Lexus’ flagship vehicle, the LS460 is one of the most elegant vehicles you can buy for under $75,000. The exterior is stately, with a long body and a long front fascia. It is a reminder of one of the golden eras of automotive, when large cars ruled the road. Drivers of the Lexus LS460 sedan can lean back and enjoy the road with the peace of mind that they are driving a very reliable, safe, and comfortable vehicle. With its smooth ride, you feel calm and relax sitting behind the wheel.
The interior of the Lexus LS460 is a masterpiece of craftsmanship and comfort. The seats, doors and armrests are wrapped in soft leathers. When I say soft, I mean ultra soft – as soft as the leather on a Rolls Royce. Because of the size of the LS460, you have plent of room stretch out: The seats are really wide, you have a large armrest, and ampile headroom. It is like sitting on your living room sofa! The seats are both heated and cooled. If you can’t decide which setting to you, the Lexus LS460 is the first car I have seen with an auto mode. The seats will automatically heat or cool based on the car’s climate control settings, which is super convenient for when it is hot during the day and cold during the night.
Backseat passangers will also enjoy unusually large accommodations. The backseat has just as much legroom as the front – so even the tallest gentlemen will be happy riding in back.
The Lexus LS460 also makes create use of technology inside the vehicle. The Lexus Enform infotainment system paired with the Mark Levinson 19-speaker sound system delivers a best-in-class entertainment experience – explosive sound and the ability to access AM/FM Radio, Internet Radio, Satellite Radio, and audio from your phone via bluetooth. A subtle, but noteworthy feature of the infotainment system is the use of low-power bluetooth. This allows your phone to go into a low-power mode when not in use, and will significantly increase your battery life.
The Lexus LS460 is available with a number of high-tech safety features: A blind spot monitor with cross traffic detection helps while on the highway, but also when backing out of a parking space. A pre-collission system with all speed dynamic radar cruise control is available – The system is engineered to detect imminent frontal collisions and automatically prepare brake assist. Lane Keep Assist uses a camera to monitor lane markings, and will warn you if you start to drift. If you don’t adjust the steering wheel, Lane Keep Assist will take preventive measures and steer you back into your lane.
Just because the Lexus LS460 is a big luxury sedan, it doesn’t mean it has to be boring to drive! The sedan I tested featured the F-Sport Package, which adds a limited-split rear differential, 19 inch alloy wheels with Brembo Brakes, and an adjustable air suspension system. Under the hood is 4.6L V8 that produces 386hp. It’s enough power to propel the car from 0 to 60 in 5.4 seconds – That’s as fast as the new Porsche Cayman!