The 2018 Lexus LS in Color

The 2018 Lexus LS 500 is on everyone’s wish list this year but do you know which color is the right one for you?  Check out all of the available exterior color options for the 2018 Lexus LS here and compare each to its F SPORT counterpart.

2018 LS in Atomic Silver

Available in both the standard and luxury model LS and LS F SPORT.


Atomic Silver LS 500
2018 LS in Atomic Silver

2018 LS in Caviar Mica

Available in both LS models for 2018.


Caviar Mica LS LS FSPORT
Caviar Mica on new Lexus LS 500 and LS F SPORT

2018 LS in Liquid Platinum

Available in both the standard and luxury model LS as well as the F SPORT.



Liquid Platinum LS
2018 Lexus LS in Liquid Platinum

2018 LS in Manganese Luster

Available in both the LS 500 and LS 500 F SPORT model.


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New Color: Manganese Luster on 2018 Lexus LS

2018 LS in Matador Red Mica

Matador Red is available for both the 2018 Lexus LS 500 and LS 500 F SPORT.


Matador Red LS
Lexus LS in Matador Red

2018 Lexus LS in Obsidian

Obsidian will be available on both the standard Lexus LS and LS F SPORT.


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Lexus LS in Obsidian

2018 Lexus LS in Eminent White and Ultra White

The 2018 Lexus LS is available in the pearlescent Eminent White for the standard and luxury models and in the striking Ultra White reserved for the Lexus LS F SPORT.  Check out the difference in the two Lexus white colors for the 2018 LS below:


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Eminent White LS and Exclusive Ultra White for the LS F SPORT

2018 Lexus LS in Autumn Shimmer

Autumn Shimmer is only available in the standard and luxury model LS.


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2018 Lexus LS in Autumn Shimmer

2018 Lexus LS in Nightfall Mica

Available on the standard and luxury models.  You won’t see Nightfall Mica in the F SPORT model just yet.


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Nightfall Mica on 2018 Lexus LS 500











Power in Detail

Across the Lexus model range, you’ll find thoughtfully crafted details working harmoniously to create an effortless yet refined experience for Lexus drivers and passengers alike.  From hand-stitched embossed leather seating to innovative paint techniques and meticulous human-led quality checks, every detail on a Lexus reflects a tireless dedication to excellence and a greater human experience.

Visionary design.  Visceral performance.  Imaginative technology.  Because connecting the driver and the drive like never before means nothing if it doesn’t lead to the experience of something greater.


2018 Lexus LS

There is a true power in detail and across the Lexus range, you’ll find even the smallest details yielding powerful influence.  Over the years Lexus has earned an almost cult-like following – it is few and far between where you will find a one-time Lexus owner or a Lexus owner straying (at least not for long) with any other brand, and we believe this brand loyalty is due to the tireless dedication to craftsmanship and the details that have us hooked on Lexus.

The redesigned Lexus LS is literally dripping in detail and, since it is the standard for Lexus craftsmanship and superior quality across the Lexus range, we thought we would complete our ode to Lexus craftsmanship with a list showing off just a few of our favorite new details found on the 2018 LS and LC.

2018 LS rear seat luxe – reclining, massaging and climate controlled.

Back-Seat Luxe

Like the perfect host, the rear seats in the new LS invites you in and encourages you to relax and unwind.  With options for heating, cooling, and even massage the rear seats in the 2018 LS spoils passengers with excessive legroom – more than in any LS model to date and even a reclining seat.  Rear passengers can tilt the reclining rear seat up to 48 degrees backward for immediate calm, or raise it up to 24 degrees for assistance exiting the LS.  These luxe details will leave even your rear-seat passengers wanting more – don’t be surprised if you’re asked to be the new designated driver from here on out.

The “floating” armrests in the 2018 Lexus LS – San Antonio Auto Show 2017

Floating Armrests


Inspired by Japanese lanterns, the ambient lighting in the 2018 LS is enough to take your breath away, but it is the “floating” armrests that makes you look a little longer and a little closer when first stepping into the cabin.  This detail exudes a tranquil and utterly chic vibe.  We love it.


Floating armrests as seen in the 2018 LS at the San Antonio Auto Show


Takumi woodwork in the 2018 Lexus LS


The story behind the impressive “artwood” in the new LS is enough for its very own blog post but one detail we could not leave off this list.  The new “artwood” is an incredible detail that truly exemplifies the Lexus commitment to not only producing gorgeous vehicles but creating an emotional experience for Lexus owners.  With three unique finishes to choose from, all are original designs created by Takumi using sophisticated sliced wood and laser cutting technologies.  The end result is nothing short of amazing.


Artwood in the new Lexus LS


Luxury details in the 2018 LS


Structural Blue on Lexus LC 500

Color Reimagined


The new Structural Blue for the LC 500 Special Edition (arriving this Spring) is another example that demonstrates the power in detail.  The eye-catching new color is the result of nearly 15 years of research and development work between scientists, engineers, designers and paint experts.  Said to have been inspired by the iridescent wings of the blue morpho butterfly, layered nanostructures in Structural Blue were created to allow enhanced reflection of nearly 100% of visible light (most paint reflects 50%), producing the incredibly vibrant blue.

The exterior of every Lexus vehicle is finished to perfection thanks to an intense process of painting, sanding, and inspecting.  After each coat of foundation paintwork, the car’s exterior is wet sanded by hand then checked by Takumi craftsman and digital scanners.  Every single Lexus is polished and checked by hand, again so the ensure nothing is missed.  Only a flawless smoothness is acceptable and every surface is ‘read’ by the fingers of the Takumi craftsman.  The painstaking paint process results in breathtakingly smooth surfaces with rich, luminescent color that is full of character and complexity.


LC 500 in Structural Blue


Takumi craftsman at work
Hand-stitched leather seating in the 2018 Lexus LS

Hand-Sewn Precision Built for Destruction

Lexus leatherwork is impeccable and only created by the finest, highly trained artisans that have completed and mastered a strict ten-step instruction program at a special Lexus facility that is dedicated to fine-tuning talent.  The stitching must be sewn to perfection and precisely – every single time and this is evident when you step inside a Lexus and take a look at the seemingly simple stitching.  The beautifully stitched seams are worthy of far more than our back-end but it is this commitment to the Lexus customer and the Lexus customer experience that drives the brand to invest the time and effort needed to create such works of functional art.  What makes the leather ‘detail’ even more impressive is that every inch of it is tested to the point of destruction.  Only the strongest leather is deemed worthy to trim the interior of a Lexus and all potential material must endure more than 30 extreme treatment tests before it is approved for use.  Lexus recently released a video that plays on the process used in creating the leather used in Lexus vehicles and it is definitely worth checking out here.

Hand-sewn perfection.  2018 Lexus LS

Across the Lexus model line-up, you’ll find that every single detail is crafted to meet the highest standards.  Every detail blends effortlessly with another and together they create a refined and simply comfortable experience for drivers and passengers alike.  Experience amazing and test drive one of the new, 2018 Lexus models we have available now at North Park Lexus Dominion.  Click here to view our in-stock inventory and schedule a personal presentation.














More to Love: the new Lexus RX L

The long-awaited three-row Lexus RX was finally revealed and we are loving all of the pictures and details that Lexus has released since it’s debut at the LA Auto Show yesterday.  The new Lexus RX L will begin production next week and should arrive at dealerships in early 2018 (we’re guessing February – possibly late January).  Longtime RX fans need not worry, the RX 350 and RX 450h will still be available as a five-passenger model – same size and design carried over from the 2017 model year, but drivers will soon have a choice to make when they upgrade to the new model year: keep their standard five-seat, two-row design or opt for the new six or seven-passenger option.

Both the gas and hybrid models will be available in the extended version of the RX and we are happy to report that the power-folding third-row seat will be standard.  The new Lexus RX L will also get Tri-Zone Climate Control and Leather seating as standard equipment.


3rd Row Seat in the new Lexus RX L

Lexus states that the addition of the third row will by no means impact the stylish and popular figure of the Lexus RX and the extended version will be just as easy to maneuver as the current model.  How is this possible?  Lexus explained the new “packaging” in their press release:

With the help through the mastery of vehicle packaging, Lexus extended the body length 4.3 inches at the rear and used a steeper tailgate window angle than on the two-row models – ensuring good headroom for third-row passengers.”

Passengers can access the third row easily and with “the touch of a lever that slides and folds the second seat forward” – we expect this to work like the GX seats do now.  Lexus will also offer a new six-passenger configuration which features second-row captain’s chairs (this will be standard for the RX 450hL).


Lexus RX L 

Lexus designed the new third-row of the RX L so to provide the same comfort as the middle row by positioning the second row slightly higher than the third row, creating more foot room for passengers.  The extra climate controls in the back plus two super cute cupholders help complete the package and provides a perfect visual for families looking for some extra seating.

Check out the recently released pictures of the new three-row RX L models here:


Power fold-flat third-row seats in the new Lexus RX L


The Lexus RX L is 4.3-inches longer than the 5 passenger RX 350


The new Lexus RX L from the side


Stowable Tonneau Cover provides good cargo space with the 3rd-row seat up.


Versatile split bench seating


Even better – LOADS of Cargo Space with the 3rd-row seat folded down.


For more information and to stay in the loop on the RX L release, you can sign up for the Lexus Fast Track here.












How to Use Voice Commands for 2014 Lexus RX

We were recently asked about the voice commands for a 2014 Lexus RX 350 since our “Ultimate Voice Command Cheat Sheet” was, for the most part, not working for one 2014 RX owner.  Not getting your Voice Command System to operate as you need it to operate can be frustrating so we wanted to write a post specifically for owners of the 2014 Lexus RX (but this can also work for other models and another model year RX – up to 2015) to hopefully make things easier.

The 2014 Lexus RX has a very specific voice command setting that needs to first be turned on in order for most of the commands listed on our Voice Command Cheat Sheet to work.  This setting is called “Expanded Voice Commands” and you can turn it ON in the Voice Settings screen. Once the “Expanded Voice Commands” is turned ON, you can then press the Voice Command button on your steering wheel, and after the beep, say things like “Audio ON” to turn on your audio system.  It is also important to note that any command relating to the operation of audio/video and AC systems can only be performed when the audio and AC systems are turned on and in some cases, you will still need to say a preliminary command to prep the system for what you want it to do next.

Some of the Expanded Voice Commands can be recognized when the “Shortcut Menu” screen is displayed after first pressing your voice command button on the steering wheel.  For other, more specific commands, you will need to first say, “Main Menu” and then “Play Music” (for example) while the “Shortcut menu” screen is being displayed.  After these preliminary commands, you could then drill down into specific audio commands.  For example, say “Play Playlist <name>” for the system to then play your desired playlist.  Long story short, you have a few more steps that you need to complete first in order to use the commands on our Ultimate Voice Command Cheat Sheet.  Owners of the 2014 Lexus RX can check out the specifics in the Navigation Owners manual on page 337, but here is a quick overview for anyone not wanting to pull out their manual or read the instructions online.

Commands Recognized in the Shortcut Menu Display – no extra step needed once Expanded Voice Commands are turned ON in voice settings:


  • “Find Nearby <POI Category>” – POI Categories include Gas stations, Restaurants, etc.
  • “Enter an Address”
  • “Go Home”


  • “Call <name><type>” – calls made by saying a name from the phonebook and the type of phone, example: “Call John Smith, mobile”
  • “Dial <number>”


  • “Play Artist <name>”
  • “Play Album <name>”


  • “Traffic”
  • “Weather”
  • “Sports Scores”
  • “Stock Quotes”
  • “Fuel Prices”

When destinations are set you can say the following Navigation commands (when the expanded voice commands are turned ON.):

  • “Delete next destination”
  • “Pause guidance”
  • “Resume guidance”

AUDIO MODE Commands:

  • “Radio”
  • “AM”
  • “FM”
  • “Satellite Radio”
  • “Disc”
  • “Auxiliary”
  • “Bluetooth audio”
  • “iPod”
  • “USB audio”
  • “Audio ON”
  • “Audio OFF”

Climate Control Commands:

  • “Automatic Climate Control”
  • “Warmer”
  • “Cooler”

Commands That Work ONLY When Already in Desired Function Screen 

If you want to play a specific playlist or song:

  1. “Main Menu”
  2. “Play Music”
  3. “Play Playlist <name>”  OR “Play Song <name>”

If you want to connect to Destination Assist or find a destination by phone number:

  1. “Main Menu”
  2. “Set a destination”
  3. “Call Destination Assist”


  1. “Main Menu”
  2. “Set a destination”
  3. “Destination by Phone Number”

If you want to make an International Call Using Voice Command:

  1. “Main Menu”
  2. “Use the Phone”
  3. “International Call”

The technology in cars advance with every new model year and so is the case with the voice recognition and other navigation systems.  You can learn more about any specific model and model year on the Lexus Drivers site here or send me an email at and I’ll do my best to answer your question.  Thank you for reading!


2015 Lexus RX with Navigation





How to Activate and Connect to Lexus Enform Wi-Fi

Lexus recently launched Lexus Enform Wi-Fi with the updated 2018 Lexus NX and we will see it again in the upcoming release of the 2018 RC and LS.  The 2018 NX, RC, and LS are the first Lexus models coming with the latest version of Lexus Enform and will feature several enhancements in addition to the brand new Wi-Fi service.

With Lexus Enform Wi-Fi, you can connect up to five devices to a wireless connection by using your 2018 Lexus as a Wi-Fi hotspot.  Lexus Enform Wi-Fi is operated by Verizon so after the trial period, you will have to set up a subscription (assuming you want one) with Verizon directly.  You will be notified throughout your complimentary trial when you reach 50%, 25%, 10% and 0% of remaining data and you will then have the opportunity to begin a new Verizon subscription plan or add the Wi-Fi hotspot to an existing Verizon Wireless plan.  It is also important to note that Lexus Enform Wi-Fi requires an active Lexus Enform subscription so you’ll have to pay for both Lexus Enform and a separate Verizon Wi-Fi plan if you choose to continue using your Lexus Wi-Fi hotspot after the complimentary trial period.

Trial Activation and Sign Up: Choose Your Sign Up Method

To activate the complimentary trial or to sign up for a Verizon subscription after the trial has ended, you have a few options:

  1. Connect to Lexus Enform Wi-Fi in your Lexus vehicle (recommended method):
    1. A step-by-step process is outlined in the section below.
  2. Use the Wi-Fi Sign Up App within Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0
    1. With a Bluetooth connection, you can sign up by downloading Enform App Suite 2.0 to your device, enabling the Wi-Fi Sign Up App on the multimedia display and opening the redirected Verizon Wi-Fi Sign Up on your device.
  3. Sign up via the Lexus “Welcome” email that you will get shortly after taking delivery of your 2018 Lexus NX, RC or LS:
    1. New owners will receive a Lexus marketing email with information on Lexus Enform Wi-Fi and, if interested in signing up for the Wi-Fi hotspot, may click the “Sign Up” link provided.  This link will redirect you to the Verizon Wi-Fi Sign Up page, which will provide further instructions.


Wifi HotSpot
Turn on Wi-Fi in your 2018 NX by going to SETUP in Navigation or on multimedia display.

How to Connect to Lexus Enform Wi-Fi In-Vehicle (recommended method):

  1. Select MENU on your Navigation or Multimedia display
  2. Select SETUP
  3. Select the Wi-Fi button to navigate to the Wi-Fi menu, and toggle the Wi-Fi hotspot from “Off” to “On” (see above).
  4. Turn the device’s Wi-Fi on and follow the directions on the multimedia display to select the wireless access point name and enter the password provided:
    1. The default access point name and password may be changed via the Wi-Fi setup menu both before and after activation.
  5. Once connected, you will be redirected to the Verizon Wi-Fi Sign Up page.
  6. You can now enroll in the 4GB (one-year max) trial b providing contact information (name, address, email, phone number) and confirming trial terms.
  7. Success!  You can now use the Lexus Enform Wi-Fi hotspot for the remainder of your trial without having to repeat this process.


Almost Ready:  Go to the next step

Once the Wi-Fi on your 2018 Lexus has been turned on and enabled, you will be prompted to “Go to the next step.”

  1. Select the vehicle’s Wi-Fi access point name from the network list displayed on your smartphone and once selected, you will be prompted to “Go to the next step.”
  2. Enter the vehicle’s Wi-Fi password on your smartphone and you are connected to the Internet through your Lexus Wi-Fi hotspot.

If you leave the Wi-Fi hotspot turned on, connected devices may be set to automatically connect for uninterrupted future use.  You can toggle the Wi-Fi hotspot to be turned on or off, as desired.


Connecting your smartphone or device to your vehicle’s Wi-Fi hotspot


WifFi Connect
Tutorials: How to Connect to Wi-Fi

For more information, 2018 NX owners can visit the SETUP menu in their vehicle’s multimedia system and view helpful tutorials on connecting to Wi-Fi and other vehicle features.  You can also swing by North Park Lexus Dominion for a personal presentation.

2018 NX nav




How to Order Your 2018 Lexus LS

You can now order your very own 2018 Lexus LS directly from our team at North Park Lexus at Dominion.  The stunning new Lexus LS is available in 10 different colors and several new package options and features.  Before filling out your 2018 LS order form, check out how the 2018 LS is being built (as of right now) and discover the best way to order your 2018 Lexus LS 500.

The 2018 Lexus LS 500 is available for order at North Park Lexus at Dominion

2018 LS 500: Standard Features

  • All-new 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 with 416 horsepower
  • Standard Lexus Safety System+
  • Navigation System
  • 19-inch cast alloy wheels
  • Bi-LED headlamps
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Intuitive Parking Assist with Automatic Braking
  • 10-speed Direct-Shift automatic transmission
  • 4.6-second 0 to 60 (RWD)
  • 19/28/22 city/hwy/combined fuel economy estimates

2018 LS 500:  Exterior Color Choices

Pictures of each color (or at least what we think are the colors based on pictures we’ve seen so far) for the 2018 Lexus LS 500 listed below along with their respective names.


2018 LS F SPORT in Ultra White
Ultra White ( FSPORT) exterior color option for 2018 Lexus LS
Liquid Platinum exterior color option for 2018 Lexus LS
Manganese Luster exterior color option for 2018 Lexus LS
Caviar exterior color option for 2018 Lexus LS
Autumn Shimmer exterior color option for 2018 Lexus LS
Eminent White Pearl exterior color option for 2018 Lexus LS
Atomic Silver exterior color option for 2018 Lexus LS
Obsidian exterior color option for 2018 Lexus LS
Matador Red Mica exterior color option for 2018 Lexus LS
Nightfall Mica exterior color option for 2018 Lexus LS

2018 Lexus LS:  Interior Color Choices

Interior Color Choices on 2018 LS

The interior colors and the exterior combination options are a little less clear, but from what we can understand from the handy Lexus color chart, you can choose from either Black, Noble Brown, Parchment, Flaxen (base only), Chateau, White (Executive Package only) or Circuit Red (FSPORT only).  The interior color choices will be based on the package that you choose for your 2018 Lexus LS – so, you might as well take note on which interior you prefer since the different interior colors will be available based on which package you choose.

The picture above shows the 2018 LS with the Noble Brown interior (top picture), the White interior (Executive Package) and Black (FSPORT).  Below you can see a great picture of the new LS with the Parchment interior (this will be a popular choice for South Texans, we’re sure) and a collection of other interior choices.


Parchment interior color option for 2018 Lexus LS
2018 Lexus LS interior options

2018 Lexus LS:  Package Options

#1  Base Package

Includes 19″ Wheels, standard Navigation and everything else listed under standard features.  The Base Package is available in the following color combinations:

  • Eminent White Pearl with either Black, Parchment or Flaxen interior
  • Liquid Platinum with Black interior
  • Atomic Silver with Black, Parchment or Flaxen interior
  • Manganese Luster with either Black, Parchment or Flaxen interior
  • Obsidian with either Black, Parchment or Flaxen
  • Caviar with either Black or Parchment
  • Matador Red with either Black or Parchment
  • Autumn Shimmer with either Parchment or Flaxen
  • Nightfall Mica with Parchment or Flaxen


2018 Lexus LS with Interior Upgrade Package


#2 Interior Upgrade Package (IU)

Includes the Base Package, plus: Quilted-stitch perforated Semi-Aniline leather interior, 28-way power driver’s seat with multifunction massage, Ultrasuede headliner, Power seatbelt buckle, Wood and Semi-Aniline leather-trimmed center console, Semi-Aniline leather-trimmed door armrests.

** Our Favorite Features:  Power full-coverage rear window sunshade (it’s HOT in San Antonio!), Premium Wood Trim (Artwood Organic, Artwood Herringbone or Laser-Cut Special Wood), 28-way power and pneumatic driver’s seat with massage and the 20-way front passenger seat with massage

The LS with the Interior Upgrade Package will be available in the following color combinations:

  • Eminent White with Black, Parchment, Chateau or Noble Brown
  • Liquid Platinum with Black or Chateau
  • Atomic Silver with Black or Parchment
  • Manganese Luster with Black, Parchment, Chateau or Noble Brown
  • Obsidian with Black, Parchment or Noble Brown
  • Caviar with Black, Parchment, Chateau
  • Matador Red Mica with Black, Parchment or Chateau
  • Autumn Shimmer with Parchment or Noble Brown
  • Nightfall Mica with Parchment or Noble Brown

# 3 Luxury Package (LL)

Includes Interior Upgrade Package, plus: 20-inch sputter-finish multi-spoke wheels, 18-way power-reclining outboard rear seats with memory, Remote adjustment for passenger seat, Four-zone climate control, including rear overhead ducts and air purifier, Four-zone Climate Concierge with Climate-comfort front and outboard rear seats and infrared sensors, Power side-window sunshades, 7″ touchscreen rear-center armrest controller, Rear-seat knee airbags.

** Our Favorite Features:  Rear 7-inch high-res touchscreen controller, 360-degree Pano View Monitor, Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) with air springs and rapid height function.

The LS with the Luxury Package will be available in the following color combinations:

  • Eminent White with Black, Parchment or Noble Brown
  • Liquid Platinum with Black or Noble Brown
  • Atomic Silver with Black, Parchment or Noble Brown
  • Manganese Luster with Black, Parchment or Noble Brown
  • Obsidian with Black, Parchment or Noble Brown
  • Caviar with Black, Parchment or Noble Brown
  • Matador Red Mica with Black or Parchment
  • Autumn Shimmer with Parchment or Noble Brown
  • Nightfall Mica with Parchment or Noble Brown


Four-zone Climate Concierge on 2018 LS with Luxury Package

#4 Executive Package with Kiriko Glass (LZ)

Includes Luxury Package, plus: 20-inch forged aluminum 10-spoke wheels with a high-buff finish, Butterfly power-retractable front headrests, 22-way power rear seats with butterfly headrests, memory and multifunction massage, Rear-right power recliner with sliding ottoman, Kiriko cut-glass door trim, Hand-pleated interior door trim.

** Our Favorite Features: EVERYTHING!

The LS with Executive Package will be available in the following color combinations:

  • Eminent White with Black, Chateau or White
  • Liquid Platinum with Black, Chateau or White
  • Atomic Silver with Black or White
  • Manganese Luster with Black, Chateau or White
  • Obsidian with Black or White
  • Caviar with Black, Chateau or White
  • Matador Red Mica with Black, Chateau or White
  • Autumn Shimmer with Black or White
  • Nightfall Mica with Black or White


2018 LS Executive Package with Hand-Pleated interior door trim and Kiriko cut-glass door trim

#5 F SPORT Package (FK)

F SPORT staggered 20-inch 10-spoke cast aluminum wheels, F SPORT exterior styling, Six-piston front brake calipers with 15.7″ ventilated discs, Four-piston rear brake calipers with 14.1″ ventilated discs, F SPORT-tuned suspension, LFA-inspired sliding instrumentation, F SPORT perforated leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, F SPORT 28-way power front seats with enhanced bolsters, perforations, and embossed headrests, F SPORT perforated leather rear-seat trim, Aluminum pedals and interior trim, Ultrasuede headliner

The 2018 LS with F SPORT Package will be available in the following color combinations:

  • Ultra White with Black or Circuit Red
  • Liquid Platinum with Black or Circuit Red
  • Atomic Silver with Black or Circuit Red
  • Manganese Luster with Black or Circuit Red
  • Obsidian with Black or Circuit Red
  • Caviar with Black or Circuit Red
  • Matador Red with Black


2018 Lexus LS F SPORT Package with a perforated leather shift knob

#6 F SPORT Performance Package 

Includes F SPORT Package, plus: Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS), Active Rear Steering and Active Stabilizers

The 2018 LS with F SPORT Performance Package will have the same color options as the LS with F SPORT Package listed above.


2018 LS F SPORT with Circuit Red interior

After you’ve decided on the exterior color, package level, and corresponding interior color choice, you can now move on to any additional options – most of which are package specific so pay attention.

Options for 2018 Lexus LS

  • Lexus Safety System A+ (AP)
    • Pre-Collision System (PCS) – Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
    • Automatic Emergency Braking
    • Pedestrian Detection
    • Pedestrian Alert
    • Active Steering Assist
    • Front Cross-Traffic Alert (FCTA)
    • Lexus CoDrive
    • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Trace Assist and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
    • Road Sign Assist
    • Intelligent High-Beam Headlamps

Lexus Safety System A+ is available only on the 2018 LS with at least the Interior Upgrade Package (so no base models).


Lexus Safety System A+ option for 2018 Lexus LS
  • Air Suspension with Rapid Height Function (AS)

AS is available on the LS with at least the Interior Upgrade Package when also grouped with the 360-degree Panoramic View Monitor or if you get the LS with Luxury Package and up.

  • Color Heads Up Display (GF)

This feature may be one of those “standard added options”, but if you order your LS then it looks like you can request to not have this feature (if you get a base package) since it requires Lexus Safety System A+ to be grouped with it.


Color Heads Up Display with Lexus Safety System A+ on 2018 Lexus LS
  • High-grade LED headlamps with automatic high beams and Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) – (IL)

This feature requires Lexus Safety System A+ so will not be available on the basic package.

  • Panoramic Roof (PR)

Fingers crossed this feature is built on the LS’s for our area!  To get PR  you also need at least the Interior Upgrade Package.


Panoramic Roof option for 2018 Lexus LS

Have you decided on how you want to order your 2018 Lexus LS?  If you have, you can easily complete your LS order by contacting our sales team at 210-816-6000 or stopping by our Lexus dealership in San Antonio.  We can’t wait to see this stunning new Lexus on the road!


2018 Lexus LS: Order Yours Today at Lexus Dominion

















Package Options and Pricing: 2018 Lexus NX 300

The 2018 Lexus NX will be arriving soon and with all of the updates, we have been anxiously awaiting the vehicle details and pricing on the first few NX’s that have been built for sale in our area.  You can still “build” the 2018 NX online at and view the complete details on what’s available for the 2018 NX, but for anyone interested in the actual vehicles that have been built already and are currently headed to San Antonio for sale, then we have package and pricing on the incoming 2018 NX 300 for you here.


2018 Lexus NX 300

The starting package level lists for around $38,372 and is coming with all of the standard features (we will list the standard features at the bottom of this post) in addition to the new Power Rear Door with Kick Sensor, and a few accessories (at least on this specific incoming option) which includes the Accessory Package – Cargo Mat, Cargo Net, Wheel Locks, Key Gloves and Rear Bumper Applique and a personal favorite, Illuminated Door Sills.

We also have one other basic-level NX 300 incoming that’s built differently than the starting package level we typically see.  This particular incoming 2018 NX 300 lists for $37,803 and has Heated Front Seats and Accessory Package on top of the standard features.  Both options are still on a boat headed for the Long Beach Port with an ETA of tomorrow, October 17th.  What does that mean for us?  Once the new Lexus arrives at the port then you can usually add two weeks to that date for an estimated arrival date at our dealership, Lexus Dominion in San Antonio, Texas.

We’ve talked before on how you can tell the package level for the Lexus NX based on the wheels and it appears, from pictures released from Lexus, that you will still be able to do this on the 2018 model.  The wheels pictured on the above NX and seen below, appear to be the wheels you will see on the basic and starting package level 2018 Lexus NX.


17-inch wheel on 2018 Lexus NX 300

The next price point up from the basic or starting package level includes the new Comfort Package that lists for around $40,818. There are a few additional options and packages on these vehicles listing for $40K including:

  • Comfort Package: Heated and Reverse-Tilt Auto-Dimming Outer Mirrors with Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Heated/Ventilated Front Seats
  • Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Brake
  • Power Rear Door with Kick Sensor
  • Power Tilt & Slide Moon Roof
  • Accessory Package

One of our first arriving Premium Package 2018 NX 300’s is Nebula Gray Pearl with the newly made available interior for non-F Sport NX models, Rioja Red interior.


2018 NX 300 with Rioja Red interior and new Navigation Package

It appears that the NX 300 with Premium Package will be grouped together with the new Navigation Package.  At least this is the case for the first batch of 2018 models that we have incoming for late this month.  The new Premium Package with Navigation lists from around $43,643 to $44,102, depending on the accessories (which are all optional, of course).  Below are the additional features and packages found on the incoming Premium Package NX 300’s:

  • Auto-Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror and Lexus Homelink Garage Door Opener
  • Comfort Package
  • Navigation Package
  • Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Brake
  • Power Rear Door with Kick Sensor
  • Premium Package:  18-Inch Wheels, Heated/Ventilated Front Seats, Premium LED Daytime Running Lights, Power Tilt & Slide Moon Roof, Power Tilt/Telescopic Steering Column, Memory Mirrors and Driver Seat including Lumbar Support, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert


2018 NX Premium Package


2018 NX 300 18" Wheel:

Premium Package – New 18″ Five-Spoke Wheel for 2018 NX 300 Premium Package


The F SPORT Models

The NX F SPORT models will have most/all the same standard features as the standard NX 300 but also includes exclusive F SPORT only options.  These include:

  • Sport-Tuned Suspension
  • Drive Mode Select with SportS/S+ modes
  • F SPORT NuLuxe Seats with enhanced bolsters
  • Metallic Sport Trim
  • Perforated Leather-Trimmed F SPORT Heated Steering Wheel with Paddle Shifters
  • Cornering Front Fog & Driving Lamps
  • Premium LED Daytime Running Lights with integrated turn indicators
  • F SPORT Door Scuff Plate
  • Active Sound Control
  • 18″ F SPORT Wheels with All-Season Tires
  • All Black Headliner
  • G-Force and Turbo-Boost Displays
  • Aluminum Sport Pedals
  • Black Outside Mirrors
  • F SPORT front fascia and mesh grille insert
  • F SPORT front-fender and rear-door badges

The 2018 NX 300 F SPORT that we have coming in for sale, is being built with and without Navigation and in either 2WD (typically more common for Texas dealers) or AWD.  One of the first-to-arrive 2018 NX F SPORT vehicles that we have available lists for $43,778.  This NX 300 F SPORT is 2WD and has the new Circuit Red interior for F SPORT models in addition to the Premium F SPORT Package.  Below is a list of options for the 2WD, non-nav NX F SPORT listing for $43- $44K:

  • Auto-Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror with Compass and Homelink Garage Door Opener
  • 18″ F SPORT Wheels
  • Power Rear Door with Kick Sensor
  • Premium F SPORT Package
  • Accessory Package


2018 NX 300 F SPORT

The NX 300 F SPORT 2WD with Navigation that we have coming in lists for around $47,218 (quite a price jump for NAV on F SPORT models).  This NX 300 F SPORT has the following packages:

  • Auto-Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror and Lexus Homelink Garage Door Opener
  • 18″ F SPORT Wheels
  • LED Headlamps with Auto High Beam & Lane Departure Mirror
  • Navigation Package
  • Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto-Brake
  • Power Rear Door with Kick Sensor
  • Premium F SPORT Package


2018 NX 300 F SPORT interior in Black

We also have an AWD NX 300 F SPORT with Navigation that is incoming.  This NX F SPORT lists for $47,798 and has the following features and options:

  • Adaptive Variable Suspension
  • Auto-Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror and Lexus Homelink Garage Door Opener
  • F SPORT Package:
    • Navigation Package
    • Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Brake
    • Power Rear Door with Kick Sensor
    • Premium F SPORT Package
  • Accessory Package


2018 NX 300 F SPORT with LED Cornering Lights

Need a refresher on what’s standard on the updated 2018 Lexus NX 300 or are you wondering what’s all included in the Navigation Package, Premium Package and other Packages we listed above?  We’ve got a complete list of features included on the 2018 NX for you right here.

All NX models and package levels listed above will include the following standard features:

  • SmartAccess with push-button Start/Stop
  • Drive Mode Select
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Interior Air Filter
  • Power-Folding Outside Mirrors
  • Power Windows with one-touch auto open/close
  • NuLuxe interior
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob
  • Lexus Display Audio with 8-inch Color Multimedia Display and Scout GPS Link with Map Stream and Turn Stream – complimentary for the first 3 years of ownership
  • Remote Touchpad
  • Eight-Speaker Lexus Premium Surround Sound System
  • Back up Camera
  • Roof Rails
  • Bluetooth and USB Smartphone Connectivity
  • Subscription-free Traffic and Weather Updates via HD Radio
  • Siri Eyes Free
  • Lexus Safety System+
  • Eight standard airbags
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
  • Lexus Enform Safety Connect and Service Connect.  Complimentary for the first 10 years of ownership.
  • Lexus Enform Remote app and Destination Assist.  Complimentary for the first year of ownership.
  • Complimentary Maintenance Services – first two services
  • 2,000-lb towing capacity (NX 300)


2018 Lexus NX 300

Comfort Package 

  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Auto-Dimming Heated Outside Mirrors with Auto-Tilt Down in reverse feature

Premium Package – currently coming with Navigation Package but will more than likely be available without navigation for upcoming builds.

  • Includes Comfort Package, plus:
  • Lexus Memory System to control power driver’s seat, outside mirrors, and steering column
  • Power tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Power Moon Roof
  • Enhanced LED daytime running lights (DRL) with integrated turn indicators
  • 18-inch split-five-spoke alloy wheels and all-season tires

Luxury Package – always comes with Navigation


  • Includes Premium Package, plus:
  • Linear Black Shadow Wood Interior Trim
  • Perforated Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Rain-Sensing Wipers
  • Heated Steering Wheel


Power Folding Rear Seats found on Luxury Package NX 300

Navigation Package – will come with Premium Package, Luxury Package, and F SPORT models

  • Navigation System with Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0
  • 10.3-inch High-Resolution Split-Screen Multimedia Display
  • Lexus Enform Destination Assist – complimentary for 1st year
  • Lexus Enform Dynamic Navigation – complimentary for first 3 years
  • 10-Speaker Lexus Premium Sound System
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror with Homelink


Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0 

NX 300 F SPORT – available with or without navigation

  • F SPORT-tuned suspension
  • Drive Mode Select adds SportS/S+ modes
  • F SPORT front seats with enhanced bolsters
  • F SPORT perforated leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob
  • Race-inspired Paddle Shifters
  • G-force and turbo-boost displays
  • Metallic Sport interior trim
  • Aluminum pedals
  • Black headliner
  • F SPORT front fascia and mesh grille insert
  • F SPORT front-fender and rear-door badges
  • Black outside mirrors
  • F SPORT 18-inch split-five-spoke alloy wheels and summer tires OR 18-inch split-five-spoke alloy wheels with Gloss Black machined finish and all-season tires


2018 NX 300 F SPORT

Individual Optionsthe ( ) will include any package it is most commonly grouped with for NX built for sale

  • Panoramic View Monitor (Premium Package with Navigation & F SPORT with Navigation)
  • Heated Front Seats (basic model)
  • Power-Folding and Reclining Rear Seatbacks (Luxury Package)
  • Power Moon Roof (Premium Package and up)
  • Heated Steering Wheel ( F SPORT models and Luxury Package)
  • Premium Triple-Beam LED Headlamps
  • Adaptive Variable Suspension ( F SPORT models)
  • Touch Free Rear Power Door (a “standard” added option)

For more information, call our sales team at 210-816-6000 or visit us online at
















The 2018 Lexus ES Has Arrived

The 2018 Lexus ES 350 has arrived at North Park Lexus at Dominion and so has the new Premier Package.  The Premier Package replaced the Premium Package from the 2017 model year and comes with new, upgraded 17-inch wheels with darker graphite finish.  The Premier Package lists for around $42,659 and looks almost identical to the 2017 model with the same features with an exception to the new wheels and slightly lower MSRP.

What do you think of the new 17-inch wheels that are available on the 2018 Lexus ES with Premier Package?  Take a look at the 2018 ES here or swing by our Lexus dealership in San Antonio to see the Lexus ES in person.


2018 ES 350 in Obsidian with Premier Package


2018 Lexus ES 350 in Eminent White with Premier Package


2018 Lexus ES 350 in Matador Red with Premier Package

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2018 ES Premier Package 17″ Wheel






Ultimate Guide: 2018 LS


2018 Lexus LS hand-pleated leather panels

Forged from Passion

Chief Designer Koichi Suga was tasked with developing a concept for the next-generation LS flagship and after hundreds of sketches, Suga landed on an idea illustrating the wheels of the next-gen LS as fireballs.  This sketch led to a design theme, “Forged from Passion” which is also the title of the Lexus LS Reveal Video and the perfect overarching theme for the redesigned sedan that launched a brand back in 1989.  With the fifth-generation LS arriving at dealerships in just a few months time, we’ve compiled details and info on the new flagship and put together the ultimate guide to the 2018 Lexus LS.


The 2018 Lexus LS 500 will debut with a new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine that was specifically designed for the new Lexus LS.  The new turbocharged V6 delivers 416 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque, both an increase in power compared to the current model’s V8 output.  The new LS uses the same 10-speed direct-shift automatic transmission that’s on the new LC coupe and, despite having two additional gears, the new LS transmission weighs the same as the outgoing 8-speed gearbox.  The new LS shares the GA-L chassis as the LC coupe, we found out with the LC debut, and has taken full advantage of the lower profile and longer wheelbase to optimize driving position, vehicle dimensions and vehicle weight.  Compared to the current LS model, the new LS 500 is 0.6 inches lower overall, with the hood about 1.2-inches lower and the trunk 1.6 inches lower.  With the front tires moved forward and both the driving position and twin-turbo V6 engine moved rearward, the center of gravity sits at 1.2-inches higher than the LC coupe.


2018 Lexus LS layout


The spindle grille on the new Lexus LS has evolved beyond ornamentation and is at the very core of the flagship’s entire design.  Even the exterior lighting builds on the current trend of incorporating the Lexus L pattern as seen in both the front triple beam LED headlamps and rear taillights.


Triple Beam LED headlamps on 2018 LS


See the “L” pattern in the rear taillights?

The F SPORT package takes the spindle grille even further with its own exclusive front mesh grille design, along with black plating applied to grille frame, rocker molding accents, and trunk lip.


2018 Lexus LS  FSPORT

Notable Extras (re: awesome!)

We’ve recently learned that the 2018 LS 500 will be available with a new Panoramic Glass Roof and an available, foot-activated hands-free power trunk feature!  The Panoramic Roof will feature a front glass panel that extends out and slides to the rear.  The front and rear parts of the roof are painted black to match the glass and the rear glass panel is a couple inches wider for a more expansive view.


Panoramic View Glass Roof available on 2018 Lexus LS 500


Foot-activated, hands-free rear power trunk for 2018 Lexus LS


The Colors

The new LS will be available in 10 colors, with some of those color options only on non-F SPORT models while the Ultra White option is exclusive to the F SPORT package.


Exterior Colors for 2018 Lexus LS


Autumn Shimmer on 2018 Lexus LS


NEW Color:  Manganese Luster on 2018 Lexus LS


Ultra White is F SPORT Package Exclusive on 2018 LS


Matador Red Mica on 2018 Lexus LS


Liquid Platinum on 2018 LS

The Wheels

The 2018 LS will be available with five wheels – four are newly developed designs and one 20-inch forged wheel design is shared with the new Lexus LC coupe.  The Noise-Reduction Wheels are designed to suppress road noise and is accomplished using a hollow section in the rim that resonates with the air in the tires, causing friction and converting sound waves to heat, as reported by Lexus Enthusiast.  We’ve also learned that the new LS will have Run-Flat Tires as a standard feature and the LS models equipped with 19-inch wheels and 20-inch wheels will have all season tires.


5 Wheel Options for 2018 Lexus LS


The interior of the 2018 Lexus LS is a true showstopper.  Infused with the Omotenashi Japanese concept of hospitality, the seats are at the very heart of the LS interior.  Designed to mimic the comfort of a plush armchair with expansive armrests, the 28-way power front seats definitely deliver.  A recent Lexus Enthusiast article best explains the new seat design and function:


Seat Controls in 2018 Lexus LS

“As seen in the illustration, electric motors have been combined with a pneumatic system for control of the entire seat.  Basic adjustments are made using the usual side switches, but the seat can be fine-tuned using the multimedia display.

  • Side of seat control: Sliding, reclining, lifter and tilting, variable cushion length, lumbar support front and back movement, lumbar support up and down movement
  • Multimedia Display Seat Controls:  Lumbar support front and back movement, lumbar support up and down movement, headrest up and down movement, headrest front and back movement, back pelvis support, hip support, shoulder support, backside support, cushion side support, front refresh function

The front seats also allow for easy entry and exit, with an automatic raising and lowering of the seat.  The outside thigh bolster will even compress so as not to get in the way.  Beyond this excess customization, Lexus has taken the front seats one step further by adding an available massaging option:


Seat Massage in 2018 Lexus LS

To read the full analysis from Lexus Enthusiast click here.

The standard LS will have five interior colors to choose from as seen in the chart below:


2018 LS Interior Color Choices

The Executive Package (which warrants it’s own post… coming soon) will offer 3 interior colors, including an interior with black, hand-pleated leather door panels and Takumi laser-cut Kiriko glass.  The 2018 LS F SPORT will have 2 options: Black and Circuit Red.


Executive Model Interior Options


2018 LS F SPORT with Black interior

The Technology – Our Cliff’s Notes Version (yes, really)




It’s all about the details.  The new instrument panel on the 2018 LS, which is an 8-inch TFT LCD display, is surrounded by stitched leather whereas the F SPORT instrument panel looks almost identical to the LFA supercar.


8-inch TFT LCD Multi-Information Display on 2018 LS


F SPORT Multi-Information Display on 2018 Lexus LS

The 2018 LS will be built with the 12.3-inch high-resolution screen as a standard feature and for the first time in a Lexus, a 4G LTE Data Communications Module (DCM) has been installed for data transmission which allows for dynamic map updates – real-time map updates downloaded from the cloud, dynamic routing and “one box POI” – Points of Interest can now be found through more casual voice recognition for the approximately 14 million POIs on board and 20 million in the cloud.


Standard 12.3-inch Navigation and Multimedia Display in 2018 LS

The 2018 LS will also feature the new Lexus Enform, now complimentary for 10 years, even over different owner changes and offer a Wi-Fi Hotspot, which allows for five devices to use a shared data plan via Lexus Enform.


Lexus Enform Complimentary for First 10 Years on 2018 Lexus LS

The new Heads Up Display, which is the currently the largest in the premium large sedan class, measures 24-inches by 6-inches.  The HUD image appears to be projected 9 feet, 10-inches ahead of the driver which reduces the need to change focus between the display and objects in front of the vehicle.  The new TFT backlight optical lens has a max brightness of 13K candela per square meter which is 2K more than the current RX HUD.


Dynamic and LARGE: new HUD in Lexus LS

The LS Climate Control System is just as impressive as the rest of the new systems and features an infrared matrix sensor system to accurately determine the heated and cooling requirements within the cabin, allowing for finer control of the interior temp.  The sensors have also grown in number with LS temp sensors increasing from 6 to 16, providing a more detailed mapping of the interior which enables the AC to self-adjust for heat caused by uneven sunlight and chill from shadows.  This new system, coupled with Climate Concierge, guarantees to deliver the desired temperature for you and all of your occupants.


LS Climate Concierge and Climate Control System

The Sound Systems offered on the 2018 Lexus LS goes beyond imagination and the optional Mark Levinson 3D QLI Reference Surround Sound System with 7.1 channels and 23 speakers in 16 locations throughout the cabin (including 2 speakers in the ceiling) produce the equivalent of 2400 watts.  The Mark Levinson system is the world’s first automotive use of Quantum Logic Immersion, which digitally separates audio into individual streams – vocals, instruments, and spatial sound information.  These streams are then remixed throughout the LS to match the original arrangement of the musicians on stage or in the studio, placing each sound in the area you would expect to hear it in a LIVE performance. One word: WOW.


Mark Levinson 23 Speaker Sound System in 2018 Lexus LS

As with other Lexus models, the 2018 LS will come with standard Lexus Safety System+, but it is the first Lexus to also offer a more advanced suite of systems on top of LSS+ called Lexus Safety System+ Advanced (we’ve talked about this new system in an earlier post).


Lexus Safety System+ compared to Lexus Safety System+ Advanced (LSS+AP)

According to Lexus Enthusiast, the advanced system relies on an extended suite of cameras and sensors as you can see below:


LSS+ AP with an extended suite of cameras and sensors























There are quite a few Lexus and world first technologies including an updated version of the Pre-Collision System which adds Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking with Active Steer and Pedestrian Alert.


LSS+AP with Pre-Collision System and Pedestrian Detection and Alert

Front Cross Traffic Alert is also new for the 2018 LS and uses front side radar sensors to detect approaching vehicles and bikes that may cross the vehicle’s path.


2018 LS with advanced pedestrian safety features

The 2018 LS is also equipped with a Panoramic View Monitor, which displays the vehicle’s surroundings on the 12.3-inch display by using camera installed in the front, the left and the right outer mirrors and the rear:


Panoramic View Monitor in 2018 LS

There are a reported 5 different modes to choose from with the new Panoramic View Monitor including:

  • Panoramic and Wide Front View
  • Panoramic and Side Clearance View
  • Panoramic and Cornering View
  • See-Through View (a rotating eye-level view around the car, as if the LS was fully transparent)
  • Moving View (displays a rotating bird’s eye image)


Other advanced and notable tech and safety features include:

  • All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) with Full Speed Range
    • the first element of the new Lexus CoDrive system
  • New “Blinker-Linked” Control – when following a vehicle traveling slower than the set speed, signaling a lane change which will initiate acceleration to assist with passing and kicks in at 44 mph or greater (and will not kick in if there’s a car in the passing lane).
  • Lane Trace Assist – an upgraded version of Lane Keep Assist
  • Road Sign Assist – can detect road signs using the front camera, displaying on the MID and HUD
  • Parking Support Brake – helps navigate parking lots
  • Pop-up Hood (like the one on the LC)


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HUD Display for Frontal Collision Warning 


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2018 LS features rear support braking with world-first Rear Camera Detection


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2018 LS HUD showing Lane Change Assist


What’s even more exciting is the recent news that the 2018 LS will start around $75K.  This low price point for such an advanced and beautiful crafted luxury sedan is enough to send the luxury auto market into a tailspin – one that could be as powerful as industry disruption that took place with the original LS introduction to the market in 1989.

What are you most excited to see on the 2018 Lexus LS?  Share in the comments section below or email us at


The 2018 LS: Coming Soon










FAQ: Which Fuel Grade Should I Use?

This question comes up quite a bit, especially lately with recent fuel shortages.  Lexus recommends using Unleaded Fuel in every model, but the minimum octane rating does vary by model and, for some Lexus models, by the year.  Below is a list of all current models that need only the regular unleaded, 87 octane fuel and a list of the Lexus models with a premium unleaded, 91 octane fuel requirement.  IF you’re driving a model with a 91 octane requirement but cannot find a station with premium unleaded fuel, do not panic.  You can use a lower rating (just as long as it is unleaded) and your car will survive – go ahead and fuel up so you can get where you need to go then continue to use the required, higher octane the next time you need gas, or as soon as your favorite station has it available for you.

Regular Unleaded Fuel Requirement – 87 Octane

Lexus CT 200h – all model years (2011 – 2017)

Lexus ES 300h – all model years (2013 or newer)

Lexus ES 350 – 2012 or newer model years

Lexus NX 300h – all model years (2015 or newer)

Lexus RX 350 – 2012 or newer model years

Lexus HS 250h – all model years (2011-2012)


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2012 or newer Lexus ES requires Regular Unleaded Fuel


Premium Unleaded Fuel Requirement – 91 Octane

TIP:  If you drive a Turbo or any Lexus model with an “F” at the end of it- then go ahead and use the highest fuel grade available – keep those twin turbos spinning & maintain optimal performance.

Lexus GS 200t – all model years (2016 or newer)

Lexus GS 350 – all model years

Lexus GS F – all model years

Lexus GX 460 – all model years

Lexus IS 200t – all model years (2016 or newer)

Lexus IS 250 & IS 250c – all model years

Lexus IS 300 – all model years (2016 or newer)

Lexus IS 350 & IS 350c – all model years

Lexus IS F – all model years

Lexus LS 460 – all model years

Lexus LS 600h – all model years

Lexus LX 570 – all model years

Lexus NX 200t – all model years

  • Lexus NX 300  (2018 or newer – although it has a new name, it’s still a twin turbo engine)

Lexus RC 200t – all model years (2016-2017)

Lexus RC 300 – all model years (2016 or newer)

Lexus RC 350 – all model years

Lexus RC F – all model years

Lexus RX 450h – all model years

**  Lexus RX 3502011 Models or older

Lexus LC – all model years

Basically, if you drive a GS, IS, RC coupe, LS, GX or LX – always use the higher octane fuel so you can get the performance and fuel economy these models should give you.

When in doubt you can always reference your owner’s manual or just give us a call at 210-816-5000 to speak with our service team at North Park Lexus Dominion.


The RC coupe and other high-performance models require a higher octane unleaded fuel for peak performance.