Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Cars.com Staff
September 11, 2013
Lexus' flagship LS 460 full-size sedan is available in standard form and as a limousinelike long-wheelbase LS 460 L model that stretches 205 inches from bumper to bumper — 5 inches more than the standard model. The LS can seat up to five people, and both sizes are available with rear- or all-wheel drive. Competitors include the BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
A hybrid version of the LS 460 L sedan, dubbed LS 600h L, is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section. Lexus added an F Sport model to the LS lineup last year.
New for 2014 The LS now offers Siri Eyes Free Mode for the iPhone 4S and 5, which enables various voice commands through Siri including placing a call, playing music from iTunes, listening to and composing text messages and emails, getting directions, performing a search, listening to notifications and calendar info, and adding reminders and appointments.
Lexus' signature spindle grille
18-inch alloy wheels; available 19-inch wheels
Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights; LED headlights available
Side mirrors with integrated turn signals
Navigation system with 12.3-inch screen
Remote Touch console controller
Bluetooth phone connectivity and streaming audio
Available Mark Levinson premium stereo
Available Blu-ray backseat entertainment system with a 9-inch screen
Long-wheelbase model offers an available Executive Class Seating Package with a reclining right-side rear seat, a rear center console with a tray table, ventilation controls and a drink cooler
Available power rear sunshade
Under the Hood
386-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 engine with rear-wheel drive; 360 hp with all-wheel drive
Engine uses premium gas
Eight-speed automatic transmission
Available air suspension with selectable modes
Electronically controlled antilock brakes
Electronic stability system
Side-impact airbags for the front seats
Side curtain airbags
Front knee airbags
Available rear-seat side-impact airbags
Available blind spot warning system with cross-traffic alert
Available automatic high-beam headlights
Available Advanced Pre-Collision System, which helps detect pedestrians and apply strong braking power
LS 460 F Sport Positioned as the engaging-to-drive LS, the F Sport model is differentiated on the outside by its unique mesh grille with a black surround, larger cooling openings, round fog lights and F Sport badges. The exterior changes are complemented on the inside with sport seats, aluminum pedals, shift paddles on the steering wheel and a black Alcantara headliner.
Drivetrain is unchanged
19-inch forged-aluminum wheels
Lowered air suspension
Limited-slip differential for rear-wheel-drive versions