At a Glance
|Pricing||$72,520 - $82,305|
|Drive Types||RWD, AWD|
|Fuel Economy||16 (city), 23-24 (highway)|
By most accounts, the Lexus LS is perfect. Outstanding levels of build quality and reliability have propelled it near the top of a short list of large luxury automobiles. The LS is offered in two wheelbases with a 4.6L V8 under the hood, yielding the LS460 and LS460L models. A gasoline/electric hybrid model combining a V8 engine with electric motors is sold as the LS600h L. The conservative styling of the fourth generation LS gave it the distinct presence that it predecessors had lacked. On the inside, the LS features high levels of luxury and the long wheelbase model even offers a rear seat package with a reclining ottoman, personal DVD player and cooler. A host of electronics and driving aids are befitting a vehicle that competes with complicated German luxury sedans. The LS even offers a system that will assist in parking the car for you.
History seems to be repeating itself. The Lexus LS upended the luxury segment a quarter-century ago, and one reason was that it made a powerful V8 engine standard when it was a very expensive extra-cost option in some European models and not even available in others. Just change the year to 2015, and the situation seems to be replaying. A supremely smooth, standard 386-horsepower 4.6-liter V8 teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission is only one facet...Read.
|LS 460||4.6l V8 (386-bhp)||A8||RWD||16/24/20||65||$72,520|
|LS 460 L||4.6l V8 (360-bhp)||A8||RWD||16/24/20||65||$78,820|
|LS 460||4.6l V8 (386-bhp)||A8||AWD||16/23/19||62||$75,465|
|LS 460 L||4.6l V8 (360-bhp)||A8||AWD||16/23/19||62||$82,305|