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

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Lexus LS460

Lexus LS 460

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The LS is the Toyota mother-brand’s flagship model. It’s one of the best full-size luxury cars 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 offered all the luxury-class bona of the competition–with fanatical attention to fit and new dealerships with top-drawer service, and some charged, a price meant to lure away from other It worked: the LS drew several awards, gained a reputation for durability, and essentially launched the though a smaller ES 250 sedan dealers something else to besides the $36,000 LS. While it lauded much for handling, the sewing-machine-smooth V-8 engine helped the car the quietest cabin of any luxury and shuttled it through a four-speed to 60 mph in about 8.5 seconds.

In its second which ran from the 1995 to the model year, Lexus power in the V-8 to 260 horsepower. It didn’t very different from the LS 400, but the new car reportedly shared about 10 percent of its components the original car. More than before, the LS 400 also was and quicker than before, an estimated 0-60 mph time of 7.5 and a top speed again limited to 155

New features included an in-dash CD the base price had risen to than $50,000. A limited edition bowed in 1997, and a refresh was issued in 1998 a 290-hp V-8 and a five-speed automatic. In the LS received side airbags and control, before a new vehicle in 2001.

For the third generation, appeared in the 2001 model and was offered through the 2006 year, Lexus uprated the V-8 The new V-8 displaced 4.3 liters and put out 290 hp and 320 pound-feet of A new control-arm suspension all around a sport package was offered. The new car was at 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds, improving on the version. An air suspension was offered, as was a LCD panel that operated the system.

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 LS460

With the generation of the LS, Lexus spun off a new edition as well as a new hybrid The new LS arrived in the 2007 model base LS 460 sedans and LS 460 L long-wheelbase came with a new 4.6-liter V-8 380 horsepower, teamed to a new eight-speed Still rear-wheel drive, the LS longer and adopted the L-finesse theme that would on subsequent Lexus vehicles, a graceful, feminine look.

Long-wheelbase editions added 5 inches to the overall length of the and a new multi-link suspension replaced the design. Performance increased with 0-60 mph estimated at 5.7 for either the short- or long-wheelbase New interior features included start; hard-drive navigation; a steering wheel; and real-time

An executive package for the rear added DVD screens in the headrests, tray tables, and massaging Over the lifespan, the LS has added like an automatic parking-assist and a lane-departure warning system.

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 model joined the lineup, and the of the LS models fit in with the family getting Lexus’ latest grille. Due to ongoing currency with a strong yen versus the prices have risen throughout the 2013 Lexus LS

The current LS is among the quietest you can experience, and in either V-8 or V-8 hybrid it’s at least as swift as the standard-issue four-doors. And while it the opulent touches of a Jaguar or an the long-wheelbase LS’ backseat a backseat to none, and in all the LS takes no to any luxury sedan for reliability.

our word for it–but also the word of J.D. Power, has named the Lexus LS its top-rated for the past fifteen years in its Vehicle Dependability Study .

Lexus LS460
Lexus LS460
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