Lexus Car Reviews

As one of Japan’s foremost automobile manufacturers, it’s strange to think that the Lexus brand name wasn’t recognised as its own entity until just over a decade ago. The luxury vehicle division of Toyota has been developing and producing simple yet refined premium sedan, coupe, convertible and SUV vehicles for the global market since its inception in 1989. Each design in the 27 years that followed is a perfect compliment to the Lexus logo itself - stylised, creative and immersed in modernity - while the theory behind the Lexus name - a combination of ‘luxury’ and ‘elegance’ - is also not difficult to see.

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Lexus’ reputation during their fledgling years was quickly set in place. Two customer complaints of deficient wiring and an overheating brake light on their LS 400 models - the brand’s first premium vehicle - quickly led to Lexus recalling all 8,000 models. Despite these imperfections, what followed was a 20-day-long exercise in Lexus firmly placing their customer service expertises in the spotlight; replacement parts were fitted to affected cars with technicians collecting, repairing and returning vehicles to customers gratis. The marque’s grasping of this opportunity from day one continues to keep the Lexus name in lights when it comes to reliability, quality and dependability; traits that feature heavily in the IS, CT and RX models that we have available.

The continuing evolvement of the Lexus brand saw the 2015 Geneva Motor Show as the setting for the global premiere of the LF-SA concept car, in what was the brand’s 25th anniversary year. The concept’s boldness and individuality was a true illustration of the passion and commitment behind each Lexus design.

We have owner reviews for several Lexus models below, so you can read unbiased opinions from drivers who use their Lexus on a daily basis. You can also read our own expert reviews, and the reviews from the Parkers car guide.


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Best Lexus reviews

Lexus RX Estate 2003 - 2009
The first generation of the medium size Lexus RX SUV (or as the Japanese call it – SLV – sport luxury vehicle) was launched in 1998. The second generation made debut in 2003 and featured...
Lexus GS Saloon 2005 - 2011
The Lexus GS is an excellent alternative to the BMW 5-Series and for those who want something different. It comes with an excellent range of powerful engines, including a very sophisticated ...
Lexus SC Coupe 2001 - 2009
The Lexus SC 430 is a more of a relaxed cruiser than a sporting drive despite its looks. You first notice this when you climb into the cabin which is sumptuous and comfortable despite having...
Lexus LS Saloon 2003 - 2006
This is the 3rd generation Lexus LS full size luxury sedan. It continues the traditions set by the previous generations and is a big improvement both visually and technically. The Lexus LS i...
Lexus IS Saloon 1999 - 2005
Lexus IS was developed as a cheaper entry-level luxury car to tempt European and North American buyers away from BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C Class. It made its debut as a pilot project in 19...

Latest Lexus Reviews

Lexus SC Coupe 2001 - 2009
The Lexus SC 430 is a more of a relaxed cruiser than a sporting drive despite its looks. You first n...
Lexus RX Estate 2003 - 2009
The first generation of the medium size Lexus RX SUV (or as the Japanese call it – SLV – sport l...