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2020 Lexus LS vs. Its Competition

2020 Lexus LS 500 Inspiration Series
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Big sedans for the well-heeled used to be easy to sort through.

BMW was sportier, Mercedes more serious, Audi the outsider's choice, and Lexus the rational buy.

Nowadays, the lines are blurrier.

Mercedes’ S-Class is showing its age, but it’s still at the top of its game.

The Audi A8 tries very hard and comes very close, aided by its astounding tech inside.

The BMW 7-Series lost its edge a while ago and struggles to get it back, but the optional V-12 is an engine handed down from the gods.

The Genesis G90 is the new luxury value buy.

Many luxury buyers have ditched German and Japanese flagships for the Tesla Model S, and it’s hard to blame them thanks to the electric car’s amazing thrust.

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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2020 Lexus LS is a throwback cruiser with edgy, space-age looks, though the hybrid version is unbeatable as a road-tripper.
7.2
The 2020 Audi A8 is a futuristic flagship that raises the bar with its high-tech features.
7.6
The 2020 BMW 7-Series has a much bigger grille, but behind it is a posh, powerful, thirsty luxury sedan that’s loaded with tech.
7.8
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the benchmark for large luxury sedans.
8.2
Growing old though it is, the Tesla Model S still looks and feels as fresh as when it first debuted eight years ago.
7.0
The 2020 Genesis G90 drops the silly luxury-car pretenses, and puts its smart money down on features and service.
MSRP From     
$75,450$85,200$86,450$94,250$74,990$72,200
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6ElectricTwin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Large CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge Cars
Style Name     
LS 500 RWD55 TFSI quattro740i SedanS 450 SedanLong Range Plus AWD3.3T Premium RWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll WheelRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll WheelRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sedanquattro LWB SedanSedanSedanHatchbackSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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