The LS430 is one of the best-scoring luxury sedans we've tested. The cabin is very quiet and comfortable and the controls are intuitive to use. The powertrain is especially refined. The rear-seat area is roomy and very well equipped, especially compared to others in this class. Handling is sound. Overall, the LS430 exhibits a plush, luxurious driving experience, but lacks the exciting feel of a sports sedan -- which it is not.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"This car holds the road eautifully and responds well when extra speed is needed, excellerating quickly and smoothly. Undoubtably my favorite sedan ever!"

Ginny S., MT (2006 Lexus LS)

"My wife is very satisfied with the acceleration and handling? She regards the reliability and comfort more important."

J B., IL (2006 Lexus LS)

"Plenty of power terrific breaking"

Anonymous, CT (2006 Lexus LS)

"car has amazingly quick acceleration for a large sedan agile, responsive handling - pleasure to drive"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Lexus LS)

"Major problems with door window motor stopped working. Repair cost nearly $900 at Lexus dealership"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Lexus LS)

"It is a wonderful experience"

Anonymous, NH (2006 Lexus LS)

"The handling is predictable and dependable. Acceleration is limited. The car should have a more powerful engine without sacrificing gas mileage."

Anonymous, MO (2006 Lexus LS)

"Handling is very good for a large car. Rear wheel drive makes the turning radius extremely small. Acceleration is also very good for a large car."

Michael R., CA (2006 Lexus LS)

"Quality of build"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus LS)

"A lot like my Avalon but with a more powerful motor and a bigger car that is extremely quiet and smooth at any speed. Though you can't compare cars from the 70's and 80's fairly, during those decades we drove full size Jaguars and Mercedes and even though great rides, still not as comfortable as the LS."

Ken A., TX (2006 Lexus LS)

"It's a highway cruder with super acceleration and handling."

Richard H., TX (2006 Lexus LS)

"It’s looks are that of a comfort vegelcle but looks can be deceiving. There is a lot of power under this hood which is very responsive if needed. Handeling is good for this heavy vehicle but not exceptional in cornering."

Christian S., FL (2006 Lexus LS)

"This car is an excellent vehicle for driving band parking in city traffic."

Edward A., GA (2006 Lexus LS)

"Very adequate. Handles safely for a large car even on curvy roads."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus LS)

"It’s a dream to drive"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Lexus LS)

"The 8-cylinder engine provides surprisingly good acceleration for a car this heavy. The drive is soft, easy and comfortable yet I've got the power to respond quickly to pretty much any driving situation."

Harold J., FL (2006 Lexus LS)

"Very good acceleration and it handles well for a big car. The comfortable ride can not be beat. I plan on holding on to this car. My friend who owns an LS 460, says the 06 is more comfortable."

NEVA L., NJ (2006 Lexus LS)

"Huge power when needed but totally smooth all the time. Best steering I've ever had, smallest turn radius ever, total comfort driving"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus LS)

"Classy car that is very quiet, nice sound system and luxurious and smooth to ride in. Great space for everything and everyone"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Lexus LS)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Even after 11 years this is the most comfortable car I have ever owned. Still drives like you're on a cloud."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus LS)

"Super quiet and smooth transmission"

Gary N., AZ (2006 Lexus LS)

"It drives/rides as comfortable and quiet as the day I bought it."

Dennis D., CA (2006 Lexus LS)

"Like ridding in your living room ...very comfortable"

Anonymous, CT (2006 Lexus LS)

"I have had this car for 11 years and it still rides like a dream. Good lumbar support for long trips and the leather seats look almost new. This is a car that I hope to drive for another 10 years!"

Ginny S., MT (2006 Lexus LS)

"Very comfortable seats and very smooth ride due to the air suspension not found on any comparable cars today"

Diana M., TX (2006 Lexus LS)

"For an eleven year old car, it is extremely comfortable for the driver and all passengers. It is quiet, smooth riding with cooled and heated seats, adjustments for every size person. Tremendous for long trips. Almost the perfect all around car. It's my fourth LS since 1990 and I hope to keep this one for as long as possible because it checks all the boxes for a great car and it has had no problems."

Ken A., TX (2006 Lexus LS)

"This car is significantly quieter, smoother and more comfortable than any other car I have ever owned or driven."

Harold J., FL (2006 Lexus LS)

"Long distance interstate trips are smooth and comfortable."

Anonymous, TN (2006 Lexus LS)

"From the first day we bought the Lexus, it has been simply the most comfortable car to drive. Smooth, quiet, perfect balance of power and effortless driving at any speed. My wife is the primary driver and we've driven the Lexus LS since our first one we bought in 1991. This is our fourth and it is so perfect we don't see a reason to ever replace it. We did actually test drive a new 2019 LS500 while our car was being serviced and disliked the infotainment system and seats. I know a 13 year old car should not still be this satisfying but it is. I wish the 2020 LS would just be a copy of the 2006 and I'd buy it in a nanosecond."

Ken A., TX (2006 Lexus LS)

"This is most comfortable automobile I've ever owned. Even after 12 years it handles like new."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus LS)

"excellent seat comfort plus air cooling almost completely silent to road noise and external noise like riding on clouds"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Lexus LS)

"The car is so quiet and smooth. The leather is perfect after 11 years. It is roomy and very comfortable in the back seat. Everybody loves it. It is in perfect shape."

Paula B., CA (2006 Lexus LS)

"For me, this is the car that defines perfection. It is a true luxury car with perfect seating, handling, acceleration comfort, cabin quietness, and many more. It seems the manufacturer had anticipated every driver's need by including the smallest detail, in case you may have a need for them. It is a product representing when luxury and perfection comes together. I don't see the same characteristics in the later models of Lexus. It seems it is a product that its designers decided to start with the concept of creating a perfect car instead of maximizing the profit margin."

Anonymous, MD (2006 Lexus LS)

"The quality of this car is just amaizing. After 12 years everything still functions as it should and did on day one without any major maintenance. Ride is still very comfortable and super quiet. Acceleration is very responsive and powerful if required."

Christian S., FL (2006 Lexus LS)

"The quietest inside of any car I've owned! Seats are supportive and the heat/cooling feature work very well."

Richard H., TX (2006 Lexus LS)

"interior cab is very comfortable and luxurious. very quiet ride"

Ted K., CA (2006 Lexus LS)

"Quiet and buttery smooth transmission."

Gary N., AZ (2006 Lexus LS)

"The LS gives me the most comfortable ride of any vehicle I've driven. I test drove the 2017 460 LS and it has more of a "sport" feel than a "plush luxury" feel."

Harold J., FL (2006 Lexus LS)

"many levels of adjustment for seats. Back seats recline. Both front and rear seats have heating and cooling. Ride is very soft and smooth - not harsh at all."

Michael R., CA (2006 Lexus LS)

"Mostly how quiet it is inside while driving highway or town. The seating is very comfortable and not tiring on long trips.."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus LS)

"The comfortable ride and quiet ride. The power seats are the most comfort seats of any car I have owned or driven."

Anonymous, MO (2006 Lexus LS)

"Excellent quality and comfortable seats with a sense of spaciousness.The ride continues to be very smooth and quiet with high quality climate control. The car is almost 13 years old and continues to look new and is highly reliable. When I purchased this car, I thought it cost a lot of money, but the quality and and serviceability of the vehicle have proven that I made an excellent purchase decision."

Anonymous, NC (2006 Lexus LS)

"Amazingly quiet. Extremely comfortable for both short and long trips. Had some passengers last week who have new Audi high end models, and they said this was a much more solid and quieter car than their new Audi."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus LS)

"Smoothest riding car I have ever owed. Quiet and comfortable"

Neva L., NJ (2006 Lexus LS)

"Numerous memory positions, very quite and smooth ride."

Phil D., ON (2006 Lexus LS)

"This is an extremely comfortable car that can be driven for hundreds of miles without causing any pain or stiffness. It is quiet for a car with an engine."

M W., GA (2006 Lexus LS)

"I test drove a Tesla Model S, my Lexus LS was QUIETER on the inside.????????"

Andrew M., AB (2006 Lexus LS)

"It is always a joy to drive, comfort wise and it is easy to handle. Almost effortless"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Lexus LS)

"Both front and rear seats are very comfortable with multiple controls to adapt to each individual. Extra noise reduction materials make the ride very quite."

MICHAEL R., CA (2006 Lexus LS)

"The LS is so quiet and smooth that I arrive at my destination feeling refreshed, not weary. Excellent seat comfort and adjustable lumbar support helps my bad back."

BARBARA N., FL (2006 Lexus LS)

"Seats are larger than most, are adjustable in all the right places, and the controls are very intuitive. Climate system is extremely responsive, such that even if the temperature is right, if you do an upward or downward adjustment by one degree, it instantly adjusts the fan speed to recognize you want some minor changes. The car is extremely quiet when driving at all speeds. And passengers always comment, this is one of the most comfortable cars they've ever been in."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus LS)

"The Lexus is extremely comfortable while driving on a long road trip. It is quiet, the seats are comfy, the car is quiet."

Anonymous, SC (2006 Lexus LS)

"Quiet ride handles well very comfortable climate control works well"

STEVE B., KY (2006 Lexus LS)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"My wife is the principal driver of this car. The car is as good as the day we bought it except for thr navigation viewer which is not viewable in daylight and the dealer can't fix it."

J B., IL (2006 Lexus LS)

"The best car I have ever driven. Very comfortable ride and handles exceptionally well. It has very good acceleration and I have had no major problems with it."

NEVA L., NJ (2006 Lexus LS)

"I had driven Mercedes the prior 30 years. The last two had constant electrical problems, so I decided to try a Lexus. The LS 430 (which is comparable to an S-class Mercedes) was only a few thousand dollars more than the E-class Mercedes of the same year (both new). What I got in my LS 430 was exactly comparable to a similarly new S-class Mercedes and for approximately $40,000 less than the S-class Mercedes. And by the way, virtually never a problem whatsoever with the Lexus."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus LS)

"Good price for good car"

STEVE B., KY (2006 Lexus LS)

"10 years and nearly 100,000 miles later it's still a great car."

Anonymous, FL (2006 Lexus LS)

"Have owned many vehicles during my lifetime, this Lexus far surpasses all the others in any/every way you can name."

JAMES H., GA (2006 Lexus LS)

"I have owned my Lexus for 10 years and have driven over 100,000 miles without a single problem. Maintenance costs are very low and the car still looks, rides and handles very well."

M W., GA (2006 Lexus LS)

"this is my second ls last one had 220,000 miles everything still worked great. ran very good very reliable"

ERIC S., CA (2006 Lexus LS)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Excellent handling and more that enough power to execute merging and passing."

Anonymous, FL (2006 Lexus LS)
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