2010 Lexus LS 460 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Lexus LS 460 - Road Test Specs

2010 Lexus LS 460 Sedan

(4.6L V8 8-speed Automatic)


Model year2010
ModelLS 460
Style4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 8A)
Base MSRP$66,255
Options on test vehicleSport Package ($6,185 -- includes Brembo brakes; 19-inch 10-split-spoke forged alloy wheels; 245/45R19 summer tires; sport-tuned air suspension; sport exterior rocker panel extensions, front spoilers and grille; black-and-saddle perforated leather interior trim and matte dark-brown ash burl interior trim; leather armrest; sport front seats; and sport leather-trimmed steering wheel with paddle shifters); Luxury Value Edition Package ($2,780 ? includes voice-activated, hard disk drive navigation system with color LCD display; XM NavTraffic, XM NavWeather and XM Sports & Stocks with 90-day trial subscription; Lexus Insider; Lexus Enform with Destination Assist and eDestination with 1-year trial subscription; Mark Levinson Reference Surround Sound Audio System with in-dash six-disc DVD/CD auto-changer; 15-channel amplifier with 7.1-channel surround sound; 19 speakers with 450 watts; and Advanced Parking Guidance System); Comfort Package With Sport ($2,035 ? includes heated steering wheel; climate-comfort front seats with heat/cool knob; heated rear seats; Intuitive Parking Assist front and rear parking sensors; power rear sunshade; power door closers; power rear trunk open/close; and headlamp washers); Premium Floor Mats ($265); Trunk Mat ($95).
As-tested MSRP$76,915


Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4,608cc (281 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)11.8
Redline (rpm)6,600
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)380 @ 6,400
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)367 @ 4,100
Transmission typeEight-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I: 4.596; II: 2.724; III: 1.863; IV: 1.464; V: 1.231; VI: 1.000; VII: 0.824; VIII: 0.685; R: 2.176; R: 2.176; Final Drive: 2.937


Suspension, frontMultilink, air suspension
Suspension, rearMultilink, air suspension
Steering typeElectric power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)11.7-16.7
Tire brandDunlop
Tire modelSP Sport Maxx
Tire typeSummer
Tire size, front245/45R19
Tire size, rear245/45R19
Wheel size19-by-8 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.3
0-60 mph (sec.)6.4
0-75 mph (sec.)9.1
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.5 @ 98.8
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.1
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)29
60-0 mph (ft.)118
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g).80
Sound level @ idle (dB)39.2
@ Full throttle (dB)65.3
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)58.2

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsVery little technique to improve acceleration times. Doesn't really respond to brake torque -- just wood it and go. "Power" mode does little to improve time. Shifts in "D" come at redline. Minimal wheelspin.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsBrake response feels somewhat isolated from pedal input. Distances, however, are respectable for this 4,500-pound machine.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsSkid pad: Remarkable balance and feedback at limit. Can easily drive with throttle despite low limits and relatively slow responses. Slalom: Surprisingly, turning stability off actually means "off." Not much to be gained in doing so in the slalom, however. Rear loses grip first and this is a big car to slide at 65 mph.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)70.75
Wind (mph, direction)8.81

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 city/24 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)12.0
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)22.2

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,244
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,522
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)52.6/47.4
Length (in.)199.2
Width (in.)73.8
Height (in.)58.1
Wheelbase (in.)116.9
Track, front (in.)63.4
Track, rear (in.)63.6
Legroom, front (in.)43.7
Legroom, rear (in.)35.8
Headroom, front (in.)38.0
Headroom, rear (in.)37.9
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.5
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.9
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)18.0
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)18.0


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain6 years/70,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance5,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsDual front
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemOptional
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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