Lexus thinks family-forward for 2021.
As Toyota’s luxury division, Lexus, has always made a statement with its top-of-the-line amenities, but for its 2021 product line, the company is really bringing a family-forward attitude to the table. Think more rows, more accessibility, and a much more comfortable ride.
Some of these changes are more significant than others depending on the model in question, so we’ll break it down for you step-by-step to let you know what to expect from the new Lexus LX, GX and ES and why it might be important for you.
Get Inspired With the Lexus LX’s Limited Edition Interior
If you’re looking for the poshest model in the 2021 Lexus line, look no further than LX, a full-size luxury SUV that starts at over $86,000 and includes all the bells and whistles a driver could ask for. While this model hasn’t been seriously revamped for the upcoming model year, there are two updated packages to be aware of.
The first is a limited-edition Inspiration Series LX, of which only about 500 units will make it into production. It includes a third row option for those with a growing family, and its interior includes black and red leather accents alongside black floor mats. It also includes blacked-out windows for privacy.
There have only been a few changes to the Lexus LX Sport Package. This version only offers three rows, and it has been updated with optional green exterior and caramel interior shades. Its exterior bodywork has also been slightly updated with chrome accents.
The Lexus GX Highlights Classic Construction With A Tech Upgrade
The 2021 Lexus GX looks like your classic, luxury SUV, but don’t be deceived into thinking it has retained an archaic feel. Instead, this model includes Amazon Alexa compatibility, which operates in much the same way a regular Alexa works. You can ask it to add items to your grocery list or to change the song while driving—but it also enables you to lock your doors, check the fuel level, or start the engine from your phone.
The only other change for the new Lexus is its Premium Plus package, which includes a third row of seating and an impressive stereo system. The base model starts at just over $54,000, which isn’t bad for a luxury SUV that can be used for a little bit of everything, whether you’re taking the kids to school or heading out to the woods for a little off-road excursion.
AWD Without The Compromise In The Lexus ES
The biggest change to the ES is the addition of all-wheel drive, which essentially uses one powertrain to power all four wheels without needing any input from the driver. Basically, it enables the car to determine what kind of traction it needs to drive over variable surfaces and then provide the wheels with that traction. If you live somewhere prone to nasty weather or lots of slick surfaces, you might want to consider the AWD 2021 Lexus ES.
AWD systems can get a little complex, but Lexus’ system aims to be straightforward for its drivers. And the company has assured us that this new powertrain won’t take up any extra space. If you need that backseat legroom, it’s still going to be there. It’s not a bad deal for a car that starts at just over $40,000.
If you want something with a little more pep than the standard ES, Lexus will also offer an F Sport version that comes with a stiffer body designed for higher speeds and something that Lexus calls Adaptive Variable Suspension, which monitors your speed and road conditions to provide the ideal car response.
You can also pick up the Black Line Special Edition ES, which is based on the F Sport model but includes smart black trim and driver-assist technologies like blind spot monitoring.