2016 Lexus LS 460

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2016 Lexus LS 460 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: April 28, 2021

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In the ever-evolving market of luxury vehicles, which is dominated primarily by the big-shot German brands, Lexus has proven its feat in building excellent luxury vehicles and has its own set of customers. The Lexus LS 460 is a full-size luxury sedan brought to the segment back in 1989 and has been Lexus’ flagship vehicle since. The sedan comes with a standard V8 motor in two states of tune and also comes with an extended wheelbase variant as well.

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Pros

Extremely quiet at all speeds

Impressively supple ride quality on rough roads

Interior is meticulously appointed and carefully crafted

Excellent reliability rating

Cons

Lackluster handling

Slow acceleration

Sub-par fuel economy

What's New?

Updated infotainment system

New Enform Service Connect maintenance alerts


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$72520

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

130 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

4233 lbs.

ground clearance

5.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

101 cu ft.

cargo volume

18 cu ft.

payload capacity

1182 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

10.3 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

17.6 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


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Trims

Base $72,520 onwards

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

  • 18" Silver Aluminum Wheels
  • 1st Row LCD monitor
  • All door remote Keyless Entry
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Firmer suspension tuning
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Leather Seat trim
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Assist
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, Seek-Scan Radio
  • Sliding & Tilting Glass Sunroof

L $78,820 onwards

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

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Colors and Styles

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Atomic Silver

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

9.0

Engine And Performance

8.5

Interior

8.7

Exterior

9.9

Safety

7.0

8.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.7

Overall Rating


There have been no major changes made to the Lexus LS 460 and it still carries the same engine options from the previous year's model. With the RWD setup, the engine provides a higher power output as compared with the AWD setup. There is also a hybrid variant available, but more on that in another article. The interior of this luxury sedan is spacious and adorned with high-quality materials that provide a premium feel. Thus, starting at a base price of $72,000 the top trim can reach up to $79,000. 


9.0/10
Pricing and Features

8.5/10
Engine and Performance

8.7/10
Interior

9.9/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety


2016 Lexus LS 460 Pricing and Features

9.0/10

The Lexus LS 460 is offered in two trim levels, a Base trim, and an extended wheelbase L trim. Both the trims are offered with a standard RWD layout and an AWD layout. The AWD-equipped variants come with a reduced power output while the RWD variant sees the same power figure in both the trims. The price for the base trim starts at $72,520 for the RWD variant and comes in an extremely well-appointed form right out from the dealership. 

The top-end L trim comes with all the features of the base trim and adds all the optional features of the base trim as standard. There are some extensive packages on offer to further pack the car with features. The All Weather package adds headlamp washers and a wiper de-icer, the latter is standard in AWD models. The Ultra Luxury package equips the sedan with four-zone climate control, a refrigerated rear center console, six-way power rear seats with heating, cooling, and massage functions, rear-seat side airbags, and rear audio controls. 

Trim

Base

L

MSRP

$72,520

$78,820

MSRP (AWD)

$75,465

$82,305

Key Features

Automatic and adaptive xenon headlights 

Comes with all the features of the Base trim plus

 

18-inch wheels

heated and ventilated front seats

 

LED foglamps and running lights

Heated steering wheel

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Power-closing trunk 

 

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

Power rear sunshade

 

Power-operated door closers

 

 

Lexus Remote Touch interface

 

 

12-way driver seat with four-way lumbar adjustment and 10-way passenger seat with two-way lumbar adjustment

 

 

Navigation system

 

 

Adjustable drive settings with keyless entry and ignition

 

Some stand-alone features include a 19-inch wheel, run-flat summer tires, all-LED headlights, adaptive air suspension with variable gear ratio selector, and ride height adjustments, and adaptive cruise control with an enhanced pre-collision system.

We Recommend

We would recommend you to opt for the Base trim and further equip it with some packages such as the Ultra Luxury Package and the All Weather Package. If you truly desire a supremely comfortable sedan with acres of legroom and wouldn’t mind shelling out more for that reason alone, you can go for the L trim.

2016 Lexus LS 460 Engine and Performance

8.5/10

The Lexus LS 460 is powered by a big 4.8-liter naturally aspirated V8 motor. By default, the motor generates a maximum of 386 horsepower and 367lb-ft of torque. The power figures are quite decent for the segment and provide an effortless driving experience. However, since the sedan is designed to offer maximum comfort and excellent ride quality, the acceleration is on the slower side for an average V8-powered luxury vehicle and the 0-60mph can be accomplished by the sedan within 6.1 seconds. The motor remains extremely refined and silent at all speeds, it is barely audible from inside the cabin. The 8-speed automatic transmission does a good job of keeping the motor relaxed and staying at the right gear at all given times.

Models

Lexus LS 460

BMW 740i Sedan

Jaguar XJ R-Sport

MSRP

$72,520

$81,300

$74,400

Engine

4.6L V8

3.0-liter Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6

3.0-liter Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

386 @ 6400

320 @ 5200

340 @ 6500

Torque

367 @ 4100

367 @ 4100

332 @ 3500

The BMW 740i has a significantly low power output but has an equal torque output as the LS 460. Owing to its efficient design of the powertrain and the twin-turbocharging, the overall performance is better than the LS 460. The Jaguar XJ comes with a slightly better power output than the BMW 740i but has the least torque output among the rivals on the list.

2016 Lexus LS 460 Fuel Economy

Luxury sedans are generally less fuel-efficient than compact or midsize sedans owing to their big powertrains and high power and torque figures. But with the advancement in technology, modern luxury sedans have also become quite fuel efficient without compromising on performance. 

The Lexus LS 460 seems to be left out in terms of offering a good fuel economy rating. That being said, the sedan returns a mediocre city mileage of 16mpg and a highway mileage of 24mpg. The combined mileage is rated at 19mpg.

Model

Lexus LS 460

BMW 740i Sedan

Jaguar XJ R-Sport

MPG (city)

16

21

18

MPG (highway)

24

29

27

MPG (combined)

19

24

21

The BMW 740i has an excellent fuel economy rating considering its luxury sedan status. It benefits from a smaller powertrain and an efficient engine design with a modern forced-induction system. The Jaguar XJ also offers a marginally better fuel economy rating than the LS 460 but it is a bit disappointing since its power figures fall short in front of the LS 460.

2016 Lexus LS 460 Interior

8.7/10

Stepping inside the LS 460 feels like teleporting into a world of comfort and luxury via those power-closing big rear doors. The cabin is laden with super high-quality materials, extensive use of leather along with high-quality vinyl, and tasteful contrast stitching throughout. The wood trims are carefully crafted into the interior panels along with premium metallic trims as well. 

The cabin definitely feels like a nice place to spend a long time but its rivals offer a more stylish and opulent cabin. The seats are extremely luxurious with excellent headroom and legroom for both the front and rear passengers. The power adjustments for the front driver and passenger seats are quite handy and allow the driver to find just the perfect driving position.

Model

Lexus LS 460

BMW 740i Sedan

Jaguar XJ R-Sport

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

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

38.0/58.5/43.7

39.9/59.2/41.4

39.5/57.6/41.5

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.9/56.9/35.8

38.9/57.7/44.4

37.2/56.6/38.9

The BMW 740i is more spacious and stylish on the inside than the LS 460 and offers an opulent cabin with an abundance of creature comfort features. The Jaguar XJ has a stylish yet elegant cabin that screams British engineering from every angle. The comfort levels are at par with the LS 460 and the 740i sedans.

Infotainment

The infotainment system of the 2016 Lexus LS 460 is quite feature rich and intuitive to use but has a cluttered layout, making it difficult to access while driving. The system comes with a standard horizontally oriented 12.3-inch display that can be controlled via the Lexus Remote Touch interface mounted on the center stack. 

Other standard features include a navigation system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Lexus Safety Connect emergency communications, the Lexus Enform suite of smartphone-integrated apps and the Siri Eyes Free interface. The basics are also covered by including a standard 10-speaker sound system including a CD player, HD radio, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB port and a media player interface.

Highlighted infotainment features of the LS 460 are:

  • Lexus Safety Connect
  • 12.3-inch display
  • Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity
  • Siri Eyes Free
  • Satellite radio
  • HD radio
  • 10-speaker sound system

2016 Lexus LS 460 Exterior

9.9/10

The 2016 Lexus LS 460 comes with Lexus’ new spindle front grille design that grabs a fair deal of attention when standing beside its rivals. Other than that, the sedan comes with the brand’s older "L-finesse" design language that suits the corporate world perfectly. There are some smooth and sculpted lines on the hood and the rear-end looks stately with a pair of big taillights and dual chrome exhaust tips.

Model

Lexus LS 460

BMW 740i Sedan

Jaguar XJ R-Sport

Curb weight (lbs.)

4234

4195

3891

Length(in)

200.0

206.6

202

Width(in)

73.8

74.8

74.8

Height(in)

58.1

58.2

57.5

Ground clearance (in)

5.1

5.8

6.3

Wheelbase (in)

116.9

126.4

119.4

Track width (in) F/R

63.6/63.8

63.5/64.6

64/63.1

The BMW 740i comes with a more modern and updated design language than the LS 460 and suits a more dynamic usage profile. The Jaguar XJ is designed to appeal both the enthusiasts and the luxury seekers as well.

2016 Lexus LS 460 Safety

7.0/10

The Lexus LS 460 comes with the best possible safety rating of “Good” from the IIHS but the NHTSA hasn’t rated this sedan yet. That being said, the sedan comes with a myriad of safety aids that helps to keep the occupants safe at all times. 

The standard safety features include anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, front knee airbags, front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, front and rear parking sensors, and a rearview camera. Another notable standard safety feature is the Lexus Safety Connect, which adds automatic collision notification, an emergency assist button, enhanced roadside assistance, and a stolen-vehicle locator.

Highlighted safety features of the sedan are:

  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor (Optional)
  • Auto-Leveling Headlights
  • Cross-Traffic Alert (Optional)
  • Lexus safety Connect

2016 Lexus LS 460 Final Verdict

The LS 460 sedan is equipped with some of the best luxury features in the market and comes with a plush cabin to offer maximum comfort while traveling. It does come with a powerful V8 motor with decent performance but its sub-par fuel economy might be a concern for some buyers. It suits the corporate crowd the most owing to its formal design language and is quite a head-turner with its new spindle grille design.

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