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What you must know before buying the Lexus LS

Matthew Keegan
Contributing Editor - December 5, 2019
  • 2019 Lexus LS in stock; 2020s arriving
  • Cash: Up to $7,500 cash on 2019s
  • Financing: 0.0% APR for 60 months on 2019s
  • Lease: $699 per month for 36 months

Lexus' flagship sedan:

The current Lexus LS 500 is the latest version of the brand's flagship sedan. The LS boasts more luxury features than ever before; the F Sport variant offers loads of sporty flair for buyers.

Dealers still have the 2019s, which is a carryover with only slight changes. As for the 2020s, they're now arriving and are unchanged from last year.

The current offers are set to expire on January 2, 2020, and are part of the annual "December to Remember" seasonal sales drive. The examples listed here are available in the Western States.

Outstanding cash incentives:

You can find a $5,000 rebate on your choice of either the 2019 LS 500 or LS 500h. This offer is in lieu of promotional financing, but you may still find a standard financing rate that suits your needs. This is a strong offer, the best we've seen this year.

If you're a current Lexus owner, you can also claim a $2,500 loyalty bonus. Together with the rebate, your potential savings is $7,500, which is outstanding.

Choose a 2020 LS and Lexus offers $2,000 cash for all trims. There is no loyalty bonus, however.

The current financing offers:

You can finance a 2019 LS for 0.0-percent APR for 60 months. If you prefer a 72-month loan, the rate rises to 1.9 percent. These offers are strong. Ask your dealer to apply the loyalty cash incentive to your down payment, if eligible.

As for the 2020s, you'll find 2.9-percent APR for 60 months and 3.9-percent APR for 72 months.

An outstanding lease offer:

You won't find a lease offer on the 2020s yet, but there is one in place on the 2019s.

Choose the standard LS rear-wheel-drive model and pay $699 per month for 36 months with $3,999 due at signing. Your effective monthly cost is $810, which is $50 less than what we saw in October. This is the kind of offer we'd expect for a vehicle priced from $76,528.

Like other Lexus leases, this one supplies a 10,000-mile per year driving allowance.

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2020 Lexus LS Overview

Willis Kuelthau
Automotive Editor

What's New

The 2020 Lexus LS is riding high off a 2018 redesign and a couple strong sales years. It returns with only one major change: a new Inspiration Series edition, which adds a unique and eye-catching color combination to the base LS 500 trim. The LS is the third model in Lexus’s lineup to receive the treatment, following the LC coupe and the LX SUV.

Choosing Your Lexus LS

The Lexus LS is available in three varieties: LS 500, LS 500h, and LS 500 F Sport. Pricing starts at $76,475 including destination for the LS 500 and only rises to $82,475 for the LS 500 F Sport.

Engine Choices

The LS comes with two available powertrains. The LS 500 and LS 500 F Sport feature a traditional gas engine, an impressive 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6. The LS 500h hybrid keeps the V6 architecture, but drops the turbos and adds electric power for better fuel efficiency.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
3.4L Twin-Turbo V6416 hp442 lb-ft23 mpg
3.5L V6 Hybrid354 hp261 lb-ft28 mpg

The gas engine uses a 10-speed automatic transmission, while the LS 500h gets a nifty four-speed automatic designed for its hybrid powertrain. All trims come standard with rear-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available for $3,220 extra.

The hybrid is down on power compared to its twin-turbo stablemate, but that doesn’t mean it’s slow. The 500h hustles from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds, a half second slower than the LS 500. Given the substantial bump in fuel economy, that’s impressive.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The 2019 redesign stretched the LS’ wheelbase by more than in inch, resulting in a cavernous interior that seats five passengers in comfort. Lexus goes above and beyond to make occupants comfortable – an optional air suspension raises the car more than an inch to make ingress easier.

Cargo capacity is an impressive 16.95 cubic feet, which is excellent for the class and compares favorably against rivals like the Genesis G90 or Audi A8. The hybrid loses some capacity thanks to its batteries, but still manages 15.19 cubic feet.

Safety Features

The Lexus LS hasn’t been crash tested, but its safety résumé is impressive. A full suite of active safety tech comes on every car, which includes adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, road sign assist, and automatic high beams.

The optional Lexus Safety System Plus A package ($3,000) adds front cross-traffic alert, an active steering assist system, and lane change assist.


Every LS comes with a 12.3-inch infotainment screen running Lexus’s touchpad-based software. This system has gotten better over time, but it’s still a little clunky compared to the touchscreens of some competitors. If you’d rather not bother, the system is compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Echo.

LS 500 - From $76,475

Don’t let the LS 500 fool you: this is no ordinary base trim. Included with every LS 500 is leather upholstery, heated and power adjustable front seats, a power moonroof, and navigation. The wheels are 19-inch alloys, and the cabin comes with active electronic noise cancellation.

A host of packages can take the cabin to the next level, covering everything from four-zone climate control to exotic trim materials. If you prefer to ride in the back, the Executive Package ($17,100) will turn one chair into a shiatsu massage-capable throne with an ottoman, 22-way remote adjustment, and a four-zone climate concierge. The bundle also brings heated and ventilated front and rear outboard seats, butterfly power-retractable headrests, 28-way power front seats, and a 7.0-inch rear touchscreen.

Among the options, standouts include a panoramic glass roof ($1,000), the adaptive air suspension ($1,500), a 24-inch head-up display ($1,220), and a remarkable 23-speaker Mark Levinson sound system ($1,940).

The 2020 Signature Series is a version of the LS 500. It comes in a striking red-brown Lexus calls “Deep Garnet” with 20-inch black chrome wheels and a white leather interior. For those features, mirror-mounted puddle lights, and handcrafted glass interior trim, Lexus will charge you $22,215 over the standard car. The Signature Series will be limited to just 300 units in the U.S.

LS 500h - From $80,985

Commanding a $4,510 premium over the gas-powered LS 500, the LS 500h earns back the money at the gas pump. Other than its hybrid powertrain, it closely resembles the LS 500, sharing nearly identical packages and options.

For unknown reasons, the Executive Package on the hybrid is only available with elaborately patterned Kiriko glass, which is hand-pleated in geometric patterns on the interior door trim. The price? A cool $23,080.

LS 500 F Sport - From $82,475

The LS 500 F Sport is Lexus’s gesture toward performance, but it doesn’t add any power. The suspension does get a sharper tune, and the F Sport gains new drive modes for more spirited pilots.

But the LS is still a cruiser, and the F Sport is about aesthetics as much as anything else: 20-inch wheels, suede headliner, aluminum trim, and an exclusive gauge cluster.

If you’d like to double down, the Performance Package ($9,700) adds variable gear-ratio steering, active stabilization, and four-wheel steering.

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CarsDirect Tip

The 2020 Lexus LS 500 F Sport doesn’t fundamentally change this model's comfort-first persona. Instead, we’d stick with the hybrid, which combines sumptuous luxury with miserly fuel economy.

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