Many of the Lexus LS's competitors have caught up in terms of style, status, and quality, although the LS maintains an edge in comfort—as well as resale value, reliability, and longevity.
It's also one of the most trouble-free, consistently, in a wide range of metrics.
The Jaguar XJ has been given a refresh for 2016 and 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, formerly called the M37 or M56, runs a little smaller; it now comes in an extended wheelbase version and offers excellent driving dynamics.
The Audi A8 is getting refreshed this year, gaining a far more refined cabin, paired with an equally understated design.
The BMW 7-Series gets a new aluminum-and-carbon-fiber construction, as well as a fresh design and even more world-best tech; it's probably still the driver's car in this segment.
And the king of this class has long been the Mercedes-Benz S-Class; the current version remains unmatched in terms of luxury, technology, and variety of drivetrains—including the high-performance AMG versions.
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|2016 Lexus LSBrowse Used Listings||2016 Audi A8Browse Used Listings||2016 BMW 7-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2016 Jaguar XJBrowse Used Listings||2016 Mercedes-Benz S ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded V-8||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8|
|Mid-Size Cars||Large Cars||Large Cars||Large Cars||Large Cars|
|4-Door Sedan RWD||4-Door Sedan 3.0T||4-Door Sedan 740i RWD||4-Door Sedan R-Sport RWD||4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Sedan||quattro LWB Sedan||Sedan||Sedan||Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2016 Lexus LS vs. 2016 Audi A8||2016 Lexus LS vs. 2016 BMW 7-Series||2016 Lexus LS vs. 2016 Jaguar XJ||2016 Lexus LS vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class|