Lexus vs. Toyota: Worth the Upgrade?

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Which Brand Performs Better in U.S. News Scoring?

Toyota is one of the strongest brands on the U.S. new car market. They produce the most popular car sold in America for the last 15 years, the Camry, and this fall the fully redesigned 2018 Toyota Camry arrives at dealerships.

The first officially imported Toyotas arrived on U.S. shores in 1958. Since its humble first year when it only sold 288 cars in the United States, Toyota has evolved into a full-line car company with products ranging from subcompacts, such as the Prius c, to the Tundra full-size pickup.

Toyota created the Lexus brand in 1989, launching the original LS as an upstart challenger to the best that Mercedes-Benz and Cadillac had to offer. Despite critics’ skepticism about their ability to succeed, Lexus became the quality and reliability benchmark for the entire luxury car industry.

Is stepping up to the Lexus brand worth the extra money compared to buying a Toyota? We’ll help you answer that question on the following slides.

Keep in mind that U.S. News scores are updated constantly as new expert reviews and data become available. The scores used for this head to head were accurate at the time it was published.