The Lexus LS 460 is, to reverse an old adage, a sheep in wolf’s clothing, and in all the best ways. Do not be fooled by the aggressive outward appearance; the LS is still all of the things that have made it a worthy Lexus ﬂagship.Though the design may change, the exemplary level of comfort outweighs any attempts at high performance, and for Lexus’s longest-running vehicle line, that is just ﬁne.
Price, base: $74,935; as tested: $82,010. Fuel economy, EPA estimated: 16/23. Fuel economy, Globe observed: 17.5 mpg. Drivetrain: 4.5LV8, 8AT, full-time allwheel drive. Body: 5-passenger, 4-door full-size sedan.
Horsepower: 360 (386 in RWD).Torque: 347 lb.-ft. (367 in RWD). Overall length: 200 in.Wheelbase: 116.9 in. Height: 58.1 in. (including roof rails).Width: 73.2 in. Curb weight: 5,652 lbs. (4,233 lbs. for RWD).
Cavernous interior, space age navigation user interface, ﬁt-and-ﬁnish worthy of a royal stagecoach.
Angry face deﬁes soft interior; thirsty V8, lackluster acceleration.
THE BOTTOM LINE
It’s the LS you know and love, now with snarly maw.
Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series, Cadillac XTS.