2020 Lexus LS 500

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$75,450

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2020 Lexus LS 500
2020 Lexus LS 500

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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)

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2020 Lexus LS 500 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • 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

2020 Lexus LS 500 review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Impressive combination of Luxury and performance

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 touchpad interface. While it takes a little practice, I don't see what the fuss is all about. Most of the settings are "set it and forget it". Plus, very common settings are available through a redundant set of buttons, or you can use Voice Commands. I'm 64 years old, and it is not intimidating or difficult to master. The ride is smooth and quiet in normal or comfort, and the Sport and Sport + give you noticeable performance improvements in handling, acceleration, and shift points. Our previous 2010 LS460L was nice, but the ride was not as refined and the performance was mediocre. I also have a BMW750iL and while it moves the performance needle, it doesn't offer the same refinement in ride quality. I think the Lexus is more balanced if you prefer Luxury first, with a shot of performance when you want it.

5.0

Truly awesome car!!

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 can’t say enough about Lexus this is my eighth one I own..Lexus never had an issue with them so I would have to say One of the most reliable cars in the market if not the most reliable car in the market absolutely awesome car I would truly recommend it

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Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
72 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
72 months/70,000 miles
Maintenance
12 months/10,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance

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