Review: The 2013 Lexus LS 600h L hybrid tries to prove you can have it…

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Review: The 2013 Lexus LS L hybrid tries to prove you can it all

Maybe you can’t have it all in a fast, ultra-luxury sedan, but the Lexus LS 600h L hybrid makes it seem like you It should satisfy most some hard-to-please—luxury car buyers.


to the LS 600h L are the Mercedes-Benz S400 and BMW 7-Series ActiveHybrid.

The Lexus LS L is no sports sedan, nor is it supposed to when it weighs a hefty pounds—or 5,203 pounds the costly, optional executive package that is popular in

Big shots there like to be as they ride in the back, and the (205-inch) LS 600h L (compared to the 200-inch-length LS 460) gives limo-style rear seating.

However there’s only for two in the thick back seats the Executive Seating package, has a console separating the two roomy The package’s items include power seats and audio and controls. There are a number of gadgets to play with, back and front.

In America, you’re a high-roller or sports or star, I’d go with three-across rear seating.

The LS 600h L has supportive front seats, and its sort of resembles a 747 jet’s panel, with many complex controls. But things are easy to figure out, for older folks without the savvy of kids, and backlit aren’t washed out by sunlight. The console is large, but doesn’t get in the way of leg

The trunk has a low, wide but is only moderately large for a car because the hybrid system into its space.

The highly LS 600h L is a super-quiet, beautifully car. That’s why the “Lemon guide that Lexus in the glove compartment seems silly. On the other hand, a very technically and mechanically sedan, which is why the  owner’s manual is a staggering 932 long.

The LS 600h L still a bit floaty on certain imperfect That happens even a driver twists a console and selects “Sport” mode sporty driving.” Lexus the Sport mode helps steering performance and driving by simultaneously controlling the steering and besides the hybrid system.

I just a little difference “Sport” and “Normal” modes. The is fine most of the time. But I feel no difference between mode and a “Comf/Econ” mode, Lexus say is “suitable for city Driving the car for more than a may have caused me to feel difference between those

Steering of the LS 600h L is precise, via its wood-and-leather wheel. And this generally rides like a carpet, thanks partly to its variable air suspension.

Standard drive helps handling secure, even when in mode when zipping decreasing radius turns freeways. The anti-skid/traction control, the 19-inch alloy wheels, help here.

The anti-lock which have electronic distribution, are strong. And they have an odd, artificial as they do in some gas/electric vehicles.

A worthy extra is the pre-collision system with dynamic radar cruise and an active pedestrian detection with infrared cameras.

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The very high-tech LS 600h L is with comfort, convenience and items—including my test car”s 19-speaker surround sound system. Handy touches a power open/close trunk lid and open/close windows that go all the way in the rear.

But don’t get the idea this is a luxury slug. It 0-60 m.p.h. in 5.5 seconds, a top speed electronically limited to 130 The gas-electric powertrain generates a 438 horsepower, with a 5-liter V8 and you can extra torque provided by the system’s two electric motors.

The setup of the LS 600h L is so smooth some might not be able to if the car is all-gas or all-electric. While the LS 460 has an 8-speed regular automatic the LS 600h L is equipped with a continuously variable automatic which can be manually shifted.

Fuel economy of the LS 600h is an 19 miles per gallon in the city and 23 on although my test LS 600h those numbers during a mix of city and occasionally moderately freeway driving.

The Lexus economy numbers beat of the regular non-hybrid LS 460 model’s 386 4.6-liter V-8, which an estimated 16 miles per gallon in the but also 23 miles per gallon on Premium fuel is called for either gas engine.

Some may in this “green” driving era the LS 600h L has “hybrid” discreetly on the bottom of each rear Is the LS 600h L worth the extra compared to the regular gas-only which starts at $71,990–or with an extended wheelbase and drive? It’s your

Price: $119,910

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