Luxury car manufacturer under the huge umbrella of Toyota. Lexus's are some of the best quality cars ever built, the engine will last you forever, as it was rated to be the most reliable auto maker.

The name "Lexus" is derived from Toyota's LE(luxury edition cars), US(United States), and X which is taken from the word luxury, with the overall meaning to say "Luxury Edition for the United States." Put the acronyms together and you get "Lexus."

It is true that Lexus vehicles are really Toyotas in Japan, but that doesn't mean they are cheap. In Germany and most of Europe, Mercedes's are cheap as well, just like some of the Toyotas and Lexus's in America you guys have been referring as "cheap."
You drive a Lexus? Damn you're rich!
by lexxxxxxxus August 24, 2006
A reverse engineered Mercedes-Benz ( by Toyota's own admission). Consistently emulate German styling cues, German safety, powertrain and convenience technology. ESP, ABS, airbags, direct injection, adaptive Xenon (xenon itself), air suspension, chassis control - all products of Germany, all emulated years later in Lexus products. Driving dynamics are relatively poor by European standards. The Lexus brand also has little to no equity compared to established Germans which have been making history for generations.

Lexus's are a smashing hit in the US, but not in Europe where they are perceived as gimmicky cars with no status, no innovation, no real chassis/driving engineering. Sales have suffered as a result

At the end of the day, you pay for the great reliability in the complete absence of any driving pleasure, innovations, style, or tier one brand status. Lexus has no premium super car (audi a8), and no motor sport involvement, no performance spec across the lineup (mb amg, bmw M, audi rs).
guy 1: Lexus like Toyotallly does everything so unique
guy 2: there would be no lexus without mercedes-benz you fool. Grow a pair, deal with the extra cost, and buy the real thing you cheap ass.
by Engat March 30, 2009
The best luxury car make anyone can buy. Lexus gives Bmw and Mercedes-Benz a run for their money. Possibly the best value for your money.
1. Id buy a Lexus over a Bmw any day!

2. My Lexus SC 430 Kicks Ass!!
by Bobby Ruoc June 06, 2005
An expensive name for a toyota
I just bought a lexus, but it runs just like my old toyota
by fuckin bitch March 30, 2007
Lexus is a luxury automobile maker. They make high quality cars equal to that of a BMW or Mercedes-Benz. Have many models ranging from 31,000 to 66,000$, meaning you have to have money to drive one.
My Lexus SC430 could beat the shit out of that BMW!!!
by Bobby Ruoc June 15, 2005
lexus is a well made car. why. because toyota is a well made car. but lets get one thing straight. the only reason way lexus can sell cars is through there intensive and annoying advertising and their "claims" to so many innovations. how often do you ever see an S class advertisement on tv let alone advertising all of its gadgets. the S-class advertises itself. period. i will admit that the LS is a more reliable car. doesnt mean its better. the S-class is a rich mans car that keeps the car for 4 years at most. say all the bad things you want about the S..the bottom line is that the S-class is the best selling premium sedan ever made even though its the highest priced among the rest. the facts speak for itself. it is an engineering masterpeice and innovation leader. any car magazine journalist would agree.
every design aspect that Lexus has created was a result of mercedes benz. there is one thing that Lexus will never be able to engineer. Prestige, History, Class. When is the last time you saw the ambassador or prince of a country in a Lexus. it will never happen. Even the richest in Japan drive Benzs.
the only major thing that Lexus has invented is the LS that virtually parks itself. Big deal. the S-class virtually drives itself. it will accelerate and come to a complete stop by itself. imagine driving in traffic and all you have to do is steer. beat that. Why does no one know about this, because Mercedes doesnt have to make cheesy commercials to show off their technology. why do Lexus commercials have to poke fun at English and the German Engineers? why dont they have Japanese Engineers in their commercials. ashamed? imagine if Mercedes stooped to their cheesy level and made stupid commercials making fun of Japanese engineers. "ooo. i rike to copy mercedes and bmw. it rooks so nice. i ruv to copy german ruxury"
i'd like to see Lexus even attempt to sell a $500k car. SLR wannabe. Shit i'd like to see them sell a $190k SL65 wannable. no one would buy it. why? who the hell is gonna spend that much money on a japanese car that has no history, no prestige.
how ironic. the name Lexus not only has no history or meaning, but the japanese cant even pronounce it. Rexus? i dont own a mercedes. i love japanese cars. i'll be happy with toyota, honda and a chevy truck for the rest of my life. but i AM a car enthusiast. Love Infiniti. Hate Lexus. Lexus wouldnt be where they are if it werent for Mercedes. now they're trying to take on BMW.. are u kidding me? that will be the day. the new LS says 7 series all over it. Lexoyota. What a joke. Celebrities, Athletes, Prime Ministers, and the richest of the rich. Mercedes will always lead the way. And when the Covertable S-class comes in 08,..its all over.
how ironic. the name Lexus not only has no history or meaning, but the japanese cant even pronounce it. Rexus? i dont own a mercedes. i love japanese cars. i'll be happy with toyota, honda and a chevy truck for the rest of my life. but i AM a car enthusiast. Love Infiniti. Hate Lexus. Lexus wouldnt be where they are if it werent for Mercedes. now they're trying to take on BMW.. are u kidding me? that will be the day. the new LS says 7 series all over it. Lexoyota. What a joke. Celebrities, Athletes, Prime Ministers, and the richest of the rich. Mercedes will always lead the way. And when the Covertable S-class comes in 08,..its all over.
by jehrico November 01, 2006
lexus is a japanese luxury brand that spawns from toyota. their main market base is the US, and they are having trouble selling in europe and asia. mercedes-benz, bmw and audi lead worldwide.

most of the people who are saying that lexus is better than mercedes (LS460 vs. S550) are people who can't actually afford a mercedes and are therefore jealous. the s-class is the pinnacle of performance, luxury and style, and the lexus LS460 can't touch it. btw, for the person who said that the LS600hL has two thousand pre-orders: many of those pre-orders had no idea of the car's performance, and have canceled their orders because they are disappointed with the not-so-great mileage.
Mid-level exec: My Lexus LS460L can park itself.

CEO: My Mercedes-Benz S550 is better, sorry.
by eli f June 18, 2007

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