The fifth-generation Lexus LS 500 receives a series of mid-life updates for the 2021 model year. Exterior changes were kept to a minimum, focusing mainly on the addition of 3-projector LED headlamps, a tweaked spindle grille, new taillights, and Piano Black trim in place of last year's chrome.
The interior also remains largely untouched, though there are a few exceptions. These include a new high-resolution display for the rearview mirror, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and a new 12.3-inch touchscreen multimedia display. Lexus has also improved the seats with additional padding.
Under the hood, the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 remains, though it now has better torque response. Gear shift times have also been increased. Peak outputs remain at 416 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque.
Pricing begins at $76,000 for the LS 500 in RWD guise and goes up to $79,250 for the AWD version. The F Sport RWD costs $79,600 and the F Sport AWD carries a price tag of $82,850. These models will arrive at dealers towards the end of November 2020.