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Why Lease The LS?

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Lexus LS Review 2023

The Lexus LS, a flagship luxury sedan, has always been a symbol of opulence, cutting-edge technology, and unparalleled comfort. The new iteration lives up to these expectations and brings forth a compelling blend of sophistication and performance.

Rivals to the Lexus LS include the Audi A8 and Mercedes S-Class.

Our Lexus LS review covers:

Lexus LS Key Features

  • Modern and elegant exterior that exudes a sense of sleekness and refinement
  • Beautifully designed interior that redefines luxury
  • 430 litres of boot space
  • Hybrid 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine combined with an electric motor and batteries
  • Three trim levels are available: Standard, F-Sport and Takumi

Lexus LS Pros and Cons:


  • Luxurious Interior
  • Strong Performance
  • Smooth Ride and Comfort


  • Price
  • Limited Boot Space
  • Restricted Rear Visibility

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The design of the Lexus LS emphasizes elegance, sophistication, and modernity. The exterior typically features sleek lines, a distinctive spindle grille that's a hallmark of Lexus design, and carefully crafted details. LED lighting is often integrated to provide a striking visual appeal. The aerodynamic design not only enhances the aesthetic but also contributes to improved efficiency and performance.

Lexus LS Exterior

The Lexus LS is designed with practicality in mind, ensuring that it meets the needs of daily use and provides a convenient driving experience. The cabin is usually spacious, offering ample legroom and headroom for occupants, particularly in the rear seats. Seating configurations are designed to optimize passenger comfort during long journeys. Advanced technology features, user-friendly infotainment systems, and intuitive controls contribute to the practicality of the vehicle, making it easy to access and control various functions while on the road.

In terms of boot space, the Lexus LS typically offers 430 litres of boot space which is decent but not an exceptionally large cargo capacity. The focus in the LS is often more on providing a luxurious and comfortable cabin rather than maximizing cargo volume. The trunk usually provides enough space for typical luggage, groceries, or a set of golf clubs. However, if you require a significant amount of cargo space, you might find that other vehicles in the luxury sedan segment offer more accommodating storage solutions.

Interior and Trims

Inside, the interior design is synonymous with luxury and opulence. Fine materials, such as high-quality leather, wood accents, and metal trim, are used to create a luxurious ambiance. Attention to detail in craftsmanship is a hallmark of the Lexus LS, ensuring a visually pleasing and comfortable environment for both the driver and passengers.

The seats in the Lexus LS are designed for ultimate comfort and support. They are often equipped with heating, cooling, and massage functions. Multiple adjustments and memory settings are provided for personalized comfort for both the driver and passengers.

The infotainment system includes a large touchscreen display with a user-friendly interface. Features like navigation, smartphone integration, premium sound systems, and advanced connectivity options are standard. Additionally, the vehicle includes a comprehensive suite of driver assistance and safety technologies.

Three trim levels are available: Standard, F-Sport and Takumi.

The standard Lexus LS comes with an extensive set of features, including a top-tier navigation system displayed on a 12.3-inch screen, Bluetooth, and a 19-speaker sound system that supports DVD and USB connectivity—all of which are included in the base price. The 10-way adjustable electric heated seats with memory functions ensure a comfortable driving experience. Additionally, rear-seat passengers benefit from automatic sun shades as a standard feature.

For those opting for the Lexus LS F-Sport, the car is equipped with adaptive sports suspension and 19-inch alloy wheels as part of the standard package. The infotainment system matches that of the Luxury model and comes at no additional cost. Also included is an F-Sport leather steering wheel to enhance the sporty feel.

In the case of the Lexus LS Takumi variant, the focus is on improving safety and comfort features. It incorporates the Safety System+A, encompassing road sign reading, forward collision alerts, and lane-keeping assistance. The 12.3-inch infotainment screen and its features are retained, and an impressive 23-speaker stereo system is added. Notably, the Takumi variant offers four-zone automatic air conditioning and 28-way electronically adjustable front seats for enhanced comfort.

Power and Performance

All Lexus LS variants feature a hybrid powertrain comprising a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine combined with an electric motor and batteries. This configuration results in commendable fuel efficiency, particularly during city driving where the vehicle primarily operates. Additionally, the CO2 emissions of the LS remain relatively low.

However, the paramount concern for a spacious and luxurious sedan like the Lexus LS is its comfort. In this aspect, it falls somewhat short. Base models are equipped with adaptive suspension using standard steel springs, while the higher-tier models incorporate adaptive air suspension. Despite these features, the Lexus LS struggles to provide a smooth ride on uneven British roads. Compared to counterparts like the S-Class, A8, and 7 Series, the LS is notably less comfortable for both front and rear passengers.

Lexus LS Interior

Despite not excelling in sportiness or comfort, the Lexus LS places a strong emphasis on safety. The vehicle offers essential safety features, including lane-keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control maintaining a safe distance from other vehicles, and parking assistance with automatic braking to prevent collisions with parked cars or pedestrians.

Overall, the new Lexus LS continues the legacy of luxury and performance that the brand is renowned for. With its elegant design, lavish interior, cutting-edge technology, and impressive performance, the Lexus LS stands as a formidable competitor in the luxury sedan segment and a great leasing option.

Leasing vs Buying

The Lexus LS is now available for purchase at a starting on-the-road price of £90,859.00*, or it can be leased with monthly payments starting from £1,481.64.

If you're considering leasing a Lexus LS, we proudly offer excellent car leasing services in the UK. Our leasing deals include a manufacturer's warranty, road tax, breakdown insurance, and free delivery to most areas of the UK mainland (excluding specific regions).

Leasing a Lexus LS can often be a more financially advantageous option compared to purchasing outright, thanks to the fixed monthly payments, variable mileage options, low initial rental, and flexible contract durations.

It's important to note that the 'on-the-road' price mentioned includes a year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee, and a number plate fee. Please be aware that this price is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change. To get the most up-to-date information, we recommend contacting your nearest retailer.