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Here are the 5 Cheapest Lexus LS Models for Sale


When Toyota launched its new Lexus marque in 1989, it did so with the full-size LS 400 serving as the new brand’s flagship product. In the years since, the LS built a reputation for offering world-leading refinement and longevity, attributes it still enjoys today. Combined with over three decades of production, those merits make the LS a compelling used car purchase. Here are the cheapest accident-free Lexus LS models currently for sale on Autotrader from each of the LS’s five generations.

1. 1993 Lexus LS 400

1993 Lexus LS 400

Marketed as the LS 400, the original LS was offered from the 1990 through 1994 model years. It used a 4.0-liter V8 engine putting out 250 horsepower. There are just 10 first-generation LS 400 models on Autotrader, the least expensive of which is a 1993 model with 161,773 miles on the odometer and a reasonable asking price of $2,900. Unfortunately, life in the Midwest has not been kind to it, and the exterior shows some rust. Find this 1993 Lexus LS in Huntley, Illinois. See Lexus LS models for sale

2. 1997 Lexus LS 400

1997 Lexus LS 400

The second-generation Lexus LS was sold over six model years, from 1995 through 2000. While it was similar to the original, the new LS came with a longer wheelbase and a re-tuned powertrain. There are currently just a dozen 1995-2000 Lexus LS models for sale on Autotrader. The cheapest is a 1997 model with 227,963 miles on the odometer. Find it at a dealer in Oklahoma City with an asking price of $2,000. See Lexus LS models for sale

3. 2006 Lexus LS 430

2006 Lexus LS 430

The third-generation Lexus LS debuted for the 2001 model year. It came with a new name — LS 430 — which reflected its new 4.3-liter 290-hp V8 powerplant. The new LS came with a litany of new technology and was the first U.S.-market Lexus to offer radar cruise control. Currently, on Autotrader, there are around 150 third-generation Lexus LS models for sale. The least expensive option is at an auction in Waukegan, Illinois, with an asking price of $4,800. The photos show an odometer reading of 200,138 miles. Beyond that, anyone interested should be sure to purchase a vehicle history report to verify additional details. See Lexus LS models for sale

4. 2007 Lexus LS 460 L

2007 Lexus LS 460 L

The fourth-generation Lexus LS, dubbed the LS 460, was introduced for 2007 and sold through 2017, making it the longest-running generation of Lexus’ flagship sedan. Highlights included a new 380-hp 4.6-liter V8 engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission. There was also a hybridized model, dubbed the LS 600h, which made a combined 439 hp. Highlights of the new LS included an adaptive variable suspension, an automated parking system, and a bevy of new active safety features. Unsurprisingly, the cheapest Lexus LS 460 on Autotrader hails from the 2007 model year. It has 198,886 miles on the odometer and an asking price of $6,500. It’s listed for sale by a private seller in Roseburg, Oregon. See used Lexus LS models for sale

5. 2018 Lexus LS 500

2018 Lexus LS 500

The fifth-generation Lexus LS debuted for the 2018 model year and is still sold today. Built on an all-new platform shared with Lexus’ LC grand tourer and the Toyota Mirai, the fifth-generation LS is the first not to use a V8 engine. Under the hood of the latest LS is a twin-turbo 3.4-liter V6, a version that serves in the latest versions of Toyota’s full-size body-on-frame trucks. A hybridized model dubbed the LS 500h uses a version of this engine. The current-generation LS has yet to depreciate much. The least expensive 2018-or-newer LS on Autotrader is a 2018 model with 83,660 miles on the odometer and an asking price of $43,900. Find it at a dealer in Rahway, New Jersey. See used Lexus LS models for sale

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Chris O'Neill
Chris O'Neill
Chris O'Neill is an author specializing in competitive analysis, consumer recommendations, and adventure-driven enthusiast content. A lifelong car enthusiast, he worked in the auto industry for a bit, helping Germans design cars for Americans, and now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. He runs an Instagram account, @MountainWestCarSpotter, which in his own words is "actually pretty good", and has a... Read More about Chris O'Neill

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