Toyota's flagship, the Lexus LS, sets a benchmark for soothing luxury motoring, providing a cosseting and isolating environment in a very spacious cabin. Even though the 4.6-liter V8 and first-ever-production eight-speed automatic date back to the car's 2007 introduction, the powertrain remains a paragon of response and smoothness. We measured 21 mpg overall -- impressive for this very large and swift sedan.

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

"it has quick acceleration and excellent handling, for a large sedan"

Walter D., PA (2017 Lexus LS)

"Smooth, positive acceleration. Effortless handling."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Lexus LS)

"Ease of handling"

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Lexus LS)

"Spirited acceleration but not German handling on mountain roads."

Anonymous, SK (2017 Lexus LS)

"This is my 5th Lexus LS. And the worst driving. It drives like a boat with poor gas mileage."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Lexus LS)

"The AWD is great, much better than the rear wheel version even though it costs about 1-2mph to have it. The acceleration on turns is noticeably better in all driving conditions. I would never go back to the rear wheel drive version."

John S., NV (2017 Lexus LS)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Extremely comfortable seats. Lowest interior noise of all the cars I’ve owned. Smooth riding vehicle."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Lexus LS)

"See my last comment"

Judith P., NC (2017 Lexus LS)

"The seating is extremely comfortable with driver seat option to expand seat."

Barbara B., GA (2017 Lexus LS)

"best riding car/vehicle I've ever owned or have ridden. Handles great and extremely smooth ride"

Anonymous, KY (2017 Lexus LS)

"very quiet and comfortable ride with excellent handling"

Walter D., PA (2017 Lexus LS)

"Most comfortable car ever! Very quiet and smooth, cushy ride."

Karen H., VA (2017 Lexus LS)

"Driver's side wind noise still not entirely address from 2008. Undercarriage rumbling noise from suspension???"

Anonymous, SK (2017 Lexus LS)

"The air suspension has 5 settings but none of them give the serene ride I had in my 2010 LS. Very Disappointing. I had to buy premium touring tires to get any kind of comfortable driving experience. I wish I still had my 2010LS"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Lexus LS)

"Unbelievable quiet, comfort and ease of driving"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Lexus LS)

"The seats are so luxurious, comfortable, enveloping and beautiful. Really don't hear noise. Driving is so effortless. The ride is smooth and level."

Anonymous, CT (2017 Lexus LS)


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

What Owners Say

"Negotiate a good price and you will always be happy with your purchase. Buy late January for the best deals."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Lexus LS)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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