Why the Lexus LS 460 is the Prized Luxury Sedan of Toyota
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Why the Lexus LS 460 is the Prized Luxury Sedan of Toyota

Quick – what comes to mind when you hear the name Lexus?

For most motoring enthusiasts, Lexus has always been associated with advanced technology and reliability.

In the recent 2016 Which? Car Survey, Lexus proved to be peerless. It was the only car manufacturer with a five-star rating in the survey conducted in the UK.

The Lexus LS 460 is one example of how Lexus has maintained that reputation.

This is the flagship sedan of Lexus that competes head-on with other luxury sedans like the Jaguar XJ and Audi 8. It boasts of outstanding features such as a 4.6 liter, V8 engine, well-appointed interiors, and advanced navigation systems.

Specs

Here are the specs of the Lexus 460:

• 4.6 liter, V8 engine with outputs of 386 horsepower and 367 pound-feet of torque
• Eight-speed automatic transmission
• Five passenger capacity
• 18 cubic feet of trunk capacity
• Top speed of 130 miles an hour
• 0 to 60: 5.7 seconds

Lexus 460 LS

Performance

The powertrain of the LS 460 can compete with those of other sports cars and SUVs. It can churn out an impressive 386 horsepower. Its top speed of 130 miles per hour as well as its acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour of 5.7 seconds makes it among the fastest luxury sedans in the market.

All that power coming from the engine is transferred to the wheels through its eight-speed automatic transmission. The sedan is surprisingly fuel efficient, too, with ratings of 16 miles per gallon for city driving and 24 when it is zooming in the freeway.

Any motorist or even those learning to drive would love driving the LS 460. It’s very easy to drive, with its Drive Mode select providing the sedan with a more controlled ride.

The LS 460 also comes in an F Sport package that features improved suspension, steering, and braking.

Car enthusiasts who are looking for more power can opt for the other variant – the LS 600h L hybrid. It features a 5-liter engine capable of producing 438 horsepower. However, the price is a bit high at around $120,000.

Lexus 460 LS

Features

The LS 460 has equally impressive features both outside and inside. Up front, it has xenon headlights, with parking sensors located not only in front but also at the back. It also has 18-inch wheels.

When you get inside the LS 460, you’ll find a power adjustable steering wheel, keyless ignition, and luxurious leather upholstery.

It also boasts of an advanced navigation system, with a remote touch interface. There’s a Siri-based control system and several smartphone integrated apps.

For the audio enthusiast, the LS 460 offers a 10 speaker sound system, with an HD radio, satellite radio, and CD player.

A comfortable ride is assured with the large and well-contoured seats inside. Safety is also guaranteed with top-notch features such as lane keeping assist and pre-collision system.

The LS 460 also has a Driver Attention Monitor program which ensures that the driver will always be looking at the road.

Powered by a robust engine and equipped with top-notch features, the Lexus LS 460 remains one of the best luxury cars today. It’s not surprising why sales are brisk for this model.

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