Lexus LS460

The Lexus LS460 is the fourth-generation full-size luxury sedan belonging to the popular lineup of flagship model LS cars manufactured by Lexus, the luxury vehicle division of Toyota Japan. The LS460 is the successor to the LS430 luxury sedan, which was introduced by the company in 2000. The LS460 and the LS460 L series were introduced in 2006. The debut was marked by the introduction of an automatic parking system and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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About the Lexus LS460

The Lexus LS460 is a full-size luxury sedan that redefines and expands on the concept of luxury cars. The LS 460 combines contemporary styling, sophistication, and luxury refinement, as well as delivers new levels of performance. It's also the first long-wheelbase sedan introduced by Lexus. The LS460 is available in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive variants. The car is also known for its exceptional luxury that includes a GPS navigation system, a satellite traffic information system, a DVD-entertainment system, seats with lumbar support, and a refined interior. Safety features such as a post-collision safety system, tire pressure monitoring, and dusk-sensing headlights are also included in the Lexus LS460.

Lexus LS460 Features

The Lexus LS460 has a 4.6-liter V-8 engine capable of producing 360 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque, which propels the vehicle from zero to 60 mph in approximately 5.5 seconds. It is built on a new platform that incorporates an advanced Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system, a multilink suspension system for riding comfort, and an electronic power-steering system. The Lexus LS460 affords a higher level of convenience and comfort that is unmatched in its class. There are several comfort options for rear passengers, such as power-reclining seats with power leg rests. The rear seats also have a massage feature that provides great relief during long journeys.

The LS460 was the first luxury sedan to have ceiling air diffusers and infrared body temperature sensors. The LS460 L variant also featured a Shiatsu massaging Ottoman seat, a swivel tray table, and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system. Besides the addition of interior luxury elements, the debut of the LS460 was also marked with a host of new automobile technology features such as radar cruise control, a brake-hold system, electronically controlled braking, and electric variable gear ratio power steering.

The LS460 had some enviable safety features that were not present in its predecessors. The new LS460 lineup had a lane departure warning system, an eye-tracking driver monitoring system, and a pre-collision system. The pre-collision system had the ability to identify pedestrians and vehicles in real time. The LS460 was also equipped with infrared night-vision protectors, stereo cameras, and millimeter wavelength radar that allowed for safe navigation in all weather conditions.

Lexus LS460 Evolution

The LS460 was introduced in two variants: the standard version known as the LS460, and the extended wheelbase version known as the LS460 L. Both versions featured the powerful 4.6-liter V-8 engine with 380 hp and 367 lb-ft of torque. The LS460 was the first luxury sedan equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The exteriors and interiors of the LS were revamped to make the car look different from its predecessors in the LS430 series. The interior was overhauled to include a number of luxury options such as a hard-disk drive-based GPS navigation system, a thin-film transistor display, a song library, a push-button start, and XM NavTraffic, a satellite traffic information system. Luxury components such as leather upholstery, a power moonroof, driver and passenger seats with lumbar adjustment, a premium sound system, seat heaters, and a trunk pass-through were all considered standard equipment in both versions of the Lexus LS460.

The subsequent versions of the Lexus LS460 have undergone minor changes to their exteriors and interiors. The version which debuted in late 2009 featured side mirror turn signals, redesigned front and rear fascias, and new wheel designs. This version of the Lexus LS460 is also equipped with current technology such as a self-repairing clear coat for the exterior paint and automatic high-beam lights. Lexus also provided an optional DVD entertainment system, and an additional chrome trim in this version of the LS460. A complete digital instrument panel is also offered in certain markets. The company is offering a performance-oriented variant called the Lexus LS460 Sport, which has fine-tuned air suspension with a higher damping force in the shock absorber, similar to a sport-tuned suspension. The Lexus LS460 Sport features paddle shifters, forged wheels, a unique interior, a body kit, and a Sport Direct Shift transmission with downshift rev-matching capacity.

Select a Lexus LS460 Year

2012 Lexus LS460

Luxury, Sedan


For 2012, a Nebula Gray Pearl paint color replaces Smoky Granite Mica. Though the LS is mostly a carryover model, Lexus has introduced a Sport Special Edition featuring a two-tone interior, 19-inch wheels with Brembo brakes, and a sport-tuned air suspension.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $41,981

MPG
16-24
Seats
5

2011 Lexus LS460

Luxury, Sedan


For the 2011 model LS, a 12-volt power port was added to the storage area in front of the shifter. Air suspension had been standard on all-wheel drive models; now coil suspension is standard and air is optional across the line. On hybrid models, the adaptive variable power stabilizer suspension system is no longer available. There is a new Sport Package, with sport suspension, brakes, transmission program, and styling cues.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $33,284

MPG
16-24
Seats
5

2010 Lexus LS460
ESTIMATED RESALE: $30,487

MPG
16-24
Seats
5

2009 Lexus LS460

Luxury, Sedan


The 2009 version of the flagship Lexus sedan puts an emphasis on comfort and ease of driving, providing a luxurious driving experience that’s second to none in its price range.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $26,230

MPG
16-24
Seats
5

2008 Lexus LS460

Luxury, Sedan


The 2008 LS460 is the descendant of the LS 400, a luxury sedan that launched the Lexus line of cars in the late 1980s.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $22,768

MPG
16-24
Seats
5

2007 Lexus LS460
ESTIMATED RESALE: $20,480

MPG
N/A
Seats
5

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