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The 2020 Lexus LC 500 redefines the world-class luxury coupe segment by uniting beauty with purpose through Takumi Craftsmanship, impressive power and handling, innovative technology, and extensive Lexus-backed warranty coverage.

CLICK HERE to check out our 2020 Lexus LC inventory.

Let’s compare the 2020 Lexus LC 500 to the Porsche 911 Carrera S to see which luxury coupe is worthy of your ownership.

POWER & SPEED

The Porsche 911 Carrera S’ Twin-Turbocharged Boxer 6 engine outputs at a faster 0-60 mph speed and higher top track speed than the LC, but the Lexus LC 500’s 5.0L V8 engine brings way more power and torque to the game.  If feeling connected to Porsche’s racing roots is your main focus, the 911 Carrera S will definitely give you that experience, but it’s important to consider Lexus’ origins of luxury and comfort that eventually evolved into the racing industry.  This has led to fast, powerful Lexus vehicles that are also really comfortable to drive.

FUEL ECONOMY & EXCLUSIVE HYBRID OPTION

When you think about driving a race car, fuel economy may not be on the top of your mind, but Lexus has managed to make a world-class luxury hybrid coupe that can hold its own on the track.  The 2020 Lexus LC 500h showcases a breakthrough Lexus Multistage Hybrid Drivetrain and a multistage transmission that delivers instant torque while still getting you a combined EPA rating of 35 mpg.  Compared to the Porches’ 20 mpg rating and much smaller fuel tank capacity, the LC 500h is an amazing option for those who want to spend less time at the gas station and more time enjoying the drive.

COST & CUSTOMIZATION

The entire 2020 Lexus LC lineup - including the LC 500 ($92,950), LC 500h ($97,460), and LC Inspiration Series ($103,080) - has a more affordable starting MSRP than its closest competitor, the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S ($113,300).  The LC Inspiration Series has been limited to 100 vehicles and comes with an exclusive Nori Green Pearl exterior color with Bespoke Saddle Tan L-Aniline leather and Black Amber leather interior trim. Other exclusive details like a custom stainless-steel door sill plate with laser etched design make it look as exhilarating as it feels to drive.  The LC 500h, as mentioned above, enable incredibly fuel economy while compromising very little power. You can even upgrade an LC Inspiration Series with a Performance Package and still not be as expensive as the Porsche.

Lexus also offers more peace-of-mind with a 6 year or 70,000 miles Powertrain Warranty versus Porsche’s 4 years or 50,000 miles backing. Put your worries at ease and enjoy being in the driver’s seat of the world’s most luxurious coupes.

DIMENSIONS & HANDLING

The 2020 Lexus LC series boasts 86 cubic feet of passenger volume versus the Porsche’s 70 cubic feet, but don’t let that extra room fool you into thinking it will be too large to handle.  The LC still has a tighter turning radius (35 ft.) than the Porsche (37 feet), so you gain extra legroom and places for small cargo while still having superior overall handling. 

WHICH ONE?

Our Motor City Lexus of Bakersfield Sales Team is ready to help you decide which vehicle is going to perfectly fit your lifestyle.  CLICK HERE to check out our 2020 Lexus LC inventory, give us a call at (661) 412-0496, or come visit us in the Bakersfield Auto Mall!

As soon as you walk through the doors of Motor City Lexus of Bakersfield, Michelle Spitzer, our Showroom Coordinator and Executive Assistant, makes you feel welcomed with her thousand-watt smile and professional demeanor.  Maybe you’ve also seen her starring in our informative YouTube videos where she helps explain how to use features in your Lexus or gives you a stellar vehicle review. This amazing employee has blessed us with her presence for 4 years and we are so grateful to have her.  First employed in our HR department, Michelle now greets our guests at the front desk of Lexus and helps our dealership run smoothly everyday. 

Be sure to ask this avid Dodgers fan how her favorite team is doing and be impressed by her statistic recollection.  She also loves everything Disney and takes pride in being an annual pass holder, so if you need tips for the Parks, definitely drop by our front desk and find her.  Michelle also loves to pet sit and is an expert driver who used to drive limos for a living.

Be sure to find this amazing employee at the Motor City Lexus of Bakersfield dealership and let her know you saw her in our monthly newsletter. We are so lucky to have Michelle on our team!

Inside the historic gas station that was formerly Union Station Deli and across from Bakersfield’s infamous The Padre Hotel, Locale Farm to Table Eatery has been giving Bakersfieldians a casual lunch spot offering a diverse, healthy, and locally-sourced menu since July 5, 2017.  A few members of the Motor City Lexus of Bakersfield team went to check out what makes this farm-to-table eatery so special.

A vibrant mural contrasting the stormy-grey building greets you in the parking area as an introduction to the beauty in simple, organic foods that await your taste buds.  You’ll also notice the old gas station structure offering more parking spots that has been creatively painted to match the whimsical artwork inside. A wrap-around patio offers plenty of seating with options to enjoy the afternoon sun or escape from the heat and occasionally hear a local musician playing relaxing tunes on their guitar.  

Going inside the building, we were instantly greeted with smiles and the energetic buzz of a happy restaurant crew working hard to serve their customers.  Our group decided on the Cowboy Tacos, Cowboy Salad, and Fig Tartine, all winners in our book. We also grabbed a couple of Guayaki’s Yerba Mate drinks, caffeinated tea originating from South America. The kind woman taking our order also let us know some of their other popular dishes are the Stone Fruit and Field Greens Salad, All-American Burger, and the Grilled Pork Cuban Melt.  You really cannot go wrong with any choice though.  

After we ordered at the counter, we found a spot on the delightfully sunny patio so we could enjoy the perfectly warm fall afternoon. Sounds of an acoustic guitar and the gentle voice of a local musician graced our ears while we waited.  Our food came out not long after we propped our order’s number up on the table and we were all in heaven. The Cowboy Tacos and Salad were vibrant with organic black beans, corn, avocado, cilantro, tomatoes, red and green onions topped with chipotle ranch and BBQ sauce and sprinkled with crushed Fritos - a welcome surprise.  The Fig Tartine boasted aged Italian cured prosciutto, softened chevre cheese spread on grilled sourdough crostini topped with organic pine nuts, caramelized onions, fig chutney, blue cheese crumbles and fresh arugula glazed with a house balsamic reduction and local honey.  

We reached out to the Locale team to ask what inspired them to bring farm-to-table dining to Bakersfield.  They said, “Our owner was on the hunt for locally sourced food that she didn't have to make herself. Creative, locally sourced organic meals take time and work, life gets hectic and it's nice to not have to go to the farmer’s market, prep, cook and clean from time to time.”

The Locale Team strives “...to provide [their] customers with a creative and artistic experience from the ambiance with live music, murals, art features, our mural alley - to [their] serving presentations on bamboo boards, down to the scratch made sauces and components of [their] food.”

The Motor City Lexus of Bakersfield team definitely recommends Locale Farm to Table Eatery. You will walk away from Locale feeling satisfied, energized, and proud to contribute to a local business making a positive impact in the community. 

For more information on this casual, healthy lunch spot, visit them at 1723 18th Street Monday through Friday 10:30AM-2:30PM.  You can also check them out online at www.LocaleFarmtoTable.com or on their Facebook or Instagram

Standard across the 2020 Lexus lineup, Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 is an integrated suite of safety systems designed to move us closer toward an accident-free world. We’re going to highlight Lexus’ lane assistance systems to show you why Lexus technology equals safety.

What Type of Lane Assistance is Available? 

Lexus Safety System+ offers a variety of lane assistance systems. Lane Departure Alert is designed to provide an audible alert if an inadvertent lane departure is detected. Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist can take corrective measures with a slight pull on the steering wheel. Lane Keep Assist can integrate with the cruise-control system to help prevent drifting before it occurs.

Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 adds a second lane assistance feature to Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Lane Tracing Assist. This hands-on system integrates with All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control to help the driver keep their vehicle centered in the lane, even in traffic and on highways with gradual curves.

How Does it Work?

Lane Departure Alert is designed to use the vehicle's forward-facing camera to detect lane departure when traveling on relatively straight roads with clear white or yellow lane markings, as well as certain road edges or curbs. The system's current operating status is indicated through colored lane marking illustrations on the vehicle's Multi-Information Display (MID) and available Head Up Display (HUD). If Lane Departure Alert determines that the vehicle is starting to unintentionally deviate from its visibly marked lane, the system alerts the driver with an audible and visual alert and steering wheel vibration. When this alert occurs, drivers must carefully check the surrounding road before safely directing the vehicle back to the center of the lane.

In addition to the alert function, Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 Lane Departure Alert also includes Steering Assist. When this functionality is enabled and Lane Departure Alert senses that the vehicle is unintentionally drifting from its lane, the system may automatically make small corrective steering inputs to help the driver keep the vehicle in its lane.

For Lexus Safety System+ 2.0, Lane Departure Alert has been updated with Road Edge Detection, which may be capable of sensing the boundary between the road surface and the side of the road in the absence of clear lane markings.

Accidents happen, but with the Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 they can occur less.

Utilize Our Technology Specialists

We have dedicated Lexus Technology Specialists at Motor City Lexus of Bakersfield ready to help you learn to fully utilize your vehicle’s features.  Give us a call at (661)412-0496 or come visit us in the Bakersfield Auto Mall to get any of your questions answered. We look forward to helping you.