Is Lexus a Luxury Car?

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Yes, Lexus is in fact a luxury car brand owned and manufactured by the Toyota Motor Corporation. Lexus started in 1989 as a new luxury brand under the Toyota Motor Corporation umbrella, geared toward international markets. Learn more about what makes Lexus a luxury brand at Lexus of Chattanooga near Manchester!


What is Considered a Luxury Car?

When it comes to automotive brands, luxury vs. mainstream are often official designations–under the Toyota Motor Corporation, Lexus is a luxury brand and Toyota is a mainstream brand. However, mainstream brands can also produce luxury cars without a luxury brand label. So regardless of brand, what defines a luxury vehicle? When a car offers high-end quality and surpasses the norm in several categories (like the ones below), it’s usually considered a luxury car:

  • Exterior design
  • Interior materials and design
  • Comfort features
  • Performance specs and capabilities
  • Advanced safety and technology
  • Premium audio system

If a vehicle only excels in one or two categories, it might not be considered a luxury car. For example, Jeep models are known for off-road capabilities, but they aren’t considered luxury cars unless you get a higher trim level of a pricier model.

Lexus Luxury FAQs

Is Lexus the Best Luxury Car?

  • While all brands have their strengths, Lexus has proven itself a cut above the rest. In both 2019 and 2018 Lexus won the most model awards in the J.D. Power Resale Value Awards category. They also scooped a J.D. Power Quality Award and three J.D. Power Dependability Awards in 2019.

Is Lexus an Expensive Car? How Much Does a Lexus Cost?

  • Lexus is one of the more affordable luxury brands. Their 2020 lineup ranges from $32,300 MSRP (Lexus UX compact crossover) to $97,510 MSRP (Lexus LC Hybrid performance coupe).

What Luxury Features Does a Lexus Offer?

  • Technologies like the Lexus Enform suite with Safety Connect, Service Connect, Destination Assist, Dynamic Navigation, and more.
  • Driver-Assist and safety tech like the Lexus Safety System with intuitive high-beams, lane assist, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, and intuitive parking.
  • Amenities like multi-zone climate control, self-gripping cupholders, perforated leather upholstery, real wood trim, and heated and cooled seats with memory settings.
  • Performance features like Sport Direct-Shift Transmission, intelligent all-wheel drive, Torque Vectoring Differential, high-performance brakes, and hybrid models.

Lexus ownership also comes with perks like high-end restaurant deals, additional luxury amenities at partner hotels, and exclusive entertainment offers.

Find Your Lexus at Lexus of Chattanooga

You can save on a Lexus luxury sedan or Lexus SUV for sale in Chattanooga with the rotating new vehicle specials at our dealership. Ready to take home a Lexus luxury vehicle to Lookout Mountain or Ooltewah? Avoid the headache of fighting through city traffic to Lexus of Nashville–take a scenic drive down south to Lexus of Chattanooga for a less stressful shopping experience. Be sure to contact us if you need directions to our Chattanooga Tennessee dealership!

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