2021 Lexus LS 500

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$76,000

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2021 Lexus LS 500
2021 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 available
  • Loaded with standard safety features

The bad:

  • Remote Touch touchpad controller
  • Hybrid braking feel (LS 500h)
  • EV button is pointless (LS 500h)

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2021 Lexus LS 500 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New 12.3-inch touchscreen standard
  • 416-hp, twin-turbo V-6 engine (LS 500)
  • 10-speed automatic transmission (LS 500)
  • LS 500h hybrid available
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive on both versions
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay standard

2021 Lexus LS 500 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 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 engine that drives a 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear- and all-wheel-drive versions are offered, along with a gas-electric hybrid drivetrain in the 354-hp LS 500h. The LS competes with the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series and Genesis G90.

What’s New on the 2021 Lexus LS?

All models get a new 12.3-inch touchscreen, and numerous refinements have been made to the suspension, interior and conventional and hybrid drivetrains to improve ride quality, passenger comfort and performance. 

What Features in the 2021 Lexus LS Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Hands-free power trunk lid
  • Power moonroof
  • Heated steering wheel 
  • Heated and ventilated front seats 
  • Power rear sunshade 
  • Navigation
  • Wi-Fi hot spot (subscription required after data trial)
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity
  • Automatic emergency braking 
  • Lane departure warning with steering assist
  • Full-speed adaptive cruise control

Available features include:

  • Panoramic glass roof 
  • Air suspension 
  • Head-up display 
  • Heated rear seats 
  • Power-adjustable massaging rear seats
  • Mark Levinson premium stereo

Should I Buy the 2021 Lexus LS?

The LS is less expensive than its German luxury competitors, but the Genesis G90’s starting price undercuts it a little. If you’re looking for eco-friendliness in a large luxury sedan, the LS 500h’s EPA-estimated gas mileage is impressive. Lexus’ Remote Touch multimedia controller remains frustrating to use, which makes the new touchscreen all the more welcome.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.3

A beautiful and reliable vehicle

This car meets all my needs and wants. Plenty of style, class, and options are tremendous. It is great on the open road with plenty of power.

5.0

Ultra comfortable

Easy handling and a very smooth ride , pep if I need it. Comfortable and attractive interior, CarPlay and voice commands are a plus and an awesome sound system under a double sun roof. Love it.

5.0

Next car on the for sure.

Fabulous. I have owned eight black Lexus 500s. Nothing better on the road. Big. Roomy. Comfortable. It provides the best experience for all my needs.

See all 5 consumer reviews

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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