2008 Lexus LS 460 vs. Its Competition

2008 Lexus LS 460 LWB
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The LS 460 is significantly cheaper than the 7-Series or S-Class.

All-wheel drive is available in the S-Class and comes standard in the A8 but is not available in either the 7-Series or LS 460.

The LS 460 has a straightforward instrument panel layout, without the use of a centralized, screen-driven interface like BMW's iDrive, which some drivers will appreciate.

Each of these competitors has distinct designs inside (and outside) that arguably feel more lavish than the LS 460's simpler, more conservative style.

Additionally, each rival offers high-performance variants, including the S8, the Alpina B7, and the S63 and S63 AMG, which the LS does not have.

And instead of a V-12 flagship, as these three European sedans have, the LS has a gasoline-electric flagship called the LS 600h L.

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The 2008 Lexus LS 460 is a little lacking in personality and presence, so it’s a good choice for those who want top technology and comforts without attracting undue attention.
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Perky, nimble handling and frisky, refined performance is what separates the 2008 Audi A8 from the rest of the super-sedans.
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Controversially styled, the 2008 BMW 7-Series still performs like a smaller sedan and carries rear passengers with ease.
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Hark! The 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is loaded with top safety and comfort-oriented technologies and is one of the best luxury sedans in the world.
MSRP From   
$62,900$70,690$76,800$86,700
Gas Mileage   
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class   
Mid-SizeLargeLargeLarge
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan 750i4-Door Sedan 5.5L V8 RWD
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4-Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic