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2019 Lexus LS 500

2019 Lexus LS 500

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$57,170 — $73,942 USED
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Sedan
5 Seats
21-23 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.3) 7 reviews

The Good

  • Bold cabin materials and textures
  • Well-behaved 10-speed automatic
  • Ride quality
  • Steering
  • 24-inch-wide head-up display
  • Front cross-traffic alert

The Bad

  • Remote Touch touchpad controller
  • No Android Auto
  • Operation of driver-aid tech is so-so
  • Could be stronger off the line (LS 500)
  • Hybrid braking feel (LS 500h)
  • EV button is pointless (LS 500h)
2019 Lexus LS 500 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 Lexus LS 500
  • Apple CarPlay connectivity now standard
  • Newly available Lane Change Assist
  • Twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 engine (LS 500)
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • LS 500h gas/electric hybrid available
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive on both versions

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2019 Lexus LS 500 Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2019 Lexus LS?

The five-seat LS 500 is Lexus’ flagship full-size luxury sedan. It’s powered by a 416-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 that drives a 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear- and all-wheel-drive versions are offered, along with a gas/electric hybrid drivetrain in the LS 500h. The LS competes with the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

What’s New on the 2019 Lexus LS?

Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa integration, as well as remote functions accessible from a smart watch or Alexa device, are now standard. Lexus Safety System Plus 2.0 is also standard, while Lane Change Assist is now part of the optional Lexus Safety System Plus A. A new white interior is available on the Luxury model with Mark Levinson audio and 20-inch vapor-chrome wheels are available on the Executive model.

What Features in the 2019 Lexus LS Are Most Important?

Standard luxury features include a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, a power rear sunshade, navigation with a 12.3-inch screen and a hands-free power trunk lid. Options include special wood trim, a panoramic glass roof, an air suspension, a head-up display and power-adjustable rear seats with a massage feature.

Should I Buy the 2019 Lexus LS?

Redesigned last year, the LS comes in at a lower price point than its German luxury competitors. Ride quality and steering performance are highlights, and the LS 500h’s gas mileage is significantly better than its hybrid predecessor’s. The Remote Touch multimedia controller continues to rate poorly, so spend some time with it before you buy.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.3
7 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.3)
Performance
(4.1)
Interior Design
(4.1)
Comfort
(4.1)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.3)
(5.0)

Reliable...

by Fond of Lexus from Salisbury, NC on April 13, 2020

My LS 500 is a great sedan that is loaded with the latest technology. I enjoy the comfort and the styling. Jay Miano was my salesman. He was very attentive to findI got the exact vehicle that I wanted... Read full review

(5.0)

Best car ever!!

by Dennis Black from Leawood on December 15, 2019

This car met all my needs. I have had 3 LS 460. This will be my favorite. Lot's of extras will make this a great car Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Lexus LS 500 currently has 3 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2019 Lexus LS 500 has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs 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

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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 500 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Latch or Latch system

A

Infant seat

A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

A

Rear-facing convertible

A

Booster

(second row)

B
* 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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