Drivers looking to purchase a luxury sedan for their families have a variety of options. While choice is a good thing, the ever-expanding market can make it tough to really stand out with one’s family vehicle. When it comes to overall aesthetics, however, it’s tough to beat the Lexus LS 460 F-Sport. Coupled with its smooth acceleration, hybrid options, and state-of-the-art infotainment system, the newest luxury sedan from Lexus really is the car to beat.
Drivers will note the exterior construction of the car immediately. Taking a cue from parent company Toyota’s focus on Japanese aesthetics, the body is perfectly proportioned and balanced. The large spindle grill on the front is a new addition that has turned heads on sidewalks and at auto shows alike. It definitely sets itself apart from the rest of the crowd when it comes to luxury sedan exteriors.
Other aesthetic choices are more subtle, but shouldn’t be overlooked. The detailing on the headlamps is top of the line, as are the chrome tailpipes. One of the perks of the F-Sport addition is its 19-inch alloy wheels, which are finished in a dark graphite color. This beautiful touch is well-worth the upgrade price when coupled with the F-Sport’s other unique features.
What features would those be? Most of them are based around the driveability of the Lexus. The Brembo brakes, for instance, provide smooth stopping power, and the variable gear ratio steering allows for perfect control in a variety of conditions.
The 4.6 liter V8 is standard on the LS 460 line, but that’s really the only thing standard about it. This powerful engine provides 360 horsepower and an estimated 23 miles per gallon on the highway. It’s a stunning combination that has earned it high marks from auto reviewers.
Even with this power, Lexus has not sacrificed comfort. The 8-speed transmission accelerates so smoothly that it’s almost imperceptible.
This sort of athleticism isn’t unheard of on roads, but it is quite rare in cars as spacious and luxurious inside as the Lexus LS 460. The key here is its backseat, which has been compared numerous times to a limousine. This is not without cause; comfortable leather seating and polished wood finishes definitely remind passengers of their greatest riding experiences. The seats are highly adjustable, especially the 16-point driver’s seat. Officially a 5-seater, driver’s should note just how roomy the car is even for taller teenagers and adults.
Lexus caps off their top-of-the-line luxury sedan with a notable infotainment system. This 12.3 inch LCD display provides a variety of options for the driver and is equipped with Bluetooth support. One more novel feature is the Lexus Enform software, which can be coupled with iPhone and Android apps like Pandora. Lexus Enform goes a bit further than standard infotainment system by providing live customer support and an SOS system when needed.
The standard Lexus LS 460 is an enticing automobile for any buyer, but the F-Sport edition takes it a step further for families. The centerpiece is its even smoother handling from a company already known for its driveability. By coupling this innovation with the infotainment system and an interior that’s simply divine, Lexus has created an automobile perfect for the whole family, mom and dad, or just a parent looking to take a relaxing drive on any given day.