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 Fuel consumption is on the high side, it’s uninspiring to drive and, for a car costing this much, the cabin doesn’t feel special enough.
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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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.
The initial purchase prices are also very high, and it follows 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 various customer satisfaction surveys will confirm.