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Sales Decline: -15.3% (Details Below)

Lexus vehicles stand out for their reliability, value, tasteful cabin design, and serene ride quality. There’s no shortage of quality competition in the luxury segment, however, and Toyota’s upscale division has lost some ground so far in 2017. While rival brands like Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Jaguar, and Porsche have registered sales growth this year, sales of Lexus vehicles have fallen 15.3 percent.

A prime culprit for that sales decline is the Lexus GS, a luxury midsize car that has suffered from a 54 percent drop in sales thus far in 2017. Weak demand isn’t a result of poor quality, however, as the GS offers an attractive and roomy cabin, plenty of trunk space, and zippy engine options.

SUV buyers should take a look at the midsize Lexus RX, which has endured a 9.5 percent drop in sales so far this year. The RX is one of the most affordable luxury midsize SUVs, and it offers a long list of standard and available features, a premium and spacious cabin, and a smooth ride. For its combination of quality and value, we named the RX the 2017 Best Luxury 2-Row SUV for the Money.

Weakening demand means now is a great time to head to the Lexus dealership and negotiate a low price on a new luxury vehicle. Use the U.S. News & World Report Best Price Program to find the dealer in your area with the lowest prices. Also check out this month’s Lexus deals for all the best finance and lease offers.

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