Impeccable build quality; supremely serene cabin; a ride that glides; generous amount of standard equipment
Odd front-end styling; low on fun
Some people don't like to get the first year of a new generation, just in case there are teething troubles. That's hard to imagine with Lexus, but if you're adamant that a 2017 LS is preferable, then avoid the F Sport package and give serious consideration to the Mark Levinson audio system. Find a Lexus LS for sale
The 2017 Lexus LS is available in regular- or long-wheelbase form (denoted by the L suffix).
The LS 460 ($73,495) is comprehensively equipped, with 18-inch wheels, adjustable drive calibrations, xenon headlights, LED running lights and fog lights, heated power-folding mirrors with integrated LED turn signals and puddle lamps, dual exhaust tips, rain-sensing wipers, power-closing doors, a sunroof, keyless entry/ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, wood and aluminum interior trim, a 12-way power-adjustable driver's seat and 10-way power-adjustable front passenger seat with 3-position memory settings, a power-adjustable tilt-telescopic steering wheel with wood and leather trim, a 12.3-in central display screen linked to the Remote Touch controller, a rearview camera, a hard-drive-based navigation system, Bluetooth phone and audio, Siri Eyes Free for extra voice control with iPhones, Lexus Enform mobile-app connectivity and a 10-speaker audio system with HD Radio, satellite radio, an auxiliary input and iPod/USB integration.
Options include 19-in wheels, a heated steering wheel, a 5-mode air suspension with variable-ratio steering, a 19-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, adaptive cruise control, various other active safety features, LED headlights, upgraded leather and a powered trunk lid. The Ultra Luxury package brings quad-zone climate control, power rear seats with lumbar massage, rear audio controls and rear-seat side airbags. The F Sport package (for the regular 460) adds 19-in wheels of a different design, aluminum pedals, Brembo front brakes, a limited-slip differential (rear-drive versions only), paddle shifters (with rev-matched downshifts on rear-drive models), a sport-tuned air suspension, sport seats and special interior trim.
The LS 460 L ($79,795) is similarly equipped but comes with heated and ventilated front seats, a power rear sunshade, a power trunk and the heated steering wheel. It also offers an exclusive Executive-Class Seating package that includes extended leather trim, a rear-seat Blu-ray entertainment system and a passenger-side power reclining rear seat with massage functions.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||6 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||1 Years/10,000 Miles|
2018 Audi A8 -- A new generation debuts for the 2018 model year.
2017 BMW 7 Series -- Beyond brilliant. And there's now a plug-in hybrid version. It's not possible to tell from the badges, but only the long-wheelbase versions are brought into the United States.
2017 Cadillac CT6 -- A serious contender, but not as roomy. And no long-wheelbase version.
2017 Jaguar XJ -- Surely a new generation is due soon. But it does give the impression that Jaguar invented the word "waft." And yes, there's the option of a long wheelbase.
2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class -- The major performer in this class. Sophisticated, superb and tech-rich. Like with the 7 Series, the United States gets only the long-wheelbase version.