1999 Lexus LS400

  • 1999 Lexus LS400 Base Sedan

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1999 Lexus LS400 Review

Majestic luxury can still pack a punch.

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The Lexus LS has been in the automaker's lineup for a long time and was even the first model and main forerunner. It went through a revision in 1998, so the 1999 model doesn't see many changes, other than the addition of daytime running lights. The lack of new features does not mean it is lacking overall, however. In fact, this luxury vehicle comes packed with plenty of amenities. It has leather seating, steering wheel with a wood instrument panel insert, front and back cup holders, dual-zone climate control, and front and rear door bins. So, everyone will be comfortable and have a place to store smaller items.

The Range

Body styles: sedan
Engines: 4.0-liter V-8
Transmissions: five-speed automatic
Models: Lexus LS400

What's New

The 1999 Lexus LS400 was upgraded in the previous model year, thus doesn't see many changes this time around. One of the point colors was changed from ""Cashmere Beige"" to ""Mystic Gold Metallic,"" and daytime running lights were also added as standard features.


The 1999 Lexus LS400's exterior holds no surprises, continuing with the same style that has lasted since its original inception. It sits on 16-inch alloy wheels, gets tinted glass, and fog and daytime running lights, which all come as standard features.


The 1999 Lexus LS400 can accommodate up to five people with plus leather seats. The front is installed with bucket seats that are heated and feature a six-way power control option, and the driver’s seat memory allows programmed seat positions to be recalled. Both the front and rear windows have one-touch power control, and the rear doors come with child safety locks. The air ventilation and recirculation is excellent at filtering out pollution or humidity from the airflow upon detection.

Performance & Handling

The 1999 Lexus LS400 generates 290 horsepower from the four-liter V-8 engine. It also handles very smoothly and evenly, making it a fast and comfortable ride. It will take the passengers wherever they want to go quickly, but they may be so comfortable that they might not notice how fast the driver is going.


The 1999 Lexus LS400 has driver and passenger airbags along with front side airbags. A four-wheel anti-lock brake system helps come to a stop quickly. Daytime running lights and fog lights increase visibility even in inclement weather. Child safety locks keep children in the rear seats. Furthermore, this vehicle has a stability control system and traction control.

EPA Fuel Economy

Lexus LS400: 16/23 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • A luxurious vehicle with a legacy
  • Value vehicle

You Won't Like

  • Fuel economy is low by today’s standards
  • Doesn't handle as well as expected

Sum Up

Majestic luxury can still pack a punch.

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