2017 Lexus LS 460

Pros: Incredibly quiet cabin; impressively smooth ride; outstanding interior trim

Cons: Handling not as sharp as class rivals, even in F Sport form; some drivers dislike joystick interface of Lexus Remote Touch system

CG Says: The Lexus LS 600h Hybrid has been discontinued. The remaining Lexus LS models are little changed for 2017. This premium large sedan is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 that develops 386 horsepower in rear-wheel drive cars and 360 hp with all-wheel drive. The LS excels as a quiet, composed, and refined executive sedan. The long-wheelbase L is available with power-reclining rear seats. Its audio/infotainment control interface and handling prowess lag behind some class rivals, but not enough to detract from the overall goodness of this premium large car. The LS is exactly what it needs to be: a slick alternative to established European competitors. Anyone with the means to acquire such a car would be remiss in not putting this Lexus near the top of their shopping list.

The Facts
Class Premium Large Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Lexus
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices LS 460: $72,520
LS 460 F Sport: $80,870
AWD LS 460: $75,465
AWD LS 460 F Sport: $83,325
LS 460 L: $78,820
AWD LS 460 L: $82,305

Base Engine
4.6-liter V8
Horsepower
386 (360 w/ AWD)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23-24