2017 Lexus LS 460 Sedan
- Fabulously quiet at all speeds
- Ride quality is impressively supple on rough roads
- Interior is meticulously appointed and carefully assembled
- Infotainment interface can be distracting to use
- Relatively slow acceleration
- So-so fuel economy compared to other rival sedans
- Imprecise steering and a general lack of sportiness
Which LS 460 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3.5 / 5
Don't be fooled by the aggressive front-end styling — the 2017 Lexus LS 460 is very much a traditional Lexus underneath. With its whisper-quiet interior and luxurious ride quality, the LS 460 is all about pampering you and your passengers to an optimum degree of comfort and refinement.
What you don't really get with the LS 460 is the latest executive-sedan tech and style. The BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class, in particular, benefit from newer designs. The LS 460 also brings up the rear for performance. But if you don't need to drive the fanciest, flashiest or priciest car on the block, the 2017 Lexus LS 460 could very well be your kind of luxury sedan.
Trim levels & features
The 2017 Lexus LS 460 is a full-size luxury sedan with seating for four or five, depending upon which options you choose. It comes in two trim levels: LS 460 and LS 460 L. Both alternatives come with a 4.6-liter V8 engine (386 horsepower, 367 pound-feet of torque) and an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is available on both trims, though it lowers engine output (359 hp, 347 lb-ft). A base LS 460 is loaded with the safety and comfort features you'd expect from this class. The extended-wheelbase LS 460 L is available with a four-passenger configuration that features a center console.
The standard equipment on the base LS 460 is extensive. Highlights include 18-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, a sunroof, power door closers, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats with power seat-belt height adjusters and memory functions, leather upholstery, the Lexus Remote Touch interface, a 12.3-inch display screen, a navigation system, Bluetooth and a 10-speaker sound system.
Notable options for the LS 460 include 19-inch wheels, LED headlights, an adjustable air suspension (includes variable gear ratio steering, ride height adjustment and additional drive settings), a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control with an enhanced pre-collision system, upgraded leather upholstery, an advanced pre-collision system with a drowsy driver warning system and forward collision avoidance system, and a 19-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound audio system. Heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a power-closing trunk and a power rear sunshade are also optional on the regular-wheelbase LS.
If you frequently have rear passengers (or are the rear passenger yourself), take a look at the Ultra Luxury package. It adds 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.
Unique to the regular-wheelbase LS 460 is the F Sport package, which adds 19-inch wheels, Brembo brakes, a limited-slip differential (rear-wheel-drive models only), a sport-tuned air suspension, variable gear ratio steering, sport front seats and shift paddles on the steering wheel. F Sport models also gain specific exterior and interior design elements.
The LS 460 L is the extended-wheelbase LS 460 sedan. It includes all of the standard and optional features noted above and all packages aside from F Sport.
Another differentiator between the two wheelbase trims is the 460 L's Executive-Class Seating package. This includes the backseat upgrades of the Ultra Luxury package but in a two-seat configuration with a stationary center console (including enhanced controls, a refrigerated bin and added storage). It also adds extended leather trim, a power passenger-side ottoman with a knee airbag, power rear side sunshades and a rear-seat entertainment system.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions, although trim levels share many aspects. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2013 Lexus LS 460 Sedan (4.6L V8; 8-speed automatic).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Lexus LS 460 has received some revisions, including an enhanced infotainment system with full-screen navigation and a pair of much-needed control buttons ("enter" and "back") for the Remote Touch interface for 2016. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Lexus LS 460.
Noise & vibration5
Ease of use4
Getting in/getting out4.5
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite LS 460 safety features:
- Lane Keep Assist
- This system nudges the wheel if it senses the vehicle drifting from its lane.
- Blind-Spot Monitor
- This feature uses radar to monitor the vehicle's rear side blind spots at any speed above 10 miles per hour.
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- The system alerts drivers to the approach of other vehicles when backing up. It is only active when the car is in reverse.
2017 Lexus LS 460 Sedan for Sale
High-end resorts make it their business to indulge their clients' whims at every turn. The 2017 Lexus LS 460 is a lot like that, except on wheels.
This analogy holds with the standard version of this full-size luxury sedan, which delivers supreme ride comfort, paired with a handsome passenger cabin awash in high-quality leather and genuine wood trim. The comparison seems even more spot-on for the extended-wheelbase LS 460 L model. Its roomier backseat can be had with massaging seatbacks and a passenger-side throne with a built-in elevated footrest.
This isn't to say the LS 460 is a leader in this exclusive category, mainly because several global competitors have benefited from more recent redesigns and the latest tech upgrades. Other alternatives also offer more robust performance and engaging handling. Finally, fuel economy is not the big Lexus' strongest suit, with EPA estimates of 19 mpg combined (16 city/24 highway) for two-wheel-drive models and 18 mpg combined (16 city/23 highway) for all-wheel-drive versions.
Just the same, that supple ride quality and hushed, beautifully turned-out interior make it a fine choice if you have no particular interest in owning the latest and sportiest car on the road. Of course, then the question becomes which model of the Lexus LS 460 will be yours and how to have it equipped.
If you frequently have rear-seat VIPs (or perhaps you're one yourself), the LS 460 L is the way to go, thanks to its extra legroom. The optional Ultra Luxury package is hard to resist: It comes with four-zone climate control, a refrigerated center console, separate audio controls, and six-way power heated and cooled rear seats with massage. The Executive Class Seating package builds on that, adding a two-seat configuration with extended leather trim, a power passenger-side ottoman, power rear sunshades and a rear-seat entertainment system.
For more mainstream use, you might go with the standard LS 460, kitted out with such desirable options as LED headlights, an adjustable air suspension, upgraded leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, a power rear sunshade, power-closing trunk and a 19-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio system.
Safety options worth considering include a blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a pre-collision system with automatic emergency braking, and a drowsy driver warning system. The F Sport package adds such performance-oriented features as 19-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, Brembo brakes, front sport seats and distinctive styling touches.
From behind the steering wheel, the LS 460's 386-horsepower V8 feels smooth and strong, though its actual performance lags behind many of its competitors. Braking is not particularly confidence-inspiring, and the steering, though nicely weighted, lacks a real sense of useful feedback. Handling is just so-so amid rivals that excel at carving up winding back roads.
Ultimately, though, the 2017 Lexus LS 460 stands out as a fine choice for buyers looking for a big luxury sedan that will cater to their slightest desires. Look to Edmunds to help you find your perfect 2017 Lexus LS 460.
2017 Lexus LS 460 Sedan Overview
The 2017 Lexus LS 460 Sedan is offered in the following styles: 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 8A), 4dr Sedan AWD (4.6L 8cyl 8A), L 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 8A), and L 4dr Sedan AWD (4.6L 8cyl 8A).
What do people think of the 2017 Lexus LS 460 Sedan?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Lexus LS 460 Sedan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 LS 460 Sedan 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 LS 460 Sedan.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Lexus LS 460 Sedan and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 LS 460 Sedan featuring deep dives into trim levels including Base, L, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2017 Lexus LS 460 Sedan here.
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2017 Lexus LS 460 Sedan 4dr Sedan AWD (4.6L 8cyl 8A)
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