Advertisement
Go
2011 Lexus LS 600h L Photo
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

?
Reviewed by Bengt Halvorson
Deputy Editor, The Car Connection
BASE INVOICE
$99,904
BASE MSRP
$112,250
Quick Take
The LS 600h L is the flagship model for the Lexus model line, and it also serves as a halo vehicle... Read more »
8.4 out of 10
Browse Lexus LS 600h L inventory in your area.

SEE LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS
The LS 600h L is the flagship model for the Lexus model line, and it also serves as a halo vehicle of sorts for hybrid believers who want to be seen inside a very green yet very luxurious vehicle.

Instead of offering a V-12 engine at the top of the lineup for its LS sedan—as Mercedes-Benz does with its S-Class, or BMW with its 7-Series, for instance—Lexus combines a 5.0-liter V-8 and a hybrid drive system, altogether making 438 horsepower. A special hybrid system supplements the gasoline engine when needed, and captures energy when decelerating or braking, storing it in a battery pack.

Overall, because it's several hundred pounds heavier, the LS 600h doesn't move any faster than the LS 460. But does feel especially responsive when you need a quick burst of power for passing, and fuel economy is superb, at 20 mpg city, 22 highway.

With the adaptive suspension in the LS 600h L—featuring three modes, Comfort, Power, and Sport—the big sedan can corner quite well, but the driving experience remains very detached—mainly due to the rather numb steering response.

The LS 600h L comes with even more standard-feature content—to the point that you might want to find a chauffeur. Upgrades include the excellent Mark Levinson audio system, and heated and cooled rear seats, fold-down wooden trays, a rear cooler box, and an ottoman-style seat are all on offer. So is an Executive Class Seating Package, which brings Rolls-caliber seating.

For more information on the LS 600h L, please see our full review on the 2011 Lexus LS 460.

Advertisement
Other Choices
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Advertisement
Try My Showroom
Save cars, write notes, and comparison shop with hi-res photos.
Add your first car
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
Advertisement

More From High Gear Media


 
 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by Homestar, LLC. Send us feedback.