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Car Review: An all new design on the 2013 LS 460

DALLAS . September 9, 2013 new this year in the Lexus is the Lexus LS 460. A luxury the Lexus LS 460 for 2013 offers bigger and better styling a new face that is not only aggressive, but an interior with quality materials and padded for extra comfort.

The 2013 LS 460 F-Sport

Take note too the touchscreen is now a remote touch with a mouselike control and a screen for better viewing.

squarely among the competition for the sedan market, this will be vying for buyers who are the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, Jaguar XJ or the Benz S-Class.

The LS 460 is full-size, but is available in either a or extended wheelbase, the latter a LS 460 L. Offering room for five the L has a four-passenger option adding a console in the back seat.

The goodies on the LS 460 regular or extended are 18-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, LED fog lamps, and power-folding mirrors, automatic front and rear parking rearview camera, sunroof, door closers, keyless dual-zone automatic climate power front seats, seat memory functions, and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel.

on this Lexus include the Touch interface with a display screen, navigation and all the audio connectivity goodies asmartphone-integrated apps and a 10-speaker system.

The Comfort package automatically standard on the 460 L and will give you a trunk, heated and cooled seats, and a power rear

In addition, if you opt for stand-alone features you from 19-inch wheels, air suspension, upgraded leather or a heated steering wheel.

is an All Weather package that give you headlamp washers and a de-icer or the Ultra Luxury with a four-zone climate six-way power rear that not only heat, but cool and massage.

The LS 460 regular comes with a F Sport offering 19-inch wheels, brakes, a limited-slip differential, air suspension and steering, transmission paddles on the steering wheel and downshifts.

The LS 460 L offers the Executive-Class package with comforts a two-seat configuration and center power passenger-side ottoman, rear side sunshades and a DVD entertainment system with a drop-down screen.

Under the hood the 2013 LS 460 has a 4.6-liter V8 engine pushing 386 with 360 pound-feet of torque on the rear-wheel drive or 360 horsepower and 347 feet of torque on the all-wheel with an eight-speed automatic standard.

For safety, this comes equipped with brakes, traction and stability front knee, front and side curtain airbags as as a rearview camera. There is the Lexus Safety Connect automatic collision notification, assist button, enhanced assistance and a stolen vehicle

Depending on additional features is also a blind-spot warning with a rear cross-traffic system, an adaptive cruise system with a pre-collision and an Advanced Pre-Collision system a driver-attention monitor equipped to action in a dangerous situation if the does not.

The interior on the Lexus LS 460 definitely keeps up the competition with the redesign as leather or a leather looking has been used with stitching and more wood for a modern look and feel.

note that the Remote interface controls just everything inside the vehicle and it is easy to use and understand.

The seats and back are comfortable and spacious in the regular wheelbase, big kudos to the wheelbase L as the ride at this is downright luxurious add to that the Seating package and you are top-of-the-line with an 18 cubic feet

Of course, a vehicle with interior has to drive just as and this Lexus does that offering a uber-quiet and with the Comfort mode get the choice of this or Normal or mode) and you can only wonder if can get any better.

Should You Need to Of particular interest is that the package option is 0.4 of an inch than the other versions with air springs just for the and stabilizer bars too.

Per Gallon: EPA-estimated fuel is 16 miles per gallon in the city and 24 per gallon on the highway.

Cost: You will find a tag of about $72,885 is where one sits.

Rita Cook is a of the Texas Auto Writers and can be followed on Twitter at @ritacook13. She is a 15-year veteran journalist and her latest book from Press www.historypress.net is about cocktails in the Dallas/Fort Worth

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