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Driver’s Seat: With LS460, it’s the inside counts

By Scott Sturgis


Lexus LS460 AWD: friends and neighbors.

Price: If you to ask. well, OK, $75,080

pitch: Someday your will flash before eyes. Make it worth (Spoken with authority a Gimme Some Lovin’ guitar riff.)

Conventional Worth watching also helicopters, ball gowns and and big cities.

Reality: Ooooh,

Smoothness showdown: Cut Mr. Driver’s in half each October and see one more ring has been Pondering his own life flashing his eyes, he started to dream big for his So we’ll spend this gliding in luxury: Next we ride in the Cadillac XTS VSport. we’ll move out of stratospheric prices down the road the Acura RLX and the wannabe of the pack, the Kia and see if that last 25 grand is well spent.

Oohs and aahs: I had the good of taking this across the to visit family. And everyone’s was the same as mine — really nice interior. The drapes occupants in all the luxury one expect in this price Roomy, supple leather Wood steering wheel. trim all around.

The back seat: Keeping a in mind, the rear seat offers beyond-generous accommodations. the driver’s seat moves all the way when the car shuts down, Kid 4.0 reported his feet didn’t notice from back The rear armrest is a wonderful And the electric rear sunshade the skin from turning red at the of a button.

In control: One would the stereo and heater controls — dated sounds so Rather than whiz-bang screen graphics, we’re with two chrome dials and a of buttons for the radio and another of buttons for the heater control. and pretty.

Make up for lost time: you’re out of that traffic the LS460’s 4.6-liter V8 has 386 horses at the to get you to the front of the line just as as it can.

Shifty: The smooth, 8-speed transmission comes shiftable sport mode, the shifting feels just OK. Use it as a limiter, where it’ll top out it reaches whatever gear you And the sport mode doesn’t to change the tuning noticeably, resides somewhere between handling and gliding.

In automatic I actually felt some now and again. Surprising.

The big screen: The LCD is to for. Drivers can see the map, a of exits coming up, and information the song that’s playing, all at and clearly. Even Mrs. Seat christened it a delight to and probably the biggest we’ve seen.

Plenty of storage: The trunk is like ’73 LeSabre-size, if serves.

Clear display: The are clear but not particularly fancy.

Lexus LS 460

shift: The dome light pretty ambient lighting, getting in the way of the driver’s view or the rearview mirror. And the welcome one from different lights at night compares to the red carpet

A great view: Visibility in the is fantastic.

Cool stuff: An available prevention system retracts belts and adds braking if a collision seems imminent. A spot monitor can be had as well. wheels help make the as smooth and whisper-quiet as any I’ve

Unplugged: A $75,000 car and no 110-volt I have a 2008 Vibe has one.

Fuel economy: at 18 mpg combined, premium fuel (I must have gotten a of the good life, because I to note my observed mileage.)

it’s built: Tahara,

How it’s built: The Lexus LS a recommended rating from Reports, and most of its systems are excellent over the past or so years.

Next week: 2014 XTS VSport AWD Platinum.

Scott a freelance auto writer, can be at mrdriversseat@gmail.com Wheels, a special supplement, appears inside Post-Gazette.

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