2021 Lexus LS vs. Its Competition

2021 Lexus LS
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The Audi A8 is loaded with tech, most of it approachable, and it beckons with serious underhood power.

The BMW 7-Series is polished and sophisticated, but its looks aren’t for everyone.

A new Mercedes-Benz S-Class is on the way, so either shop the darn-near-perfect current model for a discount or wait it out—just be prepared to shell out well north of $100,000.

Budget-conscious buyers will find so much to like about the Genesis G90, a highly underrated luxury sedan with gorgeous style.

And don’t leave the Tesla Model S off your list.

Though it shows its age, this electric sedan continues to point the way forward.

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Quick Specs
7.4
Though not perfect, the 2021 Lexus LS is a sublime hauler that’s exceptionally comfortable and thrills with its details.
7.2
A worthy flagship, the 2021 Audi A8 is thoroughly modern and eminently comfortable.
7.6
The 2021 BMW 7-Series has brash looks but brims with sophistication from behind the wheel.
7.0
Practical and luxurious rarely mix, but the marriage works in the 2021 Genesis G90.
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.
MSRP From     
$76,000$86,500$86,800$72,950$94,250$69,420
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy
Engine     
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Electric
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge Cars
Style Name     
LS 500 RWD55 TFSI quattro740i Sedan3.3T Premium RWDS 450 SedanLong Range Plus AWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sedanquattro LWB SedanSedanSedanSedanHatchback
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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