New and Used Lexus LS 460: Prices, Photos, Reviews, Specs — The Car Connection

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Lexus LS 460

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The LS is the Toyota mother-brand’s flagship It’s one of the best selling luxury cars on the market in the

Since its debut for the 1990 year, the LS range has gone four generations, all with styling, V-8 power (with add-ons in the current generation), and rear-wheel drive—though all-wheel now is an option. Today the LS competes the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7-Series, A8, and Jaguar XJ.

In its first generation, spanned from 1990-1994, the LS 400 changed the way American shoppers Japanese brands. Introduced at the Detroit auto show the Infiniti Q45), the first LS 400 was a warning shot fired the bow of BMW, Benz and Cadillac. It all the luxury-class bona fides of the fanatical attention to fit and finish, new with top-drawer customer and some charged, a lowball meant to lure buyers from other brands. It the LS drew several best-of gained a reputation for extreme and essentially launched the brand, a smaller ES 250 sedan gave something else to sell the $36,000 LS. While it wasn’t much for handling, the LS’ V-8 engine helped give the car the cabin of any luxury sedan, and it through a four-speed automatic to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds.

In its second generation, which ran the 1995 to the 2000 model Lexus upped power in the V-8 to 260 It didn’t look very from the first LS 400, but the new car shared only about 10 of its components with the original More powerful than the LS 400 also was lighter and quicker before, with an estimated mph time of 7.5 seconds and a top speed limited to 155 mph. New features an in-dash CD changer; the base had risen to more than A limited Coach edition in 1997, and a slight refresh was in 1998 with a 290-hp V-8 and a automatic. In 2000, the LS received airbags and stability control, a new vehicle arrived in 2001.

For the third generation, which in the 2001 model year and was through the 2006 model Lexus uprated the V-8 engine. The new V-8 4.3 liters and put out 290 hp and 320 pound-feet of torque. A new suspension all around with a package was offered. The new car was estimated at mph in 6.7 seconds, improving on the prior An air suspension was offered, as was a touchscreen LCD that operated the navigation A Mark Levinson sound came as an option, as did ventilated seats, massaging rear and adaptive cruise control. airbags were standard, with parking sensors. The of this Lexus LS began in the range, but top versions cost as as $70,000, neatly overlapping the brands from Europe. In an updated version with a automatic carried over its V-8 but also added knee and a choice of interior trim, maple wood, along new options such as Bluetooth and a rearview camera.

Lexus LS 460

With the fourth generation of the LS, spun off a new long-wheelbase edition as as a new hybrid edition. The new LS arrived in the model year; base LS 460 and LS 460 L long-wheelbase sedans came a new 4.6-liter V-8 with 380 horsepower, to a new eight-speed automatic. Still drive, the LS grew longer and the L-finesse styling theme would appear on subsequent vehicles, with a graceful, look. Long-wheelbase editions nearly 5 inches to the overall of the sedan, and a new multi-link suspension the former design. Performance again, with 0-60 mph at 5.7 seconds for either the short- or sedan. New interior features pushbutton start; hard-drive a heated steering wheel; and traffic. An executive package for the seat added DVD screens in the fold-down tray tables, and seats. Over the lifespan, the LS has features like an automatic feature and a lane-departure warning

In the 2008 model year, the The LS 600h L offered a 5.0-liter V-8 with batteries and electric for a total of 439 hp. It’s been for fuel economy that improve that of the standard too much—and the LS 600h L also up the tab to more than $100,000.

In Lexus updated the styling of the LS slightly, with new bumpers and and added an LS 460 Sport version improved handling, Brembo and paddle shifters for the Sport Shift transmission it shares the Lexus IS-F. As always, it with gas or hybrid powertrain exudes world-class fit and finish, and driving dynamics well-muted as it mid-life.

For 2013, a new performance-oriented LS 460 F Sport joined the lineup, and the rest of the LS fit in with the family look, Lexus’ latest ‘spindle’ Due to ongoing currency issues a strong yen versus the dollar, have risen significantly the 2014 Lexus LS lineup.

The LS is among the quietest sedans you can and in either V-8 or V-8 hybrid form, at least as swift as the competition’s four-doors. And while it lacks the touches of a Jaguar or an Audi, the LS’ backseat takes a to none, and in all the LS takes no backseat to any sedan for reliability. Take our for it—but also take the of J.D. Power, which has the Lexus LS its top-rated vehicle for the fifteen years in its annual Dependability Study .

Lexus LS 460
Lexus LS 460
Lexus LS 460

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