2009 Lexus LS 460  -  $64,700


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $64,700
Base Invoice: $57,678
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn RWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 19 | City: 16 | Hwy: 24
Body Style: 4dr Sdn RWD
Transmission: 8-speed automatic transmission w/intelligence (ECT-i)
Engine: 4.6L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine

Pros

Strong acceleration; very quiet interior; leading-edge tech features; newly available all-wheel drive


Model News

All-wheel drive is available on Lexus's flagship LS luxury sedan for the first time for 2009; the Torsen-based all-wheel drive system is similar to the one used on the LS 600h L, capable of bringing up to 50 percent of torque to the front wheels. The AWD model has increased standard equipment, including air suspension, Variable Gear-Ratio Steering, and the Adaptive Variable Suspension.

Otherwise the LS 460 models are carried over with no changes, except the passenger seat now gets a memory function.


Value Writeup

The LS 460 puts comfort and convenience above outright sportiness, but it takes a more contemporary take on luxury than some rivals, appealing to buyers with some of the world's top technology features. The self-parking feature and whole-vehicle safety technologies are unmatched. And with all-wheel drive now available, the LS 460 is more competitive with the likes of the Audi A8 and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.


Model Highlights

Whether in standard-length (LS 460) or long-wheelbase (LS 460 L) form, the LS 460 is powered by a 357-horsepower, 4.6-liter V8, fitted to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The V8 has sophisticated technology including electrically operated variable valve timing, dual fuel injection, and a high 11.8:1 compression ratio. Altogether the engine lives up to its reputation for smoothness, and thanks to the almost seamless operation of the buttery 8-speed automatic transmission, it can rush up to speed with little fuss or fanfare. 60 mph comes in just 5.4 seconds for rear-wheel-drive models, yet it comes with a quite reasonable EPA highway rating of 24 mpg.

The newly available all-wheel-drive system on the LS 460 is offered on either version and utilizes a Torsen limited-slip differential to send more power to the front wheels when needed; the system defaults to sending 60 percent of torque to the rear wheels in normal conditions.

The LS 460 feels elegant, luxurious and fast--yet it's among the quietest, most comfortable cars of any price thanks to meticulous attention to sound insulation and acoustic side glass. Little if any road or wind noise makes it into the cabin at freeway speeds and the engine settles to a distant purr.

The LS 460's interior has a soft, rich appearance that was benchmarked with private jet cabins; it's conservative, yet impressive in the details. The instrument panel has a simple 2-tier appearance, accented with grain-matched wood trim, and the seats are upholstered in a soft, supple leather.

Standard-length LS 460 models have plenty of back-seat space, but for those wanting a even more space without concerns about whether they're going to fit in the garage, the LS 460 L adds nearly five inches of overall length, which translates to that much extra legroom for the back seat. Executive and VIPs will want to get the Executive Class Seating Package, which a host of extra features but most notably a right rear ottoman-type seat with leg rest. The seat can recline up to 45 degrees and has upper-back adjustment and a massage function. What's more, the package includes an infrared sensor for the climate control that actually measures surface body temperatures and adjusts accordingly.

The safety features offered in the LS 460 are arguably at the leading edge of automotive technology. Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) is a standard feature on the LS and is a step better than typical electronic stability control because it integrates the electronic power steering, electronically controlled brakes, throttle and anti-lock brake systems to react much faster and less abruptly to any impending loss of control.

A Pre-Collision System is available on the LS; it uses inputs from the included dynamic radar cruise control to ready safety systems if an impact is expected. The Adaptive Front lighting system is another nifty feature that helps illuminate into a corner, angling with the steering wheel; front side airbags, front and rear side-curtain bags, dual front knee bags are also included--as is a first-aid kit.

In addition to a full roster of luxury-car features, including a hard-drive navigation system with music storage and Bluetooth interface, another gee-whiz offering on the LS 460 is the optional Advanced Parking Guidance System helps with either parallel or back-in parking by actually steering into the parking space--using the backup camera and sonar parking sensors--while the driver modulates speed with the brake pedal.


Pros

Strong acceleration; very quiet interior; leading-edge tech features; newly available all-wheel drive


Model News

All-wheel drive is available on Lexus's flagship LS luxury sedan for the first time for 2009; the Torsen-based all-wheel drive system is similar to the one used on the LS 600h L, capable of bringing up to 50 percent of torque to the front wheels. The AWD model has increased standard equipment, including air suspension, Variable Gear-Ratio Steering, and the Adaptive Variable Suspension.

Otherwise the LS 460 models are carried over with no changes, except the passenger seat now gets a memory function.


Value Writeup

The LS 460 puts comfort and convenience above outright sportiness, but it takes a more contemporary take on luxury than some rivals, appealing to buyers with some of the world's top technology features. The self-parking feature and whole-vehicle safety technologies are unmatched. And with all-wheel drive now available, the LS 460 is more competitive with the likes of the Audi A8 and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.


Model Highlights

Whether in standard-length (LS 460) or long-wheelbase (LS 460 L) form, the LS 460 is powered by a 357-horsepower, 4.6-liter V8, fitted to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The V8 has sophisticated technology including electrically operated variable valve timing, dual fuel injection, and a high 11.8:1 compression ratio. Altogether the engine lives up to its reputation for smoothness, and thanks to the almost seamless operation of the buttery 8-speed automatic transmission, it can rush up to speed with little fuss or fanfare. 60 mph comes in just 5.4 seconds for rear-wheel-drive models, yet it comes with a quite reasonable EPA highway rating of 24 mpg.

The newly available all-wheel-drive system on the LS 460 is offered on either version and utilizes a Torsen limited-slip differential to send more power to the front wheels when needed; the system defaults to sending 60 percent of torque to the rear wheels in normal conditions.

The LS 460 feels elegant, luxurious and fast--yet it's among the quietest, most comfortable cars of any price thanks to meticulous attention to sound insulation and acoustic side glass. Little if any road or wind noise makes it into the cabin at freeway speeds and the engine settles to a distant purr.

The LS 460's interior has a soft, rich appearance that was benchmarked with private jet cabins; it's conservative, yet impressive in the details. The instrument panel has a simple 2-tier appearance, accented with grain-matched wood trim, and the seats are upholstered in a soft, supple leather.

Standard-length LS 460 models have plenty of back-seat space, but for those wanting a even more space without concerns about whether they're going to fit in the garage, the LS 460 L adds nearly five inches of overall length, which translates to that much extra legroom for the back seat. Executive and VIPs will want to get the Executive Class Seating Package, which a host of extra features but most notably a right rear ottoman-type seat with leg rest. The seat can recline up to 45 degrees and has upper-back adjustment and a massage function. What's more, the package includes an infrared sensor for the climate control that actually measures surface body temperatures and adjusts accordingly.

The safety features offered in the LS 460 are arguably at the leading edge of automotive technology. Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) is a standard feature on the LS and is a step better than typical electronic stability control because it integrates the electronic power steering, electronically controlled brakes, throttle and anti-lock brake systems to react much faster and less abruptly to any impending loss of control.

A Pre-Collision System is available on the LS; it uses inputs from the included dynamic radar cruise control to ready safety systems if an impact is expected. The Adaptive Front lighting system is another nifty feature that helps illuminate into a corner, angling with the steering wheel; front side airbags, front and rear side-curtain bags, dual front knee bags are also included--as is a first-aid kit.

In addition to a full roster of luxury-car features, including a hard-drive navigation system with music storage and Bluetooth interface, another gee-whiz offering on the LS 460 is the optional Advanced Parking Guidance System helps with either parallel or back-in parking by actually steering into the parking space--using the backup camera and sonar parking sensors--while the driver modulates speed with the brake pedal.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG

Cruising Range - City
355.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
532.80 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
4.6L/281

Fuel System
SFI/DI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
380 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
367 @ 4100

Trans Type
8

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.60

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.18

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

EPA Classification
Mid-Size

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
103.0 ft³

Front Head Room
38.0 in

Front Leg Room
44.0 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.5 in

Front Hip Room
55.4 in

Second Head Room
38.0 in

Second Leg Room
37.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.9 in

Second Hip Room
55.5 in

Wheelbase
116.9 in

Length, Overall
198.0 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.8 in

Height, Overall
58.1 in

Track Width, Front
63.5 in

Track Width, Rear
63.5 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.1 in

Trunk Volume
18.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4244 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P235/50VR18

Rear Tire Size
P235/50VR18

Spare Tire Size
P235/50R18

Front Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
11.6-16.6

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.1 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.4 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
22.2 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
6

Drivetrain Miles/km
70,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V218000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 21, 2010

Component
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
3800

Summary
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 LEXUS LS460 AND LS600 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 20, 2009 THROUGH MAY 13, 2010. A PROGRAMMING CHANGE OF THE STEERING CONTROL ECU FOR THE VARIABLE GEAR RATIO STEERING (VGRS) SYSTEM CAN CAUSE IMPROPER ACTIVATION OF THE STEERING SYSTEM PROTECTION LOGIC DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE SYSTEM WHEN LARGER THAN NORMAL STEERING INPUTS ARE APPLIED AT A FULLY TURNED POSITION.

Consequence
IMPROPER ACTIVATION OF THE STEERING SYSTEM PROTECTION LOGIC CAN CAUSE THE STEERING WHEEL TO BECOME OFF-CENTERED UP TO 90 DEGREES. THIS MAY OCCUR AFTER THE DRIVER HAS FULLY TURNED THE STEERING WHEEL IN ONE DIRECTION THEN QUICKLY ATTEMPTS TO TURN IT BACK TO THE CENTER POSITION. SHOULD THIS OCCUR WHILE DRIVING, THE RISK OF A CRASH IS INCREASED.

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND LEXUS DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STEERING CONTROL ECU FREE OF CHARGE. TOYOTA HAS NOT DETERMINED WHEN THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

4.6L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine -inc: DI & SFI dual fuel injection, dual variable valve timing w/intelligence & electronically controlled intake (VVT-iE)

Aluminum block & cylinder heads -inc: magnesium cylinder covers

Liquid filled engine mounts

Electronic throttle control system w/intelligence (ETCS-i)

Acoustic control induction system (ACIS)

Push button engine start

8-speed automatic transmission w/intelligence (ECT-i) -inc: gated shifter, sequential sport-shift mode

Rear wheel drive

Front/rear aluminum multi-link double joint suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Electric pwr rack & pinion steering (EPS)

4-wheel ventilated pwr disc brakes

Tool kit

18" 9-spoke aluminum alloy wheels

P235/50VR18 all-season tires

Pwr tilt/slide moonroof -inc: 1-touch close, sliding sunshade, pwr retention

1-piece chrome window surround

Auto-leveling bi-xenon HID automatic headlamps -inc: adaptive front lighting system (AFS), auto-off delay

Integrated fog lamps

LED lights -inc: brake lamps, tail lamps, license plate

Electrochromic pwr folding heated mirrors -inc: puddle lamps, auto-tilt-down in reverse, memory

Front-door glass w/UV reduction

Acoustic glass windshield

Water-repellent windshield & front door glass

Rain-sensing variable intermittent wipers w/mist cycle

AM/FM/MP3/WMA stereo w/in-dash 6-disc changer -inc: digital sound processor (DSP), automatic sound levelizer (ASL), electronic crossover network, (10) speakers w/subwoofer, auxiliary audio input

Leather seat trim

Pwr heated front bucket seats -inc: 16-way pwr driver seat, 12-way pwr passenger seat, pwr lumbar, 3-position seat memory, adjustable headrests

Rear seats -inc: (3) adjustable headrests

Center console -inc: sliding armrest, storage bin

Carpeted floor mats

Wood & leather-trimmed pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel -inc: audio controls, brake hold function, multi-info display controls, memory

Optitron electroluminescent instrumentation

TFT (thin film transistor) multi-info display -inc: driving range, average MPG, current MPG, average speed, outside temp, elapsed time, maintenance & diagnostic messages

Pwr windows -inc: 1-touch open/close, pwr retention

Pwr door locks w/anti-lockout feature

SmartAccess -inc: keyless entry, keyless start, window down, moonroof open

HomeLink universal transceiver

Cruise control

Illuminated remote releases -inc: trunk, fuel filler door

Vehicle theft-deterrent system w/engine immobilizer

Alarm system

Dual-zone automatic climate control system -inc: body heat sensor, smog sensor, auto recirculation, clear air filter, pollen filter

Rear window defogger w/auto-off timer

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Grain-matched wood trim -inc: center console, dash, door panels

Electrochromic rearview mirror

Front/rear dual illuminated vanity mirrors

Front/rear spot-lamp illumination

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Electronic control braking (ECB) -inc: electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA)

Electronic parking brake

Vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM) system -inc: vehicle stability control (VSC), traction control (TRAC)

Front/rear crumple zones

Side-impact door beams

Daytime running lights

Dual front 2-stage airbags -inc: occupant classification system

Front side-impact airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags

Dual front knee airbags

All-position 3-point seat belts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters

All-position emergency locking retractor (ELR)

All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)

Front pwr height-adjustable shoulder anchors

Child restraint seats (CRS) -inc: tether anchor brackets for rear seats, child safety rear door locks

Emergency interior trunk release

Direct-type tire pressure monitor system

Collapsible steering column

Impact-dissipating upper interior trim

First aid kit

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
STARFIRE PEARL
$0

 
MERCURY METALLIC
$0

 
SMOKY GRANITE MICA
$0

 
OPALINE PEARL
$0

 
OBSIDIAN
$0

 
NOBEL SPINEL MICA
$0

 
GOLDEN ALMOND METALLIC
$0

 
TRUFFLE MICA
$0

 
VERDIGRIS MICA
$0

 
BLACK SAPPHIRE PEARL
$0

 
CASHMERE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ALABASTER, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
COMFORT PKG
$1,185

 
COMFORT PLUS PKG
$3,255

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM & ADVANCED PARKING GUIDANCE PKG
$3,815

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM/MARK LEVINSON PKG
$5,645

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM/MARK LEVINSON/ADVANCED PARKING GUIDANCE PKG
$6,345

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$3,115

 
PWR TRUNK
$395

 
INTUITIVE PARKING ASSIST
$500

 
LEXUS LINK
$900

 
LEXUS PRE-COLLISION SYSTEM
$2,850

 
** PORT INSTALLED OPTIONS & THEIR PRICES ARE CARRIED OVER FROM 2008 **
$0

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$240

 
18" TELEIOS ALLOY WHEEL UPGRADE
$2,375

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$81

 
PREMIUM FLOOR MATS
$265

 
ALL WEATHER MATS
$109

 
CARGO NET
$64

 
TRUNK MAT
$95

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