For The LS is supremely quiet, with a stable high-speed ride. It's fast, comfortable, and generous on both luxury and safety kit.
Against It's seriously expensive to buy, fuel consumption is high, it's uninspiring to drive and, for a car costing this much, the cabin doesn't feel special enough.
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The Lexus LS is a refined, high-quality limo, but its poor fuel consumption and hefty price make it hard to recommend.
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There are 4 Lexus LS versions available
Target Price team says:
Despite having a hybrid in the range, the big Lexus isn't that friendly to the environment. The official fuel figures suggest it's not as economical as a diesel Mercedes S Class, while the non-hybrid model is thirstier still. Plus, if you do want the hybrid model, any savings made on fuel will be offset by the price tag, which nudges six figures.
There are diesel rivals out there that are better to drive, with similar on-road pace and better economy, and that cost tens of thousands of pounds less.
The initial purchase prices also mean that company car tax bills will be similarly high. Residual values are good, however, and servicing costs are reasonable for a luxury car.
So far, we've only driven the LS460 in F Sport trim, which impressed us with its refinement. It's a beautifully built and ultra-reliable luxury car, as its consistent showings in customer satisfaction surveys will confirm.