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2018 Lexus LS Overview

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The 2018 Lexus LS is the long, luxurious flagship, built on a sports coupe’s platform but nestled in Lexus’ sedan lineup. With impressive features both inside and out, the LS is truly worthy to lead Lexus.


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2018 Lexus LS

What’s New for the 2018 Lexus LS?

For 2018, the Lexus LS is completely new, having undergone a complete redesign with bold new looks and a larger footprint to make it a true flagship sedan.

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2018 Lexus LS Exterior

The 2018 Lexus LS stands on the same platform as the brand’s sporty LC coupe. The new sedan features a completely redesigned exterior, with Lexus’ trademark spindle grille dominating its front fascia. Standard features inclide a foot- or fob-operated power-open/close trunk. The flagship Lexus comes in nine different exterior colors, including six variants of white, black, and silver, as well as red, blue, and a chocolatey brown.

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Exterior features available on the 2018 Lexus LS

  • 19-inch alloy wheels, P245/50VR19 run flat all-season tires, Automatic on/off headlights, LED headlamps, Power adjustable and heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, LED rear combination lamps, Power open/close trunk

Exterior features available on the 2018 Lexus LS F Sport

  • 20-inch alloy wheels with Dark Graphite finish, Front 245/45VR10 BSW run flat performance tires, Rear P275/40VR20 BSW run flat performance tires, Darkened chrome lower trim

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2018 Lexus LS Performance

The 2018 Lexus LS comes with two different engine options. Most models, including the LS 500 and LS 500 F SPORT models, are powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 (the brand’s first ever), making a roaring 416 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. In the LS 500h trims is a hybrid powertrain consisting of a 3.5-liter V6 connected to a Lexus Hybrid Drive unit for 354 total system horsepower.

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2018 Lexus LS Efficiency

The efficiency numbers for the 2018 LS depend on the powertrain employed and whether the model is rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

Rear-wheel drive LS 500 models (both regular and F SPORT) make an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway, and 23 mpg combined. For all-wheel drive LS 500 models, that becomes 18 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined.

The hybrid LS significantly boosts these efficiency figures. Rear-wheel drive models get 25 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 28 mpg combined, while all-wheel drive versions deliver 23 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined.

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2018 Lexus LS Interior

Although the LS’ redesigned exterior is sharp, where the flagship really shines it its interior: specifically in its optional features. Yes, it comes with a ton of technology and comfort features, like a power rear sunshade and a multi-driver memory system, as standard equipment. However, the options encompass things like Kiriko cut and polished glass interior door trim, power-reclining or 22-way power-adjustable massaging rear seats, semi-aniline perforated leather trim, four-zone Climate Concierge system, and both heated and cooled front and outboard-rear seats.

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Interior features available on the 2018 Lexus LS

  • Heated front seats, Leather-trimmed steering wheel, Steering wheel tilt and telescopic adjustment, Automatic dual-zone climate control, Rear seat climate control vents, Tinted glass, Interior day/night electrochromic rearview mirror, SmartAccess key fob with push-button ignition, Multi-function Lexus Enform Remote, Keyless entry, 12-volt power outlet, Rear window defogger, Power rear sunshade, Lexus Memory System for driver’s seat and steering wheel plus outside mirrors, Leather-trimmed assist grips, Ambient lighting, Drive Mode Select
  • Bluetooth® technology, 12-speaker Lexus Premium Sound System, Steering wheel mounted controls, Real-time traffic information, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, Auxiliary input jack, DVD entertainment system, Telematic system, Adaptive cruise control, HomeLink® universal garage door opener, Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto-Stop, Navigation system with 12.3-inch display, Lexus Enform Service Connect, Lexus Enform Dynamic Navigation, Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0 with Advanced Voice Recognition, Lexus Enform Wi-Fi, Dynamic Voice Command, Lexus Enform Destination Assist, Remote Touchpad

Interior features available on the 2018 Lexus LS Hybrid

  • EV Mode and Manual Drive Mode

Interior features available on the 2018 Lexus LS F Sport

  • Aluminum pedals, Exclusive F Sport cockpit, LFA-inspired digital instrumentation

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2018 Lexus LS Safety

The 2018 LS comes with a strong array of standard safety features. More conventional features include LED headlamps and daytime running lights, an impact-absorbing body structure, and a system of airbags. Advanced features like a pedestrian-protecting pop-up hood, a blind-spot and rear cross-traffic monitoring system, and a parking assist system are also available.

Like with the interior, though, the LS is more impressive when optional features are added, such as a windshield wiper de-icer, rear-seat knee airbags, a 24-inch heads-up display, and the Lexus Safety System+ A, which debuted with the new LS and includes such systems as Pedestrian Alert, Front Cross-Traffic Alert, and Road Sign Assist.

Standard Safety Features on the 2018 Lexus LS

  • Stability control and electronic traction control
  • Front and rear disc brakes with anti-lock braking and brake assist
  • Direct Tire Pressure Monitor System
  • 10 airbag system including front airbags, front side airbag, front knee airbags, and side head curtain airbag
  • Height-adjustable front seatbelts with automatic locking retractors and pre-tensioners
  • Side impact door beams
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Anti-theft protection with panic button or alarm and engine immobilizer
  • Lexus Enform Safety Connect
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Braking
  • Hill-start Assist Control
  • Smart Stop technology
  • Lexus Safety System+ — includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Intelligent High-Beam Headlamps, and All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

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