>>19177942>So Lexus is just as reliable and long-lasting as Toyota
Lexus is probably even more reliable mechanically and has better build quality.
It was only in 2016( or 2017) that Lexus began building the es in the United States even though it's Toyota twin, the Avalon, had been made in the u.s. lexus/Toyota did not feel the United States could produce the quality necessary for the Toyota badge till recently.
Toyota has two separate plants for their 5.7. one in the u.s. for tundras and Sequoias, one in Japan for land cruiser and Lexus lx. This is pretty inneficient, but Toyota will not risk poor build quality on their world class automobiles.