What's New for 2013:
- Restyled inside and out
- Modified suspension, steering and braking systems
- Re-engineered body structure
- F Sport package improves handling
- Safety and convenience features
The 2013 Lexus LS flagship luxury sedan receives a substantial makeover, although not a complete redesign. The 2013 LS lineup includes three models: LS 460, LS 460 L, and LS 600h L hybrid. The LS 460 L is an extended-wheelbase version with 5 extra inches of length, and the LS 600h L is a hybrid version of the extended-length model. All LS sedans feature the new Lexus spindle grille design and sharper overall lines for 2013. F Sport versions feature unique styling details and bigger wheels.Interior Features
Standard features for the 2013 Lexus LS include leather upholstery and wood trim, a new 12.3-inch color display screen, and a new Remote Touch controller. Additionally, the LS is equipped with a navigation system with real-time traffic information, power moonroof, and 10-speaker audio system with HD and satellite radio, iPod/USB connection, and Bluetooth audio streaming capability.Optional Features
The 2013 Lexus LS can be optioned with an F Sport package that contains cosmetic and mechanical upgrades designed to turn the LS into a sport sedan. Additionally, the LS can be outfitted with a new four-zone Lexus Climate Concierge system, Mark Levinson Reference Surround Audio system, and premium semi-aniline leather. An Executive Class Seating package with individual climate-controlled rear seats, Lexus Climate Concierge, and an entertainment system is also available.Under the Hood
A 4.6-liter V-8 engine generating 386 horsepower is standard for all LS 460 models. In models with all-wheel drive (AWD), the V-8 generates 360 horsepower. The LS 600h L has a hybrid powertrain pairing a 5.0-liter V-8 engine with two electric motors and Lithium-ion batteries. Together, the components produce 438 horsepower, and the LS 600h L can accelerate to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds, according to Lexus. All 2013 LS models have an 8-speed automatic transmission.Fuel Economy
Official fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 LS are unavailable as this overview is written.Safety
Standard Lexus Enform service automatically alerts authorities if the air bags deploy, and every LS is equipped with adaptive headlights, rain-sensing wipers, reversing camera, and park-assist sensors. The 2013 LS can be equipped with an Advanced Pre-Collision Safety with Driver Assist and Collision Avoidance Assist system, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning system, blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic monitor, and rear-seat side-impact air bags.
As this overview is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated the crashworthiness of the 2013 Lexus LS.