2015 Lexus LS vs. Its Competition

2015 Lexus LS 460 F Sport
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Lexus LS isn't quite as lonely at the top of the mountain as it once was–many of its competitors have caught up in terms of style, status, and quality.

The Jaguar XJ remains one of the most handsome vehicles in the group, though its reliability still might not be on par with the LS.

The Infiniti Q70 runs a little smaller–though it now comes in an extended wheelbase version–and offers excellent driving dynamics.

The Audi A8 is a high-tech option with equally understated design.

The BMW 7-Series is the driver's car in the segment, and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is now unmatched in terms of luxury, technology, and variety of drivetrains–including the high-performance AMG versions.

2015 Lexus LS 460 F Sport2015 Lexus LS
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2015 Audi A8 L2015 Audi A8
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2015 Jaguar XJ2015 Jaguar XJ
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2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe2015 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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Quick Specs
You can add a welcome dose of fun to the LS chassis with the F-Sport trim, but Lexus' flagship remains a big, comfortable sedan at its core.
The Audi A8 gains standard LED headlamps, a more powerful twin-turbo V-8, and a more efficient diesel engine for 2015.
The 2015 BMW 7-Series is exceptionally quick and technologically advanced, but also very luxurious and wonderfully comfortable.
The 2015 Jaguar XJR is an interesting alternative to the usual German large sedans, mixing old world charm with fantastic handling and powertrains.
With the addition of a beautiful, expressive new Coupe, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is no longer just the best sedan in the world; it's now a family of flagship models.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-6
EPA Class    
Midsize CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge Cars
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan 3.0T4-Door Sedan 740i RWD4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan S 550 Plug-In Hybrid RWD
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sedanquattro LWB SedanSedanSedanSedan
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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