Toyota's upscale brand Lexus has been responsible for setting many benchmarks in the industry. By many measures, Lexus vehicles are supremely reliable and defect-free compared to their competition. A recent focus on sport sedans proves that Lexus intends to move beyond its reputation for reliability.

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For many, the way a car performs is a key criterion for which car to purchase. Our Velocity Index helps determine which vehicles are the best all-around performers taking in to consideration a balance of factors such as acceleration and handling. A higher number is better.

Model Velocity Index
Lexus GS 66-78
Lexus RC 67-77
Lexus IS 66-76
Lexus LC 68-76
Lexus LS 62-65
Lexus ES 51-60
Lexus CT 49
Lexus LX 48
Lexus NX 35-48
Lexus RX 45-47
Lexus GX 41-43

Note: Bar graphs denote the composite performance for the model. "*" indicates models with incomplete data.

For more information, view our new car performance guide.