Lexus LS: Fourth Generation

Video: The 2018 Lexus LS 500 from the Driver’s Seat

Lexus LS Interior Driving

There’s plenty of opinion out there about the new 2018 Lexus LS flagship, but this video from Winding Road really demonstrates what it’s like to be in the driver’s seat — put on your headphones, go fullscreen, and ride along:

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MichaelL
I would be shocked if the LS is that bad, can't believe it. Can't wait to see more US reviews and customer reviews. The British do love their German cars though....
Krew's driven a new LS. I think he would've noticed :)
Serpens
I too can’t wait to see this in person. I have very mixed opinions about the exterior styling so I’m looking forward to continued exposure.
LS is impressive in real life -- the exterior design is cohesive, with the lines of the spindle grille carrying through the rest of the body. Detailing in the angles and curves makes it unlike anything else on the road. Lexus has really embraced its outsider status, and it's all on display with the new LS.

MichaelL
I would be shocked if the LS is that bad, can't believe it. Can't wait to see more US reviews and customer reviews. The British do love their German cars though....
There are some ride comfort differences between the standard and F SPORT models, but no way would I classify either as noisy or bumpy. New LS has different priorities than the outgoing model, but it's still a Lexus at its core.
Serpens
I too can’t wait to see this in person. I have very mixed opinions about the exterior styling so I’m looking forward to continued exposure.
LS is impressive in real life -- the exterior design is cohesive, with the lines of the spindle grille carrying through the rest of the body. Detailing in the angles and curves makes it unlike anything else on the road. Lexus has really embraced its outsider status, and it's all on display with the new LS.

MichaelL
I would be shocked if the LS is that bad, can't believe it. Can't wait to see more US reviews and customer reviews. The British do love their German cars though....
There are some ride comfort differences between the standard and F SPORT models, but no way would I classify either as noisy or bumpy. New LS has different priorities than the outgoing model, but it's still a Lexus at its core.
Serpens
I too can’t wait to see this in person. I have very mixed opinions about the exterior styling so I’m looking forward to continued exposure.
LS is impressive in real life -- the exterior design is cohesive, with the lines of the spindle grille carrying through the rest of the body. Detailing in the angles and curves makes it unlike anything else on the road. Lexus has really embraced its outsider status, and it's all on display with the new LS.

MichaelL
I would be shocked if the LS is that bad, can't believe it. Can't wait to see more US reviews and customer reviews. The British do love their German cars though....
There are some ride comfort differences between the standard and F SPORT models, but no way would I classify either as noisy or bumpy. New LS has different priorities than the outgoing model, but it's still a Lexus at its core.
Serpens
I too can’t wait to see this in person. I have very mixed opinions about the exterior styling so I’m looking forward to continued exposure.
LS is impressive in real life -- the exterior design is cohesive, with the lines of the spindle grille carrying through the rest of the body. Detailing in the angles and curves makes it unlike anything else on the road. Lexus has really embraced its outsider status, and it's all on display with the new LS.

MichaelL
I would be shocked if the LS is that bad, can't believe it. Can't wait to see more US reviews and customer reviews. The British do love their German cars though....
There are some ride comfort differences between the standard and F SPORT models, but no way would I classify either as noisy or bumpy. New LS has different priorities than the outgoing model, but it's still a Lexus at its core.
The “Configure/Build Your LS” feature on the Lexus site should be coming soon? Krew?
The “Configure/Build Your LS” feature on the Lexus site should be coming soon? Krew?
The “Configure/Build Your LS” feature on the Lexus site should be coming soon? Krew?
The “Configure/Build Your LS” feature on the Lexus site should be coming soon? Krew?
After seeing it lowered on wheels at SEMA I'm sold.... lol
After seeing it lowered on wheels at SEMA I'm sold.... lol
After seeing it lowered on wheels at SEMA I'm sold.... lol
After seeing it lowered on wheels at SEMA I'm sold.... lol
mikeavelli
After seeing it lowered on wheels at SEMA I'm sold.... lol
I think lowered on wheels make it look seroiusly good.
mikeavelli
After seeing it lowered on wheels at SEMA I'm sold.... lol
I think lowered on wheels make it look seroiusly good.
mikeavelli
After seeing it lowered on wheels at SEMA I'm sold.... lol
I think lowered on wheels make it look seroiusly good.
mikeavelli
After seeing it lowered on wheels at SEMA I'm sold.... lol
I think lowered on wheels make it look seroiusly good.
I feel like so much of this semi-autonomous tech is exactly what he says, "It works, but I'm not sure how worthwhile or useful it is."

Really cool to see it in motion though.
I feel like so much of this semi-autonomous tech is exactly what he says, "It works, but I'm not sure how worthwhile or useful it is."

Really cool to see it in motion though.
I feel like so much of this semi-autonomous tech is exactly what he says, "It works, but I'm not sure how worthwhile or useful it is."

Really cool to see it in motion though.
I feel like so much of this semi-autonomous tech is exactly what he says, "It works, but I'm not sure how worthwhile or useful it is."

Really cool to see it in motion though.
A really nice car, finally. I like the 'anonymous' side if the 4th gen pre-facelift LS. But I also like that this 5th gen LS stands out and makes not even the German and Korean, but also Jaguar, Bentley, Rolls and Maserati look bland and boring.

Regarding the engines, while the TTV6 does not have the sound of NA V8, I think the LS 500 powertrain is still an upgrade over the LS 460. As for the LS 500h, just as the number tells, it is a downgrade compared to the LS 600h. While both are NA, the V8 was still much more powerful and it had AWD. The good about the new LS 500h is the Li-ion battery instead of the Ni-MH battery, and the improved yet retained CVT that I really like. Just as some hope there will be new V8, I hope there will be a new LS 600h.


This new LS makes me eagerly look forward to the next Land Cruiser, with new IRS, but hopefully with the same capability and ruggedness as the current one.

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