2014 Lexus LS 460 vs. Its Competition

2014 Lexus LS 460
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

There was a time when the Lexus LS was the king of the marketplace–a car that represented high status and even higher quality.

Since then, the industry has caught up with competitors like the Jaguar XJ, which has dumped its poor track record for stunning design, impressive performance and glitzy interior.

The Infiniti M isn't quite the same size or price as the other cars in the segment, but it's tried to elbow its way into the large luxury sedan class, too.

The Audi A8 offers more high-tech gadgetry than the rest of the competitors, with Google mapping and in-car WiFi.

However, the two biggest competitors for the LS are the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Both are available with short- and long-wheelbase and a variety of powertrain configurations, though the Mercedes wins the power game with its heavily-tuned AMG versions.

The Mercedes S-Class has also been redesigned for 2014, making it the most expensive and most cutting-edge vehicle in the segment.

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Quick Specs
8.6
The Lexus LS is all about build quality and comfort for the long-haul, though its F Sport trim dials up the fun factor slightly.
9.0
With TDI range and captivating connectivity, the 2014 Audi A8 adds very long-distance touring to its considerable portfolio of talents.
9.2
The 2014 BMW 7-Series is not just luxurious and comfortable, but exceptionally quick and technologically advanced.
8.8
The 2014 Infiniti Q70 sedan range is fast, fun-to-drive, better to look at, and comfortable--a world-class combination.
8.8
Had enough with the stoicism and tech overload of German flagships? The 2014 Jaguar XJ is a completely different kind of luxury car, with swinging style, a light, lean driving character, and a wide range of engines--including a new high-performance 550-hp XJR
9.4
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class makes an emotional appeal for its claim as the best sedan in the world, and we're feeling it.
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Gas Mileage     
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