2016 Lexus IS 200t review: Kicking up a 33-mpg storm

As tested: $45,195 2.0L 4-cyl, 241hp 8-speed auto, 22-33mpg Base model: $37,325 An all-new, “Ultra White” 2016 Lexus IS 200t rolled into my driveway, and it put a smile on my face. The Monroney (window sticker) I’d received in advance said this eight-speed four-cylinder would pump out 241 horsepower but still offer up to 33 […]

2015 Lexus ES 350 and IKEA / The new rule on ninth-anniversary gifting

[Click here to read the review “2015 Lexus ES 350: You don’t need a quicker car”.] Nine years. My wife Joni and I have, as of July 2, been married nine years, and that’s just in this country. Our unofficial wedding ceremony, or “blessing ceremony” as we called it, took place in England two weeks […]

2015 Lexus ES 350: You don’t need a quicker car

[Click here to read the feature story “2015 Lexus ES 350 and IKEA / The new rule on ninth-anniversary gifting.] When it came time to choose a vehicle for another review, I asked my Toyota media relations friends to pick something that would be appropriate for a ninth-anniversary trip to Midtown Atlanta and to be […]

GX 460 review: Puts the beach in reach with energy to spare

  By Danny Harrison danny@fayette-news.com The 2015 Lexus GX 460 our family recently reviewed was delivered just in time for us to put it to a few days’ worth of ’round town testing before subjecting it to perhaps the ultimate test of any SUV: Family vacation at the beach. The verdict? While the beautiful and […]