Aug 25, 2014
Reviewed By Tony Piff
Price as Tested $81,179: 4.6-L 386-hp 4-cam 32-valve V8 w/electronically controlled intake valve timing, dual fuel injection, 8-speed sequential automatic, Adaptive Variable Suspension, Comfort Package, All Weather Package
Likes

I think the styling is undeniably sharp — bolder than expected on a Lexus. Yes, it’s long, but it also feels low, wide and 100% planted, with plenty of naturally aspirated V8 horsepower to push it through the winding Carmel Valley hills. Interior is as sumptuous and luxurious as you’d hope for at the price point. Great finishes. Bumpin’ stereo. I like the automatic tucking side mirrors.

Dislikes

I did not notice a significant difference in Sport mode. I’m surprised Lexus is stilll putting its strange navigation “mouse” in new cars.

Verdict

The LS460 feels like a cross between a BMW 7 Series and a Cadillac. I wouldn’t call it sporty, but considering that it’s barge large, the cornering is excellent, and there’s always power left over. It balances decent road feel with silent gliding luxury, with plenty of opulent touches. I dig the exterior styling, and if I were in the market for an $80k full-sized luxury sedan, this would be toward the top of my list.

Fun to Drive
4.5 rating
Fun to Look at
4.0 rating
Overall Experience
4.5 rating
Stats
EPA Mileage 16/24