Lexus vs Acura


Acura and Lexus each serve as the luxury counterpart to two of the most popular car manufacturers in the world. Acura was started by Honda, while Lexus was started by Toyota. These brands each produce vehicles known best for their long-lasting reliability but now produce vehicles in the luxury segment under their newer brand names.

Throughout their histories, each of these brands have produced some of the most impressive vehicles of their day, but who comes out on top?

Let’s take a look at Acura vs. Lexus in this comparison from the team at Ira Lexus of Danvers. This in-depth look at the brands can help you to decide which cars to consider for your drives around North Andover, Peabody, and Danvers, MA. Keep reading to get started!

Lexus Performance

Acura vs Lexus Vehicle Versatility

Today, both Acura and Lexus produce impressive vehicles and have a strong following of customers. Lexus has a greater offering of vehicles today, with 13 models compared to Acura’s offering of just six models, so there’s a larger variety of options to choose from with Lexus.

Lexus has five different sedan models, five SUVs, and three coupes. Acura has three sedan models, two SUVs, and one coupe.

Both brands offer hybrid options in all three categories, Lexus with two hybrids in each, for a total of six, and Acura with one hybrid option in each body style category, for a total of three.

Lexus Safety

Safety Features

Most Lexus vehicles come standard with Lexus Safety System+, a suite of driver-assisting safety features that is designed to help drivers avoid collisions. These features include:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection: Provides increased braking response when needed, or even brake automatically when necessary.
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist: Alerts you when you’re drifting from your lane.
  • Intelligent High Beams: High beams automatically turn themselves on and off in order to keep you from blinding other drivers in the dark.
  • High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control: Automatically brakes and accelerates to keep up with traffic.

Acura vehicles offer similar driver-assisting safety features, but on most models, you’ll have to opt for a higher trim level or add-on package in order to access them.

A Look Back

Beginning in the 1980s, both Honda and Toyota began secret projects with their top engineers, designers, and technicians to create bold, new luxury vehicles. Lexus began work on a vehicle that would set a new standard for fuel efficiency, engine power, and low noise levels that had been considered impossible to create.

The car took six years and a billion dollars to develop, but was eventually released as the LS 400, alongside the ES 250. After the release of the two vehicles, a single customer complaint launched the company’s special service campaign, which set a new standard for personalized service in the industry. In the same year, Acura released the NSX sports car, which was designed to handle both the road and the track.

Early History

After the success of the LS 400 and the establishment of loyal customers due to their impeccable customer service, Lexus continued to enjoy success throughout the coming years. Expansion to Australia, the UK, Switzerland, and Canada followed shortly, and a variety of successful vehicles were launched over the next few years.

Meanwhile, with Acura, the NSX received few changes throughout the 90’s. Many of Acura’s vehicle launches in this era were dubbed to be “Hondas in disguise.” Sales rebounded in 2004, though, with the release of the new TL model, which helped to bring the company back.

Schedule Your Test Drive Today!

As you can see, Lexus not only provides several vehicles for you to choose from but has also been a powerhouse from the start.

If you’re interested in the customer satisfaction and the variety of options you’ll get from Lexus, it’s a good idea to pick a model for you to test out! Contact Ira Lexus of Danvers to schedule a test drive around North Andover, Peabody, and Danvers, Massachusetts, today, and we’ll get you behind the wheel!

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