Top 5 Unexpected Luxury Surprises: Lexus LS 500 Review [Video]

Lexus’ fifth-generation flagship sedan is here, ready to go toe-to-toe with its German luxury rivals.

In this video, Roman reviews the all-new Lexus LS 500, showing you his top five surprising, luxurious features of the new model. Lexus has revamped the LS for 2017 to better compete with its rivals, including the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series and the Audi A8. As expected in a Lexus, the new generation car is packed to the brim with luxurious features that will appeal to its targeted audience.

Top 5 Luxury Surprises: The List

5. The back seats

The back seats are one of the best places to be in the LS. The seats are supremely comfortable and make the passengers feel as if they’re on a first-class international flight. Rear-seat passengers may also operate three shades over the rear windows electronically. Both seats are heated and cooled, and feature “Relaxation Mode”, which offers up spot heating and a plethora of massage options.

4. Hollow wheels

For three of the five available wheel styles on the new LS, Lexus has hollowed out the inside of the wheels along their outer edges. In effect, that lightens the wheels, but Lexus claims that also gives the car a quieter ride.

3. Air suspension

If you purchase your LS with air suspension, the car will lift itself up by 30 millimeters to allow occupants to easily enter or exit. That adds a nice degree of luxuriousness to the ownership experience.

2. Automatic features

As befits a flagship luxury model, the LS comes with a suite of automatic driver assistance features. Stopping just short of full autonomous driving, the LS nevertheless features automatic braking, steering, and collision avoidance.

1. The engine

The number one luxury surprise on this list is the heart of the car itself: Its twin-turbo V6. The standard LS 500 features a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 with 416 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque. The RWD F Sport model gets 19 City/29 Highway/23 Combined MPG – a 10% improvement over the outgoing model. Those who elect to buy the hybrid version will see 28 MPG combined.


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Top 5 Luxury Surprises: Lexus LS 500 Review
2018 Lexus LS 500 [Photo: Lexus]