Word of Mouth: Hudson Valley, NY

Buddhist retreats, mirror tents and grass-fed burgers in our guide to the riverside region

One of the great pastimes of living in NYC has always been leaving it. When the heat and hustle of the city get to be too much, New Yorkers are looking for one thing: the quickest way out. Thanks to Lexus and their generous loan of the 2013 RX 350 F Sport, we were able to do just that. Bearing down on country roads in …

Test Drive: 2014 Lexus IS F Sport

Track time at Rockingham Speedway with the luxury sport sedan

Since taking the helm at Toyota Motor Company in 2009, president and CEO Akio Toyoda has been pushing hard for a more innovative direction. So far many of the company’s talking points have been downplayed as hype, but the 2014 fleet looks to change that. Perhaps no other model delivers more assuredly than the 2014 IS F Sport, an entry-level luxury sports sedan that is …

Test Drive: Lexus ES 300H

Test-driving Lexus' sportiest ES to date, now in hybrid

As Lexus strives to improve its public image, the company recently revamped the previously somewhat frumpish ES in a pair of 2013 models that first debuted at last month’s New York Auto Show: the ES 300H and ES 350. With a lower, wider and longer body, spindle grill and clean front-to-back lines, the car represents a beaut of a sedan for the entry-level luxury market. …