Lexus Road Tests

The Lexus CT 200h has been revised, with lower emissions and lower prices. Is it enough to entice Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz rivals?
Fri, 07 Mar 2014
The Lexus CT200h is a compact luxurious full hybrid for upwardly mobile environmentalists who value serenity over performance and handling and who appreciate a huge saving in BIK tax.
Sat, 12 Mar 2011
The Lexus ES is a niche rival to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series and Audi A6. It's only available as a hybrid - does that make it the perfect executive car for 2019?
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
2012 Lexus GS offers choice of 210PS 2.5 V6 petrol for private buyers or 345PS 3.5 V6 petrol hybrid for company executives wanting a luxurious car at low BIK.
Fri, 08 Jun 2012
The GS 300h aims to take the fight to German cars like the BMW 520d, but with a petrol-hybrid engine instead of a diesel.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013
With its big, charismatic and old-school V8, the GSF sounds great - but is the rest of the package as good?
Fri, 05 Aug 2016
I remember the launch of the Lexus IS200 at the 1998 Motor Show. There was a lot to feast your eyes on because the same show also saw UK launches of the Jaguar S Type, the Rover 75 and the E46 BMW 3-Series.
Wed, 02 Jun 2004
Lexus has ditched diesel and switched to hybrid power for the new IS. That means impressive economy and CO2 as low as 99g/km on entry models.
Fri, 24 May 2013
I was supposed to get an IS250SE auto. But due to press-refleeting it turned out to be a brand new manual with just 36 miles on the clock. Both have six speeds, so plenty of ratios to make the most of the engine’s top-end power. But changing them by hand was a chore I could have done without.
Mon, 13 Mar 2006
When I first read the price of the Lexus IS250C, I have to confess my jaw dropped a bit. I was expecting an entry level of £28,000 to £30,000. So £34,550 came as a bit of a shock. .
Thu, 25 Jun 2009
“Waftastic” reads like a word Mike Myers may have invented to describe emissions from the F.B., or perhaps even a new Austin Powers cologne. But it also aptly describes an LS 600h L, the biggest, best and so far only hybrid limousine you can buy.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007
We try the more expensive, more powerful variant of the angular Lexus NX. Is it worth more than £38,000?
Thu, 23 Jul 2015
The hybrid Lexus RX 450h has been given a few minor updates including revised suspension and a new infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Fri, 18 Oct 2019
On the face of it, the Lexus RX300 is a ridiculous vehicle. After all, who needs a fancy, jacked-up, four-wheel-drive, five-seater estate car with limited off-road ability, limited performance and a petrol habit of 22.5 mpg?
Tue, 19 Feb 2002
I don’t feel any guilt making a case for the Lexus RX400h. It’s a quiet and very comfortable conveyance with the performance of a big V8 SUV, yet fuel economy that beats all full-size diesel SUVs.
Sun, 16 Jul 2006
The 2016 Lexus RX450h comes with a smaller 2.0 litre petrol turbo brother and without a plug-in option, but there's a reason for that.
Wed, 02 Dec 2015
Want to buy a small, premium, hybrid crossover? Meet the Lexus UX. It might be unique, but does that mean it's good?
Thu, 21 Feb 2019

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