The Lexus LS 460 is in rarefied air as a luxurious full-size sedan.
It predominately competes against the Mercedes-Benz S Class, BMW 7-Series, and Audi A8 for attention, although most have been updated recently.
(A new A8 should bow soon.) All three German sedans have performance models that outrun the LS 460 handily, but cost significantly more than their base counterparts.
In terms of outright excellence, the Mercedes takes the crown, although the Audi and BMW aren't close behind.
For buyers looking for a comfortable, smooth ride, without the performance pedigree, the Lexus is certainly worth a look.
Alongside the Lexus, the Jaguar XJ and Infiniti Q70 are relative outliers, but both offer characteristics that the Lexus doesn't.
The Jag has the look, the Infiniti has a hybrid.
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|2017 Lexus LSBrowse Used Listings||2017 Audi A8Browse Used Listings||2017 BMW 7-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2017 Jaguar XJBrowse Used Listings||2017 Mercedes-Benz S ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||13 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 Gas/Electric V-6|
|Mid-Size Cars||Large Cars||Large Cars||Large Cars||Large Cars|
|LS 460 F Sport RWD||3.0 TFSI||740i Sedan||XJ R-Sport RWD||S 550e Plug-In Hybrid Sedan|
|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|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2017 Lexus LS vs. 2017 Audi A8||2017 Lexus LS vs. 2017 BMW 7-Series||2017 Lexus LS vs. 2017 Jaguar XJ||2017 Lexus LS vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz S Class|