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2009 Lexus LS 460 vs. Its Competition

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Each of these rivals offer high-performance variants, including the S8, the Alpina B7, and the S63 and S63 AMG, which the LS does not have.

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

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

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

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

2009 Lexus LS 460 2009 Lexus LS 4602008 Audi A82008 Audi A82008 BMW 7-Series 750i2008 BMW 7-Series2008 Mercedes Benz S Class 5.5L V8 RWD2008 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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For those who want top technology and comforts without attracting undue attention, the 2009 Lexus 460 is a good choice.
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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.
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16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
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Style Name   
4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan 750i4-Door Sedan 5.5L V8 RWD
Rear Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4-Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
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