Feature Finder: Explore Your Lexus

June 20th, 2016 by

Want to know if your Lexus has a particular new feature or if the one you’re stalking online has an option that may not be listed in the vehicle description?  North Park Lexus at Dominion is here to help and we’ve put together a map for you to use while exploring your Lexus.  You can also contact our sales team directly since we can pull up the Feature List for any Lexus with just the VIN number.  Until then, use our Feature Finder below…

Feature Finder

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor is an incredibly valuable feature to have and most of the new Lexus models will come with this option (with exception to a few true base models), but how can you tell if your Lexus or one you are looking at has it?

Blind Spot Monitor

Some models have the Blind Spot Monitor button easily accessible and can be found around a cluster of other buttons on the driver’s side of the vehicle (see the NX and LS pictures above).  Other Lexus models, including the GX 460, RX 350 and RX 450h have this handy feature hidden in the MID (multi-information display) in front of the driver and accessible via the buttons on the steering wheel.   As pictured above, to turn on or turn off the Blind Spot Monitor for the GX or RX you will need to press the button that the arrow is pointing to on the steering wheel of your Lexus.  Press the center button then use the toggle feature (on the GX the toggle is the switch that says “ENTER” on it- you will push- don’t push in; just up & down to toggle) to scroll through different settings until you see BSM.  Press the center button again to turn it on or off.  You will know that the Blind Spot Monitor is turned on and ready if you see the green BSM icon on your MID.


BSM- Blind Spot Monitor on the Lexus GX MID

Other ways to tell if the Lexus has Blind Spot Monitor…

Park Assist and BSM controls PM PP

Lexus IS with Blind Spot Monitor


Lexus ES with Blind Spot Monitor


Lexus RC F SPORT with Blind Spot Monitor

AWD- All Weather Drive

Both the Lexus NX and RX have optional All-Weather Drive that features an additional electric motor to deliver instantaneous torque to the rear wheels, only when its needed.

Here is how to find out if your NX or RX has AWD…

AWD Feature Finder

The Lexus GX 460 and Lexus LX 570 have full-time 4WD and this feature will always be on, but you can find a button that looks similar to the one for the RX.  This button is for the locking differential.

Automatic Parking Brake

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The automatic parking brake is great and is something that you can just set then forget about it since when activated (green light is on), every time you put the vehicle in park the parking brake automatically sets and when you put the vehicle in drive or reverse, the parking brake will be taken off.  One less thing to worry about when you drive a Lexus!


To find out if you have Bluetooth and the ability to make handsfree calls and stream your music via BT, just look at your steering wheel.  If you have the buttons that look like a phone then you are in business!


Panoramic View Monitor (new for 2016)

The Panoramic View Monitor is new for the 2016 Lexus RX350 and RX450h.  Find out if your Lexus has this feature by looking for the distinct button below.  If you see this button then you will know that you also have Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert since they are grouped together.

Heated Wheel and Panoramic View Buttons

RX with Panoramic View Monitor (button with “View” text under the icon pictured above).

Triple Beam LED lights

The ultimate light and exclusively available on the Lexus GS F, LX 570 and select RX models.  Take a look at your front lights and if they look like these then you have one of the most coveted new Lexus feature: triple beam LED’s.


Have a question on any particular feature or want to know more about your Lexus?  Contact us at North Park Lexus at Dominion, your premiere Lexus dealership in San Antonio.

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