FAQ: Apple CarPlay

New features often bring up new questions.  With the release of Apple CarPlay in the new Lexus ES and the upcoming release of Apple CarPlay in the 2019 UX, LC, LS and NX (October Production), Lexus has released some helpful tips and answers to many frequently asked questions regarding the new feature.  Find some answers from these informative FAQ on Apple CarPlay.

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General CarPlay Questions

  • What is Apple CarPlay?
    • CarPlay is an Apple feature that enables your vehicle’s multimedia system to display and act as a controller for an iPhone.  CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your vehicle’s built-in display.  You can get directions, make calls, send messages, listen to music and more.
  • Which iPhones have Apple CarPlay?
    • Apple CarPlay is available on all iPhone 5 and later with at least iOS 7.1.  You can visit Apple.com here for the latest list of compatible iPhones.
  • How do I use Apple CarPlay?
    • To start using Apple CarPlay, connect your iPhone to your vehicle using a USB cable and select “Enable Once” or “Always Enable” when prompted.  You can change this setting later by going to MENU then SETUP then GENERAL, and changing the Apple CarPlay option to ON or OFF.
  • How do I use voice recognition with Apple CarPlay in my Lexus?
    • Your Lexus will use Siri for Apple CarPlay voice commands.  When CarPlay is active, you can:
      • Press and hold the voice command button on the steering wheel and Siri will activate
      • Another way is to say, “Hey Siri” to wake up Siri and give her your voice command.
    • It is important to note that you will need to confirm that Siri Dictation and CarPlay are not disabled on your iPhone.  You can check this by going to SETTINGS then GENERAL then RESTRICTIONS then SIRI DICTATION (ON) & CarPlay (ON).  Also, check your Siri & Search settings at SETTINGS then SIRI & SEARCH then LISTEN FOR “HEY SIRI” (ON) & Allow Siri when locked (ON).
  • Will the built-in Voice Commands work while Apple CarPlay is active?
    • Yes, while your iPhone is plugged in with a USB cable and CarPlay is active, a short press of the Talk Button on the steering wheel will activate your vehicle’s built-in Voice Command capabilities, where you can change radio stations (AM, FM, SXM), set climate controls and control many other vehicle functions.
  • What apps are available on Apple CarPlay?
    • You can visit the same Apple.com page here for the list of the apps available for Apple CarPlay.  You can also search for “CarPlay” using the App Store on your iPhone for a list of compatible apps.
  • Does Apple CarPlay use my cell phone data?
    • Yes.  Apple CarPlay is powered by your iPhone and will use your phone’s data plan.
  • Do I need to download each app that I want to use with Apple CarPlay?
    • Yes, each app must be downloaded from the App Store on your iPhone for it to show up on your multimedia screen with Apple CarPlay.
  • How do I rearrange my apps for Apple CarPlay?
    • You can do this on your iPhone by going to SETTINGS then GENERAL then CarPlay then choosing the applicable Lexus Vehicle.  Rearrange the apps by dragging and dropping them across the screen.
  • How do I enable and disable specific apps for Apple CarPlay?
    • First go to SETTINGS then GENERAL then CarPlay on your iPhone.  Next, choose the applicable vehicle.  To disable an app, click the (-) icon in the upper left corner of the app icon.  To re-enable the app, click the (+) icon.
  • What is the difference between the “Now Playing” and “Music” apps that come pre-loaded with Apple CarPlay?
    • “Now Playing” is a shortcut to the app active and playing via CarPlay.  “Music” plays songs and playlists from your iTunes music library.
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Apple CarPlay coming on 2019 LC

 

 

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What to Say and When

The 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h has arrived and with it, loads of new technology.  With so much to cover, we wanted to start with a list of useful voice commands that will help you overcome the learning curve when operating your new Lexus.

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Voice Commands To Use When You’re Not Quite Sure What To Say

Not quite sure where to start?  Well, anytime you’re on the Top Menu or before you dive into the different menus and submenus available on your Lexus multimedia system, push the Voice Command button on your steering wheel and try out any of the following:

  • “Show command examples for <menu>” – This will display the command list of the selected menu. (For example, say you’re wanting a list of commands when you’re in the Info menu.  Just say, “show command examples for info.”)
  • “More Commands” – Displays more commonly used commands.
  • “Voice Settings” – Displays Voice Setting screen
  • “Train my voice” – Displays Train Voice Recognition screen (vehicle must be parked).

Voice Commands To Use for Navigation

  • “Get directions to <house #, street, city, state>” – Pretty simple way to set a destination and get directions to any specific address.
  • “Find a <POI category/POI name>” – Displays a list of Point of Interest categories (in English or French only, s’il vous plaît) or Point of Interest names (major national brands are always supported and you’ll have access to local brands with your Lexus Enform subscription service).  The POI will be displayed near the current position of your car.
  • “Find a <POI> near my destination” – Displays a list of <POI> near the destination.  Very helpful if you’re trying to plan ahead.
  • “Find a <POI category> in a city” – Displays a list of <POI> in a specified city and state.  For anyone practicing their French, the supported area is only Quebec Province in Canada for this type of navigation search.
  • “Go Home” – one of our favorites.  This simple command will show you the road home.
  • “Go to Favorite <1-10>” – this is great for anyone that preset their favorite destinations or any address they can’t remember but frequent often. You can preset up to 10 places and simply saying this command will take you to the corresponding favorite number as the destination in your navigation.
  • “Show Recent Destinations” – Display recent destinations entered into the navigation system.
  • “Cancel Route” – Cancels the route guidance.
  • “Delete destinations” – Displays a list of destination to delete when multiple destinations have been entered.
  • “Show <POI category> icons” – Displays the specified point of interest category icons on the map.  This is perfect to use when you’re looking for nearby gas stations but do not necessarily need directions to any particular one at the time.
  • “Destination Assist” – Definitely the most direct approach – this command will connect the system to the Lexus response center so they can assist in entering a destination into your navigation for you.
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Voice Commands you can use with the 12.3-inch navigation system in 2019 ES

Voice Commands to Use For Your Phone

It is important to note that if you have your iPhone connected to the new ES Apple CarPlay, these voice commands will be unavailable.

  • “Call <contact>” – Places a call to the specified contact from the phone book (from your BT connected cell phone).
  • “Call <contact> <phonetype>” – If you have multiple numbers for someone, this command will help you call the correct number.
  • “Dial <phone number>” – Pretty simple.  Dials that number for you.
  • “Redial” – Places a call to the phone number of the latest outgoing call.
  • “Call Back” – Places a call to the phone number of the latest incoming call.
  • “Show Recent Calls” – Displays the call history screen
  • “Send a message to <contacts>” – Sents a text message to the specified contact from the phone book.  Hint, Siri Eyes Free can also do this for you.

Voice Commands to Use While On a Phone Call

  • “Send <digits>” – Sends DTMF tones as specified
  • “Mute” – Mutes the microphone (the other side of the call cannot hear any in-car conversations)
  • “Unmute” – Unmutes the microphone.

Voice Commands to Use When You See* or Get an Incoming Message

*For full-screen message notifications, you need to turn this on within the phone settings.

  • “Read Message” – Reads the incoming message over the vehicle’s speakers.
  • “Ignore” – Ignores the incoming message notification.
  • “Reply” – Initiates sending a reply to the incoming message.
  • “Call” – Places a call to the phone number of incoming message – definitely the way to go if you’re driving and don’t want to send an odd auto-correct “ducking” text message.
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No excuse.  Don’t text and drive. 

Voice Commands to Use When You Want Some Music

  • “Tune to <frequency> FM” – Changes the radio to the specified FM radio station.
  • “Tune to preset <1-36>” – Changes the radio to the specified preset radio station.
  • “Tune to a <genre> satellite station” – First, you need an active Sirius XM subscription, unless you’re doing this during the 3-month trial.
  • “Tune to channel <number> on XM” – Active XM subscription needed, but you already knew that.

Voice Commands to Use When You Want Something from Your USB Connected Device (iPod)

  • “Play Playlist <name>” – Turn up the volume and jam out to the tracks on the selected playlist.
  • “Play Artist <name>” – Plays tracks from the selected artist.
  • “Play Song <name>” – When you want something really specific.
  • “Play Audiobook <name>” – Plays tracks from the selected audiobook.
  • “Audio On” – Turns the audio system on.  Hint, you can use this same command to turn the audio off – “Audio OFF”.
  • “Change the audio source to <source name>” – Sets the audio source to the specified mode.  Use this when you’re done listening to your Summer Playlist and need the morning news, for example.
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Turn the music up Voice Commands for Audio

Voice Commands to Use When You Need Some Info

  • “Get the Forecast” – Displays weather information
  • “Get the Forecast for <city>” – Check the weather for any specified city (in the U.S.).
  • “Show Traffic” – Displays traffic information.
  • “Show Predictive Traffic” – Displays the predictive traffic map.
  • “Get traffic along my route” – Displays traffic information along your current route.
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Voice Commands for Traffic and Weather

Voice Commands to Use for Climate Control

  • “Turn the AC on/Turn the AC off” – Turns your AC on or off, obviously.
  • “Set temperature to <#> degrees” – Changes the set temp of the AC system.
  • “Concierge Mode On” – Turns Concierge mode on – this is a must and the only climate command you really need.
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Voice Command: “Concierge Mode On”.  Take the guesswork out of climate control.

Again, it is important to remember that when your iPhone is connected to Apple CarPlay, most of these commands will not work or will be slightly different.  When Apple CarPlay is connected you can use Siri Eyes Free and/or the CarPlay system to operate Apple Maps, Music, etc. via your iPhone that is displayed on the multimedia screen – just think Apple or Siri-ish commands.

But wait, there’s more…

You can also conveniently play music, get news updates, go shopping and more using the integrated Lexus+ Alexa system in the 2019 ES.  More on this awesome new feature later.

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Take it on the go.  Voice Commands, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa and more in the 2019 ES

 

What’s New for 2019 LS & LC

It seems like only yesterday when the head-turning LC and the new, reimagined LS first arrived at North Park Lexus Dominion but with the recent unveiling of the 2019 LC Inspiration Series at Pebble Beach, we were reminded that both flagships will soon enter production for an entirely new model year.  Find out what’s new and different for 2019 LS and LC – arriving this Fall at Lexus Dominion.

The new Lexus LS 500 available now at Lexus Dominion

What’s New: 2019 Lexus LS 500 & LS 500h

  • Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 including new features like Pre-Collision System with low-light preceding pedestrian and daytime preceding bicyclist detection, Lane Tracing Assist, and Road Sign Assist.
  • Lexus Safety System+ A will include Lane Change Assist.
  • Amazon Alexa integration and Apple CarPlay compatibility
  • New Color:  Satin Cashmere added to the line-up.
  • White Leather, previously exclusive to the Executive Package, will now be available with the Luxury Package.
  • The ever-popular 20″ Vapor Chrome wheels will be available on Executive Package.
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2019 LC Inspiration Series

What’s New: 2019 LC 500 & LC 500h

  • Improved ride comfort and overall driving experience thanks to modified rear engine mounts, improved shift points, and an expanded Adaptive Variable Suspension range.
  • LC 500h will receive an update to the Multistage Hybrid System where shifting and driving characteristics are tuned to further improve driving feel.
  • Amazon Alexa integration and Apple CarPlay compatibility added along with Lexus Enform Wi-Fi, Lexus Enform Dynamic Navigation, and Dynamic Voice Command.
  • NEW Inspiration Series Special Edition in Yellow (as seen at Pebble Beach).

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Can’t wait another day to get your new Lexus LS 500 or LC coupe?  Check out our in-stock inventory here or call our sales team at 210-816-6000 to schedule a personal presentation of either new Lexus at your local home or office.

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Lexus LC 500 & LS 500 at Lexus Dominion.

 

 

How to Use Apple CarPlay

The 2019 Lexus ES 350 will be arriving soon and with it, Lexus drivers will finally have the option to use and enjoy Apple CarPlay.  Since Apple CarPlay is first coming out on the new Lexus ES, we thought we would get more information on using and establishing an Apple CarPlay connection in the 2019 Lexus ES 350 & ES 300h.  Here’s how to use and connect Apple CarPlay in your new Lexus.

  1. Establish an Apple CarPlay Connection
    1. Enable Siri on the device to be connected.
    2. Connect the device to the USB port found in the center console
    3. Select “Always Enable” or “Enable Once”.
    4. If “Do Not Enable” is selected, an Apple CarPlay connection will not be established.  In this case, the device can be operated as a normal Apple device, such as an iPod.
      1. Apple CarPlay will remain off until the “Apple CarPlay” setting in the general settings menu is turned on.
      2. Depending on the device connected, it may take approximately 3 to 6 seconds before an Apple CarPlay Connection is established.
    5. Select the “Apple CarPlay”.
    6. Check that home screen of Apple CarPlay is displayed on the ES multimedia/navigation screen.
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Apple CarPlay home screen displayed on the 2019 Lexus ES

Tips and Things to Remember

It is important to know that when an Apple CarPlay connection is established, the function of some system buttons will change and will be replaced by similar Apple CarPlay functions or may become unavailable.  Also, if the vehicle’s navigation system is being used for directions or route guidance and a route is set using Apple CarPlay Maps app then the route guidance will be performed through Apple CarPlay.  On the other hand, if the Apple CarPlay Maps app is being used for route guidance and a route is entered using the vehicle’s navigation system, route guidance will be performed by the vehicle’s navigation system.

Functions that will be replaced by similar Apple CarPlay functions:

  • iPod (Audio Playback)
  • Hands-free Phone
  • USB audio/USB video
  • Bluetooth audio
  • Bluetooth phone
  • Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0
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Apple CarPlay menu 

Lexus has also released a few Troubleshooting Tips (always so helpful!).  If you experience any difficulty with Apple CarPlay, then you can either swing by Lexus at Dominion to visit with our Vehicle Technology Specialist or you can check the following tips provided by Lexus.

Apple CarPlay Troubleshooting Tips from Lexus


Issue:

An Apple CarPlay connection cannot be established

Solution:

  • Check if the device supports Apple CarPlay and if it is enabled on the connected device.
  • Check if “Apple CarPlay” on the general settings screen is set to on.
  • Check if the Lightning cable being used is certified by Apple Inc. and if it is securely connected to the device and USB port.
  • When the iPhone connected using a USB hub, etc., an Apple CarPlay connection may not be established.  Connect the lightning cable to the USB port directly.
  • After checking all of the above, try connecting again.  Don’t give up!

Issue:

When an Apple CarPlay connection is established and a video is being played, the video is not displayed, but the audio is output through the system.

Solution:

  • No malfunction here!  The system is not designed to play video through Apple CarPlay, sorry.

Issue:

Apple CarPlay is connected but the audio is not output through the system.

Solution:

  • The system may be muted or the volume may be low.  Turn up the volume.

Issue:

The Apple CarPlay screen looks funky and/or audio from Apple CarPlay has noise.

Solution:

  • Check the Lightning cable that is being used for possible damage.  You can check if the cable is damaged internally by connecting the device via the same cable to another system, such as a laptop.  You will know if the cable is ok (not damaged) if you see the connected device begin charging once connected.

Issue:

The map is only displayed in the center of the 12.3-inch display and does not take up the entire screen.

Solution:

  • The 12.3-inch display in the 2019 ES is supported by iOS Ver.10 and later.  Update to the latest iOS version and try again.

Issue:

The touchpad does not vibrate on the Apple CarPlay screen.

Solution:

  • Vibration feedback is supported by iOS Ver.11 and later – update your iPhone software.

For additional information and details, you can refer to https://www.apple.com/ios/carplay/

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The 2019 Lexus ES will be arriving at Lexus Dominion this September 2018

 

 

 

What’s New: 2019 Lexus GX 460

No major change to report for the 2019 Lexus GX 460, however, there are a few minor updates.  One of our most popular Lexus SUVs, the GX 460 is well known for balancing performance and four-wheel drive, off-road capabilities with the Lexus standard for luxury and refinement.

Here’s what’s new for the 2019 GX 460:

  • Third-row headrest changed from leather or semi-aniline leather to NuLuxe on Premium Package and Luxury models.
  • Voice Command microphone location has been changed from the overhead center console to the ceiling above the driver’s seat.
  • Lexus Enform Safety Connect and Service Connect complimentary for the first 10 years of ownership
  • Lexus Enform app includes Amazon Alexa compatibility and includes 1-year complimentary trial

The Lexus GX is available now and without any notable changes to the upcoming 2019 model, this August is the perfect time to get into the Lexus GX.  Visit North Park Lexus at Dominion or call our sales team at 210-816-6000 for additional information on our Golden Opportunity Sales Event incentives, current offers, and GX inventory selection.

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Lexus GX 460 – 7 Passenger, 4WD Luxury SUV

 

 

What’s New: 2019 Lexus LX 570

Anyone in search of a fully capable luxury SUV should look no further than the Lexus LX.  Powerful enough to take on any terrain yet incredibly refined with an unbeatable luxe interior.  The 2019 LX 570, now available in both a two-row and three-row version is bolder and more versatile than ever with several enhancements and updates for the 2019 model year.  Check out what’s new for the 2019 Lexus LX 570 here:

What’s New for 2019 LX:

  • Lexus monogram illumination puddle lamps (Luxury Package)
  • Digital Clock added to the Multi-Information Display (finally!)
  • Push-Button Start switch has been changed from convex to concave style with an illumination production feature. (Slowly blinks when entering the vehicle with rapid blinking when starting the engine.)
  • Lexus Enform Remote now includes smartwatch and Amazon Alexa Skill Integration.
  • NEW Luxury Package Option for two-row LX (Southern Area)
  • Nightfall Special Edition (three-row LX – only 250 total built – production begins in October and runs through February 2019)
    • Darkened Headlamps, fog lamps, and taillamps
    • Black grille and grille surround
    • Black rear lamp, license plate, and black door garnishes
    • Black roof rails, door handles
    • Black 21″ wheels
    • Moonlight White interior with Black headliner and black armrest
    • Contrast stitching

The 2019 Lexus LX will be arriving in October (possibly late September).  We will keep you posted with the 2019 Lexus updates and if you have a question on anything, in particular, let us know in the comments section below or call our sales team at Lexus Dominion at 210-816-6000.

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Special Edition coming for 2019 Lexus LX 570

 

 

 

What’s the Difference: Comparing Packages on 2019 Lexus ES

The 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h will be arriving this September and with our first batch of new ES models allocated to North Park Lexus at Dominion, we were finally able to answer a few questions that we had in regards to the contents of specific packages.  The long list of new, standard features had already been established and we know the Premium Package will include the Lexus Memory System for Driver’s seat, Outside mirrors and Steering Wheel, Power Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel, Rain Sensing Wipers and Heated and Ventilated Seats, but the exact features coming on the revamped Luxury, Ultra Luxury and F-SPORT packages for the 2019 ES had never been confirmed, until now.  Let’s take a look at the features and discover the difference in Packages on the 2019 Lexus ES.

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Interior Trim Options for 2019 Lexus ES

Luxury Package Features on 2019 Lexus ES

The Luxury Package will include the following:

  • 12-Way Driver’s & Front Passenger’s Power Seats (including 4-way Lumbar)
  • Lexus Memory System for Driver’s Seat, Outside Mirrors and Steering Wheel
  • Power Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Heated and Ventilated Seats
  • Wood Trim & Ambient Lighting
  • Driver’s Seat Cushion Extender
  • Perforated Leather Trim Interior

So what will be the main difference between the Premium and Luxury Package ES be (besides the “standard added options” included or attached) for both builds?  This looks like it will be Ambient Lighting, Driver’s Seat Cushion Extender and Perforated Leather Trim interior.

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Ultra Luxury Package Features on 2019 Lexus ES

The Ultra Luxury Package will include the following:

  • 14-Way Semi-Aniline Leather Driver’s & Front Passenger’s Power Seats (including 4-Way Lumbar & Driver’s Seat Cushion Extender)
  • Lexus Memory System for Driver (same as luxury & premium)
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Heated and Ventilated Seats
  • Wood Trim & Ambient Lighting
  • Hands Free Power Open/Close Trunk
  • Power Rear Sunshade with Manual Rear Door Sunshades
  • Performance Dampers (Front and Rear)

Difference between Luxury & Ultra Luxury Package: Hands Free Power Open/Close Trunk, Power Rear Sunshade with Manual Rear Door Sunshades, Performance Dampers, 14-way power seats (vs. the luxury’s 12 way) and Semi-Aniline Leather.

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F-SPORT Package Features on 2019 Lexus ES

The exclusive F-SPORT Package will include the following:

  • 10-Way F-SPORT Bolstered Front Seats that are Heated & Ventilated (including 2-Way Lumbar)
  • Lexus Memory System for Driver’s Seat (same as LL and UL)
  • Rain Sensing Wipers (same as other packages)
  • Drive Mode Select (ECO, Normal, Sport S, Sport S+ & Custom)
  • F-SPORT Suspension Tuning Performance Dampers (front and Rear)
  • 19-inch 5-spoke Alloy Wheels
  • Hadori Aluminum Trim
  • Aluminum Sport Pedals
  • F-SPORT moveable meter
  • F-SPORT exterior styling – rear spoiler, unique front bumper, grill and rear valence
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Exclusive F-SPORT Package on 2019 Lexus ES 350

 

 

2019 Lexus ES Pricing

Lexus recently announced the long-awaited pricing for the all-new Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h which are due to arrive at dealerships this September.  With loads of new features, advanced safety, technology and a head-turning design, the 2019 Lexus ES will only go up in price by $550 from the 2018 ES that is available (and on sale!) now.

2019 Lexus ES 350 Pricing and Package Options

The 2019 Lexus ES 350 will be built in “Model Tiers” – similar to the GX – in that you will be able to choose from the Standard ES model (9000 model code), the Luxury ES model (9002 model code), the Ultra Luxury model (9004 model code) and the F SPORT model (9005 model code).  Within these model tiers, you can choose from a few different package option builds and it looks like they will all come in priced slightly lower than what we originally expected (we made the following 2019 ES infographics last month- before pricing and details were confirmed).

The standard/base model ES 350 will have the MSRP of $40,525 and will include the standard features coming on every 2019 Lexus ES 350 that is built for sale (at least for the first September production).

Standard ES 350 – MSRP $40,525

2019 ES 350 standard basic model features and pricing
2019 ES 350 Standard Model – No Option Build and Price

Premium ES 350 – $43,680 MSRP

The Premium Package ES 350 will include the following added options:

  • BE – Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert & Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking (we used BD which is the current option code in the illustration below)
  • CG – Wireless Charger
  • PM – Premium Package with Lexus Memory System for driver’s seat, outside mirrors and steering wheel, Power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, heated and ventilated seats
  • WV – Heated Wood & Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel with Windshield Wiper Deicer and Fast-Response Interior Heater
  • XE – Wood Trim
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Premium Package Options and Pricing for 2019 Lexus ES 350

Premium ES 350 with Navigation – $46,370 MSRP

The Premium Package with new 12.3-inch Navigation and Multimedia Display will have the MSRP of $46,370 (very close to our $47K estimate!) and it will include the following options:

  • BE – Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert & Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking (we used BD which is the current option code in the illustration below)
  • CG – Wireless Charger
  • FT – 18″ Split 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels with Dark Silver and Machined Finish
  • NV – Navigation Package with 12.3-inch color multimedia display, Apple CarPlay compatibility, Lexus Enform Dynamic Navigation (Complimentary for the first 3 years of ownership), Dynamic Voice Command, Lexus Enform Destination Assist (Complimentary for the first year), 10-speaker Lexus Premium Sound System, Electrochromic (auto-dimming) rearview mirror with Homelink.
  • PM – Premium Package with Lexus Memory System for driver’s seat, outside mirrors and steering wheel, Power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, heated and ventilated seats
  • WV – Heated Wood & Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel with Windshield Wiper Deicer and Fast-Response Interior Heater
  • XE – Wood Trim
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Premium Package with Navigation – MSRP, and Options for the 2019 model year

The Luxury Model ES 350 will apparently be built one of two ways, for the September Production as well.  Both Luxury models will include Navigation and the Luxury Package as “standard” equipment.

Luxury ES 350 MSRP $49,765

  • BE – Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert & Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking (we used BD which is the current option code in the illustration below)
  • CG – Wireless Charger
  • FT – 18″ Split 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels with Dark Silver and Machined Finish
  • HL – Triple Beam LED Headlamps
  • HM – Power Rear Sunshade
  • LL – Luxury Package (details not confirmed)
  • NV – Navigation Package with 12.3-inch color multimedia display, Apple CarPlay compatibility, Lexus Enform Dynamic Navigation (Complimentary for the first 3 years of ownership), Dynamic Voice Command, Lexus Enform Destination Assist (Complimentary for the first year), 10-speaker Lexus Premium Sound System, Electrochromic (auto-dimming) rearview mirror with Homelink.
  • OT – Hands-Free Power Open/Close Trunk
  • WV – Heated Wood & Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel with Windshield Wiper Deicer and Fast-Response Interior Heater
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Luxury Package ES 350 Options and Pricing for 2019 Model Year

Luxury ES 350 with Panoramic Roof and Head-Up Display – MSRP $50,765

This Luxury model option will include the same features listed above for the Luxury ES priced at $49K but will also include the Panorama Glas Roof and the new 10.2-inch Head-Up Display.

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2019 ES 350 Head-Up Display

The Ultra Luxury ES 350 model (9004) will be built one way and list for $53,095.  The UL ES 350 will have the following options:

  • BR – Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking, Rear Pedestrian Detection, and Panoramic View Monitor
  • CG – Wireless Charger
  • FL – 18″ Split 5-Spoke alloy noise-reduction wheels with a high gloss finish
  • GF – 10.2-inch Head-Up Display
  • HL – Triple Beam LEDs
  • NL – Navigation/Mark Levinson Package which includes 12.3-inch Navigation Package plus Mark Levinson PurePlay 17-speaker, 1,800-watt Premium Surround Sound System
  • PR– Panorama Glass Roof
  • UL – details not confirmed
  • WV – Heated Wood & Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel with Windshield Wiper Deicer and Fast-Response Interior Heater
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Ultra Luxury 2019 Lexus ES 350 Options and Pricing

The new Lexus ES 350 F-SPORT model will be built two ways with the starting F-SPORT MSRP being $46,380 and the more fully equipped F-SPORT ES 350 coming in at $52,145.

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2019 Lexus ES 350 F-SPORT Options and Pricing

The more fully equipped ES F-SPORT is the one we have seen the most of in recent pictures.  Here is a breakdown of the features for the ES 350 F-SPORT priced at $52,145.

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2019 ES 350 F-SPORT with MSRP $52,145

Not to be outdone by the ES 350, the all-new ES Hybrid offers exceptional value, fuel efficiency and responsive performance with minimal emissions.  The updated Hybrid Drive System on the 2019 Lexus ES 300h will deliver an impressive 44 mpg combined average, making it the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the luxury segment that does not require a plug!  The ES 300h will be built in two model tiers – the Premium (9040 model code) and the Luxury (9042 model code).

The Premium Lexus ES 300h has the MSRP of $48,180 and will include the following option packages:

  • BE – Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert & Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking (we used BD which is the current option code in the illustration below)
  • CG – Wireless Charger
  • FT – 18″ Split 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels with Dark Silver and Machined Finish
  • NV – Navigation Package with 12.3-inch color multimedia display, Apple CarPlay compatibility, Lexus Enform Dynamic Navigation (Complimentary for the first 3 years of ownership), Dynamic Voice Command, Lexus Enform Destination Assist (Complimentary for the first year), 10-speaker Lexus Premium Sound System, Electrochromic (auto-dimming) rearview mirror with Homelink.
  • PM – Premium Package with Lexus Memory System for driver’s seat, outside mirrors and steering wheel, Power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, heated and ventilated seats
  • WV – Heated Wood & Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel with Windshield Wiper Deicer and Fast-Response Interior Heater
  • XE – Wood Trim
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2019 ES 300h Pricing and Options – Premium Model

The Luxury ES 300h comes in at $53,670 and offers the following added options and packages:

  • BR – Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking, Rear Pedestrian Detection, and Panoramic View Monitor
  • CG – Wireless Charger
  • FL – 18″ Split 5-Spoke alloy noise-reduction wheels with a high gloss finish
  • HM – Power Rear Sunshade
  • LL – Luxury Package (details not confirmed)
  • NL – Navigation/Mark Levinson Package which includes 12.3-inch Navigation Package plus Mark Levinson PurePlay 17-speaker, 1,800-watt Premium Surround Sound System
  • WV – Heated Wood & Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel with Windshield Wiper Deicer and Fast-Response Interior Heater
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2019 Lexus ES 300h Luxury Packages and Pricing

With the 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h arriving at North Park Lexus Dominion this September, we have some amazing offers on our remaining new 2018 models for our Golden Opportunity Sales Event.  To take advantage of these exceptional offers or to pre-order your 2019 ES, contact our sales team by calling 210-816-6000 or sending in an online purchase inquiry here.

 

 

Amazon Prime Day Event

We are super excited to announce that Lexus will be participating in Amazon Prime Day 2018 where Prime Members can win an all-new Amazon Alexa-enabled 2019 ES among the prizes in the Amazon Prime Day Smart Home Sweepstakes!  That’s right, Prime Members can win a 2019 Lexus ES before it even goes on sale officially in September.  Here are the details.

Amazon Prime Day 2018

  • Amazon will be celebrating the ever-popular, Prime Day 2018 with the first Amazon Prime Day Alexa Home-Smart-Home Sweepstakes that starts on July 3rd.
  • Amazon customers will be entered to win a 2019 Lexus ES, plus $50,000 cash prize, a fully decked out Alexa Smart Home, and a trip to Seattle – every time they engage with onsite, educational Alexa content (e.g. downloading the Amazon Shopping app, engaging in an Alexa utterance/skill, or streaming an informational video about smart home) during the event time frame.
  • 1-Grand Prize Winner
  • Prime Day officially starts July 5th and participants can enter to win by logging into their Amazon.com account then watching a Lexus video from start to finish at http://www.amazon.com/HomeSmartHome.
  • Entries will be accepted until July 15th, 2018 before midnight.

For more information on the new Lexus+Alexa, visit https://lexus2.custhelp.com and search by keyword “Alexa” or check out our post on the new tech here.

Happy Prime Day 2018!

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Celebrate Prime Day 2018 by entering to win a 2019 Lexus ES!

Find your Favorite: Lexus ES

With more pictures and reviews released every week, the 2019 Lexus ES has to be one of the most photographed new models that aren’t yet available for sale.  With our ever-growing collection of great ES photographs, we wanted to put together a few of our favorites that could also help you find your favorite ES.  Find and pick out your favorite exterior, interior and trim from our collection of collected ES pictures.

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2019 Lexus ES 300h in Moonbeam Beige Metallic

Find your Favorite: 2019 ES Exterior Color Options

Exterior Colors
2019 Lexus ES Color Chart

Ultra White (F-SPORT exclusive color)

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Ultra White ES 350 F SPORT
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Ultra White ES 350 F-SPORT
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ES 350 F-SPORT in Ultra White

Silver Lining Metallic

We couldn’t find too many pictures showing this classic Silver exterior, but below are a few of our favorites.

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2019 ES 350 F SPORT in Silver Lining Metallic
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2019 ES in Silver Lining Metallic

Atomic Silver

This color can be a little tricky to identify from the picture alone, but below is a collection of our favorite Atomic Silver exterior color shots of the new Lexus ES.

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Atomic Silver Lexus ES 350
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New ES in Atomic Silver
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Ultra Luxury ES in Atomic Silver (notice the Panoramic Roof)

Nebula Gray Pearl

Another color we haven’t seen photographed that much – yet. 

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Lexus ES 300h in Nebula Gray Pearl
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ES Spindle Grille and Nebula Gray exterior

Caviar Mica

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2019 Lexus ES 300h in Caviar Mica
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Caviar Mica exterior on 2019 ES Hybrid
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ES 300h in Caviar Mica

UltraSonic Blue 2.0 (F-SPORT exclusive color)

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ES 350 F SPORT in UltraSonic Blue 2.0
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UltraSonic Blue Mica 2.0 on the new ES F SPORT
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One of the most photographed colors for the new Lexus ES: UltraSonic Blue Mica 2.0

Matador Red Mica

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ES 350 in Matador Red Mica
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Vertical Spindle Grille on 2019 ES in Matador Mica
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Close up shot: 2019 ES in Matador Red Mica

Sunlit Green (new for 2019)

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ES 300h in Sunlit Green
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ES 300h in Sunlit Green – One of the very first “pictures” released of the new ES color
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New Sunlit Green exterior on 2019 ES

Nightfall Mica

2019 ES Dark Blue exterior
ES 300h in Nightfall Mica
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Nightfall Mica 2019 ES 300h
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Close up shot: 2019 ES 300h in Nightfall Mica

Moonbeam Beige Metallic (new for 2019)

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ES 300h in Moonbeam Beige Metallic
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New Moonbeam Beige Metallic exterior on 2019 ES Hybrid
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Moonbeam Beige Metallic on 2019 ES

Find your Favorite:  2019 ES Interior Options

The trim will be determined by the package level and interior color you decide on.  The standard/basic model ES will have the first – striated black trim with a leather-wrapped wheel.  The remaining wood trim options will be coupled with interior color and package level.  We expect the two wood trims on the bottom of the image below (Linear Espresso and Matte Bamboo) to go on Luxury and Premium models with the Linear Dark Mocha (top right) being reserved for the Ultra Luxury model.  We will let you know when we know for sure.

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Interior Trim Options for 2019 Lexus ES

Black Interior Option

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Black interior option for 2019 Lexus ES
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2019 ES 350 F SPORT with Black interior
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Black Interior with Linear Dark Mocha Wood Trim

Chateau Interior Option

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Chateau Interior Option for 2019 Lexus ES
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Chateau interior with Bamboo Wood Trim
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Chateau with Linear Dark Mocha Wood Trim

Flaxen Interior Option

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Flaxen interior option for 2019 Lexus ES
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Flaxen with Linear Espresso Wood Trim
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Flaxen with Linear Espresso
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Flaxen with Linear Dark Mocha Wood Trim
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Flaxen with Linear Dark Mocha Wood and Mark Levinson Sound

Circuit Red (F-SPORT exclusive interior)

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ES 350 F SPORT with Circuit Red interior
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Circuit Red F-SPORT Exclusive Interior for 2019 ES

What’s your favorite color and trim for the 2019 Lexus ES 350, ES 300h or new ES 350 F-SPORT?  Let us know in the comments section below and be sure to check back often as we update this post with even more pictures of the 2019 ES exterior and interior options.

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Reserve Your 2019 ES from Lexus at Dominion