2017 Lexus LS 460

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Key Specs

of the 2017 Lexus LS 460. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    19-20 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    386-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
  • View more specs

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 2017 Lexus LS 460

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

2017 Lexus LS 460 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: 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.
New for 2017
A new Luxury Edition and an updated F Sport model are available. The Luxury Edition features a dark-brown interior, wood trim, a black simulated-suede headliner, 19-inch wheels and a metallic grille. The F Sport has a black-and-tan interior, wood trim, a striped headliner, dark-gray 19-inch wheels and a piano-black grille.
Significant Standard Features

  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Power moonroof
  • Power door-closers
  • Aluminum and wood trim
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • 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
  • Cooled front seats
  • Mark Levinson premium stereo
  • Long-wheelbase model offers an Execu...
Vehicle Overview

What it is: 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.
New for 2017
A new Luxury Edition and an updated F Sport model are available. The Luxury Edition features a dark-brown interior, wood trim, a black simulated-suede headliner, 19-inch wheels and a metallic grille. The F Sport has a black-and-tan interior, wood trim, a striped headliner, dark-gray 19-inch wheels and a piano-black grille.
Significant Standard Features

  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Power moonroof
  • Power door-closers
  • Aluminum and wood trim
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • 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
  • 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

Latest 2017 LS 460 Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Amazing ride and comfort.

by JRE3 from Northville Michigan on September 24, 2018

It is stylish and reliable and rides well. Nice options. This is a top notch car I love it. The radio. Seats. Color and rims are great Read full review

(2.0)

Lexus Lemons

by joeb from Tarpon Springs, florida on August 8, 2018

Brake actuator fails, 3 times, $15,000 in repair cost, Lexus knows these are dangerous cars and will no longer fix brake actuators. Control arms rot, this has been a symptomatic problem with Lexus. ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Lexus LS 460 currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2017 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 Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Lexus

Program Benefits

Every L/Certified vehicle now comes with an unlimited-mileage warranty up to 6 years, complimentary maintenance plan. Each L/Certified Pre-Owned Lexus must pass a rigorous inspection and be thoroughly reconditioned to meet the same high standards as a new Lexus. Exclusively at a Lexus dealership.

  • Limited Warranty

    Unlimited Mileage Warranty Up To 6 Years

    Warranty is valid for a minimum of two years/unlimited mileage after the expiration of 4 yr/50,000 mile new vehicle Basic Warranty, or two years from L/Certified purchase or lease date, whichever occurs later.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 70,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 161 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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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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