2016 Lexus LS 460

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Lexus LS 460. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    18-20 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

  • Interior craftsmanship
  • Space and comfort
  • Quietness
  • Value in the segment

The Bad

  • Unexceptional ride quality
  • Some competitors have more innovative features
  • Disappointing Mark Levinson stereo
  • Modest power for the class
  • Onerous Latch child-seat anchors

Notable Features of the 2016 Lexus LS 460

  • V-8 engine standard
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission standard
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • F Sport version available
  • Extended-length LS 460 L available

2016 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.

(Skip to details on the: LS 460 F Sport)
New for 2016
Lexus has added more adhesive to make the LS 460's body stiffer, and summer run-flat tires are optional. Lexus Enform Service Connect automatically generates vehicle maintenance information that's available through a Lexus app and online.
Significant Standard Features

  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Power moonroof
  • Power door-closers
  • Aluminum and wood trim
  • Navigation system with 12.3-inch screen
  • Remote Touch console controller
  • Bluetooth cellphone connectivity and streaming audio
  • Subscription-based Safety Connect emergency communication system
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • LED headlights
  • Air suspension with selectable modes
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Mark Levinson premium stereo
  • Long-wheelbase model offers an Executive Class Seating Package with a reclining right-side rear seat, a rear ce...
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.

(Skip to details on the: LS 460 F Sport)
New for 2016
Lexus has added more adhesive to make the LS 460's body stiffer, and summer run-flat tires are optional. Lexus Enform Service Connect automatically generates vehicle maintenance information that's available through a Lexus app and online.
Significant Standard Features

  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Power moonroof
  • Power door-closers
  • Aluminum and wood trim
  • Navigation system with 12.3-inch screen
  • Remote Touch console controller
  • Bluetooth cellphone connectivity and streaming audio
  • Subscription-based Safety Connect emergency communication system
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • LED headlights
  • Air suspension with selectable modes
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Mark Levinson premium stereo
  • Long-wheelbase model offers an Executive Class Seating Package with a reclining right-side rear seat, a rear center console with a tray table, ventilation controls, a drink cooler and a Blu-ray entertainment system
  • Power rear sunshade
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • 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 simulated suede headliner.
What's Special

  • 19-inch forged-aluminum wheels
  • Lowered air suspension
  • Limited-slip differential for rear-wheel-drive versions
  • Brembo-brand brakes

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Latest 2016 LS 460 Stories

Consumer Reviews

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

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Great Car! So comfortable and quiet!

by Skyhound from Columbus, Ohio on September 26, 2017

Great Car! Gas milage could be better with 24 MPG. Never had a better riding car. King of the road! Read full review

(5.0)

Best Interior design

by Faramarz Asgharzadeh from Baku, Azerbaijan on September 17, 2017

The 2016 Lexus LS adds more confident styling and new tech features to its staples of excellent refinement, build quality and comfort. I bought it in 2016 and I'm happy with elegance interior design ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Lexus LS 460 currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 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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