The Lexus LS flagship comes in a regular length and a long-wheelbase L version. Its V8 is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission -- the first ever in a passenger car. Other options include a precollision system with radar-based cruise control, a 19-speaker stereo with an eight-gigabyte hard drive, cooled rear storage, a reclining rear seat with massage, leg rests and rear seat heaters.

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

"Good acceleration for size"

M W., AR (2011 Lexus LS)

"The 2011 Lexus LS 460 is the best vehicle I have ever owned which included Mercedes S Class and BMW X5. Most comfortable ride,especially on a long trip, best acceleration and best handling overall."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Lexus LS)

"I have s need for speed and comfort and am very happy with both Heated seats"

SHIRL H., GA (2011 Lexus LS)

"Does not handle nearly as well as my previous BMW 740, but I expected that. Acceleration with the Lexus V8 is less than the twin turbo in the BMW, which is surprising. Quieter ride than the BMW. Very solid feel."

Anonymous, SC (2011 Lexus LS)

"It has awesome power when you need to "get around" a vehicle. It picks up speed quickly and handles great!"

Carol H., GA (2011 Lexus LS)

"Very nice car to drive"

Anonymous, OK (2011 Lexus LS)

"Great acceleration, smooth & quiet ride"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Lexus LS)

"The car is a joy to drive and accelerates smoothly. Driving at speeds of 80 mph feel like 55 mph. The car is very responsive when driving in heavy traffic, on straight aways, and in curves. A great car for those who love to DRIVE."

Marcus C., NC (2011 Lexus LS)

"This is a large car the acceleration is wonderful and surprisingly quick for a almost 4400 pound car, the handling is smooth and very responsive."

William H., VA (2011 Lexus LS)

"accelerates very well and handles pretty well"

Anonymous, WA (2011 Lexus LS)

"Ample acceleration, fairly crisp handling, steering points well and holds heading well, ie. it doesn't tend to wander out of lane."

Robert W., NC (2011 Lexus LS)

"All the speed and power any time I need it."

Anonymous, TN (2011 Lexus LS)

"good pick up and steering for a big vehicle"

Marilyn M., AB (2011 Lexus LS)

"Handles very well around corners even a high speeds."

Rajiv C., OR (2011 Lexus LS)

"excellent"

Robert-Mary L., MA (2011 Lexus LS)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Very noisy - road moise- radio plays thru center speaker only, dealer unable to align front end, bumpy ride regardless of expensive new tires"

MARCOS F., TX (2011 Lexus LS)

"The front driver's seat is not as comfortable or supportive as my previous BMW 740. The automatic climate control defaults to a preset temperature and fan off rather than the temperature and fan speed I set, at each new ignition of more than an hour and I have to reset the temperature and fan speed I want. Very annoying. Have checked and rechecked the manuals to no avail. Hoping that it is a preset the dealer can override. Also does not handle like my BMW 740, but that was expected. Quiete"

Anonymous, SC (2011 Lexus LS)

"The drivers side front seat leather cracked and split after only 1 year and had to be replaced under warranty. The window weather stripping also deteriorated after only 2 years and was also replaced under warranty."

GLENN B., TX (2011 Lexus LS)

"Absolutely the most comfortable highway cruiser I have ever owned. Seats fit me well, car is quiet, acceleration is brisk, it handles like a dream at freeway speeds."

ROBERT W., VA (2011 Lexus LS)

"Seats are somewhat stiff. However, they make up for it by being readily adjustable. You can shorten or lengthen seat length."

J W., MI (2011 Lexus LS)

"There is no car on the road more comfortable than the Lexus LS."

Lucy M., TX (2011 Lexus LS)

"wonderfully comfortable car, very quiet, ventilated seats are great in the South"

Anonymous, SC (2011 Lexus LS)

"It's the finest riding highway cruiser I've ever owned"

Robert W., NC (2011 Lexus LS)

"Comfortable ride and quite"

Hugo M., GA (2011 Lexus LS)

"the ability to adjust the seat after another person move it"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Lexus LS)

"Very comfortable and a very quiet and smooth ride."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Lexus LS)

"The most comfortable vehicle I have ever driven, including German autos. So smooth, I am frequently speeding."

Anonymous, TN (2011 Lexus LS)

"some minor wind noise. Great seat comfort, especially the heat and lumbar support"

Marilyn M., AB (2011 Lexus LS)

"A very comfortable ride as should be expected. The heated/ cooled seats make a difference as well. The three saved seat settings are also a plus. The steering wheel adjust to several positions for better driving. There's ample room in the rear seat which makes long rides comfortable for all passengers as well. The rear seats also provide heating/ cooling. There's isn't much outside noise."

Marcus C., NC (2011 Lexus LS)

"Quiet , plenty of power very good gas mileage for a V8"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Lexus LS)

"Superior comfort and smooth, noiseless ride."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Lexus LS)

"Very quiet and comfortable, especially on longer trips."

Anonymous, SC (2011 Lexus LS)

"Very quiet initially, blocks road noise very well, but engine noise becomes intrusive over time (maybe because I have become more accustomed to Tesla)"

Rajiv C., OR (2011 Lexus LS)

"I like the solid, quiet ride on long drives. I have driven across the country, 8 to 10 hours of driving each day & would not be worn out after each day."

Wayne S., FL (2011 Lexus LS)

"Very comfortable with ample adjustments. Very quiet and good ride."

Robert-Mary L., MA (2011 Lexus LS)

"Very comfy seats, extremely quite, excellent ride."

Gordon G., TX (2011 Lexus LS)

"Perfect for a long or short trip.Seats are great, ride is smooth."

Ann W., SC (2011 Lexus LS)

"great car on the highway. Endless miles go by with no drama. Great riding car."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Lexus LS)

"very quiet/comfortable I am hard of hearing and conversation is possible in my Lexus but not other cars"

Anonymous, SC (2011 Lexus LS)

"Very comfortable seats and quiet ride"

Anonymous, OK (2011 Lexus LS)

"comfortable, quieter than many vehicles, rides well"

Anonymous, WA (2011 Lexus LS)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"You cannot buy a more comfortable riding experience."

PAUL J., TX (2011 Lexus LS)

"You definitely get what you pay for"

Lucy M., TX (2011 Lexus LS)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"There needs to be more cabin storage area."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Lexus LS)

"Stylish look"

M W., AR (2011 Lexus LS)
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