Car Review: 2013 Lexus LS460 AWD

17 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Car Review: 2013 Lexus LS460 AWD
Lexus LS460

Car Review: 2013 Lexus AWD

If you#8217;re looking for a four-door that offers a superb and impeccable silence then you want to check out the 2013 LS460.

This Starfire Lexus LS460 tester came with the optional all-wheel-drive for all-weather safety and We tested the car for a week in and around and up into the mountains to try out the completely luxury sedan.

It keeps the powertrain that it#8217;s using since 2006; a and silky all-aluminum 4.6-liter V8. But the model is now making 360 horsepower, is 26 hp less than the standard variant. It comes mated to the first (in 2007) eight-speed transmission.

 The LS460 AWD gets an 16/23 mpg City/Highway.

What’s new for

Lexus claims there are 15 firsts for the 2013 LS, with 50 of its parts being totally from the outgoing model. the luxury sedan gets signature spindle grille. the LS460 sees new improved over the previous model and a sophisticated (read: complicated) control.

The new climate control is too for my tastes. Whenever it takes pages in the owners manual to how the “Climate Concierge” works, too complex. The system locks in the fan with the temperature setting and be changed.

Toyota engineers thought way too on this one.

Lexus did on the heated/cooled seats that 50% faster than before. also have an automatic that links it to the temperature in the cabin.

The driver can select a setting if they choose.

The LS460 also comes a Remote Touch Interface, a computer mouse, that things quickly and intuitively. The of the LS460 is what you would from Lexus. It’s with luxury features and the is top notch.

Lexus LS460

The 2013 LS460 all-wheel-drive comes in 418 pounds than the standard drive It shows up in the driving dynamics. The AWD also has 26 less horsepower to a different exhaust system, and is slower. We could tell the as we took the luxury sedan up into the foothills west of

It took more gas to get the AWD car up the hill. The gearbox work well, but still can’t match the

Ride quality and cabin are superb

The ride quality is the LS460 shines. It has a silky ride and the eerie level of inside the cabin is superb. improved the sound isolation on the LS and you can hear (or not hear) the difference at speeds. And to reduce exterior noise, engineers added wings on the A pillar that are noticeable. The LS delivers a superb and impeccable silence.

Five dynamic modes are available to adjust ride and and other dynamics.

The LS460 standard with Intuitive Assist and Auto Door This tester came Blind Spot Monitor and Cross Traffic Alert systems ($500). The LS 460 and LS 460 AWD come with a coil spring suspension with electric steering which contributes to the feel.

The optional Mark audio system ($1,580) 19 speakers delivered excellent as we traveled during the week.


The 2013 Lexus AWD is all-new for 2013 with improvements. The luxury sedan is quiet, offers an impeccable and the V8 coupled to the eight-speed automatic is silky smooth. It’s not the powerful luxury sedan in the but the all-wheel-drive provides excellent driving capability.

If you#8217;re for a luxury four-door sedan offers a superb ride and silence then you will to check out the 2013 Lexus .

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