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

"Drives like a dream. Crossing Montana at 85mph is very smooth. Plenty of power for passing and a silky smooth transmission."

JOHN C., WA (2014 Lexus LS)

"Fine luxurious handling"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Lexus LS)

"acceleration has some hesitation over the previous car"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Lexus LS)

"Smooth with good handling"

J S., GA (2014 Lexus LS)

"LS has terrific power and handling. Very sporty feel"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Lexus LS)

"a number of times, the car didn't respond immediately when I pressed the accelerator."

Anonymous, GA (2014 Lexus LS)

"I don't like that the tire rims stick out past the tires, so if you hit a curb the rim gets damaged. The front is only 5 inches off the ground, so you hit things with the front fender or get caught. It is bigger than the LS400, so I find it hard to handle. I'm actually looking to sell it and buy an Acura MDX. In the process now."

JANICE J., TX (2014 Lexus LS)

"Very quiet super smooth operation overall very comfortable"

Anonymous, MO (2014 Lexus LS)

"Acceleration is smooth; handling is tight."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Lexus LS)

"Reliability, Quality build, certification, Acceleration, handling,comfort. Typical Lexus perfection."

Bernard S., FL (2014 Lexus LS)

"great handling"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Lexus LS)


Anonymous, FL (2014 Lexus LS)

"my biggest disappointment with the IS250 is the handling which is very unresponsive. It does not turn and respond readily"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Lexus LS)

"Excellent Driving control, with smooth and quick acceleration in both the ECONOMY Mode and the SPORT Mode; 'SPORT Mode' puts the vehicle in a Super Responsive MODE with "Very Quick/FAST" Acceleration with Sport Handling as well!! This vehicle has EXCELLENT Handling and Control in both DRIVING modes!!"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Lexus LS)

"Excellent for a car of its size."

Stephen P., VA (2014 Lexus LS)

"Very powerful. responsive"

Stephen W., OH (2014 Lexus LS)

"It is quiet and you always feel you are in total control of the situation. With the V-8 under the hood you have plenty of power and virtually no one else knows you could run away from them at a light or on the interstate."

Donald M., KS (2014 Lexus LS)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"perfect comfort and noise control"

JOHN O., FL (2014 Lexus LS)

"Very quiet and very roomy interior and trunk."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Lexus LS)

"This is an extremely quite ride with smooth acceleration and driver comfort. Not hard sporty like a BMW but the King of Komfort. I feel sensitive to driving noise and when I get out of rental back to my car, the difference is tremendous. Ride is very smooth and is the best I have experienced. I have driven many different cars as an AVIS Chairman driver and this is the best."

JOHN C., OK (2014 Lexus LS)

"we find it to be noisier than the previous one"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Lexus LS)

"climate control"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Lexus LS)

"Seats are too low. Car does not hold the highway at high speeds without wandering."

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Lexus LS)

"makes ride very pleasant"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Lexus LS)

"Quiet and comfortable except for engine rumble at idle"

Joseph H., WA (2014 Lexus LS)

"very comfortable and quite besides one small air leak on driver side door. Much better ride than our 2005 LS"

Gary T., TX (2014 Lexus LS)

"Very comfortable and quiet. People riding with us comment on the soft, quiet ride all the time."

Donald M., KS (2014 Lexus LS)


Anonymous, FL (2014 Lexus LS)

"The seats are a perfect fit for my body. Adjustments are easy to make."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Lexus LS)

"Just excellent comfort"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Lexus LS)

"More head room need for tall men after raising seat to proper height"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Lexus LS)

"just a great ride"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Lexus LS)

"Quiet, smooth, strong engine"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Lexus LS)

"Very comfortable for driver and passengers, and extremely quiet"

Anonymous, IN (2014 Lexus LS)

"very quit"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Lexus LS)

"Long distance travel is why we bought this car. It is comfortable, roomy and quiet. Better than any other car I have driven in my life time. It also has great performance capability with a big V-8 engine and excellent handling characteristics for a car of this size."

Stephen P., VA (2014 Lexus LS)

"Like a living room on wheels with more than adequate performance for such a well-built bullet-proof car."

Michael C., MA (2014 Lexus LS)


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

What Owners Say

"We bought on the last day of Sept 2014 and were able to get new LS 460 for what almost what we would have paid for used 2013."

JOSEPH M., AR (2014 Lexus LS)

"Beautiful car; powerful; quiet; comfortable; roomy"

Anonymous, MT (2014 Lexus LS)

"More reliable and cheaper than comparable Mercedes, Audi, or BMW"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Lexus LS)

"great ride comfort"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Lexus LS)

"Great car, but I have ever had"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Lexus LS)

"My vehicle is the L version of the LS. There is nothing about this vehicle that I do not like. In my view it is excellent in every respect and I am totally satisfied with it."

Anonymous, AL (2014 Lexus LS)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Beautiful car"

Anonymous, MT (2014 Lexus LS)

"The styling of the older LS I owned seemed more appealing than the current models overall look."

MICHAEL C., MA (2014 Lexus LS)

"Do not like the front 'spindle' grill. The rest of the car is beautiful."

STEPHEN P., VA (2014 Lexus LS)
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