2014 Lexus LS 460

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Lexus LS 460. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    18-19 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    386-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Powerful yet frugal V-8
  • Long-drive comfort
  • Spacious backseat
  • Interior style

The Bad

  • F Sport interior loses regular model's opulence
  • Console controller can be frustrating to use
  • Mark Levinson premium stereo

Notable Features of the 2014 Lexus LS 460

  • Newly available Apple Siri Eyes Free Mode
  • 4.6-liter V-8
  • Eight-speed automatic
  • Long-wheelbase model available

2014 Lexus LS 460 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

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.

(Skip to details on the: LS 460 F Sport)

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.

Exterior Highlights

  • 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
  • Power moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • 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 Cl...
Vehicle Overview

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.

(Skip to details on the: LS 460 F Sport)

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.

Exterior Highlights

  • 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
  • Power moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • 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

Safety Features

  • Electronically controlled antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Front knee airbags
  • Backup camera
  • 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
  • Brembo-brand brakes

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Latest 2014 LS 460 Stories

Consumer Reviews

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

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

My second LS460. As great as usual.

by MTLPYRON from Olympia, WA on June 22, 2018

Need a comfortable, safe, reliable, luxury, quiet, and powerful car. This is my second LS460. They met all my expectations and has been a pleasure to drive. Read full review

(5.0)

Outstanding Luxury Machine !!!!

by DaddyRich from Harrisburg N C on June 8, 2018

I brought the First LS-400, kept that one 10 years , Sold it And Brought the LS- 430 , Kept That one 8- years !! Brought The LS -460 2008 and kept that 10years !!! Never had a Break down just Tires, ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Lexus LS 460 currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Lexus LS 460 Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Lexus
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    6 years/less than 70,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    6 years/unlimited mileage

  • Powertrain warranty

    6 years/unlimited mileage

  • Dealer Certification Required

    161-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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 460 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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