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Lexus LS 500 2018 review: snapshot

The LS 500 represents the more conventional side of the new LS flagship line-up.
EXPERT RATING
7.9
The LS 500 represents the more conventional side of the new LS flagship line-up, with the twin-turbo V6 model sitting alongside the identically priced LS 500h hybrid.

The LS 500 represents the more conventional side of the new LS flagship line-up, with the twin-turbo V6 model sitting alongside the identically priced LS 500h hybrid.

Kicking off with a list price of $190,500 in F Sport trim, the sportier of the two trim levels features a more aggressive body treatment and design for its 20-inch wheels, perforated leather and heated steering wheel, leather F Sport seats and F Sport instrumentation. A host of other luxury features includes power adjustable front headrests and a power rear sunshade.

Also specific to the F Sport is variable ratio steering and rear-wheel steer, active stabiliser bars, along with high performance brakes.

A Sports Luxury version sits $5000 up the price scale at $195,500, which brings a slightly less aggressive body design than the F Sport with more subtle multi-spoke 20-inch wheels.

On the inside, the Sports Luxury steps up the comfort game a couple of notches, with a wood-trimmed and heated steering wheel, semi-aniline leather seats, GPS analogue clock, four-zone climate control, powered front headrests with memory settings, power side sunshades, massage front seats and passenger-side rear seat, 22-way power rear seats with passenger-side ottoman, rear-seat cushion airbags, rear cooler box (LS 500 only) and dual rear 11.6-inch DVD screens.

Both versions of the LS 500 are fitted with a new 310kW/600Nm 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine, which is paired to a ten-speed torque converter auto. Combined cycle fuel consumption is rated at 9.5L/100km and Premium 95RON unleaded is required.

Pricing guides

$129,952
Based on 9 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$104,980
Highest Price
$164,900

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
LS500 F Sport 3.4L, PULP, 1 SP $120,800 – 152,680 2018 Lexus LS 2018 LS500 F Sport Pricing and Specs
LS500H F Sport (hybrid) 3.5L, Hyb/PULP, CVT AUTO $121,100 – 153,120 2018 Lexus LS 2018 LS500H F Sport (hybrid) Pricing and Specs
LS460 F-Sport 4.6L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $96,200 – 121,660 2018 Lexus LS 2018 LS460 F-Sport Pricing and Specs
LS600H Hybrid F-Sport 5.0L, Hyb/PULP, CVT AUTO $114,400 – 144,650 2018 Lexus LS 2018 LS600H Hybrid F-Sport Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
7.9
Malcolm Flynn
CarsGuide Editor

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