2010 Lexus LS 460 Road Test Review

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Lexus LS460

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LEXUS LS 460

Vehicle Style: Large sedan

Engine: 4.6 litre petrol DOHC V8

Outputs:

Transmission: 8 speed tiptronic

Official fuel efficiency: l/100km

On test fuel 12.9 l/100km

CO2 emissions:

In a segment that#39;s dominated by marques, Lexus is sometimes as the builder of beautifully appointed but dull cars. Brilliant but dull – that’s you’ll hear.

But lay your aside; the Lexus LS 460 offers a lot of for your money, a solid and bulletproof build.

Quality: The fit and finish of all interior is first class. It is a spoiling interior, although starting to a little dated compared to new 7 Series and Benz#39;s S-Class .

The leather is soft and supple, the adjustable front and rear offer superb support and and aside from the centre seat there#39;s acres of shoulder room and headroom.

The rear seats have a function, power retractable shield the rear occupants sunlight (and the peasantry), and climate control.

Equipment: The LS 460 has an list of standard equipment, dusk-sensing xenon headlamps, wipers, ventilated and heated seats, keyless entry and sat-nav, 19-speaker premium Levinson audio with rear DVD player, moonroof, sensors and reversing camera.

Storage: At 440 litres the boot exactly tight, but thanks to the of ventilation equipment and power rear seats, there#39;s no to free up more room by the rear seats down.

The 4.6 litre is powerful and torquey, with eight gears, short of breath. Gearshifts are acceleration is seamless and as brisk as you it to be.

The LS 460 is a big car, and that can create in tight quarters. However, are lots of parking aids and in traffic is no more challenging piloting any other large

Refinement: As is typical for a Lexus, the LS 460 is the of refinement. The cabin is so well from engine, suspension, and wind noise that almost church-like.

Suspension: The air is soft by default, but can be firmed up with the push of a console-mounted The big Lexus handles well for a car of its and weight when in Sport

Left in Comfort mode, the is beautifully cosseting.

Braking: feel is the only substantial on the LS 460#39;s report card. Our car had a soft pedal, and, the car#39;s prodigious ability to speed it seems odd that it so reluctant to shed it.

SAFETY |

Lexus LS460

ANCAP rating: Not tested.

features: A total of ten airbags front, dual front side airbags front and plus full-length curtain with stability control, control, ABS, EBD and brake

WARRANTY AND SERVICING

Warranty: 48 months/100,000km

Service Service costs vary; your Lexus dealer purchase.

BMW 750i ($276,900) of luxury and a newer design, but legroom isn#39;t as generous. got plenty of brand cachet and a twin-turbo V8, but you pay a hefty premium for it.

S 500 ($293,760) The S-Class may have recently updated, but, the Lexus, is built on an ageing At $100,000 more than the it#39;s expensive.

Audi A8 4.2 FSI ($225,904) Audi#39;s fresh new A8 is with technology and has similar to the Lexus. It is a little more than the Lexus but far, far than its German competitors.

If you must have a European the A8 makes a strong case.

all prices are Manufacturer’s List and do not include dealer delivery or costs.

TMR VERDICT | OVERALL

loads of gadgets, a sweet but V8, supple suspension and brilliant accommodation, the LS 460 offers cosseting and silent, effortless transport. Of at the price, it’s not for lesser

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