Lexus of Tulsa customers drive the finest vehicles in the world and have equally high expectations from their dealership. We invite you to visit Lexus of Tulsa and experience the pride every Lexus of Tulsa associate takes to provide quality service to our customers. We strive to provide a superior ownership experience with special benefits such as complimentary car washes for life, complimentary loan cars, and more.  Lexus of Tulsa is proud to be a member the Don Thornton Automotive Group which has been a industry leader in customer service for over 50 years.

About Don Thornton

Don is an accomplished businessman who was twice recognized by Time Magazine as one of the top ten automobile dealers in the nation. Don came from a working class family and put himself through college in part by joining his college’s Air Force ROTC program. After graduation, he served his four-year commitment as an instructor, navigator and pilot. When he returned to civilian life, Don took a job as a stockbroker at a regional firm. But after three years, he switched career paths and began a new job as an automobile salesman. He quickly moved into management positions and in a few years became the general sales manager at a large Ford dealerships in Dallas. Because he had demonstrated success as a manger, he was chosen over a large number of other applicants to purchase a struggling Ford dealership in Tulsa, which he soon turned it into one of the highest ranked Ford dealerships in the state.

He sold this Ford dealership after 26 years in 1997 but shortly reentered the auto business by purchasing a Lexus dealership when he was in his early sixties, an age when many men would have considered retirement. He has continued to expand and has purchased dealerships for five other brands. Despite his success, Don is a modest man. When you talk to him he will say a lot of his success was luck. But like many successful people, what he talks about as luck clearly represents opportunities that were presented to him because he had demonstrated that he stood out as a manager in his industry. Don’s story is also a good example of how you can balance a successful business career with your family life.

Don was married to his wife Barbara for over 65 years and raised three wonderful daughters.


We will provide the best vehicle sales and service experience for our customers. We will do this in a way that will foster the continuous improvement of our people and our company. We will be a top-performing, thoroughly professional, and genuinely caring organization in all that we do.

  • We will be at the top when measured against appropriate business standards of performance in every function, in every department, in every dealership.
  • We will pursue quality and profitability with the aim to stay in business and provide jobs for our people.
  • The development of our people is essential to our growth and future success. We will provide training and education to encourage the long-term employment and professional advancement of all our associates.
  • We will strive for constant improvement and innovation in all that we do.
  • We will earn and re-earn the goodwill, trust and confidence of our customers and colleagues every day.
  • The highest ethical standards will guide everything we do.
  • Our suppliers are important to our success. We will establish long-term relationships with suppliers whose values and quality are consistent with ours.


We build exceptionally nice facilities because we judge ourselves not against other car dealerships but against all the other fine retail and service organizations that serve our customers. It is important to us that you enjoy your experience and feel the respect and appreciation you deserve.



Our associates succeed together because they motivate and inspire each other. No matter the department or individual, we provide an unparalleled customer service experience through teamwork and dedication. Our commitment to this level of customer service was established over a century ago and continues to guide us today.

Lexus of Tulsa 36.100670, -95.887160.