|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2015 Lexus LS 460
|F Sport||4.6L V8||RWD||8A||5.7 sec||14.2 sec @ 100.2 mph||16/24/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2014 Lexus LS 460
|Sedan||4.6L V8||RWD||8A||5.6 sec||14.1 sec @ 101.5 mph||16/24/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2013 Lexus LS 460
|F Sport||4.6L V8||AWD||8A||6.0 sec||14.5 sec @ 98 mph||16/23/17 mpg||Car and Driver|
2011 Lexus LS 460
|Sedan||4.6L V8||RWD||8A||6.0 sec||14.4 sec @ 99.4 mph||16/24/15.9 mpg||Motor Trend|
2010 Lexus LS 460
|L Sedan||4.6L V8||AWD||8A||6.0 sec||14.5 sec @ 98 mph||16/23/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sport||4.6L V8||RWD||8A||6.0 sec||14.4 sec @ 102 mph||16/24/20.4 mpg||Motor Week|
2007 Lexus LS 460
|L Sedan||4.6L V8||RWD||8A||6.2 sec||14.6 sec @ 99 mph||16/24/13 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sedan||4.6L V8||RWD||8A||6.0 sec||14.5 sec @ 100 mph||17/25/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sedan||4.6L V8||RWD||8A||5.8 sec||14.3 sec @ 100.5 mph||17/25/19.4 mpg||Motor Trend|
|Sedan||4.6L V8||RWD||8A||5.8 sec||14.3 sec @ 102 mph||17/25/23 mpg||Motor Week|
2004 Lexus LS 430
|Sedan||4.3L V8||RWD||6A||6.3 sec||14.9 sec @ 95 mph||16/23/21 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sedan||4.3L V8||RWD||6A||6.4 sec||14.7 sec @ 95 mph||16/23/20.2 mpg||Motor Trend|
2001 Lexus LS 430
|Sedan||4.3L V8||RWD||5A||6.6 sec||15.0 sec @ 95.3 mph||16/23/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
1998 Lexus LS 400
|Sedan||4.0L V8||RWD||5A||6.3 sec||14.8 sec @ 97 mph||17/23/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
1997 Lexus LS 400
|Sedan||4.0L V8||RWD||4A||7.0 sec||15.2 sec @ 94.3 mph||17/23/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
1995 Lexus LS 400
|Sedan||4.0L V8||RWD||4A||7.8 sec||15.8 sec @ 92 mph||17/23/18 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Sedan||4.0L V8||RWD||4A||7.4 sec||15.5 sec @ 92.6 mph||17/23/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Sedan||4.0L V8||RWD||4A||7.7 sec||15.6 sec @ 93.2 mph||17/23/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Sedan||4.0L V8||RWD||4A||7.7 sec||15.8 sec @ 92.1 mph||17/23/18.4 mpg||Road & Track|
1992 Lexus LS 400
|Sedan||4.0L V8||RWD||4A||7.9 sec||15.9 sec @ 90 mph||16/21/19 mpg||Car and Driver|
1990 Lexus LS 400
|Sedan||4.0L V8||RWD||4A||8.1 sec||16.1 sec @ 89.3 mph||16/22/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
About Lexus LS 460
Mention the name Lexus and what comes into your mind? Luxury, technology, and driving refinement are some of the things that you may think when you hear the brand name Lexus. The Lexus LS 460 is one fine example why Toyota’s luxury vehicle division has been the fastest selling luxury brand in the world.
The Lexus LS 460 is one huge and modern limousine that you’ll love to have in your garage. The LS is the flagship sedan of the Lexus brand, and single handedly put the Lexus brand on the map even before the RX crossover hit the market.
Despite getting a lot of competition from other luxury sedans like the Audi 8, Mercedes Benz S Class, and Jaguar XJ, the LS 460 has remained very much a hot-selling model. This review will uncover the reasons why it has kept its lofty status through the years.
The following are the specs of the latest Lexus LS 460 model:
- Engine: 4.6 liter V8 engine with 386 horsepower at 6400 rpm and torque of 367 pound-feet at 4,100 rpm
- Transmission: Eight speed automatic transmission
- Type: Five passenger luxury sedan
- Dimensions: 200 inches long, 73.8 inches wide, 58.1 inches tall
- Wheelbase: 116.9 inches
- Trunk capacity: 18 cubic feet
- Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph: 6 seconds
- Top speed: 130 miles per hour
When you mention sedans, you’d think of a car that has a less powerful engine especially when compared to an SUV or pickup. But that perception has changed dramatically with the introduction of luxury sedans such as the LS.
For instance, the LS 460 has a V8 engine that delivers enough power to impress even the most demanding of drivers. The engine produces an impressive 386 horsepower, rivaling those by SUVs and even low-end sports cars.
The eight-speed automatic transmission lets drivers shift smoothly. The engine’s fuel efficiency ratings are pegged at 16 miles per gallon for city driving, and 24 mpg for highway driving, which is just okay for its class.
If the base LS 460 is not powerful enough for you, there’s the LS 600h L hybrid that features a 5 liter engine and churns out an eye popping 438 horsepower. The fuel efficiency ratings also slightly climb to 19/23 mpg, although the downside is that this hybrid sedan commands a hefty price tag of around $120,000.
There’s also an F Sport package that comes with better suspension, steering, and braking for a more sporty performance.
The LS 460 has always been noted for being easy to drive. Yet Lexus made sure that the latest incarnation of the LS 460 is easier to drive, and its Drive Mode select enables the sedan to provide a more controlled ride.
The standard features of the LS 460 are equally impressive. It has 18 inch wheels, parking sensors placed both in front and at the back, xenon headlights, adjustable drive settings, and keyless ignition and entry. The steering wheel is power adjustable, and you’ll be greeted by luxurious leather upholstery inside.
The LS 460 features high-tech navigation system, a remote touch interface, compatibility with Bluetooth to support phone calls and audio, as well as a Siri-based control system that iPhone users can work on. There’s also a good range of smartphone integrated apps.
Sounds would reverberate throughout the cabin with the 10-speaker sound system, and music would come from a CD player, HD radio and satellite radio.
In case those features would still not suit you, you can opt for upgrades like power rear seats, adaptive cruise control, and adjustable air suspension.
The standard LS 460 is five inches shorter than the LS 460 and LS 600 h, and the extra space in the two variations provide more legroom at the back. But the standard LS 460 is still spacious enough for tall and lanky passengers. The front seats are large and comfortable, while the backseats are well-contoured. Plus, there is a huge trunk for hauling cargo of its passengers.
The LS 460 has adaptive cruise control, although that is an option or upgrade, and high beam headlamps. Safety options include blind spot monitors, lane keeping assist, and a Pre-collision system that forces the car to a complete stop when it detects that there’s impending trouble at a maximum speed of 24 miles per hour.
There’s also the Driver Attention Monitor program that detects if the driver is not looking forward, and inform him or her of an object ahead of the road.
With a powerful engine and luxurious features, it is not surprising that the Lexus LS 460 has remained the flagship model of Toyota’s luxury car division. While its fuel efficiency has not really improved, that is probably the only chink in the armor of this well-loved luxury sedan.
To learn more about Lexus LS 460, visit the official Lexus website.
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