2017 Lexus LS 460

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Updated on: January 20, 2021

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Rivaling the Germans in their craftsmanship and performance, the Japanese have come a long way in their offering. With the Lexus LS 460, the manufacturer has proven the age-old trial and error method and have almost come to attain perfection in relevance to their rivals. But, almost is the keyword here and while they still do lack in those certain areas, it won't be too long till that is caught up with as well.

Housing a 4.6L V8 engine married to an 8-speed automatic transmission, the combination brings out 386 horses and 367 pulling forces.

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Pros

Stylish and elegant aesthetic

Handsome and roomy interior

Quiet and composed ride

Cons

Uninspiring V8 and fuel economy compared to rivals

Poor steering feel and feedback

Infotainment system not user friendly

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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$72520

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

160 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

281 cu.in.

horsepower

386 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

367 lb.-ft. @ 4100 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

116.9 in.

length

200 in.

width

73.8 in.

height

58.1 in.

curb weight

4234 lbs.

ground clearance

5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

103 cu ft.

cargo volume

18 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.5 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/19/24 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

6 yr./ 70000 mi.

powertrain warranty

6 yr./ 70,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos

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Trims

Base $72,520 onwards

386 hp @ 6400 rpm | 4.6L | V8 | Premium unleaded (required)

  • 10-Speaker Premium Sound System
  • 18 inch Wheel
  • 5.8-inch color touchscreen radio
  • Adaptive xenon headlights
  • Dual-zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Navigation System
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power Front Seats
  • Sunroof

L $78,820 onwards

386 hp @ 6400 rpm | 4.6 L | V-8 | Premium unleaded (required)

  • Adaptive Air Suspension
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Adaptive LED Headlights
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Mark Levinson premium audio system
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Upgraded leather upholstery
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Colors and Styles

2017 Lexus LS 460 in Atomic Silver color 2017 Lexus LS 460 in Eminent White Pearl color 2017 Lexus LS 460 in Liquid Platinum color 2017 Lexus LS 460 in Matador Red Metallic color 2017 Lexus LS 460 in Nebula Gray Pearl color 2017 Lexus LS 460 in Obsidian color 2017 Lexus LS 460 in Satin Cashmere Metallic color 2017 Lexus LS 460 in Ultra White color
Atomic Silver

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

8.0

Engine And Performance

7.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

9.9

Safety

8.0

8.4

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

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The rear-wheel-driven 2017 Lexus LS 460 comes with a capacity to seat 4 passengers and comes with plenty of opulent features as well as safety equipment. Offered in two trim configurations, the LS 460 starts at $72,520 and comes with an optional all-wheel-drive system. Competing with the sedan are two other luxurious Germans, the Mercedes AMG E43 and the BMW 7 Series. Can the Japanese sedan topple these luxurious rivals? Read on the review to find out.


8.0/10
Pricing and Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Interior

9.9/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety


2017 Lexus LS 460 Pricing and Features

8.0/10

Offered in two trims, short and long-wheelbase variants, the 2017 Lexus LS 460 is further divided into either a rear-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive. Starting at $72,520 for the base trim, the luxurious sedan comes standard with a 4.6L V8 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. This churns out 386 hp and 367 lb.-ft. of torque for the RWD variant but under the AWD option, the power is reduced to 359 horses and 347 pound-feet of torque.

Trim

LS 460

LS 460 L

MSRP

$72,520

$78,820

MSRP (AWD)

$75,465

$82,305

Key Features

Adaptive xenon headlights

LED headlights

 

a sunroof

an adjustable air suspension (includes variable gear ratio steering, ride height adjustment, and additional drive settings),

 

power door closers

a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert,

 

dual-zone automatic climate control

adaptive cruise control with an enhanced pre-collision system,

 

power front seats with power seat-belt height adjusters and memory functions,

upgraded leather upholstery,

 

leather upholstery

an advanced pre-collision system with a drowsy driver warning system and forward collision avoidance system,

 

the Lexus Remote Touch interface

and a 19-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound audio system

 

12.3-inch display screen

 
 

navigation system

 
 

Bluetooth and a 10-speaker sound system

 

Under the LS-series, you will receive plenty of opulent features alongside safety tech and the usual top-notch quality materials for this price range. The longer wheelbase configuration can seat 5-passengers, one more than the base model. With plenty of options to choose from, the sedan is the epitome of a luxurious sedan, putting it on the caliber of its German competitors.

We recommend

For the LS 460, we recommend investing in the 460 L trim with a longer wheelbase. Under this trim, you would get an extra passenger-seating capacity with better legroom. As for the features, while the base variant comes fully equipped with an extensive list, it is totally up to your needs and wants as to which optional feature you would require.

2017 Lexus LS 460 Engine and Performance

7.0/10

Propelling the rear wheels of the luxurious sedan is a large 4.6L V8 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, producing 386 horses and 367-pound feet of torque. Regardless of the fact this opulent machine runs on such commendable output, the performance is anything but potent on the tarmac as compared to the other similarly powered sedans in the market.

While exhibiting unprecedented smoothness with responsive gear shifts, the working of the LS 460's powertrain is synonymous with a relaxing drive. 

Models

Lexus LS 460

Mercedes Benz AMG E43

BMW 740i Sedan

Jaguar XJ

MSRP

$72,520

$72,400

$81,500

$74,400

Engine

4.6L V8

3.0L V6 Biturbo

3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder

Engine

3.0-liter Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6

Transmission

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

386 hp 

396 hp 

320 hp

340 hp

Torque

367 lb-ft 

384 lb-ft 

330 lb-ft

332 lb.-ft

Amidst the strong rivalry of luxurious sedans, the Lexus LS 460's V8 is similarly powered in terms of output to a lesser powerful 6-cylinders of its rivals. The most powerful is the Mercedes AMG E43 that churns out 396 horses.

Acceleration

The Lexus LS 460 is quite quick considering its size and heft. Its V8 motor allows it to zoom past the 0-60 MPH mark in 5.6sec while completing the standing quarter-mile in 14.1sec. The Mercedes AMG E43 picks up the pace and ends the run in 4.5s with a blip down the quarter-mile in 13.1s. Sharing times with the Lexus are BMW 7 Series and the Jaguar XJ.

Models

Lexus LS 460

Mercedes Benz AMG E43

BMW 740i Sedan

Jaguar XJ

0-60 MPH

5.6 sec

4.5 sec

5.4 sec

5.4 sec

Quarter mile

14.1 sec

13.1 sec

13.4 sec 

14 sec

Engine

4.6L

3.0L

3.0L

3.0L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

8.4

7.4

8.4

Ride and handling 

Considering the large size of the Lexus LS 460, it certainly feels a tad too big for the parking lot and that affects its turning radius. Unlike the performance under the hood, the sedan's handling is clearly not the car's forte; it brings along with it a heaviness that bogs down the driving experience.

The steering is light but provides no feedback, nor is there any presence of sensitivity. Despite sloppy handling, the LS 460 comes with a supple and floaty ride that makes up the vehicle's dynamic.

Braking

Its braking performance is average in the sense the pedals feel less composed with dull performance. Taking 121 feet to stop from 60-0 mph, the Lexus sedan produces an average braking distance in the class. In the competition, the AMG E43 stops in 109ft., which is a good time for such a sedan while the Beemer takes the second spot.

Model

Lexus LS 460

Mercedes Benz AMG E43

BMW 740i Sedan

Jaguar XJ

Brake Front (in.)

13.1

14.2

17.7

14

Brake Rear (in.)

12.3

14.2

14.5

12.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4234

4145

4195

3891

60-0 MPH (ft.)

121

109

112

122

2017 Lexus LS 460 Fuel Economy

A frugal vehicle is not what you would say about the Lexus. The rear-wheel driven sedan drinks a gallon of fuel to cover a distance of 16 miles in the city, returns 24 mpg on the highway and produces a combined output of 19 mpg. These numbers are typically mediocre considering the size of its powertrain but when compared to its rivals, their output is better compared to the Lexus LS 460.

Model

Lexus LS 460

Mercedes Benz AMG E43

BMW 740i Sedan

Jaguar XJ

MPG (city)

16

18

21

18

MPG (highway)

24

25

29

27

MPG (combined)

19

21

24

21

2017 Lexus LS 460 Interior

9.0/10

Step inside the 2017 LS 460 and indulge in a classy and serene luxury that seems almost perfect to the eyes. With the ability to seat 4 passengers with utmost comfort and opulency, the Lexus offers plenty of luxurious features with a roomy cabin and a large seating area. Headspace and legroom are ample for every type of passenger but the front two seats could use some better cushioning. As for the rear seats, the feel and cushioning are excellent, providing contentment to the seated people.

Model

Lexus LS 460

Mercedes Benz AMG E43

BMW 740i Sedan

Jaguar XJ

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.0/58.5/43.7

37.9/57.8/41.3

39.9/59.2/41.4

39.5/57.6/41.5

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.9/56.9/35.8

38.2/56.9/35.8

38.9/57.7/44.4

37.2/56.6/38.9

The cabin is bathed in high-quality materials and leather-wrapped around the seats with a mix of the same material bathed with a wooden-trimmed steering wheel. In all, it is equipped with excellently placed features and plenty of opulency.

Interior Features

Some of the interior features include in the LS 460 are -

  • Leather upholstery
  • Wooden-cum-leather trimmed steering wheel
  • Power-adjustable heated and cooled front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

Infotainment System

The Lexus is equipped with a 12.3-inch Remote Touch Interface. Its system is controlled via a touchpad and in its entirety, it is quite distracting and needs work to make it user-friendly. Some of the included features include -

  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Mark Levinson Reference Surround Sound Audio
  • Navigation System
  • MP3 with CD Player
  • Satellite radio
  • Lexus Premium Audio

Cargo volume

Succeeding in providing a spacious cabin, the rear of the Lexus LS 460 holds 14 cubic feet of storage space that is quite mediocre for the class. Its rivals, the BMW 7 Series has the capacity to accommodate a commendable and commodious 18.2 cubic feet of luggage, which is the highest of the lot in the competition.

Model

Lexus LS 460

Mercedes Benz AMG E43

BMW 740i Sedan

Jaguar XJ

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

13.9

13.1

18.2

15.2

2017 Lexus LS 460 Exterior

9.9/10

The Lexus LS 460 does not come styled with a contemporary design; it looks graceful and sleek with a straight-lined design engulfing throughout the sedan in all its glory. Yet when compared to the Mercedes and BMWs of today, it seems conservative and a tad old-fashioned - the above quote complements this very fact.

Fitted with 18-inch wheels and adaptive xenon headlights, the LS 460 is highlighted by the unique spindle grilles of the Japanese manufacturer that incorporates at the front; its long hood tapers down the front with hard, character lines embedded upon it. Using few curves molded around the Lexus, its design beautifully flows all the way to the back and that brings up the thought of how aesthetically pleasing the Lexus has aged despite not being modern.

Model

Lexus LS 460

Mercedes Benz AMG E43

BMW 740i Sedan

Jaguar XJ

Curb weight (lbs.)

4234

4145

4195

3891

Length(in)

200.0

194.6

206.6

202

Width(in)

73.8

73.2

74.8

74.8

Height(in)

58.1

57.0

58.2

57.5

Ground clearance (in)

5.1

4.8

5.8

6.3

Wheelbase (in)

116.9

115.7

126.4

119.4

Track width (in) F/R

63.6/63.8

64.1/62.9

63.5/64.6

64/63.1

At 200-inches, the LS 460 is a long sedan, however that measurement is superseded by the BMW 7 Series and the Jaguar XJ. Weighing around 4200 lbs., the Japanese sedan is anything but light, and sits 5.1'd from the ground and incorporates a short wheelbase of around 116-inches.

Exterior Features

Some of the exterior features on the Lexus LS 460 are -

  • 18’’ wheels
  • Spindle chrome-accented grille
  • Sunroof
  • Power door closers

2017 Lexus LS 460 Safety

8.0/10

The 2017 Lexus LS 460 comes equipped with a plethora of safety features that make sure to prevent and keep safe the passengers seated inside the sedan. Having been tested by IIHS and gaining a respectable rating, the Lexus LS 460 comes with some of the best safety features the brand has to offer.

Safety features:

  • Lexus Enform Safety Connect, Service Connect, Destinations, and Remote app. Complimentary for the first year of ownership
  • Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM )
  • Pre-Collision System and All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Rear seat-mounted side airbags

2017 Lexus LS 460 Competition

Lexus LS 460 vs Mercedes AMG E43

The German counterpart to the luxurious Lexus LS 460, Mercedes AMG E43, is miles ahead of the Japanese sedan in terms of performance, fuel efficiency and comfortable and athletic driving dynamics. Interior quality and features eclipse the LS 460 in many ways, including the standard tech equipment. In fact, the Silver Arrow is also priced a grand lower than the Lexus and makes for a much better deal.

Lexus LS 460 vs BMW 7 Series

Just like its Mercedes counterpart, one can wind-up the comparison here by stating the BMW 7 Series is a better rival to the Lexus LS 460 and comes with a plethora of opulence and comfortable and spirited driving experience.

However, where the main problem lies in the pricing; the Bavarian costs $10,000 more than the Japanese sedan and if you do not want to sacrifice that deep a hole in your pocket, then the Lexus is very much an incredible sedan to hold at this price unless of course you are tempted by the Silver Arrow.

2017 Lexus LS 460 Final Verdict

The Lexus LS 460 is not a track performer; no sir. It is a serene cruiser with a relaxed composure that breathes out opulence and allows comfort. Its ride quality is merely a simpleton, while the features include are proper top-notch considering the price it is offered for. However you will find plenty of alternatives and admittedly, they do come with similar, if not better, performance and features. But with the Lexus, one that is not your German or an Italian sedan, there is not much to complain about.

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