Available on every LS model, full-time all-wheel drive delivers engine power to all four wheels, and a TORSEN® limited-slip center differential efficiently distributes it between the front and rear axles, helping optimize traction, handling and control in a variety of driving conditions.
Numerous next-generation Lexus technologies work together for a unique approach to comfort and control. The Adaptive Variable Suspension features dampers that are continuously variable through 650 levels, allowing you to stiffen or soften the drive for enhanced response or comfort, based on your preferred drive mode. The all-new front and rear suspension supports were created from cast aluminum, drastically improving handling stability and allowing the driver to receive direct feedback through the steering wheel.
The 2018 LS shares a front-engine platform with the high-performance LC coupe. The all-new front-midship design delivers exceptional balance and allows for a lower overall height and driver position, enhancing handling thanks to a lower center of gravity. The result is sport-inspired stability, responsiveness and, ultimately, one of the most confident and engaging driving experiences we’ve ever created.
To achieve the finest passenger experience we’ve ever created, the available Executive Package offers two exceptional levels of refinement. In addition to generous rear legroom, Lexus Climate Concierge and butterfly headrests, the first level of refinement also features an extendable right-rear ottoman* and a class-leading rear-seat reclining angle, as well as heated and ventilated rear seats with a massager. While the second level of the package adds the breakthrough style of Kiriko glass and hand-pleated trim.
Connectivity isn’t just limited to the front row. To help you make the most of every indulgence, the available rear-seat passenger touchscreen enables you to manage the finest details—from individual climate zones to seven different massage settings.
Crafted with the finest materials, this stunning available steering wheel features a heating element that spans the entire circumference, for exceptional comfort regardless of hand position. Additionally, the steering wheel’s varied shape is thoughtfully designed to optimize grip.
The power trunk can be opened and closed using a button on the key fob, on the trunk lid and next to the steering wheel. For added convenience when your hands are full, the open/close function can be performed by waving your foot under the rear bumper.
Every Lexus is backed by a comprehensive warranty that should give you miles and miles of confidence. But in case you wanted to extend your peace of mind, you'll find a variety of plans available, including ones for longer-term care, one that covers accessories and another in the event of a total loss of your Lexus due to theft, fire or accident. Take a look below to learn more about your standard coverage, as well as additional coverage options.
This system is engineered to detect a vehicle or pedestrian in the path of your Lexus under certain conditions. Should the system detect a pedestrian or determine a frontal collision is imminent, it’s designed to activate an audible and visual alert while automatically preparing Brake Assist for increased braking response. If the driver does not brake in time, the system is designed to automatically begin braking before impact and, in some cases, can even brake the vehicle to a stop.
The available 24-inch full-color Heads-Up Display can project key information about your audio, speed, current gear and RPM onto the windshield. This display is not only one of the world’s largest, it’s also one of the first to connect with Pedestrian Alert and Front Cross-Traffic Alert to help warn you if a vehicle or pedestrian is on a trajectory to make an impact with the vehicle.
Four available high-resolution cameras mounted on the front, sides and rear of the vehicle give drivers a bird’s-eye view of the near environment. Moving View and See-Through View options create a composite image of the vehicle’s surroundings as on-screen guides help assist with parking and tight maneuvering.
To help you change lanes with confidence, the Blind Spot Monitor is designed to detect and warn you of vehicles approaching or positioned in the adjacent lanes. For added peace of mind, the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Braking system can help you when backing out of a parking space by notifying you of vehicles approaching from either side. And, if it senses a potential collision, the system can automatically brake your vehicle to a stop.