The Lexus LS sets a benchmark for soothing luxury motoring, providing a cosseting and isolating environment in a very spacious cabin. Even though this generation's 4.6-liter V8 and eight-speed automatic transmission date back to the 2007 makeover, the powertrain remained a paragon of response and smoothness. We measured 21 mpg overall -- impressive for this very large and swift sedan.
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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

"OUTSTANDING!!!"

ED R., TX (2013 Lexus LS)

"Wonderful acceleration and the best vehicle braking that I have ever experienced. Holds the road and allows great maneuvering in traffic."

ANN B., TX (2013 Lexus LS)

"OK"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Lexus LS)

"Plenty of horsepower when needed."

WILLIAM C., TX (2013 Lexus LS)

"This car is great on long trips. It is really comfortable, and just floats over the road. Yet it is quick to respond in an emergency."

HENRY M., NH (2013 Lexus LS)

"It drives like "buttah"! It is composed, smooth and powerful. I really enjoy driving it."

GREG L., IL (2013 Lexus LS)

"the Lexus drives like the luxury car it is. Smooth, secure ride, quiet, comfortable, good acceleration and highway mileage"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Lexus LS)

"For a large heavy car the drivability is perfect. Even though it feels like it is floating it is sure footed and responsive."

William S., FL (2013 Lexus LS)

"This car is a dog. The acceleration is terrible. I could discount that if it were a fuel-efficient car, but it's not."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Lexus LS)

"Very smooth and dependable. Handles well in traffic and on the open road. Acceleration is top notch and couldn't ask for more. The braking system is the best of any vehicle ever owned."

Ann B., TX (2013 Lexus LS)

"With a V-8 engine, this vehicle can really accelerate when necessary. I find that I can be cruising 10-30 mph faster than planned on interstate highways without realizing it; therefore I use cruise control much more often than any previous vehicles I have owned. For its size, it handles quite well."

Rik S., CO (2013 Lexus LS)

""F Sport" version of LS460 has adjustable air suspension that gives a "sports car" feel on fun, curvy roads. Big V8 engine has lots of power/acceleration, yet I get 27-28 mpg on highway and 19 mpg in city stop/go driving. A big, heavy, safe car that has a large trunk and can carry 5 people, but a lot of fun to drive. Handling is only exceeded by its mechanical reliability."

Kenneth R., MO (2013 Lexus LS)

"Excellent acceleration, and it does it so effortlessly."

F H., NY (2013 Lexus LS)

"Acceleration more than I ever need. Handling is a bit variable. All Wheel Drive in snow is superior."

Seija D., IL (2013 Lexus LS)

"acceleration (when needed) is excellent, transmission shifting is silky smooth, all wheel drive is very sure footed, ride is very smooth, comfortable, and quiet. Can drive the car all day without tiring"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Lexus LS)

"The turning radius is excellent."

Kristn S., NC (2013 Lexus LS)

"Powerful and handles very well."

Greg J., TX (2013 Lexus LS)

"Has excellent acceleration when I need to speed up due to traffic incidences."

Anonymous, SK (2013 Lexus LS)

"Handles well in all conditions and provides a comfortable ride for all size passengers"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Lexus LS)

"Excellent acceleration, especially in Sport Mode."

David H., NY (2013 Lexus LS)

"Power steering delivers great road feel and control; exceptional accident avoidance features (lane keeping assist, accident mitigation, driver monitors give confidence, wonderful power, seamless shifts, quick responses from brakes, steering and suspension, an extremely safe car which gives great driver confidence!!"

Allen F., TX (2013 Lexus LS)

"Very good acceleration"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Lexus LS)

"Quick pick-up and very smooth"

Thomas L., AZ (2013 Lexus LS)

"Been using regular gas’s for the last 50,000 miles and it runs beautifully-small loss of power and mileage but nothing compared with saving 50 cents per gallon. The Lexus IS a great road car and handles wonderfully."

Alexander W., FL (2013 Lexus LS)

"Acceleration is more than adequate for a luxury car and the handling is excellent due to the sports options I can choose when driving mountainous highways."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Lexus LS)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Unless manually adjusted, the A/C runs on recirculate all the time, unless the outside temperature falls below the desired temperature inside the car"

ROBERT P., TX (2013 Lexus LS)

"Outstanding ride and comfort. Very comfortable seats. A button on dash to enable or disable a/c compressor would be desirable instead of having to go through screen menu."

GREGORY C., VA (2013 Lexus LS)

"This car completely recalibrated the scale for what i believed possible in terms of comfort, low noise, and smooth ride in a car."

GREG L., IL (2013 Lexus LS)

"We had a 2003 LS430 that seemed to be a little quieter than the 2013 LS460L and had a smoother ride. Seats and climate control are outstanding."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Lexus LS)

"consistency of the ride and all applications working as anticipated; we get regularly scheduled maintenance to keep the car running at optimum performance"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Lexus LS)

"Just a great ride, comfortable, quite and excellent"

ROBERT P., NJ (2013 Lexus LS)

"Seats Came with ample adjustments allowing comfort on long rides. This car is much quieter concerning road noise, than my Tahoe."

ANN B., TX (2013 Lexus LS)

"I have had 5 spine surgeries and needed a comfortable seat and this was the best."

JOHN V., CO (2013 Lexus LS)

"Quiet and comfortable. I am 6'5" and there are few sedans that fit me. The LS has a seat that adjusts the seat pan longer for better support. The BMW 7 series seat was not as comfortable. Also I value the reliability. I've had zero trouble with the car."

Anonymous, MN (2013 Lexus LS)

"I doubt there is another car tgat is asvsmooth and comfortable as an LS. Even the fit, finess, and quality of yhe interior materials communicate comfort."

William S., FL (2013 Lexus LS)

"Makes you feel good to drive, especially on long trips. Feel pampered."

Les N., CO (2013 Lexus LS)

"Very relaxing, smooth and comfortable ride."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Lexus LS)

"Impossible to improve on this."

Mark W., TX (2013 Lexus LS)

"Exceptionally adjustable seats, climate controlled (heated and ventilated), quality materials, super quiet at high speeds, exceptional air suspension is amazing, smoothest ride of any car I have ever owned, interior is well planned and all controls ergonomically designed"

Allen F., TX (2013 Lexus LS)

"Very comfortable seat, driving and quiet ride."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Lexus LS)

"Very plush, comfortable, adaptable and memory settings."

Greg J., TX (2013 Lexus LS)

"very quiet and comfortable"

Anonymous, SC (2013 Lexus LS)

"The ride is the best of all of the cars I have had. I can drive long distances and not feel crippled when I get out of the car."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Lexus LS)

"I have had back surgery. The lumbar support and other adjustments help to provide the support I need, especially with respect to long trips,"

David H., NY (2013 Lexus LS)

"Excellent ultra quiet, smooth ride in very comfortable "F Sport" seats with extra side bolsters."

Kenneth R., MO (2013 Lexus LS)

"Very comfortable with seats that are completely adjustable. The ride is luxurious and you can drive a long day with almost no fatigue. It is whisper quiet."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Lexus LS)

"very quiet and comfortable"

Thomas L., AZ (2013 Lexus LS)

"seats are not as comfortable as in prior Lexus models, the ride is not as quiet, electronics and audio system controllers are horribly complicated and do not work well. This is her third eye last and it has been a disappointment. I understand that the LS 500 is even worse with regard to comfort and dried."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Lexus LS)

"This is the most comfortable and quiet car I have ever driven. Hands down."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Lexus LS)

"Very quiet and comfortable. Unfortunately, Lexus was originally the best of the luxury cars, but based on what they did to the ES in 2013, and what I have heard about the 2018 LS, they seem to be abandoning that now, so maybe this is my last Lexus LS."

F H., NY (2013 Lexus LS)

"Very comfortable ride and seats."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Lexus LS)

"Smoothest, most comfortable with lowest noise level ever."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Lexus LS)

"It's the most comfortable car I've ever driven (or ridden in). I have a bad back and this car is a godsend."

Rik S., CO (2013 Lexus LS)

"the ride is very smooth, acceleration is excellent, transmission is silky smooth, cabin noise is minimal, seat comfort is excellent, interior is very well appointed. climate controls are excellent, audio system is excellent"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Lexus LS)

"Seats and quiet ride"

Alexander W., FL (2013 Lexus LS)

"It is just very comfortable."

Peter E., MI (2013 Lexus LS)

"Comfortable seats that cool and heat. Smooth ride. Amazing handling and acceleration. Soft leather and beautiful wood detail interior."

Kristn S., NC (2013 Lexus LS)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"The vehicle is suppose to get 24 mpg. I averaged 30 mpg on my round trip drive from Iowa to Las Vegas."

Anonymous, IA (2013 Lexus LS)

"I believe the Lexus LS model line is a great value compared to Mercedes, BMW, Audi, etc. The LS is always much less expensive than comparable vehicles. We have owned Mercedes and BMW in the past."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Lexus LS)

"Expensive"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Lexus LS)

"The cost of this vehicle was the most ever paid by my wife & I during our forty-six years of making vehicle purchases.. While relatively more expensive than other vehicles,after three years of ownership, we are of the firm belief it was worth it."

JANET G., CA (2013 Lexus LS)

"this is a high end vehicle with an anticipated long running life."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Lexus LS)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"good car"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Lexus LS)

"The only car I have owned that people compliment on. Great car, looks and performance!"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Lexus LS)

"Everything about my is great."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Lexus LS)

"Sleek"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Lexus LS)
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