The 2017 Lexus LS 460 is powered by a 4.6L V8 engine making 386 horsepower. Output is sent to either the rear or all four wheels through an 8-speed automatic. The LS is available in three basic trim levels: the standard LS 460, the long-wheelbase LS 460 L and the performance-oriented LS 460 F Sport.
The base LS 460 and LS460 L are well-equipped and come packed full of goodies and outright refinement. Features include 18-inch wheels, xenon headlights, a premium navigation system, Lexus' Enform system, a 12.3-inch digital display on the center console, Bluetooth technology, a 10-speaker premium sound system, a backup camera, a 16-way power driver's seat and 12-way power front passenger seat, a power moonroof and automatic dual-zone climate control. The seating surfaces are all leather, while the steering wheel is part leather and part wood, beautifully crafted through an extensive 38-day process.
The LS 460 F Sport includes the luxury items found above, plus more aggressive styling and performance amenities including a limited-slip differential on RWD models, Brembo brakes, a unique sports suspension, sports seats and more.
Option packages on the LS include an Ultra Luxury Package and an Executive-Class Seating package, both of which pour on the technology to make riding in the back seat of the LS an experience in and of its self. An Advanced Pre-Collision Package and an All Weather package are also offered and obviously address more utilitarian concerns. Standalone options include 19-inch wheels, LED headlights, a 19-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, heated steering wheel, a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control.
Safety is, as expected, top notch with a car in this price range. All of the regular electronic systems are in place, including anti-lock brakes and stability control. Airbags are plentiful and the LS features whiplash lessening front seats as well as a tire pressure monitor. Buyers opting for the Advanced Pre-Collision package will also get a driver attention monitor which can detect drowsy drivers, an adaptive cruise control with pre-collision system and a lane keep assist system to keep drivers in their lane.