Lexus has excelled at building safe, fuel-efficient, reliable vehicles. They are actually Toyota's line of luxury vehicles. This can be a sticking point for car buyers who prefer to buy American. All that aside, Lexus automobiles are quality vehicles. Their top five best-selling vehicles are a nice mix of sedans and CUV's or SUV's. These are reliable vehicles at a reasonable price for their class and get good mileage. If you are shopping for a new car, you should have at least one of these on your short list.
Where does the Lexus IS land on the top five list?
The Lexus IS comes in at number five on the top five list with a total number of vehicles sold through November 2017 at 23,705. The IS is a five-passenger sedan that is available in six trim levels. They are the Lexus IS 300, Lexus IS F Sport, Lexus IS 300 AWD, Lexus IS 300 F Sport AWD, Lexus IS 350, and Lexus IS 350 F Sport.
The IS is reasonably priced for a fine luxury sedan. The base MSRP for a 2018 IS 300 is $38,210. The Lexus IS 350 F Sport has a starting price of $45,025.
The IS is well-equipped with a 241-hp Turbo In-Line 4 engine that produces 258 lb-ft of torque at 1,650 to 4,400 RPM. It gets 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.
The IS comes with many hi-tech features for safety and comfort like the Lexus Safety System+, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and dual-zone climate control. The IS also comes equipped with a Lexus Premium Audio System and infotainment system with Siri Eyes Free, HD Radio with iTunes Tagging and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. A Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio System, a Navigation System with a 10.3" display screen, Lexus Enform Destination Assist, Lexus Enform App Suite and enhanced Bluetooth technology are available.
Is the Lexus GX one of their top sellers?
The Lexus GX comes in just ahead of the IS with a total number of 23,865 vehicles sold so far this year. The GX is a rugged, off-road capable, mid-sized SUV with three rows of seating and room for seven. It is available in three trim levels - the GX 460, GX 460 Premium and GX 460 Luxury.
The 2018 GX is competitively priced with a base MSRP of $51,855 for the lowest trim level. The GX 460 Premium has a starting price of $56,300. The top trim, the 460 Luxury, has a base MSRP of $63,230.
All three GX trim levels come with a 4.6-L 301-hp V8 engine that produces 329 lb-ft of torque and can tow up to 6,500 pounds. It gets 15 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. There are 64.7 cubic feet of cargo volume in the back with the second and third row of seats folded flat.
The GX comes with hi-tech features for safety and comfort like heated and ventilated front seats, three-zone climate control and dual-zone climate control with a smog sensor. An infotainment system with SiriusXM Satellite Radio, a Navigation System with a 10.3" display screen, a Lexus Premium Audio System, Lexus Enform Destination Assist, Lexus Enform App Suite, Bluetooth connectivity and HD Radio with iTunes Tagging are either standard or available, depending on which trim you get. A Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio System is available on the 460 Luxury trim.
Where is the Lexus ES on the top five list?
The Lexus ES comes in third on the list of top five Lexus models. The ES is another luxury sedan that is one size larger than the IS. So far this year, they have sold 46,351 ES models. It is available in only one trim, although you can get an ES hybrid called the ES 300h. MSRP for the 2018 gas-powered ES is $38,900. The hybrid starts out at $41,820.
The ES comes with a 3.5-L 268-hp V6 engine that produces 248 lb-ft of torque. It gets 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The ES hybrid gets 40 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway.
The ES comes with about the same hi-tech features as the IS. The Lexus Safety System+, heated and ventilated front seats and dual-zone climate control are standard. The ES has the same standard and optional infotainment equipment as the ES.
Is the Lexus NX a popular CUV?
The 2017 NX compact SUV is extremely popular. Lexus has sold 51,931 of them as of the end of November. It is available in two trim levels ??? the NX 300 and NX 300 F Sport. There is also an NX hybrid called the NX 300h.
The NX is reasonably priced, with the base trim level starting out at $35,985. The NX 300 F Sport has a base MSRP of $38,375, and the NX 300h starts out at $38,335.
All gas-powered NX models come equipped with a 235-hp Turbo In-Line 4 engine. It gets 22 mpg in the city and 27-28 mpg on the highway. There are 54.6 cubic feet of cargo volume in the NX if you fold down the second row of seats.
Dual-zone climate control comes standard on the NX. Heated and ventilated front seats, a leather-trimmed and heated steering wheel and leather-trimmed shift knob, a moonroof and a Power Rear Door with a Kick Sensor are available. The NX comes well-equipped with hi-tech infotainment equipment. HD Radio with iTunes Tagging, Siri Eyes Free, Enform Service Connect, Enform Wi-Fi, Enform App Suite 2.0, Bluetooth technology, a high-resolution color LCD Multimedia Display and Advanced Voice Command with Enhanced Bluetooth technology are all standard in the NX. A Lexus 10-speaker Premium Sound System is available.
Is the RX the top-selling Lexus model?
Yes, it is. Lexus sold 94,356 2017 RX's by the end of November 2017. This mid-sized CUV has room for five people in two rows of seats. There are two trim levels for the 2018 RX and a hybrid model which also has two available trims. The gas-powered trims are the RX 350 and RX 350 F Sport. The 450h and 450h F Sport are the hybrid models.
2018 prices for the RX have not been announced yet; however, they are expected to be about the same as the 2017 models. MSRP for an FWD RX 350 is $43,220, and the AWD model is $44,620. The FWD RX 350 F Sport starts at $49,120, and the AWD model is $50,520. The 450h is only available in AWD. MSRP for the base trim is $53,035. The RX 450h F Sport starts out at $56,495.
Gas-powered RX 350 models come equipped with a 3.5-L 295-hp V6 engine that gets 19-20 mpg in the city and 26-27 mpg on the highway. The RX 450h has the same gas-powered engine coupled with two electric motors. The 450h gets 31 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The gas-powered RX has 18.4 or 56.3 cubic feet of cargo space, depending on whether you have the back seat folded down. The hybrid RX has just slightly less cargo volume, due to the extra room taken up by the electric motors.
There are lots of nice standard infotainment features in the RX. Lexus Display Audio with an 8" color display, a nine-speaker audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, HD Radio, two USB ports, an auxiliary minijack and Scout GPS Link with turn-by-turn directions are all standard. A navigation system and the Mark Levinson Premium Audio Package are two of the additional options available in the RX.