2012 Lexus LS 460  -  $68,505


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $68,505
Base Invoice: $63,094
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
Engine: 4.6L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine

Pros

Smooth, strong powertrains; fuel economy; amazing comfort; quiet interior; leading-edge technology


Model News

Nebula Gray Pearl paint has been added for 2012. Smoky Granite Mica has been dropped. A USB port and rear-seat headphone jacks have been added. Otherwise, the LS carries over very similar to last year's model.


Model Highlights

The Lexus LS 460 has a quiet, yet strong personality, featuring a 380-horsepower, 4.6L V8 and very smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive is standard for this big luxury sedan, but all-wheel drive is available (the same 4.6L engine is rated at 357 hp when optioned with all-wheel drive). Then there's also the all-wheel-drive LS 600h, which serves as the tech flagship for the Lexus lineup. It combines a 5.0L V8 engine with a strong electric-motor system and large-capacity battery pack. Both models are capable of getting to 60 mph in about five and a half seconds. Fuel economy is actually quite good for a large luxury car in either model: the LS 460 gets 16 mpg city, 24 highway, while the LS 600h gets 20 city/22 highway.

The available all-wheel drive system in the LS uses a Torsen limited-slip differential that sends 60 percent of engine torque to the rear wheels during most driving but more or less as needed for better traction. All-wheel drive models get standard all-season tires and a heated wood-and-leather-trimmed steering wheel, and there's an available Cold Weather Package that brings a stronger heater, upgraded battery and electric windshield de-icer.

The LS models accelerate, handle, and ride with exceptional smoothness and responsiveness. Lexus says the LS 460 has the world's first motor-driven timing system--along with extensive noise- and vibration-isolation measures. The LS cabin feels rich and elegant and was inspired in design by private jet cabins; the materials and trim are conservative yet opulent, and details like laminated side glass help keep road and wind noise out as well.

Both LS 460 all-wheel drive models and LS 460 L models offer Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) and the Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), which together help make the big LS feel a little more manageable on a curvy road or even in a tight parking structure.

The Sport Package brings a more focused performance feel to the rear-wheel-drive LS 460, with stronger Brembo brakes, sporty 10-spoke forged alloy wheels and a stiffer, sport-tuned air suspension. Inside, the Sport Package brings sport seats with leather upholstery, while the automatic transmission gets steering-wheel paddle-shifters and throttle-blip downshifting.

Inside, the standard-length LS 460 models have just enough back-seat space, but the "L" models add five inches of length and almost all of that goes to rear-seat legroom. For those who ride in the back, there's an Executive Class Seating Package that brings an ottoman-style seat in the rear right position. The seat can recline 45 degrees and includes massage functions as well as a rare upper-back adjustment. Also included with the package is a climate control system that uses infrared sensors to measure surface body temperature and adjust the climate control to suit.

The LS 600h L includes even more standard equipment, including climate-controlled front seats, adaptive front lighting, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel and intuitive park assist.

Among the leading-edge options available on the LS is an Advanced Pre-Collision System (APCS), which will detect pedestrians in the vehicle's path and help react by braking; the system uses both radar and cameras. Lane Keep Assist and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control are two other available features that help increase safety.

Other features available on the LS models include climate-controlled rear seats, a 19-speaker, 450-watt Mark Levinson Reference Surround Sound system, and a navigation system with Lexus Connect concierge and Enform information services. An Advanced Parking Guidance System (APGS) helps with parallel or back-in parking by, after letting the driver choose the spot, actually steering the vehicle while the driver modulates the brake.


Value Writeup

Although a little more conservative in look and feel than some others in its class, the LS sedans still deliver some of the world's top technology features. The LS460--and especially the LS600h--serve as the luxury and technology flagship for the Lexus line. The LS brings all of Lexus' technology and luxury know-how into a complete package--a full-size luxury sedan that is both exceedingly quiet, very powerful and in the case of the LS600h, cutting-edge hybrid tech.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6

EPA Classification
Midsize cars

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3

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
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
380 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
367 @ 4100

Trans Type
8

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.59

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)
2.17

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
103.0 ft³

Front Head Room
38.0 in

Front Leg Room
43.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.5 in

Front Hip Room
55.4 in

Second Head Room
38.0 in

Second Leg Room
35.8 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.9 in

Second Hip Room
55.5 in

Wheelbase
116.9 in

Length, Overall
199.2 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.8 in

Height, Overall
58.1 in

Track Width, Front
63.6 in

Track Width, Rear
63.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.5 in

Trunk Volume
18.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4244 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P235/50R18

Rear Tire Size
P235/50R18

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
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8

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
12.3 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

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 & heads

Vibration-dampening liquid-filled engine mounts

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

Acoustic control induction system (ACIS)

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

Rear wheel drive

Front/rear aluminum multi-link double joint suspension w/coil springs

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Electric pwr rack & pinion steering (EPS)

4-wheel ventilated pwr disc brakes -inc: brake override system

Dual chrome exhaust tips

Tool kit

18" x 7.5" 10-spoke aluminum alloy wheels

P235/50R18 all-season tires

Full-size spare tire w/aluminum alloy wheel

Scratch-resistant paint clearcoating

Pwr tilt/slide moonroof -inc: 1-touch open/close

1-piece chrome window surround

Xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps -inc: adaptive front lighting system, delayed auto-off

Integrated fog lamps

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

Electrochromic pwr folding heated mirrors w/memory -inc: puddle lamps, integrated turn signals, auto reverse tilt-down

Acoustic glass windshield

Water-repellent windshield & front door glass

Laminated side window glass

Rain-sensing wipers

AM/FM/MP3/WMA stereo w/in-dash 6-disc changer -inc: digital sound processor (DSP), automatic sound levelizer (ASL), (10) speakers w/subwoofer, aux audio input, Bluetooth streaming audio, USB input, A/V input, rear headphone jacks

XM satellite radio receiver -inc: 90 day trial subscription

Bluetooth hands-free phone system

Leather seat trim

Pwr front bucket seats -inc: 16-way pwr driver seat w/auto slide-away, 12-way pwr passenger seat, dual pwr lumbar, 3-position seat memory, active height-adjustable headrests

Rear bench seat -inc: (3) adjustable headrests

Center console

Carpeted floor mats

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

Optitron electroluminescent instrumentation

Multi-info display -inc: driving range, average MPG, current MPG, average speed, outside temp, elapsed time, maintenance & diagnostic messages

Eco drive indicator

Pwr windows -inc: 1-touch open/close

Pwr door locks

SmartAccess -inc: keyless entry, keyless start, push-button stop, rear window down, moonroof operation, trunk open, panic feature, volume-adjustable confirmation tone & rolling code technology, keyless illuminated entry

HomeLink universal transceiver

Cruise control

Illuminated electronic remote release for trunk & fuel-filler door

Vehicle theft-deterrent system w/engine immobilizer

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

Rear-window defogger w/auto-off timer

(2) aux 12V pwr outlets -inc: (1) in center console, (1) w/cigarette lighter

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

Electrochromic rearview mirror

Foldable front door storage pockets

Dual front illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Front/rear spot-lamp illumination

4-wheel/4-channel anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Electronic control braking (ECB)

Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) w/brake assist (BA) -inc: Smart stop technology

Electronic parking brake

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

Front/rear crumple zones

Daytime running lights (DRL)

Side-impact door beams

Dual front 2-stage airbags -inc: passenger occupant classification system w/twin-chamber airbag

Front side-impact airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags

Dual front knee airbags

Back-up camera

All-position 3-point seat belts -inc: outboard pretensioners & force limiters, dual front pwr shoulder height adjusters, rear outboard emergency auto locking retractors, driver emergency locking retractor

Child restraint seat anchors for outboard positions

Rear door child safety locks

Direct-type tire pressure monitor system

Impact-dissipating upper interior trim

Collapsible steering column

Emergency interior trunk release

First aid kit

Safety connect -inc: automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle location, emergency assist button, enhanced roadside assistance w/(1) year trial subscription

 
NEBULA GRAY PEARL
$0

 
STARFIRE PEARL
$0

 
MERCURY METALLIC
$0

 
OBSIDIAN
$0

 
MATADOR RED MICA
$0

 
SATIN CASHMERE METALLIC
$0

 
PERIDOT MICA
$0

 
DEEP SEA MICA
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
PARCHMENT, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ALABASTER, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK/SADDLE TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK/TOPAZ BEIGE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PARCHMENT, SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ALABASTER, SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LUXURY VALUE EDITION
$3,745

 
LUXURY VALUE EDITION
$3,045

 
LUXURY VALUE EDITION
$965

 
SPORT SPECIAL EDITION
$685

 
COMFORT PKG
$2,185

 
COMFORT SPORT PKG
$2,035

 
COMFORT PLUS PKG
$5,125

 
SPORT PKG
$6,185

 
APPEARANCE PKG
$1,315

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$100

 
19" X 8.0" 5-SPOKE ALUMINUM ALLOY WHEELS
$865

 
LEXUS PRE-COLLISION SYSTEM
$1,500

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PACKAGE
$260

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PACKAGE
$336

 
18" TELEIOS ALLOY WHEEL UPGRADE
$2,375

 
19" CHROME WHEEL & TIRE UPGRADE
$4,000

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$81

 
PAINT PROTECTION FILM
$429

 
DOOR EDGE GUARDS
$115

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$76

 
PREMIUM FLOOR MATS
$280

 
TRUNK MAT
$105

 
CARGO NET
$64


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