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2013 Lexus LS460 L

2013 Lexus LS460 Review

(0 Stars)  The big luxury sedan that defined Lexus.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
A new F Sport model joins the lineup. All LSs get revisions to the suspension, steering, and brakes, plus new front-end styling and a new instrument panel with a twelve-inch nav screen. The mouselike controller has been revised.
Overview
The original LS400 was the car that defined Lexus. The LS has grown larger and more powerful and competes directly against top-drawer European luxury sedans. Like them, it is available in standard and extended-wheelbase models; the latter is particularly cosseting. The rear compartment can be optioned with power seats; an extendable footrest; seat heating, cooling, and shiatsu massage functions; and a DVD player. All LS460s are powered by a 386-hp V-8 that is paired with an ultra-smooth eight-speed automatic. Although isolation from the outside world is prized, the LS has been firmed up for 2013, with revisions to its suspension, steering, and braking systems. There is a new F Sport model that has a uniquely tuned suspension, Brembo brakes, shift paddles, sport seats, and special trim. Still, the LS does comfort way better than responsiveness, and the available air suspension’s sport mode makes for a brittle ride. The LS600h L Hybrid remains at the top of the range. Priced at $120,805, it matches up against competitors’ twelve-cylinder flagships. Compared with them, the Lexus’s V-8 hybrid powertrain provides similar performance and refinement but better fuel economy and lower emissions. Compared with the LS460, however, the Hybrid’s gas mileage is disappointing.

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2013 LS460 L Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 4.6L V 8 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 16 MPG city, 24 MPG highway, 19 MPG combined and 422 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
22.2gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 386 hp @ 6,400 rpm; 367 ft lb of torque @ 4,100 rpm

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'13 Lexus L Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Trunk Pulldown
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Power Windows
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Rear Sunshade
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Steering Wheel Memory
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Vehicle Information Center
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Dimming Mirrors
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Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Headlight Wiper/Washers
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Limited Slip Differential
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Air Conditioned Seats
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Front Ventilated Seats
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Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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Full Spare Tire
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