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2020 Lexus LS 500

2020 Lexus LS 500

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$57,488 — $102,103 NEW and USED
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Sedan
4-5 Seats
21-23 MPG
(Combined)
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Ride quality
  • Strong engine
  • Bold cabin materials and textures
  • Smooth 10-speed automatic
  • 24-inch-wide head-up display
  • Loaded with standard safety features

The Bad

  • Remote Touch touchpad controller
  • No Android Auto
  • Hybrid braking feel (LS 500h)
  • EV button is pointless (LS 500h)
2020 Lexus LS 500 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2020 Lexus LS 500
  • New limited-edition Inspiration Series available
  • 416-hp twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 engine (LS 500)
  • 10-speed automatic transmission (LS 500)
  • LS 500h hybrid available
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive on both versions

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2020 Lexus LS 500 Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2020 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 Genesis G90.

What’s New on the 2020 Lexus LS?

A limited-edition Inspiration Series joins the LS lineup. It features Deep Garnet exterior paint, 20-inch black-chrome wheels, a white semi-aniline leather interior, Kiriko glass trim and a Mark Levinson premium stereo. Only 300 Inspiration Series LS sedans will be produced. 

What Features in the 2020 Lexus LS Are Most Important?

The LS reminds you it’s a no-compromises luxury sedan by offering standard features like a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, a power rear sunshade, navigation with a 12.3-inch screen, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a hands-free power trunk lid. Options include a panoramic glass roof, an air suspension, a head-up display, heated rear seats and power-adjustable rear seats with a massage function. 

Should I Buy the 2020 Lexus LS?

The LS is less expensive than its German luxury competitors, but its starting price is similar to the G90’s. Ride quality is controlled, while the steering is direct.  If you’re looking for eco-friendliness in a large luxury sedan, it’s worth noting that the LS 500h’s EPA-estimated gas mileage is impressive. Unfortunately, the Remote Touch multimedia controller continues to be frustrating to use; be sure to test the system thoroughly before buying. 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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2 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(5.0)
(5.0)

Impressive combination of Luxury and performance

by Ridgemontpointe from Cane Ridge, TN on September 23, 2020

This is our 3rd LS and it is the best so far. The performance is exceptional for a Luxury Car. It offers a lot of technology, but it is not overwhelming or intrusive. I read some reviews about the ... Read full review

(5.0)

Truly awesome car!!

by angelu003 from Miramar FL on December 17, 2019

I just purchased an LS 500 2020 Atomic silver fully loaded the vehicle is absolutely amazing it can really go against the competition Mercedes S class and BMW 7 series, 416 hp beautiful inside and out... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2020 Lexus LS 500 currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2020 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.*
* 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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