2013 Lexus LS
For many years, the luxury sedan segment has valued style over substance—with the Lexus LS 460 playing its card by maintaining its conservative styling and focusing on performance. But the 2013 Lexus LS 2013 is a bold combination of both; with 3,000 of its 6,000 parts entirely replaced, the result is a formidable combination of luxury styling and evolutionary performance.
The full-size luxury 2013 Lexus LS 460 sedan is available in regular and extended wheelbases, the LS 460 L. While both can seat five passengers, the L is a long-wheelbase variant that has an additional four-passenger configuration.
In terms of performance, the LS 460 L received a minor upgrade with its 4.6-liter engine that produces 386-horsepower and 360 lb-feet of torque in an eight-speed automatic transmission. It runs from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds—making it clear that while the LS is traditionally known for its performance, the 2013 model focuses more on styling and comfort. In terms of fuel economy, the Lexus LS has a rating of 16 mpg/24 mpg city/highway, with a combined rating of 19 mpg.
Easily the most apparent change in the LS is the restyled exterior. The 2013 adopted a spindle grille with its own defined styling notes—a bold leap for this traditionally designed luxury car. Its rear end received a contemporary redesign, fitting for its 10-millimeter reduced height. Its sharp exterior has thus far been a hit among critics, with praises for its distinct personality that is uniquely its own.
The interior of the new LS has undergone a complete makeover, focusing on a more contemporary design and a lavishly trimmed cabin. With its generously padded surfaces and elegant leather trim, the 2013 LS has taken luxury comfort to another level.
As always, the LS drives quietly and smoothly, without any hint of disruption to its passengers. By allowing the driver greater control over its steering mechanism, the driving experience offered by the LS far exceeds its rivals.
The 2013 Lexus LS has also completely replaced its old touchscreen system with the Remote Touch, an interface with a large screen display and a controller that works like a mouse, allowing the driver to navigate the various icons in its screen with relative ease and functionality.
A new interesting feature is the Lexus Enform suite, a integration of smartphone apps that promise further enjoyment while riding. Another favorite feature is the 10-speaker surround sound system which features a CD player, satellite radio, an iPod/USB radio interface, and HD radio.
While the standard safety options of the 2013 Lexus LS is by no means inadequate, there are several other safety options to choose from. The standard options include traction and stability control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, front knee airbags, and a rearview camera. The Lexus Safety Connect is available in every trim level, which features an emergency assist button, enhanced roadside assistance, automatic collision notification, and a stolen vehicle locator. As for additional options, there’s a blind-spot warning system, an adaptive control system, and an advanced Pre-Collision system.Cat : Lexus,