Summary, Prices, Specs

By October 7, 2006

Summary

Completely redesigned, the all-new 2007 Lexus LS 460 is surely the quietest, most serene luxury-class sedan that's been built so far. It offers an excellent combination of comfort, space, silence, and features. It's also the most electronics-intensive luxury car we've ever experienced, and if it weren't a Lexus, that would give us pause. But it is Lexus, and it promises to be as bulletproof and trouble-free as all of its predecessors. If you like silent, obedient transportation with lots of room, and you can afford the price, it's the one to have.

NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent Jim McCraw drove the LS 460 in Austria.

Model Line Overview
Model lineup:Lexus LS 460 ($61,000); LS 460 L ($71,000)
Engines:380-hp 4.6-liter V8
Transmissions:8-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard):electronic stability control, ABS, EBD; front airbags, side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, rear air bags
Safety equipment (optional):rear side airbags, pre-collision system, dynamic radar cruise control, adaptive lighting system
Basic warranty:4 years/50,000 miles
Assembled in:Nagoya, Japan
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):Lexus LS 460 ($61,000)
Standard equipment:air conditioning, power steering, power disc brakes, power windows, power locks, console, cruise control, message center, trip computer, floor shift, fog lamps
Options as tested (MSPR):N/A
Destination charge:N/A
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):N/A
Layout:rear-wheel drive
Engine:4.6-liter dohc 32-valve V8
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):380 @ 6400
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):367 @ 4100
Transmission:8-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:19/27 mpg
Wheelbase:116.9 in.
Length/width/height:198.0/73.8/58.6 in.
Track, f/r:63.6/63.8 in.
Turning circle:35.4/36.0 ft.
Seating Capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:38.0/55.4/43.7 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:37.9/55.5/39.8 in.
Cargo volume:18.0 cu. ft.
Payload:N/A
Towing capacity:N/A
Suspension, f:independent, aluminum multi-link
Suspension, r:independent, aluminum multi-link
Ground clearance:6.3 in.
Curb weigth:4245 lbs.
Tires:P235/50R18
Brakes, f/r:disc/disc with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist
Fuel capacity:22.2 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of October 7, 2006.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-255-3987 - www.lexus.com