2018 Lexus LS 500 Sedan

2018 Lexus LS 500
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2018 Lexus LS 500
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What’s new

  • The 2018 Lexus LS 500 is an all-new model
  • Part of the fifth LS generation introduced this year


  • Library-quiet at all speeds on all roads
  • Ride quality remains soft, supple and impervious to bad asphalt
  • Interior features world-class build quality and artful materials


  • General lack of sportiness cedes advantage to some German rivals
  • Accelerates quick for its size, but the pedal response feels slow, numb
  • Touchpad-based infotainment is clever but distracting on the road

Which LS 500 does Edmunds recommend?

Choosing an LS 500 is simple: There's one well-appointed trim level with a handful of options and option packages. Although 28-way adjustable seats and adjustable air suspension sound nice, forgo those options and instead spring for the spectacular audio system upgrade ($1,940) and the Safety System+ A package ($3,000), which adds a host of useful driver assistance features.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

7.6 / 10

Don't let the sharp angles and bold style fool you: The 2018 Lexus LS 500 is traditional Lexus throughout. A comprehensive redesign inside, outside and underneath places the LS once again in the same rare air as recently updated large luxury sedan designs from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo. The cushioned ride and whisper-quiet interior are made to pamper, and the cutting-edge tech delivers increased driver safety. The LS 500 reminds you that Europe doesn't have a lock on world-class luxury.

The new fifth-generation Lexus LS 500 is longer, lower and wider than its predecessor, the LS 460, with a new coupelike profile that makes it look slimmer and more lithe — no small feat for a car that weighs more than 5,000 pounds. A new suspension design yields sportier handling, but we use that term loosely. This is, first, a luxury sedan better suited to arcing through turns than attacking them.

An all-new turbocharged V6 engine delivers more horsepower than the outgoing model, and it pairs with a quick-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission. The new LS 500's longer wheelbase, longer even than that of the earlier extended model, ensures a cabin roomy enough to cosset weary leaders of industry or even just visiting in-laws, especially when you spring for the seats with up to 28 separate adjustments.

Even a base model LS 500 comes with enough appointments to satisfy most buyers, but those with a more discerning eye can opt for enhancements such as a lowering suspension to ease entry and exit, advanced driver safety aids, and an audiophile-grade sound system.

2018 Lexus LS 500 configurations

The 2018 Lexus LS 500 is a full-size luxury sedan with seating for five passengers. It comes in a single, well-appointed trim level with a handful of stand-alone options and options packages. Even without a single option, the LS 500 comes loaded with the safety and comfort features you'd expect of this class. A hybrid version is reviewed separately.

Standard equipment on the LS 500 is extensive and begins with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine (416 horsepower, 442 pound-feet of torque) paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive comes standard; all-wheel drive is optional.

Highlights include 19-inch wheels, an adaptive suspension, LED headlights, a sunroof, a hands-free trunk, power-closing doors, leather upholstery, power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, magnesium paddle shifters, 16-way power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats, and a power rear sunshade.

Technology features include a 12.3-inch color display, a navigation system, a trackpad-style interface, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Lexus Enform smartphone app integration, Enform emergency and convenience services, Bluetooth and a 12-speaker audio system. Finally, standard driver aids include a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams and rain-sensing wipers.

The LS 500 can be further tailored to your taste with a comprehensive options list. The Interior Upgrade package adds leather upholstery with quilted stitching, 28-way power-adjustable driver seat, and heated rear seats, among other items. The Luxury package adds a 28-way adjustable seat for the passenger, 18-way adjustable and reclining rear seats, four-zone climate control, power rear side sunshades, an armrest-mounted touchscreen controller for climate and seat functions, and rear-seat knee airbags.

Drivers seeking a more sporting flavor can equip the LS 500 with the F Sport package, which adds 20-inch wheels, larger brakes, a retuned suspension, unique styling trim, exclusive leather upholstery, and 28-way power-adjustable seats. The Performance package bundles all that and adds variable gear-ratio steering and rear-wheel steering.

The Executive package truly transforms the LS 500 into a luxury shuttle, adding butterfly rear headrests, individual climate control settings, heated and ventilated rear seats with massaging function, and an extendable ottoman footrest for the right-side rear passenger. The cabin is further touched with hand-pleated trim and stylized glass materials.

Additional safety aids come with the Safety System+ A package, which adds adaptive cruise and automatic steering that can detect and "trace" the path of the vehicle in front, for a semiautonomous driving experience. Other features include forward cross-traffic alert, road sign recognition, an enhanced head-up display, and a panoramic rearview monitor.

Notable individual options include an adaptive air suspension, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive LED headlights, upgraded wood trim, and a premium 23-speaker Mark Levinson sound system.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2018 Lexus LS 500 (turbo 3.5L V6 | 10-speed automatic | RWD).


Most will find that performance is perfectly adequate for this large, luxurious sedan, with a chassis that ably controls body roll at moderate speeds. Even with the car loaded with five passengers, acceleration is swift. Unfortunately, the transmission is slow to downshift when you want more power.


The twin-turbo V6's low-end thrust and ample power won't make you nostalgic for the previous model's V8. It seems reluctant to tap into the power, however, with considerable lag between pressing the pedal and the car responding. A 0-60 mph run took 5.8 seconds — average for this kind of car.


The pedal doesn't have much feel, but it's easy to slow the LS 500 thanks to the linear brake response at low to moderate speeds. At higher speeds, you really have to dig into the pedal to halt this beast quickly. It took the LS 132 feet to stop from 60 mph, a longer distance than many rivals.


Steering effort is light in most drive modes and slightly heavier in Sport and Sport+. Effort does not build up much as you move the wheel from center, so you really don't know what the tires are doing. The LS isn't overly sensitive to fine adjustments, but it responds quickly to deliberate inputs.


The LS 500 isn't terribly sporty, and hustling it around too many back-to-back corners can make you queasy. Body lean manifests immediately upon entering a turn with speed, but it's not excessive for this kind of vehicle. The F Sport model might be more appropriate for more spirited drivers.


It's hard to overstate how smooth gearshifts are. Upshifts are imperceptible, and you don't feel downshifts as you slow down. The car is slow to respond when you hit the accelerator in most driving modes. Sport mode quickens responses yet doesn't make the throttle overly jumpy and doesn't hang onto gears.


This class prioritizes comfort above all else, and the LS is no different. The outboard seats offer a wide range of adjustments, in addition to heating, ventilation and a massage function. The ride only feels floaty on undulating surfaces. Otherwise, the suspension soaks up all road imperfections.

Seat comfort

Most seats have a seemingly endless number of adjustments. Even so, it takes a while to find the perfect position, and you'll have to make adjustments on long road trips. With the Executive package, all outboard seats offer a massage function. Unyielding padding makes the middle seat uncomfortable.

Ride comfort

The optional adjustable air suspension, regardless of drive mode, produces a cushy ride on almost any road. At low speeds, you won't even realize you're driving over speed bumps. Only on severely broken pavement might the ride feel choppy, and large pavement dips cause noticeable movement.

Noise & vibration

The LS is tomb-silent at cruising speeds, with virtually zero wind and engine noise. Tire noise is minimal, except for when you're rounding a corner — they squeal even at moderate speeds. The engine sounds awesome at full throttle, though much of the note is artificial.

Climate control

Seven power sunshades and a multitude of vents work in concert to keep heat from radiating into the cabin. Good thing since seat ventilation functions aren't particularly powerful. The same goes for seat and steering wheel heating. The rear seats get heated massaging elements.


There's an abundance of room for four passengers, though the low roofline gives the illusion of a tight cabin. It's easy to get into, but getting out is a little tricky. Many vehicle settings are located in virtual menus, and the infotainment controller is frustratingly difficult to use.

Ease of use

Many of the seat, climate and audio adjustments are buried within the infotainment system's complex menu structure. Remembering where basic adjustments are located is difficult enough, but the hard-to-use touchpad controller exacerbates the issue. The touchscreen for rear passengers is slightly more intuitive.

Getting in/getting out

The large door openings make the LS a cinch to get into. However, the wide doorsills require quite a bit of hip articulation to step over when exiting. The rear seat's easy-access function is a necessity if you recline the seatback. Otherwise, you'll have to scrunch up awkwardly to exit.

Driving position

The driver's seat is highly adjustable, with multiple lumbar inflation points and side and bottom bolster modifications. Shame that you have to use the touchpad to access most of them. Tall drivers can use the armrests while cruising thanks to the generous steering wheel tilt-and-telescoping range.


Headroom is a little tight for tall passengers, but sub-6-footers will have no problem. There's a ton of legroom in the back; the occupant on the right can even move the front seat forward and deploy the leg rests to lounge. The middle seat is short on headroom and too narrow to fit an adult.


The roofline up front is a little low; tall drivers might have to lean forward to see a stoplight. A low beltline helps side visibility, and three side rear windows reduce blind spots. The short rear window means you won't see much behind the headrests. The 360-degree camera helps.


As typical of many top-tier executive sedans, the interior is immaculately trimmed. The cabin features supple leather upholstery and dash coverings, wood trim and a minimal amount of plastic. The LS isn't as wondrous as a Mercedes S-Class, but it's nicer than budget-friendly large sedans such as the Lincoln Continental.


The trunk is large and accepts plenty of luggage, provided you can work with sides that taper inward as you go forward, like a trapezoid. With bins under the armrests and cutouts in each door, there are plenty of places for small items inside. Reaching the upper tethers for car seats can be tricky.

Small-item storage

Each door has a cutout large enough for a water bottle lying on its side, and there's a decently sized bin under the front and rear armrests. Of course, if you have a third person in the back, you have to flip up the armrest and you lose that space.

Cargo space

At 17 cubic feet, the LS 500's trunk is one of the largest in the class. It's easy to load items into the cargo area thanks to the wide, tall opening. The sides taper inward as you get closer to the rear seatback, so consider the odd shape before you pack heavy.

Child safety seat accommodation

Each of the outboard seats has two easy-access LATCH anchors hidden behind a piece of padding attached via Velcro. Three upper tethers are more difficult to reach since they are set far back on the rear deck, and there's not much clearance between the roof and the top of the headrest.


Standard safety features abound, though some systems don't feel fully baked. Voice controls are OK, while the optional Mark Levinson audio system is well worth the extra cost. Device integration is poor; Lexus' Enform app suite doesn't hold a candle to Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.

Audio & navigation

The large central display screen looks gorgeous. The map is functional, though it can be cluttered and major streets aren't always labeled. Navigation directions are duplicated on the head-up display. Foul-weather warnings are frequent and excessive. The 23-speaker Mark Levinson system sounds fantastic.

Smartphone integration

There are two USB ports in both front and rear armrest bins. Browsing for audio files on connected media is disabled while the car is moving. The Lexus Enform app suite does not support as many apps as Apple CarPlay or Android Auto (which are not offered). More often than not, you'll use Bluetooth.

Driver aids

There's a wealth of standard safety tech, and the optional Safety System+ A adds further semiautomated driving features. In our experience, these aids work well enough but aren't as advanced as those in competing systems from Tesla and Mercedes-Benz. Adaptive cruise is slow to identify stopped traffic.

Voice control

The voice recognition software prompts you to use a structured menu path, but we found that it detects some free speech. Though it seems to be available, we were not able to use voice controls to browse a media player's audio files. Inputting a destination to the nav system is easy enough.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Lexus LS 500.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Sporty elegance
David Adams,05/12/2018
High performance car with classic good looks; interior well organized,architechally (front) pleasing and artistic. Power on demand with crisp, secure handling (need to get acclimated!), amazing agility. Comfortable, firm front seat - a bit stiff but OK.
A dangerous car to drive
Walter Blake,10/22/2018
This is the only new car I ever bought and returned in 24 hours. Being a long distance driver and depending on 'cruise control' for most of my driving, Lexus decided to eliminate the very convenient cruise control lever and switch to buttons on the right side of the steering wheel. Besides the cruise control buttons, there are 5 other buttons in the same area, so to be sure you're pushing the right button, you need to take your eyes of the road, which is very dangerous. Very poor design. Additionally, the 'computer like mouse pad', which the driver needs to use in order to navigate around their infotainment center, is almost impossible to use while driving without the driver taking their eyes off the road. Very poor thinking and no regard for the safety of the driver or his passengers by Lexus. Neither the sales person nor a 'techie' at the dealership couldn't figure out how to correctly use the mouse pad to accomplish all its functions. The interior, which was to be 'parchment', had far too much dark brown on the dash, doors, etc. My mistake was buying this LS500 without taking it out for a test drive.
Another great LS
Owen Schaffer,10/28/2018
It is more expensive but this I my fourth LS and they just keep getting better. The depreciation is reasonable and a lot better than a Mercedes, BMW or AUDI. If I were fleeing a gang of criminals, there might be a better car but I do not do that. The reliability of every one of my LS's (2004, 2007, 2013 and now the 2018) has been superb and I value that a lot. I am not that intoxicated by the three pointed star but if I drive 450 miles this car could not be much better and yet every year they improve it. Keep it up Lexus! I have been in Engineering for 45 years and quality of build and reliability are musts. There area lot of great cars out there but you can depend on Lexus and its excellent dealer network. It would be hard for me to go to a different brand. The infotainment system is a bit complicated but if you take a little time you can use it well. The German brands do not perform much if any better and they sure depreciate fast.
LS 500 perfection
This is my 5th LS sedan. They absolutely knocked it out of the park on this one. Nothing short of stunning to look at. Tons of compliments by week 2. The engine and acceleration beats my M5 from 2005. I cannot get the car to break loose on back country roads. It could not be more planted. I'm talking about taking turns at 80-90 mph. I was playing chase with an S63 AMG coupe yest. I wish I could post the video. It was keeping up with a car that has 700 lb.ft of torque. 2,400 W stereo sounds like a symphony. Massaging seats. Impeccable detail on the Inside. They have caught up and likely exceeded the big German sedans.You can save about $60k compared to MB, BMW, Masserati, etc. I am blown away. It is no longer my old man Lexus.
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2018 Lexus LS 500 video

[MUSIC PLAYING] MARK TAKAHASHI: I'm standing next to the all new Lexus LS 500. This is the fifth generation LS. Now, this all started in 1989 when Lexus set the automotive world on its head with the first LS. It was groundbreaking. No one really had the audacity to think that a Japanese company could, number one, create a luxury brand. And number two, create something that was so good. Now, this one isn't nearly as groundbreaking. It's more an evolution. But there are some really good bits about this. And there's a few that I could do without as well. So let's go take a look. To be perfectly honest, I haven't been a big fan of the Lexus spindle grill. However, on this new LS, it does seem to work much better. I like the sculpting. I like all the bevelling. It's aggressive. It's slightly sporty. It's not trying too hard in some ways. Maybe the grill is a little too horsey still. But there is a lot of detail there. And there's a certain elegance to it as well. Like a lot of luxury vehicles out there, you have a power trunk lid. And it's hands free, as long as you have the key in your pocket. Now, the trunk, it's not as big as some of the luxury flagship sedans I've seen out there. But it will certainly hold all your stuff. There are some nice cutouts behind the wheel arches that will definitely get two full sized golf bags in. Now, you also have the button up here, like you normally do with all power trunk lifts to close it. But it's the same operation. That's convenient. So the interior of the LS 500 is really well done. The design has a lot of organic flowing shapes. But it's not overly done. Materials' quality throughout is really quite good as well. So as you'd expect from a flagship luxury sedan, the ride quality is really nice and compliant and smooth. It's fairly quiet. I do hear some road noise. But it's not that big of a problem. And you have the selector up here for the different normal sport modes and custom modes, rather than down here. So you could just kind of adjust it on the fly, rather than having to look down and get distracted that way. The one bummer though is they're still using this trace pad. Now, they're using the latest version of the trace pad, that they have in the LC 500, but even that, it's probably one of the worst systems, quite honestly, to use for infotainment. It's fine if you're parked. But when you're moving, it just takes a lot of effort to make sure you're on the right hotspot here and they're just kind of bouncing all over the place. Really, truly I wish they would just go to a regular touch screen, or even the knob that all the Germans are using. As far as seat comfort is concerned, they're pretty firmly padded. They're not too cushiony and pillowy. So it feels a little bit like an Audi in that way. There's not a lot of side bolstering. But one cool thing about the side bolstering is, when you put it in park, it sort of dips down, so you don't have to climb over it. So I'm on this curving valley road here. I can feel a little bit of body roll, but it's kind of what you'd expect from any luxury sedan. Throw it in sport plus mode and it dials way way back. But then, it also starts stiffening up the ride. And the steering also wakes up in the sport modes. You have manual control over the transmission, if you need it. But as I was driving this tight, twisty road in, I was surprised, and impressed, by how smartly it was downshifting as I was hitting the brakes and going into a turn. I had the opportunity open a few times and kind of carve through a few fun turns. And I can say, yes, this is actually kind of fun to drive. I'm not a fan of the engine noise. My guess is that it's being piped in through the speakers. I'll have to verify that. But it's a little too loud for my taste, especially for such a big luxury sedan. Earlier, I drove the hybrid LS 500H. and I was actually quite impressed by it. It was responsive and it had plenty of passing power. The brakes also felt like a typical car, not so much a hybrid, where you get a little softness and a little lack of feel and response. It was just fine. So because of that, I wouldn't be too surprised to see the hybrid lead for sales. In front of me, I have a really, really big head up display. I've got navigation. I've got some of the safety features, as well as the driver assistance in the middle. It's tack sharp. And visually, it looks like it's half a foot in from of the nose of the car. So focus wise, it's really easy to read and the alerts will pop up right in your vision. Easily one of the better head up displays. So here I am in the backseat of the LS 500. And this one is optioned with the executive rear seat, so a lot more comfort to be had back here. However, much like the infotainment system up front, the one back here is about as easy to use, which is not quite a good thing. In any case, just demonstrate for you right now, that you can fold the front seat all the way forward, the headrest tucks in, and it all starts moving forward like that. And you just have a ton of leg room. You have this ottoman that will come out, nice little leg rest. So really and truly, you have a level of luxury back here that would be akin to, let's say, business class before they went to the fold flat sleeper beds. Now, you can still recline quite a bit. It'd be pretty easy to doze off back here like this. So you do have all the climate control stuff back here, ventilated seats, heated seats, a full body massage, full body refresh. Now, it's not like an aggressive shiatsu massage or anything. It's a nice rolling action. And you have the same functions in the front seats. There's the rear sunshade. There's my sunshade. Under here, two USB ports. That's pretty good. Decent size cup holders. And materials' quality, it's just like the front, impeccable. So with Mark Levinson surround sound system option, you even have some speakers up in the headliner. And these speakers are just kind of everywhere. It's an all enveloping system. And it sounds amazing. If you're an audiofile, in my opinion, this is one of the better ones. So those are my initial impressions of the all new Lexus LS 500. In terms of price, it sits just above the new offerings from Genesis, especially the G90. However, it's quite a bit less than the typical German flagships, like the Audi A8, Mercedes S-Class, and BMW 7 series. It is a marked improvement when it does come to performance. This thing is actually quite fun to drive. My recommendation is the hybrid. You get better fuel economy, obviously, and very little sacrifice as a result. For more information on the Lexus LS 500, as well as all of its competition, head on over to edmunds.com. 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2018 Lexus LS 500 Review

Take a spin in the all-new 2018 Lexus LS 500 with Edmunds Senior Writer Mark Takahashi to see if this fifth-generation evolution lives up to expectations. The previous LS was praiseworthy for its comfort and craftsmanship but was knocked for its dull driving feel and slow acceleration. The new LS maintains the best parts of its predecessor and overcomes its drawbacks with engaging driving dynamics and an appropriate amount of power for a car this size.

Features & Specs

19 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
10-speed shiftable automatic
416 hp @ 6000 rpm
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
10-speed shiftable automatic
416 hp @ 6000 rpm
19 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
10-speed shiftable automatic
416 hp @ 6000 rpm
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
10-speed shiftable automatic
416 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Our experts’ favorite LS 500 safety features:

Lane Trace Assist
Works with adaptive cruise control to detect and follow the path of the car in front for semiautonomous driving.
Lexus Safety System+
Umbrella name for features suite that includes lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and more.
Active Steering Assist
In conjunction with pre-collision warning, the system can take corrective steering action to avoid a potential collision or lessen one.

Lexus LS 500 vs. the competition

2018 Lexus LS 500

2018 Lexus LS 500

2018 Audi A8

2018 Audi A8

Lexus LS 500 vs. Audi A8

With less weight and sportier suspension tuning, the A8 feels smaller and nimbler when you're driving around turns. Both the A8 and the LS 500 feature cabins that coddle, but the Audi has more rear seat legroom while the Lexus has a bigger trunk. The A8's design was originally considered modern and bold, but it hasn't changed in years and looks conservative next to the Lexus.

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Lexus LS 500 vs. BMW 7 Series

The BMW is bigger than the Lexus, and it has more interior and trunk volume. But it may require advanced training to operate its array of entertainment, connectivity and driver assist features. In general, the 7 Series comes off as a little sportier while the LS 500 is a bit more comfortable.

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Lexus LS 500 vs. Genesis G90

The Genesis has a big price advantage. You can configure the G90 to match what an un-optioned LS 500 goes for, but the Genesis will come with a V8 and all-wheel drive. The Genesis also has great build quality, but the LS' interior is still a step above. To its advantage, the G90 comes with a better infotainment system and is easier to buy since it comes fully loaded out of the box.

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2018 Lexus LS 500 Sedan for Sale

Lexus LS 500 2018 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A)
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2018 Lexus LS 500 Sedan Overview

The 2018 Lexus LS 500 Sedan is offered in the following styles: 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A), 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A), F SPORT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A), and F SPORT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A).

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Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Lexus LS 500 Sedan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 LS 500 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 2018 LS 500 Sedan.

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2018 Lexus LS 500 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A)

The 2018 Lexus LS 500 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $90,088. The average price paid for a new 2018 Lexus LS 500 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A) is trending $6,000 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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2018 Lexus LS 500 Sedan F SPORT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A)

The 2018 Lexus LS 500 Sedan F SPORT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $86,348. The average price paid for a new 2018 Lexus LS 500 Sedan F SPORT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A) is trending $11,046 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The 2018 Lexus LS 500 Sedan 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $79,792. The average price paid for a new 2018 Lexus LS 500 Sedan 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A) is trending $10,971 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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There are currently 91 new 2018 Lexus LS 500 Sedans listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $79,215 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of used car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap used cars for sale near you. Once you have identified a vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2018 Lexus LS 500 Sedan. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $14,514 on a new, used or CPO 2018 Lexus LS 500 Sedan available from a dealership near you.

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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Lexus LS 500?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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