2013 Lexus Technology: Advanced Features Available In The New Model Year

Lexus prides itself on giving its customers the best of the best. This is certainly true when it comes to technology. For instance, the 12.3-inch, split-screen multimedia display is an important attribute of the Lexus line. This useful screen is from four to seven inches bigger than most console screens. While it’s true that many car companies are offering Bluetooth, Lexus offers an enhanced system which not only allows hands free phone calling, but also allows drivers to access their mobile contacts through voice command. In addition, the Bluetooth system allows the contacts to be viewed on the Navigation system display. Lexus drivers can use the touchscreen or voice command with the Lexus full navigation system, multiple audio/stereo choices, and the Lexus Enform App suite.


The typical Lexus features a premium sound system. These high tech electronics come with a digital sound processor, automatic sound leveler, a six-CD changer and 10 speakers. Lexus offers iPod connectivity, iTunes tagging, HD Radio, and complimentary SiriusXM satellite radio. HD radio and SiriusXM give you access to a wide range of music, news and sports. iTunes tagging makes it easy to find a new favorite again. If you want more speakers and surround sound, you can opt for the Lexus line’s Mark Levinson Reference Surround Sound Audio System. This 450-watt, 20-20,000 Hz system comes with 19 speakers and a 7.1 channel architecture. You won’t find sound like this anywhere but the most excellent concert venues. For the back seat, Lexus offers a DVD player with dual screens, wireless headphones and a wireless remote. One package offers rear seat audio controls, allowing a VIP in the back seat to control the stereo.

To help you make decisions and keep in touch, Lexus includes the Enform App Suite. This system, displayed on your multimedia screen, uses Bing for easy searching. Pre-loaded apps include Facebook Places, MovieTickets.com, OpenTable, and Yelp. You also get Pandora and iHeartRadio for more music choices. Most apps can be controlled by voice via pre-installed voice-recognition software or through a compatible smartphone. In the event of a breakdown or accident, SafetyConnect, which is available with Enform, can connect you directly to help 24/7.

2013 Lexus GS Dashboard

The Navigation System includes a hard disk drive, where maps and data are stored for future use, with accommodation for up to 8 million points of interest like stores, eateries, parks, theaters and more. Display maps are easy to see on the large screen, and turn-by-turn directions get you where you want to go. The system responds to 100 voice commands, and it functions in English, Spanish or French. With the navigation system and SiriusXM, you can also get XM NavTraffic and XM NavWeather, which provide up-to-date information for any area on your route. You can also enjoy XM Sports and Stocks.

Also, Lexus technologies work to keep you comfortable. An enhanced heater can create heat faster to help cope with cold weather. A heated steering wheel, heated seats, and cooled seats are favorite options. A dual climate system, including a rear climate concierge, are also possibilities. The executive class seating package, for instance, offers a four-zone system with infrared rear passenger temperature sensor and rear overhead ducts, allowing rear-seat passengers the same comfort as the driiver. Some packages now offer cool boxes in the front or rear, making it easy to reach for a cold drink whenever you need it.

However, Luxus technology possibilities aren’t limited to the dashboard of course. There are all kinds of tech features flowing through the veins of the exceptional Lexus line. The smart key system is a multi-function remote, keyless entry and push-button start all rolled into one easy-to-use, fun-to-play-with technology.

In Lexus braking technology, Brake Assist boosts braking power, Smart Stop Assist reduces throttle, and Electronic Brake Distribution moves braking pressure to the tires that need it. Some Lexus vehicles take advantage of track proven technology by including Brembo brakes for the fastest stop outside of NASCAR. Other safety electronic features include Electronic Stability Control to balance the vehicle on tight curves or sharp turns, and Traction Control to stop skidding on slick or icy roads.

Lexus recognizes that humans don’t have eyes in the back of their heads. It also recognizes that cars invariably create blind spots. To remedy these problems, it offers some wonderful advanced technology. Parking distance sensors, back-up cameras, wide and side view cameras, and a blind spot monitor are all options to help the driver park, change lanes and even turn safely. A dual-swivel front headlight can turn with the steering wheel, allowing the driver to see what’s next on the road ahead. With all of the technology on a 2013 Lexus, it’s top of its class as usual.

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