Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The LS 430 has won awards for security thanks to its sophisticated locking system and laminated side glass. It also comes with front, side and curtain airbags, and since late 2003 knee airbags have been fitted to offer front seat occupants better protection in a collision. Electronic stability control, which can correct a car's line during a skid and help avoid crashes, is standard.

Since 2003 the car was also available with adaptive cruise control, cornering headlights and a rear parking camera.

Huge boot and a roomy interior ensure the Lexus scores well for practicality. At 552 litres the boot is just about on a par with the 2006 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. There is plenty of room for three adults in the rear, and headroom and legroom are increased over its predecessor. Rear seats split and fold.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Lexus LS (00-06).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • 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

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
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Cruise control

V8 equipment

V8 standard equipment
  • Cruise control
V8 optional equipment
  • Electric mirrors
  • Parking sensors