Toyota makes Lexus cars. Lexus is the luxury brand owned by Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. The first Lexus hit the American market in 1989. Lexus vehicles are made primarily in Japan, but a plant in Kentucky makes some Lexus ES sedans, and another facility in Ontario, Canada, produces RX and RXh crossover SUVs.
For five years in a row, the Lexus ES has earned the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award among luxury cars. Even more remarkable is its streak with our Brand Image Awards. Lexus has been the Most Trusted Luxury Brand since 2016.