2012 Lexus LS 460

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2012 Lexus LS 460 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: April 13, 2021

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There have been no major changes to the 2012 Lexus LS 460 and it is still equipped with the V8 engine seen on the previous year’s model. The engine is powerful and provides great overall performance. But the high power output and quick acceleration take a toll on the fuel economy of the vehicle. The interior is spacious and adorned with high-quality materials that provide a premium feel.

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Pros

Powerful engine

Quiet ride

Multiple safety features

Premium interior

Cons

Low fuel economy

Considerable body roll

What's New?

No major changes


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$67630

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

177 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

281 cu.in.

horsepower

380 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

367 lb.-ft. @ 4100 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

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

199.2 in.

width

73.8 in.

height

58.1 in.

curb weight

4244 lbs.

ground clearance

5.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

103 cu ft.

cargo volume

18 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.5 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/20/24 mpg

highway range

532.8 mi.

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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Videos
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Trims

Base $67,630 onwards

380 hp @ 6400 rpm | 4.6 L | V8 | premium unleaded

  • All door remote Keyless Entry
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Firmer suspension tuning
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Parking Assist
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, Seek-Scan Radio

L $73,175 onwards

380 hp @ 6400 rpm | 4.6 L | V8 | premium unleaded

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

9.9

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

8.0

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.8

Overall Rating


The LS 460 provides a stable and quiet ride while blocking out the road noise effectively. The sedan is stable at high speeds but seems to dive under hard braking and considerable body roll. Starting at a base price of $67,630 the top trim reaches up to $73,175. Thus the Lexus LS 460 competes with equally premium vehicles like the Porsche Panamera and BMW 750i.


9.9/10
Pricing and Features

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety


2012 Lexus LS 460 Pricing and Features

9.9/10

The 2012 Lexus LS 460 is available in two trim options, namely Base and L. The base trim is available at a premium price of $67,630 and thus gets great standard features. The second top trim is available at a price of $73,175 and adds in more convenience and safety features over the base trim. Here is a list of the key features that are available with the 2012 Lexus LS 460. 

Trims

LS 460

LS 460 L

MSRP

$67,630

$73,175

Key Features

18-inch wheels

Adds to the base trim:

 

Power-folding and heated exterior mirrors 

Automatic high beams

 

Adaptive and automatic xenon headlamps

Front and rear parking sensors

 

16-way power driver seat

Rear-seat vanity mirrors

 

Leather upholstery

Ventilated front seats 

 

10-speaker sound system

Heated rear seats

We Recommend

As both the trims are available with the same V8 engine option, we would recommend you to go for the base LS 460 trim as it gets great standard features in itself. Some of those include 18-inch wheels, leather upholstery, power seats, and a great sound system. Thus available at a price of $67,630, the base trim provides the best value for the money spent.

2012 Lexus LS 460 Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The 2012 Lexus LS 460 is available in a single-engine option. The 4.8-liter V8 engine is quite powerful with a power output of 380 hp along with 367 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission and delivers the power to the rear wheels as standard. There is also an option to opt for the AWD variant. This engine setup accelerates the vehicle from 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds, while the quarter-mile is reached in 14 seconds. 

Model

Lexus LS 460

Porsche Panamera 

BMW 7 Series - 750i 

MSRP

$67,630

$90,300

$84,300

Engine

4.6-liter V8

4.8-liter V8

4.4-liter V8

Drivetrain

rear-wheel-drive

rear-wheel-drive

rear-wheel-drive

Transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

7-speed Automated Manual

6-speed shiftable automatic

Power

380 hp @ 6400 rpm

400 hp @ 6500 rpm

407 hp @ 5500-6400 rpm

Torque

367 lb.-ft. @ 4100 rpm

369 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm

442 lb.-ft. @ 1750-4500 rpm

0-60 mph (sec)

5.5

5

5

Quarter-mile (sec)

14

13.9

14.1

Top Speed (mph)

177

N/A

155

The BMW 7 Series is the most powerful in this comparison with a maximum power output of 407 hp, while the Porsche Panamera generates around 400 hp which is still more than the LS 460. Both the Panamera and 7-series are quicker as compared to the Lexus with 0-60 mph reached in 5 seconds. The Lexus LS 460 has a higher top speed of 177 mph, while the BMW tops out at 155 mph.

2012 Lexus LS 460 Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The massive V8 engine is not the most fuel-efficient. It provides us with a mileage of 16 mpg in the city, which improves to 24 mpg on the highway. Thus we get a combined mileage of 19 mpg from the LS 460. Along with that, the Lexus gets 22.2 gallons of fuel tank capacity which provides a maximum range of 532 miles. 

Model

Lexus LS 460

Porsche Panamera 

BMW 7 Series - 750i 

MPG (City)

16

16

15

MPG (Highway)

24

24

22

MPG (Combined)

19

19

17

Fuel Capacity (gal)

22.2 gal.

26.4 gal.

21.7 gal.

Range (City / Highway / Combined) (miles)

355.2/532/413

422.4/633/501

325.5/477/368

The Porsche Panamera provides the same combined mileage of 19 mpg as that of the LS 460, while the BMW 750i is the least efficient with a combined mileage of 17 mpg. The bigger 26.4 gallons of fuel tank capacity of the Panamera provides a maximum range of 633 miles, while the 21.7 gallons of fuel tank capacity limits the range to 477 miles.

2012 Lexus LS 460 Interior

6.0/10

The interior design of the 2012 Lexus LS 460 is one of the best in what the manufacturer has to offer. The clean design and high-quality materials provide a premium feel which is equally comfortable. The cabin is spacious and provides great spacing for all the passengers at the front and the rear. The LS 460 can carry upto 5 passengers in total and along with that provides a cargo spacing of 18 cu-ft behind the rear seats which is the best in this class. 

Model

Lexus LS 460

Porsche Panamera 

BMW 7 Series - 750i 

Seating Capacity

5

4

5

Front Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

38/58.5/43.7

38/51.9/41.9

40.6/59.2/41.3

Rear Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

38/56.9/35.8

38.2/51.7/33.3

38.5/57.4/38.9

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

18 cu-ft

15.7 cu-ft

14 cu-ft

The BMW 750i accommodates up to 5 passengers, while the Porsche Panamera can carry only 4 passengers. The BMW also provides the best spacing at the front and rear and thus feels more comfortable. The Porsche Panamera also provides considerable spacing to all the passengers. The BMW provides a cargo spacing of 14 cu-ft, while the Panamera has a slightly bigger boot of 15.7 cu-ft. Here is a list of the interior features that are available with the 2012 Lexus LS 460:

  • Automatic xenon headlamps
  • Automatic wipers
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 16-way power driver seat 
  • Leather upholstery
  • Wood trim

How is the 2012 Lexus LS 460 Sedan’s infotainment system?

The infotainment features included in the 2012 Lexus LS 460 get decent features as standard. Some of the features include Bluetooth connectivity, a six-CD Changer, iPod interface, satellite radio, and a 10-speaker sound system. The top trim adds voice controls, real-time traffic, and a Lexus Enform telematics system. There is an option to opt for a much better 19-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound audio system. Here is a list of the infotainment features that are available with the 2012 Lexus LS 460:

  • Bluetooth phone and streaming audio connectivity 
  • 10-speaker sound system 
  • Six-CD changer
  • Satellite radio 
  • iPod interface
  • Lexus Enform telematics services
  • Voice controls 
  • Real-time traffic
  • 19-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound audio (optional)

2012 Lexus LS 460 Exterior

6.0/10

The exterior of the 2012 Lexus LS 460 is as premium as the interior. The styling is conservation but has that unique premium class design language like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The automatic headlamps at the front along with the chrome grille supporting the moniker complete the front look. The LS 460 is quite heavy with a curb weight of 4244 pounds. It is longer in length at 199 inches and has a wheelbase of 117 inches.

Model

Lexus LS 460

Porsche Panamera 

BMW 7 Series - 750i 

Curb Weight (lbs)

4244 lbs.

3968 lbs.

4288 lbs.

Length (in)

199 in.

196 in.

200 in.

Width (in)

74 in.

76 in.

75 in.

Height (in)

58 in.

56 in.

58 in.

Ground Clearance (in)

6

6

6

Wheelbase (in)

116.9 in.

115 in.

120.9 in.

The BMW 750i is the heaviest in comparison with a curb weight of 4288 pounds, while the Panamera is the lightest at 3968 pounds. The Panamera is slightly shorter in length and has a comparatively smaller wheelbase. All the vehicles have a considerable ground clearance of 6 inches. Here is a list of the exterior features that are available with the 2012 Lexus LS 460:

  • 18/19-inch wheels
  • Power-folding and heated exterior mirrors
  • Fog Lamps
  • Adaptive and automatic xenon headlamps
  • Automatic wipers
  • Sunroof
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry

2012 Lexus LS 460 Safety

8.0/10

The NHTSA has not yet rated the 2012 Lexus LS 460 but the IIHS has given it a maximum ‘Good’ rating in its crash tests. Thus the LS 460 is capable enough to safeguard the passengers in case of an accident. Along with that, the Lexus LS 460 gets multiple safety features that further improves the safety factor of the vehicle. Here is a list of the safety features that are available with the 2012 Lexus LS 460:

  • Antilock disc brakes
  • Stability control
  • Airbags
  • Active front head restraints 
  • Emergency telematics
  • Advanced Pre-Collision Safety system (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)

2012 Lexus LS 460 Final Verdict

The 2012 Lexus LS 460 is a premium and powerful sedan that strikes a perfect balance between comfort and performance. The V8 engine has great power output and is quick on acceleration. But the LS 460 lacks in terms of the fuel economy it provides. The interior is premium and provides great overall comfort and spacing to all the passengers. The sedan also gets great safety features that enhance the safety factor of the vehicle.

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