model News, Toyota Prius v

2014 Lexus IS Set for Detroit Debut

Lexus will unveil the redesigned 2014 IS sport sedan next week at the Detroit Auto Show. The redesign brings Lexus’ now signature spindle grill to the IS, as well as all new sheet metal and a new interior design. Like the current model, Lexus indicates in a press release that the 2014 IS will be offered in multiple trims levels, including IS 250 and 350 with an available F-Sport package for both trims. Lexus says that the 2014 IS is ... continue reading»

Tags: Lexus IS, Upscale Midsize Cars, Model News

Lexus Announces Pricing for 2013 RX 350 F Sport, GS 450h and 2012 IS

Lexus unveiled pricing information for three model-year 2013 vehicles and one 2012 vehicle last week. The all-new 2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport SUV, which hits dealerships in July, will start at $47,000, before destination fees. The new 2013 RX 350 F Sport features all-wheel drive, an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and an F Sport-tuned suspension. The 2012 Lexus IS 250 and 350 sedans get a price increase of $200, starting in May. The 2013 Lexus RX ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Lexus GS 450 Hybrid, Lexus IS, Lexus RX 350, Lexus RX 450h, Lexus, new car prices