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Lexus LS 460 AWD

Ride Review: Lexus LS 460

Lexus LS 460 AWD – All Photos by Randy

Why do we go “all out” when we something luxurious?

Is it the allure of status and tax bracket level? Is it awestruck at the amount of technology and inside each one of these

The answer to these questions down to a simple rule of when presented with a from an upscale brand. No the sticker price, these have to feel “special.”

is enough mixture of technology, and luxury on board each one to your own driving experience. there is a pecking order Lexuses. Without delving the rarified air if the LFA supercar, the top of the range the LS – as it as since 1989.

The flagship of the lineup underwent some in a few places for 2013. The “spindle makes its appearance on the LS, giving personality to the big sedan. It certainly is a improvement upon recent LS but is the grille enough to invite to experience the “special” feeling of flagship?

The LS starts with its presence – in the short wheelbase version. the “spindle grille,” a long reaches to a nicely sloped and a bespoke roof line. The are huge – still on the short model – and open wide to everyone. The rear end is pure with its huge taillights and deck lid.

Standard alloy wheels do not detract the overall elegance of the LS. If you must a larger presence, optional are available on the regular LS 460 – in both and long wheelbase models. You also set the side mirrors to in when you lock up the LS.

Step those huge doors, and you are to a cabin worthy of its flagship The operative word is room – and is a lot of it. Rear seat passengers can into buttery semi-aniline with a fold-down center There are plenty of vents and to make yourself right at – in the short wheelbase model,

Front seat occupants are sitting on thrones. These are big, comfortable, and offer of power-assisted positions to get comfortable. In model, both front occupants get adjustable heated and seats. However, the console is high, but not too obtrusive to get to the shifter, the Touch controller, and other

The interior’s materials are quite The roof liner in this is alcantara, another luxury not looked at enough. You have of real wood encased in plastic and leather everywhere you

Yet, a Lexus owner have no trouble navigating the panel. Instrumentation is clear big dials and a changeable TFT screen for trip, economy, and vehicle The Remote Touch controller on the handles the wide center for infotainment, navigation, and Lexus functions. All other controls are to use and right to the touch. In terms of the standard LS short wheelbase offers ten airbags strategically to protect everyone on board.

Motivating this flagship is the 4.6liter V8, with 360 horsepower and 347 of torque. This configuration only with the all-wheel system. For rear-drive models, power numbers jump to 386 and 367 pound-feet of torque. Either this engine is smooth and Press the throttle harder and you can it move and hear it roar.


drive lines connect to an automatic that you cannot any shifts from. Just the tachometer to see how quickly the gears to the next one. This came with all-wheel providing superior grip Dunlop SP Sport Plus sticking to the ground.

Lexus LS 460 AWD

Three words describe the experience of the LS: Soft, smooth and The ride is supple, keeping comfortable on even rougher The suspension does react to surfaces, but does its best to things on an even keel. You do get a of roll and lean in the turns, but you be amazed how composed the LS is for a car of its size. is very sharp, though artificial in feel. Yet, you be amazed how good of a turning the 200-inch long LS has to offer. are soft to the touch, but will well. Expect longer usual stops in both and panic situations.

However, the part of the LS is the silence you feel on the road. The oft initial exhaust or tire noise from surfaces are the only sounds you hear in an otherwise hushed experience. There is one thing to While it is quiet, smooth and – the LS is far from numb. There is a feeling of being alive this big Lexus.

The fear of owning a 4,600-pound flagship is its impact on fuel However, this LS will you. This V8-powered drive short wheelbase turned an average of 22.4MPG.

A LS 460 short wheelbase, rear-wheel model starts at $72,900. all-wheel drive, short example came with a price of $79,249. If you must everything, the hybrid LS 600h L wheelbase model is available all of the boxes ticked at $134,875.

will be plenty of people who admit to being completely by the Lexus LS. It certainly had a “special” at ease with the world, even being daunted by its at times. It is a wonderful luxury

The key to these thoughts about the LS is how it was just uncomplicated to drive. you get past the Remote Touch, the LS is simple. This could be a of a flagship you could be on board

We can argue on which flagship would be suitable for those the means to own one. If you happen to be one the finances to do so, you might consider the LS as your next flagship.

You at least go “all out” you drive one.

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

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