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2000 Lexus LS 400

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$1,746 — $10,530 USED
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21 MPG
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Vehicle Overview
The top-of-the-line Lexus sedan bolsters its brakes as the biggest change for 2000. The new Brake Assist feature senses when the driver is making a panic stop and applies maximum braking force faster than the driver's foot can travel.

The rear-drive LS400 is the most expensive sedan from Lexus, Toyota's luxury division. With a starting price of around $54,000, it competes with luxury sedans such as the BMW 5 Series and 7 Series, Infiniti Q45, Jaguar XJ8 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class and S-Class.

Lexus will replace the LS400 for 2001 with a redesigned model powered by a new 4.3-liter V-8 and dubbed the LS430.

Exterior
From some angles, the understated styling of the LS400 makes it look smaller than its 197-inch overall length, which is about the same as the BMW 740i and Jaguar XJ8.

Sixteen-inch alloy wheels are standard, and chromed alloy wheels are optional. This year, buyers who order the chromed version also get a chrome wheel for the full-size spare.

Interior
Interior attractions in the lavishly outfitted LS400 include a dazzling light show every time you turn on the ignition and the bright, colorful electronic gauges spring into action. The interior is trimmed with leather upholstery and California walnut wood.

The Lexus LS400 features an optional navigation system with a 6-inch LCD screen to point you in the right direction.


Adults have ample room to stretch their legs in the outboard seating positions. The middle rear passenger has to str...

Vehicle Overview
The top-of-the-line Lexus sedan bolsters its brakes as the biggest change for 2000. The new Brake Assist feature senses when the driver is making a panic stop and applies maximum braking force faster than the driver's foot can travel.

The rear-drive LS400 is the most expensive sedan from Lexus, Toyota's luxury division. With a starting price of around $54,000, it competes with luxury sedans such as the BMW 5 Series and 7 Series, Infiniti Q45, Jaguar XJ8 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class and S-Class.

Lexus will replace the LS400 for 2001 with a redesigned model powered by a new 4.3-liter V-8 and dubbed the LS430.

Exterior
From some angles, the understated styling of the LS400 makes it look smaller than its 197-inch overall length, which is about the same as the BMW 740i and Jaguar XJ8.

Sixteen-inch alloy wheels are standard, and chromed alloy wheels are optional. This year, buyers who order the chromed version also get a chrome wheel for the full-size spare.

Interior
Interior attractions in the lavishly outfitted LS400 include a dazzling light show every time you turn on the ignition and the bright, colorful electronic gauges spring into action. The interior is trimmed with leather upholstery and California walnut wood.

The Lexus LS400 features an optional navigation system with a 6-inch LCD screen to point you in the right direction.


Adults have ample room to stretch their legs in the outboard seating positions. The middle rear passenger has to straddle the driveshaft tunnel in the rear-drive LS400, making the rear seat better suited for two.

Under the Hood
The LS400 is powered by a smooth, refined 4.0-liter V-8 engine with 290 horsepower. The engine teams with a five-speed automatic transmission that is shared with the GS300/400.

Performance
LS400 sales have slipped as buyers have turned to other luxury sedans, sport utility vehicles and sports cars, many of which offer more excitement, either dynamically or visually. The best things about the LS400 are its impeccable quality and the excellent service Lexus gives its customers.

 


Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com

 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.9
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Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

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(5.0)

Reliable comfort while you drive on the clouds

by AmakaO from Chicago, IL on January 10, 2018

Unbelievable. This car, to me, is very underrated. The exterior styling may not be what Lexus is capable of today, but it has such a refinement. It’s very long body, roomy exterior and plush leather ... Read full review

(5.0)

2000 lexus ls400

by Oppey211 from Louisville ky on November 30, 2017

I love the 2000 lexus ls400. Great car, great comfort and power. Very sleak and nice looking car. Has been very reliable. I just love it. Read full review

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The LS 400 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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