New for 2017: Lexus

Lexus 2017 Model Overview

For 2017, several Lexus models gain the automaker’s Lexus Safety System+ technology, which includes adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and automatic high-beam headlights. Otherwise, changes are minor aside from a subtle refresh of the IS sedan.

2017 Lexus IS 350 photo

Detailed changes for each 2017 Lexus car and SUV model are shown on the pages that follow.

2017 Lexus CT

  • New colors include Caviar, Atomic Silver, Blue Vortex, and Autumn Shimmer

2017 Lexus ES

  • Standard equipment expanded to include rain-sensing wipers, Lexus Safety System+
  • Entry-level audio system gains Scout GPS Link navigation capability
  • Remote Touch Interface controls gain a “Back” button for improved functionality

2017 Lexus GS

  • Standard equipment includes navigation (GS 200t), Lexus Safety System+
  • Optional limited-slip rear differential for GS 350 with rear-wheel drive
  • GS F performance sedan adds a linear adaptive variable suspension, painted or polished forged aluminum wheels, and an optional head-up display
  • New color: Smokey Granite Mica

2017 Lexus GX

  • Heated and ventilated front seats offered as separate option for base model
  • Second-row captain’s chairs optional for Premium trim level, standard for Luxury version
  • New Sport Design option package includes gray-painted wheels and revised exterior styling details

2017 Lexus IS

  • Standard equipment includes Lexus Safety System+
  • Minor styling updates including bumpers, grille, lighting, exhaust diffusers, wheel selections
  • Updated steering wheel, audio controls, cupholders, and trim
  • Standard infotainment system gains Scout GPS Link navigation capability
  • Optional Navigation package includes 10.3-in. display and a new “Back” button for the Remote Touch Interface
  • New interior colors: Chateau and Nuance Black
  • New exterior colors: Caviar and Nightfall Mica

2017 Lexus LS

  • Lexus makes no changes to its flagship sedan for 2017

2017 Lexus LX

  • Lexus makes no changes to its flagship SUV for 2017

2017 Lexus NX

  • Front-drive hybrid model cancelled; all hybrids have all-wheel drive
  • Standard infotainment system gains Scout GPS Link navigation capability
  • New optional 18-in. wheel design
  • New colors for F Sport: Molten Pearl and Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0

2017 Lexus RC

  • Performance suspension tuning standard for RC 350 with rear-wheel drive
  • Base infotainment system gains Scout GPS Link navigation capability
  • Triple-beam LED headlights now available
  • Black grille added to RC 200t
  • Revised wheel finishes
  • New color: Caviar

2017 Lexus RX

  • Standard equipment includes rain-sensing wipers, Lexus Safety System+
  • Automatic rear braking added to the rear cross-traffic alert and park-assist systems
  • F Sport trim now offered with front-wheel drive
  • New color: Atomic Silver