2015 Lexus LS 600h L

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Key Specs

of the 2015 Lexus LS 600h L. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
    Sedan
  • Combined MPG:
    20 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    389-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed CVT w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Acceleration
  • Outstanding ride quality
  • Exceptionally quiet
  • Huge backseat
  • Exceptional massaging rear seats
  • Safety equipment galore

The Bad

  • Cost over LS 460L hard to justify
  • Minor mileage bump versus non-hybrid LS
  • Very small trunk
  • All-wheel-drive only
  • Smallish side mirrors

Notable Features of the 2015 Lexus LS 600h L

  • Apple Siri Eyes Free mode available
  • Hybrid version of LS 460 L
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Comes only in extended L body style
  • Loaded with high-tech goodies

2015 Lexus LS 600h L Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Lexus LS 600h L was the first car to combine a V-8 gasoline engine with an electric motor for improved gas mileage and robust acceleration. With seating for up to five people, the LS 600h L is a hybrid version of the LS 460 L, and it competes with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series and Audi A8.
New for 2015
The Lexus Enform Remote, a subscription system that, among other things, allows owners to start their car with a smartphone, is available. There are no significant mechanical or styling changes for 2015.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 19-inch wheels
  • LED headlights with automatic high-beam system
  • Power folding heated side mirrors
  • Power moonroof
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • Fog lights

Interior Highlights

  • Seats up to five people
  • Navigation system with 12.3-inch screen
  • Mark Levinson premium stereo
  • Four-zone air conditioning
  • Available rear-seat Blu-ray entertainment system with 9-inch screen
  • Available Siri Eyes Free mode
  • Available multimedia system
  • Available Lexus Enform Remote
  • Heated steering wheel

Under the Hood

  • 5.0-liter V-8 engine and electric drive system generate 438 horsepower total
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission with Power and Snow modes
  • All-wheel drive
  • Zero-to-60-mph time of 5.5 seconds, according to Lexus
  • 288-volt nickel-metal-hydride hybrid battery pack
  • 165-kilowatt electric drive motor

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: fro...
Vehicle Overview

The Lexus LS 600h L was the first car to combine a V-8 gasoline engine with an electric motor for improved gas mileage and robust acceleration. With seating for up to five people, the LS 600h L is a hybrid version of the LS 460 L, and it competes with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series and Audi A8.
New for 2015
The Lexus Enform Remote, a subscription system that, among other things, allows owners to start their car with a smartphone, is available. There are no significant mechanical or styling changes for 2015.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 19-inch wheels
  • LED headlights with automatic high-beam system
  • Power folding heated side mirrors
  • Power moonroof
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • Fog lights

Interior Highlights

  • Seats up to five people
  • Navigation system with 12.3-inch screen
  • Mark Levinson premium stereo
  • Four-zone air conditioning
  • Available rear-seat Blu-ray entertainment system with 9-inch screen
  • Available Siri Eyes Free mode
  • Available multimedia system
  • Available Lexus Enform Remote
  • Heated steering wheel

Under the Hood

  • 5.0-liter V-8 engine and electric drive system generate 438 horsepower total
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission with Power and Snow modes
  • All-wheel drive
  • Zero-to-60-mph time of 5.5 seconds, according to Lexus
  • 288-volt nickel-metal-hydride hybrid battery pack
  • 165-kilowatt electric drive motor

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Front knee airbags
  • Rear-seat side-impact airbags
  • Blind spot warning system with cross-traffic alert
  • Backup camera
  • Emergency communication system with one-year trial subscription
  • Available Advanced Pre-Collision System helps detect obstacles in the car's path, including pedestrians

 


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Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Lexus LS 600h L currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Lexus LS 600h L L

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 Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    6 years/less than 70,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    6 years/unlimited mileage

  • Powertrain warranty

    6 years/unlimited mileage

  • Dealer Certification Required

    161-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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 600h L 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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