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Lexus LS 460 AWD


2009 Lexus LS 460 AWD

Tactile for the Innocuous

After sampling the sophisticated, yet simple beauty of the XF, I was somewhat apprehensive about this new Lexus LS 460 AWD. You being objective with car driven is hard enough on its own to back comparisons with that crawled under skin is something else.

y2009m5d5-Cruising-to-Deli-Tech-in-a-Lexus-LS-460. In many ways, it fit in the demographic that frequents deli. That’s not a bad thing.

The big LS 460 is the largest, most luxurious in the Lexus fleet. There are Lexus 460 vehicles to choose The normal, rear drive which I sampled a few years (more on that in a minute), the model which adds inches to the back seating for limo-like space and the all-wheel-drive variant which uses the sized LS 460 and adds a full AWD with Torsen® limited-slip differential to maximize power capability front and rear.

This package, along the navigation package, brought the to around $75,000. In this the Lexus presents itself as a against the Mercedes Benz S and BMW 7 series its main rivals. As a machine, the Germans win, but as a machine the Lexus is a compelling

When selecting “comfort” you delight in one of the smoothest rides on the This, despite the heavy AWD was a remarkable feat. When you “sport” the ride stiffens and the sharpens. This is not a track to be sure and I recommend the Germans for any pretensions; however, this holds up well to impulsive The AWD system was barely noticeable I pushed so hard that the lbs Lexus began to under-steer at moment. The front end simply itself into the direction I was at and the traction control limited my to insure a safe corner.

The Lexus LS 460 AWD will do whatever you ask of it little complaint. The noise is well muted, yet you can hear a of the wonderful 4.6 liter V8’s Comfort is luxury-liner exemplary, the system is top notch and day to day handling is as as driving a Toyota Camry. took some time used to as this is a massive Still, once learning the the Lexus was as easy to park as any mid sized vehicle. The backup truly helps in this

One neat toy I played with was the adjustable adaptive variable air with electronically modulated Simply put, it raises the sedan three to four at the push of a button. The juvenile in me to scratch his preverbal beard considering the possibilities. AWD combined a high ride height? IS a rather powerful 357 horsepower 4.6 V8 that cranks out 344 lbs feet of why not use it?

Imagine: a GIANT rally

Lexus LS 460 AWD

I quickly came to my senses and that this is an executive not a pavement bruiser. Thus, I to drive it as such and headed on I25 to Colorado Springs. The 8-speed eight) sequential-shift automatic controlled transmission was seamless in High speed cruising was and with so much room in the for passengers, it made me wonder why would select the “L”

It was during my testing loop I began to find things I questioned. I drove this before and loved the extremely seats but little else. The design is as lifeless as the exterior. The oak and black leather interior less luxurious than the Genesis I recently tested and was at best.

There was nothing invigorating in techno-marvel. Yes, even the anchors work electronically and the in all materials is undeniable. Still, I as if I was driving an older vehicle, in way.

This is where is genius.

There are many who do not want the flash of an ostentatious yet, they desire a superior vehicle that any automaker and won’t embarrass at the country club. The Lexus LS 460 AWD is car with the added piece of that foul weather and snow will not defeat its to coddle the driver from A to point B year round.

Indeed, with this it is not about how it makes you look; it is how is makes you feel.

Lexus LS 460 AWD
Lexus LS 460 AWD
Lexus LS 460 AWD

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