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.

2020 Lexus LS 500 Inspiration Series2020 Lexus LS
Get Your Price
2020 Audi A82020 Audi A8
2020 BMW 7-Series 740i xDrive Sedan Angular Front Exterior View2020 BMW 7-Series
Get Your Price
2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class2019 Mercedes-Benz S Class
#1 in Coupes
Get Your Price
2019 Tesla Model S2019 Tesla Model SGet Your Price2019 Genesis G902019 Genesis G90Get Your Price
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.
7.8
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class delivers effortless power, sublime handling, scads of safety features, and the incontrovertible impression of wealth, tastefully applied.
7.8
Though the Model 3 is all the rage, the larger 2019 Tesla Model S remains a stunning achievement and design trendsetter, albeit somewhat dated in the details.
6.8
The 2019 Genesis G90 full-size luxury sedan is smart money in a silly-expensive class of cars.
MSRP From     
N/AN/A$86,450$91,250$76,000$69,350
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/AIntercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6ElectricTwin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
N/ALarge CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge Cars
Style Name     
N/A55 TFSI quattro740i SedanS 450 Sedan75D AWD *Ltd Avail*3.3T Premium RWD
Drivetrain     
N/AAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A55555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/Aquattro LWB SedanSedanSedanHatchbackSedan
Transmission     
N/AAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2020 Lexus LS vs. 2020 Audi A82020 Lexus LS vs. 2020 BMW 7-Series2020 Lexus LS vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz S Class2020 Lexus LS vs. 2019 Tesla Model S2020 Lexus LS vs. 2019 Genesis G90