2018 Lexus LS

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Design

LUXURY SOARS TO NEW HEIGHTS

Coupe-like Design

Designers and engineers took full advantage of Lexus’ new global luxury platform to create a sleek coupe-like silhouette with an aggressive ground-hugging stance. The larger dimensions translate into a spacious cabin -- made more generous by features like a power tilt/slide moonroof, and panoramic glass roof (Luxury, Executive and F SPORT  packages).

Omotenashi Interior

Omotenashi -- the art of Japanese hospitality -- welcomes you at every turn.

Unlock the door, and the power easy access system automatically positions the driver’s seat to ease your way in or out. 28-way power front seats include heating, cooling and massage functionality. While an available climate concierge allows you to set 4 independent temperature zones.

Omotenashi -- the art of Japanese hospitality -- welcomes you at every turn.

Unlock the door, and the power easy access system automatically positions the driver’s seat to ease your way in or out. 28-way power front seats include heating, cooling and massage functionality. While an available climate concierge allows you to set 4 independent temperature zones.

Takumi Craftsmanship

Lexus’ Takumi craftsmen have artfully fashioned an interior that is at once sensual and serene, including origami-inspired material designs, ambient lighting reminiscent of Japanese lanterns, ornamentation based on traditional Japanese Kiriko glass techniques, and a series of available trims including Art Wood Herringbone, Art Wood Organic, and Laser Cut Special.

Executive Package

Reward yourself -- and pamper your passengers -- with the Executive Package, standard on LS 500h, and available on LS 500.

Features include 20” forged aluminum alloy wheels, touch-free power back door, automatic powered opening trunk, 22-way power adjustable rear seats -- with power recline, power extendable Ottoman, Shiatsu massage functionality, and more.

Performance

415 HP Twin Turbo Powertrain

LS 500 puts 415 HP at your command, courtesy of an all-new twin turbo V6 -- the first in the Lexus lineup -- mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission -- capable of carrying you from 0-100 KM in under 5 seconds. Steering wheel mounted paddle shifters put the feeling of a manual transmission at your fingertips. Dual stainless-steel exhaust with integrated chrome tailpipe diffusers leave a lasting impression.

World’s First Multi-Stage Hybrid

For those who desire extra efficiency to go along with emotional performance, LS 500h features Lexus’ first multi-stage hybrid powertrain. Generating 354 net HP, LS 500h is capable of accelerating from 0-100 KM in 5.4 seconds, while still targeting class-leading fuel efficiency. ‘M-Mode’ with 10-speed ‘automatic transmission simulated shift control’, lets you select and hold gears manually using steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.

F SPORT  Exhilaration

LS F SPORT  features an all-new performance package that raises responsiveness and accuracy with features that include 20” F SPORT  alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, and S+ drive mode. On the inside, race-inspired touches include unique 3-spoke steering wheel and specially bolstered seats bolstered F SPORT  seats, all finished in exclusive F SPORT  smooth leather.

Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM)

Another ‘world first’, the 2018 LS features a new VDIM system that controls six types of vehicle movement -- longitudinal, vertical, lateral, yaw, roll and pitch -- in response to accelerator, steering and braking inputs. The result is dynamic performance and seamless control across a range of vehicle speeds.

Better Performance in Braking, Cornering, Handling, Slalom, and more

See LS 500 F SPORT  outperform the Mercedes-Benz S560 AMG in AMCI Testing

Watch the Video & See the Certified Results >

Technology

Safety

Lexus Safety System+

LSS+ integrates a portfolio of active safety technologies to support your awareness and decision-making under a variety of traffic conditions and contingencies.

  • Pre-collision Safety System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Lane Keep Assist
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Automatic High Beam
Learn More about Lexus Safety System+

A New Dimension in Safety

In addition to Lexus Safety System+, the 2018 LS is the first Lexus to feature our latest safety innovations -- LSS+A. This exceptionally advanced system includes a series of “world first” engineering innovations that help prevent four major types of accidents -- from rear end collisions to head-on crashes in intersections.

Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert

LS enhances your peace of mind with standard Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). BSM alerts you to the presence of vehicles in adjacent lanes that may have escaped visibility in your side-view mirrors. While RCTA warns you about hazards you can’t see while backing up.

Bird’s Eye View Monitor

Images from cameras mounted in the front, rear, and both outside mirrors are displayed as a single image in the 12.3” display screen to give you a 360° view of the vehicle’s surroundings. In reverse, video from the rear camera is also displayed in the inner mirror. Rear seats also automatically recline when there are no passengers, to increase your field of view. Standard on LS 500h, and available on LS 500 Luxury, Executive and F SPORT  packages.

2018 LEXUS LS


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1. Navigation System
The Navigation System is designed to assist in locating an address or point of interest. Discrepancies may be encountered between the system and your actual location. Road system changes may affect the accuracy of the information provided. Rely on your common sense to decide whether to follow a specified route. Detailed coverage not available for every city or roadway. Periodic updates available at an additional cost. See your Navigation System Owner's Manual for further details. Navigational systems in some vehicles are available with bilingual capability.

2. Backup Camera
The backup camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the rear area of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance.

3. 835-watt
Continuous average power, all channels driven, at less than 0.1% THD; 20–20,000 Hz.

4. Satellite Radio
Functioning Satellite Radio requires a compatible receiver and monthly service fee. Please see your Lexus Dealer for further details. Reception of satellite signal may vary depending on location.

5. Net HP
Maximum output indicates engine plus HV battery output.

6. Horsepower @ RPM, Torque @ RPM
Ratings achieved using the required premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher.

7. Top Track Speed
Performance figures are for comparison only and were obtained with prototype vehicles by professional drivers using special safety equipment and procedures.

8. Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and if applicable Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) are electronic systems designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. They are not substitutes for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether VSC and VDIM will be effective in preventing a loss of control. Please see your Owner's Manual for further details.

9. Brake Assist
Brake Assist is designed to help the driver take full advantage of the benefits of ABS. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake-system maintenance and tire and road conditions.

10. Pre-Collision System
The Pre-Collision System is designed to help reduce the crash speed and damage in certain frontal collisions only. It is not a collision-avoidance system and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such as speed, driver input and road conditions. Please see your Owner's Manual for further information.

11. Tire Pressure Monitor
The Lexus Tire Pressure Monitor alerts the driver when tire pressure is critically low. For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge; do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Owner's Manual for details.

12. Airbag Systems
All the airbag ("AB") systems are Supplemental Restraint Systems. All ABs (if installed) are designed to inflate only under certain conditions and in certain types of severe collisions: frontal and knee ABs typically inflate in frontal collisions; side and side curtain ABs in side collisions; Roll-Sensing Curtain ABs at a severe tilt degree, roll or lateral G-force. In all other accidents, the ABs will not inflate. To decrease the risk of injury from an inflating AB, always wear seatbelts. Do not use a rearward-facing child seat in any front passenger seat. Please see your Owner's Manual for further information/warnings.

13. SmartAccess
The SmartAccess system may interfere with some pacemakers or cardiac defibrillators. If you have one of these medical devices, please talk to your doctor to see if you should deactivate this system.

14. Smart Stop Technology
Smart Stop Technology operates only in the event of certain simultaneous brake and gas pedal applications. When engaged, the system will reduce engine power to help the brakes to bring the vehicle to a stop. Factors including speed, road conditions, driver input can all impact stopping distance. Smart Stop Technology is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving and does not guarantee instant stopping. Please see your Owner's Manual for further details.

15. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control was designed to assist the driver and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving practices. Please see your Owner's Manual for important cautions and instructions.

16. Driver Attention Monitor
The Driver Attention Monitor is designed to alert the driver if a potential hazard is detected ahead and the driver's face appears to be turned away. It is not a collision-avoidance system and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors. Please see your Owner's Manual for further information.

17. Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL)
Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) front seats can help reduce the extent of whiplash in certain types of rear end collisions.

18. Night View
Night View is designed to alert the driver to objects beyond the projected light of the low-beam headlamps. Driver should only glance at image occasionally. Factors including cold weather and the vehicle's air conditioner may limit the effectiveness of the system.

19. Blind Spot Monitor
Do not rely exclusively on the Blind Spot Monitor System to determine if a lane change is safe. Always look over your shoulder and use your turn signal before changing lanes. There are severe limits to the function, detection range and clarity of the monitor system. For a complete list of limitations and directions regarding use of the monitor system, please see your Owner's Manual.

20. Mark Levinson®
Mark Levinson is a registered trademark of Harmon International Industries Inc.

21. iPod®
iPod is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. All rights reserved.

22. Bluetooth®
Lexus tests certain Bluetooth® capable phones for compatibility with Lexus vehicles. Please see your Lexus Dealer for details. Note that the recommendation of Lexus is not a warranty of the performance for any phone and that some problems may occur with any type of handset based on the phone software version or the service coverage available in your area. Some vehicles equipped with Bluetooth® technology are available with bilingual capability.

23. HomeLink®
HomeLink® is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls.

24. HAC & DAC
DAC is designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control and speed on steep downhill descents. HAC is designed to help minimize backward rolling on steep ascents. These suggestions are not a substitute for safe driving judgment and practices. Factors including speed, grade, surface conditions and driver input can all affect whether DAC and HAC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. Please see your Owner's Manual for further details.

25. Dual Screen Rear DVD Entertainment System
A single disc DVD player is standard on vehicles equipped with the dual-screen Rear-Seat Entertainment System. A separate DVD player or game system utilizing the centre console's video/audio inputs is required in order to use the split-screen function.

26. Wireless Headphones
Headphones are for passenger use only. Do not use while operating vehicle.

27. Wide-view Front and Side Monitor
The Wide-view Front and Side Monitor does not provide a comprehensive view of the front and side areas of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm clearance. Cold weather will limit effectiveness and view may become cloudy.

28. TORSEN®
TORSEN® is a registered trademark of Zexel Torsen, Inc.

29. Roof rack (LX)
Roof rack capacity is 130 lb. Crossbars are not recommended for luggage.

30. Towing
Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up properly and you have any necessary additional equipment. If gross trailer weight is above 5,000 lb (2,268 kg), it is necessary to use a weight-distributing hitch with sufficient capacity. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions and cautions from your trailer-hitch manufacturer and vehicle Owner's Manual. The maximum amount you can tow depends on the total weight of any cargo, occupants and available equipment.

31. Intelligent High Beams
The Intelligent High Beam headlamps can help improve vision at night. However, conditions such as a dirty windshield, rapidly changing light conditions or hilly terrain will limit effectiveness so the driver may need to manually change the high beams from on to off.

32. Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Do not rely exclusively on the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert System. There are limitations to the function, detection and range of the system. You should also look around outside your vehicle, over your shoulder and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance. For a complete list of limitations and directions, please see your Owner’s Manual.

33. Lane Departure Alert (LDA)
Lane Departure Alert: Lane Departure Alert is designed to read the lane markers under certain conditions, and provide visual and audible alerts when lane departure is detected. It is not a collision-avoidance system or a substitute for safe and attentive driving. Effectiveness depends on many factors. See Owner’s Manual for more information

34. Automatic High Beam (AHB)
Automatic high beam feature can help improve vision at night. However, conditions such as a dirty windshield, rapidly changing light conditions or hilly terrain will limit effectiveness so the driver may need to manually adjust the highbeams from on to off. Please see your Owner’s Manual for details.