Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The VSC, traction control and anti-lock braking system are collectively designed to increase driving safety, through quick responsiveness and greater stability. More recent models come with improved safety, with force limiters on front seat belts and the fitting of a headrest to the central rear seat. The anti-theft measures in the Lexus seem to be fairly resilient and arduous, and although a tracker might be advisable, LS400 are rarely targeted.

The central folding armrests are plump and restful, proving handy on long journeys for extra support and comfort. Boot space and headroom is ample, while the five-door design ensures that back seat access and rear loading is a doddle. LS400 is best kept on motorways, as it is a little out of its depth on twisty bends, but the Lexus' all-round capabilities are very impressive.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Lexus LS (90-00).

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
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

V8 equipment

V8 standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
V8 optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control