2011 Lexus LS Models Sedan
Benefits of Driving a 2011 Lexus LS Models Sedan
Although a little more conservative in look and feel than some of its leading rivals, the LS sedans still deliver inside, with some of the world's top technology features. The LS460--and especially the LS600h--serves as the luxury and technology flagship for the Lexus line. The LS 600h L especially, is a flagship luxury vehicle, with all the bells and whistles as well as top-notch safety-tech features, plus a prestige luxury feel that nearly matches ultra-luxury vehicles from Bentley and Rolls-Royce. From any LS model, performance is strong yet fuel economy is better than might be expected from such a large, heavy vehicle.
What's new for 2011?
Both iPod connectivity and Bluetooth Audio streaming are now standard across the entire lineup of Lexus's flagship LS luxury sedans. The Sport Package that was introduced last year is now more extensive, and includes a sport-tuned air suspension, Brembo brakes, and 19-inch forged aluminum wheels. Newly standard is a so-called 'Smart Stop' system that will automatically reduce engine power when the brake pedal is applied.
- Smooth, strong powertrains
- fuel economy
- amazing comfort
- quiet interior
- leading-edge technology
The Lexus LS 460 and LS 460 L have a quiet, yet strong personality, with a 380-horsepower, 4.6-liter V8 and very smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive is standard for this big luxury sedan, but all-wheel drive is available (the same 4.6L engine is rated at 357 hp when optioned with all-wheel drive). Then there's also the all-wheel-drive LS 600h L, which serves as the tech flagship for the Lexus lineup. It combines a 5.0-liter V8 engine with a strong electric-motor system and large-capacity battery pack. Both models are capable of getting to 60 mph in about five and a half seconds. Fuel economy is actually quite good for a large luxury car in either model: the LS 460 gets 16 mpg city, 24 highway, while the LS 600h gets 20/22.