Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The Lexus LS460 has 10 airbags (front, side and knee airbags in the front, side airbags in the rear, plus curtain airbags), front-seat head restraints that reduce the risk of whiplash injuries in a crash, Isofix child seat mounting points and a tyre pressure warning system. There is also a sophisticated stability control system that helps correct the car's line during a skid.

Adaptive cruise control and pre-crash safety systems are available as options on the standard car and on the SE. Both are included in the Advanced Safety Pack fitted as standard to the SE-L. Adaptive cruise control is able to maintain a set distance between the vehicle in front while Lane-keep assist monitors the road ahead and will keep the car within the lane by steering itself.

In conjunction with the lane departure warning, if the car veers close to the markings or the driver tries to drive hands-free there is a warning alarm.

The standard LS comes without rear seat air-conditioning and electric adjustment, and therefore has a larger boot. At 505 litres, it is acceptable but not huge for such a large car, while in the air-conditioned rear cars there is only 385 litres in total - the same as a Ford Focus. There is plenty of stowage in the front armrest plus the doorbins and glove compartment are quite generous.

All models come with a rear parking monitor and parking sensors, although a 'park assist system' is available where the car can steer itself into a parking space in a reverse parallel parking manoeuvre while the driver carefully controls the car's speed using the brake pedal. The LS600h has significantly reduced boot space as the rear of the car houses the battery.

It's 330 litres is little better than a Vauxhall Astra Sporthatch.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Lexus LS (07-17).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Rear electric windows
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric sunroof

F-Sport equipment

F-Sport standard equipment
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Side airbags
F-Sport optional equipment
None available

L equipment

L standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Rear electric windows
L optional equipment
None available

L LC equipment

L LC standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Rear electric windows
L LC optional equipment
None available

LC equipment

LC standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Rear electric windows
LC optional equipment
None available

Luxury equipment

Luxury standard equipment
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Side airbags
Luxury optional equipment
None available

Premier equipment

Premier standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Electric sunroof
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
Premier optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Rear electric windows
SE optional equipment
None available

SE-L equipment

SE-L standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Rear electric windows
SE-L optional equipment
None available