2013 Lexus LS Review: Car Reviews

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Refreshed LS is as dramatically new as its bold grille suggests


1. While technically a mid-cycle half of the LS’s 6,000 have been reengineered.

2. An air suspension delivers an even ride, helping to further the car’s bounce, pitch and

3. Most notable inside the is a new 12.3-inch display screen.

4. A new Select Mode adapts acceleration and braking response.

5. The edition to LS line-up is the LS 460 F Sport a more dramatic exterior, interior with better seats and an Alcantara headliner, not to 19-inch wheels, Brembo a unique chassis setup and a generator to help emphasize the character.

Now long in the tooth, the current LS sedan has been on the market way back in 2007 and so its no surprise to see it a slew of improvements to satisfy looking for the freshest look on the for 2013. In fact it’s overdue.

The line-up includes the LS 460, LS 460L, LS 600hL and the first-ever LS 460 F Sport. Immediately details include the dramatic new grille and an impressive new interior. But also plenty new that you see. In total, half of the 6,000-odd parts have reengineered and it shows in every


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LS is different in subtle ways, yet of a successful DNA of great engineering. The LS 460 and LS are available with rear-wheel and AWD drivetrains. Under the hood is a dual injection (conventional and V8 engine. The RWD model makes 386 (six more than and 367 lb-ft of torque. The AWD makes an two horsepower over it predecessor.

With a 0-60 mph time of 5.4 seconds, this big boat Fuel economy, however, brutal at 16-mpg city, highway and 19-mpg combined on the RWD with AWD models just one less both highway and Helping deliver the best in departments is a reworked 8-speed with shorter first and gears for better acceleration and third through eighth for fuel economy.

Totally in the large luxury segment is the LS L hybrid, mating a 5.0-liter V8 to an electric motor and using a CVT Making 389-hp and 385 lb-ft of on gasoline alone, it delivers a system output of 438 hp. Substantial it’s also capable of city, 23-mpg highway and 20 mpg Now available with AWD, economy numbers drop slightly, while the car gains a Torsen limited slip differential for better grip, and cornering.

Like many high-end manufactures, Lexus is tailoring its with a Drive Mode that allows for particular suspension and steering characteristics. include Eco, Normal and and function to what their imply. LS models equipped air suspension (optional on the LS 460 and standard on the add Comfort and Sport S+ modes. And for the Sport S+ makes the drive intense, improving the steering, and braking sensitivity.

One of the standout improvements that can be felt is the revised air suspension Previously all four wheels independently (which you’d would be a good thing), but now the acts as a whole, helping control the three types of movements (bounce, pitch and With an almost unmatched glide, it also helps a large vehicle feel and easily maneuverable.

Further that sensation is a new steering with a gear ratio eight percent more

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