2018 Lexus LS Preview | Consumer Reports

  • Published on Jan 10, 2017
  • Lexus unveiled its new redesigned flagship sedan for 2018 at the Detroit Auto Show. The LS500 features new levels of luxury, technology and high-end features.

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Comments • 53

  • wholeNwon
    wholeNwon 8 months ago +2

    I switched from M-B to Lexus LS many years ago and will never return to the lower quality and deficient engineering of the German brands. However, I, personally, do not find the 2018 styling very appealing. I'd also be concerned about the durability of what must be a more highly-stressed engine.

  • Noah Pintar
    Noah Pintar 11 months ago

    Looks like a Nissan Maxima.

  • TruAgape1234
    TruAgape1234 Year ago +2

    Those wishing for v8, and all things petrol need to get with the times. Electric power is where it's at. Instant torque, no lag acceleration and impressively quick and quiet. I'd like to see that over any petrol engines.

    • Xiaochen Li
      Xiaochen Li 8 months ago

      The availability of charge station is still a major constraint, and won't see any acceleration without government incentive.
      Charge time could also limits its usability for people who need to do long travels (Especially trucks).
      On the enthusiasts side, battery weight is another constraint that limits it performance.
      So a full phase out of petro is still in distant future, but family sedan should see some rising of electric vehicles.

  • Theshadowcar
    Theshadowcar Year ago

    copy from bmw 7 series and 6 series and benz with audi.

    • zygote kid
      zygote kid 10 months ago +3


    • zygote kid
      zygote kid 10 months ago +5

      BMW and Mercedes have been trying to copy and duplicate the reliability of Lexus but each time they tried they failed miserable. The Mercedes S class from 2000 to 2006 is a perfect example. Mercedes tried to fix its reliability image but failed miserable as evidenced by the countless customers who complained about electronic and mechanical problems. Same story goes for BMW.

    • zygote kid
      zygote kid 10 months ago +1

      you're wrong. i do not see any similarities. there's nothing unique about any auto design nowadays. BMW has become more like Honda Accord. you are the super idiot. you only want to believe what you want to believe. now that's shitty.

    • Theshadowcar
      Theshadowcar 10 months ago +1

      Samson Okoro 100%🖒🖒🖒🖒

    • Samson Okoro
      Samson Okoro 10 months ago +1

      +Theshadowcar I understand bro, I am also talking about the interior. Nice one though, always good to have a healthy rational dialogue devoid of insults.

  • bighosre10
    bighosre10 Year ago +1


  • Roger
    Roger Year ago +1

    the grill has a hint of a samuri's face mask

  • Trail Blazer
    Trail Blazer Year ago

    Are the brakes still made out of milk jugs?

  • Ryushi Shiratori
    Ryushi Shiratori Year ago +4

    Looks good. Really like the coupe-like shape. Hopefully they will make a LS F with a twin turbo V8 at some point.

  • Nima Bahrehdar
    Nima Bahrehdar Year ago +11

    Gorgeous inside and out. Nice job

  • PussMag
    PussMag Year ago +2

    this is what i don't get,
    you would think it has 5.0 V8, as i was expecting, according to the badge, but no, V6 now
    LS500 has more weight, smaller engine, less power then GS F, yet 0-60mph same time, hmm

    • vidurc
      vidurc Year ago +1

      Gearing differences. The LS needs to perform upto a certain point. The GSF needs to have different gearing to get around.

  • Dis Murica
    Dis Murica Year ago +4

    Besides its reliability, lexus is ugly af

    • thái nguyen
      thái nguyen 7 months ago

      Dis Murica could you show me clearly the ugly point

    • zygote kid
      zygote kid 10 months ago


    • StingRay
      StingRay 10 months ago +1

      What if I told you that Lexus is elegant and other luxury brands like Mercedes Benz are flashy, showy, and have styles that are the douche-iest way to say "I'm richer than you"

  • Mr.Logic23
    Mr.Logic23 Year ago +1

    no v8 engine? no android auto or apple play compatibility? plus I think it is very ugly, because it looks like an oversized IS.
    however, the interior is impressive

  • Steven P
    Steven P Year ago

    I don't hate it as much as other Lexus designs -- not bad!

  • DD bhaha
    DD bhaha Year ago +1

    I really hate lexus's hideous design... WTF is that? a japanese crazy hair cut?

    • Smooth Operator
      Smooth Operator 10 months ago

      IamNOTyourFather NOT like you could afford it anyways...You do NOT own any Lexus products so I think you should NOT comment on their vehicles...Also I will NOT respond to you even if you reply so save your strength.

  • Tardisius
    Tardisius Year ago

    Could Lexus make it's front grill any BIGGER ???

    • cynot71
      cynot71 Year ago

      the barn doors are optional!

    • nickolas
      nickolas Year ago +1

      the one on the new LS is still too small i think =P

  • keri ellerbe
    keri ellerbe Year ago +3

    I like the design on the outside but not sold on the inside... Past Ls interiors were classy this seems to be more tech driven, either way it's nice!

    • Alanex Knight
      Alanex Knight Year ago +1

      keri ellerbe Cars are becoming modern and most of the cars now focus on technology

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  • smonkey001
    smonkey001 Year ago

    Hmm, no more v8. Is that a bimmer twin turbo v6?

    • DJ Wheat Car Reviews
      DJ Wheat Car Reviews Year ago +6

      smonkey001 I don't think so. That would make Lexus's reliability horrible.

  • 914050a
    914050a Year ago

    Why even open the hood when all there is to see is a plastic engine cover? I really like the dash though.

  • Saul Villalobos
    Saul Villalobos Year ago +20

    The new LS is just stunning. A great redesign, Lexus nailed it. 🔥👍

  • Mr Ol Skül
    Mr Ol Skül Year ago +1

    Man, talk about a bold move on Lexus's part. The new styling, although exciting and new, is sure to alienate the very demographic that made them a household name. Way to take a risk Lexus!

  • Ty John
    Ty John Year ago +19

    So beautiful car

  • mfmf100
    mfmf100 Year ago

    The interior trim and grill are interesting.

  • Double JJ
    Double JJ Year ago +2

    Beautiful!!! Coming from that hideous C-HR, gross! Glad I came here to refresh my taste.

  • Michael Dooby
    Michael Dooby Year ago +1

    This car is nice and all, but Lexus' touch pad in the center console is the most God awful thing I have ever experienced in a car. It's enough for me to avoid the brand.

    • FinestInstinct
      FinestInstinct Year ago +1

      Its also a touchscreen now. Problem solved.

    • vidurc
      vidurc Year ago

      I like it. At speed it's easy to use. Haven't had any issues.

    • Jake Root
      Jake Root Year ago

      I definitely agree with you, Michael. It's one thing if I'm buying a car for its sportiness/drive (a hot hatch with a manual, for example) -- I can easily overlook the infotainment system because I'm too engaged with the car already. But a big Lexus? The infotainment system is gonna be something that I use a lot, because it's one of the few things that I can interact with in the car, other than the pedals and steering wheel, and even that's limited due to self-driving capability. The last thing I want the infotainment system to be is frustrating. Even if I know how to use it, that weird pointer constantly over-shoots what I want I'm going for (and yes, I've driven my fair share of Lexus' lately). The screens are beautiful, but frankly, I'd rather cruise down the motorway in a bog-standard Audi with that virtual cockpit. It's just less frustrating to use.

    • Michael Dooby
      Michael Dooby Year ago

      I mean yeah, it's something you'd have to interact with every time you're in the car; my parents had a new NX as a loaner and I just couldn't get over how awful the touch pad feels. Have you ever used one? To me it just feels gimmicky and not well made at all, especially considering how well made the entire rest of the car actually is. Personally, I'd take a touch screen interface any day over that.

    • vidurc
      vidurc Year ago +2

      If that's all it takes to avoid an entire brand of vehicles and over shadow everything else that's a really specific point of irritation. Nothing that can be done really.