2018 Lexus LS 500h Sedan
- 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
- Lacks plug-in charging capacity, unlike several rivals
- Touchpad-based infotainment is clever but distracting on the road
- Accelerates quick for its size, but pedal response feels slow, numb
- General lack of sportiness cedes some advantage to some German rivals
2018 Lexus LS 500h Sedan pricingin Ashburn, VA
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite LS 500h 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.
2018 Lexus LS 500h Sedan for Sale
High-end resorts make it their business to indulge their clients' whims at every turn. The 2018 Lexus LS 500h is a lot like that, except on wheels.
This full-size luxury hybrid sedan pairs supreme ride comfort with a handsome cabin awash in high-quality leather, genuine wood trim and acres of passenger room. For 2018, a comprehensive redesign inside, outside and underneath once again places the LS in the same rare air as large luxury hybrid sedan designs from BMW, Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz.
The cushioned ride and whisper-quiet interior are made to pamper, and cutting-edge technology increases driver safety. Overall, the LS 500h reminds you that you don't need to look exclusively to Europe for a world-class full-size luxury sedan.
The new fifth-generation Lexus LS 500h departs from its predecessor, the LS 600h L, with a longer, wider body that sits lower to the ground. Its coupelike profile also makes it look slimmer and more lithe — no small feat for a car that weighs more than 5,000 pounds. There's even an additional amount of "sport" baked into the new LS' suspension design, although we use that term loosely. This is still a luxury sedan better suited to arcing through turns than attacking them.
A new turbocharged V6 engine replaces the older model's V8. Dual electric motors and a lithium-ion battery pack add hybrid capability, while the continuously variable automatic transmission mimics a 10-speed automatic. With its hybrid configuration, the LS 500h gets 28 mpg combined (25 city/33 highway), which represents a significant leap from its predecessor's 20 mpg combined rating.
Not surprisingly, the LS hybrid achieves better fuel economy than the standard LS 500, but not as much as you might think. The LS 500h returns 5 mpg better than the non-hybrid, but at an additional cost of around $4,500. Most buyers will need to drive a lot of miles or hold on to the car for a long spell before achieving real fuel savings.
In any case, the new LS hybrid's fuel economy is similar to that of its competitors, even those that use plug-in hybrid charging. (The Mercedes-Benz S-Class S550e, for example, returns 26 mpg combined after depleting its 12 miles of electric range.)
One thing buyers won't need to consider is the LS 500h's long-term comfort. A longer wheelbase, longer even than the previous extended-length model, ensures an expansive cabin experience guaranteed to cosset weary passengers, especially when you spring for the seats with up to 28 separate adjustments.
A base model LS 500h comes with enough appointments to satisfy most buyers, but optional enhancements such as a lowering suspension to ease entry and exit, advanced driver safety aids, and an audiophile-grade sound system should satisfy those with a more discerning eye. An optional advanced safety system adds even more protective layers, with adaptive cruise control and steering assist that deliver a semiautonomous driving experience.
Key updates return the 2018 Lexus LS 500h to its rightful place among the world's elite luxury sedans. When it comes time to find your own world-class luxury, let Edmunds guide you to the perfect choice.
2018 Lexus LS 500h Sedan Overview
The 2018 Lexus LS 500h Sedan is offered in the following styles: 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT), and 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT).
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2018 Lexus LS 500h Sedan 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT)
The 2018 Lexus LS 500h Sedan 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $83,945. The average price paid for a new 2018 Lexus LS 500h Sedan 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) is trending $8,371 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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