Lexus LS

Lexus LS information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the Japanese limousine. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the LS car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.

Background
The LS comes with gadgets galore and superb refinement and is a leftfield rival to the 7-series, A8 and S-class. The LS600h has hybrid power, four-wheel-drive, an eight-speed gearbox and a camera that can tell if you’re about to hit something. For more information on the Lexus LS, click on our further stories on the links below. 

60sec road test
Choose a petrol V8 in the LS460 or the full-fat LS600h hybrid, the most likely choice if you’ve gone to the bother of investigating the top-dog Lexus. ‘More refined than Asda white bread and about as interesting’ said our scathing GBU comment in CAR magazine. Which has a point. This is a bland kind of Japanese luxury - but there’s no arguing with the equipment and bank-vault-spec quality on offer. It’s about as well built as a machine-made car is capable of and there are lashings of space onboard too. The drive is memorable for its extraordinary refinement; it’s whisper-quiet and the hybrid version is extraordinarily peaceful. Just a shame that it’s also bereft of any kind of motoring pleasure.

The one we’d buy
LS600h 

The one we’d avoid like the plague
Not sure we’d bother with the LS460

Rivals to consider
Audi A8, BMW 7-series, Jaguar XJ, Mercedes S-class, Tesla Model S

For
Beautifully built, amazing refinement, goodies galore, slick hybrid

Against
Anonymous and hard to look past S-class polish or Tesla’s new-world luxury

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