New for 2019:Lexus

Christian Wardlaw | Jan 28, 2019

Lexus redesigns its popular ES sedan for 2019, and debuts the new UX crossover SUV, which effectively replaces the old CT as the least expensive model in the lineup. Enform Remote brings smartwatch and Amazon Alexa skills to the lineup, and Lexus makes Apple CarPlay standard in most models. The RC Coupe also gets a minor refresh designed to extend its life.

2019 Lexus ES
2019 Lexus ES 350 F Sport

Detailed changes for each Lexus car and SUV are shown on the pages that follow, the vehicles listed in alphabetical order.

2019 Lexus ES

  • Redesigned for 2019, sharing platform and powertrains with Toyota Avalon
  • Lexus ES is a large car but it priced close to entry-level Lexus IS, making it a value
  • Offered in ES 350 and ES 300h model series, the latter a fuel-efficient hybrid
  • 302-hp V6 in ES 350, matched to new 8-speed automatic
  • New hybrid powertrain produces 215 hp with EPA rating of 44 mpg in combined driving
  • Engineers tuned the new ES for improved ride and handling traits
  • Available for the first time in F Sport trim
  • Improved Remote Touch Interface infotainment controls, standard Apple CarPlay
  • Standard Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 (LSS+ 2.0) suite of driver assistance and collision avoidance technologies with new Lane Tracing Assist and Road Sign Assist features

2019 Lexus GS

  • New Enform Remote technology is smartwatch- and Amazon Alexa-compatible

2019 Lexus GX

  • Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is now a no-charge option
  • Free 10-year subscription to Enform Service Connect and Safety Connect services
  • New Enform Remote is smartwatch- and Amazon Alexa-compatible
  • NuLuxe leatherette used in Premium Package for Black or Sepia interior colors

2019 Lexus IS

  • Revised software improves throttle response, turbocharger response, and transmission shifts in IS 300 with rear-wheel drive
  • Triple-beam headlights are a new option
  • Smartwatch- and Amazon Alexa-compatible Lexus Enform is a new option
  • New paint color: Liquid Platinum

2019 Lexus LC

  • In its second year, the LC coupe gets a reprogrammed transmission, revised steering, and more range of adjustment for its adaptive suspension
  • Apple CarPlay is standard, along with Lexus Enform Wi-Fi and Enform Remote, including smartwatch- and Amazon Alexa-compatibility
  • Dynamic navigation with dynamic voice control is now standard equipment

2019 Lexus LS

  • Standard equipment includes LSS+ 2.0, Lexus Enform with smartwatch and Amazon Alexa skill compatibility, and Apple CarPlay
  • LSS+ 2.0 gains Lane Change Assist function
  • Luxury trim with the Mark Levinson stereo can be fitted with White leather
  • Executive trim now offers 20-inch wheels in a Vapor Chrome finish
  • New paint color: Satin Cashmere

2019 Lexus LX

  • New LX Inspiration Series is loaded with equipment, limited to a run of 500 vehicles
  • Lexus Enform Remote adds standard smartwatch- and Amazon Alexa-compatibility
  • Digital clock added to driver information display
  • Lexus logo shines on ground from side mirror puddle lamps
  • Versions with 5-passenger seating now available with Luxury Package, 21-inch wheels, heated wood-and-leather steering wheel

2019 Lexus NX

  • Refreshed for 2018, the NX see no reported changes for 2019

2019 Lexus RC

  • Luxury coupe gets a refresh for 2019 (RC F remains the same)
  • Minor styling updates front and rear, and new wheel designs
  • Handful of functional improvements to the interior
  • Standard Apple CarPlay, Lexus Enform Remote with smartwatch and Amazon Alexa compatibility
  • RC 300 rear-wheel-drive models get retuned powertrain for greater responsiveness
  • Revised steering and suspension calibration for better ride and handling
  • Updated Premium Package includes memory for driver’s settings, rain-sensing wipers, heated and ventilated front seats, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert
  • New interior accents and trim
  • New paint color: Blue Vortex

2019 Lexus RX

  • Lexus Enform Remote adds smartwatch compatibility and Amazon Alexa skill
  • Intuitive Parking Assist feature is available only in an option package
  • Noble Brown interior color requires a 2-tone dashboard treatment

2019 Lexus UX

  • New entry-level crossover SUV
  • Least expensive Lexus model, with prices starting at about $33,000
  • UX 200 has a 169-hp 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive
  • UX 250h has a 181-hp hybrid powertrain and low-speed all-wheel drive
  • Both have a continuously variable transmission with 10 programmed ratios
  • Standard, Luxury, and F Sport trim levels
  • Every UX is equipped with LSS+ 2.0 and a 10-year subscription to Enform Safety Connect services
  • Every UX is equipped with Apple CarPlay, Enform Wi-Fi, and Enform Remote with smartwatch and Amazon Alexa compatibility
  • Cargo capacity is 21.7 cu.-ft. for UX 200, and 17.1 cu.-ft. for UX 250h


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