Hands On: 2018 Lexus LS500h

15 April 2018, Neil Parkhi


The Lexus LS is the most luxurious offering in the entire sedan lineup for Lexus. The LS has just now had a new refresh, with all new engines, an all new hybrid, and even better technologies.


Steering and Transmission
Steering Type Electric Assist, Rack and Pinion Power Steering
Transmission Type Continuous Variable Automatic
Front Suspension Type Independent Double Joint Multi-Link
Rear Suspension Type Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Features Stabilizer Bars, Coil Springs, Electronically Controlled Linear-Solenoid Shock Absorbers
Length (in, mm) 206.1in, 5235mm
Width (in, mm) 74.8in, 1900mm
Height (in, mm) 57.9in, 1471mm
Wheelbase (in, mm) 123.0in, 3124mm
Weight (lb, kg) 5027lb, 2280kg
Engine Specifications
Engine Type 3.5 litre 24 valve double overhead cam hybrid V6
Power (bhp, PS, kW) 295bhp, 299PS, 220kW @ 6600RPM
Torque (lb-ft, Nm) 257lb-ft, 358Nm @ 4900RPM
0-60 mph (0-97 kmph) 5.1 seconds
Top Speed (mph, kmph) 136 mph, 219 kmph
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Fuel Tank Size (gal, L) 22.2 gallons, 84L
Fuel Type (AKI, RON) 91 Octane/AKI Petrol (95 RON)
City Fuel Economy (mpg, kmpL) 23mpg, 10kmpL
City Fuel Economy (mpg, kmpL) 31mpg, 13kmpL
Cargo Specifications
Cargo Space (ft3, L) 15.2ft3, 430L
Max. Cargo Space (ft3, L) 15.2ft3, 430L

Video Reviews